FOR THE PERFECT BRIDE, VISIT KATE MCDONALD
  • 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

     

  • 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!