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MAIDEN: Mini LookBook

Fairytale ball gown wedding dresses by Lauren Elaine

Introducing our newest beauty, fair “Maiden.” Exquisite strapless sweetheart A-line ball gown with decadently layered french lace, nette, and organza skirt with horsehair hemline and cascading cathedral train. Show-stopping corset style lace illusion bodice features floral appliqué detailing and decadent crystal and bead detailing. SHOP “Maiden” here. Advertisements

ONCE UPON A SEAM: In Love and Fashion | 10 year Anniversary

Lauren Elaine In Love and Fashion Once Upon A Seams Video

10 years ago, I fell madly in love with my best friend.  I also fell in love with Fashion…and together, we embarked on one crazy adventure. And what a journey it’s been. To celebrate our 10 years in love and fashion, I’m sharing this special episode of ‘Once Upon a Seam.’  It’s a look back

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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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Destination Inspiration: Vasquez Rocks + “Zephyr” Gown Sneak Peek

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores Vasquez Rocks with her Golden Retriever "Mojave"

As I mentioned in my last location feature post with “Elysian”, there’s no shortage of beautiful locations and backdrops in California. Whether for a photoshoot, elopement, or even a wedding, some of California’s most mesmerizing settings are right in LA’s backyard.  And with my curious little sidekick (Mojave is now almost 5 months old!), exploring

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Elysian: Lookbook + On Location

Lauren Elaine Elysian gown lookbook cover

Living in Southern California, there’s no shortage of breathtaking and beautiful places to capture our gowns. When photographing each of our gowns, I always try to select a location that highlights a gown’s special beauty, and captures the feeling you’ll have when wearing that gown.  “Elysian” is out of this world.  And she needed an

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EPIPHANY: Mini Lookbook

Sleek and sexy, “Epiphany” by Lauren Elaine is a satin mermaid  silhouette with sparkle nude illusion lace open back and on a princess-cut form-fit body with crystal straps. Dramatic feathered tulle skirt features exquisite sparkle lace petals with horsehair hem details and full detachable cathedral train.  Shop EPIPHANY, and schedule a consultation or fitting with

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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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That’s a wrap, 2016!

As the first week of 2017 comes to a close, I’m sharing some of my favorite things from 2016 – as featured on our @LaurenElaineBridal Instagram countdown! I can’t wait to share what we have in the works for 2017! BEST OF 2016: One word that sums up our year is "custom." We LOVE creating

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