Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something New

by Meghan Carlson | 4 Comments

We’re back with another gorgeous wedding-inspired manicure from our talented friends at Petite Peinture. Continuing on from last week’s “Something Old” mani, this one is themed around “Something New.”


Daisy of Petite Peinture explains her inspiration for the look:

“When I think of something new, I think of something that is more bold and non-traditional for a wedding manicure. I came across a really classy modern wedding cake and it reminded me of just that. I decided to recreate the design as a manicure.”


To mimic the design of the cake, Daisy polished each layer of the cake onto a different nail using a black, white, and gold color scheme. On the thumb is a hand-painted gold rose/floral pattern in Savoy (It Girl) over Brigitte (Classic with a Twist).


On the index and pinky fingers is a base in Jet (It Girl) with a lattice pattern in Daria (Bombshell), accented by a gold dot and topped with a sparkly top coat. And she finished it off with a simple gold dotticure on the middle finger, and a single gold rose on the ring finger, both in Savoy (It Girl) over Brigitte (Classic with a Twist).


SomethingNew5Says Daisy: “This is a little louder than the delicate look Rathy created for Something Old, but if you’re feeling like trying something new, maybe this is the look for you.”

This look screams “modern bride” to me, possibly for an art deco-inspired New Year’s Eve wedding—or maybe “modern glam bachelorette party”! What do you think?

  • QuietMadness

    I think the nail art in and of itself is neat and interesting, but for a wedding? No. Any kind of party or gathering, any day to day meet, even a work day simplesse’ with a little black dress. But no wedding with couture or class would display this on the ladies’ hands. The black yells, “EMO” and maybe ONE finger gathered into the rose or dots, perhaps…but even then, should be on white and silver or the lightest shade of pinks (think Sherry). I love everything Julep, love the quality, selections, offerings of shades and accessories…however, whoever was in charge of placing black and gold on the fingers of the wedding party or bride in this layout didn’t “nail” it for me. I might be a bit more traditional, but the only ones in black at the wedding should be the groomsmen, the tuxedos, the priest or clergy man’s robe, and the limos. Otherwise, it should be whites, creme’s and light all the way…Lovely tips and accents–just not my idea of a wedding day.

    • Meghan at Julep

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this look! It’s definitely not traditional, but it’s also not meant to be. We also didn’t put any restrictions on the nail artists at Petite Peinture to create looks solely for the wedding day itself. This is more about style and color inspiration, and about exploring the many different, beautiful motifs that can go along with weddings. This kind of modern, dramatic look isn’t right for every wedding, but it could be for some. I also personally believe that a bride should wear whatever she wants on her wedding day—on her nails or otherwise!

      • Teresa A. Parsons

        To each his own, right? That’s what makes the world go round : )

  • Teresa A. Parsons

    Completely off topic, can anyone tell me what will be coming to me for the March Julep box? I am completely new to this…. Thanks you guys! Man I wish my nails looked as nice as yours!