Real Wedding – Chicago Elegance

For this Wedding Wednesday we visit the Windy City of Chicago. This week’s featured wedding exuded traditional elegance in every way. Who doesn’t love a classic ballroom wedding…especially when it is at the Ritz Carlton!

The couple, Michael and Jodi, made all of the wedding decisions together. This included a ‘first look, no look’ before the ceremony was to take place. The anticipation of first seeing each other was made all the more present upon the bride’s walk down the aisle where the couple recited self-written vows beneath the chuppah.

For the reception, the grand ballroom of the Ritz Carlton Chicago was decorated in vibrant tones of purples and greens with stately touches of gold. A cocktail hour for guests allowed family to take portraits before joining the reception. The bride in her style 617 wedding gown by Anne Barge looked radiant on her special day. Photographer Julia Franzosa beautifully captured the love of the couple as they celebrated with their union surrounded by those dearest to them. We hope to share some of that special love through this post ~ Enjoy! xo

Bouquet by Phillips Florist

First Look, No Look

Flowers by Phillips Florist

Succulent favors also serve as escort cards for guests

Real Wedding – Vero Beach FL

This week we are pleased to share with you a wedding in the sunshine state – Florida! Kayln and William were married at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach FL. This destination was chosen by the couple as the perfect escape for friends and family fighting the chill of Chicago. The soft palette of muted grey with hints of cream lends a romantic mood to their wedding and allows the natural beauty of Florida to shine.

The bride wore “Rosamund” by Anne Barge — A mermaid silhouette of French Alencon lace over silk satin faced organza with a strapless neckline and banded skirt and scalloped hem details. Gorgeous!

Enjoy these picture perfect images by the talented Amalie Orrange Photography… Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Congratulations to Kayln + William!

Real Wedding – Westin Colonnade

We love #WeddingWednesday and this week we are thrilled to share a real wedding in Florida. Morgan and Alex were married in Coral Gables at the Westin Colonnade. The wedding party also enjoyed a pre-wedding photo session at The Biltmore in Miami. The January wedding was an elegant affair with romantic tones of blush pink and creamy whites.

The bride looked stunning in “Melody” from the Blue Willow Bride collection accented by an Anne Barge sash at the waist.

Gown from Malindy Elene Couture for the Bride.
Images: JPhotography by Jessica Caparella.

Styled photo shoots can be so inspiring and a recent post to the blog Grey Likes Weddings has us swooning. Citrus notes and a soft color palette makes this feature perfect for Spring. It is filled with peonies, cumquats, calligraphy, and candlelight… Yet the main highlight is Anne Barge’s BELOVED gown! Romantic and oh so feminine, Beloved shines in its classicism and dare we say subtle sexiness which would make any bride feel beautiful and her groom perfectly infatuated.

We are excited to share with you images not featured on the Grey Likes Weddings blog. We know you will enjoy them and find wedding inspiration to add to your day dreams…

Citrus Inspiration session put together by a very talented team of industry professionals:

Vendors: Photography: ADAM BARNES FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY // Event Planner and Designer: JUST A LITTLE DITTY // Wedding Designer/Planner/Coordinator: ASHLEY BABER WEDDINGS // Bridal Gowns: ANNE BARGE // Venue: OLD METROPOLITAN HALL // Florist: HEDGE FINE BLOOMS // Rentals: FESTIVE FARE // Cake: MAHLIA CREATIONS // Cake Table: STONEGATE EVENT RENTALS // Catering: A PIMENTO // Calligraphy: IF SO INKLINED // Paper: ROCK PAPER SCISSORS // Headpiece/Veil: JACLYN JORDAN NYC // Hair and Makeup:MOXIE // Jewelry: ERIN MCDERMOTT

Real Wedding – New Castle

Our feature for Wedding Wednesday is a beautiful bride in Anne Barge’s “Reilly” gown. Designed in an Italian Silk Mikado, the Reilly gown is a modern column silhouette with architectural lines and silk satin organza ruffle details. The bride’s veil was a remake with lace elements from her Mother’s veil. The wedding took place at Buena Vista in New Castle, Delaware. Hudson Nichols Photography captured the day perfectly. And the wedding was expertly planned by Lovely Girls Events.

The bride's sister made the Art Deco inspired wedding cake!

Congratulations to Laura + Kyle!

To view more of this wedding, visit the blog: 100 Layer Cake for the feature. Link – http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2014/02/19/elegant-new-castle-wedding-laura-kyle/

Featured Fashion ~ Mayfair

Today we are feeling dramatic yet romantic. The perfect mood to focus our fashion eye on Anne Barge style MAYFAIR. This wedding gown has a strapless pleated organza bodice with a mega floral textured skirt that makes a statement yet is ultra-feminine.

Mayfair - Anne Barge Collection

Glossed & Gowned blog feature of Mayfair

We are enamored with the gorgeous real brides who wore Mayfair for their weddings. These brides look beautiful and we are honored to have been a special part of their wedding day.

Tricia paired a lace jacket with her Mayfair to walk down the aisle.

Tricia on her wedding day in Mayfair by Anne Barge

Suzanne on her wedding day is one word - stunning!

Suzanne & Russell were wed at the Ritz Carlton Chicago.

Diane wore a long veil with Mayfair for her wedding in Maine.

Diana had some fun for her Summer Wedding wearing heart-shaped sunglasses!

Spring Wedding Ideas…

Today is the first day of Spring!

The daylight hours are getting longer, temperatures are rising, and buds are blossoming on the cherry trees. With the cheerful Spring season starting to draw us out of a very long Winter, we are excited to share these ideas for this season’s weddings! So, plan your nuptials with these inspirational ideas for a Spring wedding filled with eggshell palettes, blushing blooms…and most of all LOVE!

Spring color ideas from dessert hues to tulip tones ~~

Bouquets which highlight the season’s soft blossoms ~~

For the Groom, a gray suit is perfect for Spring! And allow him to show his colorful personality with patterned socks in your wedding tones ~~

Bridesmaids will look radiant in the soft tones of Spring pastels ~~

Wedding ceremony backdrops can show creativity with the use of ribbons, twigs, and architectural elements like arched windows ~~

Give your guests unique favors for the Spring season like jars of sweet bumblebee honey and herb packets for planting ~~

Reception cocktails should be seasonal too! Fresh and slightly sweet like this Lillet Rose drink is both pretty and tasty ~~

Be sure your wedding reception decor sets the perfect mood to celebrate the day with festive designs from colorful lanterns to pom poms over the dance floor ~~

Wedding guest chairs festooned with satin ribbons and a scented herb or floral like lavender are a personal touch which will scent the air with love ~~

And lastly, ensure your guests are wowed by something sweet. A stunning tiered cake with Spring blooms will impress your guests. Or if you wish to have a more casual dessert option, cupcakes topped but daffodils are perfect for Spring weddings ~~

Sylvia Weinstock Cakes

For more Spring Wedding Inspiration, visit our Pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/annebarge/spring-wedding-ideas/

Wishing all of our Anne Barge brides happy Spring Wedding planning! xo

Real Wedding – Paradise Valley AZ

Cristina and Dan basked in the sunshine of Arizona for their wedding. The setting was the Paradise Valley Country Club inPhoenix. The bride chose a palette of coral and grey for their Spring nuptials. The bride and groom wanted their wedding to feel like a big dinner party with dancing, cocktails, and laughter. Wedding planner Outstanding Occasions helped them fulfill this dream.

Cristina found her Anne Barge “Hayley” gown during a trunk show at Marina Morrison in San Francisco. She looked absolutely beautiful on her special day!

Jennifer Bowen Photography.
Flowers: White House Flowers.
Wedding Planner: Outstanding Occasions.
Gown: Marina Morrison, San Francisco.

Guests pinned on map where they'd traveled from for the wedding!

Congratulations! xo


Real Wedding – PAFA in Philadelphia

Mariana and Brian were married in October. The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia was the location of this stunning wedding ceremony and reception. PAFA was founded in 1805 and is the oldest art museum in the United States. The historic landmark building inspired the wedding palette of rich jewel tones.

The bride found her wedding gown at Elizabeth Johns Bridal in Ardmore, PA. Mariana looked gorgeous in Style “Swansea” from the Blue Willow Bride collection by Anne Barge.

We know you will enjoy this wedding put together by a great team of experts in the industry…

Images – Asya Photography.
Flowers – Petals Lane.
Cake – Whipped Bakeshop.
Planners – Truly You Events.
Gown - Elizabeth Johns Bridal, Ardmore PA.

Featured Fashion – Chatham

Today’s featured fashion is wedding dress style “Chatham” from the Anne Barge collection! The Chatham is a two-piece ensemble consisting of a flirty strapless mini dress of French Guipure lace and a voluminous overskirt in silk taffeta with a chapel train.

Chatham - Anne Barge collection

Morgan twirls the night away in her Anne Barge Chatham gown!

Gown from Buckhead Bridals by Guffey's

Brita Photography

Gown from The White Room, Birmingham AL

Simple Color Photography

Megan radiates excitement as she dresses in her Chatham gown!

Saving 'first look' for their vows!