Category: Favorite Things

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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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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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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White Friday 2016

Happy White Friday 2016! In honor of White Friday, we’re excited to introduce our two newest lovely ladies, “Arabelle” and “Giselle!” See their full look books below. And to celebrate engagement season, book an appointment at our Los Angeles Style House and receive special Trunk Show promotions when you say ‘yes’ to your Lauren Elaine gown

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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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Logan’s First ‘Lauren Elaine’

Today I’m sharing a look at a very special custom gown, designed for a very special little lady.  Later this year, my sister-in-law Janna will be welcoming her first daughter, Logan Kai, into the world…and I can’t wait to be an Aunt!  I also couldn’t wait to start playing dress-up and dreaming up all things

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Lauren Elaine Bridal: RECEPTION COLLECTION LOOKBOOK

FROCK ON!  Presenting the inaugural lookbook for the Reception Collection by Lauren Elaine Bridal! Curated especially for destination weddings, elopements, wedding receptions and rehearsals, the Reception Collection offers a variety of fete-worthy retro-feel frocks in tea length silhouettes and unique fabrications, including Ombre tulle and 3-D lace flowers.  To highlight the Reception Collection’s fun and retro

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TREND TUESDAY: Oversized Bows

Today’s trend: Oversize Bows. As seen on the cover and inside the current issue of Brides Magazine, oversized bows are having a moment.  Not only do they add a punch of unexpected drama with the right placement, but if you select a gown featuring a self-tying bow, like the Lauren Elaine Briarleigh, you can create the

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TREND TUESDAY: 3-D Flowers

In the spirit of the New Year, we’re introducing new weekly themes to the blog! Today, I’m happy to be kicking off ‘Trend Tuesday’ – a weekly post highlighting timely trends in bridal fashion. Today’s trend: 3-D Flowers. As seen in the current issue of Brides Magazine, currently on newsstands, up the luxe in your

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Inspiration Orientation

I get inspiration from just about everything– places I’ve visited, movies, music, nature…the list goes on.  As inspiration is such a huge part of my world, I’ve decided to make a change.  Can you see/guess what it is? …As you may have noticed, the name of the blog has changed! And over the course of

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