Living in Southern California, there’s no shortage of breathtaking and beautiful places to capture our gowns. When photographing each of our gowns, I always try to select a location that highlights a gown’s special beauty, and captures the feeling you’ll have when wearing that gown. “Elysian” is out of this world. And she needed an out-of-this-world location to capture her powerful and dramatic spirit, but also showcase her delicate and ethereal details. I knew I had to shoot this beauty somewhere special. And there’s no place quite like El Mirage.
If this location looks familiar, that’s because you’ve likely seen this ancient dry lake bed in countless movies and music videos. Before I designed bridal, we lensed our Spring/Summer Black Label campaign film series here (take a look .) It’s an otherworldly place, and it’s surreal landscape and wide open sky felt right at home paired with “Elysian.”
Sparkling and show-stopping, “Elysian” by Lauren Elaine is a satin mermaid fit-and-flare silhouette with sparkle nude illusion lace open back and form-fit body with lingerie-inspired spaghetti straps. Dramatic feathered tulle skirt features exquisite sparkle lace horsehair hem details and full detachable cathedral train. Here’s the full lookbook, shot on location, in the elements, at El Mirage.
And check our previous El Mirage video series below!