Category: Inspirations

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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On the Menu: A Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Feast

Raspberry sorbet topped with prosecco and candied coral reef accents

Over the past couple years, my husband’s discovered a passion (and hidden talent!) for cooking.  Much like design,  cooking is another creative outlet.  He loves putting together special menus and pairings for holiday meals and celebrations –and since we moved into our new home, I’ve become relatively obsessed with creating unique tablscapes to compliment the

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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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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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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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Sneak Peek: SCARLET by Lauren Elaine

The color of power. The feeling of love. The original inspiration. “Scarlet” by Lauren Elaine releases later this year. A limited collection of evening and special occasion gowns worthy of their namesake. Revealing soon…