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Wedding Videography with Drangan Video

Drangan Video has been providing professional wedding videography services for couples right across Ireland since 1995. Over these very happy 23 years, we have had the pleasure of filming almost 1,000 weddings and we still love nothing more than capturing these special moments for you to enjoy throughout your marriage.

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In this blog post I’m going to tell you a bit about Drangan Video, talk about why we love what we do and give you an idea of what type of service you can expect before, during and after your big day. I’ll also touch on the different approaches we take to videography and why our professional editing service makes a real difference to product we offer.

Our Approach to Wedding Videography:

As the founder of Drangan Video I pride myself greatly on providing a discreet wedding videography service with a real hands off approach. I never direct or set up shots, this allows the final video to be truly natural and portray the real atmosphere of your day. I also include cinematography and camera movement when filming your big day, so you can enjoy the very best of both worlds. For me, the most important aspect of filming your wedding day is that I provide you with a video that really allows you to enjoy the experience all over again. Candid video and documentary styled filming means you get to see all the important milestones of your big day and also see the little details that you may not have been aware of. This is what makes discreet video footage so important.

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Professional Editing Service:

Unlike other wedding videography providers, Drangan Video does all editing in-house, we don’t outsource this to a third-party, which means we have total control over the finished product.

All post production work and editing is completed at Drangan Video headquarters in a fully equipped editing studio. We use only the very latest technologies and software to ensure we can provide you with a video that captures every moment.

Drangan Video designs and prints our very own unique DVD and media cases for a full end-to-end wedding video service.

The Equipment we use:

Drangan Video is constantly upgrading and adding to its videography technology and all of our equipment is updated on a regular basis. We have invested in the very latest Sony HD equipment and use only hand-held cameras to ensure we remain discreet and in control of footage throughout your big day.

What drives us?

This is the easy part for us, we simply love to see couples happy and embarking on a new life together, it’s as simple as that really. We love nothing more than meeting new couples, helping them plan for their video on the big day and take great pride in being a very small part of the celebrations.

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Strong customer service is our very first priority and we will go to great lengths to ensure we exceed all of your expectations. Our commitment to travel to any venue in Ireland has always been a big draw for budding brides and grooms and we are always happy to visit multiple venues if this is required.

Should you wish to contact Drangan Video and learn more about our wedding videography services, please do feel free to get in touch with us at any time. Eamon will be happy to talk you through the options available and will provide you with a no-obligation quote for your big day.

Final Planning for your Winter Wedding

It’s hard to believe that we are already writing about winter weddings, how the summer has flown by this year! For those of you who are tying the knot in the final months of 2018 or early 2019, we hope you find these last minute planning tips helpful.

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It’s all about planning for the weather!

Being realistic about weather expectations during the winter months means you will never be caught short on your wedding day. Here at Drangan Video, we provide wedding videography services throughout the year and have seen a huge increase in couples getting married in the later months, particularly during the Christmas season.

Planning for winter weather conditions well in advance will give you the peace of mind you deserve on your wedding day:

For the guests:

• Umbrellas at the ready – organise a surplus of umbrellas for any guests who may not have had the foresight to bring one to the ceremony or celebrations.
• Keep your guests warm – making sure your guests are comfortable and warm at all times will make a huge difference to your day and will make your guests feel extra special.
• Offering a hot drink on arrival – when your guests arrive at your venue, consider offering hot drinks such as tea, coffee, mulled wine, Irish coffees or hot whiskeys.
• If you have an outdoor area at your venue of choice, provide your guests with warm blankets to keep the chill out.

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For the bridal party:

• The bride and the bridesmaids will need to be comfortable throughout the ceremony and the celebrations, so make sure you put some though into winter-ready accessories. Faux fur shoulder capes, boleros and custom designed jackets are all good options to keep the chill out.
• Don’t forget about the groom and grooms party, keep the guys warm by providing smart overcoats and attractive scarves. Most tux rental shops will be able to offer heavier suits or coats for the winter months.
• Bring an ‘emergency’ kit for the ladies. Cold winds and the likelihood of rain will mean you need to put a bit of extra thought into this kit. Include lip balm, hand cream, moisturiser, hairspray, makeup setting spray and anything else your bridal party may need in the event of bad weather.
• Keep your legs warm – Give your legs the love they need during this long day by wearing thick tights under a long wedding dress. If your bridesmaids are also wearing long dresses, provide them with high denier tights to keep those tootsies warm.

Cover all eventualities:

When planning your winter wedding, try to plan for every possibility on the day. Provide guests with clear directions to the venue and ask them to allow extra travel time in case of extreme weather conditions. Keep the extra travel time in mind for the bridal and grooms party too as icy roads or heavy winds can easily add an extra hour to a journey.

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If you have a photographer and videographer booked for outdoor shots, keep in mind that this may not always be possible. Have an alternative indoor venue arranged for group shots, personal photos and videography. The great thing about a winter wedding is that you get to dress up all over again later in the year if you wish to get some shots in the sunshine.

Drangan Video provides wedding videography services 12 months of the year and is available to film weddings right across the country. Please feel free to pop over to our testimonials page where you can see a small sample of our work, should you wish to see further samples, do get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need.

We’ll be covering more winter wedding tips over the coming months so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for updates.

Why we Love September Weddings

Are you and your beloved getting married this month? Hearty congratulations to you both from all at Drangan Video!

In this article we are going to talk about September weddings, why we love them so much and why September is the most popular month of the year to get married in Ireland.

Did you know that over 15% of weddings in Ireland take place in September? This early autumn month has long been a favourite of Irish brides and grooms and with very good reason:

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• For those of you who are hoping for a bit of sunshine on your big day but don’t have a budget for a wedding in June or July, September is the perfect month to get married. Prices for weddings in September are substantially lower than June, July or August.
• From September onwards the natural colours around us change to breath stopping oranges, ambers, golds and reds. This gives you the opportunity to capture the most amazing photographs and video footage for your big day.
• There’s still some heat in the air and a good chance of sunshine in September. Whilst the calendar tells us it’s autumn, September is historically a really pleasant month here in Ireland.
• Autumnal flowers – For those of you who want something a little bit different for your floral décor or bouquets, September offers a beautiful range of colours that are not available at other times of the year. Golds, browns, yellows and bronzes along with brighter more exotic colours are all available throughout September without the additional cost associated with summer blooms. You may also have the advantage of designing your own floral bouquets by using what is available in nature during this wonderful month.
• The daylight hours are starting to shorten, but you can still enjoy the sunshine up until 7:30 pm in the earlier weeks of September. After this time the weather should still be pleasant enough for your guests to sit outside if they wish. This is a wonderful opportunity to decorate your outdoor area with candles, lanterns and atmospheric party lighting.
• September sunsets – Traditionally, the sunsets in September are breathtakingly beautiful and will make for a truly impressive backdrop for any photography or videography.

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Here at Drangan Video we offer our full range of wedding videography and drone services throughout the year. Whether you are based in Kilkenny, Cork or Galway we will be happy to travel to your chosen venue at no extra cost. For those of you who are planning a wedding in September 2019, we would love to hear from you and take the time to talk you through the very best wedding videography package available on the market.

Drangan Video offers wedding videography packages to suit all budgets and we love nothing more than a September wedding! Call Eamon today on (052) 91 52 156 / (087) 284 55 05 or email Eamon@dranganvideo.com for an all-inclusive quote.

Wedding Videography Trends in 2018

Over the past number of years, we have seen some fabulous wedding video trends emerge and it certainly looks like they are here to stay. Have a look at the list below and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, do make sure you get in touch so we can accommodate you in any way we can.

Wedding Videography Trends 2018

Some of the most popular trends in recent years look to stand the test of time.

Wedding Video Guestbook
Instead of asking your guests to sign a traditional guest book that will most likely sit in a drawer gathering dust over the next few decades, why not ask them to participate in a video guestbook.

The team here at Drangan Video will be happy to set up our equipment in a discreet location of your venue and speak with guests who wish to leave you a video message on your happy day.

Wedding Bloopers
A trend that will have you and your loved ones laughing long into the future. In times past, these wonderful snippets would have ended up on the cutting room floor, never to be seen or mentioned again! With Drangan Video however, we can compile and little ‘slip-ups’ or funny moments into a fun, memorable compilation for you to enjoy with your friends, family and loved ones.

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Combining Video and Photography
Still photography shots included in your wedding video can make a truly wonderful impact when integrated by a professional editor like Eamon. Make your wedding video a little bit different whilst never missing a moment of the day.

The First Look
This trend has been quite popular for a number of years now and looks set to become a permanent feature of the wedding video and photograph album.

Before the ceremony, before all the guests see the bride and groom, we take them somewhere special where they get to see each other in all their finery for the very first time. This moment is captured forever on video and is incredibly special for the couple who then go on to the venue to exchange their vows.

Drone Footage
Drangan Video works closely with a fully licensed drone photographer to provide you with aerial footage on your big day. Perhaps you would like an impressive group shot on the grounds of your venue or in a location that holds a special place in your heart? Aerial/drone footage is one of the most exciting additions to the wedding memory box and we love nothing more than a trend that really makes an impact like this.

As you can see from the list above, the list of wedding videography trends just keeps on growing. Last year it was all about the choreographed wedding dance video, which is still hugely popular, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on emerging trends for inspiration and ideas for your big day.

Whether you require traditional wedding videography, documentary style or drone footage, the team here at Drangan Video will be delighted to assist you on your big day. Get in touch with Eamon today to learn more about the video style that is perfect for your wedding.

Important Decisions when planning your Wedding

For those of you who have just gotten engaged and are looking forward to planning your big day, let us first say a very hearty congratulations to you and your loved one. In this blog post we are going to look at the very first (and most important) decisions you need to make to get the ball rolling in the right direction.

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What type of Wedding would you like?

One of the very first things you should discuss as a couple is what type of wedding you would like. Would you like to get married in a registry office, a favourite hotel, on a sandy beach in the sun or through a religious ceremony in your local church or temple? This is probably the most important decision you will make and once you have decided, then everything else is full steam ahead!

Are you going to celebrate your Engagement with a Party?

More and more couples are opting for engagement celebrations these days and we certainly agree that it’s a great way to celebrate your love and get started with the wedding planning process. Whether you opt for a low-key family affair or decide to splash out on a weekend of celebrations, how you celebrate is totally up to you. Some couples opt to share a meal with family and postpone the real celebrations for the big day. Whatever the choice you make, we’re sure you’ll have the very best time.

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Decide on Potential Wedding Dates

Not that you have celebrated your engagement and decided on the type of ceremony you would like to have, it’s time to get down to the business of deciding a date. We would recommend choosing a number of dates that would work for you; this will give you more options when booking venues. Keep in mind that a mid-week wedding will give you far more value for money and will keep the budget down considerably. Once you move into weekend or bank holiday territory you can add thousands to the cost of your day and also increase costs for guests who may want to stay at your venue of choice.

Explore a Number of Venues.

Whether you require one venue or two, it is vitally important that you start exploring your options as soon as you possibly can. Hotel and wedding venues can book up quite fast during the summer months, so if you are planning a summer wedding make sure you get planning as early as possible.

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Choosing the Bridal Party

Time to sit down and decide firstly, how many individuals will make up your bridal party.

• Bridesmaids – how many and who.
• Groomsmen – how many and who.
• Maid of Honour
• Best Man
• Paige Boy
• Flower Girl

Paige boys and flower girls are not a necessity, however if you have some special children in your life that you would like to be part of your big day, then this could be a way to make them feel incredibly special.

More important decisions:

• Put a firm budget in place.
• Plan your guest list.
• Should you find yourself busy with work or other commitments, it may be an idea to hire a wedding planner at this early stage.

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Once the big decisions have been made, you can then proceed with contacting wedding suppliers and vendors to make your special day a day to remember.

Wherever you are in the wedding planning process, the team here at Drangan Video would absolutely love to hear from you. We provide professional wedding videography services right across Ireland and will be happy to travel to your venue of choice to capture your big day.