Anne Barge Fall 2024 Bridal Collection Inspiration
Nestled in the breathtaking backdrop of Nantucket’s coastal beauty, the Anne Barge Fall 2024 Collection emerges as a tribute to the island’s timeless elegance and romantic coastal vibes. Picture soft, flowing fabrics that mimic the caress of the ocean breeze, delicate lace details inspired by the intricate beauty of seashells, and iconic ball gowns that awaken the spirit of classic romance. Incorporating a palette of textured whites and ivory fabrics, the gowns sway with an effortless grace that mirrors the cobblestone streets. Silk Faille and organza flowers have been hand embroidered onto the gowns; reminiscent of the vibrant hydrangeas that bloom across Nantucket Island. This collection is not just about dresses; it’s a representation of the love, dreams, and aspirations of every bride who wears an Anne Barge gown.
IMAGES & FILM
History of Photoshoot Location:
Four Old North Wharf, also known as the Mitchell-Andrews Fish house, represents the rare survival of a vernacular work building, with relatively little alteration, in its over 170-year history. The current building replaced an earlier carpentry shop owned by the Mitchell family which burned to the water line in the “Great Fire” of 1846. Re-built, it continued as a carpentry shop until 1896 when it was bought by Holmes and McCleave, dealers in fish. James S. Andrews bought the building in 1906. He used it for his business harvesting and selling oysters, clams, and scallops as well as dory fishing for Cod, and taking pleasure sailing parties out in the summer. His sons, Clint and George, continued in the family to the present day. It is still a working commercial Scallop Shanty, where local fishermen open their bay scallop catches during the winter season.
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 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 Jacobs assumed the role, she has expanded the 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, Violette Beane, Amirah Vann, Amber Riley, Leah Pipes, Eva Longora, 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 in Atlanta atelier, which opened in 2017.