Category Archives: Wedding Video Tipperary

Christmas Greetings From All At Drangan Video

Well it is  certainly beginning to feel allot like Christmas the weather is cold outside who knows it might even snow.
I shot my last pre Christmas wedding yesterday in Clonoulty  in the heart of Tipperary, I am looking forward to my Christmas break until December 27, then for me  its back to back wedding videos in Tipperary and Kilkenny right up the January 1st 2017.

Christmas Greetings From Drangan Video In Tipperary
Christmas Greetings From Drangan Video In Tipperary

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers past, present and future a very happy and exciting Christmas, Im also looking forward to meeting and working with our  2017, 2018 and 2019 couples who have chosen Drangan Video to film their special day.

Best Wishes from Eamon Mairead and family.

What We Loved About Irish Weddings in 2016

Well, here we are facing into the last weeks of 2016 and looking forward already to our spring and summer weddings in 2017. This year has seen an abundance of new trends for Irish Brides and Grooms, many of which are likely to continue right through to 2017. In this blog post I would like to talk about some of the more eye-catching and unique trends I have noticed over the past 12 months and perhaps inspire you and your intended with some ideas for your upcoming nuptials.

Wedding Planning Advice
Wedding Planning Advice For Weddings In Tipperary

Home-made Wedding Decor

Over the past year we have been blessed to video the most wonderful weddings up and down the country. What we noticed more and more as the month’s flew by was that Brides and Grooms were becoming more adventurous with the DIY aspect of their wedding décor. Some of the wonderful home-made touches we were lucky enough to enjoy included:

  • DIY Table centrepieces’,
  • Homemade wedding invitations,
  • Hand drawn place settings,
  • Twinkle lights and seasonal décor brought to new life by creative couples.

Alternative Wedding Suppliers

We have also seen an influx of new and exciting service providers, meaning the traditional aspects of a wedding ceremony are now not the only things to look forward to for guests and family.

  • Sweet Carts – stocked with wonderfully colourful candy and customised sweet jars and cups for guests to take away as a memento of the big day.
  • Make your own Tayto sandwich stand – without doubt one of the most impressive stands I’ve seen. Each guest could take away a pack that included bread, butter, plastic knife and of course a packet of cheese and onion Taytos. We were assured that this went down very well with all guests who were only too happy to have a quick and easy snack the morning after the festivities.
  • Bouncy castles, portable playgrounds and kids entertainment the likes of which we had never witnessed before. These extra touches go a long way for the little ones attending your big day and mean that the parents can relax without wondering if the festivities are a little too much for their child.

Alternative Wedding Guestbooks

There has also been some fabulously creative alternatives to the traditional guestbook

  • Wedding guestbook frames – write your message to the bride and groom on a little wooden heart and pop it into the frame provided through a little slot on the top. A wonderful keepsake for the Bride and Groom and something that will have them thinking of their wedding day for years to come.
  • Fingerprint wedding guestbook. Instead of writing on a traditional guest book, guests dip their finger or thumb in some paint or ink and stamp it on the canvas provided, along with their initials or a little note.
  • Christmas baubles – One wedding we worked at last Christmas, gave each of their guests a plain Christmas tree bauble along with a silver/gold pen and asked guests to write their names and hang it on the tree in the reception venue. A beautiful sight at the end of the night!
    Wedding videographer Tipperary, Ireland
    Drangan Video Tipperary Wedding Videographer

    Looking for some inspiration for your 2017 wedding? Over the coming months we will be posting about tips, tricks and trends to make your 2017 wedding a superbly successful day, so make sure you check back regularly.

    Looking for a wedding videographer? Eamon here at Drangan Video offers state of the art wedding videography services to suit all budgets. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have and remember, we are available to travel to venues nationwide.

    More Wedding News Soon


First Look Photography and Videography

In todays blog post we are going to discuss a wedding trend, which has only recently reached Irish shores. This trend has been growing increasingly popular in both the UK and US over the past number of years and now looks set to be a firm Irish favourite with brides and grooms up and down the country.

When we speak about ‘First Look’ photographs or videos, we are talking about setting the stage for the day to come by bringing the bride and groom together before the ceremony for a photograph or video like no other. The more traditional amongst you may balk at this idea, and that is perfectly normal, quite a few of us traditionalists out there are quite happy to leave the first glimpse of our intended until we get to the altar or celebrant on the big day. However, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to capture a moment that is  uniquely special, feel free to read on and see how this whole trend has captured the imagination of millions across the globe.

First Look Wedding Videos For Tipperary and Kilkenny Brides
First Look Wedding Videos For Tipperary and Kilkenny Brides






First Look Photographs and Videos.

So, the say is upon you, you’re dressed in all your finery and ready to exchange vows with the partner of your dreams. Traditionally you wouldn’t clap eyes on them until you reach the altar, however, this time, you’re going to try something a little bit different!

Setting the stage for the first look

Most photographers and videographers will help you with the setting, props and details for your first look, so make sure you discuss this with them in advance. The idea is, that you and your intended are brought to a location of your choice in separate cars, you can be blindfolded and both arrive at the same time, or one of you can arrive before the other. The photographer/videographer will be there ready to capture the moment you both lay eyes on each other. We have seen fantastic examples of these images where photographers take images of you both first separately and then place you back to back for another image. You then get to turn around and face each other, for what I can only describe as a breath-taking moment. Now imagine this captured on film forever!

First Look Wedding Videography In Ireland
First Look Wedding Videography In Ireland





Now, you may be wondering why the photographer or videographer cannot do the same thing in the church when you reach the altar? Well, the wonder of a first look image or video is that it is just between you and your intended, no family or friends will be present (unless you prefer they were there), and you get to choose the setting. Perhaps you could organise your first look at a local landmark or in the café where you first met? The options are endless, the results are fantastic and the emotions that go with meeting your bride or groom in a place that is special to you both cannot be matched.

If this wedding blog post has you considering a first look video, feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan who can talk you through everything that is involved and show you some samples of previous first look wedding videos which were filmed throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and Limerick.

More Wedding Blog News Soon.
Regards Eamon







Planning Tips For Your Christmas Wedding

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again and we’re counting down the weeks to the long-awaited Christmas wedding season. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating all of those New Year engagements doesn’t it?

At Drangan Video Tipperary, we love nothing more than the Christmas season and this year we have an incredible amount of bookings with our seasonal brides and grooms. There’s something very special about celebrating your nuptials during the Christmas period and what could be more magnificent than the hope for a white wedding and all that goes with it.

Christmas Weddings In Tipperary and Kilkenny
Christmas Weddings In Tipperary and Kilkenny







Winter wedding videos in Tipperary

 This year we are delighted to be filming wedding videos in our home county of Tipperary as well as Cork, Kilkenny and Limerick. With the weather as wonderful as it has been throughout the Autumn it is indeed looking promising for a white Christmas (according to the experts and a certain Donegal postman). What more could a bride and groom wish for at that time of the year, we will certainly be keeping all our fingers and toes crossed for you here at Drangan Video.

Christmas Weddings 2016

 If you and your intended are lucky enough to be getting married during Christmas of 2016, we would like to wish you the happiest of days and remember we still have some last-minute slots available for bookings if you are still undecided about hiring a videographer for your big day.

We are asked quite often what makes a Christmas wedding special, and the answer is quite simple; the same thing that makes every wedding special. Regardless of the time of year, the weather or the location, a wedding between two people who love each other dearly will always be a special day to remember.

For those of you who are tying the knot this December, here are some tips you may find useful on the lead up to your big day:


  1. Pack umbrellas in the trunk of the best mans car – they will most likely come in useful at some stage during the day.
  2. Send an email to all your guests in the days leading up to the wedding with a link to the weather forecast for the date of the wedding – you can never be too prepared!
  3. Think about providing some wraps, throws or blankets in any outdoor seating areas for your guests.
  4. Ask the hotel to decorate a tree specifically for your reception room and provide a bauble for each guest to sign and hang on the tree – wonderful keepsakes for you and your spouse.
  5. Consider eggnog, mulled wine or another seasonal drinks in place of champagne or wine for your guests as they arrive at the hotel.
  6. Save on floral and décor costs by asking the venue to simply leave the Christmas decorations in place for the day.
    Christmas Wedding Videos By Drangan Video Tipperary
    Christmas Wedding Videos By Drangan Video Tipperary







We simply can’t wait for the Christmas wedding season to begin and look forward to seeing all of you special brides and grooms on your big day. For those of you who have still to book a videographer for your wedding, feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video in Tipperary and he will advise you immediately about availability. Remember, we not only provide wedding videos in Tipperary and Kilkenny but also are available for bookings right across the country.

Thanks for dropping by :
More wedding news soon



Caroline and Darren’s Wedding Video Highlights

After all my years of recording beautiful weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny and  many other counties I am happy to say that my enthusiasm  for my job is just as vibrant as when I founded  Drangan Video.
My weekly wedding news blog  allows me to share wedding planning tips and all the latest wedding industry news, I also like to share  highlights from recent wedding videos.
The following clip is from the wedding of Caroline and Darren.

July 29th 2016 was a nice sunny day and for Caroline and Darren love was in the air, it was the perfect Tipperary Kilkenny match not to mistaken for the usual hurling battles between the two rival counties.
Caroline was getting ready in her parents house in Mullinahone which is not far from the county boarder, when I arrived to film the preparations I noticed two ESB trucks in the yard a huge generator had been set up to the rear of the house.  It so happened that there was a power outage in Mullinahone , Caroline contacted the ESB to explain that her worst nightmare was about to unfold ” a power cut on the very day of her wedding ”  an ESB crew were quickly dispatched to her house to set up a stand by generator and saved the day for a slightly worried bride to be.

Tipperary Kilkenny Wedding Video Memories
Tipperary Kilkenny Wedding Video Memories






I was very happy with my camera coverage  of the preparations, lots of fun shots, smiling faces and magic moments with the children all the necessary  ingredients for a beautiful  wedding video.
The wedding ceremony took place in Coolagh Church, situated between Callan and Windgap.

After the wedding ceremony the newly weds and bridal party made their way to Kells Mill for the wedding photos, I was also looking forward to grabbing some high quality video footage on the banks of the kings river
Mullins Millin Kells Co. Kilkenny  is a popular stop off for wedding videographers and photographers, its a peaceful place offering a welcome relaxing break for the bride and groom.  As you stand at the mill and look at the bridge you will notice five large arches through which the Kings River flows it is a wonderful back drop for wedding videos and photos.

HD Wedding Video Kells Co. Kilkenny
HD Wedding Video Kells Co. Kilkenny






What better place to celebrate a wedding than the Springhill |Court Hotel in Kilkenny, it was Caroline and Darrens first choice of wedding venue.
When you plan your wedding with the team in Spring Hill you can expect  friendly personalized attention and a  top class service, its a one wedding per day venue  which will assure that each individual bride and groom are  the center of attention on their special day.

Caroline and Darren were so nice to work with, they were the perfect bride and groom a truly smashing couple I feel honoured to have been their preferred choice of  wedding videographer.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding blog post, it you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny or any other county, please feel free to contact myself Eamon  by email or a message on Facebook.