Category: Backstage Pass

Inside the Lauren Elaine Style Suite Houston Trunk Show

An inside look at the Lauren Elaine Bridal Style Suite Trunk Show event in Houston, Texas

This weekend we’re in Houston, TX hosting a fabulous trunk show event at our pop-up Style Suite Houston! Our newest arrivals are here, including 3 new beauties from our new ‘Pearl by Lauren Elaine’ collection, and new favorites “Delilah,” “Divinity,” “Aria,” and “Rosabelle” – as well as our classic favorites!  Texas Bride’s enjoy all the same

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ONCE UPON A SEAM: In Love and Fashion | 10 year Anniversary

Lauren Elaine In Love and Fashion Once Upon A Seams Video

10 years ago, I fell madly in love with my best friend.  I also fell in love with Fashion…and together, we embarked on one crazy adventure. And what a journey it’s been. To celebrate our 10 years in love and fashion, I’m sharing this special episode of ‘Once Upon a Seam.’  It’s a look back

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In Love and Fashion: Happy Valentine’s Day

Western fashion editorial at Red Rock Canyon with Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine

Nothing in the world compares to being in Love. And nothing makes me happier than celebrating that Love.  I’m grateful to get to celebrate Love on a daily basis, and be a part of each bride’s love story as they plan their wedding.  It’s an honor and a pleasure, and in February, it hits even

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Destination Inspiration: Vasquez Rocks + “Zephyr” Gown Sneak Peek

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores Vasquez Rocks with her Golden Retriever "Mojave"

As I mentioned in my last location feature post with “Elysian”, there’s no shortage of beautiful locations and backdrops in California. Whether for a photoshoot, elopement, or even a wedding, some of California’s most mesmerizing settings are right in LA’s backyard.  And with my curious little sidekick (Mojave is now almost 5 months old!), exploring

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Elysian: Lookbook + On Location

Lauren Elaine Elysian gown lookbook cover

Living in Southern California, there’s no shortage of breathtaking and beautiful places to capture our gowns. When photographing each of our gowns, I always try to select a location that highlights a gown’s special beauty, and captures the feeling you’ll have when wearing that gown.  “Elysian” is out of this world.  And she needed an

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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,

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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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“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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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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