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Lauren Elaine Bridal: RECEPTION COLLECTION LOOKBOOK

FROCK ON!  Presenting the inaugural lookbook for the Reception Collection by Lauren Elaine Bridal! Curated especially for destination weddings, elopements, wedding receptions and rehearsals, the Reception Collection offers a variety of fete-worthy retro-feel frocks in tea length silhouettes and unique fabrications, including Ombre tulle and 3-D lace flowers.  To highlight the Reception Collection’s fun and retro mood, we headed to the bright lights of Las Vegas, NV.  View the behind-the-scenes video from the shoot here.  And shop all of the styles from the ‘Reception Collection’ at Lauren-ElaineDesigns.com.

Enjoy! – LE

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Frocking out the New Year with the Reception Collection!

Tomorrow’s the day! We can’t wait to release the new ‘Reception Collection’ from Lauren Elaine Bridal!  Be sure to visit the Lauren Elaine Official Site tomorrow morning, at 9:30amPST, for the launch of the new collection and 27 page lookbook! If you subscribe to our newsletter,  (or if you’re already subscribed) you’ll also be receiving a special promo code good towards any ‘Reception Collection’ style, for a limited time!

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About the Reception Collection: We’ve created this collection in direct response to a growing demand for non-traditional wedding gowns. Whether it’s a dress for the first dance at a wedding reception, or a dress for the bride who’s opted for a civil ceremony, weddings and related celebrations come in all varieties, and we really wanted to embrace that.  Many brides don’t want to wear the same dress they wore for their ceremony. The reception is all about the celebration. It’s a party! And the ‘Reception Collection’ offers bridal dresses that are fun to wear, and are perfect for the post-nuptials festivities. The femininity and overall prettiness of 1950’s silhouettes have always been a favorite of mine. I wanted to capture that lady-like elegance in the ‘Reception Collection,’ while keeping the looks wearable and flattering on all shapes and sizes.

Along with the easy-to-wear A-line shapes and tea-length hemlines, the ‘Reception Collection’ boasts lady-like charm with luxurious textures and details usually reserved for gowns of higher price points– and lady-like names for each of the four initial styles: the “Priscilla”, the “Shirley”, the “Lana,” and the “Margaret.”  The “Shirley” features a signature ombre tulle skirt and bodice, available in 3 colors (Blushing, Mint-to-Be, and Something Blue.)  Swarovski crystals and three-dimensional embroidered flowers pepper the cropper-mermaid silhouette of the “Margaret,” with French corded lace and satin adorning the more classic “Priscilla” and “Lana” styles.

Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter at Lauren Elaine Online and look for the launch of the Reception Collection tomorrow!

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TREND TUESDAY: Oversized Bows

Today’s trend: Oversize Bows. As seen on the cover and inside the current issue of Brides Magazine, oversized bows are having a moment.  Not only do they add a punch of unexpected drama with the right placement, but if you select a gown featuring a self-tying bow, like the Lauren Elaine Briarleigh, you can create the shape and look you prefer –from big and voluminous to loose and draped.

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TREND TUESDAY: 3-D Flowers

In the spirit of the New Year, we’re introducing new weekly themes to the blog! Today, I’m happy to be kicking off ‘Trend Tuesday’ - a weekly post highlighting timely trends in bridal fashion.

Today’s trend: 3-D Flowers. As seen in the current issue of Brides Magazine, currently on newsstands, up the luxe in your bridal look with textured flowers. Whether on the neckline, hemline, or even added to a veil or headpiece, texture is always exciting and decadent, and lace flowers keep the effect feminine and touchable.

Many of the newest Lauren Elaine Bridal gowns are peppered with our signature, 3-D french corded lace hand embroidered flowers – including the new Gardenia, Aurelia, Ivy, Aurora, and even the soon-to-be released Margaret dress from the upcoming “Reception Collection.” Lauren Elaine Bridal Brides Magazine Review

If you’re keeping your gown look sleek but want a pop of floral, experiment with a textured hair accessory like the “Empress” headpiece (available by special order, salesrep@lauren-elainedesigns.com, see below.)

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LOTUS: Mini-Lookbook

Shimmer in the iridescent beauty of cascading tulle and horsehair petals over the sumptuous ball gown silhouette of the Lotus gown by Lauren Elaine Bridal. SHOP LOTUS here.

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SHOP LOTUS HERE.

(Model: Sabyr Omens |  Photography & Post by ULE Digital )

GARDENIA: Mini-Lookbook

Bloom in the delicate, hand-crafted beauty and charm of the feminine Gardenia gown from Lauren Elaine Bridal. SHOP GARDENIA here.

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SHOP GARDENIA HERE.

(Model: Jessica Minter |  Photography & Post by ULE Digital )

AURELIA: Mini Lookbook

Entrance with a heavenly vision of tulle and French lace in the dramatic mermaid-silhouetted “Aurelia” gown from Lauren Elaine Bridal.  SHOP AURELIA here.

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SHOP AURELIA HERE.

(Model: Sabyr Omens |  Photography & Post by ULE Digital )

All Bridal’s Eve: October 28th, 2014

‘All Bridal’s Eve’ is now closing out the LA Fashion Week festivities on the 28th of October. We’re summoning our corpse brides for a fashion filled evening with a haunting twist.  Read more about the event  here.  Press/Blogger/Industry invite requests to info@lauren-elainedesigns.com.

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AURORA: Mini Lookbook

Reign in this regal gown of billowing chiffon, handcrafted french lace floral embroidery, and sweeping one-shoulder silhouette. SHOP AURORA here.

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(Model: Jessica Minter | Photographed by ULE Digital )

Lauren Elaine Bridal On Location: Video Clips

Throughout August, we’ve been busy photographing new Lauren Elaine Bridal collection gowns.  While the details and silhouettes of each gown are shown in the mini-lookbooks, sometimes the magic and movement of each gown is best captured with a video.  Here’s a look at a handful of video teasers from some our recent photoshoots – featuring the newly released Lauren Elaine Bridal styles. We’ll be adding more throughout September, as well as runway clips of each gown to Lauren Elaine Bridal Online shortly!

AURORA (Coming soon…)

BRIARLEIGH

ANASTASIA

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