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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway!

Today is the last day to enter our gown giveaway from the Unforgettable Collection! We hope you entered and we want to wish good luck to all of you! The winner will be announced on or about August 1st!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

San Diego Beach - Encore Bridal Session

We love getting photographs of our gowns at weddings but, getting pictures of encore sessions are so much more creative! You do not have to worry about your dress being perfect for the "big day" and you can let loose! Rachel from Brilliant Imagery was on her west coast road trip photographing brides who were happy to just get a little crazy - the result? Well, they speak for themselves! Awesome work Rachel...Thank you for sending us these we appreciate it so much!

















































Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Real Bride - Yvette

We are pleased to share the story of our Bonny Real Bride - Yvette with you! Yvette was married (to Adam) on  July 3, 2010 in a beautiful vineyard! Her photographer, Greg Cleaver in Kelowna, British Columbia, captured the gorgeous photos you see below!

Yvette wrote: "I came across my Bonny dress after a horrible experience in another store. I was pretty down that afternoon and the last store I walked into took me in without an appointment because they felt so bad for me. I tried on dress after dress but the consultant had this one picked out for me from the start. When she was doing up the back I knew it was the dress because it just felt right and I felt beautiful in it. On the day of the wedding I had so many compliments about how beautiful my dress was. It glimmered in the sun and swooped across the dance floor effortlessly. Thank you for making the perfect dress for me and for so many other women!"


THANK YOU YVETTE! You rocked in your dress! You looked amazing on your wedding day! We wish you and Adam many years of wedded bliss...congratulations!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bonny hits San Francisco!


Rachel, from Brilliant Imagery, is back on her wild roadtrip! Here are some beautiful Bonny brides in gorgeous San Francisco! 

Gown of the Day

We took an informal poll on our Facebook page asking our brides their wedding colors. Black and white seemed to be the most popular colors - with an accent color thrown in! We love black and white so our gown of the day is style 1019 - a delicious dress from the Unforgettable Collection. This gown has a fit and flare silhouette. 


The simple, strapless gown has a banded waist that is covered with rich embroidery and beading. Buttons down the back lead to the inverted pleated semi-cathedral train with scattered lace accents. This gown is available in other colors as well - Blush, Coral, Yellow, Celadon, Palomino, Cloudy, Chocolate, Sky, Cornflower, Royal, Midnight, Pink, Lilac, Orchid, Aubergine, Claret, Platinum, Jasmine, Fuchsia, Bubble Gum and Azure!


Here are some beautiful accents for your black and white affair!

Today, cupcakes are more popular than ever at weddings! With this yummy creation you will not lose the top half of the cake (would you save it for a year?) and your guests get to choose from the many flavors cupcakes are available in!
This is our last week to enter our giveaway! This month we are offering a lucky bride the opportunity to win any dress from our Unforgettable Collection! If you are viewing our blog for the first time you can click on this link to enter now! The giveaway will close this Saturday! You have an opportunity to get 9 entries into the giveaway! Good luck to all. xoxo

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Desert Bride

Here are some images we got from Brilliant Imagery. Rachel, the photographer, is on a roadtrip taking photos for brides and friends!




Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gown of the Day

It's been so hot lately that I figured for a change of pace our Gown of the Day would be a light and airy Chiffon gown! I also chose to highlight a gown from our Unforgettable Collection - because well, you know, we have this giveaway going on - all month long!! A lucky bride is going to be able to choose any style she wants from our entire collection! Have you entered?


Style 1722 grabbed my attention! It's a very soft, flowing Chiffon gown that flatters the figure! It's a strapless gown with a softly curved neckline. Shirring through the bodice is centered with intricate embroidery and beading. The full A-line and semi-cathedral train is finished with the same decoration.







Thursday, July 15, 2010

Encore Bridal Session - Lovely Leaf Studios

Here is an encore bridal session, photographed in Orange County, California by Lovely Leaf Studio. I thought there were some amazing shots...check out the entire photo shoot on their blog (do you love the 4th of July photos?!) or see them on Facebook!



Chiffon Unforgettable Wedding Gown

We had an email from a bride today who bought style 1919. It's a gorgeous Chiffon wedding gown and since we are still doing the giveaway this month for an Unforgettable gown, I thought I would highlight it as our Gown of the Day. 

Shirred chiffon shoulder straps lead to the deep V-neckline with a sheer lace modesty inset. An embroidered and beaded medallion centers the shirred band along the empire waist. The split front overlay drapes down the A-line skirt. The semi-cathedral train is finished with beaded lace appliques. Made from Chiffon and Tulle, this gown is available in White/Platinum and Ivory/Platinum
The bride who purchased this gown was looking for a matching veil - we are recommending a veil from Bel Aire Bridal Veil. I love this simple veil with a rhinestone edge. I found this veil online for $117 (not including headpiece) at Wedding Accessory Superstore (please check references before purchasing anything online!).



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Real Bride - Taylor Stacks


I had a few basic elements in mind that I would like to have in a wedding gown: neo-vintage, champagne colored, tulle, lace, bead-work. With those things in mind I went looking online. I saw many things I liked but most of them were not what I had my heart set on. Being a young plus size woman can make what is already a tedious experience even more discouraging. When my mother, maid of honor, and I found this dress  in an Atlanta bridal store stockroom, every standard for my perfect dress went flashing in bright lights in my head. This style SCREAMED everything that makes my personality what it is. As I walked down the aisle to my husband's side, in this absolutely breathtaking gown, I knew I couldn't have picked a more amazing dress. I never had people look at me with that much awe in my life! Later, I was asked if the dress was a family heirloom gown. "No," I told them, but I thought to myself, "It will be." 

Hopefully, that says everything I felt about my experience with your company. It was honestly the most beautiful I've ever felt, and I can thank you guys for that. I also have a picture attatched that I would like on my profile. 

Thanks SO much!
Taylor Stacks
(Essence style 8806)

Save The Date! Wish Upon A Wedding Event!


Couples planning to be married can bid for wedding-related auction items online starting in October or at a Blissful Wishes Balls Nationwide in November, with all proceeds benefiting  Wish Upon a Wedding .  This new organization is the world's first nonprofit that provides weddings for individuals facing life-threatening illness.
 
Wish Upon a Wedding is currently seeking donated products or services in 46 cities, ranging from wedding gowns to tuxedos, invitations to cakes, and limousine services to honeymoons. It only takes a moment to register and make a difference in someone's life at  https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?auctionId=115386483 !  Be sure to add your item to the correct category (city), and don’t forget to include your company logo and URL.  What a great advertising opportunity~ and you'll be making a positive difference in someone's life who truly deserves it!

Bonny is a proud supporter of Wish Upon a Wedding! We will be attending the Gala in November! And we have already donated an item for the auction! Can't wait!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chocolate Brown

A great choice from our Unforgettable Collection - style 1913. This gown is shown with a brown satin band but it comes in so many other colors! We found some adorable accessories to accent this gown...


Lace covered sheer shoulder shoulder straps lead into the scoop neckline bodice. A satin band wraps around the wasit with a centered rhinestone embellishment. The lace continues to fall down the fit and flare silhouette of the skirt into scattered lace down the semi-cathedral train. This gown is made from Organza, Tulle and Satin. It is pictured in Ivory/Chocolate but comes in the following colors: White and Ivory with Blush, Coral, Yellow, Celadon, Palomino, Cloudy, Chocolate, Sky, Cornflower, Royal, Midnight, Pink, Lilac, Orchid, Aubergine, Black, Claret and Platinum. 


And for your hair...we found this adorable clip!

Gown of the Day

Our July giveaway is ongoing for a free wedding gown from our Unforgettable Collection so, today, I wanted to highlight one of our best selling styles - style 1816




Style 1816 is a sleeveless gown with shirring covering the shoulder straps creating the V-neckline into the shirred empire band. Embroidered lace covers the modest neckline panel and then falls below the empire band into the full princess cut skirt. The back is fitted wtih lace up ties and a decorated semi-cathedral train. This gown is made from Princess Organza and comes in White/Platinum/Gold and Ivory/Platinum/Gold



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Strapless Star!

Today, I would like to highlight style 1004 from our Unforgettable line. If you are the lucky winner of our gown giveaway this month, which is ANY style of Unforgettable collection, you could choose this gown from the Blog Giveaway


This strapless gown has a soft sweetheart neckline. Beaded lace falls from the neckline into the ruched cinched waist. The full A-line skirt has lace decorating the hem. Buttons drape down the back into the soft pleats along the decorated semi-cathedral train. It is made from French Taffeta and Tulle and comes in White/Silver and Ivory/Silver. Not sure you want to go with a Strapless gown? No worries! We made a jacket, that is sold separately, that compliments this style beautifully (style 1099).







Friday, July 2, 2010

Win a Dress from the Unforgettable Collection - Plus Size Gown Giveaway!

Our first gown giveaway was a success....let's do it again! During the month of July we are offering a lucky bride the chance to win her choice of bridal gown from the Unforgettable Collection! Brides come in all shapes and sizes - and so does style! Our collection of plus size bridal gowns emphasize your curvy figure! 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 (click up on the left hand corner of the page where it says "FOLLOW") and leave a comment to let us know you are here - an email address helps if we need to contact you! 
Get 1 entry if you have a blog and write about this contest (with a link back to it) you get an ADDITIONAL entry! Leave an ADDITIONAL comment to let us know you did that with a link to the post! 
Get 1 entry if you tweet - 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! (If you are already our friend you are eligible! Just leave a comment letting us know!)


GET 5 BONUS ENTRIES:
Grab our blog button (on the right) and post it on your blog or website! This will get you 5 bonus entries! Just cut and paste the code provided and add it to your blog or website! Already have our button on your page? Just let us know where to find it!






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


GIVEAWAY DATES: This giveaway starts on July 1st, 2010 and will end on July 31st, 2010. A winner will be selected by random.org on or about August 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 November 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 July 31st, 2010. If you enter online, please do not mail an entry!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bonny Real Bride - Taylor

We were sent these beautiful pictures of Taylor from her mom! Taylor was married on June 5, 2010 in Essence style 8806. Keep an eye out for Taylor's story (which she is sending soon!).
Taylor's mom is a photographer in Alabama and she took these gorgeous pictures of her beautiful daughter!
Style 8806 is a strapless gown that has an A-line silhouette and beaded sweetheart neckline. The intricate lace is an embroidered floral and scroll pattern of satin that is cut out and places on organza covereing the fitted bodice, skirt and semi-cathedral train. The basque waist is emphasized by the pleated satin overlay and beaded medallion. It is made from Cutwork Lace and Royal Satin.

We Have a Winner for our Gown Giveaway!

First, we would like to thank EVERYONE who entered! You made our first giveaway a huge success! We compiled all the entries into a spreadsheet and random.org picked the winner!


We would like to congratulate: Latasha - entry #57! You have won your choice of any Bonny Classic Bridal Gown! Please contact us at info@bonny.com with your address, phone number and wedding date! We will email you instructions on where and how to order your gown! 


Didn't win? Don't be sad! We will be hosting another gown giveaway on our blog....stay tuned for more details!!!