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The white wedding gown will always be a classic choice, but Spring 2013 Bridal Market saw some daring departures from this tradition. From accents of black to subtle pastels to fire-engine red (yes, RED), many designers produced gorgeous fashions for the technicolor bride, particularly Vera Wang with her collection of fiery wedding dresses.

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All of the following slideshow links are from MarthaStewartWeddings.com:

Black and White Wedding Dresses

Pink Wedding Dresses

Blue Wedding Dresses

Red Wedding Dresses

Now that the temperatures are dipping, I would imagine that many brides would want warmth and coverage, which strapless dresses simply cannot offer. Thankfully, with a return to retro modesty and a current obsession with Bella Swan, sleeves are returning to bridal wear in a big way. Below: a slideshow of some favorites for inspiration. What do you think?

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It’s that time again!

Wedding gown designers from all over are now sending their best and brightest bridal designs down the runway. Stay tuned to see which collections I deem aisle-worthy.

Tres Chic

I am so happy to hear that the talented wedding gown designer Vera Wang is celebrating her 20th year anniversary. Instead of being trapped in the trends of her day (most of those 1980s gowns were absolute nightmares), Wang dared to be different by creating a modern gown of her own-and creating modern gowns for the modern bride. The world cannot thank her enough for ushering in a new era of style that continues to influence bridal fashion down to this day.

To celebrate, click here to see Vera Wang's latest collection.

Despite our best intentions to stay on budget, some brides can’t help but make a splurge purchase for the big day. With that being said, what better way exists to spend a little extra cash than on a special pair of designer shoes? I’m already a fan of the work of esteemed designer Stuart Weitzman, but when I saw his new bridal shoe collection I nearly hit the roof. Each shoe is gorgeous in its own right, from classic pumps to daring stilettos, some sprinkled with rhinestones for extra glamour. Weitzman’s bridal collection are sure to make classic and modern brides alike fall head over heels in love.

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Click here to view the collection on Zappos.com

The latest collection from Ines Di Santo is full of dramatic touches for the avant-garde bride. Any bride looking for simplicity need not apply; these gowns are full of large accents such as bows, ruffles, lace, and appliqués-sometimes, all being present on one dress. I was completely floored by this champagne trumpet gown in which part of the skirt was shaped into a large rosette. Divine!

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Douglas Hannant’s latest collection gives recognition to bohemian brides. Each gown has a light, airy quality for those looking for a gown best suited for a garden or beachside wedding.  I was particularly impressed by a sheath gown in which the skirt was ruched, making it resemble ripples in a pond-so lovely!

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Once again I am deeply impressed by Carolina Herrera’s latest bridal collection, although not for the same reasons. Normally, I admire Herrera’s work for it’s clean lines and simple silhouettes that may incorporate a few frilly details. This season, the collection is full of volume, pattern, texture and color. Even so, my favorite gown is a one-shouldered number with a tiered skirt that still reads “clean and simple”.

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I must give a round of applause to Romona Keveza for including an elegant black wedding gown that is meant to be taken seriously. Although the rest of her collection features classic white dresses, all of them employ gorgeous elements such as architectural pleating and three-dimensional accents, making for a gorgeous new collection overall.

Click here to view the full collection.

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