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Anne Barge Bridal

The Anne Barge Bridal Collection embodies timeless design elements interpreted into chic and modern classics. Founded in 1999, each gown is inspired by vintage couture and designed with a contemporary eye, using the finest fabrics, embellishments, and embroidery sourced throughout the world. With three distinct collections, Anne Barge offers an abundance of elegant options for the discerning bride with Anne Barge Couture, Black Label, and Blue Willow Bride. With profound expertise in creating special occasion gowns, Anne Barge Eveningwear is made with Anne’s trademark attention to detail, from fabric to fit.

The Anne Barge philosophy is simple, “Good design is timeless”.. A favorite among celebrity brides and red carpet icons alike, Anne has created custom designs for Kristen Cavallari, Taraji P. Henson, Laura Benanti, Amber Riley, Leah Pipes, and Eva Longoria.

Anne Barge Couture

The Anne Barge Couture collection exudes refined luxury. Each gown epitomizes classic bridal design through traditional craftsmanship and meticulous construction in premier silk fabrics, hand-loomed laces, and impeccable embellishments. The Anne Barge Couture aesthetic is inherently romantic and defines the modern bride as an arbiter of timeless and iconic beauty.

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Black Label

Anne Barge Black Label embodies elegant extravagance. Each gown is immaculately designed with opulent beadwork and lavish embroidery in silhouettes to garner attention towards a woman’s shape. Anne Barge Black Label is for the emboldened bride who dares to make a statement.

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Blue Willow Bride

Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge offers the brand’s signature classic aesthetic at a more moderate price point. The Blue Willow Bride collection is crafted with the finest poly-blend fabrics and the same trademark attention to detail synonymous with Anne Barge Couture. Blue Willow Bride designs highlight time-honored silhouettes with a romantic flair and nod to current trend.

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Choosing Your Wedding Gown

Whether you have a clear idea of your ideal wedding gown or are not sure about the style you want to chose, it is vital that you get the professional advise you need in plenty of time to make sure that you look your best on your big day. It is very important to consider the time of the year you are planning on getting married. Bridal dresses in lighter materials such as tulle, chiffon and other soft and floaty fabrics create a light and delicate style which are ideal for a summer wedding whereas Satin, Lace or heavier fabrics are the perfect choice for winter weddings. If you are concerned about being cold in the evening consider wearing a matching warp or bolero to complement your dress.Wedding gowns can de made in different shades of white, cream, champagne and Ivory so before deciding on the colour consider your venue or the theme of the wedding. A traditional church ceremony is the perfect setting for a more classic and traditional gown but if you are getting married on the beach or having a open air civil ceremony you can opt for a more extravagant and less formal.

You should remember that whatever style of the dress you go for, should feel comfortable and reflect you as an individual, giving you a look that not only accentuate all the best bits of you, but one in which you will feel a million dollar.

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Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2016

Browse into these great  wedding dresses for your ideal bridal look; La Chica Bonita celebrates the sexy romantic in you, and elegant dresses become Modern Classics, while Showgirl focuses on the star inside all of us. Finally, True Romance comes into its own in amazing lace.

La Chica Bonita: Strong, sexy, fiery, be inspired by Latin attitude.

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Modern Classics: Look beautiful in elegant and stunning couture designs.

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Show Girl: Dance the night away in fun flirty wedding fashion that is fit for a star

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True Romance: Amazing lace and pretty details make a romantic dress shine

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The Magic of Lace

Once again lace is at fashion’s cutting edge and this time the look is seductive and romantic. What could be better for brides than mixing stunning lace with soft fresh and flirty materials? The ultimate romance, lace is the perfect choice the brides this season. Make the trend your own by adding individual, delicate lace accessories to your dress; use it to soften a simple design or add more drama to a decorative style. You can be certain that lace’s combination of sexy and demure will wow your guests at your wedding day.

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Portrait of a Lady

A formal wedding portrait gives the bride the opportunity to capture every bit of the dazzling beauty and emotion she radiates. Here are some portraits ideas to inspire you, along with tips on how you can get the best bridal photos.

Often bridal-party portraits include lots of subjects. But for a especially sweet image, try posing with only your flower girls.

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A posed photograph does not have to be stiff. If you dress is made of a flowing fabric, such as silk chiffon, a special filter works to convey the sense of playfulness and animation.

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The iconic bridal accessory, a sheer veil provides plenty of drama for a close up as well as helps soften and flatter your features.

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If your dress has long train or a very full skirt, make sure your photographer takes a few shots that show the back view of the dress.

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While your photographer focuses on his job, let guests have a crack at the action too.

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From sexy to romantic, which of these six looks you choose for your wedding ?

So retro

A full, prom- style skirt is easy to wear and shows unique style.

If your shoulders are going to be bare wear an eye-catching necklace to add sparkle.

High, strappy heels are just the things to flatter your legs.

With a distinctive style like this keep your hair simple.

Add a sophisticated finishing touch with calla lilies dotted through your posy.

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Classic with a twist

A plunging back and long fishtail skirt gives a surprising slinky edge look.

An elegant up-do elongates your neck and makes the most of a backless dress.

If your dress has a train, wear shoes that are high and don’t step back.

For the subtler look with your lace dress, keep your jewellery not too over powering.

A simple rose posy will complement your dress perfectly.

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Fairy tale Charm

A traditional country- bride look can be brought up to date with an asymmetric bodice.

If your dress has an interesting neckline try to keep your hair up to show if off.

A beautiful hair accessory will add shine to your big day.

Kitten heels will give extra height without being impractical for outdoors.

For a natural bouquet include sprigs of lavender.

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Sassy in the city

Don’t be afraid to choose a slinky silhouette to express your joie de vivre.

Sparkly details work well with ivory, so pile on the glitz even down to your shoes.

Go for a pink rose bouquet for a more romantic accent.

Shiny unfussy hair with a slight wave looks sexy and elegant.

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Modern Miss

Moving in a big dress can be tricky so choose something light with a tulle overlay

A pretty corsage is an easier option than trying to hold on to a bouquet all night

Pick shoes that will ‘hold’ your feet if they swell in the heat, strappy sandals can cut in and be uncomfortable

Keep your hairstyle relaxed and easy to wear

A delicate tiara add sparkle and a fairy-tale finish to your bridal look

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Lady Luxe

An evening urban reception demands a chic gown to match the surroundings

The beading on the dress calls for a small but glitzy accessory

Don’t overwhelm a simply shaped dress with a fussy bouquet Calla lilies are perfect

A bias- cut dress normally shows off your figure so go for high heels to lengthen your silhouette

Sleek hair is best for a sophisticated look

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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2017 Bridal Collection

From extravagant hand-embroidered ball gowns to cocktail length silk crepe dresses, the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2017 collection is designed to complement the signature Oscar de la Renta designs.. “ It was very important that the collection had a wide range to suit different needs that the brides have for their wedding day” says Oscar de la Renta’s creative designer Peter Copping. “ I think that ‘s one important thing to achive, to get those big volumes but still have a lightness, so that they don’t overwhelm”.The attention to detail and craftsmanship is being reflected throughout the collection. Each gown was beautifully accessorised with crustal choker and gorgeous rings.

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Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2017

Vera Wang’s latest bridal film, “Désir à l’Anglaise,” celebrates the profound restraint of the British monarchy, the grandeur of English aristocracy, and the drama of real ball gowns within the context of today. The new collection is a combination of unconventional sheer fluid dresses with more structured and fitted classic gowns.

“I always envision my wedding collections within a certain cohesive paradigm,… not literal, but suggestive… not trendy, but highly personal… Chasing Alix was an ode to the famous French couturier Madame Grés, whose manipulation of fabric resulted in some of the most modern and timeless gowns in fashion history and a woman designer from whom I have always derived great inspiration.” Vera Wang.

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Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2017

Inspired by the woman of today,Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2017 bridal collection explores romance and femininity in new forms. Combining simplicity with sophistication, and modern refinement with timeless race. The new collection challenges traditional shapes while staying true to the style codes of the house. Re-embroidered lace layered over nude tulle. adorned with floral motifs appliqués cascading along the silhouettes are- imagined for the aisle including a classic trench gown with pin-tucked detailing and a silk crepe pantsuit finished with pearl buttons. Signature house elements, such as bows and grosgrain ribbon, are featured throughout- both oversized and understated providing the final touch of fantasy for each Carolina Herrera bride.

Never a reference to trend, Carolina Herrera designs each wedding gown to be unique. Embodying the bride’s personal style and spirit of her wedding day. Made within the New York atelier by a team trained in Haute couture craftsmanship, Each Carolina Herrera gown is the ultimate expression of a bride’s personality.

 

Wedding Belles and Bridal Elegance at any Age

Teen Queen: 1950s prom –style dresses give instant girlie glamour

Reject the traditional white and be pretty in pink or blue

Opt for an adorable hairdo and dare to go strapless

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Twenty something: Go for all-out romance in a fairy-tale dress

Pick a fresh and pretty posy of garden blooms

A simple hair style will give bounce and shine

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Flirty Thirties: Pick a soft pastel shade to flatter your complexion

Use a romantic wisp of tulle as a wrap

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Feel good Forties: A plunging neckline will elongate your silhouette

Satin sling backs make a sexy finishing touch

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Fifties Fabulous: Glitz it up in a shimmering golden shade

Choose a forgiving fabric such as brocade or lace

Stand out from the crowd in a dramatic hat or headpiece

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