Tag: fairytale

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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HALCYON: Mini LookBook

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Idyllically vintage-inspired with modern pops of sparkle, “Halcyon” by Lauren Elaine glows with pearl and crystal beading, translucent sequins, and silver embroidery  with lace underskirt and feathered tulle peplums dusted with scalloped lace petals. SHOP HALCYON here.  SHOP HALCYON HERE. Model: Diana Bednarz  | Photography: ULE Digital

GISELLE: Mini LookBook

Dance in the graceful beauty of “Giselle” by Lauren Elaine. Layers of gauzy horsehair-trimmed tulle petals twirl under a classic embroidered lace sweetheart bodice with softest blushing nude underlay. Shop “GISELLE” here. SHOP GISELLE HERE. Model: Sabyr Omens | Photography: ULE Digital

Fleur: Mini Lookbook

Fleur by Lauren Elaine look book cover photo

Something magical and something blue awaits in “Fleur” by Lauren Elaine. Layers of pewter mist and ivory tulle twirl on a ball gown silhouette with metallic brocade bodice and flower detailing on horsehair petals. Shop FLEUR here.    SHOP FLEUR HERE. Model: Jessica Minter | Photography: ULE Digital

Bridal Fashion Week Collection Preview

Today, we’re very excited to share this special preview of our newest October releases for Bridal Fashion Week! These beauties will be making their full debuts online during October, and they are now available for fittings/viewing at our October/November Trunk Show at the Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles. Book your appointment here. For this special

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Bridal Fashion Week Sneak Peek

Lauren Elaine Bridal Fashion Week Sneak Peek: 2017

It’s almost that time of year again: Bridal Fashion Week! While we release our collection gowns steadily throughout the year, and not exclusively during Bridal Fashion Week seasons– we can’t contain our excitement for all of the newness coming to Lauren Elaine Bridal this Fall/Winter.  We’re excited to announce the release of exclusive new Lauren

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