Category: Favorite Things

Extending the Olive Branch…Tablescape

Olive branch home decor and tablescapes by Lauren Elaine

When it comes to weddings, nothing puts a stamp on your wedding style and overall reception vibe better than a unique tablescape. One of the most carefully crafted and curated elements of a wedding, table decor sets the mood and feel for your reception, and creates a special atmosphere to compliment the meal being served.

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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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Home for the Holidays at Castle Vista

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine shares a look at her home, Castle Vista, decorated for the Holidays.

‘Tis the season to deck the halls! And this year,  we’re celebrating our first Christmas in a new home, with a new puppy, and hosting family and friends for the Holidays — so I’ve gone all out!  We’ve been living in a construction war zone since moving into Castle Vista earlier this year and tackling

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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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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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