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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.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary

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.

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.

 

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.

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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.

Making your Wedding Reception an Outstanding Success

When  planning your wedding reception, it’s always important to focus on your guests and how much they will enjoy the celebrations. In this blog post we are going to look at some sure-fire tips that will ensure your wedding reception will be remembered for all the right reasons.

A thoughtful seating plan
One of the very first steps in planning your celebration will be to put in place a seating plan that will make guests feel comfortable and relaxed. Whilst this may seem like a quick and easy task, it is one of the most important aspects of the reception so set aside some quality time to really get it right for all your guests.

Wedding Reception Venue in Kilkenny

Seat guests with those who are likeminded and who know each other well. Whilst you may be tempted to seat strangers together because you ‘think’ they’ll get on well, it’s best to ensure guests feel comfortable from the very first moment they take their seat. Well-planned seating arrangements can make a huge difference to the atmosphere on the day and you will want each and every one of your guests to feel relaxed and in good spirits with people they know.

Cater for the kiddies
If you have children attending your wedding celebrations, please take the time to ensure their needs are catered for. Provide sweet treats, entertainment and a designated area for the kids to enjoy themselves in. Perhaps have a babysitter onsite to look after the younger children; this will allow the parents the freedom to celebrate in style without having to worry about the kids for the evening.

A first dance with a difference
Guests love nothing more than a well planned first dance routine and this trend looks set to continue into the future. If you and your intended are the adventurous type, why not put together a dance routine that will wow and include your guests in the action.

Tipperary couple enjoying their first dance

It is important to remember that a traditional first dance can be just as impressive so don’t ever feel pressured into doing something that may be outside your comfort zone. It is YOUR first dance after all.

Surprise entertainment
We have seen a huge surge in surprise entertainment provided at Irish wedding receptions over the past few years, and we have to admit this always goes down a treat with the guests. Whether you opt for operatic waiting staff, a dance display or an expert magician, these little touches will certainly make your big day one to remember.

Choosing your wedding band
The live entertainment is probably the most important part of ensuring a celebratory atmosphere at your wedding reception. When researching bands, we would highly recommend that you see them perform live if you have the opportunity. Some wedding bands will be happy to ask you to see them perform at another wedding (with the permission of the bride and groom of course) before you make that all important decision. Ask your band for wedding video clips of other weddings, speak with them about their set list and their ability to read a crowd and always seek out testimonials and recommendations. A good band will make a difference to the ambience in the room but a GREAT band will have your guests dancing all night and truly enjoying themselves.

Wedding Music Bands in Kilkenny and Tipperary

Drangan Video provides professional wedding videography services for weddings right across Ireland. Whether you’re tying the knot in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Donegal, we will be happy to travel to your chosen venue at no extra cost. Get in touch with Eamon today to explore the options that are available to you.

Videography and Photography Wedding Checklist

As professional wedding videographers we have a checklist of the most important parts of your big day. This checklist allows us to capture each and every special moment so that you have the opportunity to reminisce long into the future. You will want to ensure that your wedding photographer has a similar approach, so do please feel free to share this checklist with them before the big day. Please note that the moments we have mentioned below are just a small part of what we capture on your big day, you can be assured we will capture every moment.

Wedding Videography In Tipperary and Kilkenny

The morning of the wedding:
Prior to getting to the ceremony there are a lot of special moments during preparations that should be captured either by photograph or video.

• The bride and groom getting ready
• Makeup and hair preparations
• Important items in the home (photographs of family heirlooms, framed images of loved ones who have passed on, family pets etc.)
• Photos and video with the family
• Group capture of the bridal party and the grooms party
• First glimpse of the bride in her dress
• Solo shots of the bride and groom
• Leaving the home

The ceremony:
The ceremony is of course the most important part of your day and it’s vitally important that we capture every moment for you.

• Outside and inside photographs and video of the ceremony venue and surrounding area.
• The venue before the guests arrive
• Guests as they arrive
• Ceremony décor and floral arrangements
• Guests signing the guestbook
• Ushers escorting guests to their seats
• Parents of the bride and groom entering the venue
• Grooms party waiting for the bride to enter
• Bridal procession
• Father or chosen individual walking the bride down the aisle to their partner
• The exchanging of vows
• Lighting of candles or other ceremonial actions
• Musicians and singers who are performing at the ceremony
• Exchanging of the rings
• Signing of the register
• The first kiss
• Exit of the bride and groom and their guest from the ceremony venue
• Bride and groom leaving the venue for the reception

Summer Wedding Video In Kilkenny

At the Reception:
At the reception we will ensure that our presence never infringes on the celebrations and will remain discreet and in the wings throughout.

• Arrival of bride and groom at the reception venue
• The top table before guests are seated
• The reception room before guests are seated
• The toast
• The speeches
• The first dance as husband and wife
• Musicians
• Bride throwing bouquet

Here at Drangan Video we work tirelessly to ensure all of your special moments are caught on film forever. If you want something captured that you haven’t seen mentioned above, please know that we are very happy to accommodate you in any way we can. Drangan Video are available to travel anywhere in the country and provide only the very best videography services. We do all our editing in-house so you can be assured that your wedding video is always in good hands.

Please do get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video and he will provide you with a no-obligation quotation for your big day.