Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.

Lauren Dana Ellman

The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Lauren Dana Ellman is a contributor for The Knot, where she's thrilled to be writing about all things weddings—from the music and cakes to venue and speeches. As a digital editor and writer with more than five years of experience in the lifestyle, bridal,  beauty, travel and style space, Lauren's excited to provide you with need-to-know information and dreamy aspirations.

When she's not writing, Lauren loves to travel (vacation mode is the best mode), cuddle with her new puppy (yes, he's adorable!) spend hours mindlessly shopping on Amazon (don't we all?)


Lauren started her career at Bustle, where she covered lifestyle content—from finding viral Trader Joe's finds to writing profiles on inspiring women—for six months. After that, she moved to ShermansTravel, where she helped develop the company's social media strategy while also writing and editing travel content. Since then, she's continued to expand her freelancing rolodex, and her work has been published in Allure, Brides, SELF, SmarterTravel, Well + Good, Hotels Above Par and Mental Floss. Today, she enjoys wearing several hats by contributing to a wide array of lifestyle-oriented publications.


Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication (go Orange!). Here, she majored in Magazine Journalism and double-minored in English & Textual Studies and Marketing. Throughout her college years, Lauren held several internship positions, working at Bustle, Tiger Beat and more.

Awards & Associations

• New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship Recipient
• American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Intern