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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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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.

 

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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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

Olga’s Enchanted Evening Wedding in Athens, Greece

I LOVE receiving images from our lovely brides from around the world! It’s always so inspiring to see how different cultures and countries celebrate weddings and traditions.  Needless to say,  I was thrilled to receive these images from beautiful bride Olga and her new husband Dimosthenis–from their magical May ceremony in Athens, Greece.  For her wedding, Olga chose our “Briarleigh” gown. When designing the whimsical “Briarleigh”, I imagined a bride tying the knot in an enchanted forest, or rustic stone castle or cathedral- and Olga did both!  Saying ‘I do’ in a ceremony that married Old World traditions with New World flair, Olga and Dimosthenis started their ‘happily ever after’ with a celebration to remember!

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Joy’s Castle Wedding at Cap Cana

 Once upon a time, in a land far far away, bride Joy said “I do” to fiance Stephen in a breathtaking castle overlooking the sea…

Today, I’m so excited to share this romantic look at Joy’s fairytale-worthy May wedding at the Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic- and her custom “Lotus” gown!  From the rustic stone walls, to the dreamy castle staircases, this enchanting location was made for a tulle ball gown – and I can’t stop swooning over the amazing images of Joy and her “Lotus” as captured by photographer Jay Melilli.  And for the icing on the cake, Joy went with something red (my favorite!) – a pair of the most gorgeous scarlett-hued heels.  May they live ‘happily ever after!’

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THEODORA: Mini Lookbook

Embrace the exotic with the ethereal “Theodora” gown from Lauren Elaine Bridal. Decadent pearl-beaded lace and hand-crafted ruffles adorn an otherworldy A-line silhouette of luxurious draped chiffon. SHOP THEODORA here.

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SHOP THEODORA HERE.

Model: Sabyr Omens | Photography: ULE Digital

 

MONARCH: Mini-Lookbook

Flourish in the regal beauty of textured floral lace and cascading feathered tulle of the Monarch gown by Lauren Elaine Bridal.  SHOP MONARCH here.

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SHOP MONARCH HERE.

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

 

 

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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American Girl, American Made

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of our Style House here in Los Angeles. I can’t believe it’s been one year already- it seemed like we were still under construction only a few months ago.  Crazy enough, it’s also a little over one year since I launched the Lauren Elaine Bridal line. And since launching the bridal line, so much has changed.  While it’s fun to reflect on the journey, I’m always planning for the future.  And no matter how much we expand in order to accommodate new lines and ventures, there’s one thing that’s never changed:  the Lauren Elaine brand is 100% made in the USA.

Being American-made has always been important to me. At first it was more a matter of necessity. As a new designer, the thought of manufacturing overseas   was overwhelming. But as we’ve expanded, we’ve kept everything made right here in the USA.  Not only does being ‘made in the USA’ ensure exceptional quality control, but it keeps jobs here in the US. Sadly, many manufacturers abroad exploit laborers (and often children) who work exhausting days for  mere pennies.  I want to feel good about what I sell, and no amount of profit should come at the expense and unfair treatment of others.

Being American is part of my identity.  Sure- I love to travel and experience new cultures and places around the world – but America is where I call ‘home.’  Living in California inspires me as a Designer, and I believe in keeping production and the creation of my designs as close to home, and my inspiration, as possible.

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Questions/comments, message me HERE.  For more info about Lauren Elaine Bridal and Brand, visit the Official Site

Photographed by ULE Digital.