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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A story from a Bonny Bride...

I met my husband at my place of employment in 2001. We became the best of friends and fell in love. We got engaged at Fortunes Rocks Beach in Biddeford Maine. I found my dress in a bridal magazine and was amazed to find a store near my hometown that carried Bonny Bridal gowns. I thought I wanted a dress with navy trim so I went to the store to order the dress of my dreams. 

While I was at the store I found out my dress could be ordered with a few choices of trim. I thought I wanted navy until I saw the Wine colored trim on the ivory gown. I didnt have to look any further!!! I found my dress. We got married in August 2003 in Poland Spring Maine and we have been living happily ever after ever since.



Thank you Bonny Bridal for creating the dress of my dreams and in turn making my day amazing. I have gotten so many compliments to this day regarding the dress and the fairy tale wedding that coinsided with the dress.

Monday, June 28, 2010

For a Special Occasion...

Today we wanted to highlight one of our favorite social occasion dresses! Style 7810 has several uses - it can be used by a mother of the bride (since it comes in so many color choices!) and it can also be used as an informal bridal gown - since it also comes in white or ivory! This gown would be perfect for a destination wedding or beach wedding - don't you think?

Description: Strapless gown with a softly curved neckline embellished with floral embroidery and beadwork. The mermaid silhouette is finished with soft flowing layers of taffeta into the sweep train. The fabric used for this gorgeous dress is Iridescent Taffeta!

Here are the color choices available for style 7810:

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pretty Purple Bridesmaid Dress

Today we are featuring a dress from our Social Occasion wear collection. The back of style 7020 is gorgeous! We thought a delicate crystal necklace and bracelet set and paired with a purple and yellow bouquet would make this a gorgeous color palette for a wedding! This dress is also available in White, Ivory, Black, Red, Royal, Yellow and Hunter!

   




Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bonny Gowns - Out and About

Alice Hu has done it again! Such and interesting vision....being behind the camera can be hard enough to just trying to "get the picture" but you when you actually get the emotion, feeling....that is a great photograph!






Alice Hu Photography
Irvine, CA
626.274.2270


                                                                                        

Chicago Bridal Market!

We are already getting ready for the Spring line! Have to keep moving forward in this business! :) Fall has been showcased and is being delivered to stores....so we have moved on! Spring Markets - where we showcase all of our new styles for the upcoming season, get feedback from our retail partners and just take time to get to know our partners in this business! So...to all of our store fans that follow us ---will we be seeing you at the Chicago Bridal Market? You might even get to meet me this year...the elusive comedic (sometimes) blog writer!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Add A Little Color To Your Wedding Gown


We have been highlighting gowns from our Bonny Classic Collection of wedding gowns this month! We have so many dresses to choose from! If you won our giveaway this month for a Bonny Gown, would this be on your list? Today, we chose to highlight style 033. This gown is featured in the Fall 2010 Collection. If you are a bride who wants a little color in your wedding gown - this is the style for you! This gown is a
vailable in White or Ivory with any of the following colors: Blush, Coral, Yellow, Celadon, Palomino, Cloudy, Chocolate, Sky, Cornflower, Royal, Midnight, Pink, Lilac, Orchid, Aubergine, Black, Claret, Platinum, Jasmine, Fuchsia, Bubble Gum, and Azure!! Our photo shows style 033 with the color Aubergine. 

The back of this gown has a vertical bow and tails down the back of the semi-cathedral train! 

You could pair this bridal gown with style 7035 from our social occasion wear line (the vertical bows tie it all in!).

This gown is available in the following colors: Pink, Bubble Gum, Fuchsia, Claret, Wine, Watermelon, Tangerine, Yellow, Celadon, Apple, Cornflower, Aqua, Sapphire, Copper, Grape, Black, Praline, White, Ivory!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Our First Giveaway Is In Full Swing!

We would just like to say that we are loving ALL the entries we have received so far - the response has been awesome! Reading the comments every day - makes our day! We are thrilled to be able to offer this giveaway to a lucky reader! We have more surprises in store on our blog! We are thrilled to have you all here and just wanted to say "Thank You" to every one entering Our First Giveaway


The gown style I want to share with you today, from the Bonny Classic Collection is Style 043 from the Fall 2010 Line! It is a plain mermaid silhouette gown with a V- neckline in the front.  The shoulder straps wrap  around the back leading to the gorgeous back which has cascading ruffled layers that fall down onto the chapel train! The fabric used to make this dress is Empress Satin and Pleated Tulle! Choose between two colors: White/Platinum or Ivory/Platinum




Thursday, June 17, 2010

Borrow A Bonny Program

I get a lot of emails from brides looking for specific dresses carried in stores near them. I wanted to let everyone know we have a program called Borrow a Bonny. This program includes ALL of our collections (not just bridal!). This program was started many years ago - a way to help brides and our stores! The basics of the program are: If a store near you does not have the dress you are looking for in stock - and we do - we will send the dress to the store for you to see and try on! Usually, there is a small fee involved with this service that covers the shipping and handling to the store and back to us. We ask our brides to talk with their local stores to find out their exact policy on the borrow program! Some stores will refund you the fee if you place a special order for the dress you love! If you have any specific questions about the program you can always email us or talk to your local store! This is a great program that allows you to see and try on the dress before you buy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Encore Session from Alice Hu Photography

We are happy to introduce you to Alice Hu. She is a Wedding Photographer in Southern California - but also works around the world! The first time we chatted with her via email she was shooting in Hawaii (lucky huh?)!!

She set up an encore photo session of Tricia wearing a Bonny gown - in a pretty silver color!

For us, working with her has been so easy! She is very nice and personable - and her photos are beautiful. Check out her blog here or her website to see her work! Alice, and her husband Tim, also handle other types of Photography - from headshots to commercial real estate/products

Thank you, Alice (can't wait to work with you again!)....and thank you Trisha! You wear it well!





Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Pictures on our Website!

We have updated our website pictures to reflect the new gowns released in the Fall 2010 Collection - have you checked it out recently? Pay us a visit at http://www.bonny.com!



This is style 040. It was chosen as the cover gown for our catalog. It's a Strapless gown, made from Duchess Satin, with a beaded and embroidered sweetheart neckline. Pleats drape down the fitted bodice to the embroidered lace embellished dropped waist.  Gathers create fullness for the plain front skirt.  The lace-up leads to buttons that fall down the center back train to a decorated semi-cathedral train. It is available to order in White/Platinum or Diamond White/Platinum...


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pretty In Pink


Pink can be soft and speak of love! It can be bright and speak of excitement! No matter how you stack it up, Pink is a perfect wedding color. Many flowers are available year round in this color - giving you options galore! 






Lets share some super delicious shoes!




Betsey Johnson Calandra             
Designed by Badgley Mishka           




Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stunning Strapless Wedding Gowns

Strapless gowns continue to be in demand! In today's post we are highlighting some of the Top Selling styles from our Bonny Classic Collection - because you could be the lucky winner of any of these gowns!


Strapless gown with a softly curved neckline. Pleating folds down through the bodice to the beaded accent. The circle skirt adds fullness to the fitted bodice and semi-cathedral train. This gown available in White or Ivory.

Strapless gown with embroidered accents down the side of the bodice. Shirring falls from the neckline into the billowing tucked skirt and semi-cathedral train. This gown is available in the following colors: White/Platinum, White/Lavender/Platinum, Ivory/Platinum and Ivory/Lavender/Platinum

Strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. The lace trimmed empire waist is outlined by pleating that falls through the bodice and into the front skirt. The back is fitted wtih a lace-up and pleats that drape down into the semi-cathedral train scattered with lace appliques. Color choice are White and Ivory

If you are visiting our site for the 1st time - welcome! We are currently hosting a giveaway for a FREE BONNY WEDDING GOWN! Choose any gown from the Bonny Classic Collection - any color and any size!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Seeing Red

Red bridal gowns are still very popular with some brides - and we love COLOR! Are you a daring bride who would wear a dramatic, red wedding gown? Here are a couple of gowns from our Bonny Collection available in Red



A strapless, pleated, sweetheart neckline is emphasized by the crystals at the Empire waist. The asymmetrical pleating along the waist adds a slimming effect as it wraps around the skirt. The soft draping of the skirt and the billowy hem of the semi-cathedral train add drama. This gown is also available in White or Ivory - both with Platinum accents!


Off the shoulder gown has a sweetheart neckline created by shirring that criss crosses over the bodice to the beaded accent along the hip. The mermaid silhouette leads to an asymmetrical layered skirt and semi-cathedral train. This gown is also available in White or Ivory - both with Platinum accents!


Both of these gowns are available to be chosen in our Bridal Gown Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win one of these beautiful red wedding gowns!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Let's Celebrate! Our First Giveaway!

PLEASE NOTE: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED! STAY TUNED FOR THE WINNER!
We want to spread the word about our new blog! 
Let's celebrate!


We are giving away a dress to a lucky winner! Yay! We thought our very first giveaway should be from our signature collection: The Bonny Collection. Wehave been outfitting brides for over 25 years with this signature collection...and now you get a chance to win one! Here's the scoop:

WAYS TO ENTER:

You can get up to 9 opportunities to enter our giveaway!

  • Get 1 entry for following our blog and leave a comment to let us know you are here! 
  • Get 1 entry if you blog about this contest! Leave an ADDITIONAL comment to let us know you did that with a link to the post! 
  • Get 1 entry if you twitter about this contest. Leave an ADDITIONAL comment to let us know you did that with a link to the post! You can find us on Twitter here!
  • Get 1 entry if you follow us on Facebook! You can find our facebook page here - we hope you friend us!
GET 5 BONUS ENTRIES:
  • Grab our blog button (on the right) and post it on your blog! This will get you 5 bonus entries! 

WHAT YOU WIN: Which gown will YOU choose? The winner of our first blog giveaway will get their choice of Bonny Bridal Gown - in their choice of size and color! You can view all our current Bonny bridal dresses on our website here!

GIVEAWAY DATES: This giveaway starts on June 1st, 2010 and will end on June 30th, 2010. A winner will be selected by random.org on or about July 1st, 2010!


Please remember that special order gowns will take about 3 months to order and be shipped to you! Plan accordingly! If the dress you choose is in stock, we can ship immediately, otherwise the winner will receive their gown on or about October 2010.


This giveaway is open to US Residents only

If you do not feel comfortable entering online we do have an option for you to mail in your entry. Type or hand print your first and last name, address, telephone number, email address and age, on a 3" x 5" piece of paper or note card, and place in the U.S. mail with proper postage addressed to:

Bonny MT
2675 Saturn Street
Brea, CA 92821

Attn: Blog Giveaway

Mailed entries must be received by June 30th, 2010
If you enter online, please do not mail an entry!