Category: Best Of Fashion

Mermaids out of Water!

Bride Hannah wears her Lauren Elaine Oriana mermaid wedding dress in Germany

Mermaid’s don’t just belong in the Sea! So today, I’m sharing some of my favorite real-life mermaid brides (who haven’t yet been featured on the blog!) –out-of-water! From destination beach ceremonies, to the most formal cathedral nuptials, this silhouette is appropriate for any wedding venue, and really delivers a powerful bridal moment. For the glamorous

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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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Baby Got Backless: The Best Bras for Backless Wedding Dresses

Best lingerie for backless wedding dresses and bridal gowns

I love a good backless gown.  Backless silhouettes effortlessly mix elegance with sexiness, while still being 100% appropriate for a wedding dress.  In fact, I love them so much,  almost all of our gowns can be made to feature a backless, or open back design element.  That being said, when brides visit our Style House

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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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Blossoming Blush

lavender trees in los angeles in full blush bloom

 ‘Blush’… the romantic, sophisticated sister of all things ‘Pink’.   And because LA is currently in full bloom with all things ‘Blush’ – it has us even more obsessed than usual (…it’s also universally flattering on all skin tones, and photographs like a dream!)  ‘Blush’ amplifies the drama and femininity of any bridal look.  From

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Lauren Elaine “Luxe” in Los Angeles

  For 2017, we’ve rolled out a brand sparkling new perk for all our fabulous brides visiting our Los Angeles Style House flagship location! We’re excited to introduce our new  “Luxe” Bridal Appointments!  Especially for the Bride who wants that VIP experience for her and her party (and/or the bride who knows she’s saying ‘YES’

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That’s a wrap, 2016!

As the first week of 2017 comes to a close, I’m sharing some of my favorite things from 2016 – as featured on our @LaurenElaineBridal Instagram countdown! I can’t wait to share what we have in the works for 2017! BEST OF 2016: One word that sums up our year is "custom." We LOVE creating

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VIDEO DIARY: Bridal Fashion Week | The Knot Gala 2016

An inside look at the 2016 Knot Gala and Bridal Fashion week in New York with Designer Lauren Elaine of Lauren Elaine Bridal

Last month, I traveled to New York for Bridal Fashion Week and the 20th Anniversary Annual Knot Gala!  Here’s a look at some of my Bridal Fashion Week adventures, a glimpse at the making of our newest collection, as well as an inside peek at the “Fete des Reves” Knot Magazine party 20 years in

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ON THE COVER: “Camellia” in Arizona Weddings

Be sure to pick up the October/November 2016 issue of Arizona Weddings now on newsstands – featuring our “Camellia” gown on the COVER and full inside spread! Check out a peek of the spread below, and see what Arizona Wedding’s had to say about the inspiration behind this Fall cover shoot. Gown provided by (and

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