Archive for June, 2011

From July 1- July 10 our La Fleur collection will make it’s home at Lovely in New York City. If you want a truly New York bridal moment you must be there! Appointments can be made online and by phone. Call today; trust me you don’t want to miss this!

313 West Fourth Street
New York, New York 10014

I found a pleasant surprise in my inbox yesterday,photos from one of our brides. I could not have imagined how beautiful her photos would be, and I can’t wait to share them with you. This is our bride, Judy, wearing LF201 at The Don CeSar in St Pete Beach, FL. She purchased her dress from our St. Pete store, Malindy Elene, and they did a fantastic job of making her look amazing. Thank you so much to Malindy Elene for another beautiful Anne Barge bride, and thank you even more to Judy for sending us your amazing photos!

For additional info, email us at If you would like to inspire other brides with your wedding photos, email them to me at We can’t wait to see more!

We are honored and thrilled to have our dress chosen to be on the cover of this months collector’s edition of Ebony Magazine. Not only is our dress on the cover, but it is being worn by Academy Award Nominee Taraji Henson. She looks amazing wearing our Maya gown with open back and goddess like drapes. Thank you so much to Ebony magazine…pick yours up on newsstands today!

On June 13th one of our bride’s wedding was featured on the amazing “Style Me Pretty” blog. Her New Haven wedding had perfect personal touches everywhere, and she wore our 612 gown flawlessly. We loved her flashes of whimsy (like the hearts on her shoes) and her vintage touches (like the color theme!). This is a phenomenal wedding to look at for inspiration for your big day. Thanks so much to “Style Me  Pretty” for featuring it! To see the full  storyboard,tons more photos and credits visit or follow the link below.
Style Me Pretty

We are so lucky to have amazing brides like Giuliana Montenegro who not only look amazing in our gowns, but send us all the pics. We love her festive color scheme, and in these shots it looks like an amazingly fun wedding to be attend. Guiliana wore our 609 gown, but spiced it up with a beaded belt as her waist. It was the perfect styling for her high energy wedding. Thank you so much Giuliana for these photos and for representing us so well on your big day!

Brides love seeing other brides for inspiration and ideas, and we love seeing all our brides because they are all so different. If you would like us to feature your wedding on our blog please email us at!

Last night was the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas, NV. As usual the drama, the hair and the evening gowns were over the top! I loved the sparkles, the big skirts and the over-the-top details. Where else would you find a low low cut neckline, sparkling straps, and a slit up to there. Did you love the drama too? Well, then try some of our more dramatic gowns for your big day!

Today’s dress is again from the newest Anne Barge collection, and her name is Adair. Made of gorgeous silk satin, Adair has a regal feel. The asymmetrical dropped waist bodice is adorned with beaded floral drape. The gather at side waist and full skirt with pick-ups makes this style extremely wearable and flattering on all body types. This gown works for all times of the year and all locations. Available on select trunk shows, this gown will soon be in stores everywhere for you to see. Please email us at for more details, pricing and locations!

Anne Barge is unique in that you can completely customize your bridal gown. With it being soooo hot outside there is only one way I would want to customize my dress…cut it short! Take a look at some of these Anne Barge gowns that would look amazing as short little numbers. Wear them on your big day to keep cool, wear them to your rehersal dinner to start the weekend off right, or just wear them out!

For Anne Barge’s Grace gown, cut it to tea-length. You can keep the lace on the hem and buy a fabulous pair of shoes!

For LF191 cut it as short as you dare to go, but don’t go too short since it’s bare on top. Perfect for, say, Aruba?

For Anne Barge’s Windsor gown, cut the skirt off right before the skirt flares out. This is a perfect gown to cut short if you still want a little formality.

Just be creative, and you too can be cool while looking cool!

While we sent tips from our insiders to all you brides out there, the press was going crazy over Anne Barge. We couldn’t keep up! Here are some recent press hits we have gotten this past month. Enjoy!

The Wedding Wire

Thank you to Anne Chernoff for this amazing blog post!

The Savvy Scoop

Stylish Eve

Today’s insider tips come from The White Room in Alabama. Another great batch of tips to absorb before you begin your bridal gown hunt. Thank you so much to The White Room for today’s amazing guest blog! Not to mention, we love the photo you sent along with it!

The White Room

3161 Cahaba Heights Road, Suite 101
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 [Map]

Phone 205.970.6767
Fax 205.970.6765

Selecting the Perfect Gown

1st Suggestion

Go ahead and tear pictures of gowns from bridal magazines, but be open to trying new styles. While you may love the gowns featured in magazines, realize that certain styles may not be right for you.  Shop with an open mind.  “So many times a bride will come in looking for a specific style, like a mermaid gown, but when she tries it on, it just isn’t her,” says Kelley.  “But she may discover that she loves a ball gown instead.  Every bride will eventually experience that ‘a-ha’ moment.  Keeping an open mind will help her get there sooner.”

2nd Suggestion

Get online and check out the bridal shops. Sure, they all sell gowns, but no two bridal shops are the same.  When you call to schedule your appointment, be sure to ask questions such as:  Do you offer in-house alterations?  What is the price range of your gowns?  How long do your appointments last? By knowing what shops offer before beginning your search, you will save valuable time by visiting only the shops that meet your needs.

3rd Suggestion

Trust the experts. While it is you who will ultimately decide on the dress, trust professional suggestions.  “When girls come into our store, we ask different types of questions and begin to mentally think of which dresses are appropriate,” Kelley says.  “Instead of bringing out only a few dresses for the bride to see, we’ll take the girls into the gown room to show them all the gowns offered.  From there we’ll pull dresses for them to try on.”

4th Suggestion

Avoid becoming snow-blind.
By limiting yourself to visiting no more than two shops per day, you can keep the experience from becoming one big white blur.  “It can take up to two hours per visit, per store,” Kelley says.  If you try to fit in too many stores in one day, you’ll end up mentally and physically exhausted and unable to remember what dresses you saw that morning.”

5th suggestion

Limit the number of helpers. You may want your maid of honor, your mother, and six of your closest friends to watch you try on gowns, but too many people result in too many opinions.  “Everyone has an opinion, but remember that it’s coming from her own perspective, and not the bride’s,” Kelley says.  “Bring only your mother or your best friend.  Because in the end, it’s the opinions of those closest to you that will truly count the most.”