Ask the Experts: Katherine McDonald Bridal

Ask the Experts: Katherine McDonald Bridal

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Feb 13, 2015

2013_Lula_Kate_August_0135 We are very much looking forward to our  Kate McDonald Bridal and LulaKate bridesmaids trunk show February 26-28! In anticipation, we asked Owner and Designer Katherine McDonald a few questions in regards to her fabulous collections.

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1. What made you decide to separate the Kate McDonald bridal collection as its own brand separate from LulaKate? I wanted the bridal gowns and little white dresses to have their own identity. LulaKate is known for fun dresses in bright colors. I wanted the bridal gowns to be known for elegance, details and romance. I thought it was important for the two brands to have different looks since essentially they are different customers. Bridal is all about romance and love and bridesmaids should be about celebration and happiness for your friend (the bride). 2. How would you describe the aesthetic of your Kate McDonald Bridal collection? Romantic with a touch of whimsy. 3. Where do you find inspiration for your designs? I love old movies, old fashion photographs, fashion icons. 4. What is the inspiration behind your 2015 collection? When we found the hand-painted fabric that we used for the McLeod dress, we starting putting all of the other fabrics and details in place. We selected other complimentary fabrics like the ones used for the Alston and Drayton. We also wanted another show-stopper piece so we redesigned the Beatrice to make her more dramatic and just as stunning as the McLeod. [caption id="attachment_25933" align="aligncenter" width="625"]McLeod McLeod[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25940" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Alston Alston[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25941" align="aligncenter" width="624"]Drayton Drayton[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25935" align="aligncenter" width="624"]Beatrice Beatrice[/caption] 5.  Do you have a favorite gown in the collection?  McLeod - but the Waring is a close second. I love how the Waringâs train âfloats❠behind the bride as she is making her entrance down the aisle. [caption id="attachment_25936" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Waring Waring[/caption]   Here are some beauties we love from the bridal collection that will be here for the trunk show: [caption id="attachment_25946" align="aligncenter" width="625"]LaMour LaMour[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25947" align="aligncenter" width="626"]Lanier Lanier[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25945" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Blake Blake[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25948" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Lindsey Lindsey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25949" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Powell Powell[/caption]  

Join us for our Kate McDonald Bridal and LulaKate trunk show February 26th to the 28th by giving us a ring at 860.669.4596 or emailing This will be your last chance to take advantage of LulaKate's 20% off sale on all bridesmaid dresses in any color or fabric!

Can't get enough of LulaKate? Check out this photo shoot The White Dress by the shoreowner Beth Chapman recently styled for Style Me Pretty.

xoxo, TWD