Year in Review: Reminiscing on Anne Barge Weddings from 2023
We can’t wait to see the beautiful brides and exciting new trends that 2024 will bring. But before we begin dreaming of the fabulous venues, breathtaking dresses, and romantic moments that are to come, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite weddings from 2023.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Bride Ariel had a colorful vision for her summer nuptials. Taking inspiration from whimsical gardens, every aspect of her dreamy wedding day was as radiant as the bride herself.
Ariel worked directly with the Creative Director of Anne Barge, Shawne Jacobs, to create two custom bridal looks. She welcomed family and guests on the night before the wedding wearing a Little White Dress designed just for her, and her one-of-a-kind reception look was a flattering A-line mini that was perfect for dancing the night away.
Ariel wasn’t the only one wearing custom Anne Barge. She envisioned her mother in vibrant floral red that matched her wedding color story. Ariel and her mother worked with Shawne to create the perfect mother-of-the-bride dress in poppy red with matching appliques and beading. The mother-daughter duo looked timeless, elegant, and perfectly in sync throughout Ariel’s special day.
Like many other Anne Barge brides, Caitlin grew up fantasizing about her aunt’s vintage Anne Barge wedding gown. She visited the Atlanta atelier in search of an equally fabulous bridal gown for her own wedding.
During her appointment, Caitlin discovered even more family ties when she selected her gown. The floral jacquard fabric was reminiscent of the magnolia trees at her late grandparents’ home. Wearing the Forever Yours gown, Caitlin felt her grandparents’ presence on her wedding day.
A Castle Wedding Across the Pond
To celebrate both their wedding and her husband’s heritage, Grace transported us to an enchanting castle in Ireland. Her garden ceremony took place on the Wilton Castle grounds of Wexford, Ireland, a fairytale location for an ethereal bride. Her effortlessly elegant style shone through every detail of her special day.
Grace wed her husband Aaron wearing the Naomi gown from the Blue Willow collection. The off-the-shoulder dress and dramatic draping created a modern juxtaposition against the historic castle backdrop and highlighted Grace’s timeless beauty.
A Modern Take on a Classic Style
Julie’s wedding aesthetic centered around classic, elegant motifs that were fit for a modern bride. With that in mind, she knew that she would be an Anne Barge bride.
After trying on just five dresses, Julie fell in love with the Ember gown, a timeless A-line gown that features button detailing cascading towards the hem. Knowing that she’d want a simpler reception look, Julie worked with the Anne Barge team to create a custom detachable skirt to wear during the ceremony, mimicking a classic ballgown silhouette.
Julie’s wedding was framed by breathtaking lowcountry scenes as she and her husband said, “I do” at the Daniel Island Club in Charleston. After exchanging her vows, she removed the overskirt to reveal a more form-fitting look that matched her personal flair and sophistication.
Every Anne Barge bride exudes elegance and confidence, and we are so touched that these brides chose to share their love stories and wedding details with the Anne Barge team. If you’d like to be featured on our website or social media, please reach out to us and share your wedding story.