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Extending the Olive Branch…Tablescape

Olive branch home decor and tablescapes by Lauren Elaine

When it comes to weddings, nothing puts a stamp on your wedding style and overall reception vibe better than a unique tablescape. One of the most carefully crafted and curated elements of a wedding, table decor sets the mood and feel for your reception, and creates a special atmosphere to compliment the meal being served.

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Home for the Holidays at Castle Vista

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine shares a look at her home, Castle Vista, decorated for the Holidays.

‘Tis the season to deck the halls! And this year,  we’re celebrating our first Christmas in a new home, with a new puppy, and hosting family and friends for the Holidays — so I’ve gone all out!  We’ve been living in a construction war zone since moving into Castle Vista earlier this year and tackling

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Meet “Mojave”, and other Adorable Wedding Dogs

Bridal Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine shares a first look at her new Golden Retriever puppy, Mojave.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes… a puppy! Meet “Mojave,” aka “Mojo.” He’s the new love of my life, and soon-to-be star of way too many social media posts.  I’m in love with this 8 week old, golden retriever bundle of joy, and I’m excited to embark on this new adventure of ‘dog

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Fairytale Beginnings at Castle Vista

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine shares a look at her new home, Castle Vista.

I’ve recently embarked on a new adventure. An adventure filled with inspiration, creativity, and a new outlet for my passion for design.  It’s a new adventure that definitely falls under the category of #SoMuchMoreThanOneDay, and something I hope to share with my husband and family for a long time to come. Much like a wedding,

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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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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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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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