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“I Do” Nails: What nail look were you sporting at your wedding?

by Staff Writer | November 22, 2010
<p>Bride: Sarah “Pink” Brown, Azana, Brookfield, Wis.</p>
<p>Wedding: December 3, 2005</p>
<p>“Amy Becker did my nails; it was her wedding present to me. The nails were sculptured gel. Forms were applied, then thick ribbons of frosted pink gel were laid diagonally over the nail extending onto the form, allowing for space to place a rhinestone in between the middle ribbons. The pink gel and rhinestones were then sealed over with a builder gel, shaped, and, for a final touch, a matching rhinestone was adhered behind every nail in the same position as seen in the front.”</p>
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Bride: Sarah “Pink” Brown, Azana, Brookfield, Wis.

Wedding: December 3, 2005

“Amy Becker did my nails; it was her wedding present to me. The nails were sculptured gel. Forms were applied, then thick ribbons of frosted pink gel were laid diagonally over the nail extending onto the form, allowing for space to place a rhinestone in between the middle ribbons. The pink gel and rhinestones were then sealed over with a builder gel, shaped, and, for a final touch, a matching rhinestone was adhered behind every nail in the same position as seen in the front.”

<p>Bride: Julie Kandalec, Jenniffer &amp; Co., Mentor, Ohio</p>
<p>Wedding: April 18, 2006</p>
<p>“I wore short, very oval, pink-and-white acrylics to my wedding. We got married in the Bahamas and I didn’t want to be bothered with polishing them and carrying all my stuff with me!”</p>
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Bride: Julie Kandalec, Jenniffer & Co., Mentor, Ohio

Wedding: April 18, 2006

“I wore short, very oval, pink-and-white acrylics to my wedding. We got married in the Bahamas and I didn’t want to be bothered with polishing them and carrying all my stuff with me!”

 

<p>Bride: Maggie Huckerby, At Home Esthetiques by Maggie, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada</p>
<p>Wedding: March 24, 2007</p>
<p>“We were married in Maui, so we had a tropical theme in the flowers and nails. I matched my nails to my bouquet, so the nails were white tips with pink stargazer lily decals on all of them.” </p>
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Bride: Maggie Huckerby, At Home Esthetiques by Maggie, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Wedding: March 24, 2007

“We were married in Maui, so we had a tropical theme in the flowers and nails. I matched my nails to my bouquet, so the nails were white tips with pink stargazer lily decals on all of them.”

 

<p>Bride: Kesha Hackett-Belcher, Lavender Nail and Make-up, Studio, Oakland, Calif.</p>
<p>Wedding: June 30, 2007</p>
<p>“I wore a natural nail French manicure, which I performed on myself in the car while my fiancé Ron packed the car for Tahoe.&quot;</p>
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Bride: Kesha Hackett-Belcher, Lavender Nail and Make-up, Studio, Oakland, Calif.

Wedding: June 30, 2007

“I wore a natural nail French manicure, which I performed on myself in the car while my fiancé Ron packed the car for Tahoe."

<p>Bride: Wendy C. Updegrave, First Class Nails, East Lyme, Conn.</p>
<p>Wedding: April 23, 1983</p>
<p>“I wore Vanilla Peach nail polish from Avon on my natural (long) nails.”</p>
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Bride: Wendy C. Updegrave, First Class Nails, East Lyme, Conn.

Wedding: April 23, 1983

“I wore Vanilla Peach nail polish from Avon on my natural (long) nails.”

 

<p>Bride: Marie Davis, Stylin’ Plus, Monmouth, Ore.</p>
<p>Wedding: March 22, 2008</p>
<p>“I wanted a non-traditional theme that was fun and reflective of who I am. So I had a rocker wedding, complete with my wearing black leather and fishnets! I picked fellow nail tech Denise Anderson to do the nails. They were done using CND black acrylic with Young Nails holographic silver glitter and Princess Nail silver holographic parallelograms.”</p>
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Bride: Marie Davis, Stylin’ Plus, Monmouth, Ore.

Wedding: March 22, 2008

“I wanted a non-traditional theme that was fun and reflective of who I am. So I had a rocker wedding, complete with my wearing black leather and fishnets! I picked fellow nail tech Denise Anderson to do the nails. They were done using CND black acrylic with Young Nails holographic silver glitter and Princess Nail silver holographic parallelograms.”

<p>Bride: Laura Campos, Southern Accents Salon, Gainesville, Fla.</p>
<p>Wedding: October 23, 1999</p>
<p>“I distinctly recall sitting at the dining room table of my matron-of-honor’s house around 7 a.m. the day of my wedding doing my nails. I got them finished in plenty of time. They were simple pink-and-whites with shallow smile lines, due to the lack of time I had to do them.”</p>
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Bride: Laura Campos, Southern Accents Salon, Gainesville, Fla.

Wedding: October 23, 1999

“I distinctly recall sitting at the dining room table of my matron-of-honor’s house around 7 a.m. the day of my wedding doing my nails. I got them finished in plenty of time. They were simple pink-and-whites with shallow smile lines, due to the lack of time I had to do them.”

<p>Bride: Natalie Figorotta-Frank, Utopia Salon and Spa, Westfield, N.J.</p>
<p>Wedding: October 27, 1996</p>
<p>“I did my nails to coordinate with my bridesmaids’ dresses. I used Essie Waltz as a base and created a French tip on an angle with OPI’s Buffalo Billings Berry. I accented the design with a metallic cream and silver design with a rhinestone in each.”</p>
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Bride: Natalie Figorotta-Frank, Utopia Salon and Spa, Westfield, N.J.

Wedding: October 27, 1996

“I did my nails to coordinate with my bridesmaids’ dresses. I used Essie Waltz as a base and created a French tip on an angle with OPI’s Buffalo Billings Berry. I accented the design with a metallic cream and silver design with a rhinestone in each.”

  

<p>Bride: G Elizondo, D’Hair to be Different, Las Vegas<br/><br/>Wedding: May 5, 2007<br/><br/>“We met while bowling, so our whole wedding was bowling themed. We even wore bowling shoes. The preacher joked about how my fiancé’s average bowling score had gone up since we’d been together; now, my husband’s score is in the 190s. He gained a wife and a lot of bowling skills.”</p>
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Bride: G Elizondo, D’Hair to be Different, Las Vegas

Wedding: May 5, 2007

“We met while bowling, so our whole wedding was bowling themed. We even wore bowling shoes. The preacher joked about how my fiancé’s average bowling score had gone up since we’d been together; now, my husband’s score is in the 190s. He gained a wife and a lot of bowling skills.”

<p>Bride: Sarah “Pink” Brown, Azana, Brookfield, Wis.</p>
<p>Wedding: December 3, 2005</p>
<p>“Amy Becker did my nails; it was her wedding present to me. The nails were sculptured gel. Forms were applied, then thick ribbons of frosted pink gel were laid diagonally over the nail extending onto the form, allowing for space to place a rhinestone in between the middle ribbons. The pink gel and rhinestones were then sealed over with a builder gel, shaped, and, for a final touch, a matching rhinestone was adhered behind every nail in the same position as seen in the front.”</p>
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Bride: Sarah “Pink” Brown, Azana, Brookfield, Wis.

Wedding: December 3, 2005

“Amy Becker did my nails; it was her wedding present to me. The nails were sculptured gel. Forms were applied, then thick ribbons of frosted pink gel were laid diagonally over the nail extending onto the form, allowing for space to place a rhinestone in between the middle ribbons. The pink gel and rhinestones were then sealed over with a builder gel, shaped, and, for a final touch, a matching rhinestone was adhered behind every nail in the same position as seen in the front.”

<p>Bride: Julie Kandalec, Jenniffer &amp; Co., Mentor, Ohio</p>
<p>Wedding: April 18, 2006</p>
<p>“I wore short, very oval, pink-and-white acrylics to my wedding. We got married in the Bahamas and I didn’t want to be bothered with polishing them and carrying all my stuff with me!”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
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Bride: Julie Kandalec, Jenniffer & Co., Mentor, Ohio

Wedding: April 18, 2006

“I wore short, very oval, pink-and-white acrylics to my wedding. We got married in the Bahamas and I didn’t want to be bothered with polishing them and carrying all my stuff with me!”

 

<p>Bride: Maggie Huckerby, At Home Esthetiques by Maggie, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada</p>
<p>Wedding: March 24, 2007</p>
<p>“We were married in Maui, so we had a tropical theme in the flowers and nails. I matched my nails to my bouquet, so the nails were white tips with pink stargazer lily decals on all of them.” </p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
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Bride: Maggie Huckerby, At Home Esthetiques by Maggie, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Wedding: March 24, 2007

“We were married in Maui, so we had a tropical theme in the flowers and nails. I matched my nails to my bouquet, so the nails were white tips with pink stargazer lily decals on all of them.”

 

<p>Bride: Kesha Hackett-Belcher, Lavender Nail and Make-up, Studio, Oakland, Calif.</p>
<p>Wedding: June 30, 2007</p>
<p>“I wore a natural nail French manicure, which I performed on myself in the car while my fiancé Ron packed the car for Tahoe.&quot;</p>
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Bride: Kesha Hackett-Belcher, Lavender Nail and Make-up, Studio, Oakland, Calif.

Wedding: June 30, 2007

“I wore a natural nail French manicure, which I performed on myself in the car while my fiancé Ron packed the car for Tahoe."

<p>Bride: Wendy C. Updegrave, First Class Nails, East Lyme, Conn.</p>
<p>Wedding: April 23, 1983</p>
<p>“I wore Vanilla Peach nail polish from Avon on my natural (long) nails.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
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Bride: Wendy C. Updegrave, First Class Nails, East Lyme, Conn.

Wedding: April 23, 1983

“I wore Vanilla Peach nail polish from Avon on my natural (long) nails.”

 

<p>Bride: Marie Davis, Stylin’ Plus, Monmouth, Ore.</p>
<p>Wedding: March 22, 2008</p>
<p>“I wanted a non-traditional theme that was fun and reflective of who I am. So I had a rocker wedding, complete with my wearing black leather and fishnets! I picked fellow nail tech Denise Anderson to do the nails. They were done using CND black acrylic with Young Nails holographic silver glitter and Princess Nail silver holographic parallelograms.”</p>
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Bride: Marie Davis, Stylin’ Plus, Monmouth, Ore.

Wedding: March 22, 2008

“I wanted a non-traditional theme that was fun and reflective of who I am. So I had a rocker wedding, complete with my wearing black leather and fishnets! I picked fellow nail tech Denise Anderson to do the nails. They were done using CND black acrylic with Young Nails holographic silver glitter and Princess Nail silver holographic parallelograms.”

<p>Bride: Laura Campos, Southern Accents Salon, Gainesville, Fla.</p>
<p>Wedding: October 23, 1999</p>
<p>“I distinctly recall sitting at the dining room table of my matron-of-honor’s house around 7 a.m. the day of my wedding doing my nails. I got them finished in plenty of time. They were simple pink-and-whites with shallow smile lines, due to the lack of time I had to do them.”</p>
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Bride: Laura Campos, Southern Accents Salon, Gainesville, Fla.

Wedding: October 23, 1999

“I distinctly recall sitting at the dining room table of my matron-of-honor’s house around 7 a.m. the day of my wedding doing my nails. I got them finished in plenty of time. They were simple pink-and-whites with shallow smile lines, due to the lack of time I had to do them.”

<p>Bride: Natalie Figorotta-Frank, Utopia Salon and Spa, Westfield, N.J.</p>
<p>Wedding: October 27, 1996</p>
<p>“I did my nails to coordinate with my bridesmaids’ dresses. I used Essie Waltz as a base and created a French tip on an angle with OPI’s Buffalo Billings Berry. I accented the design with a metallic cream and silver design with a rhinestone in each.”</p>
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Bride: Natalie Figorotta-Frank, Utopia Salon and Spa, Westfield, N.J.

Wedding: October 27, 1996

“I did my nails to coordinate with my bridesmaids’ dresses. I used Essie Waltz as a base and created a French tip on an angle with OPI’s Buffalo Billings Berry. I accented the design with a metallic cream and silver design with a rhinestone in each.”

  

<p>Bride: G Elizondo, D’Hair to be Different, Las Vegas<br/><br/>Wedding: May 5, 2007<br/><br/>“We met while bowling, so our whole wedding was bowling themed. We even wore bowling shoes. The preacher joked about how my fiancé’s average bowling score had gone up since we’d been together; now, my husband’s score is in the 190s. He gained a wife and a lot of bowling skills.”</p>
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Bride: G Elizondo, D’Hair to be Different, Las Vegas

Wedding: May 5, 2007

“We met while bowling, so our whole wedding was bowling themed. We even wore bowling shoes. The preacher joked about how my fiancé’s average bowling score had gone up since we’d been together; now, my husband’s score is in the 190s. He gained a wife and a lot of bowling skills.”

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