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Baby Got Backless: The Best Bras for Backless Wedding Dresses

Best lingerie for backless wedding dresses and bridal gowns

I love a good backless gown.  Backless silhouettes effortlessly mix elegance with sexiness, while still being 100% appropriate for a wedding dress.  In fact, I love them so much,  almost all of our gowns can be made to feature a backless, or open back design element.  That being said, when brides visit our Style House

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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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Inspiring Parks: Pt. 1

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods…” Nothing is more inspiring than Nature.  I’ve lost hours to google,  constantly on the hunt for interesting and inspiring photoshoot locations and scenery, and beautiful new places to discover.  In February, I explored 5 national parks throughout California, ranging from prehistoric lakes to alpine forests.  I kicked

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Lauren Elaine Bridal: RECEPTION COLLECTION LOOKBOOK

FROCK ON!  Presenting the inaugural lookbook for the Reception Collection by Lauren Elaine Bridal! Curated especially for destination weddings, elopements, wedding receptions and rehearsals, the Reception Collection offers a variety of fete-worthy retro-feel frocks in tea length silhouettes and unique fabrications, including Ombre tulle and 3-D lace flowers.  To highlight the Reception Collection’s fun and retro

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Frocking out the New Year with the Reception Collection!

Tomorrow’s the day! We can’t wait to release the new ‘Reception Collection’ from Lauren Elaine Bridal!  Be sure to visit the Lauren Elaine Official Site tomorrow morning, at 9:30amPST, for the launch of the new collection and 27 page lookbook! If you subscribe to our newsletter,  (or if you’re already subscribed) you’ll also be receiving

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Bright Light City

“Bright light city gonna set my soul Gonna set my soul on fire Got a whole lot of money that’s ready to burn, So get those stakes up higher… VIVA LAS VEGAS!” Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the new “Reception Collection” by Lauren Elaine Bridal photoshoot in Las Vegas.   Shop the Reception Collection soon at

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Holiday Road

Oh how I love a good road trip.  Maybe it’s the change of scenery, or maybe it’s the drawn out anticipation of the destination. When it comes to traveling, I’d happily trade a day on the road, inspired by new landscapes, for a few hours in the sky.  Road trips are not only an American

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Inspiration Orientation

I get inspiration from just about everything– places I’ve visited, movies, music, nature…the list goes on.  As inspiration is such a huge part of my world, I’ve decided to make a change.  Can you see/guess what it is? …As you may have noticed, the name of the blog has changed! And over the course of

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