Nenagh is often described as a town for all seasons, locals would say that a weekend in Nenagh is not long enough to take in the beauty of the town. Nenagh is situated on the banks of the Nenagh River which into Lough Derg at Dromineer.
I’ve had the pleasure of filming lots of weddings in North Tipperary during 2017 one such wedding was that of Lisa Harty and Gary Ryan, they enjoyed a lovely traditional wedding ceremony in Grennanstown Church, Toomevara Nenagh.
The highlights feature all the special ingredients that are required for the creation of an entertaining wedding film.
My day began with a visit to Lisa and the girls getting ready for the gig, I was made feel so welcome by the family cups of tea and finger food on offer, I was glad to oblige yum yum.
Nenagh Castle was our destination for the wedding photos the castle was built in or around the year1200. The Castle is a famous landmark and is a popular tourist attraction in the center of the town. I was delighted with video footage from the photo shoot, thanks to our romantic Bride and Groom.
The Great National Abbey Court Hotel was our final stop, it is one of the most highly regarded popular wedding venues in Tipperary. Couples love the little individual touches that sets the Abbey Court apart from other wedding venues , its always a pleasure to meet Ray who with the help of the wonderful staff they will always go that extra mile to make your wedding day a memorable occasion
As you can see from the video highlights Lisa and Gary were blessed with brilliant sunshine for their big day, they were a smashing couple to work with it, Tipperary weddings are well known for that special mixture of fun a friendship and with a little romance thrown in you have the perfect wedding video.
Now that the ceremony has taken place, the celebrating has been done and things are starting to get back to normality, it’s time to take some time out as a married couple and enjoy some time away. Whether you are honeymooning in Ireland, Europe or further afield, traveling can be somewhat stressful, especially when you have spent the past few months (and maybe even years) planning for your big day. Now it’s time to sit back and relax with your significant other, you both deserve that and so much more!
With this in mind, we have compiled a short list of tips that should help you to enjoy your honeymoon without any stressful planning:
Bring a couple of USB cables with you.
In days gone by, we spent the days leading up to any holiday packing necessities such as phone chargers and plug/socket adaptors. Nowadays that’s not strictly necessary! Get in touch with your accommodation organisers and ask them if there are USB sockets in the room or apartment you are staying in. Even if the TV has a USB socket you can use this to charge your phone. Who knew?
Getting the Best Deals for your Honeymoon
If you have yet to book your honeymoon and are constantly online looking for the best deals, there are a few things you should be aware of:
• Once you visit a website once, your cookies are stored by the site. This means that when you return again either later that day or a few days down the line, the website recognises that you have visited before and is therefore likely to serve you up the same price it did on your first visit. Clear your browsing history and cookies before each visit and you may just be served up with some very special offers.
• If you are logged into a specific website, you are less likely to see any last-minute special offers. Log out, clear your cookies and conduct a new search, you’ll be surprised what difference it makes!
• Try booking a flight on a Tuesday or Wednesday, when you could see savings of up to 20%.
Seeing the Sights
For those of you who just don’t have the time to meticulously make out a schedule for your trip or simply choose to go with the flow and see where the honeymoon takes you, you may be interested in a little App we love called ‘Field Trip’. This App will notify you when you are within a short distance of any landmarks or places of interest and makes a day out almost like a treasure hunt of sorts.
Avoiding the Airport Wait
There is nothing as soul destroying as waiting for hours for your baggage to appear on the carousel, when all you want to do is get out of the airport and enjoy the sun.
When checking your bag in, ask the desk attendant to stick a ‘Fragile’ sticker on the side of the bag. All bags marked fragile are placed on top of the other bags so they will always be the first off the plane and should be waiting for you on the carousel in no time!
We will have some more honeymoon tips for you in the coming weeks and would love to hear from you if you have any hacks you would like to share with our readers.
If you are still in the planning stages of your wedding and not quite planning the honeymoon yet, please get in touch for a no-obligation quotation for wedding videography. Whether you are based in Carlow, Tipperary or Kilkenny, we are happy to travel the length of the country to ensure your night day is captured forever on our state of the art filming equipment.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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