Jessica Simpson's Custom Wedding Manicure: All the Scoop, Plus an Exclusive Photo

07/17/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

From the dress to the matching rings to the cake, Jessica Simpson paid great attention to detail when planning her gorgeous summer wedding to Eric Johnson. So it should come as no surprise that her manicure was also extra special (and of course, it required more than one polish shade to perfect).

Jessica Simpson Wedding manicureCourtesy Tom Bachik, Inset:Rommel Demano/Getty

“When I created the color, I was actually custom-matching [it] to the dress,” celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik told PEOPLE. “We wanted it to be in the same vein of the dress without being too matchy-matchy. Jess picked the final color, and I kept going back to [stylist/bridesmaid] Nicole [Chavez] and asking, ‘Lighter or darker?’ and she said, Lets keep it lighter, fun and fresh.”

The end result? A mix of four different custom gels with layers of taupe, tan and even a hint of shimmer. “The process started with a base color. Originally, I went a little more taupe and cool in tone and then as we played with it it didn’t feel romantic and warm enough. So I added a different tan, I warmed up the color and then lightened it up quite a bit to pick up the highlights in the dress. I finished it off with a custom blend of pearlescent gold shimmer that gave it a champagne luminosity and some depth and sparkle.”

And the color wasn’t complete until the big day. “I probably went back and forth like 20 times that morning to look at the dress in the bedroom and match the color,” Bachik says.

RELATED: Get the exclusive details on Jessica Simpson’s wedding dress

As for the bridesmaids, Bachik says, it was nude for manis and pedis: “It was very neutral and classic. They all had their own nude shades and it looked great with all the different colors of the dresses.”

He added that sister Ashlee Simpson needed a little convincing on the pedi: “She was like, ‘Nude on my toes? What am going to do? I always do color!'”

But her big sister’s vision ultimately pulled everything together perfectly. “Jess was so totally calm,” Bachik shared. “The main thing she wanted was to be in the moment, and she wanted her girls to look perfect. It was so sweet and fun.”

What do you think of her mani? Do you like the taupe shade?

–Brittany Talarico

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Enough is Enough! on

Enough already! You would think she was the only woman to ever get married!

Jax on

No offense, but who is this woman paying at People mag?

Amy on

Custom made with four colors? Looks like something she could have purchased at Ulta.

Jacqueline on

She seems a bit controlling….a little bridezilla. Perhaps that is the norm in the fashion industry?

gracelessk on

I like Jessica Simpson. She looked gorgeous, but geez… Give it a rest, People!

Over it on

Good grief. Now we have a whole article dedicated to nail polish color?

sue on

Wow watching that video of Jessica Simpson was painful!! She could not be more boring if she tried!! WOW…. And what’s up with her massive forehead wrinkles? jeeeeze

SophieCat on

One wedding detail per day, it seems, and all of it pointless. Seriously, who cares about her nail colors?

Kelly on

Seriously, A blend of 4 shades and you went back like 20 times to make sure it matched?!? It’s nails! I am a nail tech and this sounds just ridiculous to me!

Yawn on

NO. ONE. CARES. Does Joe Simpson have a boyfriend over at People mag or something? What’s with the constant a@@ kissing of the Simpson family?

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