Archive for September, 2011


Today’s dress is a classic lace Anne Barge gown. Hailing from a past La Fleur collection, our LF149 gown is an exquisite example of classic lace. With perfect feminine lines and flattering proportions, you just can’t go wrong with this gown. The bodice has a low v-neck covered in french alencon lace. Beginning at the empire waist and ending at the natural waist there is a silk charmeuse cummerbund. The dress is finished off with an a-line silk satin organza skirt. This whole gown is light, romantic and flawless. Pair with a lace veil or cute headpiece and you are aisle ready. This gown is perfect for any body type, any location and any season. Dare we call it the little black dress of bridal?

I just discovered this amazing tool on Brides.com. I may be way behind the times, but Brides.com has a virtual dressing room in which you can try dresses on an actual picture of yourself. While it is not the same as physically putting the dress on; it is useful in helping you narrow your search and save you valuable time. I encourage you to check it out ASAP, and try on the virtual Anne Barge dresses while you are there!!!

http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/dressing-room/

With the Internet being so prolific in our society, brides have access to tons of information. This is a great thing, but sometimes it can cause heartache. Dresses don’t stay in collections forever. After a couple years in the market dresses get retired and placed out of production. With nothing dying on the Internet sometimes brides come across photos of these retired gowns and fall in love. It is unbelievably hard to tell an excited bride that her dress is no longer being made. Please don’t let this stop you. Tons of times we are able to pull a pattern out of the archives to re-make it for a bride, or even better, we are able to point them to a new dress with the same feeling and look of the retired gown. Bottom line…ask away. We will do everything we can to help your heart be happy!

Every once in a while I love to go back and look at our past ad campaigns. I am always so captivated by the beauty of the photos and the versatility of the collection. No two dresses are the same just like no two ad campaigns are the same. Each one is styled with poise and sophistication, but more importantly they all exude romance. Which ones are your favorites?

For additional information on any of these gowns email us at info@AnneBarge.com.

Last week we dove into the Anne Barge La Fleur collection, and this week I thought we would explore the opposite end of the spectrum with the Anne Barge Black Label Collection. Black label gowns are the definition of luxury. Starting at $7000 the black label gowns are made from top of the line hand beading, hand embroidery, french laces and Italian fabrics. They are quintessential Anne Barge polished elegance. Just look at some of these amazing black label gowns…

This weekend we are so excited to be at Destiny’s Bride in Scotsdale, AZ and Marina  Morrison San Francisco, Ca. So, here’s the rundown on our fabulous locations for this weekend.

Destiny’s Bride was opened in 1997, and was a dream come true for its owner who had dreamed of her store for years. Located in a gorgeous Spanish style center, the store is full of luxurious character. The knowledgeable consultants are a wealth of bridal information, and they can absolutely help you find the dress of your dreams. Appointments are highly recommended so make yours today!

http://destinysbride.com/

We are so excited for our trunk show this weekend at Marina Morrison. In fact, we are so excited that Anne Barge has decided to be there in person! Yup, Anne Barge can personally help you find the dress of your dreams. Featuring one of the most diverse bridal collections on the west coast, Marina Morrison is any brides shopping dream! Their staff will spoil you while helping you emerge a blushing bride. Appointments for this trunk show are highly recommended, so hurry!

http://marinamorrison.com

Our cup, or inbox rather, overflow-ith with beautiful Anne Barge brides. Here are some gorgeous photos of our bride Kelsey. We were lucky to be able to help her mother track down our LF191 gown near them. Once they found it in one of our retail stores they knew it was the perfect dress, and we couldn’t agree more! Kelsey looked amazing, and we wish them all the best in the world!

Check out these amazing photos we received from our store Solutions Bridal Designer House. This amazing grey and yellow wedding was shot by photographer Abby Liga, and took place in Winter Park, Florida. Bride Julianne wore our Anne Barge LF161 gown, and it seemed to bring a smile to everyone’s face exspecially her groom Phil. Visit the entire blog post at “The Inner Circle” for all the details and more amazing photos!

http://blog.ligaphotography.com/2011/09/sweet-southern-the-summer-wedding-of-julianne-phil-august-27th-2011-winter-park-florida/

Today’s dress is a gorgeous lace gown named Lanier from one of our past collections. She is the epitome of a classic lace gown, and she is also a great alternative to the strapless gown. She begins with a square sweetheart neckline with sheer lace straps. At the waist there is a beautiful lace sash with organza flower, and she ends with an a-line lace  skirt and sweep train. Perfection! Lanier is flattering on all body types and works anywhere anytime. She is on select trunk shows and in select Anne Barge stores. Feel free to contact us anytime at info@AnneBarge.com for pricing, locations or more info.

Every once in a while our “Friday’s Featured Dress” is from our La Fleur Collection, but what exactly is this collection. Anne Barge has three different price point collections – Black label, Couture and La Fleur. The La Fleur collection was “created to suit the needs of brides who want Anne’s signature couture look at more moderate price points.” The most important thing about the La Fleur collection is that the Anne Barge level of construction, quality and attention to detail is the same. La Fleur gowns start at $2400 and run to about $3900, and pieces of the La Fleur collection can be found in most Anne Barge stores and on trunk shows. Check out some of these amazing La Fleur gowns!