The lovely Anne Barge is one of our favorite gown designers, and we couldn’t be happier to carry new gowns from her La Fleur and Anne Barge lines in our suites this spring! Anne’s new gowns have a cohesively modern but also vintage feeling—a classic, timeless look that she manages to reinvent each season.
For her 2013 collection, Anne was inspired by the news of the Ritz Paris closing for a two-year renovation. Built in 1898 by César Ritz, the hotel was an immediate success and at its pinnacle from opening day through the early 20th century, serving as home to the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Coco Chanel.
Anne describes more about her creative vision behind each uniquely designed dress: “My focus for this season was 1898 to the 1920s. I incorporated a silk organza hand-stamped lace motif gown into the collection and a number of watercolor pastel pieces in honey, oyster, blush and latte. It was all from a painter’s palette—think Monet and Renoir.”
We envisioned a palette and inspirations around the ‘Emmanuelle’ gown below. Ah, now we’re dreaming of a Parisian wedding! Ooh la la!
Renior painting | Paris rooftops | White peonies | Bouquet | Badgley Mischka ‘Cissy’ Sandal | Anne Barge ‘Emmanuelle’ Gown | Monet painting | Peony painting | Clutch similar to Sondra Roberts sequined pouch | Degas painting | Hôtel Ritz Paris
Our wedding team is always on the hunt for one-of-a-kind gowns, so when famed bridal designer Anne Barge introduced us to her latest couture collection for spring/summer 2013, it was a dream come true. We were especially caught off by the Waverly! Let us tell you, it is unlike anything we have ever laid our eyes on! Also on our radar were new gowns from the La Fleur by Anne Barge collection: Each dress is unique from the others in lace, silk and chiffon fabrications. We especially love that her designs include strap options!
L and center: Anne Barge Bridal | R: La Fleur by Anne Barge ‘Aimee’
Discover bridal bliss at The Wedding Suite, and keep up with our ’12 Days of Gowns’ countdown for more stylish options to bookmark or even add to Pinterest. Check back here for Day 5, featuring luxe looks from Caroline DeVillo!
Our National Bridal Director, Andrea Wasserman, shares her insider photos and a quick trend recap from Bridal Fashion Week.
I’m back from Bridal Week, where it was all about the back: interesting low-cut backlines, lace, and illusion. We’re still seeing illusion necklines and straps, and convertible details are also in (think removable peplum, lace toppers, cover-ups and convertible straps). We also saw tea-length and Jackie O.-inspired dresses—definitely a nod to classic glamour.
Overall, there are a lot more diverse necklines, rather than just strapless.
Of course, there are still the traditional, ultra-flattering styles like A-line, mermaid and sweetheart neck.
See even more from Andrea over at her Bridal Favorites Pinterest board, or browse and shop all of our wedding dresses available online.
Check out the sweet navy-and-sorbet color combos happening over at REVEL–featuring the delicious ‘Tyler’ silk taffeta gown from La Fleur by Anne Barge (available for special order in our Wedding Suites).
Head to REVEL to find out where to get all the other tempting treats pictured, and browse our Fall 2012 Bridal Lookbook for more of our favorite bridal gowns.
We’re inviting you behind the scenes at the 2011 National Bridal Market with Nordstrom Weddings Site Merchandiser Deniz Anders and National Bridal Director Andrea Wasserman as they share what they loved on the runways—and what’s coming to the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom this spring.
Georgia native Anne Barge is an institution in her own right. Her runway show at Pier 94 was a who’s who of Bridal Week—including Martha Stewart Weddings Editor Darcy Miller, Mark Ingram of the famous Mark Ingram Salon and Randy Fenoli, star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress and acting fashion director at Kleinfeld. (We chatted Randy up about doing something with Nordstrom!)
Some of the most beautiful gowns of the week walked down the runway to the song “This Is the Moment.” After the show, we met Anne in her showroom and viewed her entire collection up close.
We are so thrilled to introduce La Fleur by Anne Barge at Nordstrom. A few of our favorite styles our brides can expect are:
Amherst—a gown of shirred tulle with an elongated strapless bodice and voluminous pickup skirt.
Hadley—another strapless, constructed out of pearl Italian Razo silk shantung, with pleated bodice detail and a pleated skirt with pockets.
Reilly—a modern column gown with architectural lines of pearl Italian silk Magnolia with vertical bias ruffles of silk satin organza. We love the special ruffle at the bustline (i.e. crumb catcher).
La Fleur by Anne Barge available for special order in stores February 2012.