Katherine McDonald began designing dresses when she was a child. She always loved sketching, sewing and spending time with her mother at the local fabric store. After exploring various corporate jobs, Katherine set out to design her first Ready-to-Wear line in 2003. LulaKate (Lula for her great-great grandmother and Kate for Katherine) led to her successful bridesmaid line of fun and flirty classic silhouettes that are available in over 50 boutiques.
Shortly after her own wedding, Katherine started designing bridal gowns for clients under the LulaKate label. In 2014 , Katherine decided that the bridal gowns and little white dresses deserved their own label and Kate McDonald Bridal was born.
Working with luxurious fine European fabrics, delicate details and happy brides is a dream come true. We are proud and committed to being sewn in the USA using the finest specialty fabrics. Kate McDonald Bridal is headquartered in beautiful Charleston, SC with custom design services available at our flagship location. The Bridal Gown Collection is also available at select bridal salons across the country.