Post # 1
Hello all! I found my dream dress several weeks ago (Nicole Miller, Pintucked Jacquard Fishtail Gown – having difficulty adding a link since I’m posting from my phone) with only one caveat… it’s ivory. I wouldn’t care in the slightest except that my fiancÃ© and I are getting married at a snowy lodge with plans to shoot some of our wedding photos outside. A friend of mine jokingly commented that my dress had better be white, otherwise it will look yellow against the snow! I’m worried that she’s right… although the dress is a lighter ivory (looks white in most photos), I’m concerned that against a primarily white background the golden tones will stand out. Any thoughts or advice?
Post # 3
I wore an ivory dress for my winter wedding as well. I was so excited for the snowy pictures….and then it was 80 and sunny all day. In Missouri.
Post # 4
How disappointing! And so strange! We’re getting married on a mountain – I don’t think they’ve ever not had snow this time of year… so I doubt that we’ll have that same issue.
Post # 5
In my head, an ivory dress against starch white snow looks really beautiful!
Post # 6
Any photographer worth their salt will be able to photograph as-is. if it isnt yellow in real life then it shouldnt look yellow in the pictures. but if it DOES look yellow against the snow, then maybe your photographer could tweek the pics a bit to lessen the yellow colour? it CAN be done so dont let them tell you it cant.
if your dress was pure white, it could lose a little bit of detail with the snowy background, so i think you have chosen wisely getting Ivory.
Post # 7
I just got married in the snow and my dress certainly did not look yellow. If anything, it disappeared in the snow.
Here’s a link if you want to see pictures: http://www.samhurdphotography.com/2011/wedding/virginia-wedding-phhotographer-kate-and-greg-leesburg
Post # 8
@KateByDesign: What beautiful pictures! Your photog really made that unseasonal snow work for him!
Post # 9
@KateByDesign: Oh my gosh! Your photos are UBELIEVABLE! your wedding was simply beautiful! I love every detail… and you! Are gorgeous!!
Post # 10
What great photos!!!!! the decor is absolutely perfect!!
Post # 11
Wow I love the photos. I am getting married in February 2013 and I am hoping for that level of scenic snowiness.
Post # 12
That was a supremely silly remark your friend made. Was she implying that a white dress would somehow “match” the snow where an ivory one wouldn’t?
Snow is a product of nature, it has a rainbow of colors in it and will look different depending on the lighting, time of day, angle, shadow of trees, etc. Any ivory, white, or any other shade dress will look just fine against it. Trust your photographer to know how to handle it.
There was a thread recently by a Bee who had a similar concern about white flowers with an ivory gown, and it’s the same type of thing: flowers, like snow, come in “natural” shades of white and not a pure, stark bleach white – and they will inevitably be a mix of whites, not just one. Trying to match an exact shade is unnecessary, apart from being futile. There are so many other things to worry about with a wedding – this is definitely something I would not add to that list.