Friday, April 29, 2011

Kate's Wedding Gown: Gorgeous Lace

What an amazing vision it was - seeing Kate Middleton for the first time gave us goose bumps! We were anticipating her gown for so long and it didn't disappoint. She managed to pull off a modern look (deep V-neckline) and yet remain modest at the same time (traditions)! We love lace and it will always be synonymous with weddings. Queen Victoria wore a lace veil on her wedding day in 1840, brides fell in love with the look and copied her. When we issued a sneak peek look at dresses for our Fall 2011 Collection all of our friends and fans loved the look of style 121 from the Bonny Classic Collection. 

If you saw any pictures from the recent bridal runway shows you might have noticed that lace was already making a new statement in the Fall 2011 designer collections. Ours is no exception! We have a few gorgeous lace offerings for our brides such as style 1112 from the Unforgettable Collection:

Our Essence collection has a soft, flowing lace covered strapless gown that comes with a little lace caplet (especially handy if your church requires covered shoulders!). We are pleased to offer this sneak peek look at style 8106

Every bride is a princess on her wedding day. We have the best job in the world - designing and making dresses that will make you feel like a princess...thank you for allowing us to share our visions with you!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding Gowns Throughout Time

We are waiting, just like everyone else, to get the first glimpse of Kate Middleton's wedding gown. Just for fun and until we can add Kate Middleton's dress to this list, let's take a look back at other Royal Wedding Gowns:

Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife, was the third child and the eldest daughter of King Edward VII. She was married on July 7, 1889

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, known more as the Queen Mother (she is Queen Elizabeth's mother) wore a simple flapper-inspired gown when she married on April 26, 1923

The Queen Mother's daughter, Elizabeth, known today as the Queen of England, was married on November 20, 1947

Princess Grace of Monaco's gown had twenty-five yards of silk taffeta and ninety-eight yards of tulle! She was married on April 19, 1956

Princess Margaret of Snowdon, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth was the first Royal to have her wedding televised. She was married on May 6, 1960

Anne, the Princess Royal, is Queen Elizabeth's daughter and the sister of Prince Charles. Her first marriage was on November 14, 1973

The most photographed Princess in the world! The People's Princess was married to Prince Charles on July 29, 1981. 

Sarah, Duchess of York, also known as "Fergie" married Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's 2nd son, on July 23, 1986

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, married Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth, on June 19, 1999

Princess Mathilde of Brabant's is the wife of the heir apparent to the Belgian throne, Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant. They were married on December 4, 1999

Princess Mabel Wisse of Orange-Nassau's is the wife of Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (second son of Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands). Her wedding dress had 248 hand-made bows! They were married on April 24, 2004

Princess Mary Elizabeth Donaldson is the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. This is another fairytale romance between a prince and a commoner.They were married on May 14, 2004

Princess Letizia Ortiz of Asturias is the wife of Felipe, Prince of Asturias, who is heir apparent to the Spanish throne. They were married on May 22, 2004

Princess Victoria of Sweden is the heiress-apparent to the Swedish throne. If she ascends to the throne as expected, she will be Sweden's fourth queen. She was married on June 19th, 2010 and she wore the gold crown her mother wore on her wedding day in 1976

Princess Tatiana Blatnik of Greece and Denmark is the wife of Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark He is the son of King Constantine II of Greece, Prince of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess of Denmark. They were married on August 25, 2010

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sneak Peek - Fall 2011 Bridal Gown Collection

We wanted to share a few more styles with everyone from our brand new Fall 2011 Collection! These are just a sneak peek - the full line will be available for viewing soon! This is a great time to debut a few sneak peeks because our Love Story Wedding Gown giveaway is coming to a close! The winner of the Love Story giveaway will be able to choose any gown from our Fall 2011 Collection! We hope you love this new line as much as we do!

Style 123

Style 124

Style 125

Style 126

Style 128

Style 129

Style 131

Style 132

Style 136

Win a Wedding Gown from Bonny Bridal

Just wanted to let all of our friends and fans know that our Love Story wedding gown giveaway will close on April 30th....that is just 4 DAYS AWAY!! We know that everyone getting married has a Love Story - and we want to hear about it! 

The official entry form is located on our Facebook Fan Page (under the Contest link on the left hand side of the page). We will pick 5 stories that will move on to the live voting phase of the contest. Let me tell you, it is NOT going to be easy! So far, every story we have read has touched us. We absolutely are so honored that you have shared your lives with thank you to those who have already entered...and for those is the time! Don't miss your chance to win the dress of your choice from our brand new Fall 2011 collection!

Official rules are here
Requirements are here

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Springtime Bridesmaid Gown - Purple

Oh how we love Spring! We have chosen style 7116 to help us celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday! A modest dress with softly pleated short sleeves and a modified square neckline. Beading outlines the empire waist with pleating draping across the dropped asymmetrical bodice. The A-line skirt has a soft drape falling from the beaded medallion. Today's gown is featured in Purple but, is available in all our Iridescent Taffeta colors: Pink, Bubble Gum, Fuchsia, Claret, Wine, Watermelon, Tangerine, Yellow, Celadon, Apple, Cornflower, Aqua, Sapphire, Copper, Grape, Black, Praline, White and Ivory

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Garden Wedding Gown for Spring!

Essence Collection style 8007 makes a perfect dress for a Spring wedding - don't you think? With its 3-dimensional flowers cascading along the skirt and semi-cathedral train it should be in a garden! Sharing the Spring love is style 7041. The soft, delicate Chiffon and fluttering leaf on one-shoulder just reminds us of the days of Spring!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Question of the Day

We asked our friends and fans to send us their bridal related questions and we figured we would answer them (if we can) right here. So, the first question we want to tackle is from a friend on Facebook. She asked:
"Do you get tired of seeing wedding dresses every day?"

It's a GREAT question! We have been doing this for 28 years! You would think that seeing wedding dresses (and a lot of them) would get old but, the answer is NO! Every year, we come out with 2 collections: Spring and Fall. Typically, we add about 50 dresses each season. When the complete collections arrive there is always a "buzz" in the office. Everyone is excited to see the completed designs! They start out as sketches and then come to life! We get to photograph them...and it's FUN!

We are getting ready to debut our Fall 2011 Collection to everyone...and we are so excited to show all the dresses to you! Recently, people have been talking about Market Week and what's been showing on the catwalks - and you can expect to see the designs you are hearing about from us! Delicate flower details, soft feminine ruffles and lot's of gorgeous beading! 

Do you have a question for us? We would love to answer it! Just email us here!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Glamorous Wedding Gown

1. full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive,especially in a mysterious or magical way.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Feel The Love - Win a Wedding Gown

We have been getting submissions for our Love Story giveaway all week and we want to thank everyone who is sharing the love with us! We have loved reading your stories about how you met, how he proposed and what your plans for the future are! Now, we want to make sure you share the love! Tell your friends, family, co-workers about our giveaway - a lucky bride is going to win her dream wedding gown from our Fall 2011 wedding gown collection!

Enter on our Facebook Fan page - and make sure you "like" us....we like you!

Monday, April 4, 2011

April is the month of love!

We are celebrating love this month! We are having a Love Story contest this month - submit your love story (or if you have a best friend, sister, mom....anyone getting married: share their story!). We will pick 5 stories to be voted on and the winner will get their choice of any gown from our Fall 2011 Wedding Gown Collection!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fall 2011 Wedding Gown Catalog Cover

We would love to thank everyone for participating in our contest to pick our Fall 2011 Wedding Gown catalog cover!! We appreciate the feedback from all our friends! 

The winning entry was from:
Jamie Cutlip

The winning photo was:

This is style 8111 from the Essence Collection

Love Story Contest: Share yours you could win a wedding gown!

Additional information:
The official rules for this contest should be read and can be downloaded here
If you have any questions about this contest please email us here
"Like" us on Facebook here
Share this with your family or friends! The story can be submitted by anyone. We encourage mom's, grandmothers, best friends or the groom-to-be to submit love stories on behalf of the bride!
Remember the wedding must be taking place after November 1st, 2011
Important updates to this contest and all stories will be available on our Facebook Fan Page

And, most importantly, thank you for sharing your love story with us! 
We are truly honored to share this momentous day with you! 
Your stories are why we love what we do!