Well it is certainly beginning to feel allot like Christmas the weather is cold outside who knows it might even snow.
I shot my last pre Christmas wedding yesterday in Clonoulty in the heart of Tipperary, I am looking forward to my Christmas break until December 27, then for me its back to back wedding videos in Tipperary and Kilkenny right up the January 1st 2017.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers past, present and future a very happy and exciting Christmas, Im also looking forward to meeting and working with our 2017, 2018 and 2019 couples who have chosen Drangan Video to film their special day.
Well, here we are facing into the last weeks of 2016 and looking forward already to our spring and summer weddings in 2017. This year has seen an abundance of new trends for Irish Brides and Grooms, many of which are likely to continue right through to 2017. In this blog post I would like to talk about some of the more eye-catching and unique trends I have noticed over the past 12 months and perhaps inspire you and your intended with some ideas for your upcoming nuptials.
Home-made Wedding Decor
Over the past year we have been blessed to video the most wonderful weddings up and down the country. What we noticed more and more as the month’s flew by was that Brides and Grooms were becoming more adventurous with the DIY aspect of their wedding décor. Some of the wonderful home-made touches we were lucky enough to enjoy included:
DIY Table centrepieces’,
Homemade wedding invitations,
Hand drawn place settings,
Twinkle lights and seasonal décor brought to new life by creative couples.
Alternative Wedding Suppliers
We have also seen an influx of new and exciting service providers, meaning the traditional aspects of a wedding ceremony are now not the only things to look forward to for guests and family.
Sweet Carts – stocked with wonderfully colourful candy and customised sweet jars and cups for guests to take away as a memento of the big day.
Make your own Tayto sandwich stand – without doubt one of the most impressive stands I’ve seen. Each guest could take away a pack that included bread, butter, plastic knife and of course a packet of cheese and onion Taytos. We were assured that this went down very well with all guests who were only too happy to have a quick and easy snack the morning after the festivities.
Bouncy castles, portable playgrounds and kids entertainment the likes of which we had never witnessed before. These extra touches go a long way for the little ones attending your big day and mean that the parents can relax without wondering if the festivities are a little too much for their child.
Alternative Wedding Guestbooks
There has also been some fabulously creative alternatives to the traditional guestbook
Wedding guestbook frames – write your message to the bride and groom on a little wooden heart and pop it into the frame provided through a little slot on the top. A wonderful keepsake for the Bride and Groom and something that will have them thinking of their wedding day for years to come.
Fingerprint wedding guestbook. Instead of writing on a traditional guest book, guests dip their finger or thumb in some paint or ink and stamp it on the canvas provided, along with their initials or a little note.
Christmas baubles – One wedding we worked at last Christmas, gave each of their guests a plain Christmas tree bauble along with a silver/gold pen and asked guests to write their names and hang it on the tree in the reception venue. A beautiful sight at the end of the night!
Looking for some inspiration for your 2017 wedding? Over the coming months we will be posting about tips, tricks and trends to make your 2017 wedding a superbly successful day, so make sure you check back regularly.
Looking for a wedding videographer? Eamon here at Drangan Video offers state of the art wedding videography services to suit all budgets. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have and remember, we are available to travel to venues nationwide.
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again and we’re counting down the weeks to the long-awaited Christmas wedding season. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating all of those New Year engagements doesn’t it?
At Drangan Video Tipperary, we love nothing more than the Christmas season and this year we have an incredible amount of bookings with our seasonal brides and grooms. There’s something very special about celebrating your nuptials during the Christmas period and what could be more magnificent than the hope for a white wedding and all that goes with it.
Winter wedding videos in Tipperary
This year we are delighted to be filming wedding videos in our home county of Tipperary as well as Cork, Kilkenny and Limerick. With the weather as wonderful as it has been throughout the Autumn it is indeed looking promising for a white Christmas (according to the experts and a certain Donegal postman). What more could a bride and groom wish for at that time of the year, we will certainly be keeping all our fingers and toes crossed for you here at Drangan Video.
Christmas Weddings 2016
If you and your intended are lucky enough to be getting married during Christmas of 2016, we would like to wish you the happiest of days and remember we still have some last-minute slots available for bookings if you are still undecided about hiring a videographer for your big day.
We are asked quite often what makes a Christmas wedding special, and the answer is quite simple; the same thing that makes every wedding special. Regardless of the time of year, the weather or the location, a wedding between two people who love each other dearly will always be a special day to remember.
For those of you who are tying the knot this December, here are some tips you may find useful on the lead up to your big day:
Pack umbrellas in the trunk of the best mans car – they will most likely come in useful at some stage during the day.
Send an email to all your guests in the days leading up to the wedding with a link to the weather forecast for the date of the wedding – you can never be too prepared!
Think about providing some wraps, throws or blankets in any outdoor seating areas for your guests.
Ask the hotel to decorate a tree specifically for your reception room and provide a bauble for each guest to sign and hang on the tree – wonderful keepsakes for you and your spouse.
Consider eggnog, mulled wine or another seasonal drinks in place of champagne or wine for your guests as they arrive at the hotel.
Save on floral and décor costs by asking the venue to simply leave the Christmas decorations in place for the day.
We simply can’t wait for the Christmas wedding season to begin and look forward to seeing all of you special brides and grooms on your big day. For those of you who have still to book a videographer for your wedding, feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video in Tipperary and he will advise you immediately about availability. Remember, we not only provide wedding videos in Tipperary and Kilkenny but also are available for bookings right across the country.
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After all my years of recording beautiful weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties I am happy to say that my enthusiasm for my job is just as vibrant as when I founded Drangan Video.
My weekly wedding news blog allows me to share wedding planning tips and all the latest wedding industry news, I also like to share highlights from recent wedding videos.
The following clip is from the wedding of Caroline and Darren.
July 29th 2016 was a nice sunny day and for Caroline and Darren love was in the air, it was the perfect Tipperary Kilkenny match not to mistaken for the usual hurling battles between the two rival counties.
Caroline was getting ready in her parents house in Mullinahone which is not far from the county boarder, when I arrived to film the preparations I noticed two ESB trucks in the yard a huge generator had been set up to the rear of the house. It so happened that there was a power outage in Mullinahone , Caroline contacted the ESB to explain that her worst nightmare was about to unfold ” a power cut on the very day of her wedding ” an ESB crew were quickly dispatched to her house to set up a stand by generator and saved the day for a slightly worried bride to be.
I was very happy with my camera coverage of the preparations, lots of fun shots, smiling faces and magic moments with the children all the necessary ingredients for a beautiful wedding video.
The wedding ceremony took place in Coolagh Church, situated between Callan and Windgap.
After the wedding ceremony the newly weds and bridal party made their way to Kells Mill for the wedding photos, I was also looking forward to grabbing some high quality video footage on the banks of the kings river
Mullins Millin Kells Co. Kilkenny is a popular stop off for wedding videographers and photographers, its a peaceful place offering a welcome relaxing break for the bride and groom. As you stand at the mill and look at the bridge you will notice five large arches through which the Kings River flows it is a wonderful back drop for wedding videos and photos.
What better place to celebrate a wedding than the Springhill |Court Hotel in Kilkenny, it was Caroline and Darrens first choice of wedding venue.
When you plan your wedding with the team in Spring Hill you can expect friendly personalized attention and a top class service, its a one wedding per day venue which will assure that each individual bride and groom are the center of attention on their special day.
Caroline and Darren were so nice to work with, they were the perfect bride and groom a truly smashing couple I feel honoured to have been their preferred choice of wedding videographer.
Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding blog post, it you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny or any other county, please feel free to contact myself Eamon by email or a message on Facebook.
About Drangan Video In this blog post I would like to take the opportunity to tell you a bit about our services, the areas we cover, the methods we use and of course cover some of the reasons why you should choose Drangan Video as your wedding videography provider.
Based in Drangan, Co. Tipperary, I (Eamon) founded Drangan Video in 1995 as a professional wedding videography business. It has always been a belief of mine, that if you are going to offer a service, you should do so with the utmost commitment and drive. My love of videography has never waned over this time and to be honest I still look forward to each and every wedding I have the pleasure of filming. Over these past 11 years, Drangan Video has gone from strength to strength, technology has changed massively and some trends have come full circle. I pride myself greatly on keeping up to date with all the latest equipment, videography trends and modern techniques as well as constantly delivering high quality wedding videos for each and every customer.
Because Drangan Video is a full time business for me and not a part-time job or hobby, I find that I am able to dedicate all of the precious time that is needed to provide a truly great service and end product.
There are a number of key points that separate Drangan Video from the vast competition that is available in today’s market:
1: Professional Editing – Here at Drangan Video I not only shoot all wedding videos myself, I also edit every minute of video before delivery to my clients. Many wedding videographers will outsource this important task to an editing company, as they do not have the skills within their own business to do so competently. By providing this editing service, I am able to oversee all aspects of your most important wedding video and can guarantee quality each and every time.
Attention to Detail – I am a full-time wedding videographer and editor, which means I can dedicate all of my time to achieving perfection just for you.
Transparency – You the customer, can view my portfolio of work at any time, allowing you to see deliverables for yourself before you make that all important decision. Wedding videos are available to view right here on the website any time or alternatively pop over to Facebook and catch a glimpse of sample videos, reviews and testimonials left by very happy customers.
Discretion – The approach I take to videography means, I will never intrude upon your big day. I do not set up any posed shoots, nor do I instruct the bride and groom or any of the wedding party during the day. When you choose Drangan Video to film your wedding you can be assured of a service that in no way interrupts the flow of your very special day.
To make a booking or an enquiry, please feel free to get in touch with me via the contact form right here on the website or if you’re a fan of social media you can pop me a message on Facebook and I will get back to you immediately. Drangan Video is available for weddings nationwide so whether you’re in Tipperary, Cork or Dublin I would absolutely love to hear from you.
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