Once Upon A Seam with Designer Lauren Elaine. Episode 1, New Orleans and Lauren Elaine Bridal

ONCE UPON A SEAM, The Series: New Orleans

For 2016, we’re excited to present Once Upon a Seam: The Series.  “Once Upon A Seam” highlights the inspirations and stories behind each Lauren Elaine gown and collection. In this premiere episode,  join me in New Orleans as I share an inside look at the importance of location and authenticity for each and every Bridal gown photo shoot, as well as my inspiration in choosing the Big Easy as the setting for our “Elise” and “Cosette” gowns. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel for all of our future episodes.

 

Cover Feature: Lauren Elaine in WedAz Magazine

Now on newsstands:  Pick up a copy of WedAz Magazine’s latest Spring Issue, featuring Lauren Elaine Bridal on the cover, and an inside 9 page editorial spread!  Shot at the historic Monroe Street Abbey in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, this gorgeous editorial features the Lauren Elaine Aurelia and Isla gown styles, as photographed by Phyllis Lane.

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ELISE: Mini-Lookbook

Twirl in the opulent beauty of “Elise.”  Petals of horsehair trimmed chiffon cascade under a bodice of alencon French lace and exquisite lace illusion sleeves, with a dramatic open back. Shop ELISE here.

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SHOP ELISE HERE.

Model: Emily Conway |  Makeup: Rockey Tucker | Photography: ULE Digital

Lauren Elaine Style House: Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the new Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles, and cheers to 2016! Here’s a look at our new location, all dressed up for the season!

Visit the Lauren Elaine Style House in 2016: Ranked by ‘The Knot’ as a “Best of Weddings” brand pick for 2016, and catering to each and every bride’s visit, the Lauren Elaine Style House offers the luxury of a private one-on-one bridal experience for the bride and her bridal party, with relaxed and individualized attention.  The Lauren Elaine Style House is open by Appointment Only. To Schedule an appointment at our new location, please use our “Book an Appointment” form.

 

The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2016

We’re beyond excited to announce that we’ve been named a ‘Best of Weddings’ 2016 brand by The Knot! A HUGE thanks to all of our wonderful brides who have rocked Lauren Elaine and shared their special day with us! We LOVE our brides, and can’t wait to see how 2016 unfolds!

 We’ve also added a new section to our website devoted to all of our gorgeous brides!  We LOVE receiving pics! Send us yours to info@lauren-elainedesigns.com OR tag @LaurenElaineLED / @LaurenElaineBridal on Instagram!

Karen’s Wisteria in Paradise

From barefoot on the beach elopements, to rustic ceremonies in the French countryside, our brides tie the knot in some pretty amazing and inspiring locations.  In November, bride Karen walked down the aisle in gorgeous Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  And not to be outdone amidst breathtaking views of the Pacific and ornate Spanish architecture, Karen looked every part the show-stopping bride in a our “Wisteria” gown.  Customized with a draped pearl back, Karen’s “Wisteria” complimented her vibrant, exotic destination and festive bridal party exquisitely. Here’s a blissful look at Karen’s ‘happily ever-after’ in a south of the border Paradise.

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Renata’s Summer Seaside Wedding in Spain

Effortless and elegant. These two words perfectly sum up Renata and Alberto’s stylish July 11th nuptials in Valencia, Spain. For their modern-day fairytale love story, this stunning couple tied the knot against a romantic backdrop of the sea and sails. Renata channeled a modern-day princess in her “Peyton” gown, styled with a chic oversized tulle bow sash.  When designing the “Peyton” gown, I wanted to create a ball gown with an appropriate amount of drama, but one that still offered a balance in being effortless and easy to wear to almost any destination wedding.  Renata’s “Peyton” paired so perfectly with her locations- from sand to city harbor, and this collection of images, photographed by Jessica Marasovic, capture the chic spirit and ease of Renata and Alberto’s wedding flawlessly.  This love story is nothing short of splendid!

 

ORIANA: Mini-Lookbook

Ravish in the decadent drama of the “Oriana” gown by Lauren Elaine. Luxurious lace and layers of tulle craft a stunning hourglass mermaid silhouette with a dramatic open back dripping in pearls and lace floral detailing. Shop ORIANA here.

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SHOP ORIANA HERE.

Model: Hannah Fowler-Kimsey | Photography: ULE Digital

Windy’s One-of-a-Kind Anastasia

I love it when brides decide to customize their wedding look. Whether it’s a small modification on a collection gown, or an entirely custom design – every bride’s vision is different, and we love to accommodate imagination.  I was thrilled to receive these wonderful images from Bride Windy’s recent wedding, featuring a customized “Anastasia” gown.  For her look, Windy wanted volume. She took inspiration from our “Aurelia” gown, and added a fuller skirt, complete with detachable train, to a sparkling “Anastasia” gown body.  She also customized the bodice, and topped off her vision with some drop-dead gorgeous styling (look at that veil!).  Her entire look is angelic and glamorous at the same time – and in perfect harmony with her vibrant bridal party.   Photographed by Adrian de Los Santos,  here’s a bright, joy-filled look at Windy’s wonderful wedding.




Danielle’s Dazzling Custom Aurelia

Intimate, timeless, and serene – garden weddings are always a favorite of mine.  In September, radiant bride Danielle tied the knot at the magical Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga– the ultimate secret garden wedding venue. For her gown, Danielle wanted something elegant and vintage-y, while still feeling modern and unique.  Pairing perfectly with her location, Danielle wore an “Aurelia” gown, customized just for her with sparkling Swarovski crystals and ivory pearls along the neckline, bodice, and thigh line.  I loved working with Danielle to create her dream dress and something truly one-of-a-kind, and I was thrilled to receive this dreamy collection of images.  Styled to perfection, Danielle looks every part the dazzling bride.

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