Tag: california’s best wedding venues

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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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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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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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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