The Academy Awards may be Hollywood's biggest night, but they also offer up some serious bridal inspiration.

It was one of the most exciting red carpet seasons in recent history. New It Girls took center stage (hello Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander) while some of our favorite still made red carpet waves (Cate Blanchett we're talking to you!). Lucky for us white dresses were one of the biggest trends of the 2016 red carpet season. And the Oscars red carpet was no different!

From Quantico star Priyanka Chopra to Lady Gaga, white gowns were de rigueur at the Academy Awards — hey, we're not complaining! And while we swooned at Olivia Wilde's bridal-feeling Valentino (not to mention that gorgeous braided hairstyle), the ladies in pale yellow, purple, red, blue, and even orange had us wishing that tradition called for every bride to just wear their favorite color down the aisle!

We'll take inspiration from Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander's pale yellow-bubbled Louis Vuitton gown any day (and we'll also take that flawless skin and youthful half-up wavy hair). Olivia Munn in a stunning one shouldered orange Stella McCartney gown was sleek and modern at its best, while newlywed Sofia Vergara was oozing with bridal glamour in Marchesa. And don't get us started on the many sexy barely there looks courtesy of Rachel McAdams.

And that's just the awards show red carpet! Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington, Rachel McAdams, and more amped things up for the Vanity Fair after party, and we're getting busy Pinning to our bridal style boards.

Click through to see our favorite red carpet looks for brides-to-be from the 2016 Academy Awards!

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