Why we Love September Weddings

Are you and your beloved getting married this month? Hearty congratulations to you both from all at Drangan Video!

In this article we are going to talk about September weddings, why we love them so much and why September is the most popular month of the year to get married in Ireland.

Did you know that over 15% of weddings in Ireland take place in September? This early autumn month has long been a favourite of Irish brides and grooms and with very good reason:

September Weddings Tipperary and Kilkenny

• For those of you who are hoping for a bit of sunshine on your big day but don’t have a budget for a wedding in June or July, September is the perfect month to get married. Prices for weddings in September are substantially lower than June, July or August.
• From September onwards the natural colours around us change to breath stopping oranges, ambers, golds and reds. This gives you the opportunity to capture the most amazing photographs and video footage for your big day.
• There’s still some heat in the air and a good chance of sunshine in September. Whilst the calendar tells us it’s autumn, September is historically a really pleasant month here in Ireland.
• Autumnal flowers – For those of you who want something a little bit different for your floral décor or bouquets, September offers a beautiful range of colours that are not available at other times of the year. Golds, browns, yellows and bronzes along with brighter more exotic colours are all available throughout September without the additional cost associated with summer blooms. You may also have the advantage of designing your own floral bouquets by using what is available in nature during this wonderful month.
• The daylight hours are starting to shorten, but you can still enjoy the sunshine up until 7:30 pm in the earlier weeks of September. After this time the weather should still be pleasant enough for your guests to sit outside if they wish. This is a wonderful opportunity to decorate your outdoor area with candles, lanterns and atmospheric party lighting.
• September sunsets – Traditionally, the sunsets in September are breathtakingly beautiful and will make for a truly impressive backdrop for any photography or videography.

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Here at Drangan Video we offer our full range of wedding videography and drone services throughout the year. Whether you are based in Kilkenny, Cork or Galway we will be happy to travel to your chosen venue at no extra cost. For those of you who are planning a wedding in September 2019, we would love to hear from you and take the time to talk you through the very best wedding videography package available on the market.

Drangan Video offers wedding videography packages to suit all budgets and we love nothing more than a September wedding! Call Eamon today on (052) 91 52 156 / (087) 284 55 05 or email Eamon@dranganvideo.com for an all-inclusive quote.

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Summer Wedding Video In Clonmel Tipperary

Its hard to believe that our summer  is now just a memory, Autumn has arrived so what better time  to have look back over some amazing wedding films which we had the pleasure of shooting and producing during the Summer 2018.
Gemma and Alan were married in St. Peter and Pauls Church Clonmel on April 21st 2018, they enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel on the banks of the Nore.

The camera shoot commenced with the boys in Willow Park Clonmel they all seemed  pretty laid back and not in any particular panic  to get out the door to the church. It was a nice start to the wedding video story just some candid shots of them during the final preparations before heading  down town to get Alan married to long term sweet heart Gemma.

Next  location was Cooleens Close Clonmel  where we captured the fun and excitement  of the  preps with Gemma and her bridal team, the house was brimming with excitement it was easy to shoot quality video footage without  been noticed.

Tipperary Couple Gemma & Alan in Kilkenny Castle

The film also features some beautiful  video footage  in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle, as you can see from the video highlights Gemma and Alan were in a romantic mood  and they really enjoyed every moment of their big day they were a lovely couple to work with.

The River Court Hotel is right on the River Nore  it hosts  a beautiful view of  Kilkenny Castle,  just  across the street is a typical Irish  pub with live music daily.  The upmarket  hotel is one the top wedding venues in Kilkenny,  Gemma and Alan were very happy  with their choice of wedding venue.

Just to say thanks to Gemma and Alan for choosing Drangan Video for their wedding videography, if you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking about having your big day on video, please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable stylist wedding videography packages, looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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Wedding Videography Trends in 2018

Over the past number of years, we have seen some fabulous wedding video trends emerge and it certainly looks like they are here to stay. Have a look at the list below and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, do make sure you get in touch so we can accommodate you in any way we can.

Wedding Videography Trends 2018

Some of the most popular trends in recent years look to stand the test of time.

Wedding Video Guestbook
Instead of asking your guests to sign a traditional guest book that will most likely sit in a drawer gathering dust over the next few decades, why not ask them to participate in a video guestbook.

The team here at Drangan Video will be happy to set up our equipment in a discreet location of your venue and speak with guests who wish to leave you a video message on your happy day.

Wedding Bloopers
A trend that will have you and your loved ones laughing long into the future. In times past, these wonderful snippets would have ended up on the cutting room floor, never to be seen or mentioned again! With Drangan Video however, we can compile and little ‘slip-ups’ or funny moments into a fun, memorable compilation for you to enjoy with your friends, family and loved ones.

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Combining Video and Photography
Still photography shots included in your wedding video can make a truly wonderful impact when integrated by a professional editor like Eamon. Make your wedding video a little bit different whilst never missing a moment of the day.

The First Look
This trend has been quite popular for a number of years now and looks set to become a permanent feature of the wedding video and photograph album.

Before the ceremony, before all the guests see the bride and groom, we take them somewhere special where they get to see each other in all their finery for the very first time. This moment is captured forever on video and is incredibly special for the couple who then go on to the venue to exchange their vows.

Drone Footage
Drangan Video works closely with a fully licensed drone photographer to provide you with aerial footage on your big day. Perhaps you would like an impressive group shot on the grounds of your venue or in a location that holds a special place in your heart? Aerial/drone footage is one of the most exciting additions to the wedding memory box and we love nothing more than a trend that really makes an impact like this.

As you can see from the list above, the list of wedding videography trends just keeps on growing. Last year it was all about the choreographed wedding dance video, which is still hugely popular, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on emerging trends for inspiration and ideas for your big day.

Whether you require traditional wedding videography, documentary style or drone footage, the team here at Drangan Video will be delighted to assist you on your big day. Get in touch with Eamon today to learn more about the video style that is perfect for your wedding.

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Important Decisions when planning your Wedding

For those of you who have just gotten engaged and are looking forward to planning your big day, let us first say a very hearty congratulations to you and your loved one. In this blog post we are going to look at the very first (and most important) decisions you need to make to get the ball rolling in the right direction.

Checking your wedding planning list
What type of Wedding would you like?

One of the very first things you should discuss as a couple is what type of wedding you would like. Would you like to get married in a registry office, a favourite hotel, on a sandy beach in the sun or through a religious ceremony in your local church or temple? This is probably the most important decision you will make and once you have decided, then everything else is full steam ahead!

Are you going to celebrate your Engagement with a Party?

More and more couples are opting for engagement celebrations these days and we certainly agree that it’s a great way to celebrate your love and get started with the wedding planning process. Whether you opt for a low-key family affair or decide to splash out on a weekend of celebrations, how you celebrate is totally up to you. Some couples opt to share a meal with family and postpone the real celebrations for the big day. Whatever the choice you make, we’re sure you’ll have the very best time.

Planning the perfect wedding day
Decide on Potential Wedding Dates

Not that you have celebrated your engagement and decided on the type of ceremony you would like to have, it’s time to get down to the business of deciding a date. We would recommend choosing a number of dates that would work for you; this will give you more options when booking venues. Keep in mind that a mid-week wedding will give you far more value for money and will keep the budget down considerably. Once you move into weekend or bank holiday territory you can add thousands to the cost of your day and also increase costs for guests who may want to stay at your venue of choice.

Explore a Number of Venues.

Whether you require one venue or two, it is vitally important that you start exploring your options as soon as you possibly can. Hotel and wedding venues can book up quite fast during the summer months, so if you are planning a summer wedding make sure you get planning as early as possible.

Wedding preparations save the date
Choosing the Bridal Party

Time to sit down and decide firstly, how many individuals will make up your bridal party.

• Bridesmaids – how many and who.
• Groomsmen – how many and who.
• Maid of Honour
• Best Man
• Paige Boy
• Flower Girl

Paige boys and flower girls are not a necessity, however if you have some special children in your life that you would like to be part of your big day, then this could be a way to make them feel incredibly special.

More important decisions:

• Put a firm budget in place.
• Plan your guest list.
• Should you find yourself busy with work or other commitments, it may be an idea to hire a wedding planner at this early stage.

Wedding planning tips and advice

Once the big decisions have been made, you can then proceed with contacting wedding suppliers and vendors to make your special day a day to remember.

Wherever you are in the wedding planning process, the team here at Drangan Video would absolutely love to hear from you. We provide professional wedding videography services right across Ireland and will be happy to travel to your venue of choice to capture your big day.

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Questions to ask a Wedding Videographer

Here at Drangan Video we love nothing more than providing the very best wedding videography services to brides and grooms right across Ireland. For over a decade now, we have had the pleasure of travelling the country and capturing the happiest moments in the lives of our customers. Over this time, our newly engaged couples have spoken to us about their main concerns and have asked us a lot of really important questions, in this article we’ll address some of the most commonly asked questions and will aim to provide you with as much information as possible.

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Should you have a question that you don’t see mentioned below, please do feel free to get in touch with us at any time.

Have you shot a Wedding Video at our Venue before?
Familiarity with a venue certainly brings its advantages and in most cases we can answer in the affirmative to this question because of our vast experience in venues across Ireland. In instances where we haven’t filmed in a location before, we will make it our priority to plan ahead and ensure we are familiar with all aspects of the venue.

What style of Videography do you offer?
Here at Drangan Video we offer both a modern and a traditional approach to videography. Our state of the art equipment allows us to capture every moment of your big day without intruding on the celebrations or those special moments. Whether you are looking for documentary style footage, a cinematic approach or indeed a mixture of both, we will be happy to accommodate your vision. Perhaps you want us to interview guests or shoot a special clip focusing on the children in your life? Whatever style you choose, the team here at Drangan will deliver in style.

Do you outsource your editing?
No, Eamon here at Drangan Video does all the editing in-house, meaning you never have to worry about the quality of your video. With the very best editing software and equipment you can be assured that no important footage will end up on the cutting room floor.

Tell us about the Equipment you use..
Eamon is constantly adding to and upgrading his videography equipment, using only the very best available on the market today. Investing in high-quality cameras and lighting has been the backbone of Drangan’s success (along with expertise of course) and we always strive to keep up to date with the very latest video technology.
Drone videography is also available for those who want a different perspective on their big day.

How many Weddings have you filmed?
Hundreds. On average, Drangan Video shoots 2-3 wedding videos per week, each of them unique in their own special way. Should you wish to read testimonials from our clients, please pop over to our testimonials page for further information. We are also happy to provide references and provide samples of our work.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary

To speak with us about your wedding video, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time that suits you. He will be happy to provide you with a number of options that fit within your budget and answer any further questions you may have.

Drangan Video offers wedding videography services right across Ireland, so whether you are based in Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary or Dublin we would love to hear from you.

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