LulaKate & Katherine McDonald 2016 Collection {Charleston Weddings’ Spring Bridal Week Sponsored by REEDS Jewelers and Forevermark}

LulaKate & Katherine McDonald 2016 Collection {Charleston Weddings’ Spring Bridal Week Sponsored by REEDS Jewelers and Forevermark}

By | March 25, 2016

As a gentle breeze blew through the iron gates of the William Aiken House, Charleston’s leading wedding industry folks joined Lowcountry brides in the manse’s courtyard for the LulaKate and Kate McDonald bridal and bridesmaids presentations as a part of Charleston’s Spring Bridal Week. The venue was styled with a palette inspired by the just-launched 2016 Kate McDonald maids line—dove gray, blush, cream, and blue—and took chic shape with Luke Wilson Events at the helm. Lounges with large brass lanterns and fur pillows welcomed guests to kick back and enjoy One and Only Hooch or Firefly cocktails and treats from Patrick Properties Hospitality Group and pastry chef Jessica Grossman as they waited for the fashion presentation to begin. Once everyone took their seats (in charming white “eternity” chairs from EventHaus), the show kicked off with preppy LulaKate bridesmaid looks followed by boho Kate McDonald maids’ frocks and then Kate McDonald’s romantic bridal gowns. Brides and planners alike took note of the runway setup for wedding party inspiration: the models walked down slate flagstone paths to the arbor (the oft-used site of real-life ceremonies there), where Flora had turned the creeping fig wall into a blooming flower installation that perfectly framed each of the young women as they posed. When each then crossed a tiny arched footbridge over the koi pond, the gentle wind teased each ensemble’s accents, from  lace sleeves to sea blue tulle skirt overlays. Three cheers to the fabulous Marni Pictures for capturing these amazing shots for us to relive the moments, and to designer Katherine McDonald herself for making Charleston so pretty year in and year out!


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Photographer: Marni Pictures | Venue: William Aiken House

Gowns: LulaKate + Kate McDonald Bridal | Live Event Painting: Wed On Canvas

Planning + Design: Luke Wilson Events | Florals: FLORA | Papers: Dodeline | Styling: Lindsey Nowak

Catering + Bar: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | Rentals: EventHaus | Makeup: ABP Makeup

DJ: Mike Bills Entertainment | Sponsors: REEDS Jewelers + Forevermark + Mary Alice Monroe

Tito’s Vodka + Hooch + Firefly Distillery

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