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  • Lulakate & Pod Save America


    Bridesmaid, Real Weddings

    The man behind the “Pod Save America” podcast, just got married and we spied a few Lulakates!

     
    Jon Favreau of "Pod Save America" & Emily Black get married | Various Lulakate styles | featured on Bride.com | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Jon Favreau of “Pod Save America” and Emily Black, an account executive at Sunshine Sachs, have tied the knot in a backyard wedding in Maine. Picturesque and serene, this gorgeous wedding had springy pops of color and darling details. And of course, the florals included pink and coral peonies and we are smitten!

     

    Jon Favreau of "Pod Save America" & Emily Black get married | Various Lulakate styles | featured on Bride.com | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Various Lulakates!

    The best part of this real wedding for us is the beautiful and stunning smiles everyone wore. But we did enjoy seeing our Harper, Cason, and Emily dresses in long Dahlia skirts. Bride Emily had her sister and best friend in sassy stripes for a little variety! Emily said in the original article here, that she realized how big and full the skirt of her gown was and wanted dresses to have a little volume as well. The pleats of our Dahlia skirts give just that.

     

    Jon Favreau of "Pod Save America" & Emily Black get married | Various Lulakate styles | featured on Bride.com | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Jon Favreau of "Pod Save America" & Emily Black get married | Various Lulakate styles | featured on Bride.com | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Jon Favreau of "Pod Save America" & Emily Black get married | Various Lulakate styles | featured on Bride.com | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    How adorable is this?! Their pup, Leo, was there too. Right on top of the cake. Perfect.

     
    Jon Favreau of "Pod Save America" & Emily Black get married | Various Lulakate styles | featured on Bride.com | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    We are sending the bride and groom many well wishes and many years of happiness!

     

    Wedding Planner: Heidi Brissette of SHE Luxe Weddings || Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander || Bride’s Veil: European Bridal || Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade || Bride’s Jewelry: Jennifer Behr; Bloomingdales; Links of London || Hair & Makeup: Bei Capelli || Bridesmaids’ Dresses: LulaKate || Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Meg Carter Designs || Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Indochino; Collared Greens || Ring Bearer Attire: Woof & Wag || Engagement Ring: David Schneider || Wedding Bands: XIV Karats || Floral Design: Lotus Floral Design || Paper Products: El’s Cards || Entertainment: Southern Maine Strings; Murray Hill Talent || Catering: Blue Elephant || Bartending: Mainly Bartenders || Cake: Cakes for All Seasons || Rentals: Peterson Party Rentals; La Tavola Fine Linen; Sperry Tents; Event Lighting Concepts; Peak Event Services || Transportation: Molly Trolley; Northeast Charters || Videography: Ready, Set, Film || Photography: Rachel Buckley Weddings

  • Real Lulakate Bridesmaids for Mary


    Bridesmaid, It's Friday, I'm In Love

    These darling Lulakate bridesmaids in our Abby dresses are the bee’s knees!

     

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    There’s a lot of anticipation on the big day, and that definitely does not exclude your bridesmaids! Everyone getting ready together, hair, make up, helping each other zip up is all so fun and exciting. I know I’ve been one to snap a million pictures of the bride getting her hair and make up done, and it’s true that one of my favorite moments is the first look for all of your besties.

     

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    When the bride comes out, your girls are the first to see how you look in your wedding dress. There always seems to be hooping and hollering and yes, some “awww’s!” This was the case for the beautiful bride, Mary, who chose our Abby dresses in Cement Shantung. Lela and Lyla Photography captured all the fun for us and we are delighted they did!

     

    Lulakate Bridesmaids in our Abby dress

     

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

     

    This neutral color scheme that Mary chose is exquisite! All you beauties look fantastic!

     

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    We want to wish Mary and her new hubby, Josh many many wonderful years together! We are also so pleased you found our Abby dress at Bella Bridesmaids in Little Rock!

     

     

    Lulakate Bridesmaids Abby Dresses | Lela and Lyla Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Congratulations!

     

     

  • Our Wedding Planning Do’s and Don’ts


    Our wedding planning do’s and don’ts…

     

    LulaKate Wedding Planning Do's and Don'ts | Kate McDonald Bridal Real Bride Arden | Ashley Seawell Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

    (Ashley Seawell Photography)

     

    The overall goal for a bride and her groom is to honor their love in front of friends and family, and with all the many aspects of a wedding the last thing you’ll want to do is worry about them. Truth be told, there always seems to be a little something here and a little something there that wasn’t completely perfect, but with these few tips, I hope to make it all much easier based off of what I know.

     

    With running and designing both LulaKate, Kate McDonald Bridal, and Kate McDonald Maids, and now also sharing the fun of Big Day Best Friends, a day-of styling service with my mother, there have definitely been a few things I’ve picked up and learned along the way.

     

    We were also very excited to work with The WeddingWire, who provided this wonderful infographic below to help with the timeline of planning your wedding. . If you’re in need of wedding venue ideas, take a look at these popular locations in Charleston. I hope you find both their layout and my own tips helpful!

     

    LulaKate Wedding Planning Do's and Don'ts | Pastel Candy-licious wedding inspiration shoot with Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses | Ariel Perry Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks | www.lulakate.com

    (Ariel Perry Photography with Sarah Sofia Productions)

    Our Wedding Planning Dos and Don’ts

     

    1.) Honest & True Referrals

    – Ask your friends who they used for their own wedding. What did they like or not like about the person/company?

    *Word of mouth is so important these days and on both sides of the aisle! Your friends would certainly love to help and getting that first person explanation of their experience with a certain vendor can sometimes make all the difference in the world.

    2. Two Peas In A Pod (Maybe Three!)

    – Make sure you like the personality of the most important vendors.

    *Your pictures will be the the most important item from your Wedding Day. Make sure you and your photographer get along and have a meeting before the wedding with a checklist of “Must Have” pictures from the weekend. Give the list to your Maid of Honor the day of the wedding so she can help the photographer remember.

    3. Your Unique Personality

    – Choose things that you and your fiancée like, not what other people are telling you to do.

    *Remember that this is your wedding and it should fit your personalities and personality as a couple. You and your fiancé are unique and that’s amazing! Honor your union and be true to yourselves. There will be so many decisions to make, and while advice and suggestions from friends and family are indeed helpful, no one is you and your soon to be spouse!

    4. Always Something New

    – Once you have made a decision about your dress or venue, try to stay off Pinterest / Instagram.

    *There are so many choices these days that you will drive yourself nuts second guessing yourself. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that you have found someone that you love and loves you and you want to spend the rest of your life together.

    All in all, your wedding day is a day to celebrate your love and make vows of life together. With just a few essential steps, you can be sure to have a wedding both beautiful and meaningful. Check out The Wedding Wire’s helpful infographic too for more tips for your wedding planning pleasure!

     

    Lulakate's Wedding Do's and Don'ts | Wedding Wire Infographic on planning your wedding! - www.lulakate.com/blog