Designed: Meet White Dresses Nashville Designer Anne Barge

Meet Anne Barge, the designer behind the Anne Barge Couture and Blue Willow Bridal Collections offered at White Dresses Nashville. 


Our Nashville Bridal Boutique is obsessed with our Atlanta designer, Anne Barge. The gowns from the Anne Barge Couture Collection are true bridal masterpieces — creating pieces that are both timeless and modern. The Anne Barge Couture line was founded in 1999 and has since been known for it's timeless and classic nature with a contemporary twist. Inspired by vintage couture, the Anne Barge Couture Collection combines the best of classic design and modern trends, using the finest fabrics, embellishments, and embroidery sourced throughout the world. 

Enchanted by weddings from a young age, Anne Barge was destined for design. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Anne pursued design school and fostered her natural talents in various bridal ateliers throughout the country. Anne opened her first bridal shop in Atlanta, which she operated for 13 years. After selling her salon to Kleinfeld's, Anne took her creativity overseas to London, where she opened another shop. After much urging from friends and family, Anne Barge launched her label in 1999 - ensuring that the line embodied all of the southern charm and grace of the legend herself. 

Our Nashville Bridal Shop has been a fan of the Anne Barge Collection for years and is absolutely elated to be able to bring the designs to Nashville brides. Anne Barge gowns have already started arriving and we can't wait to help Nashville brides say Y-E-S to these gorgeous gowns! The Anne Barge Collection ranges in price from $3,300 to $8,000 and have a wide variety of amazing silhouettes, laces and embroideries that are used on each gown. The Anne Barge label also is known for their amazingly well-crafted accessories, including bridal veils and sashes. These gorgeous accessories pair well with their gowns and many have a specific dress that they are intended to match! Each gown by Anne Barge has a variety of customization options, so brides have the ability to ensure their vision is achieved on wedding day. From lace fit to flares to satin trumpet gowns to brocade ball gowns, the collection offers something for every Nashville bride. 

The owner of our Nashville Bridal Shop, Kara Leonard, weighed in on why she loves the Anne Barge Collection. 

When selecting designers for our Nashville Bridal Shop, we look for brands that have a long history of incredible craftsmanship, a use of great fabrications, and a repertoire of amazing gowns. Anne Barge and her collection is the epitome of southern elegance and I am very excited to share that with Nashville brides. We are so excited to be the home of Anne Barge in Nashville and are glad to offer her amazing line at our Tennessee Bridal Shop.
— Kara Leonard, White Dresses Nashville Owner

While our Nashville Bridal Salon loves pretty much every gown that Anne Barge creates, we asked our owners to weigh in on their favorite Anne Barge Couture gowns. 

Picking just one Anne Barge gown as a favorite is such a hard task, but I am obsessed with the beading embellishments on Jubilee. The gown boasts an elegance and has just enough flair to make it a fun choice for a bride who truly wants a special gown that doesn’t look like anything else.
— Ella Kinsland, White Dresses Nashville Owner
My favorite gown from the Anne Barge Collection is the Fitzgerald gown. I love the sleek lines, the off the shoulder detailing with the plunge neckline, and the luxurious fabric on the gown. The structure is perfect to create the amazing fit that brides are asking for and I absolutely can’t wait to see brides in this gown!
— Kara Leonard, White Dresses Nashville Owner

The lovely ladies at Anne Barge have started sending some amazing gowns from the collection to our Nashville Bridal Shop. To schedule an appointment to try on Anne Barge gowns, please contact our Nashville Bridal Boutique at (615) 840 7478. 

White Dresses is a bridal shop located in the iconic Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. Known for their couture gowns with amazing craftsmanship, White Dresses Nashville has been named The Best Bridal Shop in Nashville, one of the 50 Best Bridal Shops in the United States, and as a consistent winner of The Best of Weddings (most recently being named to the Hall of Fame by the Knot).