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  • Press: Charleston Weddings Magazine Winter 2010


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    LulaKate and designer Katherine McDonald were featured in this months Charleston Magazine for our Bridal Collection that launched this past March 2010 during Charleston Fashion Weeks Bridal Couture show. Please call 843-805-7193 to make an appointment to view the collection!

    Please call 843-805-7193 to make an appointment to view the collection!

     

  • Press: Charleston Wedding Magazine Fall-Winter 2012


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    We just received the new Charleston Weddings Magazine in the mail and we are swooning over every detail. Especially one small detail – we are featured three times!!!

    We are beyond thrilled to have three different LulaKate pieces exhibiting in the mag!!! Here is a sneak peak of the LK highlights:

    Above: LulaKate Angela Sassy Stripes in Off White and Cement Shantung!

    Above: LulaKate Westwood gown

    For inquiries on the Westwood gown please contact hello@lulakate.com or call 843.805.7193

    Above: Novak gown inspired cake by Jim Smeal  ( more on how this fabulous cake came about from our gown here!)

    For inquiries on the Novak gown please contact hello@lulakate.com or call 843.805.7193 !

    Go grab your copy of Charleston Wedding Magazine from the local newstand for more show stopping weddings with all of the delicious details!

  • Press: Charleston Magazine Spring 2014


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  • Press: Charleston Magazine F/W 13


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  • Press: Charleston Magazine


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    Additional Outtakes from this Shoot: These gorgeous images are all courtesy of one of our favorite photographers and good friends, Juliet Elizabeth! We love you!

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  • Press: Brides of Northern Texas


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  • Press: Brides of North Texas


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    LulaKate’s Angela dress is featured in Brides of North Texas this month! We are so thrilled to be a part of this feature. If you live in Texas and would like to view our collection you can go to Bella Bridesmaid of Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, or Houston!

     

  • Press: Brides Magazine


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  • Press: Bella Bridesmaid!


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    Bella Bridesmaid and the wonderful founder, Bridget Brown, were featured on Bridebound’s blog spot this week! The article explains Bridget’s vision for the first bridal boutique exclusively for brides to select chic bridesmaid collections they’re bridal party will love. LulaKate was featured in the artcile as one of the lines sold exclusively at Bella Bridesmaid.

    The article talks about the goal of Bella Bridesmaid as a franchise and Bridget had some great advice for brides-to-be:

    “You don’t have to come to us with an exact style or color, but give us some details on what grabs you–what palettes you are drawn to, formal versus casual, clean lines versus flowy … Bring a few key decision makers but leave the entourage behind for the first appointment.”

    Click here to check out the full article . Do your bridesmaids a favor and book your appointment at a Bella Bridesmaid near you!

  • Press: Atlanta Weddings Fall 2010


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    LulaKate was featured in Atlanta Weddings this Fall! We are so thrilled to have our Gina dress in buttercup shantung in this months magazine. If you live in Atlanta, go visit the Bella Bridesmaid or book your appointment today!

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  • Press: Alabama Bride 2010


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    Pick up this years copy of Alabama Weddings and you will find us on pgs. 114, 115, 166, 204, 205. The spread below is our Christy Dress in varying colors and fabrics. We’ve been told that every girl who’s ever been a brdiesmaid has that Christy Ruffle dress hanging in her closet! If you’re a ‘Bama resident, you can view our collection with the amazing ladies at Bella Bridesmaid Birmingham!

    Book your appointment by calling today 205-871-2383

  • Press: A Lowcountry Wedding Winter/Spring 2015


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  • Press On! The Knot Fall 2013


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  • 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

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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}

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    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 helps make a Dream Wedding come true!


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    Those Brides out there who have only dealt with a few headaches or mishaps during their wedding planning will consider themselves blessed after learning of Jeanetta’s story. Months ago, LulaKate was contacted by Bella Bridesmaid in New York City to help make the dream wedding of Bride-to-Be, Jeanetta, come true. Jeanetta got engaged this past Spring and started planning immediately for a May 2012 Wedding. Many brides run into the unexpected– but soon after Jeanetta got engaged, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to the financial, emotional, and physical implications of battling the disease, her wedding plans were put on hold.

     
    The Rachael Ray Show soon learned of her story and wanted to surprise her with the wedding she had begun to plan. When Rachael’s staff reached out to Bella Bridesmaid in New York City, Bella Bridesmaid turned to LulaKate to be the outfitter for her wedding gown! Words can’t describe what an honor and privilege it was to be a part of such a special day in Jeanetta’s life. She looked absolutely stunning in her Pam Bridal Alternative Gown. The entire day of surprises was celebrated and aired on The Rachael Ray Show’s October 25th episode. Check your listings for repeat airings and read Jeanetta’s full story by clicking on the photo below

    LulaKate thanks the many partners and people that joined together in making a strong and courageous woman’s dream wedding come true. It was such a special moment for everyone here to see how happy and beautiful Jeanetta looked when she stepped out to walk down the aisle.

  • 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.

  • Lucky Magazine


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    We’re in Lucky Magazine!!

  • Have You Seen? Our Latest Ad Campaign!


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    Above are three of our beautiful new ads currently circulating in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, & Charleston Weddings Magazine!

    Images from none other than Sully Sullivan, next week’s Photographer Spotlight!!

  • 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!

     

    Lulakate Lookbook 2017 | Rachel Red Photography | www.lulakate.com/blog

     

    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.

     

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

     

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    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!

     

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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.

  • Garden and Gunning for RTW!


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    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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  • Did you see our Pearl Dress in the latest issue of InStyle Weddings?


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    We were thrilled to be selected as the feature dress for the latest Bella Bridesmaid national ad in the Fall issue of InStyle Weddings! The Pearl dress is shown here in Aqua Shantung with a mini-party skirt.

  • Creativity: Cakes and Couture


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    We were fortunate to be featured in Charleston Magazine’s Fall-Winter 2012 issue a few times, and one of our favorite articles was Best-Dressed Desserts: a true celebration of cake. We loved it for the obvious reasons (butter cream filling and chocolate ganache), but more importantly we loved seeing the inspiration these talented cake designers gathered from a select, few wedding gowns. We had no idea that cake designing, much like wedding gown designing, is a process involving inspiration, contemplation, and sketch work.

    So when we were told that the wonderful cake designer Jim Smeal created this gorgeous cake shown above using inspiration from our Novak gown, we were floored. Little did we know that when working this rich, embroidered organza into a gown it would also give way to rich, almond-praline decadence.  We are beyond amazed with what has been created and have a new found respect for our favorite sugar fix. It is a beautiful thing to see talent and creativity mesh in such a delicious way!

  • Charleston Weddings: Spring 2016


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