This Bride Wanted An Elegant Wedding Complete With Star Wars Touches

This post was originally published on June 2, 2015.
We think themed weddings kinda get a bad rap these days. And that’s precisely why, when we see a themed wedding done totally right, we get pretty excited about it! Jennifer and Joshua threw an amazing, Star Wars-inspired celebration at loftSeven Los Angeles. The beautifully modern space, with views overlooking the skyline, was a blank canvas — perfect for a DIY wedding with refined details and plenty of quirky Star Wars touches. Which, by the way, were Jennifer’s choice, not Joshua’s!

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The couple set out planning with the idea that their wedding would be intimate, fun, and a reflection of who they were. They aimed to create an atmosphere that was whimsical, romantic, and modern. Because she's a lifelong Star Wars fan, Jennifer says, she "knew I had to incorporate my fandom into some of the wedding details. The cherry on top for both of us was getting Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion to be a part of the wedding. It was an absolute dream come true!"

Click on through to see for yourself how the couple managed to pull off this elegant yet unexpected themed wedding.
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J wore a SUPER fun Star Wars belt for the reception.
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Wedding dress: Hayley Paige from Blush Bridal Couture in Tustin. Star Wars-inspired belt handmade by the bride. Hairpieces: Be Something New. Shoes: Menbur.
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Bridesmaid dress: Amsale. Hair: Sabrina Skinner. Makeup: Melissa Soriano. Flower-girls' dresses: Red Carpet Tutus. Belts: handmade by the bride.
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Stormtroopers: Mark Edwards & Michael Bender of the 501st Legion.
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Groom's suit: Hugo Boss.
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The photographer, Cacá Santoro, commented on the role of the Stormtroopers: "Guests were greeted by two Stormtroopers upon arrival, who also escorted the bride up to the entrance of the aisle and guarded the entire ceremony; the Stormtroopers also escorted the bride and groom during their portrait session on the streets of downtown L.A. (which was quite a fun experience) — and again at their grand entrance at the reception."
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Officiant: Reverend Dr. Roché Vermaak, PhD, from the Brentwood Presbyterian Church.
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Additional Star Wars-inspired details were spread throughout the reception: table names, coasters, the cake, J + J’s chair decorations, and lightsabers on the dance floor!

Florals: Primary Petals. Table centerpieces made by Barbara Busch (mother of the groom).
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Paper goods and coasters: MaeMae & Co. Catering and bar: Chris Brugler Catering.
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Keeping a sense of elegance was key. When you throw a themed wedding with kitsch, including a lot of pretty elements is the way to go!

Rentals: Premiere Party Rents, Yeah! Rentals.
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Venue: loftSeven. Event planner: Stephanie Estes Events. Music: Naples Chamber Ensembles, Joaquin Romero. Photobooth: Snap Yourself! Lighting: Images By Lighting.

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