Category: Adventures

ONCE UPON A SEAM: In Love and Fashion | 10 year Anniversary

Lauren Elaine In Love and Fashion Once Upon A Seams Video

10 years ago, I fell madly in love with my best friend.  I also fell in love with Fashion…and together, we embarked on one crazy adventure. And what a journey it’s been. To celebrate our 10 years in love and fashion, I’m sharing this special episode of ‘Once Upon a Seam.’  It’s a look back

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In Love and Fashion: Happy Valentine’s Day

Western fashion editorial at Red Rock Canyon with Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine

Nothing in the world compares to being in Love. And nothing makes me happier than celebrating that Love.  I’m grateful to get to celebrate Love on a daily basis, and be a part of each bride’s love story as they plan their wedding.  It’s an honor and a pleasure, and in February, it hits even

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Destination Inspiration: Vasquez Rocks + “Zephyr” Gown Sneak Peek

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores Vasquez Rocks with her Golden Retriever "Mojave"

As I mentioned in my last location feature post with “Elysian”, there’s no shortage of beautiful locations and backdrops in California. Whether for a photoshoot, elopement, or even a wedding, some of California’s most mesmerizing settings are right in LA’s backyard.  And with my curious little sidekick (Mojave is now almost 5 months old!), exploring

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Elysian: Lookbook + On Location

Lauren Elaine Elysian gown lookbook cover

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

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Home for the Holidays at Castle Vista

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine shares a look at her home, Castle Vista, decorated for the Holidays.

‘Tis the season to deck the halls! And this year,  we’re celebrating our first Christmas in a new home, with a new puppy, and hosting family and friends for the Holidays — so I’ve gone all out!  We’ve been living in a construction war zone since moving into Castle Vista earlier this year and tackling

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Fairytale Beginnings at Castle Vista

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine shares a look at her new home, Castle Vista.

I’ve recently embarked on a new adventure. An adventure filled with inspiration, creativity, and a new outlet for my passion for design.  It’s a new adventure that definitely falls under the category of #SoMuchMoreThanOneDay, and something I hope to share with my husband and family for a long time to come. Much like a wedding,

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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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Red Rock Retreat

Designer Lauren Elaine explores Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona wearing bohemian Free People Desert Wind's maxi dress with navajo print.

I’ve had a lifelong love affair with Sedona.  My love for this magical desert playground never wanes… so much so that even rides on Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland (supposedly inspired by Walt’s love of Sedona’s iconic landscapes) have me dreaming up return trips.   So, when planning a quick little R&R retreat with my husband,

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Sneak Peek: Alyssa’s Royal California Wedding

This special “sneak peek” edition of “Once Upon a Seam with Designer Lauren Elaine” highlights the making of Alyssa Campanella’s royal-inspired custom Lauren Elaine wedding gowns. Look for the full “Once Upon A Seam” episode coming this summer, and be sure to pick up the Fall 2016 issue of ‘The Knot’ magazine to see more

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ONCE UPON A SEAM, The Series: New Orleans

Once Upon A Seam with Designer Lauren Elaine. Episode 1, New Orleans and Lauren Elaine Bridal

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

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