Chic + Cheeky Nail Art Ideas for Your Bridal Manicure

nail art for the wedding

Your wedding day is ALL about the details — why not find some fun in it? We’re kinda obsessed with nail art on Instagram right now and we think it’s about time brides stepped outside of the French-manicured box and get a little crazy! (Honestly, if you’re reading GWS right now you’re probably in total agreement, soul sister.)

Below we’ve got a few current favorites (SO hard to decide!!) to help get your bridal manicure wheels spinning. Make something fun from a basic blush start, go on-theme with a floral motif, or grab some nail stickers for a little pattern play. Or get REAL extra with pearls + crystals — it’s your day, after all.

Check out these manicures that totally–wait for it–nailed it.

The Initial Favorite

initials wedding manicure
photo via @drybylondon

Extra Sparkle, Darling

jewel manicure

photo via @thehangedit

Gold Tips

bridal nail inspo with gold tips

photo via @thehotblend

Love as Big as the Sky

constellation manicures
left photo via @thehangedit | right photo via @YOKONAILART

Black + White + Nude all Over

black and white mani photo via @sammijefcoate + nails by @bhambnails

Pinky Swear

shimmer cuticle manicure

photo via @betina_goldstein

Minimalist Chic

Anna Sheffield Ring with Minimalist Nails
photo (and ring!) by Anna Sheffield

Golden Border Nails

bride nail ideas
photo via @thehotblend

Art Deco Nails

art deco manicure
photo via @cassmariebeauty


blush marble manicure
photo via @thehangedit

Caramel + Cream

caramel manicure
photo via @paintboxnails

Nails in Bloom

colorful floral manicure
photo via @thehangedit

Swarovski Crystals are a Nail’s Best Friend

crystal tip manicure

photo via @thehangedit

On Target: Nail Art Stickers

nail stickers
left: Olive & June Lovely Day Nail Art Stickers available at Target
right: Olive & June In Bloom Nail Art Stickers available at Target

And the Dress to Match

floral manicure
photo via @joymanicure

If your bridesmaids are wearing our GWSxMumu Blush Meadow dresses they NEED these floral nails!!

Glitter Gal

glitter pastel manicure

photo via @paintboxnails

Stars + Patterns Nail Stickers

star and dot nail stickers
left: Star Stickers | right: Pattern Party Stickers

Totally Tropical

palms manicurephoto via @thehangedit

Crystal Peach

peach jewel manicurephoto via @paintboxnails

And the Shoes to Match

pearl manicurephoto via @betina_goldstein

Poppin’ Poppy

poppy manicurephoto via @betina_goldstein

Color Me In

color outline manicure
photo via @oliveandjune

Get in Line

stripe manicurephoto via @aliciatnails

Frenchie with some Funk

updated french manicure
photo via @aliciatnails

Thinking we may have to test drive a few ideas at the salon this weekend…which nails stand out to you?

And for another fun accessory idea:
Top it Off! The Bridal Headpiece Trends We’re Loving and How to Wear Them