For the Anne Barge Spring 2024 Bridal Collection we reflect on the nearly 24 years that our namesake designs have flourished in our cherished home of Atlanta, GA.
When Shawne Jacobs created the line for Anne Barge, she drew inspiration from the timeless allure of femininity and refinement. I channel that same captivating beauty while embracing a fresh, modern sensibility that delights in the unexpected: a touch of blues, lavender, mint green, and melon. A daring, floral appliquéd neckline or an open, draped back, a gossamer overlay of embroidered Chantilly lace and the exquisite, one-of-a-kind details that make a gown unforgettable.
“Brides today are very confident in their personal style and are willing to take more risks than in the past”, says Shawne Jacobs, Creative Director of Anne Barge. “It could be robin’s egg blue trim, detachable ruffled lace sleeves or a dramatic, asymmetrical neckline. There are no rules- only the gown that embodies a bride’s dream”.
To honor our brand’s hometown, we photographed the collection at the Swan House, one of Atlanta’s most beautiful historic landmarks.
ABOUT ANNE BARGE
Founded in 1999, the Anne Barge Bridal collection is renowned for timeless gowns with a contemporary twist. Inspired by vintage couture, the Anne Barge collection combines the best of classic design and modern trends, using the finest fabrics, embellishments, and embroidery sourced throughout the world. Anne Barge is based out of Atlanta, Georgia with retailers worldwide. Anne Barge offers an abundance of elegant options for the discerning bride in four collections: Anne Barge, Blue Willow Bride, Curve Couture, and Little White Dress. The Anne Barge philosophy is simple, “Good design is timeless.”
Shawne Jacobs, President and Creative Director of Anne Barge, has been at the helm of Anne Barge since 2014. Since Shawne Jacob’s assumed the role, she has expanded brand with the Black Label and Little White Dress Collection, turning Anne
Barge into one of the preeminent bridal and special occasion design houses in the United States. The Black Label Collection, Anne Barge’s eveningwear gowns, is made with the brand’s trademark attention to detail, from fabric to fit. A favorite among celebrity brides and red-carpet icons alike, Shawne Jacobs has created custom designs for Meghan Markle, Kerry Washington, Josephine Skriver, Jeannie Mai, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Laura Benanti, Johanna Braddy, Kristen Cavallari, Taraji P. Henson, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, Zoe Perry, Yvonne, Violett Beane, Amirah Vann, Amber Riley, Leah Pipes, Eva Longoria, Kelli O’Hara, and more. The collections have been featured internationally in top publications including Vogue, Grace Ormonde, WWD, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, The New York Times, and Town & Country.
Shawne Jacobs opened a new store on New York City’s Madison Avenue in 2022, following the success of her flagship Atlanta atelier, which opened in 2017.
Anne Barge: Anne Barge @annebarge
Anne Barge Creative Director: Shawne Jacobs @shawne.r.jacobs
Creative Direction and Styling: Joy Proctor @joyproctor
Photography: Laura Gordon @lauragordon
Videographer: Peyton Frank @peytonfrank
Location: Swan House @atlantahistorycenter
Hair & Makeup: Anna Breeding _ @annabreeding_ & Marcello Costa @bymarcellocosta
BTS Photography by Willet Photo @willetphoto
Production: Angelica Gysseth Crosby @_an_g
Talent: Industry Models @industrymodels
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes @bellabelleshoes
Media Relations: ODA Public Relations @odapr