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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.

 

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.

 

We’re Expanding: Lauren Elaine Style House

We’re so excited to announce that we’re expanding! This November, the Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles will be opening at a brand new location!  Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Bridal Salons

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.

 

Janna’s Custom “Cambria” Anniversary

Two years ago today, a very special gown debuted down the aisle in Morro Bay, CA. Later named the “Cambria,” (after the beautiful beach town nearby),  and now one of our most popular styles — this chiffon and horsehair beauty was actually custom designed from start-to-finish for my now sister-in-law, Janna.  While I’ve shared a handful of images of Janna’s custom-designed rehearsal dinner dress, today I’m excited to share a very special look at Janna’s “Cambria” gown- in honor of her two year wedding anniversary!   While it’s always such an honor to work with a bride and design the gown of her dreams for her wedding day, being able to create something special for family was a particularly rewarding experience.

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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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Inspiring Parks: Pt. 1

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods…”

Nothing is more inspiring than Nature.  I’ve lost hours to google,  constantly on the hunt for interesting and inspiring photoshoot locations and scenery, and beautiful new places to discover.  In February, I explored 5 national parks throughout California, ranging from prehistoric lakes to alpine forests.  I kicked off a month of exploration in a place close to home–Angeles National Forest.  While not exactly a new destination for me (see Sunday Safari), it’s landscape is vast and changes dramatically from one mile to the next. With a picnic in tow, I explored the eastern range of the mountains, complete with towering pines and rustic bridges in golden afternoon light.  A perfect spot if I ever choose to revisit our ‘Little Red Riding Hood‘ campaign.

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Basking in an extra hour of daylight. #behindtheseams #thegreatoutdoors #californialove #laurenelaine

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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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Model: Sabyr Omens | Photography: ULE Digital

 

CAMELLIA: Mini Lookbook

Get swept away in the romantic “Camellia” gown by Lauren Elaine Bridal. Layers of chiffon, textured 3D floral lace embroidery, pearl detailing, and a plunging illusion back enchant on an exquisite A-line silhouette.  SHOP CAMELLIA here.

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Model: Sabyr Omens | Photography: ULE Digital

BRIAR ROSE: Mini Lookbook

Flourish in the whimsical beauty of scalloped lace, tulle, and flowing chiffon of the Briar Rose gown by Lauren Elaine Bridal.  SHOP BRIAR ROSE here.

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SHOP BRIAR ROSE HERE.

Model: Sabyr Omens

Photography:

ULE Digital: Cover and Pages 1, 2, 3 (left), 5 (left), & 6

KEE Moments Photography: Pages 3(right), 4, & 5 (right)