Going To The Chapel: Daniel & Emily!

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Today’s real wedding features gorgeous bride Emily, who planned her Dublin wedding to Daniel from all the way over in Los Angeles.

Emily chose to make her own utterly romantic tulle wedding skirt and belt that she wore with a chic vintage bustier! Perfectly paired with a statement vintage necklace, her mums re-worked cathedral veil, a gold pair of j crew shoes and the sweetest floral cardie for when it got a tad nippy.

I think you’ll agree, this bride has style…

But, before you get stuck in to the photos of their big day, I insist you watch their wedding film – created by Big Day Films, it’s so lovely.

Daniel and Emily from Big Day Films on Vimeo.

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I wanted our wedding day to have a bit of a vintage vibe, and really enjoyed having a hand in a lot of the elements – so there was a handmade feeling to a lot of the day as well. It’s a lot of things I was really in to at the time! I look back and love how it turned out.

Words by Emily. Images by Ann Kathrin Koch.

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I decided to make the skirt and belt of my dress, and the bustier was vintage. I had tried on wedding dresses but never really felt they were that special, and after sneaking a few peaks at how they were constructed, I decided to give it a shot! I’m crazy.

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I also arranged my own flowers, I chose fluffy pink peonies for my bouquet as they make me feel happy. For the bridesmaids and groomsmen I chose yellow flowers.

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I had the girls (my maids) wear yellow shoes to tie in with the groom and groomsmen, everyone chose their own. For the bridesmaids dresses I gave the girls a colour palette and thenlet them choose their own dresses.

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I reworked my mom’s cathedral length veil to be shorter and a bit more modern and I wore a 1950s vintage necklace too.

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Daniel’s suit was from TM Lewin and the yellow ties were handmade by a company in the US.

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My Dad walked me down the aisle to Mamas and the Papas: Dream a Little Dream of Me.

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My engagement ring is an antique bought at Weldon in Dublin. Our wedding rings were purchased in the Los Angeles jewelry district. I was living in LA while we were dating and engaged, and didn’t move to Ireland until we were married! So all the planning etc was done from a continent away.

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Our wedding photographer, Ann Kathrin Koch is a photographer based out of the UK. She’s fantastic. She’s since shot Daniel’s brother’s wedding as well, and their photos turned out equally brilliantly!

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Our wedding reception was held at Eli Brasserie in Dublin, Ireland. We chose Eli because we liked the atmosphere it provided even before we added any of our own touches. The dinner was held downstairs next to their wine cellars, and the feeling of dining in the tunnels with lots of candlelight was very cosy. They are known for their delicious food, and great service, and they didn’t disappoint on the day!

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For wedding favours we made a fun wedding playlist, and burned cd’s for everyone.

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We didn’t have tons of decorations, mainly because it was difficult to plan from Los Angeles. Most of it, we made ourselves.

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We also didn’t have a wedding cake, we went for a tower of macarons instead, mostly because I love macarons, also as an ode to a trip to France we took while dating that really cemented our relationship.

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Our first dance was to Baby I’m Yours, Barbara Lewis.

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We hired The Wild Colonials (a local band) to play, and they were perfect. They brought so much energy to the night.

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What was your most memorable moment of the day?

Saying our vows, listening to the speeches which were absolutely hilarious.

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If you could impart any words of wisdom to future brides planning their wedding day, what would they be?

Enjoy it, don’t get too bogged down in petty details. On the day, don’t focus on anything besides enjoying the moment. The things that matter most are the words that you say to each other, and the feeling of love in the room.

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Wow! I’m loving this laid back and gorgeous wedding. Aren’t Emily and Daniel such an adorable couple! Thank you so much for sharing your big day with the WTW blog.

wedding credits / videography: big day films / photographer: ann kathrin koch / wedding venue: eli brasserie, dublin, ireland / brides dress: bride made skirt and belt / brides veil: belonged to mum / grooms suit: t m lewin / brides shoes: j crew / hair & makeup: the bride / florist: the bride

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