Carolina HerreraCourtesy of Carolina Herrera (2)

Inspired by the black-and-white photography of Cecil Beaton, Carolina Herrera’s spring 2013 bridal collection included delicate touches of black. “I wanted to design a collection based on the beauty he portrayed—the blacks, the whites, the fantasy of it all,” Herrera said. “This is not a collection that is occupied by trends, but one with a more personal purpose.” And the designer found new ways to add a personal touch: She accessorized many of the 21 dresses (and one pantsuit) with jewelry from her own collection, and secrectly embroidered the waist of each look with the bride’s initials in blue. See our five favorite looks in the gallery.