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Yesenia’s Custom California “Capella”

Happy Sunday! And happy early Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for our amazing brides, and thankful we get to be a small part of these real life fairytales. Today, we’re kicking off a series of swoon-worthy real bride blog features with stunner bride Yesenia, and her custom “Capella” gown for her wedding in Los Angeles, California this

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Bryanna’s Marvelous Mermaid Masquerade at the Mission Inn

Bride Bryanna wears a custom Lauren Elaine Arabelle mermaid wedding dress with 10ft cathedral train at the Mission Inn Hotel

Sometimes a theme and location come together to create a most magical wedding backdrop.    Case in point: today’s feature. From the personal details, down to the decor, Bride Bryanna’s masquerade-themed wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside, Ca is a shining example of an unforgettable, and next level wedding fit for a modern-day fairytale. 

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Julia’s Lavish and Luxe “Arabelle” Affair at Rancho Las Lomas

Brace yourself. What you’re about to see is a wedding dream…come true! Not a detail overlooked, Bride Julia’s lavish and luxe outdoor wedding in Orange County, CA is the stuff of fairytales…and magazines. Mixing the most romantic pink and gold color palette with pops of Southern California colors (lots of terracottas and turquoise compliments of

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Amanda’s Golden and Glamorous Custom “Epiphany” at Blackhawk Country Club

Bride Amanda's custom Lauren Elaine "Epiphany" gown with detachable cathedral train

With a healthy dose of glamour, and a dash of Golden State magic, Bride Amanda tied the knot to groom Logan in a celebration fit for a modern-day California fairytale.  Against the storybook-worthy backdrop of rolling hills and castle-esque architecture at Blackhawk Country Club, Amanda said ‘I do’ with the ultimate sidekick: her Golden Doodle

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Alex’s Seaside San Diego Celebration in “Capella”

Bride Alex's wedding at the Thurdsay Club in San Diego and her custom Lauren Elaine "Capella" Gown

Set against an incredible ocean view backdrop, with shades of pastels and pops of reds, picture-perfect couple Alex and Matt tied the knot at the Thursday Club in picture-perfect San Diego, CA in January. A mix of sophisticated glamour and old world charm, this wedding exudes style. Regal and romantic, and wearing a custom “Capella”

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Keri’s Pastoral Perfection in “Aislin”

Bride Keri's outdoor california wedding and her Lauren Elaine Aislin mermaid wedding gown.

Against a custom barn-door inspired arbor,  Northern California Bride Keri tied the knot in a wildly romantic and rustic outdoor ceremony and reception sure to make any bride with bohemian tendencies swoon.   I love a good outdoor wedding, and this pastoral-inspired event is no exception. From the charming backyard location, to the stunning floral details,

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Allyson’s Custom “Calais” in Wine Country

Bride Allyson wears a custom Lauren Elaine "Calais" bridal gown at Whispering Rose Ranch in Santa Ynez, CA.

It’s no secret that I love Santa Ynez wine country. So anytime I learn that one of our brides is tying the knot in this little slice of California paradise, I can’t wait to see the photos! And for bride Allyson, her ‘happily ever after’ in Santa Ynez was nothing short of breathtaking- illustrated by

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Kimberly’s Malibu Mermaid Magic in Arabelle

Bride Kimberly ties the knot in a custom "Arabelle" mermaid wedding dress with cathedral train by Lauren Elaine Bridal

Mermaids wow at any venue.  And Southern California bride Kimberly proves just that!  Tying the knot in a sparkling and show-stopping custom Lauren Elaine “Arabelle” mermaid gown, Kimberly took her fete from cathedral to coastline with ease and style. Dusted with crystals and an 8ft  detachable cathedral train for aisle drama, Kimberly’s bridal look added major

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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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Mary’s California Country Club “Oriana”

Bride Mary wears her custom Lauren Elaine Oriana gown with detachable train and cathedral veil

Gown Featured: “Oriana” by Lauren Elaine Bridal Sweeping lawns, towering rows of palm trees, and a glittering reception crafted the perfect romantic mood for the California wedding of Mary and Sernan.  Adding to the elegance, bride Mary stunned in a custom Lauren Elaine “Oriana” gown, paired with pastel florals by Mint Design.  Get lost in

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