Thurles in Co. Tipperary is known as the home of hurling and rightly so because it is where the GAA was founded. On the November 1st 1884 Michael Cusack and seven other men had a meeting in Hayes Hotel and founded the Gaelic Athletic Association.
Since 1879 Thurles Cathedral has been the choice of wedding ceremony venue by so many couples I suppose it could be best described as the home of weddings in Tipperary.
Sinead and Diarmuid’s Wedding Video
December 30th 2016 was a rather unseasonal day for the time of year, the sun was shining it was very calm and not a drop of rain to be seen, conditions were ideal for shooting great video footage.
The video begins with coverage of Sinead and girls preparing for the big event, Sinead was getting ready in her parents house which is situated on the Holycross Road about 10 minutes from Thurles Town.
When I arrived the Bridal Preps were in full swing, Mum and Dad were playing their part in helping to get the bride to the church on time, the expressions on their face was proof of the pride and emotion that they were feeling right then.
Sinead was a stunning bride she is a tall girl with a perfect figure and apart form looking amazingly eloquent and beautiful she was a really nice person to deal with both before and after the wedding.
Cathedral Of The Assumption Thurles
I arrived at Thurles Cathedral about an hour before the ceremony allowing ample time to grab footage of the boys arriving, I was videographer for wedding of Diarmuid’s sister two years ago so it was nice to asked back to shoot yet another Purcell family wedding.
The video highlights features the words of a lovely reflection which was written by Diarmuid. Sinead arrived almost on time for her 1pm appointment with her husband to be.
As Sinead’s Dad Tom walked his beautiful daughter up the aisle his feeling of pride must have been a wonderful , he was probably taking in the architecture of the historic building as they passed the huge pillars of Cork and Kilkenny marble that flank both sides of the wide aisle.
The wedding ceremony was carried out by Fr. Gerard Hennessy it was a nice personal ceremony and we were out of the church within the hour.
One of the highlights of the wedding was the music by Anne Marie Dwan and vocals by the ever wonderful Marie Taylor, the music and lyrics echoed in every corner of the historic cathedral.
Weddings At Castle Durrow
Castle Durrow Country House Hotel was the wedding reception venue it is located on the old Dublin – Cork Road in the village of Durrow, in Co Laois.
One of the best things about been a wedding videographer is that I get to visit so many fantastic wedding venues in Tipperary Kilkenny and Laoise, Castle Durrow is one of my personal favorites.
The large gardens and beautiful interiors provide the perfect backdrop for shooting high quality wedding videos.
Sinead and Diarmuid joined their guests for dinner at 6pm, the speeches were conducted after the meal, while waiting for the speeches I took some time out in the bar restaurant and enjoyed a really beautiful meal.
Diarmuid and Sinead were a smashing couple to work with, they were very easygoing and relaxed, I had full permission to go ahead and do my own thing. My style of video recording is very much a fly on the wall approach, couples like this style because they are free to enjoy their big day without interruption from their wedding videographer.
If you are currently in the process of wedding planning and are in two minds about hiring a wedding videographer, why not get in contact with myself Eamon, who will be more than happy to chat to you about our range of beautiful HD wedding video packages.
Drangan Video is the number one choice by brides in Tipperary and Kilkenny.
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