Tag: fairytale

Home for the Holidays at Castle Vista

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine shares a look at her home, Castle Vista, decorated for the Holidays.

‘Tis the season to deck the halls! And this year,  we’re celebrating our first Christmas in a new home, with a new puppy, and hosting family and friends for the Holidays — so I’ve gone all out!  We’ve been living in a construction war zone since moving into Castle Vista earlier this year and tackling

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Lakiska’s Decadent and Dazzling Custom “Arabelle” in Dallas

Bride Lakiska poses in a custom Lauren Elaine "Arabelle" gown with detachable cathedral train.

Dripping in decadent details, Dallas, TX bride Lakiska tied the knot with a bash fit for a modern-day Queen. Decked out in a custom Lauren Elaine “Arabelle” gown, complete with detachable pearl detailing and a cathedral train stretching for over 8ft, Lakiska said ‘I do’ to fiance Dewayne at the Piazza in the Village, followed

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White Friday New Releases

Lauren Elaine Bridal Los angeles White Friday New Releases

Happy White Friday! We’re getting in the engagement-season (or Holiday!) spirit by releasing 5 brand new sparkling Lauren Elaine beauties! Introducing “Iridessa,” “Elysian”, “Serendipity,” “Epiphany,” and “Lumen!” They’re now available for fittings exclusively at our Holiday Trunk Show event, running through December 20th!  Book your appointment online here, and click on an image below to

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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, the more

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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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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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Red, White, and Something Blue

Portrait of Los Angeles Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine

Something old…something new…something borrowed…something red, white, and blue! The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. While I love exploring this great big world, I’m first and foremost…an American girl. Like weddings, the Fourth of July is steeped in history and traditions (fireworks anyone?)–and celebrating traditions and history makes everything that more special.

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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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June, Unveiled.

Visit the best los angeles bridal salon in june for a complimentary custom veil - lauren elaine style house

We’re excited to announce our June event at our flagship Los Angeles Style House Salon, “June Unveiled.” From June 15th-30th, receive a complimentary custom Lauren Elaine veil when you say ‘YES’ to your Lauren Elaine dream dress.  Custom Lauren Elaine veils are not only custom color-matched to your specific Lauren Elaine gown, but you’ll have

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Lynnel’s Custom Caribbean Mermaid

Bride Lynnel wears a custom Lauren Elaine Bridal Jasmine mermaid lace wedding dress with crystal bolero and cathedral train

Gown Featured: customized “Jasmine” by Lauren Elaine Once upon a time in Trinidad & Tobago, a bride named Lynnel tied the knot to her Prince Mairiga, and celebrated her ‘happily ever after’ with a Caribbean carnival-themed wedding fit for a queen!  Under a canopy of palm trees, and a rainbow of lights,  Lynnel looked straight

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