FOR THE PERFECT BRIDE, VISIT KATE MCDONALD
  • 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 Wedding Wire, who provided this wonderful infographic below to help with the timeline of planning your wedding. 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

     

  • Lovely Bridesmaids In Merlot Shantung Lulakates


    Bridesmaid, Real Weddings

    Lovely bridesmaids in Merlot Shantung Lulakates…

     

    Stunning Bride Jordan Pearce put her lovely bridesmaids in various Lulakates in Merlot Shantung | Lulakate Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Jordan and Her Lovely Bridesmaids

     

    Look at those gorgeous smiles! We were so excited to get these images from bride, Jordan. She put her lovely bridesmaids in various Lulakates, but kept the same color among them. We probably have to say that the Merlot color is definitely one of our favorites! That deep color stands out and looks ah-mazing on all skin tones. Made in our Shantung fabric, these Lulas look lovely!

    Simply Sisters Photography did an excellent job of capturing all those smiles and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We certainly loved how Jordan chose the different styles across her bridesmaids as it gives dimension and interest, and of course, was quite chic!

     

    Stunning Bride Jordan Pearce put her lovely bridesmaids in various Lulakates in Merlot Shantung | Lulakate Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Jordan, we wish you and your beautiful bridesmaids much happiness in the years to come! You all looked so fantastic and we are so thankful you chose Lulakate for your big day!

  • Custom French Lace Strapless Bridesmaids


    Bridesmaid

     

    Make your wedding truly unique with custom french lace strapless bridesmaid dresses.

     

    Lulakate custom french lace strapless bridesmaid dresses in Navy | Ashley Seawell Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Custom French Lace Strapless Bridesmaids

    Working with Heather to create these custom lace dresses for her bridesmaids was a true delight! The french lace on the bodice was elegant and classy and then perfectly complete with the navy tulle skirt bottom. With photography by Ashley Seawell, we are all able to see how gorgeous everything turned out! You must see the full feature on Ashley’s blog.

    Lulakate custom french lace strapless bridesmaid dresses in Navy | Ashley Seawell Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate custom french lace strapless bridesmaid dresses in Navy | Ashley Seawell Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Love how those crisp white florals really popped against the their navy blue dresses!

     

    Lulakate custom french lace strapless bridesmaid dresses in Navy | Ashley Seawell Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Heather also wore our big sister Kate McDonald Bridal’s Calhoun gown. It was customized to have a full skirt overlay with bridal buttons and a pretty bow. She could then take it off for her reception and have a more fitted look. See more of the Calhoun dress, these custom navy dresses, and Heather’s beautiful wedding on Ashley Seawell’s blog.