Category Archives: Wedding Video

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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Eamon

Don’t Sacrifice Videography on your Big Day

As a professional wedding videographer, you might very well think I’m chancing my arm by saying you shouldn’t sacrifice wedding videography on your big day! I can assure you that this is not the case, I know only too well that a couple on a budget need to watch their spending and 100% realise that not everyone can afford all the frills and extras that are associated with weddings in Ireland today.

Over the past decade I have had the pleasure of providing wedding videography services to couples in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork and Galway to name but a few, and I am always delighted to get feedback that assures me of the importance of a wedding video after the big day has passed.

Wedding Videography  in Tipperary and Kilkenny

Most couples in Ireland need to save for years to come anywhere close to affording a wedding, particularly for the reception, music and food costs. In the majority of cases, brides and grooms will sit down and make out a realistic budget and try to stick to it. In some cases, this budget simply may not allow them to enjoy all the services that are on offer today and in a lot of cases, videography is one of the first things that come off the wish list. However, after speaking with brides and grooms after their weddings, it seems to be one of their greatest regrets. Why spend all that money and never get to look back and enjoy the moment again?

This is why the team here at Drangan Video have developed wedding videography packages to suit absolutely every budget. We don’t mind where you’re based in the country and we will never charge you more to get to your chosen venue. All the extras are included in our packages so you will never be hit with any hidden costs, and I can assure you that having your wedding memories on hand to watch whenever you like will be one of the best decisions you could possible make.

Wedding films in Tipperary

Now that I have finished blowing my own trumpet for a bit, you’ll probably want me to back up my opinion with some solid information. Here you go:

• All editing at Drangan Video is done in-house; we don’t send your video off to a third party to be edited. This cuts down on costs, which we always pass on to the customer.
• No charge for traveling to far off destinations – unless of course you would like to fly us to the Maldives for your big day (which we are happy to let you do!).
• All wedding videography is provided by Eamon, decades of experience in an industry that tends to have new service providers popping up every day.
• 1000’s of satisfied customers up and down the country.
• If you have a strict budget, we are happy to talk with you and get those costs down, while still providing a top-notch service.
• State of the art equipment used every time.
• Because of our years of experience, we know all the best places to shoot the more unusual wedding videos. We also have a great rapport with venues up and down the country.

If you still feel that you need to cut some services from your wish list, have a chat with myself Eamon first and I will do everything I can to make your dreams come true without sacrificing the memories of your big day on a wedding video

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Eamon.

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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Eamon

Nicola & Darragh’s wedding video in Kilkenny

This is good time of the year to reflect on summer 2017, as I write my latest wedding blog news story, the rain is pouring down outside my studio window so I have decided to share a nice summer weeding which I filmed in Kilkenny in July.
Nicola and Darragh enjoyed a heart warming  traditional wedding ceremony in St. Canice’s Church Kilkenny.

As I crossed the the Tipperary Kilkenny border the sun was shining from a cloud free sky  it was certainly an ideal day for a wedding  video shoot.
On my way to Kilkenny I stopped off at Nicola’s parents house on the Kells Road, on my arrival the bridal preps were in full swing and the girls were in a really happy mood the excitement was magic. Nicola’s parents were already feeling very proud of their beautiful daughter Nicola. Peter of Fleeting Moments was on duty as wedding photographer for the day he is a lovely guy to work with and his wedding photography skills are amazing.

Wedding Videographer Packages Kilkenny
St. Canice’s Church Kilkenny

St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are one of best known  heritage structures  in the  medieval city of Kilkenny  St Canice’s Cathedral is well worth a visit while you are in Kilkenny City.
Nicola and Darragh enjoyed a lovely wedding ceremony performed by Fr. Jim Kennedy,  he is a nice guy and his wedding ceremonies are  very special with a mixture of traditional values with lots of light hearted comments thrown in for good measure.

Wedding video in Kilkenny Castle

After the ceremony we stopped off at Kilkenny Castle for the photo call  it was a great opportunity for capturing stunning video footage as Nicola and Darragh enjoyed a romantic stroll through the historic castle park

Wedding video with bridal party in Kilkenny Castle
Newpark  Hotel, Kilkenny wedding venue

Nicola and Darragh were not disappointed  with their choice of  hotel, once again the management and staff at the Newpark Hotel  pulled out all the stops in providing a wedding celebration  to remember,  the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny is now the number wedding venue in the South East.

Nicola and Darragh were delighted with their wedding video, I have already shared the highlights on my Drangan Video facebook page  it has received lovely comments from  friends on facebook, its always nice to get positive feedback.

If you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact  Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our wide  range of HD wedding video packages on offer for 2018 and 2019.

More Kilkenny wedding news soon.
Eamon.

Scenic locations in Carlow for your Wedding Videos and Photographs

Each and every year for over a decade, the team here at Drangan Video have been lucky enough to travel to Carlow to provide videography services for some of the nicest couples we have ever met. Carlow town and county has a wealth of beautiful scenery and attractive locations that are simply perfect for photo-shoots and wedding videos. In this short article we are going to cover some of our favourite spots and would love to hear from any Carlow residents on their own personal favourites that we not be familiar with.

If you are planning a wedding in Carlow and are on the lookout for a professional wedding video with flair, please give Eamon a call here at Drangan Video. We can provide you with a package to suit your every need and look forward to sharing in your big day with you.

Altamont Gardens  for wedding videos in Carlow
1. Altamont Gardens

No matter what time of year you visit Altamont Gardens, there is always an amazing array of flora to feast your eyes on. This idyllic location is the perfect spot for some outdoor video shots and we’re sure your photographer will love the place just as much as we do.

2. Brownshill Dolmen

Fancy a short stop for a photograph with a difference or some beautifully lit wedding videography? Try the Brownshill Dolmen for a backdrop with a difference.

3. Huntington Castle

Situated just outside Clonegal, Huntington Castle is the perfect backdrop for those of you who want some real royal treatment on your big day. The castle and gardens are an impressive sight and will add something incredibly special to the ambience of your photographs and videos.

4. Duckett’s Grove

With recently renovated gardens and some spectacular landscaping, the castle at Duckett’s Grove is synonymous with Carlow’s love of history. An 18th century castle in all it’s glory with some of the most spectacular scenery in this part of the country, you would be mad not to head here for some wedding photo’s should you get the opportunity.

5. Oak Park Forest

If you fancy something a little bit off the beaten track, then we can wholly recommend a stroll through the Oak Park Forest. A most rustic background for your wedding videos and photographs. Probably best to take a trip there before the big day and scout out your favourite spots.

You will notice that most of the places we have listed above in Carlow are outdoor locations and that in part is why we love them so much. It has to be noted though that you should research some indoor alternatives in the event of bad weather.

Wedding Videographer Carlow and Kilkenny

Carlow has so many more locations we love to film in:

• Delta Sensory Gardens
• Carlow County Museum
• Milford Mills
• Carlow Castle
• Clonmore Castle

Need some information about wedding video services in Carlow town or county? Feel free to get in touch with us here at Drangan Video, where you can rely on a top class service, superior editing and a wedding video that you can treasure forever.

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Eamon