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An inside look at the 2016 Knot Gala and Bridal Fashion week in New York with Designer Lauren Elaine of Lauren Elaine Bridal

VIDEO DIARY: Bridal Fashion Week | The Knot Gala 2016

Last month, I traveled to New York for Bridal Fashion Week and the 20th Anniversary Annual Knot Gala!  Here’s a look at some of my Bridal Fashion Week adventures, a glimpse at the making of our newest collection, as well as an inside peek at the “Fete des Reves” Knot Magazine party 20 years in the making (and the ultimate celebration of all things Bridal!)

 

 

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

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

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 behind-the-scenes feature on the making of these custom gowns, but in the meantime, enjoy these swoon-worthy peeks into this stunning Santa Ynez ‘happily ever after!’

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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 wedding and her two custom Lauren Elaine wedding gowns (and her bridesmaids’ custom Lauren Elaine gowns!)  to release in the Fall 2016 issue of The Knot – today I’m happy to share these lovely images of Alyssa’s 2nd wedding reception in her Lauren Elaine Briar Rose gown.

Back in April, this fashion blogger and former Miss USA  wed actor Torrance Coombs in a royal-inspired wine country wedding at Sunstone Villa in Santa Ynez, California.  This July, the newlyweds celebrated with their extended family in Canada during a second wedding reception in British Columbia. For this intimate second reception, Alyssa chose the aptly named, and fairytale-inspired “Briar Rose.”  While we stayed away from tulle and opted for more a traditional look for Alyssa’s main ceremony gown in April,  the soft layers and bohemian lace of the “Briar Rose” offered the perfect effortless and playful look for her second celebration, without straying from her regal royal wedding vibe.

Have a look at these enchanting images, capture by Alyssa’s husband Torrance.  Be sure to pick up the Fall 2016 issue of The Knot on newsstands soon – and stay tuned for a full behind-the-seams look at the making of Alyssa’s custom wedding and bridal party gowns.

 

Sneak Peek: Alyssa’s Royal California Wedding

Alyssa Campanella's custom Lauren Elaine Bridal gowns

This special “sneak peek” edition of “Once Upon a Seam with Designer Lauren Elaine” highlights the making of Alyssa Campanella’s royal-inspired custom Lauren Elaine wedding gowns. Look for the full “Once Upon A Seam” episode coming this summer, and be sure to pick up the Fall 2016 issue of ‘The Knot’ magazine to see more from Alyssa’s fairytale wedding to actor Torrance Coombs. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel for all of our future episodes.

People Magazine First Look: Alyssa’s Custom Lauren Elaine Wedding Gowns

I’m beyond excited to share this magical first look at Alyssa Campanella and Torrance Coomb’s wedding this past Saturday, and a first look at her custom Lauren Elaine gowns! We’ve been keeping this special secret for a while now;) Such an honor and pleasure designing for this friend and muse, and I’m so happy to be a part of her ‘happily ever after.’ Visit People Magazine’s Style Watch to see the exclusive first look on Alyssa’s two gowns!  Look for the full reveal on Alyssa’s wedding  and wedding fashions in an upcoming issue of The Knot, along with special behind-the-scenes features on the making of Alyssa’s custom wedding gowns and  bridesmaids gowns.

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Lauren Elaine Style House: Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the new Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles, and cheers to 2016! Here’s a look at our new location, all dressed up for the season!

Visit the Lauren Elaine Style House in 2016: Ranked by ‘The Knot’ as a “Best of Weddings” brand pick for 2016, and catering to each and every bride’s visit, the Lauren Elaine Style House offers the luxury of a private one-on-one bridal experience for the bride and her bridal party, with relaxed and individualized attention.  The Lauren Elaine Style House is open by Appointment Only. To Schedule an appointment at our new location, please use our “Book an Appointment” form.

 

We’re Expanding: Lauren Elaine Style House

We’re so excited to announce that we’re expanding! This November, the Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles will be opening at a brand new location!  Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Bridal Salons

Catering to each and every bride’s visit, the Lauren Elaine Style House offers the luxury of a private one-on-one bridal experience for the bride and her bridal party, with relaxed and individualized attention.  The Lauren Elaine Style House is open by Appointment Only. To Schedule an appointment at our new location, please use our “Book an Appointment” form.

 

Lauren Elaine Bridal: RECEPTION COLLECTION LOOKBOOK

FROCK ON!  Presenting the inaugural lookbook for the Reception Collection by Lauren Elaine Bridal! Curated especially for destination weddings, elopements, wedding receptions and rehearsals, the Reception Collection offers a variety of fete-worthy retro-feel frocks in tea length silhouettes and unique fabrications, including Ombre tulle and 3-D lace flowers.  To highlight the Reception Collection’s fun and retro mood, we headed to the bright lights of Las Vegas, NV.  View the behind-the-scenes video from the shoot here.  And shop all of the styles from the ‘Reception Collection’ at Lauren-ElaineDesigns.com.

Enjoy! – LE

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EPILOGUE: Courtney’s Ocean Green Gown

This September, my cousin Tyler married his fiancé Michael in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.  While each groom’s brother served as their respective ‘Best Man’, Tyler’s sister Courtney walked him down the aisle.  When they started planning for the wedding, Courtney asked if I could design her something unique and special.  She didn’t want a typical bridesmaid dress, and she needed to work within a specific color palette.  She also knew she wanted a halter neckline and A-line silhouette.  Not only was I happy to design something special for my cousin, but I loved working with Courtney to dream up a gown that accommodated both the event, and her personal style. The result: an Ocean Green gown that’s sleek and elegant–but not overly feminine or fussy. CourtneyHillCustomGownFRONTBACK

An accordion pleated chiffon overlay creates texture and subdued detail while a parting draped chiffon skirt adds elegance. The gown features a cinched waist with belt over a fitted and structured bodice.  Here’s a look at some of the sketches we did for Courtney – with her final gown resembling sketch #3.

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To begin your custom design experience, or to book a consultation at the Lauren Elaine Style House in Los Angeles, CA,  please contact salesrep@lauren-elainedesigns.com or visit LAUREN ELAINE CUSTOM.