Atlanta Designer Anne Barge
Anne Barge is an Atlanta-based legendary bridal designer who’s been designing the most special of gowns for thirty years. She had wanted to be a bridal gown designer since she was three years old when her mother, an accomplished pianist and organist, began taking her to the many weddings for which she played. But it wasn’t what everyone else dreamed she would be.
In 1969,On a whim, she convinced her teacher to drive her to a well-known designer’s trunk show and was hired on the spot so that she started as an apprentice at Priscilla of Boston for head designer Jim Hjelm. Ms. Barge’s interest in fashion continued to heighten. In 1996, British mogul Richard Branson asked Anne to set up a bridal store in London for him, where she became the managing director for Virgin Bride. In March of 1999, she launched the Anne Barge Bridal Collection which combined classic designs in the finest of silks with museum quality beading and embroidery. Ms Anne Barge made her life-long dream a reality.
In 2007 when Anne Barge decided to open her very own Atlanta bridal shop on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, her desire was to design a legendary bridal shop to showcase her complete collection of wedding gowns as well as thefrom Badgley Mischka Bride.
Ultimately what makes Anne Barge’s dresses original is where and how she draws your attention. Her designs have a cleanness of silhouette, a warm romanticism and an uncomplicated feel emanates from even her most intricate and adorned works. As you feel the fabrics, lace, silk, and admire the museum-quality beadwork, embroidery and needlework on the perfect, you experience timeless, classic designs that Anne Barge is best known for. Modern gowns await brides seeking today’s latest styles. Her gowns are exquisite in detail with cuts that flatter the feminine silhouettes of today’s modern intelligent women.