Catherine's Custom Anne Barge Gown

 

Catherine and her mother made several visits to the Anne Barge Bridal Atelier in order to accomplish Catherine’s vision of her custom Anne Barge gown. These appointments included viewing different gown styles, fabrics, laces, and measurements taken to come up with her final custom Anne Barge creation. Catherine wanted to be able to have several looks for her day but incorporate one gown. She presented me with her inspirations from Instagram and Pinterest. After narrowing down her gown shape from one of our current dress styles, we continued with customizing a detachable train and a custom bow made of the same Mikado fabric as the dress. This gave Catherine the drama she envisioned of the long cathedral-length train for the ceremony and a second look by removing the train after the ceremony and adding a bow for the reception. A lace bolero was also custom-made for her during our alteration process which provided the coverage she desired for the ceremony. To top everything off, she opted for a simple cathedral-length veil to not distract from the classic ensemble. It was very helpful that Catherine was able to discuss her vision, provide us with images and take her time with multiple bridal appointments to confirm the order as well as attend many alteration appointments once the dress had arrived. As her consultant during her bridal appointments, I was able to discuss what options could and could not be produced and why. Between us, we had trust in each other that what we had discussed, sketched, and created on paper could be exactly what Catherine envisioned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VENDOR CREDITS:

 

BRIDE’S GOWN: ANNE BARGE ATELIER

DESIGNER: ANNE BARGE

PLANNING + DESIGN: M. ELIZABETH EVENTS

PHOTOGRAPHER: ELIZA MORRILL

VIDEOGRAPHER: MATTHEW BAXTER

BRIDE’S GOWN: ANNE BARGE ATELIER

BRIDESMAID DRESSES: BELLA BRIDESMAID

GROOM + GROOMSMEN TUXES: SUN RAY CLEANERS

CALLIGRAPHER: JAN PRUITT

PAPER GOODS: ANNABELLE’S

FLORAL DESIGN: AG LIGHTING AND EVENTS

LINENS: AG LIGHTING AND EVENTS

CATERING: JENNIE WELLER CATERING

BRIDE’S CAKE BAKER: BARB’S CAKES

GROOM’S CAKE BAKER: BEAUTIFULLY BAKED BY BONNE 

TRANSPORTATION: RARE TRANSPORTATION

BRIDE + GROOM TRANSPORTATION: MEMORIES IN MOTION CLASSICS

LIGHTING DESIGN: AG LIGHTING AND EVENTS

RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: PURE PARTY BAND

RENTALS: PRE EVENTS

HAIR AND MAKEUP STYLIST: KERRI BUNN (BOMA BEAUTIFUL)