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Wedding Planning Advice

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.

Getting Married in a Heatwave

It’s hard to believe that only 3 months ago we were struggling with snowdrifts, frozen pipes and in some cases being unable to travel for weeks. Fast-forward to June and Ireland is experiencing the hottest summer since 1976, not that anyone here at Drangan Video is complaining about that!
Tracy and Adrian were married in Graine Co. Kilkenny on one of hottest days of 2018,  they coped very well with the heatwave and enjoyed the fabulous  weather.

The happy couple stopped off at the Millennium Park in Freshford for a few quick photos under the shade of the mature trees. Tracy and Adrian enjoyed a cool  wedding reception in the wonderful air conditioned Hotel kilkenny.

With the current weather in mind we thought we could address some of the difficulties a heatwave can present for those who are getting married in Ireland over the next few weeks. In this article we provide tips and tricks for keeping cool and looking your very best through even the very highest of temperatures.

• Keep your guests cool
Consider getting in touch with your wedding venue and asking them to provide cooling summer drinks for your guests upon arrival. The norm here in Ireland is tea/coffee, wine and maybe some biscuits or canapés upon arrival, not all so suitable for an Irish heatwave. Try welcoming your guests with summer fruit cocktails, iced juices and summer berries.
• Protect against the sun
All those involved in the bridal party should make sure they are fully protected by wearing a high SPF throughout the day. You could also consider adding sun cream and cooling sprays to the bathroom hampers for your guests. You can be assured that they will be delighted with your thoughtfulness.
• Comfortable footwear
If it looks like the day is going to be a scorcher, we would advise investing in some cooling and comfortable footwear. Heels can become quite uncomfortable in the searing heat. Think flip-flops or sandals to ensure comfort throughout the day.
• Mass booklets to the rescue
Make sure everyone of your guests gets a mass booklet. These will make great hand fans during the ceremony.

Wedding Video Millenium Park Freshford Kilkenny

If you are lucky enough to have a venue that offers an outdoor area for you to celebrate, there are a number of small touches you can offer that will make your party more comfortable:

• Citronella candles – these lemon scented candles will keep the bugs and mosquitos away whilst also adding a wonderful atmosphere to your outdoor space.
• Metal chair covers – if your venue has outdoor seating it may be an idea to get in touch with them before the big day and enquire whether this seating is metal or wooden. If metal, ask your venue to provide cushions or chair covers to ensure guests don’t burn themselves when sitting down.
• Parasols – provide umbrellas and parasols for guests to avoid over heating.
• Set up a sun stand – a little stand with all the essentials for your guests. Sun cream, flip-flops, hats and plenty of water.

For the bridal party
A lot of preparation goes into getting ready on the morning of the wedding, between hair, makeup and other beauty treatments it’s important to prepare for the heat to ensure the effect lasts all day long.

• Primer -wear a strong primer under your wedding makeup to ensure it stays in place in even the strongest of temperatures.
• Make sure the foundation you are using contains a high SPF.
• Ask your maid of honour or one of the bridesmaids to keep finishing powder or blotting paper in a clutch or handbag.

Happy Kilkenny Couple keeping cool in the park

The most important advice we can give to brides and grooms during this wonderfully hot summer is to keep hydrated. It’s easy to forget, particularly once the celebrations are in full swing, that alcohol does dehydrate our bodies. Offer water to all guests with each purchase at the bar.

We hope you enjoy your wedding in the sun and make the very most of this exceptional summer.

For those of you who are looking for a wedding videographer. Drangan Video operates 12 months of the year and is available nationwide. Please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video and he will provide you with all the information you require.

Wedding Trends for Summer 2018

Hard to believe that the summer of 2018 is upon us already, and for once it would seem like to weather is in our favour. Here’s hoping it will last the course for all you excited brides and grooms who are getting married this season.

In this blog post we are going to talk about some of the wedding trends of summer 2018 and hope you find them inspirational for any last minute planning you still have ahead of you.

Wedding Crystal for weddings in Kilkenny

Glass and Crystal Décor
2018 has seen a huge move towards glass and crystal décor and this looks set to continue for the rest of the year and into 2019. Brides and grooms are looking to colourful crystals and glass centrepieces to really make a statement in their venues of choice and we have to say we have been truly impressed by what we have seen so far. Think sparkling glass vases and wedding favours of affordable crystal for your guests and you can be assured that your décor will stand out for all the right reasons.

Rent, don’t buy!

More and more we are seeing groom and bridal parties renting their outfits for the day, why spend all that money on suits and dresses that are unlikely to be worn again. Every major town and city in Ireland has a suit or dress rental shop so you can be assured that choice will never be a problem.

Flowers from your garden

This trend is something we love to see when filming a wedding for our blissful brides and grooms. No more vases of expensively imported lilies or roses, why not take some inspiration from your own or a family members garden and decorate your venue with flowers that have been home grown. Wild flowers also make a real statement and add a touch of something special to any occasion. Consider asking a family member who loves the garden, to make up buttonholes or bouquets, these can then be dried and framed to make a wonderful keepsake.

Summer flavours for your wedding cake

Take inspiration from the fairy-tale wedding of Harry and Meghan and opt for stunning summer flavours for your very own royal wedding. The royal couple opted for lemon and elderflower but you could also choose from summer fruits such as strawberry, lemon, orange, vanilla or blueberry. Decorate with garden herbs or edible flowers for that real touch of summer.

Wedding balloons for Brides in Tipperary

Balloons, balloons and more balloons!

Yes, balloons are back in fashion and everyone we meet seems to be excited about this. Who doesn’t love a balloon arch or balloon centrepieces at a wedding? Opt for summer pastels such as pink, yellow and pale blue or coordinate with your bridal party colours for a real statement. These fun centrepieces can be complimented with a balloon artist to keep the kiddies amused later in the evening.

If you seen a new wedding trend that you think we should be aware of, we would absolutely love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video or leave a comment below and we will be sure to check it out!

Drangan Video offers professional wedding videography services for weddings in Tipperary Kilkenny and right across Ireland. All editing is completed in-house and we use only state of the art equipment to ensure your wedding video is a thing of beauty. Call us today for a no-obligation quotation and some expert advice.

Getting Married in Kilkenny

For those of you who are getting married in Kilkenny in the near future, let us first congratulate you on your engagement! In this blog post we are going to speak a bit about what makes Kilkenny so special for Brides and Grooms and hope to provide some great advice on scenic locations for photo’s and videos, tips on some of the best venues and some general information about the area. If you have any questions or require any further information to assist with your wedding planning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video.

Just last weekend, we filmed 3 wedding videos in the Kilkenny area, so you can be assured that you’re getting some of the most up to date information available!

Summer Weddings In Kilkenny

As most of you will know, Kilkenny has a strong GAA history and we see a nod to this sporting tradition at many of the weddings we attend throughout the county. As Ireland’s most successful hurling county, it’s no surprise that guards of honour with the legendary hurl are one of the strongest wedding traditions in the area. Fancy organising a hurley arch of your own to walk through as a newly wed couple? Make sure you drop plenty of hints to the best man and your intended and we’re sure they’ll get organising straight away!

Scenic locations in Kilkenny:

Kilkenny offers some of the most spectacular scenery available in Ireland and we are happy to recommend the following locations for your wedding photographs or wedding video shoot.

• Rothe House and Gardens
• St. Canice’ Cathedral
• Kilkenny Castle and grounds
• Jerpoint Abbey
• Kilfane Glen and Waterfall
• Kells Mills

All of the locations listed above are easily accessible throughout the year and will make a wonderful addition to your wedding album or video.

Weddings In St. Canice’s Church Kilkenny
Wedding Venues in Kilkenny:

As wedding videographers who film a lot of weddings in Kilkenny each year, we are in a unique position to advise on some of the most popular venues. Whether you are planning a church ceremony and celebrating afterwards in a venue in the county or planning to have your civil ceremony and celebration in the same venue, these locations should have everything you need to ensure your special day is an outstanding success.

• Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel ****
• Mount Juliet Estate ***** (and a Michelin Star)
• Lyrath Estate Hotel *****
• The River Court Hotel ****
• The Newpark Hotel ****

All of the above hotels are approved for civil ceremonies and offer the very best service available in Kilkenny.

Attractions for your guests to enjoy in Kilkenny

Many of you will have guests that will stay for an extended break in Kilkenny following your wedding celebrations. Below you will find a list of the top attractions the area has to offer, you can be sure that your guests will experience the best Irish hospitality at all of these attractions.

• Kilkenny Castle and Grounds
• Kilfane Waterfall
• Woodstock House and Gardens
• The Medieval Mile Museum
• Black Abbey
• St. John’s Priory
• Jerpoint Park
• The Smithwick’s Experience
• Castlecomer Discovery Park

Should you require any further information about venues or scenic locations in the Kilkenny area, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video and he will be happy to assist you in any way he can.

Drangan Video offers state of the art wedding videography services for couples right across Ireland. We are happy to travel to all parts of the country without any extra cost to the client. For a free, no-obligation quotation, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon today.

Getting Married in Clonmel

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, one of the towns we visit on a regular basis, providing wedding videography and drone photography services for our happy couples. This wonderful town is a popular choice with brides and grooms and with very good reason. The town itself is both picturesque and bustling and is home to some of the countries most favoured wedding venues.

In this blog post we are going to speak specifically about two wedding venues in Clonmel, both of which we have had the pleasure of filming at on many occasions. There’s a reason why these two venues are held in such high esteem and we believe they deserve a shout out for that reason.

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary the perfect wedding location

Each and every time we return to Clonmel to film a wedding ceremony and the associated celebrations, we hear nothing but praise from the guests and happy couples about these venues.

If you and your loved one have recently gotten engaged and are searching for the perfect venue in Clonmel in which to host your ceremony or reception, we heartily recommend that you check out these 2 wonderful locations.

The Park Hotel Clonmel

The Park Hotel in Clonmel is renowned for its attention to detail and excellent customer service. Located just 5 minutes from the town and shopping area it is ideal for those who wish to celebrate close to home. The hotel is registered for civil ceremonies, which means that you and your guests can experience the joys of your big day in one perfect location.

The team here at Drangan Video have filmed a number of wedding videos for couples at the Park Hotel in Clonmel and we can tell you first hand that they really do go that extra mile to make sure your day is as special as it can possibly be.

With an onsite spa, the bridal party can enjoy all the attention to detail required prior to the ceremony. For those of you who would like to explore some scenic locations nearby for photography or video opportunities, we can recommend the neighbouring St. Patricks Well, which will absolutely take your breath away in even the most unpredictable of Irish weather!

The beautilul River Suir Clonmel
Hotel Minella Clonmel

This wonderful Georgian hotel is a firm favourite with our brides and grooms and we have been lucky enough to provide wedding videography services here on a number of occasions. What we love most about this hotel is that it is a family run business, this is apparent from the first moment of contact. The Nallen family really put everything into ensuring your special day is unique and always go that extra mile to deliver a day that will remain in your heart forever.
Hotel Minella is situated on the banks of the River Suir and offers a plethora of incredible backdrops for outdoor and indoor photography opportunities. Each and every wedding video we have shot here has been breathtakingly beautiful and kudos have to go to the grounds maintenance team for the work they do on such a large scale. The hotel itself is just a 5-minute drive from Clonmel town, however we believe that everything you require is right here onsite.

4* Luxury Accommodation
Onsite Leisure Centre
Top Class Customer Service
Menus for all Occasions
Private Dining
2 Storey Apartments Onsite – perfect for any large family groups who may wish to stay together during the celebrations.

Wedding Video/Photo  location St. Patrick’s Well Clonmel , Tipperary
Wedding Videography Services Clonmel

Drangan Video offer a range of packages to suit every budget and we are always happy to speak with guests and offer recommendations. If you are planning a wedding in Clonmel and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.