Category Archives: Wedding Video

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.

More  exciting wedding blog news soon
Eamon

Nicolle and Simon’s Wedding Video Memories

Today I am sharing highlights from  the wedding of Nicolle and Simon who were married in the  Sacred Heart Church Templemore  Co. Tipperary in July.
As a Tipperary based wedding videographer I take great pride in sharing wedding videos that I’ve  filmed in my home county, I think its true to say that “there is no place like home”

Teplemore is one of my favorite wedding locations  in Tipperary, it proudly sits beneath the  slopes of the Devil’s Bit mountain range, right  in the centre of the  Suir Valley, a prosperous and rich  agricultural area, the town of Templemore is situated in  north   Tipperary.

July 22nd 2017 was a beautiful warm sunny day ideal for shooting a wedding film.
Nicolle and the girls were getting ready in Nenagh , I arrived at 11am to record  video footage of the bridal preps before heading off to the church to cover the ceremony, I always advise  brides to avail of video cover of the preparations it is a lovely  beginning for a wedding day story.

Sacred Heart Church Templemore Tipperary

Sacred Heart Church Templemore is a detached gable-fronted Gothic Revival church, built 1883,  carved limestone piers with metal cross finials to boundary entrance, with cast-iron railings and gates, dressed limestone walls are just some the features   that makes it  one of the most popular wedding ceremony locations in Tipperary.

The wedding ceremony was conducted by Fr. John Campion he is a nice easy going guy, the bride and groom were very relaxed during the mass thanks to Fr. John’s light hearted ceremony.

Happy Tipperay Couple Nicolle and Simon
Templemore Town Park

After the wedding ceremony we stopped of at the Town Park in Templemore  the  park is a real treasure for wedding  video recording it is one of those places that you would hardly know is there you could easily drive by and miss out .This park has it all a beautiful lake an impressive fountain, Nicolle and Simon enjoyed a break from their busy wedding day time table  by taking a romantic stroll around the grounds, it was an ideal opportunity for gathering top quality wedding video footage.

Great National Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh

The wedding reception took place in The Abbeycourt in Nenagh which is  renowned for hosting top class wedding receptions, it is situated within walking  of Nenagh, Nicolle and Simon enjoyed a fantastic wedding reception Ray and all the staff pulled out all the plugs to make it a wedding to remember.

happy wedding video Abbey Court Hotel

Thanks to Nicolle and Simon for choosing me as their wedding videographer, they were a pleasure to work with,  both so easygoing and relaxed.
Hope you enjoyed viewing their wedding video highlights, if you are currently in the process of planning your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick or indeed anywhere in Ireland, please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be happy to discuss our 2018/2019/2020 range of HD wedding video packages.

More wedding news soon
Eamon

Tips on planning your 2018/2019 wedding

In this wedding news blog we are taking  a look at the exciting job of wedding planning,  as a busy wedding videographer based  in Tipperary and Kilkenny I’m lucky to attended  numerous  weddings in both counties ,  thanks to all the couples past and future who have said yes to Drangan Video  for their wedding videography requirements. Talking to so many Brides and Grooms at the planning stage I have acquired a  certain knowledge  regarding  the subject of planning the happiest day of your life.
Are you the bride to be   who has dreaming  about your wedding day since childhood ?  or has the  thought never crossed your mind until Mr. right came along and swept you off your feet ?

Planning your wedding should be  happy  a happy and exciting experience  your  wedding is one of the most important days of your life . Putting together a wedding planning  check list and doing things step by step will  help to make your wedding planning and enjoyable  experience.

Wedding planning tips for your wedding in Kilkenny

For those of you who have recently gotten engaged and
are in the process of planning your wedding, we hope our checklist will give you a good foundation from which to work. Planning a wedding should be an enjoyable experience, however it can in many instances become stressful and overwhelming. By using a checklist or a diary you can eliminate quite a bit of the stress that comes with the planning process.

Whether you’re getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Carlow  the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you and welcome any feedback you may have – think we’ve missed an important item from our list? Please get in touch and let us know!

1. Get organised
Invest in a good binder and set up a handy excel workbook to keep track of everything you need in one place. This may seem a bit excessive but trust us you’ll be glad you did!

2. Budget
Set a realistic budget and stick to it as closely as you can. Costs can mount quite quickly when planning a wedding so it’s in your best interests to be as firm as possible with your budget.

3. Bridal Party
Choose your bridal party and include Maid of Honour, Best Man, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, and any children you would like to include in the ceremony.

4. Set a date
Decide on the date of your wedding. Keep in mind that costs will rise when choosing a date that falls on a weekend or public holiday or significant date such as Valentines Day.

5. Venues
With your date set, you can now approach venues for both your ceremony and reception. Many Brides and Grooms are now opting for venues that can provide both and this is a great way to cut down on costs as well as being more convenient for you and your guests.

6. Entertainment
Once your venue is booked, it’s now time to truly get planning. Get in touch with any entertainers you wish to hear prior to making a booking. Many wedding bands and entertainers will do showcase performances where you can see them in action before making a decision.

7. Vendors
It’s now time to contact all the vendors who are going to be providing services at your wedding, this can include:
• Wedding Videographers – that’s us!
• Photographers
• Transport operators
• Caterers
• Florists
• Beauticians
• Baker
• Officiant, Priest or Registrar
• Children’s entertainment

Planning advice for your wedding in Tipperary

8. License
Don’t forget to get your license organised!

9. Clothing
Attire for the happy couple and their bridal party will need to be organised well in advance in order for any alterations to be completed. This is true whether renting or buying.

10. Accommodation
Organise accommodation for your, your guests and the bridal party. Most venues will offer a reduced rate for anyone attending the wedding and may provide complimentary accommodation for the bridal party as part of their package.

11. Invites
Give your guests a minimum of 3 months notice when sending invitations. This will give individuals time to organise childcare or time off work if required.

12. Honeymoon
Planning a honeymoon? Keep an eye out online for some great deals during the off-peak seasons.

13. Save the date
Send save the date cards at least 5 months in advance and at least 12 months if your are celebrating your nuptials abroad.

14. Transport
Organise transport for the bridal party and any elderly relatives who may have difficulty reaching the venue.

15. Beauty
Book any treatments for the bridal party and of course the mothers of the Bride and Groom.

16. Favours
If you are going to gift your guests with favours, we would always advise looking online for some great ideas and savings.
17. Guest list
Finalise your guest list and add all RSVP’s to your planner or database.
18. Menu
Speak with the venue about your menu on the day and request a tasting dinner for you and your bride or groom.

19. Rings
Now go and treat yourself to some beautiful wedding rings. Some of the best suppliers of wedding jewellery in Ireland can be found in our local towns and villages and many are happy to provide discounts to keep costs inline with online retailers.

20. Hen / stag
If you and your intended are having a hen/stag party, look for venues that are friendly and accommodate large groups. Stay away from family friendly venues and opt for hotels or guesthouses that offer all in one packages.

21. Confirmations
Get in touch with all your vendors and suppliers and confirm all details prior to your big day.

22. Table plan
Pay attention when designing your table plan, it’s trickier than it first seems!

23. Gifts
Organise gifts for the bridal party and flowers for the Mother’s or Guardians at the top table.

24. Payments
Have all your payments ready on the day. Place each amount in an envelope and ask the best man to pass these on to vendors and request a receipt on the day.

Wedding video in Kilkenny

We hope you find the above checklist useful and would love to hear from you if you’re hoping to book a wedding videographer for your big day. Whether you are based in Cork, Waterford,Tipperary or Kilkenny we will be happy to travel to your destination at no extra cost to you.

More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding blog news soon
Eamon

Happy wedding day Memories Kilkenny Wedding Video

Thanks for dropping by and opening my latest wedding  news blog,  if you are from Kilkenny  and planning on  hiring a wedding videographer to record your big day, please keep reading.
Today I am proud to sharing  the following video highlights from the wedding of Martina and Darren  who  tied the knot in St. Canice’s Church, they enjoyed a fab wedding reception in Hotel Kilkenny.

Martina and Darren contacted back in 2015 with a view to having their special day filmed, their wedding was still two years away but they had made a list of wedding suppliers that they wanted to work with, so they were taking no chances on availability.
Here at Drangan Video in Kilkenny we are noticing a changing trend regarding our wedding bookings, couples  are getting engaged then straight away are in to full steam ahead wedding planning, just yesterday we took three bookings for wedding videos in 2020 it seems so far away, I feel very honored that those couples are so impressed by my work  by having Drangan Video on their favorite list of wedding suppliers.

Wedding Photo Kilkenny Castle

The video coverage of Martina and Darren’s big day began with the ever popular bridal preps which took place in Hotel Kilkenny just a few minutes form the church.  John Delaney was on duty as the official wedding photographer for the day, John and myself  work very well together some of my best wedding films were shot with John, he has a lovey way abut him keeping everyone so  relaxed and smiling.

The wedding ceremony took place in St. Canice’s  Church Fr. Kieran O’ Shea conducted a lovely ceremony his relaxed manner helped  our Bride and Groom  to actually enjoy the ceremony without taking what is often described as a  daunting  task too  seriously.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

After the ceremony  our next location was the Castle Park Kilkenny, it is the ideal location for a wedding video shoot, the grounds are so well maintained always in  imaculate condition the lawns are like carpets surrounded  by  multi Coloured flowers and shrubs providing a beautiful back drop for a creative video shoot.

Hotel Kilkenny

Martina and Darren made a good decision in choosing Hotel Kilkenny for what was perfect summer wedding reception in the Orchard Suite, with its  walled garden and separate  entrance  I can only describe it as the ideal wedding reception location in Kilkenny.

Wedding Video Kilkenny

Martina and Darren were the ideal couple to work with they were friendly and relaxed on the day  and great fun, shooting  their wedding video did not feel like work it was more like been there as a wedding guest.

Once again thanks for reading my latest  wedding blog post.
If you have recently got engaged and are thinking about hiring a wedding videographer, please feel get in touch with myself Eamon here  at Drangan Video I will be happy to discuss our wide range of very affordable HD wedding video packages for 2018/2019/2020

More kilkenny Wedding News Soon
Eamon.

Happy Christmas From Drangan Video Kilkenny

Well here in Kilkenny  it is certainly beginning to feel and look allot like Christmas, I shot two wedding videos in Kilkenny city last weekend, Youlefest  Kilkenny 2017  provided interesting and seasonal backdrops for both weddings
Yulefest  is a Christmas festival which taking  place during the month of December.   A  giant Ferris wheel and an antique carousel added a touch of  colorful magic mystery to last weekend’s wedding films.

Happy Christmas Wedding Videos In Kilkenny

I am looking forward to my Christmas break until December 27, then it’s four wedding videos in Kilkenny  back to back or as Kilkenny hurling fans might say it’s four in a row !!

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 2018, 2019  couples who have chosen Drangan Video to film their special day.

Best Wishes from Eamon Mairead and family.