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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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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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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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A Belvoir Mother’s Day Giveaway

Lauren Elaine Belvoir luxury lemonade giveaway

When life gives you lemons….make gourmet lemonade! Or at least, win some! In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re partnering with Belvoir Fruit Farms to giveaway a special gift box of Belvoir sparkling luxury lemonades!  I’ve always been partial to anything with elderflower in the ingredients, but Belvoir’s Elderflower Pressé and Elderflower Rosé lemonades are next

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CAPELLA: Mini LookBook

sexy backless mermaid wedding gowns by lauren elaine bridal in los angeles

Sparkling from head to toe, “Capella” by Lauren Elaine glistens with exquisite pearl beading, translucent sequins, and silver embroidery detailing with nude illusion underlay on a delicately dramatic mermaid silhouette. SHOP CAPELLA here.  SHOP CAPELLA HERE. Model: Diana Bednarz  | Photography: ULE Digital

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