Tag: fashion

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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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 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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Now on Newsstands: The Knot Fall 2016 featuring Lauren Elaine Bridal

See Alyssa Campanella's custom Lauren Elaine wedding gown and reception dress in the Fall 2016 Issue of The Knot magazine!

Be sure to pick up your Fall 2016 Issue of The Knot for a feature on Alyssa Campanella’s custom Lauren Elaine wedding gown, reception gown, and bridesmaids gowns for her royal-inspired California wedding, and a gorgeous photo spread captured by The Why We Love! We’ll be sharing more images shortly, as well as an exclusive

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Double Take: Alyssa’s Briar Rose in British Columbia

If this bride looks familiar, it’s because she’s quite possibly one of my favorite people to dress:)  From red carpets, to her own wedding aisle, Alyssa Campanella (now Coombs!) has worn her fair share of Lauren Elaine gowns.  And while you’ll have to wait until the end of August  for a full look at Alyssa’s

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Nicola’s Stately Sydney Soiree

Sometimes our brides just blow us away!  Whether it’s unique destination, a non-traditional ceremony, or  a celebration to rival all others – we’re frequently left speechless and in pure awe when our brides share their gorgeous wedding images.  Such is the case with Australian bride Nicola.  With enough glitz to make Gatsby envious, Nicola’s Sydney

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