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Coastal Wedding Locations in Ireland

On this wonderful island of ours we are truly blessed with some of the most magnificent coastal locations on the planet. It’s no wonder our brides and grooms regularly head to the coast to celebrate their big day! In this blog post we are going to cover some of our personal favourite coastal locations for wedding videography.

Wedding videographer Ardmore Waterford
Ardmore, Co. Waterford

Situated in the sunny southeast, Ardmore, Co. Waterford is one of our favourite places to shoot wedding videos. Ardmore is steeped in history and the cliffs, harbour and local beaches make it the perfect destination for any wedding. For those of you who love the sea air, the breeze in your hair and views that are absolutely breathtaking, we can wholly recommend Ardmore for a day to remember.

West Cork

West Cork is without doubt one of the most scenic locations in the country and we absolutely love it when we are asked to provide our wedding videography services for couples celebrating their big day in the area. From the sandy beaches at Barley Cove to the rugged cliffs of Mizen Head, West Cork offers a wealth of coastal locations for you to choose from.


Galway County has a something to offer everyone, regardless of taste or budget. This wonderful country boasts a magnificent coastline and has long been a favourite for brides and grooms up and down the country. Imagine video footage of your wedding with the Aran Islands in the distance, or high up on the sky road in Clifden with panoramic views of the bay.

Coastal wedding locations Ireland

If you are lucky enough to be celebrating your nuptials in the windswept county of Donegal, you and your guests are in for a real treat. This county is littered with hidden bays and beaches, which are just perfect for photographers and videographers. Just last year, we were asked to video a wedding party at Ballymastocker Bay, wow! This place truly is heaven on earth. If you are flying into Donegal airport, be sure to take in the scenery, you’re in for a fantastic scenic approach. In 2017, Donegal Airport was voted the second most scenic landing on earth – a real treat for your guests as they travel to Donegal for your big day.

Co. Clare

No rundown of scenic coastal locations would be complete without mentioning the wonderful county of Clare. County Clare offers some of the best-kept beaches in Ireland and is home to some of the most popular wedding venues. If you and your loved one are getting married in County Clare, be sure to check out some of the locations below for breathtaking photography and videography opportunities:

• Lahinch
• Kilkee
• Fanore Beach
• White Strand Beach
• Doughmore Bay

Aran islands as a wedding location

Wherever you may be planning your wedding, the team here at Drangan Video would love to be a part of your big day. We can offer state of the art wedding videography, as well as our new drone videography service. Get in touch with Eamon today and feel free to ask for recommendations on scenic locations across the country.

2018 Wedding Trends

Whether you are tying the knot with your long term childhood  sweetheart, or you’ve  quite literally   bumped into each other walking down the street in Kilkenny or Tipperary  there is no doubt that your love story is  unique.  This is why  your  2018 wedding should have  its own set of unique trends that will make your wedding day stand out from the status quo

Wedding Trends In Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video we like to keep up to date with the wedding trends that are happening up and down the country. In 2018 we are in for some real treats with trends revolving around food, your guests and fantastic metallic colours.

Drangan Video has been providing wedding videography services for brides and grooms throughout Ireland for over a decade and we like to take notice of what makes every day special. With this in mind we are going to cover some trends that look set to take 2018 by storm and most likely 2019 as the trends grow and become tailored to each wedding experience.

It’s all about the guests (after the bride of course)!

2018 see’s couples concentrating on the experience their guests will have at their celebrations. The last year has seen a real emphasis on guest experience and entertainment and this is going to reach new heights in 2018. Consider singing waiters, dancers while you eat, magicians and photo booths, all provided for the entertainment of the guests. We have heard some couples talk about 1 act plays, talent shows for the kids and even movie screenings for the day after the big day. Put your thinking cap on and you’ll be surprised what trends you can add to this ever-growing list.

A Food Experience like no other

Now that everyone has access to TV programmes such as Master Chef and MKR, we tend to consider ourselves a bit more educated when it comes to gastronomy, and with this, expectations do go up! Brides and grooms up and down the country are counting on top class caterers and hotel venues to really deliver on the goods, no more meat and three veg – not that there is anything wrong with that (we are quite partial to turkey and ham). Other couples are bringing in more unusual food options for their guests, such as noodle vans and taco trucks. If you’re a food lover and you want to celebrate that with your guests, have a search for some of the most wonderful food trucks available in Ireland to make your day even more special.

Industrial Wedding Venues

In 2018 there seems to be more of an emphasis on venues that are not traditionally in use for weddings. Consider an unused (but safe) factory, a converted barn, an old schoolhouse…. The possibilities are endless! Ireland has a wealth of unusual venues to offer that you may not have considered suitable for your ceremony or reception. Have a think about you can do with the right décor and the right location.

Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Over the next few months we will be exploring other wedding trends as we encounter them on our travels around the country. If you have stumbled upon something unusual that you think is set to fast become a trend this year, we would love to hear from you.

Drangan Video offers wedding videography services right across Ireland, so whether you are based in Kilkenny, Tipperary or Sligo, we would absolutely love to hear from you. We offer packages to suit all budgets and will be happy to speak with you about your dreams for the big day.

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Wedding Trends for 2018

With 2017 now firmly behind us and a whole new year of exciting wedding videography ahead of us, the team here at Drangan Video have been taking a look at the wedding trends that are set to make a huge impact here in Ireland. In this blog post we are going to take a look at what’s hot in 2018 and hopefully give you some inspiration for your very own big day.

Wedding Trends Ireland 2018

Remember, if you’re looking for a wedding video with a difference, Drangan Video will be only delighted to travel to your chosen destination, whether you’re getting married in Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny or Tipperary. Give us a call at any time and ask for Eamon, who will always be happy to help in any way he can.

• Bringing the outside in
2018 is all about celebrating nature and bringing the outside in on your big day. Experts are saying that this trend is great for those who have an active lifestyle and want to share their love of the outdoors with their guests. This trend will mean hiring potted plants or growing your own on the lead up to the big day, and will be sure to bring something special to the occasion.

• Pastels are out!
Over the past number of years we have seen brides revert to pastel colours for their bridal bouquets, however all that is set to change in 2018. Think plums, deep reds and burgundy’s, these darker more moody colours will make a big visual impact.

• Dance floors with a difference
Couples are opting for dance floors that make a statement at their venue of choice, think marble, think illuminated, think disco!

• Surprise your guests with edible stationery
Yes you heard us right, edible stationery is now a thing. This trend surfaced in the US over the past few years and has now made its way to Irish shores.

• Dessert Tables
Rather than serving the dessert to your guests in the traditional manner, consider setting up a dessert table with all of the unique sweet treats that are now on offer. Doughnuts, freak shakes, macaroons, ice-creams and puddings will have your guests feeling like royalty.

• Copper
Copper is the go to colour of 2018 and you can be assured that this trend will be making its way to Ireland over the coming months. Accessorising your centrepieces or table settings with copper elements will give an impression that is hard to beat.

• Pearls
Did they ever really go out of fashion?? Pearls are set to make a huge comeback on the 2018 bridal scene and we can understand why. There’s nothing quite as elegant as freshwater pearls, however there are cheaper alternatives that look just as good. Use them in your bouquet, jewellery, headpiece or on your table décor for that touch of elegance.

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Over the next few months we will be looking at other trends that emerge as the year rolls on and we would love to hear from you if you have discovered a new wedding trend.

Get in touch with the team here at Drangan Video for all your wedding videography needs. We are available to travel anywhere in the country and are always on hand to assist in any we possibly can.

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Celebrating your 2017 Christmas Wedding

This blog post is all about you fabulous couples who are tying the knot this festive season. Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic surge in winter weddings, particularly from the 15th – 31st of December and we can fully understand the appeal for this long-lasting trend. What better time of the year could you imagine to celebrate your love, all of your friends and family are most likely on annual leave from their holidays, the seasonal Christmas decorations adorn every venue and who doesn’t love bopping to Christmas tunes on the dance floor after a luscious meal of turkey and ham??

In this article we are going to give some quick tips for those of you who are getting married over the next few weeks. We hope you have a wonderful day and maybe even get some snow to top it all off!

Christmas wedding video in Tipperary

Just last Christmas we provided wedding videography for a wedding in Tipperary, and I have to say it was a wonderfully festive occasion. However, there were some obstacles that had to be overcome due to inclement weather – and you have never met a bride who was more prepared. Today I am going to share the tips she passed on to me on that cold December day.

1. Invest in some winter woollies – no one will ever know!
When you’re standing around for the best part of 3 hours, between the ceremony and the photography location, you’ll want to invest in some warm undergarments for yourself and the bridal party.

2. Serve hot drinks to your guests.
Upon arrival at your chosen venue, offer your guests a warming drink such as tea, coffee, mulled wine or hot whiskeys. Paying attention to your guests in this manner will ensure they are comfortable, relaxed and warm. It’s the little touches that will make your guests feel taken care of.

3. Umbrellas, umbrellas and more umbrellas
Let’s be honest, this tip should be adhered to no matter what the month is when it comes to Irish weather! Invest in some good golf umbrellas to hand out to your guests or ask them to bring one with them. Even if the forecast is dry for that day, you can never be too prepared when it comes to Irish weather.

4. Bring a second pair of shoes.
If you and your bridal party are going to be outdoors for any length of time, whether that be for photographs or a video shoot, it may be an idea to bring a second pair of shoes so your bridal pair aren’t subjected to the mud or water logged grounds that can often be a big part of Decembers weather.

5. Give yourself some extra time
When planning your trip to the ceremony venue, give yourself some extra time to get there. Fashionably late is all very well but if you’re travelling on icy roads, you may be later than you hoped for. Time delays due to inclement weather should also be taken into consideration when travelling from the ceremony venue to the reception. For those of you who are having the ceremony and the reception in the same venue, you won’t have to worry about this so much and that is truly great forward planning on your behalf, we salute you!

Tips on planning a Christmas wedding

For all out brides and grooms getting married this December, let us take this opportunity to wish you the most magical day and a future filled with happiness.

Drangan Video provides wedding video services across all counties in Ireland and will be delighted to travel to your venue of choice at any time of the year. Get in touch with Eamon today for a no-obligation  wedding video quotation and top class customer service.

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How big, how much? Our Guide to what you’ll need on the Big Day

The time has come for you to start ordering services, flowers, food and drink for the big day, and we can fully empathise with the panic that sometimes goes hand in hand with this process. With this in mind we have put together a quick guide that we hope you’ll find helpful.

Ordering the Cake

Under normal circumstances, ordering a cake should be as straight forward as ordering a coffee. However, when it comes to wedding planning, you really have to be thinking on your feet. When the time comes to speak to your local baker or wedding specialist, you’ll most likely already have a budget set aside for your wedding cake, but have you considered the size or the numbers?

Planning advice and tips for your wedding in Kilkenny

When ordering your wedding cake, the following calculations should be taken into consideration:

With the following tier sizes you should easily be able to calculate how many guests can indulge in your gorgeous wedding cake:

Square Tiers

12”x18” – This whopping tier size will ensure up to 55 of your wedding guests will get a slice of cake.
11”x15” – You should comfortably feed 35 guests with a generous slice of cake.
9”x13” – Perfect for a smaller wedding or to stack on top of a large tier for those of you who are celebrating with a large group of friends or family, this tier will feed 20-25 people.
7”x11” – Generally this size will be used with larger tiers and perhaps another smaller tier on top. Used alone, this size will comfortably allow 15 of your guests to indulge in a tasty treat.

Round Tiers

10” – A 10” round cake will serve up to 25 guests.
8” – This smaller size will serve up to 10 people.
6” – A tidy 6” tier will comfortably allow 6 of your wedding guests to indulge in a piece of your celebratory cake.

For those of you who are celebrating with larger numbers, simply start out with the larger tier sizes and stack a smaller tier or two on top to reach the number of servings you require.

Calculating drinks for the toast or wine for the table

We often talk to brides and grooms who have miscalculated the amount of alcoholic beverages required for the evening of their wedding. In most cases, guests will buy their own drinks for the night, however it is customary to provide wine at the table during the meal or treat your guests to a drink for the toasts and speeches. How to calculate what to order can be a bit of a minefield, so we hope that this helps with your planning!

Video packages for your wedding in Kilkenny
Wine for the table.

A general rule of thumb to consider is 2 glasses per person, per table. This will equate to half a bottle per person. Then you have to figure out which is more popular, red or white?

Autumn, winter and early spring weddings:
This is the time of year when guests are more likely to drink red wine. When the weather is cold and the evenings are dark, a glass of red wine is more likely to be chosen than a glass of white or sparkling wine.

Late spring and summer weddings:
As you would expect, with warmer weather and long bright evenings, we are more likely to opt for a more refreshing drink. In this case, you should assume that the majority of guests will opt for a white wine, a spritzer or a sparkling wine if it is on offer.

Affordable wedding video packages for your wedding in Kilkenny

As always, the team here at Drangan Video would be delighted to hear from you if you are currently planning your wedding. We offer a host of wedding video packages and are available to travel throughout the country, so whether you are getting married in Tipperary or Kilkenny, Cork or Dublin, we would love to hear from you.

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