Every April, New York Bridal Week sets the trends of the season by inviting some of the biggest names in bridal design to launch their newest creations on the catwalk.
A major milestone in the wedding planner's year, it's during this crucial month that the cuts of necklines and skirts, fabrics and colours are decided on for the season ahead.
Among some of the best designers in the New York show was the legendary Oscar de la Renta and the effortlessly feminine Marchesa whom Blake Lively picked for her wedding day last September.
Go-to celebrity bridal designer, Vera Wang, also produced an impressive collection of ivory frocks in 2012 after a season of colourful wedding creations. The American designer has worked with some of the world's best known brides and was the big day choice for former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and actress Jennifer Garner.
Wide princess skirts, lace sleeves and beaded embellishments were some of the biggest trends brought to us in 2012. We take a look back with a selection of the 30 most beautiful dresses from the runway...