Jonathan and Fiona Married In Glen Of Aherlow Tipperary

This is  the highlights video from the wedding of Jonathan and Fiona I am proud to be sharing their wedding day memories in my latest wedding blog.
When it comes to a GAA match  Ballingarry and Kilkenaule are serious rivals with many a hard battle fought on  the field but today were are celebrating a love match between proud Ballingarry woman Fiona and equally proud Killenaule man Jonathan

Video coverage of this lovely wedding begins with the girls getting ready, Fiona and Jonathan were both staying in the Hotel Lodges which  overlook  the Glen of Aherlow.
The Lodges are situated on the grounds of Aherlow House under the shadow  of the Galtee Mountains, it was  just the perfect setting for the wedding preps video. We had great fun and banter with the girls and the boys, it was the upbeat beginning to a perfect day.

Happy Tipperary Couple Say Yes

The wedding ceremony took place in the church of the Sacred Heart, Lisvernane which is only a short spin from Aherlow House.  Fr. Jimmy O’ Donnell  conducted a nice quick wedding ceremony followed by the traditional greeting line outside the church door its  nice to capture  the guests offering congratulations and words of support to the newly weds on video.
Our next stop was Moroney’s Pub  in Lisvernane  just 30 secs from the church,  it was a opportunity for Fiona and Jonathan to unwind and mingle with their  guests,  the sun was beaming down most people were enjoying a chat and drinks outside the pub.

Aherlow House Hotel, Tipperary

I love weddings in Aherlow House it is one the best wedding venues in Tipperary,  the  Díarmuid and Gráinne function room  can accommodate   well over 200 guests.  The natural daylight from the large windows is ideal capturing high quality video footage.
Jonathan and Fiona decided on having the speeches after the meal providing a welcome break for me to relax in the bar and have bite to eat.

Happy Tipperary couple married in Lisvernane Tipperary

Fiona and Jonathan were so nice to work with on the day, they liked my style of videography which is very relaxed and easygoing  I never set up cheesy shots or ask couple to  stage a performance in front of the camera.
If you are in the process of  wedding planning  and thinking about hiring a professional wedding videographer why not get in contact myself Eamon I will be more than happy to discuss our range of HD video packages for 2018 and 2019.

I will have more interesting wedding blog news next week.
Regards Eamon.

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Common worries on the lead up to your wedding day

Over the years we have had the opportunity to speak with countless brides and grooms on the lead up to their wedding day and we have come to recognise some of ‘silent worries’ than can make them lose sleep at night. You know the things I’m talking about, the drunken uncle, the invite etiquette, the seating arrangements, the speech….. the list goes on. These are common worries amongst brides and grooms, however, sometimes we are a little reluctant to speak about these concerns for fear of offending someone important to us. Below you will read some of the most common worries we have come to recognise and our tips on how you can combat these issues.

If you’re currently planning your wedding and worrying about how best to capture the big day on video, please feel free to give me a call here at Drangan Video and I will do everything in my power to put your mind at ease. I offer wedding videography in Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary and will travel to any small town or village in Ireland, no matter how remote. No need to worry with us!

Wedding Day worries

So let’s get started then…

Is it a bit rude to throw ourselves an engagement party? Should someone else host it for us?

Not at all! This is your celebration, so don’t worry about celebrating that in the way you feel most comfortable. Now if a family member or friend has suggested hosting it for you, by all means jump at this opportunity and accept their gracious offer. However, if you find that no one has offered and you would really like to throw a party to celebrate, you should absolutely go for it! Go big and throw yourselves a party to end all parties!

I want a small intimate wedding, but the in-laws have other ideas! I suppose I better go with what the family wants?

This is another common concern we hear about a lot. It is time for you to remember whose day this is……you and your new bride or groom. In-laws will have their input as will your own family no doubt, however, this should not in any way compromise the plans you want for your big day. When the day comes around, the family will recognise that it’s the two of you who matter most and extended family or friends will be happy to congratulate you at a later date. A compromise could be reached by hosting an intimate ceremony on one day with close family and friends and perhaps celebrating with a larger circle at a date in the not too distant future.

The best man is a great guy, but sometimes he likes to overindulge. I’m worried that the speech will be inappropriate!

This is a concern for many brides and grooms. The fear that the best man may have a few too many drinks before the speeches are made. Fret not… it’s actually very rare that this happens! Most best men will fully realise the importance of the big day and their role in making sure it runs as smoothly as possible. If you are really concerned, you could maybe drop a few hints or have someone take him aside for a quiet word.

Happy wedding guest
We have a tight budget for the reception, is it okay to invite people without including a +1?

Yes of course this is fine. If you arrange your seating plan carefully you can seat these guests with others who are attending by themselves. You may find that some guests will ask you directly if they can bring someone with them, if so, feel free to explain that you are keeping the number to a minimum but they are very welcome to bring them to the reception a little later in the evening when the meals and speeches have ended.

If you have any concerns that you are a bit too embarrassed or worried to address directly with a friend or family member, feel free to pop us a message and we will include it in our next blog post as a general anonymous concern. It may be the ideal way to get your message across without having to ever broach the subject!

Contact Drangan Video at any time for a no-obligation quotation for your wedding video. Whether you are based in Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary or Dublin, we will be happy to travel to the destination of your choice.

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Fun Wedding Reception In Coolbawn Quay Resort Tipperary

In this weeks blog news I am delighted to feature the wedding of  Sue and Kevin, they enjoyed a fabulous wedding reception in the popular Coolbawn Quay resort in north Tipperary.
What better soundtrack for their wedding film highlights than the magical Riverdance Reprise.

Bridal Preps In Coolbawn Quay

Coolbawn Quay is one of my favorite wedding destinations in Tipperary , I have filmed  many weddings during 2017 in the romantic resort  the colorful backdrops  surrounding the venue  are  ideal for creative wedding videography.
The story begins in one of beautifully restored cottages which is situated adjacent to the wedding resort, when we arrived Sue and the girls were very busy  and in a pretty happy mood, the sent of hair spay was intoxicating not to mention the emotion and excitement which had brought the old cottage to historic cottage to life.

Wedding Video Coolbawn Quay Tipperary
Village Of Terryglass Tipperary

After the bridal preps we headed  along the eastern shortly arriving in  the lovely village of Terryglass we were in seach of kevin and the groomsmen we found them in the local watering hole enjoying a couple of dutch courage drinks before saying I do !
Paddy’s Bar is a family run village pub situated close to Terryglass Harbor its an award winning pub,  Kevin and boys were getting very comfortable but alas they were on call for wedding duties, it was time to head to the church  before the bride arrives.

The  bride arrived on time in a horse drawn carriage it was a lovely moment as the sound of horse footsteps echoed through the village of Terryglass, the sun was beaming down on the ever smiling bride, sue and her dad exchanged a kiss beside the carriage it was a lovely video moment.

Weddings On The Shannon River Coolbawn Quay Tipperary

 

Wedding Reception In Coolbawn Quay Resort

After the ceremony Sue and Kevin boarded their own yacht which was ready and waiting in Terryglass Harbour, the bridal party joined them on the 30minute cruise to Coolbawn Quay.
Sue and Kevin could not have picked a more picturesque  setting than Coolbawn Quay to celebrate their wedding reception with family and friends.
Coolbawn Quay is a private destination venue  where couples can exchange waterside vows  followed by a drinks reception on the deck.

Sue and Kevin sailed into Coolbawn harbor in glowing sunshine they received a cheering welcome from their 150 guests who were already on the deck enjoying drinks and finger food.

It was a pleasure to have been Sue and kevin’s first choice of wedding videographer, it was a fab wedding I am already looking forward to my next wedding video in Coolbawn Quay and Terryglass.

More wedding blog news from Tipperary soon.
Eamon

 

 

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Simple Ways to Thank your Bridesmaids

As a professional wedding videographer, I see first hand just how much work goes into planning a wedding, and truly, no one does it quite as well as the Bridesmaids. Calm, cool and collected throughout, a thoughtful bridesmaid can really make a difference to how smoothly the planning process goes.

Wedding Videographer Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Nationwide

If you are planning a wedding or acting as bridesmaid for your friend who is getting married shortly, please feel free to contact me (Eamon) here at Drangan Video for some unbeatable wedding video packages. We’re available to travel anywhere in the country and offer packages for every budget in Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary and beyond.

Bridesmaids helping beautiful Tipperary Bride

At a time when we are busy planning the details of our big day, it can be easy to forget those who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly. If you are lucky enough to have a group of ladies by your side that would do absolutely anything for you and your intended, it would be a lovely idea to thank them in a way that lets them know just how cherished they are.

Jewellery

Nothing says it quite as well as jewellery does, however, this can be quite expensive if you have more than one or two bridesmaids, so don’t be afraid to pick up something that doesn’t cost the earth, moon and stars!

Whether you opt for a classic neckpiece, some pearl earrings or a charm bracelet the time you have taken to choose something special for your bridesmaids will let them know how appreciated they are.

Pamper them

It’s going to be a busy few months for your bridesmaids in the lead up to the big day and we’re pretty sure that a spa treatment or two will help get the girls back into the full swing of things. Book your bridesmaids a spa treatment or let them choose their own with a voucher for a luxury spa in your area. You can be guaranteed they’ll deserve to have a day that’s all about them once the big day has passed.

Fun wedding video in Kilkenny
Make it Personal

If you have the opportunity to personalise a gift with a note or an inscription this will make a wonderful keepsake for your bridesmaids. It’s important these special women in your life know just how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate all the help they’ve given you when preparing for the wedding.

Throw them a ‘Thank You’ Party

A gift needn’t be something material; by organising an event especially for them you can tell the world how lucky you are to have them in your life. Host a small party in your home or treat the girls to some afternoon tea. Celebrate the fact that you will always be thankful for the support they have given you during this very special time. You could have a viewing of your wedding video and point out to them all the things you are thankful for!

Wedding Videographer Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny

Drangan Video offers a comprehensive range of packages from expertly filmed wedding videos right through to professional editing services. We will work tirelessly to ensure you have a memento of your day that you can share with your bridesmaids, spouse, family and friends for years to come. Available for bookings throughout Ireland every month of the year.

More wedding blogs soon
Eamon

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How to Boost your Wedding Savings

In a time when the average couple in Ireland spends €25,000 on their wedding, this article is going to provide some tips on how you can boost your savings in the months and years leading up to the big day.

We’re all about making as many savings as possible and regularly write about money-saving ideas here on the blog, however, unfortunately there are still certain things that have to be paid for no matter how frugal or DIY savvy we are. It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of ways to boost your savings, hopefully leaving you with a bit extra left over to enjoy a romantic honeymoon after the big event.

Wedding costs Kilkenny
Leave the Lattes – Saving of €1,560 a year

If like me, you’re quite partial to a coffee most days from the local barista or regularly head in to Starbucks on your way home from work, you could be costing yourself up to €30 a week! Over the space of a year this adds up to the considerable sum of €1,560… hard to believe right? Knock the coffee on the head and treat yourself to some roasted coffee you can make at home when you feel the need for that all-important caffeine hit.

Kick the Habit – Minimum saving of €3,590 a year

For those of you who smoke, don’t worry this isn’t going to be a lecture on why you should give up, you already know that too well. Let’s let the maths do the talking. The average full-time smoker will buy at minimum 6 packs of cigarettes a week, by todays prices that’s a staggering €70 a week, giving you a total of €3,590 a year. Just think what a difference that will make to your budget!

Take-away the urge – Saving of €800 + a year

Let’s assume you and your other half maybe get a take-away once every two weeks (that’s a fairly reserved assumption). At a spend of approximately €30 for each order, you could be looking at savings that total over €800 a year.

Stay in and count your money – Saving of €3,00 per person per year – Total €6,000
Whilst we all need to get out and socialise after a busy week at work, an individual who likes to go out once a week for a ‘few’ drinks can save upwards of €3,000 per year. By cutting down on the social outings as a couple for a few months or just reducing the amount of times you go out you could be adding a whopping total of €6,000 to your wedding day fund. Don’t go too crazy though, we all need to let loose once in a while and staying in indefinitely will have you going a little bit crazy!

Other cutbacks you and your partner can make in the lead-up to your big day, which should produce some significant savings:

• Cut down on unnecessary shopping trips
• Sell some of your unwanted goods or clothes on eBay
• Good at crafting? Set up an Etsy account and watch the money roll in!
• Shop for unbranded groceries
• Switch your banking to an account with less fees and higher interest rates
• Switch utility accounts such as gas and electric for more competitive prices
• Have an attic full of old books – sell these on Amazon
• Become a trader at your local car boot sale
• Have a spare room? Why not take in a lodger?

If you have any ideas to boost your savings in the lead up to your big day we would absolutely love to hear from you.

For those of you planning a wedding, Drangan Video offers a professional videography service at an affordable rate, delivery top class customer service at every turn.

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