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Happy birthday, Samwise the brave!
In honor of our favorite hobbit’s birthday, we wanted to show off some of our floral bridal gowns that we think he’d love as a gardener and lover of plants.
PLUS these are great gowns to highlight for Spring!!
In case you were wondering which gowns Alysia Cole tried on when she was here a few weeks ago…
Eowyn VS the Witchking of Angmar
…but make it bridal.
As of Dec 19th, it’s been 20 years since we met Eowyn on the big screen, and 19 years (as of the 18th) since we watched her battle the Witchking.
Thanks to Lorien brides Jenny and Lyndy for modeling these gowns in character so well! We had a blast this day.
Gown and accessory styling by us!
gowns by Maggie Sottero Designs and Watters Designs with accessories by Justine M Couture (Witchking’s crown, and custom veil designed by Lorien Bridal called the “Angmar” veil) and Bel Aire Bridal (Eowyn’s headpiece)
Photos by Pamela Tatz Photography
Hair and Makeup by Jett (Instagram: )
Venue is Lobo Castle
Today is the 13th anniversary of the release of “The Princess and the Frog!”
You know how nearly every bridal shop is using this Disney princess sound on social media?
Well, we had to do something ridiculous for our 200th Instagram post, and, though it took longer than expected to make because we like to do things a little differently here at Lorien, our Disney Princess Wedding Gown tiktok couldn’t be the same as every other bridal shop’s!
We had to make it more difficult and as princess bridal stylists, of course.
So here’s Disney Princess bridal stylists showing off their favorite gowns.
HEARTLEAF by Willowby by Watters
EKATERINA by Maggie Sottero Designs
NERIDA by Maggie Sottero
BOSTON by Maggie Sottero
LYNDEE by Madison James Allure Bridals
SAMIRA by Willowby By Watters
WINNIE by Maggie Sottero
KEVYN by Maggie Sottero
LOUISE by Maggie Sottero
RENAE + INNIKA by Willowby by Watters
SAROS by Willowby by Watters
LEIGHTON by Madison James
STARS ALIGN by Willowby by Watters
DEVINE by Wtoo by Watters
Also, just FYI, so many pieces of clothing in this video (Snow White’s pants, Ariel’s top and skirt, Jasmine’s pants, Merida’s Dolman and skirt) are by Elhoffer Design so go check out all their awesome stuff!!
SMALL BUSINESS SAMPLE SALE EXTRAVAGANZA
HELP US CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY BY JOINING US FOR OUR FULL WEEKEND SAMPLE SALE STARTING ON BLACK FRIDAY!
FRIDAY 11/25, SATURDAY 11/26, SUNDAY 11/27
10 AM - 3 PM
GOWNS WILL ALL BE 40-70% OFF,
PRICED AT $600, $900, $1200, AND $1500
—NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
—BRIDES ALLOWED UP TO 2 GUESTS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
—ALL GOWNS ARE OFF-THE-RACK, AS IS, AND FINAL SALE.
—CASH OR CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED, BUT NO CHECKS.
—PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE.
—EACH BRIDE HAS 45 MINUTES TO SEEK OUT UP TO 5 GOWNS AT A TIME, TRY THEM ON, AND PURCHASE OR HEAD BACK IN LINE TO TRY AGAIN ONCE EVERYONE ELSE IN LINE HAS GONE IN TO THE SALE.
BRIDES WHO ARE AROUND A STREET SIZE 8-18 WILL HAVE THE BEST LUCK AT THE SAMPLE SALE.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE WON’T HAVE ANYTHING FOR OTHER SIZES, THE SELECTION WILL JUST BE MORE LIMITED AND YOU MIGHT REQUIRE MORE ALTERATIONS TO GET THE GOWN TO FIT PERFECTLY.
IF YOU CAN NOT (OR DO NO WANT TO)
STAND IN LINE,
OR JUST NEED TO COME IN LATER IN THE DAY,
WE WILL ALSO BE HOLDING SCHEDULED
SAMPLE SALE APPOINTMENTS
ON THE SAME DAYS IN THE AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER, COMING IN LATER DOES MEAN THAT YOU
COULD POSSIBLY MISS OUT ON PARTICULAR GOWNS.
THESE APPOINTMENTS WILL BE ONE-ON-ONE WITH A
STYLIST, YOU WILL HAVE ONE HOUR IN THE SHOP,
AND CAN BRING UP TO 4 GUESTS WITH YOU,
BUT IT IS NOT A “REGULAR” APPOINTMENT,
YOU WILL STILL ONLY BE SHOPPING
SAMPLE SALE GOWNS.
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT THESE APPOINTMENTS!
SEE YOU AT THE SALE!!
BIGGEST EVER SAMPLE SALE AT LORIEN BRIDAL
11/25, 11/26, 11/27
10 AM - 3 PM each day
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
GOWNS 40-70% OFF,
PRICED AT $600, $900, $1200, & $1500
QUESTIONS? Message us or send us an email!
October is breast cancer awareness month, so we thought we would show off our pink gowns and accessories in honor of the pink ribbon, 🎀 and in honor of cancer awareness in general, as all different types of cancers are represented here in these photos. Photos from, what I would define as, our most important photoshoot ever.
Three years ago a friend of mine passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. I have been wanting to do this shoot in tribute to her, and to everyone else fighting cancer, for a while now.
These four beautiful ladies, two of which are Lorien brides, have all battled cancer. Each of their stories is heartbreaking, inspiring, infuriating, astonishing, and magnificent.
I cried quite a bit after this shoot, but during, we all had the best time just loving how phenomenal all our stories are and how glad we were to all be together for such a beautiful purpose.
I love you ladies, and I wish you, and everyone else out there fighting cancer, the best possible outcome.
Also, to Libby and Nicole, I hope you have the most FANTASTIC weddings! Both of these awesome humans are getting married this month! You’re the best (and so are you, Whitney and Jessica!), and I so appreciate you sharing your stories with me, and letting me share your triumphs with everyone else.
So many hugs,
Gowns by and
Photographer: the incomparable
Jewelry by and
We’re going to Bridal Market!
Lorien will be closed this weekend and on Tuesday (and Monday, per usual, obviously) while we are at Market!
Email us if you have any questions, concerns, or appointment inquiries!
And we’ll be sure to share (what we are are allowed to share) fun stuff on our Insta stories during Market, so keep an eye on those!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Starting off right with a new arrival! Everyone say hello to Princess Rosabel by
WHICH FICTIONAL CHARACTER COULD YOU SEE WEARING THIS GOWN?
Our top three favorite responses will go into a poll on our Instagram story tomorrow, and whichever wins the popular vote will be the character that we style this gown as in the next photoshoot we use it in!
Thor: Love and Thunder inspired bridal shoot!!
“Attachment is for bidden. Possession is for bidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi's life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love.”
Who all is watching Obi-Wan Kenobi and loving it?!
These two probably are.
Lorien bride Katrina actually brought a light saber into her appointment, so of course we had a ton of fun searching for her perfect gown.
The Doctor Who/Star Wars/Marvel wedding plans she originally told me about had me super excited, and sometimes you just need a gown that gives off bad ass Star Wars character vibes.
Miles by Watters does just that!
The photographer did a great job of capturing the nerdy heart of this couple, but we just HAD to photoshop one of the shots to make it just a little more epic ☺️
Congrats, you two!!
A NOTE TO ANYONE WHO FOLLOWS US ON FACEBOOK:
PLEASE GO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM.
Every time we make a post on Facebook that is a video of some sort, it gets muted or cut short.
Our Instagram has more info, anyway, and is easier to navigate.
Our TikTok also has some fun stuff, so follow us there if you’d like.
We are really only keeping our page because every business should have one, but the attention and energy will be given more towards our Instagram as it’s not been AS much of a hassle.
Our bride Adina’s wedding was blogged about and it’s gorgeous!!!
We love it when couples add fun personal touches to their Jewish weddings – so naturally we got curious when we heard that Adina and Adam incorporated their shared love of Star Wars into their big day. While keeping the overall vibe classically elegant, the pair worked in fun, small touches: theme...
THIS IS NOT A JOKE.
WE ARE SOON HOLDING A SAMPLE SALE WHERE EVERY GOWN WILL BE PRICED UNDER $900!!!
ALL GOWNS ARE OFF THE RACK SO THIS IS PERFECT FOR SOMEONE WITH A CLOSE WEDDING DATE OR WITH A LOWER BUDGET.
SIZES RANGE FROM 8 - 22 BUT MOST GOWNS CAN BE EASILY ALTERED AT LEAST TWO SIZES DOWN, AND SOME CAN BE ALTERED UP DEPENDING ON THE ABILITY TO ADD A CORSET PANEL.
MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT SOON AS THESE GOWNS WILL MOVE QUICKLY AT THESE PRICES!!
SALE RUNS APRIL 19 - 24th
CAN’T MAKE IT IN TO LORIEN BUT STILL REALLY WANT TO PURCHASE A SAMPLE GOWN DURING THE SALE? Message us and we’ll show you what options we have to sell and ship to you!!
We are told all the time how our samples are so well-kept, so don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a gorgeous gown off the rack!!
Happy 2/21 (B) everyone!
We thought this was the perfect time to share one of our new arrivals! Why? Because her name is Molly and that, plus today’s date just gave us quite a bit of Sherlock inspiration.
Sure, she’s a character made up for the BBC tv show, but she’s a gem of a character JUST LIKE THIS NEW GOWN!
With it’s cute bows, nice structure, practical pockets, and gorgeous black mikado fabric, could this gown be any more perfect for Molly Hooper?
Who’s your favorite Sherlock character?
Do you think “Molly” fits Ms Hooper’s style?
How many of you just want a murder mystery themed wedding, now?
Gown: “Molly” by
Earrings & Hair Clip :
Three Slytherins walked into Lorien this weekend (no, not the beginning of a joke) and all three purchased black gowns.
This Hufflepuff is very happy to have helped her Slytherin friends fulfill their black hearts’ desires 😉
Congrats to all the new Lorien brides!
Happy birthday, Professor Tolkien.
JRR Tolkien would have been 130 today.
We decided to honor him by creating a ridiculous little tiktok celebrating some of our favorite characters from Middle Earth.
AND we included stories from some of our brides’ weddings ☺️ Thanks for the inspiration, ladies.
With another great way to celebrate JRR Tolkien’s birthday,
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that Lorien and Elhoffer Design have come together to bring you a beautiful, whimsical wedding gown!
Elhoffer has designed an elven-inspired gown in an ivory color, perfect for your Rivendell wedding ☺️
The slim A-line shape is beautifully flattering, (why we wanted to show this gown on so many different body shapes and sizes!), the stretch velvet fabric is wonderfully comfortable, and the best part of the gown is how incredibly joyful its bell sleeves are. Swing them around for fun or for the practical use of shooing away wedding crashers.
Another great aspect of this design: it’s so easy to accessorize! This gown goes with any type of veil, jewelry, headpieces, capes… anything! Take a look at how we accessorized each of our models!
We are honored and excited to have these designs at Lorien and can’t wait for even more Lorien/Elhoffer collaborations to come!
If you are able to visit Lorien, make an appointment to purchase one off the floor (we have quite a few sizes in shop) or to order one as some customizations are available!
If you’re not able to visit Lorien, send us a message! We can make orders for this gown without an appointment!
How would you accessorize this gown? With a sword or a cape or both? 😉
Accessories in these photos: Justine M Couture Maggie Sottero Designs Bel Aire Bridal
“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. I choose a mortal life.”
For the 20th anniversary of the release of “The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring” film, we put one of our favorite whimsical gowns on a mannequin to display its awesome Arwen vibes.
The angel cut sleeves might belong in Rivendell, but the intricate lace and keyhole back mix in some Art Deco and modern vibes as well! It’s everything you could want in a fantastical gown, and has the best fit for any shape.
Still not enough whimsy? Add a cape! Perhaps this should be Lorien’s new motto: just add a cape!
We’ll workshop it.
Gown: “Blair” by Wilderly Bride Allure Bridals
Crown: Justine M Couture
Cape: Julie Harris Designs
Sword: ImagineNationShop on Etsy
“Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Barely even friends, then somebody bends unexpectedly.”
Happy 30th anniversary to Beauty and the Beast!
Been waiting over a year for the perfect time to share these photos of our Belle styling of an Allure Bridals gown
With its tiered skirt, big bow, and all-over pattern of glitter-covered roses, this ballgown gives us all the fairytale vibes we need for an adventure in the great wide somewhere.
And of course we added a capelet as Belle loves her capes, and if it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it!
All of these pieces were sold off the rack in a sample sale. What treasures will YOU find at this upcoming sample sale? Be our guest and make an appointment soon!
Sample sale runs from 11/26-12/3
(Check out our last Sample Sale Instagram post for all the details)
Gown: Allure Bridals
Headpiece: Justine M Couture
Cape: Justine M Couture
Model: Ally Teeples
📸: Jon York
Happy Hobbit Day everyone!!
On this day in 1907, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) married his second wife, Jean, and said this about it in 1923:
“On September 18, 1907, I married Miss Jean Leckie… There are some things which one feels too intimately to be able to express, and I can only say that the years have passed without one shadow coming to mar, even for a moment, the sunshine of my Indian summer which now deepens to a golden autumn.”
Almost as sweet as the deals we’re cooking up for next week (to celebrate Hobbit day) that will last the rest of the month!
We’ll be posting about those on Tuesday or Wednesday, so keep an eye out!
The game is afoot!!
Gown Maggie Sottero Designs
Headpiece Justine M Couture
Happy two-month-iversary to Lorien Bride, Audra and her hubby, Paul!
We got some amazing photos from Audra a few weeks ago and just HAD to share them.
Audra came in to Lorien late last year and told us she would be getting married in Kansas City where she grew up. Her mom was happy to tell us all about how spectacular the church was that they would be getting married in, and I immediately understood why Audra had asked for a long train on her bridal gown.
She ended up saying yes to “Selena” by Maggie Sottero Designs and then also purchased our “Tudor Crown” by Justine M Couture off the floor! That crown went so perfectly with that very regal gown and Audra just looked amazing.
Congrats again, Audra and Paul! We are so honored to be a part of your wedding adventure and I can’t wait to hang one of these photos on the wall in the shop 😊
📸 : Jill Caren Lifestyle Photography
Hutton is finally at Lorien!!!!
We had borrowed the “Hutton” gown from for a photoshoot, and fell in love, so we just had to have her in our shop permanently.
She’s got a gorgeous rainbow of colors throughout her bobbinet fabric, and an adorable rose-colored, velvet ribbon around the waist.
Whether you’re looking for a great reception gown, rehearsal dinner dress, a really unique bridal gown, OR EVEN a gown to wear as a guest to a wedding, Hutton is perfect. In fact, I’d love to see it as a really cool bridesmaid dress!
Wonderfully easy and fun to accessorize, and super comfortable to wear, Hutton makes for the perfect gown for anyone looking for something fun but easy to wear.
Come try her on!!
We still have some appointments left for our sample sale that we extended through 8/1 !!!
Also, thanks to Cindy Mendoza for being such a fun model!
If you want to know who the rest of the awesome vendors were that made this beautiful photoshoot happen, check out this same post on our Instagram page!
SALE ANNOUNCEMENT IN THIS POST!!
Congratulations to Lorien Bride Sami and her new husband Jake on their beautiful wedding last month!
Sami purchased this gown from us OFF THE RACK! It was just the right size for her and the wedding was only a few months away, so it was the perfect fit!
Speaking of “off the rack,” guess what??
IT’S TIME FOR A SAMPLE SALE!!!!
You can always purchase (almost) any sample gown off the rack at Lorien, and receive a great discounted price on that sample, HOWEVER, during the upcoming sample sale, the discount will be even greater.
New collections are coming in so we need to make room!
Instead of the normal 10-20% off the price of a sample, these gowns are going to be 20-40% off!!!!!
AND we’re even going to have a rack of SUPER discounted gowns that will ALL BE UNDER $900!!
Some of them WAY under.
The sale runs from this coming Friday, 7/16 to NEXT Sunday 7/25
Appointments ARE required, so please call or email or Instagram message us to set one up one soon, but also please make sure to tell us that you’re coming in for the sale as those appointments are scheduled a little differently.
This is a great opportunity for brides who need a gown soon, who perhaps want a second gown that doesn’t break the bank, or for brides who just want a great deal!!
Can’t wait to help y’all find your (sale) gowns!!
We have some AMAZING leather pieces at the shop now. Thanks for sharing your art, Matt!
Lorien’s one year anniversary was just yesterday!
So we’re celebrating with an open house!
Come by on Saturday, July 10th between 11AM and 4PM to meet with different wedding vendors, discover some small businesses made for the nerdy heart, and just browse Lorien!
It’s going to be great fun, with incentives for future brides who make an appointment with us that day!
No, you don’t have to be getting married to visit!
No, it does not cost anything to attend, but there will be things for sale so don’t forget to bring some $$$ just in case!
No you don’t have to wear a mask, but if you are NOT vaccinated, we recommend one just in case since this event IS indoors.
Just some of the vendors joining us for the open house:
Damn Good Shindig
Sara Keefe Photography
“All at once, everything is different, now that I see you.”
Grab that shard of glass, it’s time for some short hair cuts because IT’S SUMMER!!!
☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ ☀️
And THIS is “Summer” by Maggie Sottero !
🌸 🌼 🌸 🌼 🌸 🌼 🌸 🌼 🌸 🌼
“Summer” is a beautiful, rose colored, strapless ballgown that is a favorite at Lorien, so we are sad to say that she is soon to be discontinued.
😭 😢 😭 😢 😭 😢 😭 😢 😭 😢
🔥 But don’t break my smolder! 🔥
“Summer” is not gone yet!
You have until July 15th to order her if she’s the perfect gown for you!
AAAAAAAAAAND because she is being discontinued, that means Summer will be in our upcoming SAMPLE SALE!!
We will be hosting a sample sale from July 16-25th!!
🌺 💜 💗 🌺 💜 💗 🌺 💜 💗 🌺
More info on that to come soon, but if you need a gown soon or just want a FANTASTIC (and somewhat ridiculous) discount, you’ll want to visit Lorien then!
Each day of the sample sale is going to be the “best day ever!!”
🥳 🤗 😉 🤩 ☺️ 🥰 ☺️ 🤩 😉 🤗 🥳
In the meantime, please enjoy our Rapunzel styling of this gorgeous gown.
Gown: “Summer” by Maggie Sottero Designs
Belt and veil: Bel Aire Bridal
Now that mask mandates have changed and there is some confusion over whether or not wearing a mask is required in certain businesses, we want to clarify our policy:
Our stylists will keep wearing masks during appointments at least throughout the summer of 2021. Stylists have been fully vaccinated, but still choose to wear a mask and here's why: in order to keep our clients the safest they can be, even with the risk of transmitting COVID after being vaccinated being so extremely low, we want to take every precaution we can.
There will likely be clients in the shop that have not been vaccinated, so in order to make sure the next group of patrons is as safe as possible, stylists will wear a mask.
If you have been vaccinated, Lorien will not require you to wear a mask to your appointment.
If you have NOT been vaccinated, we kindly ask that you DO wear a mask while inside our boutique.
If you are not vaccinated but do not want to wear a mask, we will not ask you to leave, but your party will be seated in a seating/dressing area of our choosing rather than the bride's choosing.
So please take that into consideration, as our boutique is set up in fun themes, and the seating/dressing area we have to have you in might not be the one the bride would have requested.
Even though we are so very excited for the world to get back to some sort of normalcy, client safety has always been our number one priority, so we thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!!
Message us on Facebook or Instagram,
email, [email protected]
or call us! 818-484-8774
Just in case you didn’t see our Instagram Story yesterday about our window dresses for this month, here they are!
So excited to decorate for and celebrate Pride Month. So many of my dearest friends are in the LGBTQ+ community and so many Lorien brides are as well!
I’m very proud to own a business that caters to all people, no matter their sexuality, their gender, their race, whether or not they think Greedo shot first... all kinds of people.
The nerd community is closely tied to the LGBTQ+ community and nothing makes me happier than being able to say that, in opening Lorien, we have created a safe (and fun) place for ALL.
You’re all so darn beautiful... let’s just love each other as we are, shall we?
“Penelope” by Wilderly Bride
“Aquarius” by Willowby by Watters
“Corbyn” by Wtoo by Watters
In honor of “Cruella” releasing this weekend, we thought we’d put together some fun Cruella-inspired bridal stylings.
And all these gowns are
NEW ARRIVALS from Maggie Sottero Designs
Some might not see Cruella as the marrying type, but you never know, so which one do you think she would wear on her wedding day?
Which one is your fave?!
# 1 > “Sondra” gown with “Josephine” veil both my Maggie Sottero, and “Felicity” sash by Justine M Couture
# 2 > “London” gown by Maggie Sottero (with a leather jacket because why not?)
# 3 > “Hesper” gown with “Zander” veil both by Maggie Sottero, and “Bali” sash (used as choker) by Justine M Couture
Lorien was lucky enough to collaborate on a “Secret Garden” themed photoshoot a few months back and these amazing photos are the result.
As if the theme was not inspiring enough, our beautiful model gave off Princess Aurora vibes, so the “Sleeping Beauty” inspiration blossomed and turned into one of our favorite stylings for a shoot.
This gorgeous, light as air, whimsical sheath gown is super soft, comfortable, and is easily accessorized fo fit any wedding style.
It was so fun to shoot at the gorgeous at Morgan Estate in Temecula and I want to thank Savannah at Moonbeam Weddings for having us involved. It was a wonderful, magical day.
Gown is “Mackinnon” by Willowby by Watters
Crown & Veil by Justine M Couture
Belt by Bel Aire Bridal
Photoshoot Team & where to find them on Instagram:
Planner & Designer - Moonbeam Weddings ()
Photography - Sara Keefe Photography
Videography - Wedding Films by Arty
Venue - Morgan Estate
Baked Goods - Layered Cakes & Bakes
Invite Suite & Menus - Jen Simpson Design
Es**rt Card & Sign Calligraphy - Agape Calligraphy
Models - Chelsea Lowe & Chase Evans (.kissies)
H/MUA - Mia Valdez Beauty
Tux - Friar Tux
Dress & Accessories - Lorien Bridal
Linens & Tableware - Rustic Peony Co.
Florist - Corylynn Deg Design
Circle Arch - Pretty Party
Smoke Bombs - Broadway Bridal
“I know how to run without you holding my hand!”
IT’S STAR WARS DAY!!!
To celebrate, we hosted two Star Wars themed appointments this past weekend, got dressed up in rebel attire, and are currently attempting to find where Grogu has gone as he likes to hide in the dresses.
But for more celebration, we thought we’d share our Rey inspired styling of a Lorien bride favorite. This stretch mesh gown is incredibly soft and comfortable, the sleeves are some of the only off-shoulder sleeves that move well enough to wield a lightsaber in, and the ruched bodice is so perfectly flattering on every body.
Gown: Miles by Wtoo by Watters
Belt: Bel Aire Bridal
What Star Wars character do you want to see us create an inspired bridal look for next?!
IT’S GONNA BE MAY!
So all you fall and winter ￼brides need to be ordering soon!￼
I’m ridiculous and, having met so many of you, I think that’s ok. We are a ridiculously fun type of people.
So here’s Lorien’s answer to the “I don’t want a fitted gown or anything to p**f he because I want to dance,” statement.
With the right fit, (and the right motivation) MOST STYLES are danceable!
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