First look at the wedding dresses of New York Bridal Week 2013/2014

Some of the biggest names in bridal fashion kicked off the highly anticipated New York Bridal Week 2013/2014 last weekend, including Marchesa, Monique Lhullier and Vera Wang.

For three days, the Big Apple became the epicentre of fashion for brides, with countless couture showrooms and parades taking place in their streets, and the mission of gathering the first trends in wedding dresses next year well underway.

Marchesa and Vera Wang lead the way for flawless feminine designs that paid tribute to flowing trains and classic princess-cut dresses – a catwalk that would leave any bride-to-be blushing with envy.

Monique Lhullier gave a modern touch to her creations with chic silhouettes and sleek lines for the more urban and contemporary woman while Theia Couture kept bridesmaids looking sweet with vanilla and rose hued dresses cut above the knee.

Get a glimpse below of the leading trends from New York Bridal Week 2013/2014...

Marchesa opened up the 2013/2014 collection with an outpouring of the most delicate lace. From classic sweetheart necklines to asymmetrical cuts, Marchesa's dresses offer a surprise for the big day with neat detachable skirts and flowing trains 

Corsets embroidered in silver thread have a special place in Marchesa's newest collection where the brand's usual red carpet presence translates into glamorous floor-length wedding dresses and skirts full of volume 

Ideal for bridesmaids, Theia Couture's vanilla and rose-coloured sweetheart dresses will no doubt be a firm favourite for spring and summer weddings 

Theia Couture's catwalk was all about texture this season, with petal brocades and quilted silks which gave a unique touch to classically cut wedding dresses 

Urban and contemporary, brides who are lovers of the high-street chain COS will no doubt fall in love with the chic, short dresses of Monique Lhuillier 

Classic mermaid-shaped dresses are, of course, another big contender for more traditional brides in the upcoming season. Look out for the delicate lace embroidery on these sumptuous yet sophisticated dresses 

Shift-cut dresses and floor-length gowns gave a vintage vibe at Theia Couture where glittering sequins add to the glamour of your special day 

One of the most innovative combinations from the Pronovias collection, these casual wedding looks would look perfect at a summer wedding reception 

Vera Wang combined a a mass of monochrome with artistic designs this season to give her princess-cut wedding gowns an edgier effect 

Vera Wang is usually known for disassociating herself with the classic bride, but translates classic cuts to become her own, often by injecting colour or playing with bespoke fabric designs 

Monique Lhuillier also offered up more feminine silhouettes in her extravagant wedding dress designs - which do not skimp on details and textures 

The peplum was one of the biggest fashion hits of 2012 and it seems that it's here to stay, adding extra volume to princess dresses