Kate McDonald Maids Editorial

Kate McDonald Maids Editorial We are so excited to share photos from of our brand new bridesmaid collection, Kate McDonald Maids.The editorial shoot was set at Middleton Place Plantation and we spent a lovely day shooting in the gardens with Perry Vaile capturing it all beautifully! The inspiration for the shoot was a European garden which […]


Organic Elegance With Brooklyn

Finding the organic elegance with Brooklyn from the new 2016 Kate McDonald Bridal collection was easy. The detail of the lace and the structure of different textures and elements coming together is quite organic itself, but done with great care. The tulle cutaway skirt and slim skirt underneath give you as a bride almost a […]


Fall 2016 Bridal Editorial

Pictured above: Pelham Top with Tulle Cutaway Skirt Our Fall 2016 Bridal Editorial shoot was an eagerly anticipated event! Our original shoot was slated for October but a historic flooding event in Charleston prevented us from shooting and it was delayed until March. The setting for our shoot was a Mediterranean inspired garden, owned by […]


Real Bride Kate in Custom Kate McDonald

  If there was a way to wrap up a wedding and put it in your pocket so that you could have it forever, it may just be our real bride Kate and her bohemian Aspen wedding captured beautifully by Olivia Rae James! What a treat this was to see featured on Snippet & Ink […]

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Our Louise Gown In Key West

An oh so charming shoot by the fabulous Kelly Anne Photo! We adored her idea of a tropical paradise bridal session and knew our Louise gown would be perfect for this Key West location. From the forest to the sea, our multi-colored sequined gown shown bright despite the cloudy day, but sometimes those make for the […]


New Styles from Kate McDonald Maids

We are excited to add three new styles to the Kate McDonald Maids collection! Our Waverly dress is an off the shoulder style and can be worn with or without the shoulder ties. The Deane dress is a modern take on a halter style for a daring and elegant look. The Mercer dress is a […]

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Kate McDonald Beatrice Gown Styled

  Not only is it fun to to style and dream up a mood board full of things that you love, but our Beatrice gown makes it so easy! The Kate McDonald Beatrice gown styled can be as bespoke as you’d like. But today we’ve styled one of our favorite gowns with soft greens and ivories, added […]


Kate McDonald Spring Fashion Shows

Presented by Charleston Weddings Magazine, our Kate McDonald Bridal and Kate McDonald Maids 2016 Spring fashion shows were everything we dreamed of! Showcased at the gorgeous William Aiken House during the Charleston Spring Bridal Week, our event planning and design was perfectly constructed by our dear friend Luke Wilson Events with fabulous florals by Flora Fine Wedding & Event […]


Caroline Stephens

Our stunning bride Caroline is about to celebrate her 1 year anniversary. Caroline wore a custom version of our LaMour gown for her Palmetto Bluff wedding. She one was of the most beautiful, sweet and kind brides we have worked with over the years. I had the honor to not only dress her but also […]


Stefanie Gideon

In searching for the perfect wedding dress, Stefanie saved the best for last! After falling in love with the “McCants” gown online, Stefanie shopped around for a gown before heading to the Kate McDonald Flagship store. After finally trying on this classic gown she knew it was the one. Stefanie and her husband were married […]


Elizabeth Downey Rand

Bride Elizabeth was no stranger to Kate McDonald Bridal when she met with Katherine to design her wedding gown. As the owner of Bella Bridesmaids Richmond, she is well acquainted with LulaKate and knew her dress would be in good hands, though she adds the road trips to Charleston were a bonus! Elizabeth wanted a […]


Kwynn Everest

In picking out her wedding dress, Kwynn wanted a gown that fit her personality. While working with the bridal specialist at Kate McDonald Bridal, Kwynn found the Powell gown which she felt was the perfect preppy and fun dress for her special day. The strapless gown with organza stripes was ideal for the warm weather […]


Margeaux Ellington

Being a part of a bride’s day is always special.  When I met Margeaux in the summer of 2014 she handed me a photo and told me she wanted the same feeling of the picture but not the same dress.  I was thrilled to be able to be able to create something with just Margeaux […]