The moments you want your photographer to catch – weddings 2017

On what will no doubt be the most important day of your life so far, you will want to ensure that each and every meaningful moment is captured at it’s very best. It is with this in mind that we have put together a list for you to discuss with your photographer before the big day. Some of the moments listed below may not be essential for your and your intended, so feel free to pick and choose from these and add your own special moments.

Engagement Photo’s

Many wedding photographers will offer an all-inclusive package that will give you the opportunity to memorialise your engagement as well as your big day. This is the perfect opportunity to see how your photographer works and visualise how your wedding photographs are going to look. It’s also a good time to ask questions about style, positioning and lighting.

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Photographs on the morning of the wedding

On the morning of the wedding there will be limitless opportunities for breathtaking photos whilst you are preparing for your vows, this applies for both the bride and the groom. Here are just some of the most popular morning or preparation photographs we see our brides and grooms ask for:

• Bridal bouquet photo,
• Dress, veil and wedding shoes photographs,
• Images of the bride and her bridal party getting hair and makeup done,
• Family portraits in the home or in your garden if the weather permits,
• Father and groom images are always wonderful images to catch, especially if Dad is assisting his son with a tie or cufflinks,
• Leaving the family home and entering the wedding car on the journey to the church or ceremony venue.

Groomsmen photo

Journey to the ceremony venue

On the way to the venue, you may want to get photo’s of your family or bridal party as they get into the cars or leave the family home.
Some brides will also opt to have a photo along the route with their bridesmaids or parents, if so, this should be timed to ensure it does not delay the bride getting to the ceremony on time.

During the Ceremony
There will of course be many photo opportunities during the wedding ceremony itself; however, you may want to speak to your photographer about moments that meant the most to you. Perhaps there are certain family members that you want photographs of whilst they undertake a reading or sing a song.

• Shots of the ceremony venue before the guests arrive, so you can see how well the décor and flower arrangements were set up.

• Arrival of the bride and groom and accompanying bridal and grooms parties.

• Arrival of the immediate family and guests as they enter the grounds of the venue or church.

• Bridal entrance with father of the bride or chosen partner.

• The moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time.

• Photos of any children at the venue such as flower girls or pageboys.

• The most important moments will of course be captured such as the exchanging of vows, the lighting of candles and the exchange of rings, your first kiss and the signing of the register.

Bridal Preps Photo

After the  Wedding Ceremony

Traditionally, after the ceremony brides and grooms will want to go with their bridal party and have photos taken in a location of their choice. It is imperative that you plan a number of different options in advance in order to accommodate the changeable Irish weather.

If your photographer is travelling to the reception venue after the ceremony, ensure you get all the images you have dreamt of by discussing your wishes with the photographer well in advance.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding blog article, if you are thinking about hiring a professional wedding videographer, feel free to contact myself Eamon here at drangan video who will be more happy to fill you in on our range of HD wedding video packages

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Kilkenny Wedding Photographer Ties The Knot

John Delaney is a professional wedding photographer based in Kilkenny city, since setting up his business as a full time wedding supplier he has attended  his fair share of weddings in Kilkenny and surrounding counties.
On May 12th 2017 John  married his long time sweetheart Noeleen, when John and Noeleen  asked me to film their special day I said yes and would be more than happy to record their big day, it was interesting  to see John at the other side of the camera for a change.

Noeleen is also a busy wedding supplier, her business is known as Kilkenny Hen and Party Events  so both John and Noeleen are no strangers to the busy and demanding wedding supplier market.
John is a much sough after wedding photographer, his work is amazing, his attention to detail is second to none. I was delighted to be his choice of videographer but I did fell under pressure to produce an extra special wedding video knowing that John would be casting a  judgemental  eye over the finished production.

Wedding In Butler House Kilkenny

Wedding Ceremony In Butler House Kilkenny

The video story begins with ample  footage from the Bridal Preps, Noeleen was enjoying all the special attention that she was receiving from her bridesmaids. Ella who is Noeleen and John’s daughter and needless to say she is their  pride and joy was also helping Mum with the final preps.
The ceremony took place in one of Kilkenny’s finest civil ceremony venues  Bulter House is situated close to  Kilkenny Castle, once upon a time it was home of the Earls of Ormonde, elegant  staircases, high plastered ceilings, marble fireplaces and a  walled garden are just some of the beautiful features that the house has to offer.

John and Noeleen’s wedding ceremony was  very special, they are a lovely down to earth couple, born and raised in Dublin and worked hard to get to where they are today. John was somewhat emotional during the exchange of the rings I think its nice when guys are not afraid to show their emotional side on their big day.

Kilkenny Bridal Party Photo In Butler House

Wedding Reception Langton House Hotel

The wedding reception took place in the  in Set Theatre , Langton House  Kilkenny,  just  across the road from St. John’s Church  and a short walk from Kilkenny Castle, langtons is the ideal location for a memorable  wedding reception in Kilkenny City.
John and Noeleen  had their reception in Set Theater which is suitable for a full wedding reception or evening reception, I love shooting weddings in the Set, its like stepping into an  upmarket European wedding  venue.

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It was a real pleasure to have been the videographer for John and Noeleen, it was a fab wedding both families were so nice and friendly, it was also a fun wedding. They are a very happy couple and as you can see from the video clip they are very close soulmates.

If you are planning your wedding in Kilkenny  and trying to decide on a photographer, get in contact with John Delaney his work is top class at an affordable price.
As a kilkenny based wedding videographer I work with John on a regular basis, his  lighthearted approach to wedding photography makes a pleasant change from the more traditional serious style, some of my best videos were created while working with John.

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Eamon.

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December Wedding In Thurles Cathedral

Thurles in Co. Tipperary  is known as the home of hurling and rightly so because it is where the GAA was founded.  On the November 1st 1884 Michael Cusack and seven other men had a meeting in Hayes Hotel and founded the Gaelic Athletic Association.
Since 1879 Thurles Cathedral has been the choice of wedding ceremony venue  by so  many  couples  I suppose it could be best described as the home of weddings in Tipperary.

Sinead and Diarmuid’s Wedding Video

December 30th 2016  was a rather unseasonal day for the time of year, the sun was shining  it was very calm and not a drop of rain to be seen, conditions were ideal for shooting great video footage.
The video begins with coverage of Sinead and girls preparing for the big event, Sinead was getting ready in her parents house which is situated on the Holycross Road about 10 minutes from Thurles Town.
When I arrived  the Bridal Preps were in full swing, Mum and Dad were playing their part in helping  to get the bride to the church on time, the expressions on their face  was proof   of  the pride and emotion that they were feeling  right then.
Sinead was a stunning bride she  is a tall girl with a perfect figure and apart form looking amazingly eloquent and beautiful  she was a really nice person to deal with both before and after the wedding.

Wedding In Castle Durrow

Cathedral Of The Assumption Thurles

I arrived at Thurles Cathedral about an hour before the ceremony allowing ample time to grab  footage of  the boys arriving, I was videographer for wedding of  Diarmuid’s  sister two years ago so it was nice to asked back to shoot yet another Purcell  family wedding.
The video highlights features the words of  a lovely reflection which was written by Diarmuid.  Sinead arrived almost on time for her 1pm appointment with  her husband  to be.
As Sinead’s Dad Tom  walked his beautiful daughter up the aisle his feeling of  pride must have been a wonderful ,  he was probably taking in the architecture of the historic building as they passed the huge pillars  of Cork and  Kilkenny  marble that flank both sides of the wide aisle.
The wedding ceremony was carried out by Fr. Gerard Hennessy it was a nice personal ceremony and we were out of the church within the hour.
One of the highlights of the wedding was the music by Anne Marie Dwan and vocals by the ever wonderful Marie Taylor, the music and lyrics  echoed in every corner of the historic cathedral.

Wedding Video Castle Durrow

Weddings At Castle Durrow

Castle Durrow  Country House Hotel was the wedding reception venue  it is located on the old Dublin – Cork Road  in the  village of Durrow, in Co Laois.
One of the best things about been a wedding videographer is that I get to visit so many fantastic wedding venues in Tipperary Kilkenny and Laoise, Castle Durrow is one of my personal favorites.
The large gardens and beautiful interiors provide the perfect backdrop for shooting high quality wedding videos.
Sinead and Diarmuid joined their guests for dinner at 6pm, the speeches were conducted after the meal,  while waiting for the speeches I took some time out in the bar restaurant and enjoyed a really beautiful meal.

Diarmuid and Sinead were a smashing couple to work with, they were very easygoing and relaxed, I had full permission to go ahead and do my own thing. My style of video recording is very much a fly on the wall approach, couples like this style because they are free to enjoy their big day without interruption from their  wedding videographer.

If you are currently in the process of wedding planning and are in two minds about hiring a wedding videographer, why not get in contact with  myself Eamon,  who will be more than happy to  chat to you about our range of beautiful  HD wedding video packages.
Drangan Video is the number one choice by brides in Tipperary and Kilkenny.

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Questions you need to ask your wedding venue

So you have finally set the date for your big day and are busy making a  list of your  wedding suppliers, choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make.
In the following blog post I have made a list of important questions that you will need to ask your wedding venue

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Questions you need to ask your wedding venue

Choosing and booking your perfect wedding venue is absolutely the most important part of the wedding planning process and quite often we overlook some of the most important questions we should be asking. For those of you who are yet to book a venue and need a little assistance with making a decision, please read on and use this article as a source of information when interviewing possible venues for your big day.

The two most important questions are the ones you will need the answer to straight away – so you can disregard some venues immediately.
1. Can they accommodate your wedding ceremony or reception on your chosen date?

  1. What is the capacity of the venue; can they accommodate the numbers you are hoping will attend?
    Wedding venue Tipperary

    Once the above questions have been answered to your satisfaction, it’s now time to move on to the nitty gritty, feel free to pick and choose from the questions we have listed below in order to get all the information you require.

  1. Will the venue provide you with a wedding coordinator or events manager to deal with throughout your planning? If yes, get a name and contact details.
  1. Will there be any other weddings in that hotel or venue on the same day? If so, will this have any impact on the smooth operation of your big day?
  1. Are they willing to negotiate on pricing? Some venues will throw in some extras free of charge; so don’t be afraid to barter! If you are planning a mid-week wedding, then you have every opportunity to make some great savings.
  1. Are there any building works or renovations currently being done in the hotel? If so, will these works be completed by the date of your wedding and can they guarantee this? If you are dealing with a venue that does have building works or renovations going on, it would be advisable to get something in writing that states how this will or will not impact on your day. If the venue has promised to have works competed before the date, get this in writing also.
  1. What is included in the package price? Get down to the smallest items here to make sure you are getting value for money. Little items like corkage, free teas and coffees and welcoming drinks will make all the difference to your pocket.
  1. Will the venue provide a special rate for your guest’s accommodation? Don’t take the first price your venue offers you for accommodation, most hotels can afford to give a significant discount for mid-week weddings, as the hotel would otherwise be quiet.
  1. What is the layout of the room? Can it be changed to suit your preferences?
  1. Are you welcome to bring in outside service providers? Perhaps you’re having a mid-summer wedding and you want to hire an ice-cream van or maybe you’re planning a magic show for the kiddies? This will all need to be discussed in advance. Are you welcome to bring in props and décor items?
  1. Will the hotel offer free Wi-Fi for all of your guests?
  1. How late will the bar be open, can you apply for an extension and will this cost extra? Are your guests welcome to use the resident’s bar at the end of the night?
  1. What are the facilities at the hotel? Are there elevators for elderly guests, do you have wheelchair access? Is there a suitable smoking area for your guests?
  1. Will the venue cater for different dietary requirements? Will this cost extra?
  1. Will the hotel give guests a later checkout time free of charge? (If required.)

The questions listed above are just some of the most important things you should be asking your venue. If you find that some of the answers are not what you expected, then perhaps you can negotiate on price. This checklist, should in any case give you a sound basis for choosing the perfect wedding venue.

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As a busy wedding videographer I am lucky to attend my fair share of weddings in amazing wedding venues through out Tipperary, Kilkenny, and all over Ireland. If you are in the process of wedding planning and trying to decide on your ideal wedding venue, why not contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to offer friendly advice regarding your choice of wedding venue.
If you would like to have your wedding day on film be sure to check out Drangan Video  for an affordable HD wedding video package.

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Tipperary Couple Valerie And Kevin Say Yes

In this week’s blog post I am delighted to sharing  yet another wedding video  from my home county of Tipperary.
Valerie and Kevin celebrated their wedding in Two-Mile-Borris, it is  a small tidy village in County Tipperary located  on the outskirts Thurles town.

February 18th was a lovely day lots of spring sunshine and not a rain drop in sight.
After setting up my main camera and microphones in the church I quickly made my way to Valerie’s house to grab some of the pre wedding excitement.  Aileen Kennedy was the wedding photographer for the day,  Aileen and myself have lost count of the number of weddings that we have covered around Thurles, Cashel, Clonmel and all overTipperary, she is a top class photographer and a pleasure to work with.
Valerie and her Bridal team were enjoying the build up to the main event, the sun was beaming through the windows spring was in the air and the girls had  a spring in their step.
Fr. George Burke conducted a lovely personal and  easy going ceremony with some light hearted comments thrown in helping  to relax the slightly nervous couple.

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Wedding Photos In Templemore Park

We stopped off at Templemore Town park for the wedding photos the park  is a real treasure for the little town of Templemore.
As a wedding photo venue this park has so much to offer a lake and an impressive fountain.
Valerie and Kevin enjoyed a pleasant stroll around the wooded  area of the park, I was delighted to have captured beautiful video footage of the happy couple as they walked hand in hand chatting and enjoying time out from their busy wedding day schedule.

Bride and Groom Enjoying A Woodland Stroll

County Arms Hotel Birr

Our final stop was at the County Arms Hotel in Birr, it is popular choice of wedding venue for Tipperary couples, it is also  one of my favorite wedding reception locations, the  walled Garden is  ideal for wedding video and photo shoots.  Built over 200 years ago  and recently refurbished  the County Arms Hotel, Birr, County Offaly is the perfect wedding venue for any discerning  Bride and Groom.
Valerie enjoyed a fab wedding reception, the speeches were very entertaining and well delivered, during the preparations for the dancing I capture some lovely comments from the guests all wishing the happy couple all the best for the future.
My day finished at 11pm  I was finally on my way home to Tipperary and very happy with my video coverage of Valerie and Kevin’s wedding day.

Advantages Of Hiring A Professional Wedding Videographer

When you plan your wedding day you will hire various wedding suppliers  who will help  you to fulfill your ambitions for the perfect wedding.
A professional wedding videographer is a worth while investment you only get one chance at  getting it right, so  select the appropriate professional to make it happen.

A skilled wedding videographer  will bring   more than just the latest video camera to your wedding,  he/she will have years of  knowledge and experience under their belt.
A professional camera operator will  also get the best vantage points and the right angles ensuring interesting and entertaining  wedding video.
Creative  editing   will make a huge difference in the quality of the wedding film,  have a look at  many  wedding videos online to see an example of the quality  to expect when hiring a professional.
Professional wedding videographers will have the most up to date equipment  the gear used to shoot,  edit, and create your finished wedding video makes a huge difference in the quality of your wedding video.

Valerie and Kevin were more than happy with their wedding DVD, they have also shared a short edit wedding video clip on line, which has received lovely comments and reviews on Facebook.

More wedding blog news next week.
Eamon

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