Tag: Lauren Elaine

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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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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LAUREN ELAINE X SEQUINS

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine shares her Prismatic Planet Bridal Fashion Week Collection at Desert X in Palm Springs

“So cool.”  😉   Sequins are fun. And so was the making of this video.  So, today I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the “Prismatic Planet” bridal collection and “Scarlet by Lauren Elaine” red carpet collection featuring a handful of sequin showstoppers.  Set against the epic backdrop of the Southern California Mojave Desert, these beauties

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Lynnel’s Custom Caribbean Mermaid

Bride Lynnel wears a custom Lauren Elaine Bridal Jasmine mermaid lace wedding dress with crystal bolero and cathedral train

Once upon a time in Trinidad & Tobago, a bride named Lynnel tied the knot to her Prince Mairiga, and celebrated her ‘happily ever after’ with a Caribbean carnival-themed wedding fit for a queen!  Under a canopy of palm trees, and a rainbow of lights,  Lynnel looked straight out of a fairytale– in customized Lauren

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Mary’s California Country Club “Oriana”

Bride Mary wears her custom Lauren Elaine Oriana gown with detachable train and cathedral veil

Gown Featured: “Oriana” by Lauren Elaine Bridal Sweeping lawns, towering rows of palm trees, and a glittering reception crafted the perfect romantic mood for the California wedding of Mary and Sernan.  Adding to the elegance, bride Mary stunned in a custom Lauren Elaine “Oriana” gown, paired with pastel florals by Mint Design.  Get lost in

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Jenny’s Bright & Bold “Wisteria”

Bride jenny in lauren elaine wisteria mermaid wedding dress with cathedral detachable tulle train and veil

Gown Featured: “Wisteria” by Lauren Elaine Bridal A pop of red, and a lot of pizzazz, Jenny’s East Coast wedding radiates fun and celebration, with a dash of glamour.  Have a look at Jenny’s bright and bold celebration, and her scene-stealing “Wisteria”  gown, photographed by Christina Corneau Photography.

Red Rock Retreat

Designer Lauren Elaine explores Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona wearing bohemian Free People Desert Wind's maxi dress with navajo print.

I’ve had a lifelong love affair with Sedona.  My love for this magical desert playground never wanes… so much so that even rides on Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland (supposedly inspired by Walt’s love of Sedona’s iconic landscapes) have me dreaming up return trips.   So, when planning a quick little R&R retreat with my husband,

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