You may have seen other May the Fourth Star Wars Themed Weddings, you may have even snuck a Sheetz Run into your wedding day plans, but you haven’t seen anything like this one! Normally, light sabers and Mac n’ cheese bites don’t necessarily go together, and they certainly aren’t a normal wedding day accessory, but Sam and JJ were unapologetically themselves this past Star Wars weekend when they infused light sabers with their love of apps and Galliker’s tea and pulled off a delightfully unique start to their forever!
We hit 4 different towns in 10 hours, and the force was definitely with us to get everything done and running smoothly all day! The day started in the Hilton Garden Inn where the girls got ready, then we ended up in Homer City for the ceremony! The beautiful church with stunning stained glass was a perfect place for the I-do’s (and the “I love you…. I know’s”). After that, we were off to Blairsville to the Pine Ridge park for some epic light saber battles and some snuggling under the flowering dogwoods.
Then of course the Sheetz run! These Sheetz Freaks (and their entire bridal party!) were great sports to stop at the Blairsville store off of route 22 and grab some one-of-a-kind wedding photos! We snuggled up by the Soda Cave, kissed by the MTO touch screens, and celebrated a surprise double order of Mac-n-cheese bites by the smoothiez signs outside! Once these freakz got their fill, we were off to Portage for their Star Wars themed reception! There, guests enjoyed tasteful black and gold decor (shoutout, Pittsburgh Steelers!) and an epic Star Wars themed processional, cake topper, sweetheart table, and photo booth!
Enjoy the highlights, you will, from this perfectly “Martin” day! Sam and JJ, thank you for becoming such great friends and for trusting me to capture such amazing, unique, vibrant personalities!
The Vendor Team:
Gown: Essence of Australia - Tamzen’s Bridal (Carlisle, PA)
Bridesmaid Attire: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear
Rings: Littman’s Jewlers
Hair: Paige Walter
Makeup: Beauty by Bethy Mae
Photography: Jill Gearhart Photography
Videography: Bridge Perspective
Photo Booth: BOOTH222
Cake: JMP Cake Designs
Caterer: Remini Catering
Florals: Clear Spring High School Agricultural Department
Venue: The Royal Ballroom, Portage
Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn, Indiana