Category: Favorite Things

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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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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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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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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