Kate McDonald

Based around the corner from us in Charleston, South Carolina, Katherine (Kate) McDonald is a local darling known for her classic cuts, creative fabrics and commitment to southern grace.

Named after her grandmother, Kate McDonald launched LulaKate in 2013 offering ready-to-wear collections of flattering, flirty bridesmaids dresses in bold hues that consistently charmed. Overnight she made her splash on the Charleston wedding scene, and soon branched out to her bridal gown collections branded under the Kate McDonald label.

Sewn in the USA, Kate McDonald provides the finest specialty fabrics, flexibility, and delicate details that are sure to delight. Southern Protocol Bridal is proud to carry the Little White Dresses line which is a favorite among our Belles for rehearsal dinners and special events.

“My [Little White Dress] was perfect for making me stand out as the bride at my rehearsal dinner. Best part? I can wear it again!”

Get to know the designer

Who is your favorite leading lady?

Michelle Obama if it can be anyone or Grace Kelly if it’s an actress.  

My favorite cocktail is…

Palapa Mas

My dream honeymoon would be…

The Maldives