We asked some of our favorite designers to give us a glimpse of the gowns they'll send down the Spring 2013 runway.

Douglas Hannant

You always know a Douglas Hannant bride when you see her. She projects a sophisticated alternative to the ball-gown-wearing, tiara-toting princess brides of popularity, choosing instead to don forward-thinking shapes and eclectic details. For Spring 2013, she will take her cues from floral inspirations interpreted—the designer is careful to point out—"with a light hand."

Hannant's handiwork in this gown recalls the beginnings of a blue trend from last season, when Claire Pettibone and Romona Keveza sent cool-toned gowns down the runway. Will Hannant's blue floral lace creation usher in a bigger, bolder demand for bridal blue? If the old adage is being invoked, that certainly would be "something new."

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