Category: Backstage Pass

Love like a Wildfire: Inspiration for 2018

Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine sketches her 2018 "Widlfire" collection.

Like a spark that becomes a unstoppable blaze, love is as powerful and untamable as a Wildfire.  And for  2018, I’m inspired by the strength, colors, and symbolism of wildfires.  In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing a brand new mini “Wildfire” collection.   Featuring glistening, ombré feathered tulle skirts with faint hints of gold,

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“See” Shells: Destination Beach Wedding Dress Inspiration

Shell Beach inspires Destination Beach Wedding Gown by Lauren Elaine

Once upon a time, while “annual honeymooning” in the West Indies, I became shipwrecked on a treasure-filled island formally known as Saint Barthélemy (hereby know as St. Barts)  – — and it served up major destination design inspiration! If Monte Carlo and Capri had a baby, it would be St. Barts.  It’s a first class,

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A Lauren Elaine Bridal ‘Midsummer’s August Sale’ in Los Angeles

Lauren Elaine Bridal's Midsummer's August Sale at the Lauren Elaine Bridal Salon in Los angeles

Summer’s still in full swing here in California,  so we’re heating things up with a ‘Midsummer’s Sale’ event at the Lauren Elaine Flagship Bridal Salon in Los Angeles, through August!  Book an appointment and receive exclusive, once-a-year savings when you say ‘yes’ to your Lauren Elaine dream dress! And be the first to fit our brand new

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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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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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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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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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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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A Belvoir Mother’s Day Giveaway

Lauren Elaine Belvoir luxury lemonade giveaway

When life gives you lemons….make gourmet lemonade! Or at least, win some! In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re partnering with Belvoir Fruit Farms to giveaway a special gift box of Belvoir sparkling luxury lemonades!  I’ve always been partial to anything with elderflower in the ingredients, but Belvoir’s Elderflower Pressé and Elderflower Rosé lemonades are next

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INSIDE STYLE HOUSE ATX

designer lauren elaine inside the pop up lauren elaine style house trunk show in austin texas

This week we’re in Austin, TX hosting a week-long trunk show event at our pop-up Style House ATX!  Our newest arrivals are here, including our “Prismatic Planet” mini collection of sequin beauties – as well as our classic favorites!  Texas Bride’s enjoy all the same perks offered at our Los Angeles flagship Style House location–as

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