Paris haute couture week 2018, which closed last week, showcased a fantastic selection of couture wedding gowns that are likely to spark the imaginations of brides-to-be the world over.

From voluminous silhouettes and intricate embroidery to spring-like hues, flowers, sheers and long trains, here's a look at some of the most magnificent and theatrical wedding gowns unveiled during the fall/winter 2018-2019 haute couture shows.

 

Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP
Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP
This particularly imposing wedding gown from Elie Saab matches architectural lines with embroidery and three-dimensional elements. 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Schiaparelli; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute Couture

Photo: Courtesy of Schiaparelli; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute Couture

Schiaparelli's wedding dress was blooming with flowers and embroideries. 

 

Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP

Although not officially the show's wedding gown, this final white, voluminous silhouette was one of the most spectacular creations in the Giambattista Valli collection. The gown is finished with a bow, a recurring detail in this couture collection. 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Galia Lahav; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute CouturePhoto: Courtesy of Galia Lahav; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute Couture

The Galia Lahav bridal gown stood out with its voluminous size, its waterfall of frills, and its grey tones. 

 

Photo: Olivier Saillant/Chanel; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute CouturePhoto: Olivier Saillant/Chanel; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute Couture

Chanel's bride stood out from the crowd in a streamlined wedding outfit featuring a slit skirt, in pale green tweed, worn with a fitted jacket embroidered with a leaf motif. 

 

Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP

Zuhair Murad channelled imperial style with a wedding gown combining several of the show's Russian inspirations. This gave rise to a sumptuous dress embellished with embroideries and a cape. 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Vacheron Alain; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute Couture Photo: Courtesy of Vacheron Alain; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute Couture

The voluminous and slightly see-through bridal gown at Stéphane Rolland is made from white and crystal organza. 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute CouturePhoto: Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute Couture

As part of the designer's smoking-themed show, this organza Jean Paul Gaultier wedding gown is inspired by a wispy cloud of cigarette smoke. 

 

Photo: Guillame Roujas/NOWFASHION; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute CouturePhoto: Guillame Roujas/NOWFASHION; only for fall/winter 2018 Haute Couture

The spectacular couture wedding gown from Georges Hobeika.