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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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Janna’s Custom “Cambria” Anniversary

Two years ago today, a very special gown debuted down the aisle in Morro Bay, CA. Later named the “Cambria,” (after the beautiful beach town nearby),  and now one of our most popular styles — this chiffon and horsehair beauty was actually custom designed from start-to-finish for my now sister-in-law, Janna.  While I’ve shared a

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