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Designer Spotlight – Anne Barge

When a girl finds herself newly engaged, everything to do with wedding planning starts swirling through her excited and overjoyed mind. Brides seem to always have a special place in their hearts for finding the dress. While we have many designers here at our salon, one we may introduce you to today is Anne Barge.

Anne is a dear friend of ours here at TWR. Anne Barge’s gowns are classic and elegant, yet they are always on the cutting edge of the current trends. The gown you choose today will be a style lasting even past your 10th or 20th anniversary. Her design philosophy is, “Good design is timeless.” We couldn’t agree more.
Anne Barge’s dresses consists of three collections; Couture, Black label and Blue Willow Bride. Whichever collection you choose a dress from, you are guaranteed impeccable style and detail. We will let Anne tell you about each collection.

Anne Barge Couture gowns are singular in their attention to intricately embellished stylings using French laces, Italian silk fabrics, and delicately hand-beaded embroideries. The Anne Barge Couture collection references romantically classic details and elegant stylings with a meticulous focus on fit interpreted for the modern bride. Black Label by Anne Barge was re-launched in October 2013. This striking collection is molded towards a bride who wants more of an evening wear/red carpet look on her wedding day. These silhouettes are accented with attention to draping in silk charmeuses, chiffons, and crepes highlighting lavish beaded and embroidery details. Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge was launched in April 2012. Created to suit the needs of brides wanting Anne’s signature Couture look at a more moderate price point, the collection was designed to reach out to a broader audience of fashionistas. Gown styles feature tailored clean lines and architectural silhouettes with delicate details. This collection is designed in the best poly-blend fabrics and has been given the same attention to quality and fit as the Couture & Black Label collections.” 

One of our past brides shared her thoughts of working with Anne at TWR:

“I had a vision of what I was dreaming my wedding dress to look like, but I had no idea how that would be achieved. I came to the ladies at TWR and knew I was in good hands. They introduced me to the wonderfully talented Anne Barge. She took one look at my sketch and seemed to know instantly just what I wanted and how to achieve it. We discussed the cut of the dress and not only how I wanted it to have lace, but what kind of lace as well! We worked on everything from how many layers of crinoline to the intricate flowers and details that would be hand made to embellish the bodice of my dress. Anne is not only very professional, but also very kind. She was in this to make my vision come to life. I would encourage any bride to look through Anne Barge’s collections.


For more in depth information on Anne’s collections go to www.AnneBarge.com. The White Room is Alabama’s exclusive bridal salon for Anne Barge. Call to schedule your appointment for our upcoming trunk show December 19, 2014 through January 10, 2015 (205) 970-6767. http://thewhiteroombirmingham.com/events/index.html