You’ve got the dress, your makeup artist has been booked and your big-day scent is ready and waiting. All that’s left is to perfect your wedding nails, and that’s where this guide comes in. From feminine florals to pretty pearls and some cool chrome accents, the options are endless. Whether you’re after something subtle, want to brave a bolder look or to match your dress to your nail design, keep scrolling to discover the ultimate wedding nail art looks to elevate your bridal beauty look.
Nikki Wolff’s Insta isn’t just worth a follow for her incredible makeup looks (everyone from the Kardashians to Hailey Bieber has her on speed dial), but also for her on-point nail looks. Her latest being this stunning 3D floral nail art that’s practically made for the Big Day, complete with contrasting textures and creamy hues.
Match your mani to your slinky silk number with this subtle but striking wedding nail look. All about barely-there texture and a subtle sheen, it’s a great option if you want something a little different without it being too obvious.
On the other hand (no pun intended), if you’ll be donning a dreamy lace dress on your big day, this is the perfect wedding nail art look to complement it. Featuring a gorgeously detailed lace design and the perfect combination of a natural base and white hue (CND’s Bouquet and Studio White, to be exact), it offers just the right amount of edge and elegance.
In the words of Insta nail sensation Melanie Graves (aka @overglowedit), it’s all about “that subtle shine.” Because who said disco nails can’t be wedding-day appropriate?
Another way to bring some sparkle to your bridal nail look is by framing your nails with a thin, high-shine line of glitter. Perfect to take you from the aisle to the dance floor.
Proving that nail piercings can be classy (and oh-so-chic), this look by celebrity nail artist Iram Shelton ticks all the bridal beauty boxes. Mixing OPI’s Bubble Bath with a little bit of Alpine Snow, she created the perfect milky nude base before adding a cute little charm for some extra je ne sais quoi.
Want to do something a little different but can’t tear yourself away from your beloved French mani? Then this one’s for you. Incorporating timeless French tips with delicate love hearts, it’s a mani match made in heaven.
If anyone’s going to have the world adding birds to their wedding nails, it’s JLo. And no, we’re not talking any old bird, we’re talking hummingbirds, which Lopez believes to be a symbol of love. Armed with the Mia Secret Gel Paint in Snow White, her long-time nail artist Tom Bachik created a milky-white nail base adorned with several intricately painted hummingbirds. And, of course, a touch of silver glitter because, as Bachik put it, “It wouldn’t be JLo without sparkle”.
Stuck on your something blue? This nail look has you covered. Not only is the evil eye believed to ward off bad intentions and jealous haters (never a bad thing on your wedding day), but it’s also super on-trend and will tick off your something blue. Go subtle with just one small eye, or go bold by adding them all over your nails.
Pearled nails were all the rage while #mermaidcore nails dominated our feeds, but they also make the perfect addition to wedding nails, as showcased with this shimmery look complete with mini pearl accents.
Speaking of pearls, this pearlescent finish and chrome combination makes for the perfect glazed donut wedding nail look. Add some floral nail decals and you’ve nailed (literally) the ultimate modern bridal beauty look.
Name something more romantic than having yours and your future hubby’s initials on your nails. Nope? Thought not.
This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.