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Keeping the Kids Entertained at your Wedding

As with any occasion, planning your wedding can take up much more of your time and attention than most ever possibly imagine. We hope that our regular wedding blog posts are helping you to get things ticked off your list a little bit faster and with a little less stress.
In this article we are going to give you a few pointers on keeping the kids happy and entertained at your wedding. If you decide to have children at your ceremony and reception, then it’s pretty important that the little ones enjoy themselves and don’t find the whole situation too overwhelming or boring. Remember, a happy child makes for happy parents and that will make all the difference to your big day.

Kids wedding party Kilkenny
• Hire a professional kids entertainer.

If you have enough money in your budget, then hiring a professional children’s entertainer for a few hours could be a great choice for you and your guests. Most entertainers will come fully equipped with all they need to keep the little ones entertained and happy. Ideal for during the speeches when the kids may get a bit restless!

• Hire a bouncy castle

Bouncy castles just never go out of fashion, and let’s be honest, you will probably have a hard time keeping some of the adults away from it! Hiring a bouncy castle is the ideal way to keep kids happy throughout the day. Make sure you check with the venue in advance and maybe ask about the possibility of an extra staff member to supervise.

• Provide goodie bags

Your young guests will definitely appreciate any little toys, games or trinkets they receive on the day and a goodie bag is the ideal way to keep them entertained at the table. Consider some colouring pencils or crayons, card or board games and of course some candy for those little sweet teeth!

• Provide a quiet space

Keep in mind that your wedding day is going to feel extra long for those with little legs and hands. By providing a quiet space for them to catch a nap or watch some tv you will be doing their parents a favour. Ask the venue about setting up a projector screen for a Disney screening or provide beanbags and low lighting so the little ones can get some well deserved rest.

• Hire or make your own candy cart

Candy carts are all the rage at the moment, and whether you make your own or hire a dedicated professional, this addition to your celebrations will definitely go down well with the children. Let’s be honest, it’s going to go down well with most adults as well!

• Fancy dress

Have a fancy dress party on the side for the kids at the reception. Let them get dressed up as their favourite characters and have their very own fancy dress party. You could also provide some face painting for the kids so they can really get into the spirit of things.

Kids having fun at Tipperary wedding

Whatever you decide, it’s important to remember that these little people at your wedding need to be well looked after. It’s a long day for most adults, so you can only imagine how the kids must feel come dinnertime. Try to include the children as much as possible in the occasions whilst giving them something they will enjoy and remember for a long time to come.

Thanks for reading my latest wedding blog post, I am already researching another very interesting wedding news article for next week.

Regards Eamon

777 Days

As I write this, I am overwhelmed to notice that it has been exactly 777 days since the people of Ireland voted in favour of marriage equality by a whopping 62%. It’s hard to believe it was over two years since this most momentous of days! I still remember the scenes at Dublin Castle like they were only yesterday, and each time I remember it makes me smile with the utmost pride.

Since this date, Drangan Video has been absolutely honoured to be a part of numerous marriages between couples  that fought hard for this result for many years. Just this month alone we will be celebrating 3 same sex marriages with couples who no longer need to struggle to have their love recognised. This makes us very happy indeed!

Civil Wedding Ceremony Tipperary

In most of my blog posts I talk about trends, recommend venues or give advice for the lead up to the big day. I would like to take a departure from that today and reflect upon what the past 777 days have meant for marriage equality across Ireland. Unfortunately Northern Ireland has yet to catch up, but I have every faith that this too will come to pass in the years to come.

One of the many reasons for the YES vote was to of course recognise the love between couples up and down the country regardless of gender, to show support and to give these couples the exact same rights that heterosexual couples have experienced for an eternity. Our little country with an increasingly elderly population and deep roots in religion didn’t have to think twice. Love is love after all and nothing else really matters.

Since the overwhelming majority of Irish citizens showed their support by voting YES in the May 2015 referendum, the landscape of the wedding industry (I hate to refer to it as an industry, but unfortunately that is what it has become) has changed dramatically. Venues up and down the country have opened their doors and their arms widely to welcome equality, businesses, suppliers and vendors have opened their eyes to the different types of ceremonies that are now available in the country and more popular than ever, and those who in the past did not understand what all the fuss was about, finally get it!

Civil Wedding Ceremony Kilkenny

I for one am proud to be a part of this change in our society and will always see love for exactly what it is, no walls, no barriers, just respect and appreciation for every couple in our society. There are of course still boundaries, which have not been broken down, but perhaps in the next 777 days we can work on those together.

For those of you who are planning to wed in the coming months and years, the team here at Drangan Video would like to assure you that we believe in equality in all it’s forms and will support all of our married couples by providing a service that does not discriminate against those who should never have had to fight so hard in the first place.

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Eamon.

Planning your Honeymoon in Ireland

Here at Drangan Video we are seeing more and more brides and grooms opting to honeymoon at home, and why not? This wonderful country of ours has so much to offer at all times of the year, and whilst our weather may be on the unpredictable side, the midlands and coastline always remain just as luscious and romantic.

If you’re thinking of staying at home to honeymoon after your wedding in 2017 or 2018, check out our very own personal favourite destinations below. We’d love to hear from any of our readers who have recently honeymooned or holidayed at home with suggestions of hidden gems.

Ring Of Kerry
Connemara

The wilds of Connemara are dotted with romantic retreats perfect for an idyllic Irish honeymoon. Stroll around the town of Clifden or venture into the wilds. With lakeside walks, undiscovered beaches, luxurious hotels and scenery that is absolutely unmatched elsewhere you really couldn’t ask for anything more.

West Cork

West Cork offers peace, tranquillity, epic scenery, sandy beaches, picturesque villages, artisan delights and cuisine that will make your mouth water! This wonderful part of Cork County is home to some of the world’s most enviable landscapes and is a welcoming getaway at any time of the year. Whether you decide to rent a cottage or stay in a luxurious hotel, West Cork will ensure your honeymoon memories are extra special.

Powerscourt Gardens Wicklow
Kerry

There’s no doubt in my mind, that the county of Kerry can offer just as much as any foreign destination. Dingle, Killarney and Tralee are all within driving distance of each other and the towns and villages dotted in between will ensure you are never left wanting. As a honeymoon destination, Kerry has become extremely popular with our foreign visitors, so why not for us natives? Spend time exploring the lakes, walking the national park or cuddling up in front of a warm fire with a local speciality.

Dublin County and Surrounds

Whilst Dublin may not be on the very top of your list as a honeymoon destination, you should remember that there is more to the county than just a busy city. Also, Dublin County is great as a base in which to travel into the city or to other counties nearby such as Wicklow and Kildare. If you want to get out and about during your honeymoon, we can highly recommend trips to Newgrange, Powerscourt, Kildare Village, Lough Tay and Glendalough.

Samuel Beckett Bridge Dublin
County Donegal

What more could you ask for than a county covered in woodlands, with magnificent coastline and people that are as friendly as you are likely to meet? Donegal has made this list of Irish honeymoon destinations because of it’s timeless beauty and welcoming natives. A windswept coastline with a host of top class destination hotels for you to choose from. For those of you who wish to stay in an Irish speaking area, you really couldn’t ask for anything more!

As you plan your honeymoon in Ireland, keep an eye on midweek packages, which provide fantastic value for money throughout the year. Honeymooning in Ireland need not be expensive if you plan in advance and take advantage of special offers that you will find at all times of the year.

If you are in the market for a professional wedding videographer why not contact myself Eamon here  at Drangan Video  for information on our range of HD wedding video packages for 2017/2018.
We are based in Tipperary and are happy to film weddings in any county.

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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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Eamon

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.

Happy Wedding Photo Templemore Park Tipperary

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