Archive for November, 2011


We are so lucky to work with The White Room in Birmingham, AL. They are fantastic friends and consultants, and our brides are so lucky to have their help. Don’t just take our word for it…let these two custom Anne Barge bride’s photos speak for themselves.

http://meganbeth.com/blog/2011/11/28/megan-beth-mary-anne-gus-antrim-1844-wedding/

Photos of Mary Anne and Gus shot beautifully by Megan Beth Photography

Anne Barge bride Sidney married on 4/13

(If you are the photographer who shot Sidney’s wedding please email me at Ginny@AnneBarge.com so I can put your info up and credit you for these amazing photos!)

Close your eyes for just a sec as I set a winter scene for you. It’s a chilly winter night and a light snow gently falls outside. Inside, everyone is warm and toasty with candlelight reflecting off the windows and walls. The doors open and out steps the bride clad in soft ivory satin and a delicate lace coat. Her veil trails behind her framing perfectly the lace and skin of her back. Can’t you just see it, and don’t you just love it. In my opinion lace and winter go hand in hand. The delicateness of the lace is reminiscent of snow and frost, and both exude an atmosphere of peace. Not to mention, it’s getting colder out as winter comes on so a jacket would be a good idea. Take a look at these gorgeous lace Anne Barge jackets to add that grace and elegance to your winter wedding day.

La Fleur Lace Coat

Anniston

Anniston Back

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Finally after months, if not years, of waiting – “twi-hards” were rewarded with seeing Bella Swan’s wedding dress. Worn for her nuptuals with Edward, Bella looked breathtaking in a long simple sheath with a not so simple, dramatic back. It was accented perfectly with a rhinestone headpiece worn at the back of the head with a long sheer veil. Do you love the “Twilight” saga and want that look for your big day. Try it out Anne Barge style. We paired our Maya dress with a vintage Eisenburg brooch worn in the hair with a long veil. To find our Maya gown, email us at info@AnneBarge.com.

Dress: Maya by Anne Barge

Brooch: Vintage Eisenburg by Carol Tanenbaum – www.CarolTanenbaum.com

Veil – ETSY.com – “onlineweddingveils”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/08/05/138760908/why-are-wedding-dresses-so-expensive

This is a very interesting interview with Anne Barge on NPR radio as to why wedding dresses cost so much. I am so glad someone finally paid attention to this topic as we get asked this questions constantly both at work and in our personal lives. As Anne states in the interview part of the cost of a wedding dress is the silk fabric, beading, french lace, multiple layers of structure built in, labor and travel cost. Anne Barge uses only the top of the line fabrics and top of the line beading for her gowns making her gowns on the higher end.At Anne Barge we pride ourselves on the high quality of our gowns so much so we call them “museum Quality”. While this was a great interview, what struck me most was the comments made by users in response to the story. I was slightly agitated by the misinformed comments that were made (with exception to the wedding seamstress.) There is absolutely nothing wrong for paying good money for a magnificent dress. You do not need to feel bad if wearing the dress of your dreams is $8000 important to you, and no one should make you feel bad for it. Up until this point in your life it is an important day; you are forever joining the man of your dreams. So, take that you nay-sayers who commented on this interview. Buy what makes you feel beautiful, and spend what makes YOU happy. Thank you NPR for bringing this to light.

This weekend we are so “thankful” (haha) to be visiting our brides in Houston, Texas at Belle Mariee. You will fall in love with this boutique the second you walk in. The boutique is light and airy with French inspired decor and luxuriously large dressing rooms, but the best part is the southern hospitality their consultants offer. There is no better relaxing environment to find the dress of your dreams in than Belle Mariee.  Come by and see us…we will be waiting!

2509 River Oaks Boulevard

Houston, Tx 77019

713.523.0068

http://www.bellemarieehouston.com/index.html

I was prepared today to write all about what the stars wore last night to the American Music awards, and I was excited to go online this morning and be wowed by the funky and fun dresses. After all, music awards are usually known for the crazy, fun fashions musicians wear to shock and surprise us. However, I would have to say I was very underwhelmed. Even Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj let me down! So, instead of writing all about the fantastic short beaded dresses, I am going to show some Anne Barge dresses I think the stars would have been better off wearing! Just some ideas for next time…

Today’s featured dress once again comes to us from our most recent Anne Barge collection. Inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge’s gorgeous gown, Anniston is a luxurious and convertible lace ballgown. The gown is a simple silk satin ballgown with dropped waist, pleated princess skirt and lace hemline. Over the gown is an intricate french lace coat and hand beaded belt. It does not get more royal than this dress! It looks amazing on all body types and can be worn any time of year. My suggestion…wear coat and long veil for your ceremony and underdress with great hairpiece for the party. Anniston can be seen on select trunk shows and will be in select stores soon. Email us at info@AnneBarge for additional pricing, details and location.

http://meohmymama.blogspot.com/2011/09/wedding-of-mikelle-jud.html

Thanks to Pinterest.com, I ran across this blog post on MeOhMyMama.com/blogspot. The author of the blog styled this wedding for bride Mikelle and her fiancee/husband Jud. The bride wore out LF161 customized with sleeves and Anne Barge belt in blush. Every detail was perfect and our bride looked amazing. We wanted to be sure more people saw this blog, and this blog post! Happy reading!

This week we are once again hitting opposite ends of the east coast. We will be in Manhasset,NY at the Wedding Salon of Manhasset and in Baltimore, MD at Betsy Robinson’s. We could not be more excited to be at these two boutiques, and we have always adored the brides in these two cities.

Betsy Robinson’s is one of our most established accounts with an outstanding reputation. The other great part, they are full service. You can get your dress, shoes, veil, jewelry and alterations all done at the same place by people you trust. It makes your life as a bride so much less stressful, and at Betsy Robinson’s you will be taken care of! This is a great trunk show to attend as the store is spacious, light and their staff is extremely knowledgeable. Anyone in the area should come on by!

1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
410-484-4600

www.Robinsonsbridal.com

Anne Barge and the Wedding Salon of Manhasset have been working together for a long time, and with that experience comes great knowledge of our collection. This vast knowledge of our collection and the bridal industry makes for beautiful brides.Pair that knowledge and experience with their relaxed and calm bridal environment and you have one great trunk show!  Come out and see us and find your dream dress all at the same time!

1681 Northern Boulevard,

New York 11030

516.869.8455

www.weddingsalononline.com

Yesterday we gave you an Anne Barge garden wedding look. Today’s look is a little more formal, but more than that it is all from Etsy.com. Etsy.com is an online marketplace chock full of original and vintage pieces at great prices. You not only get one of a kind pieces, but you help out a small business and save money. Etsy.com is a great place to help you look like a million bucks for only $5000! We used Etsy to accessorize our Amhurst gown and Amhurst belt. Amhurst is on trunk shows and in select Anne Barge stores.

All accessories purchased from Etst.com at the following shops…

headpiece – EverythingBride

Veil – GracefullyGirlie

Shoes – ParisXOX

Earrings – SeasideStudio