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Best Wedding Nails To Match a Summer Wedding Theme

10 min read

Here comes the…wedding season!

To help lessen the stress of planning for your big day, we’ve curated a guide on summer wedding themes + summer wedding nails for would-be brides and grooms.

The overarching wedding motif? A summer wedding that’s either perfect for the outdoors or your budget.

Whether you are planning to have a big wedding on a small budget or maybe you want your wedding to be more intimate, here are 10 summer wedding ideas to suit your personality or preference, including the dip mani inspo for your chosen wedding theme colors.

1. Budget-friendly DIY Summer Wedding

News flash: Minimony and micro-wedding continue to be all the rage to this day and would fit well on your DIY budget.

For more bang for the buck options, head over to Pinterest or Etsy for DIY wedding ideas for summer — from bridal veils to wedding shoes.

You can also save even more if you choose to do an outdoor wedding in a picturesque venue that only requires a little decorating. So when the sun’s out, take your wedding out!

Last but not least, DIY your wedding mani with Dipwell’s easy acrylic dip system.

Pick 3 or 6 dip powder colors of your choice with Dipwell’s Build Your Own Bundle (BYOB) Kit. Not sure which colors to pick for your DIY wedding nails? (There are just so many lovely colors to choose from, right?!) Another stress-free option is to shop for a curated dip nail starter kit such as the French Set or Naturale Collection. That’s one less wedding planning headache to worry about!

2. Classic Summer Wedding

Aah, the classic wedding elements: white wedding gowns, neutral color scheme, clean and elegant designs, to name a few. It’s a timeless wedding style that screams “and they lived happily ever after”. And just because it’s classic doesn’t mean it’s plain and boring as cardboard. For your wedding nails, you can give a traditional manicure a new twist and still keep a classic aesthetic. Below are some fresh takes on the classic wedding mani.

Don a white wedding dress that makes you feel like a princess — a trend started by Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century. Image by Getty Images via Vogue. ▪️ JL01 Clear Jelly dip powder mani that sparkles like a royal gem, courtesy of Natalie L.

Accessorize with silver wedding jewelry that adds a gorgeous luster to your wedding day look. Image by David’s Bridal.▪️Glitter French Mani featuring Limited Edition Winter Disco Silver and NA21 Naked Nail dip powders

Step into a pair of ivory-colored, pointed-toe satin wedding shoes with a hint of sparkle. Image by David’s Bridal.▪️MK01 Milky White dip powder mani with a glitter accent nail to boot, courtesy of Alisha D.

3. Bohemian Summer Wedding

For the free-spirited couples, get creative on how to make your bohemian wedding as carefree as it can be. FYI: You can never have enough flowers, greenery, and succulents at your dreamy boho wedding. And don’t forget to use different colored gemstones to make the occasion more magical.

For your bohemian wedding manicure, choose nude colors from Dipwell’s Naturale Dip Powder Collection to match the Earthy look of a Coachella-esque style summer wedding.

Here are more June outdoor wedding ideas.

Glamorous bohemian brides in an ethereal outdoor setting. Image by Kirsty Mackenzie via Gay Wedding Blog.▪️NA02 Peachy Sand dip powder mani with a sprinkling of glitter, courtesy of Stephanie C.

Plush seating that looks like a luxurious lounge straight out of the most expensive Coachella campground. Image by 100 Layer Cake.▪️NA18 Rose-tinted Taupe dip powder mani that gives off au naturel vibes, courtesy of Ivy M.

Flower crown not only for the boho bride but also for the rest of the wedding entourage. Image by Mario Testino, Alfred Lor, and A Crimson Kiss via Bridal Musings.▪️NA29 Light Taupe dip powder mani with gold accents, courtesy of Stephanie A.

4. Garden Summer Wedding

When it comes to outdoor wedding ideas for summer, a garden wedding is always among the top options. Because what better way to enjoy the summer weather than to dine al fresco, dance under the blue sky, and celebrate love against a backdrop of breathtaking flowers?

Turn to mother nature for decorating ideas. Consider bold hues when picking the flowers that’ll adorn the venue. And then match them with a floral dip manicure to double your summer wedding’s flower power. Refer to Your Guide to Buying Yourself Flowers for more floral nail design ideas.

Go for a European-style garden wedding in soft pastel tones that are perfect for spring or summer. Image by MunaLuchi Bridal.▪️A fun and colorful springtime or summertime mani with dainty embellishments featuring PA06 Light Violet, PA01 Cool Pink, PA19 Light Periwinkle, PA15 Pale Mint, & MK05 Milky Purple dip powders⁠, courtesy of @clawqueendipnails⁠. Read Pastel Nail Designs for more pastel wedding nail inspo.

Decorate with brightly colored flowers for a bold and beautiful garden-inspired summer wedding. Image by Wedding Wire.▪️Butterfly Wing Nail Art featuring NE17 Neon Pink and CL64 True Black dip powders

A pop of blush color is the icing on this romantic wedding cake. Image by Glamour and Grace Blog.▪️French Minimalist Nails featuring NE11 Neon Orange and NA21 Naked Nail dip powders

5. Barn or Farmhouse Summer Wedding

Next on our list of summer outdoor wedding ideas is a charming wedding theme that features wonderful woodwork, stunning stonework, and gorgeous greenery. Throw in some mason jars, wooden barrels, and fairy lights for good measure. Think rustic wedding for cottagecore-loving couples. Cue Taylor Swift’s Folklore or your favorite country music album!

For cool country vibes on your wedding venue and your wedding nails, opt for a color palette that includes lots of browns and greens.

A late 19th-century barn transformed into a gorgeous wedding venue. Image by MOYO via Rustic Bride.▪️Ombre Slanted French Nails featuring NA31 Rich Bisque and NA32 Sparkly Cocoa dip powders

Green accents to complete the country-chic aesthetic. Image by Nicole Nero Studio via The Knot.▪️CL74 Olive Green dip powder mani with French nail accents, courtesy of Emma H.

Rustic-inspired attire for the groom and his groomsmen. Image by Eskuvo Wedding Films via Hitched.▪️Brand new NA31 Rich Bisque dip powder with a tinge of dulce de leche

6. Vineyard Summer Wedding

Make it a wedding weekend to remember at a winery with stunning scenery and, of course, an extensive wine list to sample. A vineyard venue can be the location of your bachelor or bachelorette party, the wedding ceremony itself, and the post-wedding reception. Talk about a multitasking summer wedding theme!

Against the backdrop of gorgeous grape-bearing vines, a wine-inspired color scheme would surely make your wedding (and your dip manicure) stand out.

A tasting flight of wine colors in various shades. Image by Vinepair.▪️CL37 Pinot Noir Red dip powder mani with golden nail art, courtesy of Rosa L.

Rich-colored florals add oomph to a bold and beautiful wedding bouquet. Image by Shoshana Kruger via One Fab Day.▪️Encapsulated Floral & Gold Mani featuring CL40 Deep Wine, CL43 Spicy Red, and NA07 PSL Orange dip powders

A vineyard wedding with a red color scheme. Image by Friartux.▪️CL14 Cranberry dip powder mani that’s as rich as a French Malbec, courtesy of @nails_by_ggs

7. Green Summer Wedding

Are you an eco-conscious couple looking for a summer wedding theme that’s both environment-friendly and budget-friendly? The green wedding or sustainable wedding is for you.

There are many ways you can lessen the environmental impact of this special occasion. Start with scouring the internet for wedding vendors or service providers with a strong commitment to the environment to help you plan your eco-friendly wedding. If you’re DIY-ing the wedding planning, take note that a green wedding is a perfect opportunity for you to take the ‘something borrowed’ tradition to the next level while caring for the environment at the same time. For example, rent a gown instead of buying a new one. You can even rent your wedding bouquet.

Here are more green ideas, plus the green dip manicure to match them.

Go vintage with heirloom jewelry or shop for ethical wedding rings. Image by Ludovica & Valerio via Brides.▪️Jade Mani featuring PA15 Pale Mint and PA16 Seafoam Green dip powders

Opt for elegant and environmentally conscious fashion from a sustainable clothing brand. Image by Love My Dress.▪️Negative Space Nails featuring CL2 Lime Green dip powder

Add vegetarian or vegan options to your summer wedding reception menu. Image by Organic Chef Catering via Here Comes The Guide.▪️Brand new PA23 Pistachio Green dip powder

8. Beach Summer Wedding

Sun and sand in a stunning location? Sounds like the perfect theme for a summer wedding that offers many color choices for all wedding things, including your dip nails. You can either opt for a wedding palette that complements the color of the sea or the sunset. Better yet, just go with your favorite color, which will surely pop out in any white or beige sand setting. You can also stick with a neutral summer wedding color scheme to match the shore for that monochromatic look.

Look at that pop of vibrant ocean color! Image by Sun and Sea Weddings.▪️PA19 Light Periwinkle dip powder mani with GL27 Iridescent Glitter accent nails, courtesy of Ariane Cusanek

Gorgeous white and green summer wedding palette.▪️NA23 Buff dip powder mani courtesy of the Rasmussens.

Barefoot, but make it glam! Do it yourself barefoot beach sandals by Something Turquoise.▪️PA21 Pacific Blue dip power mani with GL12 Glittery Gold details

9. Travel-inspired Summer Wedding

Can’t make it to your dream summer wedding destination abroad? Not a problem! Recreate an international wedding in your own backyard — without the logistics headaches of an away wedding and breaking the bank. The best part? You can metaphorically transport your wedding guests to whichever country as you please. To luxurious Morocco. To romantic Paris. Or to dazzling Italy. Your imagination is the limit! Even your summer dip mani can exude destination wedding vibes.

A Moroccan backdrop with exotic lanterns and lush greeneries. Image by Green Wedding Shoes.▪️Brand new CL75 Golden Olive shimmery dip powder

Limoncello colors reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast in the summer. Image by Italian Wedding Event.▪️Brand new PA22 Canary Yellow dip powder

An intimate Parisian cafe-inspired summer wedding in romantic pink. Image by So This Is Love.▪️Peek-a-boo Glitter Reverse French Manicure featuring MK07 Milky Pink and GL46 Rose Gold dip powders

10. City Hall Chic Summer Wedding

If it’s good enough for Carrie Bradshaw, it’s certainly good enough for us! It’s your special day, so you make your own rules on how to make a simple city hall ceremony as magical as a summer wedding at, say, Buckingham Palace. If you want to inject some tradition + style into your city hall summer wedding, this is the perfect time to wear something blue. Yup! Just like Carrie Bradshaw did. Who could forget her iconic blue wedding shoes? For the final theme in our outside wedding ideas for summer, here are more ‘something blue’ wedding and dip nail inspo to help you with your chic city hall look.

The uber-popular blue Hangisi pumps by Manolo Blahnik▪️Half-moon Mani featuring NE22 Ultramarine Blue dip powder

Pretty pastel blue wedding dress. Image by @jasmineleephoto via Popsugar▪️Brand new PA24 milky blue with a dash of cerulean dip powder

Beautiful bouquet with blue flowers in various shades. Image by Calli B Photography via Martha Stewart▪️PA21 Pacific Blue dip power mani courtesy of David H.

Pick your perfect summer wedding color palette

Whether it’s for a budget-friendly DIY wedding or a city hall chic wedding, a dip manicure that fits right into your overall wedding color scheme is always a good idea.

For more wedding dip mani inspo, check out Wedding Nail Ideas: Bridal Nails & Wedding Guest Nails and The Perfect Shades For Wedding Season.

We can’t wait for you to walk down the aisle in style! Share your wedding mani nailfie with us at DipWell's Dipper Club on Facebook or @dipwellnails on Instagram and use our official hashtag: #DoYouDipWell.