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 until finally pursuing design school following her graduation from the University of Georgia.
After fostering her natural talents in various bridal ateliers throughout the U.S., 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.
The epitome of classic bridal style, the Anne Barge Couture collection embraces traditional craftsmanship, premier fabrication, and exquisite detailing in refined silhouettes.
Anne Barge is based out of Atlanta, GA with 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.