Archive for September, 2011

This weekend you will find us in Chicago, IL at Belle Vie and at Berrybridge in Ladue, Missouri. These are two extremely fantastic stores who take excellent care of their brides.

Belle Vie has been a part of the Anne Barge family for a very long time, and we have always worked perfectly together putting Anne Barge brides in their Anne Barge dress. Located on the elite Oak Street, Belle Vie makes every bride feel unique and special. Their trunk shows continue this tradition by making each bride feel cared for and fawned over. Our newest styles will be in store for the weekend as well as some of our favorites from seasons past. They will also have an expert representative from Anne Barge there to help you navigate the fabulous gowns to find the perfect one for you. Their trunk shows fill up fast so make your appointment to find your dream dress today!

34 East Oak Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL. 60611

P: 312.751.2222

Berrybridge is a well established store, opening it’s doors in the 1970′s. They are relatively new to the Anne Barge family, and we could not be more excited to be working with them. We both believe in the high end customer experience and the perfection of the final product. They are located in the heart of Ladue, and have very accomidating appointment times. The personal service you recieve during our Anne Barge trunk show with them will be unmatched! Come be a part of our trunk show there this weekend to see the newest Anne Barge gowns as well as some of our favorites from past collections.

9904 Clayton Rd Suite A
Ladue, Missouri 63124
Phone :: 314-997-1439

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!

If you have ever put on an Anne Barge gown you are aware of how great they feel on. The structure and support is unrivaled without being itchy or suffocating. That being said, it is sad that you only get to wear this amazingly comfortable gorgeous gown one time. We try to help our brides out as much as we can, and we have taken that to a whole new level lately. If you follow us on Facebook (which if you don’t you should) you have seen some of the custom cocktail gowns that have come through our door. Now, you can wear Anne Barge again to any black tie, cocktail or red carpet event. Better yet, just wear it to work not any day but casual friday! It’s so easy, just pick any Anne Barge bridal gown then pick any color and voila! Check out some of these amazing bridal to cocktail transformations.

Okay, I feel like I have finally come to the point where I can admit that I have a problem. I am addicted to I can’t stop. I pin everything, and I look at EVERYTHING everyone else pins. Have no idea what I am talking about? Here’s the rundown. is a new website in which you can “pin”  things you like and find on the Internet. You can pin products, places, pictures, quotes, ideas, projects, and bridal gowns!!! You have friends like on Facebook who can follow all the amazing things you like. (For example, I have one friend and we pin craft projects to do together and share.) In return for your “pinning” you get to see all the things your friends like. It’s a great place for sparking creativity and finding products.

I know you are thinking, “Why is a bridal blog talking about this website?” Well, here is why… can really help you brainstorm ideas or your wedding and help immensely with your bridal gown search. People are constantly pinning cute wedding ideas to easily help you pull great ideas from hundreds of websites. The best use, in my opinion, is the help Pinterest can give you with finding your wedding gown. Simply build a wedding gown board and start pinning all the dresses you like. Seeing all your favorites together will help you quickly identify your bridal style. It will also help you compare all those amazing gowns side by side. Lastly, tons of friends get married around the same time. You can pin your favorites and your friends can pin there favs and together you have built a network. You can get their comments and even (shhh) steal some of their good ones!

Here’s a link…check it out, and let help you with your wedding!

Today’s dress is one of the most flexible and gorgeous dresses in our collection. Made from aloncon lace over latter lining, 617 can take you from beach to cathedral to Italian village. She can be cut short for your rehearsal dinner or paired with different belts for different moods. Truly the LBD dress of the bridal world. She starts off with a flattering sweetheart neckline trimmed with lace scallop, then hugs your curves to a trumpet skirt. Right before the skirt flares out is another row of scalloped lace which is repeated again at the hem. She is great for all body types, you just have to be willing to show your feminine curves. She is also great for creating curves if you don’t have any! She works at any venue at any time of year. Wow, could this lace dress be any more perfect? Just take a look at all these different photos for more proof! 617 is available on trunk shows and at Anne Barge retailers worldwide. For more info, pricing and locations email us at

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.