Our History

Anne Barge caters to the modern bride with classic taste. First established in 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia, Anne Barge draws inspiration from the lasting allure of vintage glamour. Collections are enriched with timeless silhouettes, premier fabrics, and refined details, each designed with intention and care for brides to make their own. With extended sizing and myriad options for customization, Anne Barge is a rare pairing of luxury couture and inclusive wearability.
Today Anne Barge offers gowns, accessories, and formal wear in its Atlanta and New York flagship locations, as well as retailers worldwide.

A favorite among celebrity brides and red carpet icons alike, Anne Barge has created custom designs for Laura Benanti, Johanna Braddy, Kristen Cavallari, Yvonne Orji, Violett Beane, Amirah Vann, Leah Pipes, Taraji P Henson, Amber Riley, Lauren Alaina and more. The collections have been featured internationally in top publications including Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, The New York Times, Town & Country, Grace Ormonde, WWD, New York Magazine, and many more.

Anne Barge 
 emphasizes traditional craftsmanship, fabrication, and detailing in refined silhouettes that reflect classic bridal style.
Blue Willow Bride
Mingles couture-level design with a touch of youthful romance, ideal for the modern bride at a more approachable price point.
Curve Couture
At Anne Barge, refined style is fit for everyone. Led by a team of diverse and welcoming women, the brand offers more sizes, more specifications, and more possibilities. Anne Barge is proud to be a size-inclusive brand and any dress from our collections can be made into sizes 0-22 and 16SP-24SP.
Anne Barge Black Label
features couture evening wear for special occasions,
including gownsideal for the Mother of the Bride or Groom.


Shawne Jacobs serves as Creative Director of Anne Barge and President of its parent company, S. Jacobs, Inc. Her duties include leading the design, marketing, and business development of the bridal lines Anne Barge, Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge, and Curve Couture as well as its evening wear line, Anne Barge Black Label.

Shawne began her career at Anne Barge in 2002, learning every aspect of the bridal business and honing her design skills under the tutelage of the company’s namesake, Anne Barge. Since assuming her role as Creative Director in 2014, Shawne continues to evolve the Anne Barge aesthetic of “modern classical” with new fabrics, details, and silhouettes. “Anne Barge designs are timeless and memorable,” noted Shawne. “Each gown is created to make a woman feel confident and beautiful.”

Originally from Kentucky, Shawne currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Steven Jacobs, and their three sons. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time outdoors with her family, exploring Atlanta’s vibrant restaurant and art scenes, and going to yoga. Shawne also supports charities dedicated to improving the environment, fighting hunger, empowering women, and helping children. Two organizations particularly close to her heart are CARE and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).


Enchanted by weddings from a young age, Anne Barge was destined for design. As a child, Anne spent many weekends sitting beside her mother, a concert pianist, through wedding ceremonies and special occasions alike. Inspired by the real brides as they wed, Anne sketched gowns for friends and family. She entered Syracuse University to purse a degree in costume design and completed her art degree at The University of Georgia.

After fostering her natural talents at Priscilla of Boston, Anne opened her first store, Anne Barge For Brides, in Atlanta, GA. In business for over thirteen years, Anne ultimately sold her salon to Kleinfeld’s and took her creativity overseas to London, where she opened Virgin Bride by request of Sir Richard Branson.

With love and support from industry friends and a loyal clientele, Anne Barge launched her eponymous label in 1999, embodying all of the southern charm and grace of the legend herself.