Tag: Lauren Elaine Bridal

Mermaids out of Water!

Bride Hannah wears her Lauren Elaine Oriana mermaid wedding dress in Germany

Mermaid’s don’t just belong in the Sea! So today, I’m sharing some of my favorite real-life mermaid brides (who haven’t yet been featured on the blog!) –out-of-water! From destination beach ceremonies, to the most formal cathedral nuptials, this silhouette is appropriate for any wedding venue, and really delivers a powerful bridal moment. For the glamorous

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“See” Shells: Destination Beach Wedding Dress Inspiration

Shell Beach inspires Destination Beach Wedding Gown by Lauren Elaine

Once upon a time, while “annual honeymooning” in the West Indies, I became shipwrecked on a treasure-filled island formally known as Saint Barthélemy (hereby know as St. Barts)  – — and it served up major destination design inspiration! If Monte Carlo and Capri had a baby, it would be St. Barts.  It’s a first class,

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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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A Lauren Elaine Bridal ‘Midsummer’s August Sale’ in Los Angeles

Lauren Elaine Bridal's Midsummer's August Sale at the Lauren Elaine Bridal Salon in Los angeles

Summer’s still in full swing here in California,  so we’re heating things up with a ‘Midsummer’s Sale’ event at the Lauren Elaine Flagship Bridal Salon in Los Angeles, through August!  Book an appointment and receive exclusive, once-a-year savings when you say ‘yes’ to your Lauren Elaine dream dress! And be the first to fit our brand new

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Atomic Beach: Annual Honeymoon-ing in Saint John

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores St John's Oppenheimer Beach and tire swing

Somewhere along the North Shore of the US Virgin Island of Saint John,  is one of the most beautiful beaches you’ve probably never heard of. Since tying the knot in 2013, an ‘annual honeymoon’ is something my husband and I try to plan each year, to treat ourselves and celebrate our marriage.  Call it a

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Indulging in Afternoon Tea at the Langham

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine explores the Langham Huntington Pasadena in California

I’m a coffee person.  My days don’t start without it…and my afternoons (and sometimes even evenings) end with it.  I may be addicted, but it’s my drug of choice.  That being said, I’ve always shied away from the idea of  Afternoon Tea service.  But a few years ago, I realized the error of my ways.

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Harmony’s Modern Southern Charm in Arabelle

Lafayette Louisiana Wedding for bride Harmony in lauren elaine arabelle gown bridal portraits

Mixing classic Southern style with a generous dose of modern cool,  Harmony and Brent tied the knot at Le Pavillon in Lafayette, Louisiana with polish and panache.  A chic nod to their wedding’s vintage-inspired ambiance, Bride Harmony chose a soft ivory lace Lauren Elaine “Arabelle” gown, complete with matching cathedral veil and blusher for her

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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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My Mayberry: Exploring Los Olivos

Los Angeles Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores Los Olivos, California

I’ll admit, I’ve never actually watched a full episode of the Andy Griffith Show. But– the idea of “Mayberry” – the iconic fictional location of the series, an idyllic American small town – immediately comes to mind when visiting Los Olivos, CA– and for all the best reasons. Now, that’s not without warrant (it actually WAS

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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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