Category: Best Of Fashion

An Ultra Violet 2018

Fantasy ultra violet wedding photography by Lauren Elaine Bridal

Prepare for lift off. 2018 is almost here! Designing wedding gowns, I don’t play with color quite as often as I’d like.  Usually, my love of bold hues comes out when I photograph gowns – from candy-colored skies to rainbow lens flares – or in our Style House decor (I have this thing with Gladiolas.)

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EPIPHANY: Mini Lookbook

Sleek and sexy, “Epiphany” by Lauren Elaine is a satin mermaid  silhouette with sparkle nude illusion lace open back and on a princess-cut form-fit body with crystal straps. Dramatic feathered tulle skirt features exquisite sparkle lace petals with horsehair hem details and full detachable cathedral train.  Shop EPIPHANY, and schedule a consultation or fitting with

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White Friday New Releases

Lauren Elaine Bridal Los angeles White Friday New Releases

Happy White Friday! We’re getting in the engagement-season (or Holiday!) spirit by releasing 5 brand new sparkling Lauren Elaine beauties! Introducing “Iridessa,” “Elysian”, “Serendipity,” “Epiphany,” and “Lumen!” They’re now available for fittings exclusively at our Holiday Trunk Show event, running through December 20th!  Book your appointment online here, and click on an image below to

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All Aboard! Custom and Detachable Trains by Lauren Elaine Bridal

Wedding dress designer shares a history of wedding gown trains and offers advice on choosing the perfect train

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. And a once-in-a-lifetime event deserves a once-in-a-lifetime gown.  So it’s no wonder that trains are the most requested and customized wedding gown feature by our brides. Historically, trains were added to wedding gowns as a show of wealth and status. The longer and more extravagant the train, the more

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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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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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