This year, the decision to add a touch of shimmer to your wedding melody should be an easy one. The challenge is where to include it and how to do so tastefully. There are so many options! As our world continues to turn with happily ever afters and impressive #weddingtrends, we (The Be U Gals) are front and center with the scoop of what’s #spotted shining in 2013As you know, we are obsessed with things (& people) that shine and so cloud nine greets us as we kick off the new year {and bridal season} with this year’s industry infatuation of sparkles, metallic, shimmer and more sparkles! #alwaysbeU.

A Piece of your history. Photo @beuweddings on Instagram. (Invitations created by Be U Brides.)

Make a Statement: Introduce your wedding with grace and glimmer. The invitation is not only the prelude to your wedding, but it is ultimately a frameable keepsake of your beautiful day. Don’t skimp. Splurge! Add a little something extra like sparkles, metallic texture or gold calligraphy to achieve your glowing first impression.

Imaxtree; Giovanni Rufino/The CW

XOXO Your Dress: We all dream of a fairy tale ending, like Leighton Meester, in a shimmery light blue and lace Elie Saab, on the final episode of “Gossip Girl.” It’s your wedding day and you, first and foremost, should feel like the most beautiful person in the room. Create your one-of-a-kind dress in blush, blue or the color of your dreams with Mignonette Bridal. If you are going to xoxo anything from your day, it will be this. Guaranteed. Contact the talented and friendly Kpoene at (Read more about Mignonette Bridal in the Be U Weddings’ Bridal Guide.)

Bejeweled Heels: A Benjamin Adams shoe in the window of The Left Bank. Photo @beuweddings on Instagram.

Be dazzled with bejeweled heels! The Left Bank, located in Lincoln Park, has everything but the dress. The accessory mavens at this Bridal Finery Boutique will create a signature {jewelry} cocktail to go perfectly with your and custom adorned glass slippers with shoe bling! More details coming

Intrigue with gold. Photo @beuweddings on Instagram.

OMG!: Gold Gilded Leaves! (We just died a little. Luv!!!) Don’t know how she does it, but you can definitely take (gold) tips from Jenna at Avant Gardenia. She will be sure to make your dream day shine. Follow Jenna on Twitter for more one-of-a-kind flower trends. @avantgardenia1 |

Talk with your hands. Diamonds and Lace!  Ashley hand-painted my nails for New Year’s Eve.

Manic for {Nail Art} Manicures! Nail down the date and point your pinky toward Ashley at Astro Wifey.  23 year-old, Ashley Crowe, hand paints each nail with #heart and even published Tipsy magazine, which is based solely on this unique trade. You just got engaged! Talking with your hands is a necessity, right?! Top the signatures of all signatures with Diamonds and Lace? We are captivated by this combination, especially for your wedding day. So go for it—bounce the sunlight off your bling and talk about your wedding with your hands. We will be featuring more about Astro Wifey soon. So stay tuned.

We #heart these. (Follow us on Twitter to see more styles.)

Something Blue…or gold.blush.white! Ahh we are in Luv!! Stamped. #beuapproved. Need we say more? For more information on how to get these fabulous wedding bands, contact Dana Rebecca Designs at or visit them online at

Stay tuned to Be U Weddings for a more in-depth look at these noteworthy wedding professionals and trends, all guaranteed to make you sparkle and shine on your special day.


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