I'm really Really excited to share that my floral work is featured on the Kate McDonald Website. Kate McDonald has designed some of my favorite dresses for years. It is a special feeling and an honor to share artistry with someone you admire and then see they like your composition enough to feature it as part of their collateral.
To tell you a bit more about the fabulous designer behind the Charleston, South Carolina brand, Katherine McDonald began designing dresses as a child. She always loved sketching, sewing and spending time with her mother at the local fabric store. Knowing this brings a nostalgic joy from my own childhood. It conjures up memories with my mom and grandmother drawing, cutting, and shopping for patterns, glorious fabrics and sewing. I grew up loving to sew, too, and I believe it's woven into the the tapestry of my life's work.
The North Carolina native's first line was named LulaKate in honor of her great-great grandmother. Her next line was named after herself. I believe good fun, strong women, genuine kindness and tough families make the world go round so these meaningful names are right in line with my values.
Creating compositions to compliment her dresses always seems effortless to me. In fact, it was a recipe mix effortlessly developed to showcase world flowers mixed with native blooms including South American grown Rosaprima Free Spirit Rose, Certified American Grown Alaskan Scenic Place Peonies and Resendiz Brother's California Protea, wild olive, foraged blueberry branches and my grandmother's honeysuckle vine with this gown. Charleston Magazine's Style Q&A with Katherine McDonald explains why I think it's a natural fit between my flower and her dress brands. When asked how her personal style translates to her designs she says, "My style is very relaxed and simple. I don’t like a lot of fuss. I am the most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt." I have to say, easy, uncontrived style describes me and my floral designs reflect it. Maybe this is why our creations are so friendly together!
This collaboration is featured by Southern Weddings, here. It’s also featured in print by Paprika Southern Magazine. If you like, check out Hand Painted McLeod Gown by Kate McDonald Bridal for a closer look at the beautiful imagery by Lisa Blume. Meanwhile, below is an excerpt of the feature just as originally posted—
This darling shoot featured on Southern Weddings is a true blessing and just so darn adorable! If you are a bride who wants something very unique and truly memorable, our handpainted McLeod gown is a great choice. Everything from a sweet flower girl to a completely decked out floral display on the back of a getaway car, the inspiration is perfect for a Springtime wedding. And we have to give mention to this hand painted tiered cake from Buttercream Bakeshop! We would definitely have a hard time eating it as it’s just so pretty!
Make sure to check out the stunning florals from Christy Griner Hulsey and Amanda Griner Currier of Colonial House Flowers as well. We love their use of proteas and huge peonies!
Thank you Kelly Cannon Events and Paprika Southern for choosing to feature our handpainted McLeod gown. Having these amazing vendors come together and create such a dreamy and fun styled shoot is so exciting.
Photography: Lisa Blume Photography // Planning and Styling: Kelly Cannon Events // Art Direction: Paprika Southern // Floral Design: Colonial House Flowers // Venue: Legare Waring House // Baked Goods: Buttercream Bakeshop // Vintage Car: Lowcountry Valet and Shuttle Co. //
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