Penny Jane Bridal is the culmination of a life long dream for owner Deryn Donovan. Deryn began working in the bridal business when she was in her early 20's and realized she had a natural talent for helping brides select the most memorable dress of their lives. This talent and the passion for empowering women to feel beautiful is what Penny Jane Bridal is built on. Deryn believes each wedding dress has it's own unique beauty, much like the woman searching for it and pairing the right match for both is what drives her. Spending the majority of her career managing national retail stores, Deryn learned how to effectively operate a retail store always envisioning herself to own her own bridal boutique someday. After spending the past few years working part time in a bridal boutique again, she decided now was the time.
Penny Jane Bridal is named after Deryn's grandmother, an inspiration to Deryn throughout her whole life. Lois "Penny" Berman got the nickname of Penny from the dating gift given to her by Deryn's grandfather, Bob. Upon their courtship during the Depression Era, Bob would give Lois a penny on each of their dates to save for their future. Bob didn't realize that his romantic gesture would result in this lifelong nickname for Lois,
Owner Deryn Donovan with her grandmother "Penny Jane" at her 2003 wedding