Author: LaurenElaine

Atomic Beach: Annual Honeymoon-ing in Saint John

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores St John's Oppenheimer Beach and tire swing

Somewhere along the North Shore of the US Virgin Island of Saint John,  is one of the most beautiful beaches you’ve probably never heard of. Since tying the knot in 2013, an ‘annual honeymoon’ is something my husband and I try to plan each year, to treat ourselves and celebrate our marriage.  Call it a

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Indulging in Afternoon Tea at the Langham

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine explores the Langham Huntington Pasadena in California

I’m a coffee person.  My days don’t start without it…and my afternoons (and sometimes even evenings) end with it.  I may be addicted, but it’s my drug of choice.  That being said, I’ve always shied away from the idea of  Afternoon Tea service.  But a few years ago, I realized the error of my ways.

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Harmony’s Modern Southern Charm in Arabelle

Lafayette Louisiana Wedding for bride Harmony in lauren elaine arabelle gown bridal portraits

Mixing classic Southern style with a generous dose of modern cool,  Harmony and Brent tied the knot at Le Pavillon in Lafayette, Louisiana with polish and panache.  A chic nod to their wedding’s vintage-inspired ambiance, Bride Harmony chose a soft ivory lace Lauren Elaine “Arabelle” gown, complete with matching cathedral veil and blusher for her

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What’s in a Name: Horsehair Braid

Los Angeles Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine poses at the LA Equestrian Center's Horse Show Arena

I love a big skirt. From mermaids to ball gowns, a wedding is once-in-a-lifetime event, and something that deserves once-in-a-lifetime drama.  But because we’re not living in the 1800s anymore and hoop skirts just feel too contrived, we use a little magic something called “horsehair” to create the volume of bridal dreams in many of

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My Mayberry: Exploring Los Olivos

Los Angeles Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores Los Olivos, California

I’ll admit, I’ve never actually watched a full episode of the Andy Griffith Show. But– the idea of “Mayberry” – the iconic fictional location of the series, an idyllic American small town – immediately comes to mind when visiting Los Olivos, CA– and for all the best reasons. Now, that’s not without warrant (it actually WAS

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Red, White, and Something Blue

Portrait of Los Angeles Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine

Something old…something new…something borrowed…something red, white, and blue! The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. While I love exploring this great big world, I’m first and foremost…an American girl. Like weddings, the Fourth of July is steeped in history and traditions (fireworks anyone?)–and celebrating traditions and history makes everything that more special.

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So Much More Than One Day

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine of Once Upon A Seam blog explores the Foxen Canyon Wine trail of Los Olivos central coast wine country

A wedding represents so much more than one day. Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of this with all of the planning and preparation that goes into the event itself.  From huge affairs, to intimate elopements, and even courthouse nuptials — a wedding represents the start of a new life chapter.  A new road to

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June, Unveiled.

Visit the best los angeles bridal salon in june for a complimentary custom veil - lauren elaine style house

We’re excited to announce our June event at our flagship Los Angeles Style House Salon, “June Unveiled.” From June 15th-30th, receive a complimentary custom Lauren Elaine veil when you say ‘YES’ to your Lauren Elaine dream dress.  Custom Lauren Elaine veils are not only custom color-matched to your specific Lauren Elaine gown, but you’ll have

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LAUREN ELAINE X SEQUINS

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine shares her Prismatic Planet Bridal Fashion Week Collection at Desert X in Palm Springs

“So cool.”  😉   Sequins are fun. And so was the making of this video.  So, today I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the “Prismatic Planet” bridal collection and “Scarlet by Lauren Elaine” red carpet collection featuring a handful of sequin showstoppers.  Set against the epic backdrop of the Southern California Mojave Desert, these beauties

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