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

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 –

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!

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:

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

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

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.

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!

The Cloisters at Sea Island in Georgia is a secluded coastal retreat. The elegance of the resort was the perfect setting for Emory and Darrell’s wedding.

The bride looked refined and radiant in Anne Barge style “Clarisse” – A trumpet gown of French Alencon lace with a hand-painted ombre hue.

We know you will enjoy these photos by Tim Zielenbach Photography of Emory and Darrell’s beautiful wedding!

Gown from The White Room, Birmingham AL.

Clarisse gown from the Anne Barge collection

Fastening of buttons before her walk down the aisle...

Bouquet by The Vine for Sea Island

Wishing Emory + Darrell a lifetime of happiness! xo

The Academy Awards are the pinnacle of red carpet fashion. Brides wanting to emulate looks of the stars can find similar stand-out silhouettes in the collections from Anne Barge. Here are a few suggestions based on Oscars 2014 fashions…

Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o on her Oscar win! Breathtaking in her plunging V-neckline pastel-hued Prada gown.
For its bridal collection counterpart, the butter creme toned silk chiffon of “Osmonde” is sure to make any bride feel like a winner too!

Osmonde – Anne Barge collection

Lupita Nyong'o / Osmonde by Anne Barge

Shimmering metallics were one trend at the Academy Awards. Jessica Biel would look stunning in bridal fashion style “Garbo” with its sleek lines and directional all-over beadwork.

Garbo – Black Label collection

Jessica Biel / Garbo by Black Label

The elegantly classic silhouette of Amy Adams’ Gucci gown is simply statuesque. Brides can look just as timeless in the “Laine” gown from Anne Barge.

Laine – Anne Barge collection

Amy Adams / Laine by Anne Barge

The tiered skirt of Jennifer Garner’s Oscar night gown sashayed beautifully as she presented an award on one of TV’s biggest nights. We know that brides wanting to make a statement and have a gorgeous twirl on the dance floor would love our organza tiered “Allegra” gown!

Allegra – Blue Willow Bride collection

Jennifer Garner / Allegra - Blue Willow Bride

Figure skater Tara Lipinski hosted Access Hollywood’s red carpet coverage in a patterned strapless ball gown. The silk jacquard of our “Giselle” gown with its belted waist and pocketed skirt would make any bride feel like she was ready for her wedding day spotlight!

Gisele – Anne Barge collection

Tara Lipinski / Gisele by Anne Barge

E! Fashion Police correspondent, Giuliana Rancic, wore an embroidered bodice ball gown for the Academy Award celebration. The “Hepburn” gown with its hand-beaded crystal bodice and full tulle skirt would make any bride feel like the ultimate host of her life’s biggest party…her Wedding Day!

Hepburn – Black Label collection

Giuliana Rancic / Hepburn by Black Label

Jada Pinkett Smith wore a halter-neckline Versace gown with draped accents to highlight her petite frame on Oscar night. The halter neckline and draped chiffon of wedding gown style “Almandine” is a flattering silhouette for all brides wanting to feel feminine and graceful.

Almandine – Blue Willow Bride collection

Jada Pinkett Smith / Almandine by Blue Willow Bride

Visit our list of retailers for stores near you that carry these gorgeous and glamorous gowns! xo

Real bride Kerry was married in Boston. She looked beautiful in Anne Barge collection gown “Laine” – Fit and flare gown of Italian silk satin organza with architectural lines accented by bow at neckline. We are happy that she shared these lovely images of her special day with us!

David Tucker Photography.
Laine gown available at Country Weddings, Hingham MA.

Laine - Anne Barge collection

Congratulations! xo