Archive for September, 2011


Looking Back…

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.

Real Bride…LF191

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!

Featured Dress…Lanier

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.

Featured Dress…614

I am pretty sure I have featured this dress before at this exact time of year, but I can’t help it. I start thinking about pumpkin beer, caramel apples and football season and this dress immediately pops into my head. It just looks like fall to me. I think it has something to do with the gorgeous taffeta leaves that fall down the skirt complete with beaded sparkles. The dress is perfect from start to finish. You start with a draped taffeta bodice to a natural waistline enhanced with ruched band. Then, you finish with the embellished and beaded A-line skirt. This dress looks amazing on all body types, and being made of taffeta it is perfect for any time of year particularly fall.  Just try not to spill your pumpkin spice latte on it!

A Sad Farewell…Priscilla of Boston

News has begun to trickle out that after years and years and brides upon brides, Priscilla of Boston will be closing it’s doors. While we are not aware of any specifics, it is with heavy hearts we say good-bye. After all, it was Priscilla who gave Anne her first break into the bridal world. According to Anne’s biography, here is how it happened…

“Just before graduating from college, Anne was practice teaching in Atlanta and saw an advertisement in the local newspaper that Priscilla of Boston would be appearing at a trunk show in a local store. Anne marched right down with her sketchbooks, and Priscilla, along with head designer, Jim Hjelm offered Anne the dream of a life time…….a job as an apprentice designer!”

With that break, Anne was able to launch her career and build her own bridal legacy. Now the time has come to say good-bye, and thank you.