Monday, October 31, 2011

Attention Brides in: Chicago, Nashville, Ohio, Philly and Sacramento - Get your music on!


Music is a very important part of any wedding ceremony or vow renewal - there are several auctions without any bids in the Bid Your Wish For Wedded Bliss auction - that ends tonight! If you live in the cities listed below you have a great deal just waiting for you!

Chicago / DJ Package
Value $1,945.00
Opening Bid $195.00

Chicago / DJ Services
Value $1,400.00
Opening Bid $195.00

Nashville Area / Solo Acoustic Guitar player for entire wedding Day
Value $700.00
Opening Bid $149.00

Ohio / Deluxe DJ Wedding Package
Value $1,000.00
Opening Bid $250.00

Philadelphia / Ceremony Music
Value $500.00
Opening Bid $99.00

Philadelphia / String Duo, arranging, service and cocktail hour
Value $500.00
Leading Bid $160.00

Sacramento / DJ
Value $1,395.00
Leading Bid$150.00

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Now is the time to buy your Bonny Bridal Gown

There is only one day left for the Bid Your Wish For Wedded Bliss auction! We have up for auction ANY Bonny Bridal gown. The next bid is up to $340. You get a great deal and you help out a charity that means so much to us - Wish Upon a Wedding. Please...GO BID! While you are there bidding on the Bonny Bridal gown of your choice you need to check out all the other amazing goodies to use for your wedding! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Knot Magazine - Winter Edition 2011 - Sneak Peek Unforgattable Spring 2012 Gowns

If you check out the new The Knot magazine, winter 2011 edition, you will find some pictures of our brand new Spring 2012 Unforgettable Collection! This award winning, plus size collection just keeps getting better and better! We are so excited to finally offer our brides a sneak peek look at what's coming! You are gonna love it....

Hope you enjoy this little sneak peek! We will be updating our website soon with the entire Spring 2012 Collection! Our samples are now available to ship to stores through the Borrow a Bonny program so if you want to see any of the dresses before buying go right ahead!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Keyways Winery Wedding Shoot: Featuring style 112

Remember that styled shoot we shared with you from the Keyways Winery in Temecula? Well, it was featured today on Le Magnifique - a fairly new bridal blog for inspiration and all things pretty.

We loved all the pics that were taken by Ashley Bee featuring style 112 from the Bonny Classic Collection - and it is for sure worth another look! Enjoy!

Photographer: Ashley Bee Photography
Venue:  Keyways Winery
Dress Designer:  Bonny Bridal
Makeup Artist:  MH by Brittany Lynn
Shoes:  Nina Shoes
Jewelry:  Erica Koesler
Head piece: La Couture Amore

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

San Francisco Brides - You could save $13k on your wedding!

If you live in San Francisco you can plan most of your wedding using items donated to Wish Upon a Wedding! It starts with your wedding at the Ralston Hall Mansion on a  Friday evening in June or July, 2012. Up to 200 guests can be invited to this gorgeous venue. 

Now that your location has been chosen, the date set, it's time to get more details checked off your list! You have found your perfect Bonny Bridal wedding gown for the big day.

Start your day by getting your hair and make up done.The Glamourist will come and get you and 4 other girls ready for the big day. 

San Francisco / Hair & Makeup for up to 5 people

You've met with some photogrpahers who will capture the images of the big day! Photos by Sabrina has a photojournalistic style...she tells a story, not in words but with pictures:

Sacramento / Wedding Day Photography

Jodie Fisher Photography also has a photojournalistic style,with a modern flair. Her wedding photography package also includes an engagement session. 

In addition to your photography you don't want to miss one minute of the action! So, you have decided its a good idea to hire a videography company. You have two to choose from: Newman Media or Cinematt. It's a big decision, just like any decision you will make for your wedding. The videographer will capture the moments you don't see - the guests arriving while you are tucked away, waiting to make your grand entrance, the wishes and thoughts from your guests, even your own thoughts of the big day...all moments that you will be able to look back on as the years go by and later share with your children.

Another important decision you will need to make for the big day is who will marry you? Do you have a favorite pastor or perhaps a special family friend? If not, you might think of looking to a professional officiant. Luminous Events will work with you to create the perfect ceremony for your big day and they will make your wedding official in front of all your friends and family.

So, let's get down to the cost of your wedding. Here is the break down of what your wedding day would cost you:

  • Wedding for 200 at the Ralston Mansion - 6500.00
  • Bonny Bridal Wedding Gown - 1600.00
  • Hair and Makeup for 5 people - 1750.00
  • Photography - 1600.00 (Photos by Sabrina) or 1500.00 (Jodie Fisher Photography)
  • Videography - 4000.00 (CineMatt) or 2500.00 (Newman Media)
  • Professional Officiant - 650.00
Your grand total would be about $16,100
(Depending on which professional you went with for the photography/videography). 

But, you have decided to Bid Your Wish For Wedded Bliss using the auctions available helping Wish Upon a Wedding

The amount you would pay for all of the above services (as of this posting) are:

  • Wedding for 200 at the Ralston Mansion - 1500.00
  • Bonny Bridal Wedding Gown - 320.00
  • Hair and Makeup for 5 people - 125.00
  • Photography - 149.00 (Photos by Sabrina) or 149.00 (Jodie Fisher Photography)
  • Videography - 270.00 (CineMatt) or 250.00 (Newman Media)
  • Professional Officiant - 49.00

Your grand total would be about $2413.00
(Depending on which professional you went with for the photography/videography). 

You could save a WHOPPING $13,687.00 from your wedding on just these few items. Of course, you will have other costs involved in your wedding (catering, bar service, flowers, cake, etc). But, your budget at this price for 200 guests is about $12.07 per person. WOW. It makes me want to get married again! 

I hope all brides - no matter where you are - will check out the auctions! You will get an incredible deal based on the generous donations from wedding vendors and you will be helping Wish Upon a Wedding with their mission: to grant wedding wishes to couples facing a terminal illness or other life altering circumstance.

Happy planning...and please let us know if you take advantage of these wedding deals! We would love to hear ALL about your wedding!

Southern California Brides: Special Deals for you!

Today, we would really like to take some time to tell you about the incredible deals you can bid on for your wedding! What do you think about booking your wedding photographer - for an unlimited amount of time at your wedding, getting 100 5x7 pictures, 3 - 8x10 pictures, a DVD of all your wedding images and as a bonus getting your engagement pictures done and all the images of that session - this would cost $3500.00 but the bid right now is $149.00 - would you call that a good deal? I would call that an AMAZING deal. That is just ONE of the items you can bid on! The auction closes on October 31st - so get your bid in! Click on any of the links to read more about the item:

Value: $410.00 - Current Bid: $49.00

Los Angeles / Makeup + Hair

Value: $3050.00 - Current bid: $149.00
Los Angeles / Wedding Photography Package

Value: $850.00 - Current Bid: $69.00
Los Angeles Area/ Engagement Session

Value: $500.00 - Current Bid: $110.00
Southern CA / Boudoir Session

Value: $2500.00 - Current Bid - $149.00

Value: $1500.00 - Current Bid: $149.00
LA / OC / San Diego / Day-Of Wedding Coordination

Wedding Officiant - there are two options available in this category!
Both have a value of $375.00 - Both have a current bid of $69.00

LA/ Orange County / Officiant

Value: $450.00 - Current Bid $69.00
Orange County / Engagement Session

Value: $780.00 - Current Bid $79.00
Orange County / San Diego / Inland Empire : Hair & Makeup for the Bride + One

Value: $3500.00 - Current Bid $149.00

Value: $1600.00 - Current bid: $199.00
San Diego /OC / LA / Limo Service

Bid Your Wish For Wedded Bliss!

On my gosh...where did the time go? You have, as of this writing, only 6 days left to bid your wish for wedded bliss - helping out Wish Upon a Wedding with their annual online fundraiser. Vendors across the US have donated items for you to bid on...things you will need for your big day! There are so many wonderful items...and DEALS!! We have donated a wedding gown - any wedding gown you choose! Right now, the bid on our auction is up to $320.00. What dress is YOUR dress? 

Style 8106, for example, is a very popular gown in our Essence Collection with a suggested retail price of $1625.00. You could choose this gown - and save over a serious deal! 

But, it's not just about getting a good deal - it's about doing a good thing! You winning any auction will help Wish Upon a Wedding continue to grant wedding wishes to terminally ill couples or couples who are facing life altering circumstances that prevent them from having a wedding. We are very proud supporters of Wish Upon a Wedding and we are committed to helping them with their mission...and we hope you will join us! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bay Area Brides: Come see our dresses THIS weekend!

Blessed Brides By Sarah

It’s a joyous time for fun, creativity and celebrations! We hope you will join us this weekend at the Pleasanton Marriott Wedding Fair. Our partner store, Blessed Brides by Sarah, will have our dresses available for you to see in person - they are also going to be in the Fashion Show!! Blessed Brides by Sarah is owned and operated by a mother and daughter team that have a combined 25 years of customer service and retail experience so you know you are going to get excellent service shopping for "The One"! This is a special time in a brides life and we love that Desiree and her mom, Sarah, work together with you to find the perfect dress for your very special day! Bridal fairs are a fun outing for the bride and her very best friends - you will get a lot of information on planning the big we hope you have lots of laughs and good times and please tell Sarah and Desiree "hello" when you see them!

Pleasanton Marriott Map

Monday, October 17, 2011

Our gowns have been featured on Wedding Chicks!

Today is a FABULOUS day! Can you feel the excitement in the air? I could...and it was awesome to log in to the computer this morning and see the amazing Alice in Wonderland inspired shoot we provided gowns for featured on Wedding Chicks! Nicole Benitez, the photographer, captured gorgeous pictures - with over the top headpieces from La Couture Amore. Check out all the images here - and don't forget to leave some comment love!

Photographer: Nicole Benitez PhotographyEvent Design: A Blissful NestMakeup: Nicole LennoxHair: A Pretty You, Brooke LeeDress Designer: Bonny Bridal
Dresses Used in this Shoot Include:
Groom’s Attire: Kait Emerson Designs {ties}
Stationery: A Blissful NestVeil or Hair Accessories: La Couture Amore
Custom Paper Poms: Pom Flair at Etsy

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tessa Kim Giveaway over on Wedding Chicks!

Bonny Bridal is a huge fan of veil designer Tessa Kim. Tessa's incredible wedding hair accessories are all hand-made and can be customized to fit you. Tessa uses vintage millinery techniques giving you with a modern headpiece with a vintage twist. She has just debuted her brand new Spring 2012 collection and so many of them have become our new favorites! 

You can view the entire collection here.  If you love them as much as we do our friends over at Wedding Chicks are hosting a giveaway - just for "liking" them on Facebook! That's an easy giveaway - right? One lucky bride will win a $350 gift certificate to shop to her hearts content! That means you could win a fabulous headpiece by Tessa Kim and still have some left over to buy a little something for your mom or maid of honor! The giveaway ends Monday, October 17th so, don't delay! Good luck to all of our brides!

Dress of the Day: Essence Style 8106


Style 8106 from the Essence Collection offers different options with a strapless look and also something sweet and modest with the sheer detachable pleated floral capelet that also creates a open cut out back when on. 


The fitted bodice is covered with draped asymmetrical tulle accented by beaded lace topped with fluttering flowers. The intricate lace decorates the full A-line skirt and semi-cathedral train where the pattern of the swooping embroidered vine fans out from the laser cut chiffon floral bouquets topped with petaled flowers.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crazy wedding deals for charity

With only THREE WEEKS LEFT, you can still help make Wishes come true for couples facing terminal illness, AND score some amazing deals on everything needed to plan your wedding or event, by visiting  Bid Your Wish for Wedded Bliss. This is the largest online charity wedding auction of its kind, with over 300 wedding-related items, many starting as low as $50!

Wish Upon a Wedding needs your help so they can continue granting these very special weddings for couples facing terminal illness and other serious life-altering circumstances. 

Bonny Bridal has helped grant two wedding wishes for our local chapter. 
You can read more about Sandra and Lisa.

Bonny Bridal has a gown up for auction - ANY gown from one of our four collections! You choose the style, color and size! You can find our auction here. As of this post, the price is up to $260.00 and the next minimum bid is only $280.00. Anyone shopping for a wedding gown knows that you are going to pay...well, quite a bit more then that! But, what makes this purchase even more special is that you know if you purchase your gown through this auction that you are also helping out a fellow bride. How amazing is that? 

We hope that you will bid you wish for wedded bliss...
For those in the wedding industry or who have friends getting married soon- Help them stretch their budget!  Be sure to tell them how they can save big money on their wedding while making a positive difference in someone's life. These items can make great holiday gifts or thank you gifts for your favorite clients too!

The auction closes on October 31st