Emily + Daniel, A Wedding in Dublin

The first time Daniel wrote to me he kept it rather casual. Apparently he stumbled across my website whilst looking for a letterpress printer (my business cards are letterpress printed, you see), liked what he saw and simply wanted to let me know that he really liked my photos. He had seen lots of wedding photos since he was on the hunt for a photographer for his wedding in only 5 weeks time in Dublin.

And that was it. Just a nice email.

I had never been to Ireland. Nor did I have a wedding booked for that weekend in 5 weeks time. So I wrote back, asking for more information. And this time I got it. The long email Daniel wrote back made me fall in love with both him and Emily, his fiancée, as well as their story. Which is why I ended up travelling to Dublin only 5 weeks later to be at their wedding. And am I ever glad I did.

Emily is from America and her and Daniel met two years ago as he was working over there. Once he returned to Dublin they realised that LA to Dublin was not an acceptable distance to keep up which is why they got married on a beautiful, if slightly foggy, Saturday in May. I have no idea where to start in order to tell you what happened on that day as it was quite simply one of the most wonderful weddings I have ever been to. Due to the distance Emily only got to have a very close circle of family and friends with her but she certainly made up for lacking quantity with quality. And Daniel’s family – let’s just say that before I went everyone told me Irish people are really friendly. That has got to be the understatement of the century because these people are not friendly, they are the best. So much joy and warmth and happiness, topped by this incredibly cute couple; no one could blame me for getting emotional during the speeches. And that’s before I had a Guinness.

Before I leave you to drink in all this wonderfulness for yourself I need to inform you that Emily made her dress herself. Yes. Her wedding dress. Herself. And she had never done something like that before. I still can’t believe it and doubt that she would have looked any better in a designer wedding dress.

Emily and Daniel, thank you so much for trusting me and having me come to Ireland. I loved every minute of it and seriously hope to see you and your families again in the future. Much love and all the best for your future – together in one place.


Dress: Model’s Own

Venue: Ely’s Bar & Brasserie

Hair and Make-Up: Suzy Byrne

Wedding Macaroons: The Cake Stand

Music:The Wild Colonials



© Ann-Kathrin Koch 2012. Images look best without watermarks on them. Please don’t use the photos without asking me first.




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Amanda Hatton
June 21, 2012 9:18 am

OH MY WORD! most beautiful and natural wedding photos ive seen, truly captured every moment of the day. STUNNING


Pure gold. Congrats Dan & Emilly.
These photos are absolutely deadly. Superb work. My favourite is the mirror on the organ.

Orla Stafford
June 21, 2012 1:01 pm

Ah what a beautiful wedding Daniel. Congrats to you and Emily and here is to many happy and healthy years together! Love Orla & Al!


So beautiful; you did an amazing job. Was lovely to meet you and I hope we cross paths again!


It’s the barefoot dancing and upside down child that gets me – the whole feeling of the night captured in one image.

How on earth do you spot these things?!

Adeline Keirle
June 21, 2012 3:47 pm

Beautiful photos as usual Ann! Love the ‘couple’ shots. And loving the yellow detail!!


AMAZING! Love them all. Such a wonderful wedding and beautiful couple! You captured it perfectly! xx


A super job on Emily & Daniel’s wedding. Outstanding. I’m so happy that Emily found her man. Seems like you enjoyed it as well.


Daniel & Emily, what a beautiful day you had xxx


Amazing Photos Ann, Really captured the day beautifully! Hope to see you one day again soon x


What. A. Wedding! Gorgeous couple, in love with her style but what a super fun day in a beautiful location too. Love the shots of the party, you have certainly captured the spirit!


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