You spend months upon months (and for some, maybe a few years) planning the perfect wedding day. Undoubtedly, you want to look stunning walking down the aisle. You’ve picked out the dress (or heck, pantsuit, if you’re Solange) and gone on hair and makeup trials, but there’s still the question of how you want to do your nails.
Some of you might prefer more understated nail art, but if you’re looking for something a little non-traditional and super unique, you need to think nail art. Japanese nail art. Japanese nail salons are famous for innovating the nail art industry (hello, rhinestones!) and some of the most over-the-top and stunning designs you’ll ever lay eyes on came from over East. We’ve rounded up 15 gorgeous nail art styles from some Tokyo-based — and one New York City-based — Japanese salons that will inspire you for your wedding day mani.
4. Stiletto Nails: You may have seen Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj rock this style, but stiletto nails are actually great for your wedding day manicure. Longer nails = more nail art. The cream + gold and stars are a hot combo, and there’s a slight edginess to this mani. (via @esnail_japan)
5. Playful Pastels: Pearls and pastels sounds like a classic wedding combination, but this manicure is anything but classic. The decals are a playful touch that’ll keep your SO guessing — by the way, the answer is always yes. (via @esnail_japan)
13. Rhinestones + Marbled Effect: The swirly marbled design keeps things simple, and the rhinestones dress it up. You might want to go smaller with the rhinestones for your ring finger though. After all, you do want the ring to fit. (via Ria Nail)
15. Watercolor Rose + French Mani: Sigh… these beautiful watercolor rose nails are so stunning, you might just end up staring at your nails all day. But hey, maybe you’ll have more restraint, so definitely go for it. (via Ria Nail)
Will you be using any of these styles for your big day? Tell us in the comments below!