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  • Various Lulakate Bridesmaids in Pantone 2017 Color


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    The elegant bride Arden put her ladies in various Lulakate bridesmaids and represented the 2017 Pantone color of the year, Greenery, beautifully!

     

    Various Lulakate Bridesmaids In Pantone 2017 Color Greenery

     

    This new sprite-filled color will be more commonly known on our site as Shantung fabric in Apple. From left to right, our Harper, Kristyn, and Jacqueline dresses are the perfect accompaniment to Arden’s Kate McDonald Bridal gown. And those floral bouquets by Doris King! Beautifully done.

     

    Ashley Seawell Photography captured the light of not only the beauty of the outdoors in Charleston, but also the light coming from Arden and her bridesmaids! Many more images are featured on Grey Likes Weddings, so be sure to jump over there to see more!

     

    Various Lulakate Bridesmaids dresses in Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery | Kate McDonald Bridal Real Bride Arden | Ashley Seawell Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Various Lulakate Bridesmaids dresses in Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery | Kate McDonald Bridal Real Bride Arden | Ashley Seawell Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Various Lulakate Bridesmaids dresses in Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery | Kate McDonald Bridal Real Bride Arden | Ashley Seawell Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Various Lulakate Bridesmaids dresses in Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery | Kate McDonald Bridal Real Bride Arden | Ashley Seawell Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Various Lulakate Bridesmaids dresses in Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery | Kate McDonald Bridal Real Bride Arden | Ashley Seawell Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Kate McDonald Bride

     

    Our big sister’s bride Arden, looked absolutely gorgeous in her custom Kate McDonald gown! Kind of a mix of two KMB styles, the dress was perfect for this graceful beauty. Arden actually placed this Heidi Elnora skirt on top of a Kate McDonald custom shortie. So for her reception, she was able to take of the ballgown skirt and have more freedom to dance!

     

    See more on the Kate McDonald Bridal instagram and their site as well!

     

    Various Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses in Pantone 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery | Kate McDonald Bridal Real Bride Arden | Ashley Seawell Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Photography: Ashley Seawell Photography

    Planning, Event Design, & Florals: Doris King

    Ceremony Venue: Grace Episcopal Church

    Hair and Makeup: Mikel Rumsey

  • Tropical Southern Golden Girl Inspired Soiree!


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    Hey hey southern Golden Girl, how about a little tropical inspired soiree for your Friday?

    Happy Friday Lulas!

    We are beside ourselves excited to share with you a little of our styled shoot with Southern Savvy Events and photographer Cathy Durig. If ever there was a time to embrace our inner Golden Girls, this shoot definitely fits the bill. Blanche, Dorothy, Estelle, and Rose would be so proud.

     

    Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blogTropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Also excited to see that our Abby bridesmaid dress in white serves as our Bride’s LWD. Any of our Lulakate’s can be worn by the bride in white, (and of course in any color you like!) We also wanted to say thank you to Bella Bridesmaids for sharing with Lauren of Southern Savvy Events our dresses. Those girls sure do know what they’re doing when it comes to bridesmaid style!

     

    Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Look at those amazing florals! Wish we could have these in our salon all year long. The design by New Creations Floral Co. fit the style of this tropical southern Golden Girl soiree just right!

     

    Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    We also are in awe of these fun and sweet stationery from Olive Paper. These would also serve as sweet little cards for your bridesmaids to keep. We love the idea of making a scrapbook of all your friends weddings including your own to celebrate the memories with your closest gal pals.

     

    Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Our Southern Golden Girl Gal Pals

     

    Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog Tropical Southern Golden Girls Inspired Soiree | Cathy Durig Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Of course you can always stop by Bella Bridesmaids, our other retailers, and our own salon in Charleston to try on our Lulakates. And for the month of December, we will be offering 10% off discount on any Lulakate dress! Make an appointment today!

  • Real Bridesmaids In Lulakate Harper Dresses


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    Classy and sassy, these real bridesmaids look sweet as pie in our Lulakate Harper dresses in Cement Shantung.

     

    The Lulakate Harper dress is a classic style that you can wear again and again. Very versatile, and especially in the Cement Shantung color. A neutral palette will always be on trend, even when you look at your wedding pictures years later.

    As you can see, the Harper dress is great for a spring or summer wedding, and in case one of the bridesmaids is expecting, she can always have our Harper dress made with the maternity skirt. For the fall and winter weddings, customize your Harper in our long skirts in any of our three styles, Brunch, Dahlia, and Maternity.

     

    Lulakate Harper Dresses

     

    Real Bridesmaids in Lulakate Harper Dresses in Cement Shantung | Kelsey Nelson Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog Real Bridesmaids in Lulakate Harper Dresses in Cement Shantung | Kelsey Nelson Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog Real Bridesmaids in Lulakate Harper Dresses in Cement Shantung | Kelsey Nelson Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog Real Bridesmaids in Lulakate Harper Dresses in Cement Shantung | Kelsey Nelson Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog Real Bridesmaids in Lulakate Harper Dresses in Cement Shantung | Kelsey Nelson Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Congratulations to bride Emily on her special day! Thank you for choosing our Lulakate Harper dresses for your bridesmaids!

     

     

     

    Real Bridesmaids in Lulakate Harper Dresses in Cement Shantung | Kelsey Nelson Photography - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Photography by Kelsey Nelson Photography

    Floral Design: Floral Designs by Eddie

    Hair and Makeup: Kristin Rivera

    Venue: First Baptist Church – Southern Pines, NC. 

    Rentals: Richmond Rentals

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  • Pastel Candy-licious Styled Shoot


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    Could we be anymore in love with this pastel candy-licious styled shoot? Even if there weren’t any Lulakates in the shoot, we’d still love it! The concept of pairing candy, pastels, and a wedding, seem perfect and very kind to our inevitable sweet tooth.

     

    Pastel Candy-licious

     

    Pastel Candy-licious wedding inspiration shoot with Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses | Ariel Perry Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks | www.lulakate.com

     

    Featured on Wedding Chicks, this styled shoot can be seen in full with all the charming details. Sarah Sofia Productions is the designer and stylist behind all this cuteness, and Ariel Perry captured all the fun.

     

    And how amazing is this “Love” cut-out? Hmmm, may need this in our shop!

     

    Pastel Candy-licious wedding inspiration shoot with Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses | Ariel Perry Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks | www.lulakate.com

     

    Calling all sweet tooths! (Including ours!) What’s not to love about a cotton candy champagne cocktail bar?

     

    Pastel Candy-licious wedding inspiration shoot with Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses | Ariel Perry Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks | www.lulakate.com

    Pastel Candy-licious wedding inspiration shoot with Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses | Ariel Perry Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks | www.lulakate.com

     

    The models wear our Kenzie Top with Sassy Striped Dahlia Skirt, Carter, and Lucy dresses. (Pictured above from left to right)

     

    Gotta say, we love the combination of colors!

     

    P.S. We have so many colors too! And in two different fabrics!

     

    Check out our site to mix & match to fit your needs!

     

    Pastel Candy-licious wedding inspiration shoot with Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses | Ariel Perry Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks | www.lulakate.com

    Pastel Candy-licious wedding inspiration shoot with Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses | Ariel Perry Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks | www.lulakate.com

    Pastel Candy-licious wedding inspiration shoot with Lulakate Bridesmaid dresses | Ariel Perry Photography | Featured on Wedding Chicks | www.lulakate.com

     

    Isn’t it positively charming?! Every detail came together so sweetly, and again, we are so in love with this concept! Please check out the full post to see all of the vendors incredible work over on Wedding Chicks.

  • Lulakate Trunk Shows At Bella Bridesmaids


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    We feel a trunk show coming on…
     
    Lulakate Trunk Shows have been scheduled at Bella Bridesmaids where you can enjoy a 10% off Trunk Show discount on the dates below. If you are in the market for a bridesmaids dress that is timeless and classic, our new Lulakates should surely do the trick!
     
    Below is a list of the upcoming trunk shows for March that are being held at Bella Bridesmaids stores across the country. Starting with Scottsdale, AZ and then all the way back over to Boston, MA.

     

    If you see a trunk show at a location near you, snag an appointment by heading over to Bella Bridesmaids. Have your girls try them on and do a little twirl, do a little dance!

     

    Lulakate Trunk Shows Coming SOON!

    Lulakate Trunk Shows at Bella Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog
     
    Lulakate Trunk Shows at Bella Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog
     
    Lulakate Trunk Shows at Bella Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog
     
    Lulakate Trunk Shows at Bella Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    It’s important to us that a bride stands out, but there’s no reason a bridesmaid can’t feel beautiful too. With these classic styles in great fabrics, with TONS of colors to choose from, bridesmaids are sure to have something they can wear time and time again. With a special remembrance of the special day they wore it on.
     
    As always, let us know if you have any questions! We are here to help!

  • LulaKate Spring Fashion Show


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    Our LulaKate Spring fashion show this year during Charleston’s Spring Bridal Fashion Week was seriously one of our favorites! We all had such a great time mingling with not only our amazing vendors that help to make this special event fantastic, but our wonderful guests as well! It was truly an honor to share our new 2016 collection with you!

     

    Our new Lulakate dresses are still pretty and preppy, and we have to say we are in love with the new poppy colors in some of our favorite fabrics including shantung and faille. From halters, crop tops, short dresses and long, these LulaKates are ready to party! And yes, for more than just one occasion!!

     

     

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    The William Aiken House was a dream to host our special event hosted by the wonderful crew at Charleston Weddings Magazine! The rentals from Eventhaus makes us want to lounge all day, and the florals from Flora Fine Wedding & Event Flowers were absolutely sublime. Um, wow, Luke Wilson, you put together an awe inspiring event!

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show | www.lulakate.com/blog

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Champagne anyone?

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show | www.lulakate.com/blog

    Isn’t the garden gorgeous?! The William Aiken House was a perfect place to present the new collections!

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show beauties!! We adored our models! Thank you girls for rockin’ the runway!

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    One of our favorite things about the show was having Wed On Canvas with us to do a live painting of the show! How amazing is that?!

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Maybe we’re biased, but we LOVE these colors!

    {Dresses from Left to Right: Kristyn, Lucy, Harper, Kenzie Top & Dahlia Skirt}

    LulaKate Spring Fashion Show | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    We had so much fun that day! Thank you to all who came and saw and partied with us!

    Presentation by Charleston Wedding Magazine // Event Planning & Design by Luke Wilson Events // Photography on site by Marni Rothschild // Above images by Rachel Red Photography // Floral Design by Andraya Northrup with Flora Fine Wedding & Event Flowers // Hair & Makeup by ABP Makeup // Venue: The William Aiken House, Patrick Properties Hospitality Group // Invitations & Paperie by Dodeline Design // Event Rentals from Eventhaus // Cocktails by Hooch & Firefly Vodka // Music from Leon Bridges for all three shows

  • LulaKate Jacqueline Gown Inspiration


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    LulaKate Jacqueline Gown Styled Inspiration | Whimsical and charming - www.lulakate.com/blog

    This LulaKate Jacqueline gown inspiration has been amazing to put together! A dusty blue with lavender and touches of blush make for not only showing off the Pantone colors of the year, but also a whimsical and charming wedding color palette that will last throughout time. You seriously can’t go wrong!

    The color palette also makes our Jacqueline gown shine bright! With skinny straps and a flattering neckline, the Jacqueline gown is a great dress for any shape or style bridesmaid. Plus, they have pockets! The featured look above is with the “Dahlia Skirt,” and of course also comes in the “Brunch” and “Maternity” skirts as well.

    LulaKate Jacqueline Gown Styled Inspiration | Whimsical and charming - www.lulakate.com/blog

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    For hair and makeup, we love the idea of a little shimmer on the eyelids and you can definitely do either a flower crown or a braid crown, or both!

    LulaKate Jacqueline Gown Styled Inspiration | Whimsical and charming - www.lulakate.com/blog

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    Loving Minted’s watercolor/marble suite for your wedding stationery! Delicate and elegant, but still has a super fun feel that sets the tone for the wedding. We really love it paired with rose gold flatware too!

    LulaKate Jacqueline Gown Styled Inspiration | Whimsical and charming - www.lulakate.com/blog

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    And we can’t forget both the bouquet and shoes! For shoes, ballet flats seem like an easy choice and these are great not only for dancing, but the color is a great neutral that you as a bridesmaid can wear again and again. The bouquet works too with ivory and blush roses, perhaps add a few lavender stems in there and you’re good to go!

    LulaKate Jacqueline Gown Styled Inspiration | Whimsical and charming - www.lulakate.com/blog

    And you know we like to offer options, so don’t rule out the LulaKate Jacqueline gown as a shortie! Cute to boot!

    Let us know what you think of our styled posts or if you have any suggestions! We’d love to hear from you, so leave us a comment below!

  • Lulakate Harper Tropical Bridal Brunch Inspiration


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    Our Lulakate Harper dress (in this amazing Forest green color), has completely inspired us to make one last stand before this summer weather leaves us. We decided to take a little adventure over to the idea of a tropical bridal brunch! Complete with palm details, hibiscus floral crowns, poppy pink lipstick (of course), and some tropical heels. This inspirational post also furthers the idea that you really can wear our Lulakate dresses for more than just one event.

    And without further ado…

     

     

    LULAKATE HARPER TROPICAL BRIDAL BRUNCH INSPIRATION

     

    Lulakate Harper Inspired by a Tropical Bridal Brunch - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    The fun that the Harper dress encompasses is evident with the short Dahlia style skirt. The pleating gives a fuller style as to allow for comfort and ease. And of course you can’t go wrong with a V neck and V back! Totally classic, classy, and yes, sassy!

     

    Tropical Accessories:

    We are 100% smitten with these hibiscus pink, gold, and turquoise earrings from BHLDN. And we know every Lula needs a bag to put all her essentials in. This bag we found on Etsy is perfect for this tropical vibe we have going. The shoes? Oh yes, palm details with a sturdy heel and ankle strap are totally giving us heart eyes.

    During the brunch, before treats and drinks have been served, perhaps it would be fun to do a flower crown bar. Have all the necessary materials, hibiscus flowers, greenery, and floral tape and wire so the guests can make their own flower crowns.

     

    Lulakate Harper Inspired by a Tropical Bridal Brunch - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate Harper Inspired by a Tropical Bridal Brunch - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

     

    Don’t Forget The Details:

    When you think Tropical, you most likely immediately go to a vision of beaches and palm trees. In the case that you may not have any palms close by, head over to your local nursery and see if they happen to have some palm like plants. You can either place them in bright blue pots or use the leaves as placemats for your dinnerware. These paper cutouts featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper will give you plenty more inspiration. Definitely a DIY-er’s paper paradise!

     

    Lulakate Harper Inspired by a Tropical Bridal Brunch - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

     

    Treats and Eats:

     

    Now in terms of feeding your guests, it would always make sense for a tropical bridal brunch to have pineapples. Lots and lots of pineapples! This pineapple turned floral display is amazing and perfect for table centerpieces. Cut out the insides of juicy goodness and use with toothpicks for easy munching, and then fill with some tropical flowers. Voila! Another idea for this would be a watermelon. A perfect end of summer treat and you can use the watermelon too for a centerpiece.

    If it’s a little warm outside, this idea of a pineapple as an ice-cream bowl could not be more up our alley. Yes please!

    And the old-timey convertible beetle? Yah, we just love this picture and fits in great with our inspiration!

     

    Lulakate Harper Inspired by a Tropical Bridal Brunch - www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Hope you enjoyed this installment of our #LULAKATESTYLESERIES! Our Harper dress is a total win and like we said, can def be worn again and again. :)

  • Lulakate Carter Dress In Coral & Peach


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    Lulakate Carter | peach & coral color palette | wedding style - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate Carter

    With Carter Long as shown above, or short and sweet like below, the Lulakate Carter dress is one fabulous dress for one (or several!) lovely bridesmaids. Becoming a fast favorite, Carter in any color rocks the house, and you can be sure to move and groove with those awesome dance moves!

    Plus, who doesn’t love pockets? If we see a dress or skirt with pockets, go ahead and buy us three! Such a sucker for them, so it’s no wonder we incorporate them into our dresses. Totally useful for keeping your lip gloss, a tissue for tears, or your cell for taking all those snapshots on your bff’s big day.

     

    Lulakate Carter | peach & coral color palette | wedding style - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate Carter | peach & coral color palette | wedding style - www.lulakate.com/blog

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    With a simple, and darling bow, (if we do say so ourselves!) tied at the nape of the neck, Carter leaves us with a sassy open back! And with these two colors, you can make the Carter dress both super elegant with Carter long, or sweet and sassy with Carter short. Either way, you can be sure to have lots of fun in this bridesmaid dress!

     

    Carter Styled Two Ways

    Primped & Polished: Pearls for days, light pink and blush tones, and a delicate bouquet of babies breath make the Lulakate Carter elegant and very a-la-Audrey-Hepburn.

    Pretty & Poppy: And if Marilyn is more your speed and vibe of the wedding, choosing Carter in short and accessorized with pops of orange corals completes that request easily.

    Lulakate Carter | peach & coral color palette | wedding style - www.lulakate.com/blog

    Lulakate Carter | peach & coral color palette | wedding style - www.lulakate.com/blog

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    Have fun styling the Lulakate Carter dress and don’t forget to show us your bridesmaid style with the hashtag

    #LULAKATE

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    #LULAKATESTYLESERIES

  • Lula’s Got a Brand New Home


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    LulaKate ladies have been on the move! We recently moved into a new showroom in downtown Charleston. The location is in an adorable historic home in one of the new neighborhoods and we absolutely love it!

    We were fortunate to have been connected with Maryland photographer, Laura Matney of Laura’s Focus Photography, who took some gorgeous photos of our new space.

    See all the prettiness below and be sure to stop by and say hello if you are in Charleston around 82 1/2 Spring Street.

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    To make an appointment to shop for your LulaKate bridesmaids dresses or your Kate McDonald Bridal gown call 843.805.7193.

  • Kate Spade Inspired With Kristyn


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    We are definitely Kate Spade inspired with Kristyn today in continuing our #LulaKateStyleSeries!

     

    Kristyn dress | Lulakate Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Kate Spade Inspired with Kristyn

     

    It’s no secret that we love love LOVE Kate Spade. The prep, the pep, the too-cute-to-boot style; we just can’t get enough. So naturally it would make sense for us to want to put together a little Kate Spade inspired style with one our Lulakates. The Kristyn dress is both classic and elegant. A dress where you really can do no wrong. And in terms of styling her, we always like to spice up a classic with some fun trendy touches, and that Kate Spade style works perfectly.

     

    A few stripes here and there would serve a bridesmaid well. Keeps a little pizazz and also a little interest to the eye. And we for sure love the idea of these hot pink bridesmaid shoes! Add a little gold, a little sparkle, and a pink lip, and we are good to go!

     

    Kate Spade Inspired with Kristyn | Lulakate Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

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    If wanting a little more sophistication, perhaps have hair all the way up in a ballerina bun or classic updo. Keep eye makeup fresh and natural looking for this style, but go all out on the pink lip! That come hither color works anywhere from casual to black tie.

     
    If you are also wanting to go full on Kate Spade, don’t forget to add polka dots into your style. Do black table linens and sprinkle white or gold dot confetti on them, or have your cake designer put polka dots on the cake.

     
    OR you could even choose our Striped Dahlia Skirt like this seen here! 😉

     

    Kristyn dress | Lulakate Bridesmaids | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    Hope you enjoyed our Kate Spade Inspired with Kristyn as much as we do! You can see more dresses already styled for some inspiration here, here, and here. Or find us on Instagram to follow along with our #LULAKATESTYLESERIES.

     

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!