Archive for February, 2012


It was her first time ever to walk down the red carpet at the Oscars, but you would never have known that. Mila Jovanovic looked amazing in a white beaded Elie Sabb gown. While the fabric and beading the gown was made of were gorgeous, the highlight of her gown was the asymmetrical off the shoulder sleeve. We found an Anne Barge gown that has that same stunning detail, and even more stunning beading. The only drastic change we made was a more voluminous skirt for your walk down the aisle. Add a 1920′s Hollywood hair-do, red lips and simple diamond drop earrings and you are a movie star bride.

Last night was an amazing night for fashion and Hollywood. This was one of the best years as far as red carpet fashions go. Stars ventured out of the safe black gown zone and entered the jewel tones. Burnt orange, blue, emerald green and red graced the carpet. I loved all the color, and found it super refreshing. Here are some favs in the color category…

Another jaw-dropping trend on the carpet was amazing metallics. After all, if you want to take home a little gold man why not dress to match?

The third trend, which I also loved, was the white trend. While others disagreed with me last night, my number one best dressed was Gwyneth Paltrow. I thought she looked amazing in Tom Ford, and who doesn’t want to wear a cape at some point in their life!

Today’s featured dress is an absolute stunner named Jamieson. The amazing lace bodice is adorned with handmade beaded flowers that gracefully drape across the torso, and making the bodice even more flattering is the natural waist and sweetheart neckline. Not to be outdone, the skirt also came to play. Made of layers of lush organza, the full skirt is detailed with lace and horsehair to be feminine and fun. The dress is flattering on all body types, and can be worn anywhere. Jamieson can be found in select stores and on trunk shows. Contact us anytime at info@annebarge.com for more details and pricing.

Once again, we are so excited to finally be pinning on Pinterest.com. We love the ideas this website brings to the table, and we love how it helps you pull your thoughts together. We have been busy busy bees pinning away so you can see some amazing real life brides and even more amazing ideas. Which ones do you like? Which ones are you planning on using? Want to be a pin? Come follow us, and play along!

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Who knew today was Margarita Day?!? I didn’t know until Jimmy Buffett told me, and I am excited. Margaritas usually mean a good time in a laid back tropical local, and I could definitely go for that. Who wouldn’t?  Some brides even choose to make that laid-back beach margarita mindset the theme of their weddings. Might we suggest an Anne Barge gown to go along with that?

As usual, I have been perusing Pinterest.com, and I have found and pinned some amazing ideas. It is such a wealth of inspiration, and it helps you organize your thoughts. Check it out today, and be sure to follow us @AnneBarge!

All of these ideas with links can be found on our Pinterest boards.

Today’s dress is again from our newest collection, and she is a whimsical dream come true. Made of soft organza, Ansley, is a dreamy and soft bridal option. She has a gorgeous ruched bodice that ends at the natural waist. The full skirt is then bustled once all the way around the dress. The piece de la resistance? The back, under the back bustle is a gorgeous collection of fabric flowers. When you pull all those details together you get pure romance. Who wouldn’t feel a gorgeous light glow around them the entire time they wore this number?

Valentine’s Day is a huge day in Las Vegas. Couple after  couple visit small chapels to tie the knot. While I will never tell you a white Elvis suit is a bad idea in Vegas, here are some much better options for a festive Vegas ceremony.

Today is Valentine’s Day. It is a day to celebrate love, and who is a better picture of love than a blushing bride. While I thought and thought and put pressure on myself for an amazing Valentine’s Day post I kept coming back to the fact that a picture is worth a thousand words. As a tribute to love worth hundreds of thousands of words, I invite you to visit all the real brides on our website.

http://annebarge.com/realbrides.php

They are all blushing, happy and full of love. So, celebrate with us and view all our amazing testaments to love. Our happy, blissful brides.

Yay! Here it is – our trunk show schedule for March. Make your appointments now so you don’t miss it!
MARCH
2 – 10 Brides by the Falls in Chagrin Falls, OH with “Best of Collection” –  http://www.bridesbythefalls.com/
2-3 Fontana’s in Scarsdale, NY- http://www.fontanabridalsalon.com/
2-3 Belle Vie in Chicago, IL – http://belleviebridalcouture.com/
9-10 Mark Ingram Atelier in NY, NY – http://markingramatelier.com/
9-10 White in Toronto – http://www.whitetoronto.com/
16 – 24 Traditions by Anna in Raleigh NC with “Best of Collection” – http://traditionsbyanna.com/
16-18 Betsy Robinson’s in Baltimore, MD – http://www.robinsonsbridal.com/index.php
16-17 Ivory Bridal in Houston, TX – http://www.ivorybridalhouston.com/
23-24 She Said Yes in Rogers, AR – http://www.shesaidyesbridal.com/
23-25 Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale AZ – http://destinysbride.com/
30-31 Gabrielle’s Bridal in Campbell CA – http://gabriellesbridal.com/
30-31 Hitched in Washington DC – http://hitchedsalon.com/
30-April 7 – Bridals by Danielle in Philadelphia PA with “Best of Collection” – http://www.phillybride.com/

See you there!