Kate McDonald Intro
Kate McDonald creates simple, elegant bridal gowns perfect for the bride who knows that less can be so much more! These wedding dresses are classic and chic with a hint of prep. Collection begins at $1,600. To meet with a stylist to try Kate McDonald click here.
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A little Q&A with the designer:
Q. What is your design inspiration?
Usually a period in time. I love all things mid-century. Styles from the 50’s and 60’s were clean and simple. Fabric, texture and detail made a garment special. I believe in looking back at your wedding and loving your dress as much in 20 years as the first time you tried it on. From fabric sourcing to creating a new silhouette, I keep this in mind.
Q. Tell me two little known facts about you:
1. I once lived with two boys and a goat. Long story.
2. I have a mean addiction to Peeps.
Q. Describe your personal style:
Jeans and a sweater. I love to be comfortable. As a mother of two young boys, my days of wearing heels on a daily basis are long gone. I am a human jungle gym as soon as I walk in the door from work.
Q. What is your favorite article of clothing?
A pair of vintage cowboy boots from the 70’s I bought on eBay and a Vintage Mink Stole my husband gave me for Christmas a few years ago.
Q. Favorite vacation spot:
Jots Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, Jackson, Wyoming and Udaipur, India
Q. When did you know that you were going to design bridal?
I knew from an early age (6) that I wanted to design clothes. It wasn’t until my Ready-to-Wear Customers were asking me to design their wedding dresses that I started to design bridal. I love working with beautiful fabrics and having the limitations of a neutral color palette. It is very rewarding being a part of the most important dress in a woman’s life.
Q. Who is your style icon?
Living- SJP. Probably because Sex and The City was so influential in my 20’s. Past- Twiggy or Grace Kelly
Q. If you could dress any celebrity, who would it be? SJP
Q. What is the last great book that you read?
Pete the Cat - I have probably read it 50 times this past week. My 2 year old is somewhat obsessed with the little black feline.
Q. Any advice for brides?
Don’t stress over the details. Remember to take a moment during your wedding and look at all of the friends and family that have come to support you and your spouse. It’s a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by so much love. The wedding is just the beginning of a wonderful adventure. Remember there is a lifetime after the party.