Category Archives: Wedding Video

Traveling to Ireland to get Married

This blog post is specifically written for those who may be considering visiting Ireland to get married. Year on year we are seeing couples from all over the world who have chosen Ireland as their ideal wedding destination. This upsurge in destination weddings is most welcome across the country and you can be assured that you will receive a warm Irish welcome wherever you go.
Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary our wedding video season is in full swing, we are looking forward to shooting weddings in Thurles, Cashel and Clonmel next weekend, over the coming  weeks we are looking forward to  filming weddings in many other beautiful romantic wedding locations in Ireland.

Wedding videography locations in Tipperary, ireland

We’re not blowing our own trumpet here, but Ireland is one of THE most romantic destinations you can possibly imagine. Castles, loughs, folklore and scenery all combine to make Ireland the perfect choice for the most important day of your life.

Let’s take a look at some of the steps you will need to take to plan your Irish wedding.

Some of the legalities:
To marry in Ireland you must be at least 18 old.
Should you wish to marry in a church, this must be your first wedding.
Three months notice is required to be given to a registrar in person so you will have to make two trips.
A €200 fee will be required to obtain your marriage registration form from the registrar.
You will require passports and birth certificates.
For civil ceremonies / non-religious ceremonies for those who may be remarrying, you will require official documentation that supports your entitlement to remarry (divorce papers, dissolution papers or death certificates).

Tipperary Bride preparing for her big day

Getting married in a Church:
For those of you who wish to have a Catholic ceremony, you will need to ensure the following:

That you and your intended spouse are confirmed Catholics (exceptions may be granted, however this will need to be discussed with your chosen priest).

As well as the points listed in the previous section you will also need to provide a baptismal cert, confirmation cert and a letter of freedom from your current parish.

As with all Catholic marriages you will be required to undertake a marriage preparation course. Your chosen priest or a registrar will be happy to provide recommendations.

Planning the Wedding:
Once you have all the legalities in place, it’s truly time to start planning your dream Irish wedding.

Ireland has a wealth of wedding venues for you to choose from, whether you’re looking forward to a fairy tale castle or a lakeside retreat, you will find that your options are many.

Because you will be doing a lot of your planning from outside the country, we would highly recommend hiring the services of a professional wedding planner. A strong wedding planner will be able to organise everything from the entertainment and décor right through to transportation, beauty treatments and wedding videographer hire.

Wedding locations in Tipperary

Getting in touch with us
Over the last decade we have worked with many couples who have chosen Ireland as their dream wedding destination and we are always happy to provide advice, recommendations and assistance whenever we can.

Drangan Video provides professional wedding videography services right across the island of Ireland and are available throughout the year. Whether you are planning a summer wedding in Tipperary or a winter wonderland wedding in the Kingdom of Kerry, you can be assured that Drangan Video will be with you every step of the way.

Get in touch with Eamon today for a free no-obligation Videography quotation and some expert advice on planning your wedding in Ireland.

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.

Silver Wedding Video Package In Hugginstown

In this blog post we are featuring the wedding of Deirdre and Andrew who tied the knot in the Church of the Holy Trinity Hugginstown Kilkenny  a big thank you to them for choosing Drangan Video for videography and allowing  their wedding video to be shared on line.

Here at Drangan Video we offer a wide range of videography packages one to suit every budget, Deirdre and Andrew availed of our Silver wedding video  package which provides coverage of morning bridal preps up to and including the drinks reception at the wedding venue.
I really enjoyed shooting this wedding   the bridal preps were the highlight of the video shoot  a wonderful cast featuring  Deirdre in the lead roll as the happy bubbly bride and her two little support stars  Ellie-May and Saoirse  running around and keeping an eye out for the arrival of the bridal car, we  captured loads of natural dialogue in the house providing a nice sound mix for the final cut

Bridal Suite In Langton House Hotel Kilkenny

Hugginstown  village is located between Kilkenny and Waterford in south  Kilkenny,  Hugginstown is associated with Carrickshock GAA club, who play their hurling  games in the village.
The wedding ceremony was conducted by Fr. Jim Murphy in the  Church of the Holy Trinity Hugginstown, it was a nice relaxed ceremony, James Rice and Deirdre Gannon O’ Shea provided a beautiful selection of music and vocals.

Wedding Video In Hugginstown Kilkenny

Video coverage of Deirdre & Andrew’s big day  concluded with the arrival of the the couple for the drinks reception in the ever popular Langton House Hotel which is one of the top wedding venues in Kilkenny.
The Set Theatre at Langtons was  created by a London  designer, it is a lovely drinks reception venue, the Set  is also popular for private civil ceremonies or a full wedding reception or evening reception. Adding to the splender of the Set  is the private courtyard where guests can relax and chill out over a coffee or a few drinks.

Wedding Couple In The set Theatre Kilkenny

If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny and looking for a wedding videographer with flair, please do get in contact with Eamon here at any time. Our dedication to providing you with a service that is professional and our top class customer service, make us the number one choice for wedding videos in Kilkenny and the surrounding counties.

More Kilkenny wedding news soon.

Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the Future

Last weekend I  had the pleasure of filming two delightful weddings in Kilkenny,  bumping into so many married couples that had hired Drangan Video  to record their special day  has provided food for thought regarding the content for this wedding news blog. One couple were celebrating their 10th wedding Anniversary other couples were looking forward to celebrating 5 years of married bliss,  in this article we are taking a closer look at wedding anniversary gifts.

Happy Kilkenny Couple celebrating their  first wedding anniversary

Now that you have tied the knot and are looking forward to a wonderful future together, it’s important that you take time to remember your big day year after year. In this article we are going to talk about the traditional gifts that are associated with each anniversary up to the 30-year mark. We’ll explore the gifts associated with later anniversaries in a later article.

1st Anniversary – Paper
Celebrate your first anniversary with a gift made of paper. Whether you choose a favourite first edition book, a diary, a photo album or tickets to a special event, paper should be the centerpiece of your gift.

Happily married Kilkenny couple

2nd Anniversary – Cotton
The gift most associated with a second wedding anniversary is cotton. Choose from candles that smell of cotton or bathrobes to snuggle up in.

3rd Anniversary – Leather
Leather is traditionally associated with gifts for your third wedding anniversary, the beauty of a leather gift is that it will last for years if good quality. Opt for a smart wallet/purse, a handbag or satchel or a leather bound book or diary.

4th Anniversary – Fruit and Flowers
This one is pretty self explanatory, treat your loved one to a hamper of fruit and flowers, perhaps organise a picnic or prepare something fruity for dessert that evening.

5th Anniversary – Wood
Your wooden anniversary can be celebrated by gifting a jewellery box, a handcrafted sign or trinket box or a framed picture of your big day or another special occasion you have celebrated over the past 5 years.

6th Anniversary – Sugar
Something sweet for someone sweet, gifts don’t get easier that this! Treat your loved one to candy canes and chocolate on this special day.

7th Anniversary – Copper & Wool
Copper jewellery, comfy woolen scarves or a combination of both can make this anniversary a day to remember. Ireland has a wealth of handcrafted items on offer in both copper and wool so you can be sure you’ll find something wonderful to gift to your loved one.

8th Anniversary – Bronze
Bronze represents strength and unity due to being a product of copper and tin. This special anniversary allows you to explore the many bronze Irish crafts available in most cities, towns and villages across Ireland.

9th Anniversary – Pottery or Willow
Pottery and Willow are said to be representative of a 9th wedding anniversary because they can both be used to create strong, lasting products. Both are flexible but with creativity and determination can transform into strong treasured items.

10th Anniversary – Tin
Tin can be used to store perishables and delicacies, keeping them safe and preserved for future nourishment. Tin represents strength and protection so it’s absolutely perfect for celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary.

Wedding videography in Kilkenny Drangan Video

15th Anniversary – Crystal
If you’re determined to stick to traditional anniversary gifts, this is where the price may become a bit higher than you have been used to over the past 14 years. Luckily the price of crystal has come down in recent years and good quality crystal can be purchased for a reasonable price.

20th Anniversary – China
China has always been the gift of choice for those celebrating their 20th anniversary, however more modern gifts have been associated with platinum, we’ll let you choose!!

25th Anniversary – Silver
Silver never goes out of fashion, it’s pretty much timeless and can be used for everything from jewellery to electronics. We can’t think of a better gift for your 25th anniversary.

30th Anniversary – Pearls
Pearls are said to be a symbol of beauty hidden within, however they also represent strength and unity and are the perfect representation of your 30-year marriage.

Drop back shortly to read our follow up article on the gifts associated with wedding anniversaries from 30 to 50 years.

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 Kilkenny or Tipperary  and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.

Local Wedding Video In Drangan Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary we just love local weddings, every year we  are fortunate to provide videography for so many weddings  in Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties ,  thanks to all the happy couples past and future  that have said yes to us as their preferred choice of  wedding videographer.
In this week’s  blog news  we are  delighted to be featuring a very local wedding that of Catherine Maher and Tom Kennedy,  the Maher family are our  closest  neighbours, just a 3 min drive from our studio in Drangan  it was my shortest journey ever to a bridal preps  location.

Catherine is the youngest and the only girl in  a family of four, the photo that she is holding is that of her late Mum and Dad,  it was a morning of mixed emotions for this beautiful  young Bride  to be. Catherine’s older brothers have always looked out for her, they pulled out all the stops for her big day on Saturday May 6th 2017 leaving no stone unturned in making it the happiest day of  her life.
The Maher family were so friendly and welcoming,  cups of tea, snacks and cakes were a slight distraction for the videographer. When the Bride was dressed and ready she stopped off at the old family farm house for photos with her brothers, Catherine has happy memories of the old homestead and her parents.

Drangan Village/ Drangan Video

When  we set up our videography business  one  of the first tasks was choosing a company name  for  our new  business venture, we decided to call it after our local village, we are proud to be keeping our small village on the map with our company  brand name.
The church of the Immaculate Conception is situated smack bang in the middle of  Drangan, the Archway Bar is only a two minute walk from the church  so no prize given for figuring out where to find Tom and the boys, it was another nice opportunity to grab nice pre -ceremony footage for the wedding film

Drangan Video Productions Tipperary

The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Tony Lambe, it was a nice ceremony Fr. Tony’s light hearted approach helped to keep the  slightly nervous bride and groom calm a relaxed throughout, Andrea Ruth Houlihan provided the church music and singing, her amazing voice filled every corner of the crowed church. Tom is a proud follower of Tipperary Hurling he hails from Carrick On Suir and plays  hurling with his local GAA club,  Catherine and Tom now mr. and mrs. Kennedy were greeted by an  archway of clattering hurls formed by Tom’s team mates ,  its always a moment worth capturing on video.

Edmund Rice Heritage Centre Callan Kilkenny

We stopped off the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre , Wescourt Callan, for the photo shoot with the bridal party.
Blessed Edmund Rice was the founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers.
The thatched house at “Westcourt”, Callan, Co. Kilkenny in which Edmund was born  is almost 300 years old. The perfectly preserved house consists of six rooms a kitchen, parlour, breakfast room and three bedrooms. The grounds surrounding  the house are  lovely  for wedding video and photo shoots, we got some great video shots with Catherine and Tom, just natural relaxed footage of a couple very much  in love and enjoying their first hours as husband and wife.

Wedding Videographer In Kilkenny and Tipperary
Hotel Kilkenny Wedding Venue

Hotel Kilkenny is one of my favourite wedding venues in Kilkenny, Catherine and Tom enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the upper level  Skyline Suite.

Catherine and Tom were the ideal couple to work with, both so relaxed  and easygoing  they are delighted with their wedding video and the short edit highlights film.

Wedding Video In Drangan Co. Tipperary

If you are  in the process of  planning your big day and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to offer advice on our new and exciting range  of wedding video packages for 2018/2019.
Check out our wedding video samples  on our website www.dranganvideo.com  check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding news soon
Eamon.