For the Anne Barge Fall 2023 Bridal Collection, I reflected on the beauty and serenity of the countryside- whether the lush meadows of England or the rolling hills of Kentucky where I grew up.

I wanted to capture the simplicity of shapes, lightness of textures and exquisite embellishments that surround us but are often overlooked.Sophistication is emphasized through mindful curation from the ideas of my past entangled with the modern twists from a fresh imagined future.

This season I emphasized necklines, whether a chic asymmetric, classic high neck in embroidered lace or straight strapless touched with a froth of organza. Scattered floral appliqués especially on trains and veils, and voluminous ball gowns are favorites from spring that continue to charm.

Fall is a season of gorgeous sleeves— everything from detachable ones in Alencon lace to a single, satin bishop sleeve. Embroidered lace, Mikado Scuba embossed jacquard, and silk organza are among the fabrics used in a collection that combines romantic and contemporary elements in stunning, timeless designs.