• Glam & Oh-So-Retro! – New LulaKate Lookbook 2017

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    Our glam and retro styled new lookbook 2017 is giving us all the heart eyes!


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    Putting together this lookbook has been amazing. Lots of hard work and care updating the styles, but always staying true to our “look” and vibe. Representing a young southern woman who is strong, independent, fun, and always glamorous, we are so thrilled with the outcome of shoot. Much in part to some incredible vendors, this “dream team” has gone above and beyond!

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    The darling and crazy talented Rachel Red captured our hearts along with these amazing images. The use of light and how it hits the shantung and faille fabric of our dresses was so exciting and she’s also just a dream to work with!

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    What bridesmaid look is complete without some amazing accessories to go with it? Our neighbor, Candy Shop Vintage gave us the most beautiful pieces to use for the shoot. From earrings to bracelets, we wish we could say we had a favorite, but every piece was gorgeous.


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    Our good friend Ashley Brook Perryman did an excellent job on hair and makeup. Every look was perfect for our vibe. Sweet, charming, and oh-so-glamorous.


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    The styling  of this veranda by Catherine M Austin Designs has us blown away. We love the tropical feels and we definitely didn’t want to leave the space. It fit in perfectly with our retro glam vibe.


    Lulakate Lookbook 2017 | Rachel Red Photography |

    Lulakate Lookbook 2017 | Rachel Red Photography |

    Lulakate Lookbook 2017 | Rachel Red Photography |


    This wallpaper is jaw dropping. From Julianne Taylor and called “Wallflower”, we couldn’t take our eyes off of it.


    Lulakate Lookbook 2017 | Rachel Red Photography |


    This painted wall behind our model is unbelievable. Hand painted by Aubrey Brackett Fine Finishes at the CSOL Designer Show House, we were thrilled to have it be part of our shoot. Simply exquisite!


    Lulakate Lookbook 2017 | Rachel Red Photography |

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    We hope you enjoyed our lookbook 2017 as much as we do! If you have any questions about the gowns, feel free to reach via email or any of our social channels.

  • Charleston Weddings: Spring 2016

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  • 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.

  • 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!!



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    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!

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    Champagne anyone?

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

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

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    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?!

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    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 |


    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

  • Blog Lovin’: Key West Inspired Bridal Shoot with Kelly Anne Photography

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    Blog: Kelly Anne Photography // Photography: Kelly Berry // Gown: “Louise” by Kate McDonald Bridal // Hair & Make Up: Marie Pierre Studio // Florals: Karro Events

  • Press: Southern Weddings, V8

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  • Blog Lovin’: Burnetts Boards featuring Kate McDonald Bridal

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    Marlton gown by Kate McDonald Bridal // Photography by Ashley Slater Photography //Styling by Sincerely, Ginger Weddings // Florals by Bloom Floral Design // Decor & Papery by Tableau Events // Hair & Makeup by Onsite Bridal // Film Processing by Indie Film Lab // Location, Mackinac Island in Michigan // Featured on Burnetts Board

  • Press: Charleston Weddings, Fall/Winter 2015

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  • Press: A Lowcountry Wedding Winter/Spring 2015

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  • Press: Wedding Bells

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  • Press: Inside Weddings

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  • Press: Southern Living

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  • Press: Charleston Magazine Spring 2014

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  • Press: Charleston Magazine F/W 13

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  • Press On! The Knot Fall 2013

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  • Published: Charleston Weddings Summer 2013

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    LulaKate’s Lombard gown featured in this month’s Charleston Magazine!

  • Press: Smitten Magazine Spring 2013

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    To see the full spread, visit Smitten Magazine!

  • Garden and Gunning for RTW!

    Lula's Latest, Press, Wear It Again

    Here in the South, there are quite few things we delight in more than a glass of cold, iced tea, a warm, Summer breeze, and a good, old-fashioned read. That’s why we’re having a hard time containing the excitement about being recently featured in one of the South’s most innovative, cutting edge, and down right fun-to-read editorial magazines, Garden and Gun. Our RTW Hampton Dress was selected as the Editors’ Choice  in their “Good Hunting: Check Yourself” finds in the 2013 April-May issue. A spread devoted to the never-fading, classic staple, Gingham, we were ecstatic to be featured among other like-minded designers who love to embrace a hint of southern culture in their pieces.

    The response from this feature has been so great and has us gunning to roll out a new RTW collection soon, so keep your eyes and lemons peeled! Summer is the best time for a new dress and glass of iced tea!

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