New mom Lauren Conrad designs 13 bridesmaids dresses for her friend’s wedding

By Meaghan Wray

Lauren Conrad pulled out all the stops for her friend’s wedding on Aug 20. Just six weeks after giving birth to her son Liam, the 31-year-old designed matching dove grey dresses from her Paper Crown label for all 13 of pal Cassandra Herschenfeld’s bridesmaids.

Each dress featured a slightly different design, with Lauren opting for a classic v-neck cut with a thigh-high slit on one side, accompanied by natural makeup and loose, beachy waves in her hair. She walked down the aisle holding a white bouquet, arm-in-arm with one of groom Ben Katz’s groomsmen.

Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss designed the spectacular affair.

The former Hills star and the bride have a particularly special connection: Cassandra planned Lauren’s wedding three years ago! But this wasn’t the only friendship reunion that happened under the Californian sun. Lauren’s best friend and Laguna Beach/Hills co-star Lo Bosworth was also part of the wedding party.

Being a key player in the nuptials meant that Lauren had to pull herself away from her six-week-old son. The designer and her husband William Tell welcomed their baby boy on July 5. Lauren took to Instagram to announce the birth of her first child with a cross-stitch featuring the family and their two dogs. Underneath the sweet snap were the words, “The Tells, And then there were 5”.

He's here! We're so excited to welcome Liam James Tell into the world!

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Lauren revealed the news of her pregnancy via Instagram on New Year's Day, sharing a photo of her sonogram, writing: "Happy New Year! I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet…" During an interview with Fit Pregnancy and Baby , the 31-year-old admitted she "really wanted" to have a little boy. "My husband kept saying, 'We just want a healthy baby.' And I'd say, 'But a boy would be nice!'" She explained: "I was a wild little tomboy, so I think I understand boys. My mum always told me that nobody loves you like a son does, especially when he's young."

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