Southern Weddings

Lula Kate + Kate McDonald Bridal

1.LulaKate.KateMcdonald.Bridal.Wedding-16 The stars aligned last fall when Beth Chapman of The White Dress reached out to me to photograph a shoot she put together with Lula Kate bridesmaids + wedding gown designer Kate McDonald.  It turned out to be the All-American , preppy girl dream bridal shoot (and I was swooning every second of the day--Kate McDonald even hand painted this wedding gown!).  We had a team of amazing creatives to pull off this bride + bridesmaid shoot , and Connecticut was the perfect backdrop.

Style Me Pretty published the shoot on their site today.  Please venture over + share some love!

I cannot wait to work with these fabulous ladies again!

XO,

Kat

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The Dream Team

Photographer:  Kat Harris

Creative Production + Stylist:  Beth, The White Dress

Hair:  Emily Reale

Make-up:  Jennie Fresa

Florals:  Hana Floral Design

Bridesmaid Dresses: Lula Kate

Wedding Gown:  Kate McDonald

Tablescape + Decor:  True Event

Linens:  La Tavola Linens

Invitations + Paperie:  Tie the Binds Weddings

A Brooklyn Bride and Her Maids | Southern Weddings Feature

Last month when I was in NYC shooting Bridal Market for Southern Weddings Magazine, I had the p-r-i-v-e-l-e-g-e to work with some of my absolute favorite East Coast vendors on an editorial Southern Charm meets Brooklyn shoot for Southern Weddings. I kind of want to write an Ode to the lovely ladies that made this shoot a reality, because I am just so blown away that I got the opportunity to work with such talented, driven, and sweet ladies.  (I will spare you of my poetry though!)

Please check out the feature that Southern Weddings did on the shoot HERE, and enjoy this Southern Meets City shoot!

Jackie Weppner of Merci New York was responsible for the amazing wardrobe styling from the:  2013 Reem Acra Wedding Gown via Gabriella Bridal Salon, to the polka dot tights, to the 2013 Donna Morgan dresses, to the Dolly Pearl Dresses, to the clutches, to the earrings, to the shoes.  Not only does Jackie have impeccable taste, she is one of the hardest workers I know, and man does she know how to style!  We've worked together the last several years, and I am consistently impressed by her!

Each time I work with the ladies of FaceTime Beauty I am just giddy.  Ladies of the East Coast, if you need your hair and make-up done call them.  Maysoon and Holly of FaceTime Beauty did a flawless job on all of the ladies.

Miss Kelly of 2H Flowers made all the delicate and feminine floral arrangements for the day.  I just wanted to take them all home with me!

Molly of Glitter + Rye is responsible for all the yumminess of the DIY Whiskey Bar (I mean really...how awesome is that!), the bow tie rack, the sear sucker napkins, the carmel popcorn, and all the wonderful details.  Molly is one busy woman, and was such a gem to hop on board with this shoot and make my vague ideas become a tasty reality.

Vendor Information:

Venue:  MyMoon Bar + Restaurant

Wardrobe Stylist:  Jackie, Merci New York

Table Scape Design:  Molly, Glitter + Rye

Florals:  2H Flowers

Hair + Make-up:  Maysoon + Holly, FaceTime Beauty

Wedding Gown:  Reem Acra via Gabriella Bridal Salon

Peach Bridesmaids Dresses:  Dolly Pearl

Lilac + Purple Bridesmaids Dresses:  Donna Morgan

Models:  Trinity, Hilary, Jessica

Photography:  Kat Harris

The Refined Woman | Southern Weddings

Today I am so excited to feature Miss Marissa and Miss Kristin of Southern Weddings Magazine on The Refined Woman. These two ladies are the dolls I got to traipse through NYC with last week for Bridal 2013 Market.

One thing that stood out to me is that they stayed true to the Southern Weddings brand.  I think that is extremely important even as we photograph weddings, editorial, or meet with clients.  Our name and our whole person represent our brand, and yes that means the clothes we wear, and even the colors we choose within our wardrobe.

Now onto some yummy (that's my new word from Kristin) wardrobe selections from the Southern Weddings Ladies as they took over NYC last week.

Above is Miss Kristin in her to-die-for Lilly Pullitzer dress.  Can you get more southern than Lilly?  Here's what she had to say about the look:

  • Why did you choose this particular look for NY Bridal Market?  Shift dresses are one of my go-to favorites because they look professional and simultaneously functional.  I knew we would have a crazy first full day, so I wanted something withstand all the shuffling and still look respectable.
  • Was it a success or failure?  Why?  I thought it was a huge success because I felt comfortable and trendy, while definitely not ‘New York Chick’, it was true to my classic Southern style.
  • Can you list the brands of all the major/key pieces from the look? Dress:  Lilly Pulitzer (similar); Shoes:  Nine West ; Jewelry:  Pearls (gift from my parents)

This is what happened when I told them to be serious.

Sunday morning after the Ines di Santo show we hustled over to the High Line to grab some shots of Marissa.

Marissa your polka dots and sequins could not have been done in a more classy way.  (Side note folks notice her nail polish; it ties everything together quite nicely).

  • Why did you choose this particular look?  I chose the polka dot shirt because it made me feel like I came out of a Kate Spade look book! : ) I love Kate Spade, but the prices are a little steep, so the sequined collar + polka dots felt very KS without the price tag. I also chose paints that day because it was quite cold and I was refusing to wear a coat!
  • Was it a success or failure?  Why?  Both outfits were a success in my book:)
  • Can you list the brands of all the major/key pieces from the look?  Polka dot shirt:  Nordstrom Rack;  Black pants:  Loft ; Shoes:  Tory Burch; Belt: Nordstrom; Watch:  Michael Kors;  Necklace:  Moon and Lola; Bracelets:  David Yurman

All images photographed by:  Kat Harris