My Wedding Day Nails!

Painted Fingertips | My wedding day nails!

Hi everyone!

I never shared this on my blog before the time, but I got married last month! My wedding day was just perfect and of course I had to do some nail art for the day. I decided I didn’t want to go with ‘traditional’ bridal nails in a delicate colour and I definitely didn’t want French nails. Instead I wanted something to match our turquoise colour scheme.

Painted Fingertips | My wedding day nails!

I wanted to do some fun nails for my bridesmaid as well so I showed her a few suggestions and told her she could pick anything she wanted within the colour scheme… and she picked sheep! I had told her she could pick so I decided to just go with it and have fun 🙂Painted Fingertips | Bridesmaid nails at my weddingWe decided to combine sheep on every other nail with some stamping. I didn’t make a note of which base polish I used for this but the cloth we used for the pictures was what her dress was made from. I used a dotting tool and a small brush to create the little sheep and stamped using Moyou plate Sailor 04 for the stamped nails. Painted Fingertips | Bridesmaid nails at my weddingWe both ended up loving these and I had fun doing someone else’s nails for a change!

Now for my own wedding day nails… Amidst all the chaos I didn’t use my lightbox for these pictures so the lighting looks a bit different to what I usually show. I couldn’t decide for ages what I wanted to do on my nails for my wedding day. I had a ton of different ideas and I knew I wanted it to be special. Eventually I realised nothing would be special enough and I should rather stick with something simple that I knew I could pull off on both hands! I only made my final decision when I was doing these the day before the wedding and I was really happy with them. I always love swirly images and they were special enough to impress the guests! Painted Fingertips | My wedding day nails!I used ILNP Admire Me as my base polish. I had used this polish a week or so before the wedding to do my dandelion nails, and it just made me gasp. It was so beautiful that I decided to let it do most of the hard work at making my nails look amazing! I stamped using 3 different images from Moyou plates… Suki 07 on my thumbs and similar images from Suki 04 and Sailor 03 on my other fingers. Painted Fingertips | My wedding day nails!These ended up being perfect for my wedding day! What do you think? Would you wear non-traditional nails for your wedding day?

  • Annette H

    Wow! Congratulations! And I would definitely choose something non traditional for my wedding nails especially when they are that beautiful. ILNP Admire me is so pretty and the swirls were intricate and pretty. Just perfect in my opinion. And the sheep on your bridesmaids nails were too cute! Once again congratulations xx.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! Admire me is so gorgeous, especially in the sun, that I just figured it could do the hard work for me 🙂

  • http://drydammit.wordpress.com drydammit

    I love that they’re “not traditional”. They look great. Congrats on getting married.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    Those are gorgeous bridal nails, I love that they are a bit more “out there” 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I had to do something that was more ‘me’ for my wedding day 🙂

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    :O I love your wedding nails – what a perfect non-traditional way to have your nails look great! And your bridesmaid’s nails are just too cute! 😀 Congratulations on your wedding!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.mannasmanis.com/ Manna’s Manis

    Lovely wedding nails, I love seeing non traditional nails at weddings. Congrats!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Lothwen Akira

    Lovely, both manis! I love that you went all out, bold colours and beautiful designs! And the sheep are cuuuuute!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, thank you!

  • Cheyenne

    Love both manis! It’s so great to see a fun non traditional wedding mani! Congrats btw!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    Congratulations! These are so fun and I love that you picked something non-traditional to use. I did something down the middle. I did french manis with red and silver sparkle tips since I wore a dress that was white with red trims.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! That sounds lovely as well. If I’d had a dress with coloured trims I would totally have matched it too!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Congrats! What a beautiful and fun mani for such a special day!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://thepolishedhippy.blogspot.com/ Polished Hippy

    Congrats on your marriage! You did such a beautiful job on your nails and your bridesmaid’s. How fun is that to do wedding nails for her, too!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    Congratulations! I’m definitely going for non-traditional for my wedding day as well. I love both manis so much, the blue is so vibrant and pretty.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I just had to do something more unique 🙂

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    I always wonder what I will wear on my nails for my wedding nails and I guess I’ll end up deciding the day before just like you did! Love your final choice anyway, the base colour is gorgeous and the swirls are so pretty!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! Yes I tried to plan it out for weeks, but just couldn’t settle on one idea, haha 🙂

  • http://www.alpsnailart.com AlpsNailart

    Congratulations. Such beautiful manicure. Wish you happy married life ahead..

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.justaddpolish.com/ Jonochi

    OMG so perfect and daring! I hope that I have the courage to do something a little not-traditional for my wedding… If that day ever comes.
    Congratulations! =D

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I say do the nails you want to do 😀

  • Paintsandpolish C

    Your nails look amazing. I’m all for the non-traditional. Show your stuff. You’re a nail artist so own it. Great job.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I totally agree!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    These are so fun and pretty and unique! I love a bride who isn’t’t afraid to be different! 🙂 And congrats!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://nailcrazy69.blogspot.com/ nail crazy

    cute manicures, congrats 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.fortheloveofnailart.co.za vonimoller

    HELL YES TO NON TRADITIONAL AND HELL NO TO FRENCH MANI LONG EXTENSIONS! LOOOOVE

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    I’m totally late to this post, but congrats!! Your nails look awesome!!

  • Pingback: Nail art ideas for Weddings – Silver and Gold | Painted Fingertips()

  • Pingback: Swatch - Lollipop Posse Lacquer Glittery Gray Matter - Painted Fingertips()

  • Pingback: Water Marble Wednesday: Bridal Marble - Painted Fingertips()

  • Pingback: Sheep Nails | The Digital Dozen Does White - Painted Fingertips()