The Best of Bridal for Spring 2013: Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, More

Bridal Week is in full swing, and here are some of our top looks from Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and more.

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Marchesa Spring 2013: Marchesa's latest bridal collection bears all the hallmarks of what has made the label a go-to for red carpet events -- flattering silhouettes, feminine details, and loads of glamour.
Marchesa Spring 2013: For this season's bridal collection, the label sought to "revisit" some of its most iconic silhouettes for a fashion-forward bride.
Marchesa Spring 2013: This simple gown, outfitted with a spectacular embroidered bodice, takes its cues from a similar runway look on the label's Spring 2012 runway.
Marchesa Spring 2013: Similarly, this princess-y gown, decorated with little sparkly embellishments, echoes the spectacular tulle gown that Olivia Wilde wore to the Golden Globes in 2011.
Marchesa Spring 2013: Almost every bridal collection this season has included some iteration of Kate Middleton's spectacular McQueen gown. Marchesa's take on the trend features long lace sleeves and a full gazar skirt.
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013: De La Renta isn't afraid to up the ante when it comes to his bridal shows. While always high on glamour, he often shows non-traditional options with a strong editorial vision.
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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013: All of the details that you would expect from a De La Renta show were there -- jeweled accents, intricate lace overlay and tulle for days.
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013: The designer showed dresses in pastels like pale blue and in floral prints.
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013: The most dramatic pieces were the red gowns that opened and closed the show. While red might seem like a controversial color for a bride to wear, it is considered traditional in China and Southeast Asia for brides to wear red.
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Vera Wang Spring 2013: Along with Oscar de la Renta, bridal doyenne Vera Wang showed quite a lot of red in her latest bridal collection.
Vera Wang Spring 2013: The other dominant color in the collection is a deep burgundy hue that the designer called "dahlia."
Vera Wang Spring 2013: With Angelina Jolie's wedding to Brad Pitt looming, many are wondering whether Jolie, who has been married twice before, will wear white. If she decides to opt for an avant-garde color, Vera Wang has plenty of options.
Vera Wang Spring 2013: Despite the non-traditional color palette, each gown in Wang's collection is more dreamy than the next.
Carolina Herrera Spring 2013: Herrera said in her bridal show notes that she had recently visited the Cecil Beaton Exhibiti in London, which then evolved into an influence for this collection.
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Carolina Herrera Spring 2013: The designer played with the idea of the modern bride and the traditional bride. A white pantsuit in the collection was shown alongside very traditional white lace gowns.
Carolina Herrera Spring 2013: There are also plenty of fantasy wedding gowns in the collection, including this embroidered floral princess gown.
Courtesy of Douglas Hannant
Douglas Hannant Spring 2013: Douglas Hannant stepped away from the "classic" wedding gown with this spring collection. Instead of designing only white and ivory gowns, florals abound.
Douglas Hannant Spring 2013: Hannant played with origami folds and long trains to create gowns that ooze femininity.
Douglas Hannant Spring 2013: Hannant used fabrics like organza, lace, and couture satin to up the drama of this collection.
Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013: Monique Lhuillier has grown her business dramatically since she burst onto the bridal fashion scene in 1996. The designer is opening her first New York City store in July.
Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013: This collection was everything that we have come to expect from Lhuillier -- nothing edgy, but one perfect white lace gown after the next.
Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013: Lhuillier tends to include flirty touches to her wedding gowns, like ribbon-tied waists.
Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013: The elbow-length lace sleeves of this gown echo Kate Middleton's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress, which is setting a lot of the trends this bridal season.
Reem Acra Spring 2013: Reem Acra opened her latest bridal show with a strapless mini dress -- an unconventional choice that still featured the embellishments and detail for which the designer is best known.
Reem Acra Spring 2013: The looks that followed were much more traditional, like this strapless gown with a tulle overlay.
Reem Acra Spring 2013: A satin gown with lace cap-sleeves was one of the prettiest options in the collection.
Temperley Bridal Spring 2013: Temperley's bridal collection often takes its cues from retro influences.
Temperley Bridal Spring 2013: Flappers, 1940s screen sirens, women of the Victoria era all seemed to be reference points.
Temperley Bridal Spring 2013: The corseted lace throughout the collection was an impressive feat. Each section of lace had to corded individually with gold cord to provide the gowns with enough weight to perfectly hug each curve.
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