Post # 1
I feel like I’ve been spamming the dress forum lately with random thoughts and rants and questions… forgive me! A month out from my wedding and having some last-minute alterations done, so I’ve got my dress on the brain!
I am wondering if there are any other brides out there in a similar boat as me. My dress is blush, and what I’ve discovered is that the color photographs drastically different in different lightings! It makes me wonder what my dress will actually look like the day-of (especially when photographed with a professional camera… I’ve only taken pictures of mine on my phone!)
Here is a side-by-side comparison for reference. On the left is the color that the dress looks in the photos online, as well as in-person when viewed in natural light (this was my first time ever seeing my dress in daylight and not indoors! But it was overcast. I just quickly zipped open the garment bag to snap a pic!)
On the right is how my dress photographs indoors (in both David’s Bridal and at my house too!). In-person you can still tell it’s pink indoors (though more subdued than how it looks outside) but it photographs as a beige-y gold color.
Both colors look nice, but the true color I fell in love with was the one on the left — the pretty blush with almost a hint of purple. I just am now left wondering what it’s actually going to look like the day of the wedding! Our ceremony is outdoors, with an outdoor tented reception, so I’m hoping it’ll be more like what’s on the left, but there really won’t be any way to know until the day of!
Anyone else out there have a blush (or other non-white) dress that photographs very differently in different lighting? I’d love to see some pictures and hear about your experiences with “color-changing” dresses!
Post # 2
So I can’t share pics because it was my friend’s wedding, but she had a blush dress and it looks AMAZING in all the photos. Professional and phone pics, indoors, outdoors, natural light, artificial, daytime, nightime, golden hour…it looks STUNNING in all of them. Yes, it looks different in all of them too, but there are none where it doesn’t look lovely. There might be some pics where she personally prefers the colour it leans compared to others, but no one could say it doesn’t look wonderful in all of them, regardless of personal preference. Don’t worry!!
Post # 3
My top was ivory and my skirt was blush but I feel like it looked a lot more pink in person than it showed up in pictures.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2020 - North Carolina
I think they have several customer photos of your actual dress on the DB website that you can see how it looks under different lighting conditions (incl. outdoors) 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
My dress is a peach color, and in photos it is MUCH paler than in real life. Like somone who had seen photos on the Bee, and then saw it in person was very surpised at the true color.
I LOVE the color of my gown, and I’m pretty bummed that as far as I can tell, the color isn’t going to translate well to photos. I am going to ask my photographer if he can work it out in post production though; to make sure more of the peach color actually comes across.
Post # 6
to me your dress looks gold/ivory. But it is stunning! It may show up better on a professionals camera and the right lighting! 🙂
Post # 7
Whatever colour comes across in the pictures they will be stunning pictures because YOU look stunning in that gloriously lacy dress
Post # 8
My dress had a blush underlay (ombré) and it didn’t photograph as well as it looked in person which was disappointing!
Post # 9
It definitely looks a bit different outside but I LOVE your dress!! It’s beautiful in both pictures!
Post # 10
Wow, that’s quite the dress, even if this picture doesn’t show the truest tones! I think I would have jumped up and down with glee the first moment I set eyes on it; really spectacular 🙂
Post # 11
Your dress is gorgeous in that picture! It must have been amazing in person! thepinkflamingo :
Post # 12
citizenerased14 : Hey Bee!
Firstly- you look AMAZING in your dress, I love seeing it on the bee, and it will look beautiful in any variation of the color 🙂
Most likely your dress will photograph the way it looks in natural light, for the majority of the photos, especially because it’ll be outdoors. The reason your dress looks much more gold in the photo on the right is because of the lights in the store, giving off a yellow tint. Your photographer will most likely find what is called the white balance for all of your photos. This is the best way to remove unwanted/unrealistic colors, such as from Tungsten or Fluorescent bulbs, and get the colors to be the most realistic as possible. Now, if your photographer likes filters, that’s a different story.
You might end up with slight variations of colors for different photographs, which would be fun! 🙂 And White Balance can be adjusted post-process, so if you aren’t happy with the tones in the photos, ask them to adjust the color temperature (if it’s too gold looking (yellow), ask them to make it cooler (by adding blue)
Hope this helps! Can’t wait to see a Recap post!! 🙂