Category: So Much More Than One day

Meet “Mojave”, and other Adorable Wedding Dogs

Bridal Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine shares a first look at her new Golden Retriever puppy, Mojave.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes… a puppy! Meet “Mojave,” aka “Mojo.” He’s the new love of my life, and soon-to-be star of way too many social media posts.  I’m in love with this 8 week old, golden retriever bundle of joy, and I’m excited to embark on this new adventure of ‘dog

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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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“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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Atomic Beach: Annual Honeymoon-ing in Saint John

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores St John's Oppenheimer Beach and tire swing

Somewhere along the North Shore of the US Virgin Island of Saint John,  is one of the most beautiful beaches you’ve probably never heard of. Since tying the knot in 2013, an ‘annual honeymoon’ is something my husband and I try to plan each year, to treat ourselves and celebrate our marriage.  Call it a

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Indulging in Afternoon Tea at the Langham

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine explores the Langham Huntington Pasadena in California

I’m a coffee person.  My days don’t start without it…and my afternoons (and sometimes even evenings) end with it.  I may be addicted, but it’s my drug of choice.  That being said, I’ve always shied away from the idea of  Afternoon Tea service.  But a few years ago, I realized the error of my ways.

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My Mayberry: Exploring Los Olivos

Los Angeles Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores Los Olivos, California

I’ll admit, I’ve never actually watched a full episode of the Andy Griffith Show. But– the idea of “Mayberry” – the iconic fictional location of the series, an idyllic American small town – immediately comes to mind when visiting Los Olivos, CA– and for all the best reasons. Now, that’s not without warrant (it actually WAS

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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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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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