Anything but boring, Bridal Manis
These ideas for fancy wedding fingers may induce some major nail envy…
Sure, pale pink polish has its place, but why not get a little more decorative for the day you say ‘I do?’ Whether you borrow the shade of your ring box, add personalised touches like your groom’s initials or go all-out graphic, there are so many ways to create a stand-out wedding day mani.
Out of the blue box
Taking your cue from the famed robin’s egg blue, the crystal accents let everyone know diamonds are definitely a girl’s best friend. Plus, this manicure can serve as your ‘something blue.’
A bit of glitz
A nude base coat topped with golden glitter that fades from the tips of the nails reads more classy than flashy. This look is also great way to bring out the sparkle in your ring.
There’s nothing more neutral than, well, nude, but adding a few gems to one finger – particularly that all-important one – helps the look go from everyday to dazzling. Nude polish will elongate your fingers and look classic.
Art deco design
The paint-on equivalent of black tie, this motif is all about architectural precision and The Great Gatsby –like glamour. With sleek black accents and metallic silver details, your nails will definitely be dressed to impress. An edgier nail look like this works best for a more playful wedding.
A nude-to-white ombre style is like the modern girl’s version of a classic French mani – subtle but with a cool spin. An ombre look using soft colours can be elegant, complementary and simple enough to not distract from your amazing dress.
Colour block chic
Fashion’s most graphic trend does anything but get lost in translation on your nails. Swipes of purple from deepest plum to lavender get outlined with glittering gold, creating a straight-from-the-runway vibe. The nontraditional look is just right for a fun-loving bride with a colourful theme.
The best part about nail art is there are no rules, so you can get as creative as you want. Painting each nail with a different design adds a whole lot of interest. This bride chose decorative shapes and stones, the colour blue – for her ‘something blue’ – her groom’s first initial on her ring finger and the evil eye to bring good luck. The patterns are done in pale hues of the same shades so everything looks coordinated.
Hands to behold
The words ‘I do’ written on your ring finger give the paint job a special purpose – the officiant doesn’t even have to ask. This kind of customisation punches up an ordinary mani, and a bit of bling brings the party. Plus, your spouse-to-be will appreciate the gesture.