Archive for August, 2012

My Fair Lady

I wanted to share a few photos from Atlanta Weddings Magazine. This photo shoot captures the inspiration behind these Anne Barge gowns perfectly! Great Gatsby inspired silhouettes decorated and accented with Nicholas Kneil’s artistic touch. These photos are delightfully swoon-worthy!

Center Stage…Ballet inspiration

I just love the details a ballerina and a bride share… both command an audience and take center stage ever so gracefully. A little girl dreams of twirling in her wedding gown just like she pirouettes under the spotlight in her tutu at her first ballet recital. The significance of a bridal party is just like the corps to the lead soloist in Balanchine’s version of Swan Lake. The fabrics used in costuming and bridal wear are similar with the use of luxuriously draped tulles and silks adorned with pearls and rhinestones. Many times a bride will wear her hair in a low chignon just as a ballerina pins her hair back in a perfect bun. A bride is given a bouquet of sweet flowers to carry with her down the aisle just as a ballerina is given roses for an exquisite performance. This color palette is sweet and sophisticated with keeping true to this bridal inspiration. I just loved the similarities and couldn’t help but share some inspiring pictures with you!

Ballet inspired color palette

ballerina in a luxurious tulle tutu

Pretty in Pinks and Blush-Bridesmaid Dresses

Beautiful Bouquet of Peonies and Roses

low bridal chignon accented with feathers and pearls

Graceful Ballet Photo Shoot of Anne Barge style 612

Featured Dress…Chatham

Happy August! With it being the first Friday of August, we thought today’s featured dress should be an extra special treat! Today’s gown has a special surprise for you, meet style Chatham. She is from the latest Anne Barge collection, and a true beauty. I cannot think of a better way to describe her than elegant modern couture. Her luxurious silk taffeta ballgown skirt and chapel length train will take any guests breath away. The details are flawless, from her perfectly placed sweetheart neckline to the couture bow to finish off her skirt. She defines a new way to wear lace with her Pearl Guipure Lace underdress. Yes! I said underdress… Chatham has a short cocktail dress under her sumtuous skirt- two dresses in one! You can wear the short dress for the reception, or to surprise your guests for a grand exit as a new Mrs! I can just picture the swoon worthy veil, and delicate roses to accompany this bride in all of her opulent elegance. We even included a few pictures from one of our real brides wearing Chatham for you to enjoy!

Chatham can be found on trunk shows and in select Anne Barge retailers. For additional info and pricing, contact us at

Loving the lace detail and rouched waistband!
Make a grand exit with the short lace dress!
Photo Credits: Brenda Upton Photography