Category Archives: Wedding Tips

Micro Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Due to Covid  restrictions and the necessity of social distancing micro weddings have become a more popular choice for couples wishing to get married  under the current guidelines. Here at Drangan Video in Kilkenny & Tipperary  we are happy to embrace the new micro wedding trend, check out the following wedding highlights film.

Laura and Brian  Micro Wedding In Kilkenny

Laura and Brian had been planning their big day for mid summer 2020, they had been looking forward to having 200 guests, needless to say it was very disappointing having to postpone until  December with only a fraction of their original guest list celebrating with them on the new date.  They were able to hold on to most of their suppliers thankfully I was still on the list for December.

Micro Wedding Video In Kilkenny

The new guest list included family and a few close friends the hotel was dropped in favor  of a home reception hosted  Laura’s parents in the family home. Video coverage began with coverage of the morning preps in the house, followed by a lovely ceremony in Folkstown Church on the Waterford road it is one of my favorite wedding ceremony venues in Kilkenny.

Wedding Photos In St. Kieran’s College

After a dry morning  the weather in the afternoon was not favorable for an outdoor photo shoot, laura & Brian got permission to have photos done in St. Kierans Collegue.  It is the oldest Catholic secondary school in Ireland, the building and grounds are the perfect location for wedding photo shoots, Shane O’ Neill from Aspect Photography captured amazing images in his usual easygoing no fuss style.

What Is A  Micro Wedding ?

Micro weddings are sometimes confused with elopements, an elopement is usually just the couple their witnesses and a celebrant.  Micro weddings are usually limited to 25 guests including the  Bride & Groom. The smaller number of guests creates  a more personal experience  for the entire day and provides more freedom to chat with guests. Micro weddings are so appealing they will certainly  be a popular choice for the foreseeable future.

Happy Kilkenny Couple Laura & Brian
A recent review from a Micro Wedding In Carlow

Couples really should consider a micro wedding, I think some people can get caught up in the party sometimes which is so not the most important part. Myself and Dónal just wanted to married and I’m sure we will have a party when everything is completely safe to do so. If someone would of told me I’d be getting married with 10 people there and having a reception in my family home with just our parents and that our wedding photos would be at our house, or that I would be doing my own hair and makeup and dancing our first dance in our sitting room with my doggies running around I would have laughed.  Instead I absolutely loved all of the above so much that I even completely forgot my bouquet ha ha.. typical me!! Eamon you  are honestly such a gentleman, can’t  wait to see the outcome of the video.
Thanks again Eamon

Wedding Videography Trends In Kilkenny and Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video we are always keeping an eye on the latest wedding videography trends, we have been  covering weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary and up and down the country for almost 25 years, personally I have learned so much about wedding video production and still learning as we go forward to 2021 and beyond.

Wedding Trends In Kilkenny 2021/2022

Wedding Videography Trends In Kilkenny & Tipperary 2021/2022

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out to read this blog post chances are that you’re  recently engaged or in the process of wedding planning, congratulations from Drangan Video.

Maybe your going through the  process of meeting with numerous videographers trying to come up with a vision of what your wedding film should look like, you don’t  want a tacky wedding film comprising of boring posed set up captions. To help you avoid disappointment  we have come up with a list of what we think will be the most popular wedding videography trends for 2021/2022

Same Day Video Edit
Drangan Video has been providing same day editing for more than 10years, its by no means a new trend but it’s a standard wedding video add on. The same day editing is where  the videographer gathers footage from the morning preps, the ceremony, the photo shoot and guest messages, then while the guests are having dinner your videographer will retire to a quit area to compile and produce a short highlights video which will be ready for viewing just before the first dance, Drangan Video also offer the option of sharing the the short  video on social media Facebook/Instagram.  Same-day editing  requires at least two videographers which will add an extra cost to your wedding video budget, same day video footage always goes down well with the guests always guarantees a few cheers and maybe a tear or two.

Drone Wedding Videos In Kilkenny

Drone Wedding Videos In  Kilkenny & Tipperary

Drones are capable of grabbing a certain visual that’s not possible to get on the ground, its not all about those dramatic aerial shots of your ceremony location, its about those candid moments that capture the fun and excitement of the day. Just imagine all your guests already standing as the bride and her bridesmaids nervously line up around for a group photo

Take Advantage of Your Venue
Drangan Video is including  drone footage with all packages at no extra cost. Drones will capture dynamic  videos that display the scope and scenic view of your wedding venue, aerial videos  offer a unique perspective of your beautiful wedding location.  Are you having your ceremony on a cliff edge, mountainside, beach  or some other stunning location Imagine looking back over your wedding film with your kids  and having a sweeping aerial video caption  of your venue as an opener to your wedding film all those years ago. The latest drones are so quick to launch we are able to get creative  wedding shots within minutes. Drones are very durable, but they are battery driven with electronic components  so that means  flying in rain or strong  winds is not an option.  Our drone will  never distract or interfere with the flow of the wedding we always avoid  close-ups,  its a very unsafe practice and is very  intrusive and distracting.

Wedding Video Trends In Tipperary

Drangan Video Wedding Invitations

Here in Kilkenny and Tipperary  video invitations have stood the test of time usually in the form of short wedding video teaser, the wedding invitation is the first clue as  of the type of wedding you are planning  to have. The colors, the style, the images in it help you start to tell the story of your wedding.

Personalized wedding video invitations
Give us your old photos we will make a video that’s personal, informative, and uniquely your own. The great thing about video invitations is that the choices are endless it can be a  love story showing the couple as children who grew up and fell in love.

Seasonal wedding invitation videos
Whether you are getting married in summer or winter you will have plenty of visual inspiration. Spring weddings will be bright colorful with all those  spring flowers.  A summer wedding will give off a warm vibe with sandy beaches. Fall brings in rich colours  reds & golds,  and a winter wedding can focus cool blues and dark reds.
The choices are endless.

Thanks again for taking time out to read our latest wedding blog article, if you are in the process of trying to choose a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range affordable high quality wedding video packages for 2021/2022. We are happy to cover weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Limerick and any other County.

Aisling & Liam’s Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Aisling O’ Dwyer and Liam Heffernan celebrated their wedding ceremony with family and close friends in Knockmoylan Church Kilkenny , followed by and intimate wedding reception in Hotel Kilkenny.

Here at Drangan Video we have been  very busy since restrictions were eased allowing  25 guests  to attend weddings, Aisling & Liam had their wedding video booked well in advance they had planned on having 180 guests but like so many other couples they had to cut their list to just a fraction of that.

The day began with a visit to Aisling’s parents house to cover the the bridal preps, followed by a lovely ceremony in Knockmoylan Kilkenny. Aisling and Liam really embraced the new wedding normal they had so much spare time for chatting to their guests, they described their day as been much more meaningful than a big wedding celebration.

Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Looking  Ahead To  Kilkenny / Tipperary Weddings In  2021

The past few months have been a worrying time for those planning on getting married in 2021 the present health situation presents couples  with new challenges, we have picked up a few tips from recent weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and other locations.

The usual hugging and kissing is not taking place, guests are doing a friendly wave or an elbow to elbow greeting.  Setting  up a personal  wedding website for your big day is a great way of providing information and advice for your guests.

Photo At Kells Mill Kilkenny

Hair and Makeup Artists:
Theses are two  very important suppliers that we work with, they are so careful about attention to detail in making sure that sponges and brushes etc. are fully sterilized. Hair and makeup artists work in very close proximity to the bridal party its vital that they wear masks.

The Wedding Ceremony:
The handshake or sign of peace is not advised under current restrictions, also every second pew in a church is blocked off with yellow tape  to prevent close contact, for a civil or humanist ceremony the same rules apply.
If you are planning a humanist or civil ceremony you might have a chance of having it outside in the fresh air which would be safer than an indoor ceremony.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Here at Drangan Video we have seen at first hand the changes around church weddings in Tipperary & Kilkenny some have no communion at the the mass, others have communion where the guests remain seated and the celebrant comes down to each phew.
The traditional greeting line is dropped, guests are happy to give the couple a friendly wave from a safe distance, I had a wedding in Tipperary last week with the couple getting straight into the car after walking down the aisle.

The Wedding Venue:
Wedding venues like Hotel Kilkenny are really pulling out all the stops with safety action plans in place to keep everyone safe, the hotels that we have been working in  over the past few months are doing an incredible job, with temperature checks  on arrival, foot pedal hand sanitizers and social distance notices on floors. Hotels are allowing  plenty of space for guests to stay spread out at the drinks reception,  they are also  serving food in  individual portions at the drinks reception, speeches are now taking place before the meal which  works well for the videography.

Aisling and Liam In Hotel Kilkenny

If you are are planning your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Limerick or any other locations, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video, check out range of affordable wedding videoghraphy packages from as little as €800.
Wishing all our past and future couples a very happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Having A Small Wedding In Ireland

Here at Drangan Video we have adapted very well to recording  smaller weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and many other counties, smaller weddings are the new normal at least for the moment.

With Government guidelines limiting the numbers to 25 people it might be worth considering the following  small wedding ideas which means you won’t lose out on having a day to remember.
From ways to make a large venue seem more intimate, to having a family style dinner with creative seating, your day can be just as enjoyable.

Wedding Video Kilkenny

Having A Small Wedding In Ireland 2020/2021

The big white wedding is not for everyone  or is it possible to have one at the moment, due to restrictions on numbers  smaller weddings are growing in popularity as couples choose to  just have their closest family and friends or loved ones. With a more intimate guest list, you can create a personal and unforgettable wedding day experience.

Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny a small wedding with less than 15 guests is sometimes referred to as a micro wedding and  having 40 guests is described as having a small wedding, it’s really up to each couple what they consider to being a small or large wedding. If you’re trying to get get your head around the idea of having a small wedding, just consider the following reasons for going small.

The  cost of your wedding will be much less expensive:
You will have more time with  individual family members:
You can splash out more cash on your biggest priorities:
A smaller wedding will be a much more intimate celebration:
Its important to remember that by going with a small guest list doesn’t mean that everything else has  to be small, why not splash out big on the dress, invites, venue and dinner.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary

 Tips for a Planning a Small Wedding

Make sure that your not sharing your venue with another wedding:
From my experience as a wedding videographer I get  feedback from lots of couples stating that they don’t want to share their wedding venue with another couple. Make it clear that you want exclusive use regardless of wedding size, having to share your wedding reception  is a definite thumbs down

We’ve got some great wedding venues in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford,Cork and throughout Ireland that specialize in hosting micro weddings. These venues take pride in holding very small weddings so they’ll know exactly how to make the most of your 25 guest wedding

 Only Invite Your Personal  Friends and Family
You will need to be pretty rootless  with the guest list, that 25 guest limit includes the couple, the celebrant, Videographer/Photographer so now you’re looking at a maximum of 20 guests. Every person that you invite to a small wedding should be someone that you are genuinely close to and is very much part of your life every day.

Do You Need A Wedding Planner for a small Wedding
Many venues offer a wedding coordinator service as part of the wedding package, with a smaller number of guests you will have less people to call upon to do certain jobs. Availing of the planner means the day will flow easier and you won’t have to worry about your wedding reception time table.

Sharing Your Wedding on Social Media Yes or No
Unplugging your wedding entails asking your guests  to put away their phone cameras  and focus on living in the moment. Privacy seems  a bigger consideration for couples who are having a small wedding. As a wedding videographer I’ve often been asked not to share any video clips from the wedding on Facebook, Instagram or other social media sites, so don’t  be afraid to ask guests or videographer to refrain from sharing on social media.

Maxamize Your Wedding Day Memories

If you really want to get married now, my advice is go for it you may need to completely  change your original wedding plan  forget the large formal wedding by choosing a civil ceremony in a private room at your favorite wedding venue.  Whatever your wedding ends up looking like, embrace it forget about  your original plan, take advantage of what you’ve got right now. So focus on all the good things, your family, close friends your good health  and spend your budget on maxamizing your  wedding day memories. Whatever the size of your guest list, your small wedding ideas are a brilliant place to start in creating a memorable and unforgettable wedding  day.

If you are in the process of wedding planning a small wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Limerick or Waterford please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of very affordable wedding videography packages for 2021/2022.

Reasons for having a wedding videographer

Hi all, thanks for dropping by and taking time out to read this weeks Drangan Video blog post. As you can see from the heading  today’s post is all about wedding videography,  with the current restrictions on guests  allowed to attend weddings, it makes great sense to consider hiring a wedding videographer

Here at Drangan Video we fully  understand that  wedding planning has taken a back seat  due to the uncertainty about social gatherings however this post can get you thinking about your big day and whether wedding videography is something you and your partner might consider!

Wedding speech captured by Kilkenny wedding videographer

Your Photographer will  capture still images which are  moments frozen in time, but video allows you to enjoy every part of your wedding day presented as a feature film.
As a busy wedding videographer  attending numerous  weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Dublin  I  can safely tell you that your wedding day will go by in a flash. Just think about the huge build up  to the day, all the hours of planning and dreaming abut the biggest day in your life,  don’t miss out on having it captured on video you can relive it time and time again when viewing  your wedding film.

Audio Memories

A wedding videographer we will capture the full day  allowing you to relive your wedding vows again, share them with future children  or family who couldn’t be present on your wedding day. A videographer will also capture  your reception  recording the speeches and all the kind words  and comments that you’ll listen to and cherish for the rest of your lfe

Video captures the emotional moments

Our job as wedding videographers is  to document the full day with a view to capturing those special  emotional moments between family, friends and guests.  We often get feedback  from  couple’s saying how surprised they were to see certain parts of the day on video, saying they didn’t realize we had been there at that particular time.  There is so much happening on a wedding day it would be easy to miss something, especially when you are the star of the show, its normal  get caught up in the day and maybe missing out on special moments, your  videographer will be there to film not only you but your guests and all the emotional and fun moments.

Wedding videographer Tipperary and Kilkenny

Wedding videography  is sometimes described  as an unnecessary extra  added cost to an already tight wedding budget, obviously as a wedding videographer I don’t  agree.  Yes for sure weddings are very expensive and you could find yourself running over your budget.
If you are in the early stages of wedding planning for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or Cork  I would recommend  to seriously considering   budgeting for  videography services. There are certainly other important costs  to prioritize, but if you can find the room in your budget, definitely consider having your wedding day captured by a professional wedding videographer.