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Traditional First Dance or something a little bit Different?

Over the past number of years  we have seen a huge change in the way newly-weds approach the first dance, some of these have been worthy of YouTube and Facebook fame and as a wedding videographer they  have been an absolute joy  to shoot. Whether you are getting married in Kilkenny or Tipperary, Cork or Limerick we would be absolutely honoured to be your wedding videographer  and capture this very special dance on your big day!

Tipperary Wedding Videographer Drangan Video
Tipperary Wedding Videographer Drangan Video

In this wedding blog post we are going to talk a little bit about how the landscape of the first dance has changed and how some of the most wonderful new traditions are starting to emerge from this trend.

For those of you who prefer a more traditional wedding dance, we would urge you not to feel pressured into providing an entertaining dance if this is something you are not comfortable with. It’s really not for everyone and in all circumstances the traditional first dance in the way you feel most comfortable is absolutely wonderful to watch and in our case also to record on wedding video.

We first started to notice the trend for non-traditional wedding dances emerging in Ireland about 10 years ago when YouTube videos seemed to be popping up every other day. This trend seems to have started in the US and it really wasn’t very long before brides and grooms in Tipperary, Kilkenny  and all over  the country started adding their own imaginative twists to both their first dance and the wedding ceremonies.

If you and your intended have decided that you would like to try something a little bit different for your first dance and are unsure of where to start. We would recommend looking first in your local area to see if there are any dance instructors in the locale that can give you some tips and advise you on some nifty dance moves you can do for your chosen song.

Fun Wedding Video Memories From Weddings In Tipperary
Fun Wedding Video Memories From Weddings In Tipperary

Looking for inspiration? You probably won’t go far wrong by looking through the thousands of videos available on YouTube or Vimeo and checking out some of the more varied dances others have done before you.

The very first thing you should do though is probably choose the song you would like to dance to. Then think about who you would like to involve in the routine, perhaps you would just like it to be you and your new husband or wife or maybe you would like to include the whole bridal party or individuals from the guest list?

Don’t forget to practice! Most importantly, you’re going to need to organise a rehearsal schedule with all participants and make sure everyone involved has the time to commit to learning the dance routine.

Top Quality Wedding Videos Drangan Video Tipperary
Top Quality Wedding Videos Drangan Video Tipperary

Enjoy yourself – This is the key to all of the best first dances. Enjoy the moment and only do what you and your new spouse feel comfortable with, soak up the atmosphere around you and truly immerse yourself in this very first dance as a married couple.

Here at Drangan Video we would be absolutely honoured to get your first dance on video for you to enjoy time and time again. Speak to Eamon here any time to get an idea of how a professionally shot wedding video can become an integral part of your big day. Plus, you’ll get to sit back, relax and enjoy your choreographed first dance in the comfort of your own home or with friends and family, what could be better?

More Wedding News Soon.
Regards Eamon.

Tipperary Brides Are Saying Yes To Drangan Video

More and more Tipperary brides are saying yes to hiring Drangan Video to film their wedding day, its a  great feeling  to be the preferred choice of wedding videographer for so many local weddings in Tipperary.
Denise Lafford and Paul McGrath were married in St. Michael’s Church Clerihan, the following video is the actual  highlights clip from their wedding DVD.

Denise and Paul had their wedding video booked for almost two years before the big day, couples are now booking their wedding videographer much earlier to avoid disappointment.
It was nice to be back in Clerihan once again to film another local wedding, my day began with video coverage of the bridal preps which took place at Denise’s mum’s house in Church View situated on the outskirts of the village of Clerihan.
My approach to covering  the bridal preps is a very easygoing fly on the wall style of recording, I have a knack of blending into the back ground.  The highlights clip features lovely close up shots of the bride and the girls who were completely unaware of the video camera.

Drangan Video Wedding Videographer in Tipperary
Drangan Video Wedding Videographer in Tipperary

Denise and Paul’s  wedding ceremony was celebrated by one of my favourite  wedding celebrants, namely Fr. Ailbe O’ Bric parish priest of Clerihan.  He is a no nonsense guy who performs a lovely lighted style of ceremony and yet very spiritual, he is one of the good guys.

One of the highlights of the day was beautifully restored Vintage Volkswagen Campervan which was their choice of wedding transport! This is an alternative to wedding a car that  gives you the  opportunity to drive an iconic head turning vehicle on your wedding day, it also looks fab on your wedding video.

Wedding Video Clerihan Clonmel Co. Tipperary
Wedding Video Clerihan Clonmel Co. Tipperary

The Castle Oaks House Hotel was our final destination the beautiful Georgian Manor House was looking splendid in the brilliant warm sunshine. The Castle Oaks House Hotel is a fantastic wedding venue and is a popular choice by Tipperary brides,  it embodies all that is great about  a  fabulous wedding reception experience.Denise and Paul arrived at the hotel in style the camper van was glistening in the brilliant sunshine, after enjoying  a welcome drink the bridal party made their to the  beautiful mature gardens that lead down to the banks of the River Shannon.   The video clip features some lovely footage of the bride and groom enjoying a leisurely stroll along  the leafy pathways that wind around the edge of the Shannon River.

Wedding Videographer In Tipperary Drangan Video
Wedding Videographer In Tipperary Drangan Video

Denise and Paul were a dream couple to work with, they were both so easygoing and relaxed which made my day so easy  I just did my own thing in my own laid back way.
Their wedding video highlights have already been shared on facebook, Twitter and now on my ever popular wedding news page.

As I write this blog post I am keeping one eye on the clock, its almost time to pack up my video gear and head off to another local wedding in Tipperary, followed by a wedding in Kilkenny tomorrow.
If you are in the process of planning your wedding for 2017/2018 and thinking of hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to provide all the necessary information regarding video coverage of your big day

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding news blog.
Happy Wedding Planning.
Eamon 🙂

The Duties of the Best Man and Maid of Honour

Its amazing how quickly summer 2016  has come and gone, 2017 is on the horizon, here at Drangan Video  it has been another very busy year. We have shot weddings  all over  Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and Galway  our wedding video bookings for 2017 are  at an al time high which is great news.
In this wedding news blog we take an in dept look into the the duties of the Best Man and Maid of Honour.

Top Quality Wedding Videos Tipperary
Top Quality Wedding Videos Tipperary

This article will touch on the duties of the best man and the maid of honour on your wedding day and in the weeks and months leading up to it. If you have recently been asked by a best friend or family member to be an integral part of their wedding by being a member of the bridal party then we hope you find this blog post helpful.

Duties of the Maid of Honour

The maid of honour plays an important role in both the planning stages of the wedding and on the big day itself. Prepare yourself for a busy few months ahead and do your very best take some of the strain and stress from the bride by being at her side throughout.

  • Organising the hen night – This will fall upon the maid of honour and the bridesmaids to organise, so make sure you plan a night that includes all of the brides favourite things. It may be tempting to initially choose activities or destinations that you yourself would like, so it’s important to ensure that you are giving the bride a night that is just perfect for her. After all she will only ever have one hen night!
  • Direct the bridesmaids – On the big day it will be your job to organise the bridesmaids, make sure they’re all positioned where they’re meant to be and address any issues that may arise.
  • Attend and organise the dress fittings: As the maid of honour it will be your duty to get the bridesmaids to all of their dress fittings and make sure they are well prepared for the day ahead. You should also attend the dress fittings with the bride and tell her just how wonderful she looks in her wedding dress of choice.
  • Help with decision-making – The bride will no doubt be overwhelmed with all the decisions that need to be made during the planning of the wedding. Try to take the weight off as much as possible by assisting her with these choices. This may include vetting suppliers, checking online reviews, ordering samples, visiting wedding fairs etc.
  • Other Duties:
  • Mingle with the guests
  • Keep an eye on the Bride and make sure she has everything she needs on the big day
  • Prepare a wedding emergency kit
Drangan Video Fethard Co Tipperary
Drangan Video Fethard Co Tipperary

Duties of the Best Man

The best man is the driving force behind every great wedding and does so much more than many guests will realise. In the lead up to the big day and on the day itself, you are going to be busy, but it will be worth every minute of it to see the smile on your best friends face when his bride walks down that aisle.


  • Organise the stag night. The planning of this night comes down to you and the other members of the groom’s party. You should also consult with any other guests who will be attending to ensure you are truly delivering a night that everyone will enjoy.
  • Write your speech. This is the part you will probably find the most daunting, however, it’s really not as scary as it seems and once you have delivered a heartfelt and entertaining speech you will no doubt feel as proud as punch. There’s a host of resources on the Internet that can assist you if you’re unsure what direction your speech should take.
  • Assist the groom and bride with choosing attire for the groom’s party. This will mean attending fittings, getting the rest of the groomsmen organised and ensuring the suits or tuxes are delivered safely and in good condition back to the rental shop the next day.
  • Assist the groom with any planning for relatives and friends. This may involve organising transport, accommodation or assisting elderly relatives and friends throughout the day.
  • On the day of the wedding you should:
  • Make sure you have the rings in a safe place
  • Organise the groomsmen
  • Have spare umbrellas in the boot of your car
  • Keep your eyes peeled for any behaviour that may upset the bride or groom and nip it in the bud (discreetly).
  • Escort and dance with the maid of honour
  • Take care of any envelopes or gifts and ensure they are delivered safely to the bridal suite.
  • Organise payment with any suppliers; get envelopes for each supplier from the groom in the days beforehand.
Wedding Videographer Tipperary
Wedding Videographer Tipperary Eamon Anglim

If you are planning on having  wedding filmed  in Tipperary, Kilkenny or indeed any county in Ireland be sure to check out  Drangan Video we have a selection of 5 individual stunning  HD wedding video packages.
This is another busy weekend, with a humanist  wedding in the wonderful  Kilkenny Lyrath Hotel today, a wedding in Ballingarry Tipperary tomorrow and a wedding in Durrow Co. Laois on Saturday.

More Wedding Video News Next Week.
Cheers Eamon

Tipperary Couple Mairead and Niall Say Yes In Nenagh Church

Mairead and Niall were married in St. Mary of the Rosary Church Nenagh Co. Tipperary on August 6th 2016, I was delighted to have been their preferred choice of wedding videographer.
It was a fab wedding, full of fun and  excitement with a pinch of romance thrown in for good measure.

The story begins at St. Patrick’s Terrace Nenagh  in Mairead’s parent’s  house,  I arrived at 11:30 AM  the bridal preps were  in full progress  Mairead was enjoying all the special attention from her enthusiastic  ladies in waiting.  I just love the pre wedding  excitement and fun during morning preparations I always like to allocate about an hour or so to recording at the bride’s house.
Siobhan Brady was on duty for make-up  you will be assured the most professional and top quality service when you book a treatment with Siobhan. She is a perfectionist at her job and the quality of her work is second to none. Siobhan has a lovely friendly personality.

Wedding Videographer In Nenagh Co. Tipperary
Wedding Videographer In Nenagh Co. Tipperary






As a Tipperary based wedding videographer Im always feel at home when filming weddings in any Tipperary town, Nenagh is one of favorites it is the largest town in north Tipperary its a busy vibrant town and the people are very friendly and easygoing.

Mairead arrived spot on time for her 1:30 appointment at St. Mary’s Church Nenagh, its a fabulous wedding ceremony venue  more like a City  Cathedral than a regular church.
Niall was amazed when he turned to look at his beautiful bride to be as she made her way to  the top of the long aisle, Mairead was a  stunning Bride.

After the ceremony it was time to get stuck in to capturing the wedding photo session  in Garrykennedy Holiday Village, Portroe, Nenagh, Tipperary.

Wedding Video Garrykennedy Nenagh
Wedding Video Garrykennedy Nenagh






Garrykennedy is popular holiday village situated on Lough Derg close to Portroe village the harbour area provides the perfect setting for shooting  high quality wedding video footage.
The video highlights captures Mairead and Niall enjoying  a romantic stroll down the marine taking  in the breathtaking scenery that Garrykennedy has to offer
As a wedding videographer I am a frequent visitor to Garrykennedy , I also like to use the beautiful lakeside forest and woodland area for capturing wedding videos with a country flavor.

The Great National Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh was our final destination, as always Ray and the staff were most helpful and attentive. The Abbycourt is one of the top wedding venues in Tipperary the  perfect wedding venue to make your dreams  come true.

Drangan Video Nenagh Co. Tipperary.
Drangan Video Nenagh Co. Tipperary.






Thanks to Mairead and Niall for choosing me to record their wedding video, it was a fab wedding lots of fun and glamor, they are a lovely couple just so laid back and easygoing. I am delighted and proud  to be sharing their wedding video on line, the video clip has received amazing reviews on Face Book.

If you are planing on having your wedding filmed  in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford or any other county, please feel free to contact myself Eamon I will be more than than happy to discuss wedding video package options with you.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding blog news.
More wedding news soon.











Wedding Cake Alternatives And Inspiration For Your Wedding Day.

In this wedding news blog post we are taking a look at one of the most popular and long standing  wedding traditions “The Wedding Cake.”
Love is Sweet
Yum, life really is sweeter when you’re in love, at least that’s what one study suggests. Researchers found that both candy and water taste sweeter when people are in love, so what better way for wedding couples to share their love than sharing a  delicious slice of wedding cake.
A  wedding cake is a focal point of a wedding and usually sits in a prominent point of the function room. The wedding cake is a longstanding tradition dating back to Roman and Medieval times. Back then a stack of buns was used instead of a multi-level culinary masterpiece, but the symbolism was generally the same. Over the centuries there have been many traditions created surrounding the cake and it still remains an important aspect of  weddings in Ireland. As a wedding videographer covering weddings in Tipperary & Kilkenny, I always like to capture  the cutting of the cake on video because it represents the first activity done as a couple.

Drangan Video Tipperary Wedding Videographer.
Drangan Video Tipperary Wedding Videographer.

Whilst the classic tiered, white or ivory cake appears the more traditional choice for weddings in Tipperary, this does not mean that you cannot choose an alternative for your big day. Maybe you’re not a big fan of cake, or you just want to offer your guests something a bit different to sample? Take a look at some of the suggestions below for some alternative wedding cake inspiration for brides in Ireland.

  1. Cupcakes

One of the most popular wedding cake alternatives over the past few years has without a doubt been cupcakes. This versatile desert can be made in a wide range of flavours, from strawberry to chocolate fudge and tiffin to blueberry, meaning you can mix and match to please all of your guests!

Another great feature of using cupcakes is that they can be decorated in a variety of beautiful ways – meaning your nuptial cupcakes can become an additional décor feature of your wedding.

  1. Decorative Doughnuts

Decorative doughnuts are fast becoming a popular choice for brides and grooms. These deep fried treats are a favourite with guests of all ages – and the fact that they come in different flavours, and can be dressed up in your bridal colours, make them ideal for the big day. Serve them with coffee or chocolate dipping sauce and you have got a desert that’s sure to please all your guests.

Wedding Cake Alternatives For Weddings In Tipperary
Wedding Cake Alternatives For Weddings In Tipperary
  1. Ice Cream

Whether you are a vanilla or mint chocolate chip fan, individuals of all ages love ice cream! So, why not set up a make-your-own-sundae bar or an ice cream cone station, where guests can indulge in some refreshing sweet treats. Ice cream is a particularly good desert option for summer weddings.

  1. Dessert Shots

Serving desserts in shot glasses, perhaps chocolate mousse or strawberry cheesecake is a really fun alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Create an arrangement of dessert shots on a decorated table, with three to four varieties.

  1. A Pie Table

Set up a pie table and let your guests enjoy the buffet. Whether you provide apple, banoffee or cherry, pies are a great option for winter weddings in particular. If you are on a tight budget, you could consider asking friends or family members to each bake a different type of pie to bring to the party.

  1. Desert Jars

When you are hosting a more casual, rustic styled wedding, consider serving your deserts in jars. Deserts such as chocolate chip cookies, brownies and fruit crumbles work particularly well.

  1. Mini Deserts

Consider serving a selection of mini deserts as an alternative to wedding cake, on your big day. Offering up a tasty arrangement of small desserts such as mini muffins, bite sized cookies or miniature cheesecake, is a great way to play with tradition.

  1. Made to Order Waffles

Perfect for winter weddings, a made to order waffle station is a fantastic alternative wedding cake option. Set up a waffle station, where guests can choose their own toppings, such as ice cream, whipped cream, syrup, berries, Nutella, or even a little Baileys for the adults.

Feeling hungry for something sweet now? So are we!

Here at Drangan Video myself Eamon  has been providing professional wedding videography services throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and up and down the country for over a decade now. I would be honoured to capture your big day in all its finery. Get in touch today for a free no-obligation consultation regarding video coverage of your big day.

Wishing you a Sweet Wedding Day.
Regards Eamon.