The wedding industry has been turned on its head since the arrival of Covid in Junuary 2020, couples were planning three-day celebrations spread across multiple venues with guest lists of 200 considered the to be normal practice. In less than twelve months, couples became accustomed to conducting wedding ceremonies via live streaming and guest numbers from between 25 and six people, depending on Government restrictions.
Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny a surprisingly popular trend has grown: micro-weddings. couples are proving that smaller wedding celebrations can be just as enjoyable as large scale events.
Kilkenny couple Kate & John enjoyed a lovey wedding ceremony in Dunmore Church Kilkenny, surrounded by family and close friends, followed by a fab wedding reception in the Stephouse Hotel Borris, Co Carlow. It was a pleasure to have been their wedding videographer with just 50 guests it could be discribed as a small wedding but it certainly had the engery of a much larger bash.
Little Big Weddings In Kilkenny & Tipperary
I always remind couples that your smaller celebration shouldn’t feel like a cut down version of a wedding day because it is one of the most important days in your life. I have always been recording small Intimate weddings around Tipperary & Kilkenny and looking forward to many more as couples realize that you can still have a fabulous wedding day with less than 100 guests
When planning a smaller wedding you have a lot more options when it comes to what you really want from the day, couples are now having their wedding receptions at home which is very special and more easygoing. One of the most beautiful weddings that I have covered had only 6 guests at their home and it was so special. The couple put huge effort into the whole experience for themselves and the guests, it is my favorite wedding video from last years collection.
Every couple want their wedding to be different, This is your chance to go ahead with a different wedding day, Just because you are having smaller wedding you don’t have to compromise. A small wedding allows you to be more relaxed allowing time to enjoy your planning. Think of your wedding day as a reflection of your personalities as a couple it will give space to plan an unforgettable wedding day.
Weddings are very expensive events its amazing how quickly the costs add up, so its easy to understand why so many brides ask whether they really need to hire a wedding videographer. In this blog post I’m going to tell you all about the importance of having your big day captured on video, Unlike photographs, videos give you all the sounds, action movie shots, from the most memorable day in your life keeping it on file forever more. If you haven’t made up your mind yet, here are a few reasons why you should consider having a wedding video after all.
Here at Drangan Video we get lots of feedback from Tipperary and Kilkenny couples who are happy to share their wedding day experiences, couples who did not have a videographer say that they regret not having their big filmed
Regretting Not Having a Wedding Video: because after not having a videographer, I’m realizing that it’s the biggest wedding regret and mistake that we have made.
Mary & James Kilkenny.
We asked a family member to film our wedding, it was a huge mistake we regret not having professional wedding videographer. They can capture all the important moments with good sound and edit out any shaky camera shots.
Elaine & Micheal Tipperary.
Wedding Day Memories on Video
You are going to have lots picture memories from your wedding day, family and friends will be taking photos and video clips on their phones, more than likely you are considering hiring a professional wedding photographer. Most brides want to remember their wedding day and they want it captured professionally, so why not get those memories professionally and carefully filmed and edited into a beautiful wedding movie that you will cherish for many years to come. Another thing to consider is that videos take up considerably less room than printed photos, a full wedding film can be stored on a single usb drive or dvd disc. Video images are more interactive because you are able to see guests as they really were without been asked to pose for the camera on your big day. Friends that are living in other parts of the world that you don’t get to see anymore or family that may not get to visit as often as everyone would like. Videos will capturing those special moments and can transport you back to that day in a magical way, unlike photos. They can let you hear your Parent’s laughter again or listen to your little ones laughter and games. Having these memories on video are simply priceless.
Wedding Videos for Generations To Come
Here’s another good reason to hire a wedding videographer, your kids. Maybe right now they are too small to appreciate the full meaning of your big day. Having a video of your wedding day to share with them when they are older would be magical , it could be described as reliving history. Think about how many times you have checked out your grandparents photos and old scratchy videos. You might think, look at what they were wearing back in those days or look at that old car how models have changed over the years. Having a wedding video is an easy way for you to be able to pass on your personalities and sound bites to your children and their children and maybe even their children’s children. Those little pieces of history will be really special to your family down the road when they are collecting pictures and old stuff out of the attic. Instead of just being a name written on paper you become real again, especially to those that may not have ever gotten to know you. If you’ve ever researched your own family tree, you already know how exciting it can be to find little things from those family members who lived long before us. Why not leave a wedding video for your family to find one day.
The importance of wedding videos: is the ability to travel back in time and relive one of the best day of your lives with friends and family that may never get together the same way again. Our memories fade as we grow older and having those memories close at hand on video with sound and voices just like they were, is a treasured experience that you will be able to share for years and years. It helps to build a family history for future generations and beautiful memories for yourself and your partner. So if you are in two minds on whether or not to get a wedding videographer for your special day, my advice to you is yes go for it, Save yourself all those regrets and just hire a professional wedding videographer.
If you’ve made up your mind and are ready to talk to a professional wedding videographer about capturing your wedding day in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or Dublin, get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding video packages for 2021 and 2022
Here at Drangan Video our bookings for weddings in Kilkenny and Tipperary for 2021/2022 are very promising, our couples are feeling much more optimistic about saying yes and are happy to adapt to new restrictions and guidelines. Covid has changed the face of the wedding industry in Ireland notably the restrictions on guest numbers.
Kilkenny couple Aisling and Ray were married in Foulkstown church on March 30th, the ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Dan Carroll he is a popular choice of celebrant for weddings in Kilkenny.
Aisling & Ray were planning on walking down the aisle of a packed church followed by the usual receiving line outside the door with lots of hugs and handshakes. They have planned a bigger reception party for later in the summer when restrictions are lifted, it was a small wedding ceremony but very big on emotion and a feeling of having made the right choice. I’m looking forward to been videographer again for their celebrations later in 2021.
Planning an unforgettable small wedding
Micro weddings are ideal if you are having a more intimate celebration with your close family and special friends and just like Aisling & Ray just because you have less guests doesn’t mean that the day will be short on fun or emotion. With proper planning a wedding party of 40 guests can be just as good and more special in many ways than having a guest list of 200.
The advantages of small weddings
For many couples cost is a big consideration when planning their big day. Having a wedding party with 50 guests will free up your budget and allow you to splash out on whats really important to you. From your choice of venue to the wedding menu or the band for the evening entertainment, a smaller wedding will give you more options on planning a day to remember.
More time to enjoy time with guests Less guests allows more time for the couple to move around and spend time chatting chatting with each and every person. You will have more free time for visiting each table during the meal this makes for a much more enjoyable and intimate day. Also with fewer guests it will be much easier to organize accommodation for everyone in the same venue
The Perfect Venue for you For most couples the choice of wedding venue is one of the most important considerations when setting the atmosphere for their big day. With a smaller guest list you will have much more flexibility when it comes to choosing the perfect intimate wedding reception. Little things are very important when planning a small wedding from flowers to wedding favors and place names, with less guests to worry about you can spend more time on the little things.
The value of entertainment With larger weddings it can be difficult finding the right entertainment that everyone will be happy with, couples might opt for mainstream bands to avoid getting it wrong. With a smaller guest list you will know the likes and dislikes of all your guests, this means you have a good chance of finding entertainment that will please all your guests. And with savings on spending you might even consider hiring extra performers or musicians to transform your day into an unforgettable wedding celebration.
Try to keep it intimate
Small intimate weddings are just what it says on the tin They’re personal, they’re intimate, and more than anything they’re romantic. Try to focus on keeping it as personal as possible by keeping everyone close to you and each other. Use the small number of guests to your advantage and stretch out the celebrations over a long weekend, find a stunning and extravagant wedding venue that can cater to all your needs, enjoy been spoiled during the happiest time in your life.
Drangan Video has been recording big and small weddings for more than 20 years, we are more than happy to offer advice on all aspects of planning or hiring vendors.
If you are in the process of wedding planning and are looking for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county please feel free to contact Eamon who will be happy to discuss our affordable wedding video packages for 2021 and 2022, also check us out on Facebook, Instagram or log on to Drangan Video .Com.
The celebration of weddings in Ireland has undergone a total transformation since the arrival of Covid-19. At the beginning of 2020, a full weekend celebration in various locations was typical, with guest lists of 200 considered to be standard practice. Now 12 months later people have become accustomed to attending ceremonies via live streaming and guest attendance numbers have been cut to 25 people, depending on levels of Government restrictions.
Out of the pandemic, a lovely new trend has taking root ” Our Little Big Day” also described as a micro-wedding is the norm, couples all over the world are proving that small weddings are big on fun and emotion.
Eileen & John Henry’s Little Big Day
Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny the 2021 wedding season is in full swing, thankfully for Drangan Video couples are still choosing to hire a wedding videographer to capture their special day. Eileen and John Henry were married in Mullinahone church followed by a lovely reception in Hotel Minella Clonmel.
Video coverage of the day kicked off with John Henry and the boys getting ready in the couple’s new house situated at the foot of one of Tipperary’s most famous landmarks. Slievenamon is easily recognized by its large sandstone hump overlooking the Golden Vale. It is the title of Tipperary’s GAA anthem, Sliabh na mBan – Mountain of the Women. The video features some cracking drone footage of the rolling green fields surrounding the couples new home. The boys scrubbed up well for the camera it was a nice intro to the wedding film, I got the feeling that the lads were happy when I announced that I was heading off to film the girls.
It was only a 15min drive to Mullinahone for the bridal preps the area is best known as Kickham country, the house and farm are surrounded by lush flat green fields which looked fabulous through my drone lens. The area locally known as Kickham Country inspired the 19th-century writer, Slievenamon remains his best-loved ballad.
It was a joy to have been part of the morning preps the house was buzzing with excitement and fun, the video features Eileen reading a letter from John Henry the words are featured as background audio for the duration of the clip.
The ceremony took place in St. Michaels Church Mullinahone , thanks to Fr. Danny for been so upbeat and friendly helping a slightly couple to feel relaxed and ready to say yes. On arrival at the church Eileen was greeted by a number of friends and relations standing at a safe distance on the church grounds only a small number of family and bridal the bridal party attended the ceremony. After the ceremony friends lined up on the street to wave the couple off.
The Thatch Pub in Cloneen Tipperary was our next stop needles to say the pub was closed but we got lovely video shots and photos outside the pub. It is tucked up a bye-road in the village of Cloneen It is one of the most origional country pubs in Tpperary, beautifully coloured by centuries of smoke and chat. Make sure to check out the ledger with customers accounts going back the the 1860’s.
I was delighted with the footage captured all around the Thatch the very last scene shows our romantic Bride & Groom strolling up the old lane behind the pub.
Wedding Reception In Hotel Minella Clonmel.
The Minella is one of my favourite wedding venues, it is very much sough after by Tipperary and Kilkenny Brides the attention to detail hast to be seen to believe. The Nallan family have been in business since the 1960’s and like a good wine this wedding venue keeps on getting better every year.
Eileen & John Henry’s wedding reception was nothing short of amazing, fires lighting to warm our hearts on a cold December evening, it was like a mini banquet and yet adhering to Covid guidlines.
Hotel Minella Clonmel Tipperary It was in 1961 that a dream came true, and Minella was purchased by the late Jack and Babs Nallen, taking two years of refurbishment, with the opening of their country house hotel in April 1963. Add on another 50 years, with extensive redevelopment and constant refurbishment, Minella is now managed by John and Elizabeth, Children of Jack and Babs, fulfilling that dream.
Wedding Video Packages Tipperary and Kilkenny
If you are in the process of wedding planning and considering hiring a wedding videographer be sure to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding videography packages for 2021/2022.
Due to Covid restrictions and the necessity of social distancing micro weddings have become a more popular choice for couples wishing to get married under the current guidelines. Here at Drangan Video in Kilkenny & Tipperary we are happy to embrace the new micro wedding trend, check out the following wedding highlights film.
Laura and Brian Micro Wedding In Kilkenny
Laura and Brian had been planning their big day for mid summer 2020, they had been looking forward to having 200 guests, needless to say it was very disappointing having to postpone until December with only a fraction of their original guest list celebrating with them on the new date. They were able to hold on to most of their suppliers thankfully I was still on the list for December.
The new guest list included family and a few close friends the hotel was dropped in favor of a home reception hosted Laura’s parents in the family home. Video coverage began with coverage of the morning preps in the house, followed by a lovely ceremony in Folkstown Church on the Waterford road it is one of my favorite wedding ceremony venues in Kilkenny.
Wedding Photos In St. Kieran’s College
After a dry morning the weather in the afternoon was not favorable for an outdoor photo shoot, laura & Brian got permission to have photos done in St. Kierans Collegue. It is the oldest Catholic secondary school in Ireland, the building and grounds are the perfect location for wedding photo shoots, Shane O’ Neill from Aspect Photography captured amazing images in his usual easygoing no fuss style.
What Is A Micro Wedding ?
Micro weddings are sometimes confused with elopements, an elopement is usually just the couple their witnesses and a celebrant. Micro weddings are usually limited to 25 guests including the Bride & Groom. The smaller number of guests creates a more personal experience for the entire day and provides more freedom to chat with guests. Micro weddings are so appealing they will certainly be a popular choice for the foreseeable future.
A recent review from a Micro Wedding In Carlow
Couples really should consider a micro wedding, I think some people can get caught up in the party sometimes which is so not the most important part. Myself and Dónal just wanted to married and I’m sure we will have a party when everything is completely safe to do so. If someone would of told me I’d be getting married with 10 people there and having a reception in my family home with just our parents and that our wedding photos would be at our house, or that I would be doing my own hair and makeup and dancing our first dance in our sitting room with my doggies running around I would have laughed. Instead I absolutely loved all of the above so much that I even completely forgot my bouquet ha ha.. typical me!! Eamon you are honestly such a gentleman, can’t wait to see the outcome of the video.
Thanks again Eamon
Professional Wedding Videographer and Media Production Specialist