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Hiring a Drone for your Wedding Video

Here at Drangan Video, we have been providing wedding videography services for over 25 years and have recently added drone videography  to our packages. The trend for aerial images is set to keep on growing and we have embraced all this technology has to offer over the past 2 years. Take a look at some of the sample videos right here on our website to see how drone footage can add an element of drama, beauty and incredible scenery to your wedding video.

Drone Wedding Video

Wedding drone  videography is rising in popularity for couples right across Ireland (and with good reason), however, it is incredibly important that you deal with an experienced operator. While the end result is of course the most important aspect of drone footage, safety is absolutely paramount at all times. The drones we use here at Drangan Video are essentially mini helicopters with an on-board camera that captures images and video footage from an elevated height. We have undertaken in-depth training in order to provide this service and are fully licensed to operate drones within the Republic of Ireland. Don’t risk accidents on the happiest day of your life by hiring someone who lacks the experience or credentials to operate and film with a hi-tech drone.

Bride and Groom Drone Photo

Planning is essential for drone photography and videography

In the lead up to your big day, we will put in place a full safety plan to ensure our drones never have a negative impact on your big day. We want you to feel safe and secure in the knowledge that the team from Drangan Video are absolute experts at what they do! We will collaborate with any onsite vendors, including your photographer, will scope out the surrounding area and make ourselves familiar with any flight restrictions that may be in place near the venue. Our promise to you is to provide incredible aerial footage of your wedding without ever having to worry about safety or intrusion on your big day.

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and we aim to capture every moment in all its beautiful glory. Our state of the art drones will deliver panoramic footage that is both unique and memorable. Combined with our traditional wedding videography, the drone footage will add something truly special to your wedding video.

Wedding Ceremony

Are you planning a wedding in the great outdoors or tying the knot in a particularly scenic part of Ireland? If so, we would love to talk to you about the possibilities that drone footage can bring to your wedding video.

Getting creative with the many possibilities aerial footage offers, means wedding videos will never be the same again. Imagine aerial footage of your guests arriving at the venue, perhaps it’s been snowing and the nearby mountains are capped with white! Maybe you and your bridal party fancy taking a lie down in a meadow on a sunny day and want it captured from above? The possibilities are endless! With our experience and ideas and your imagination, we can provide you with the most memorable wedding video possible.

To learn more about adding drone footage to your wedding video, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Based in Tipperary and Kilkennny we are available to travel nationwide, you can be assured that Drangan Video will provide you with the very best wedding videography service available in Ireland.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary – Kilkenny

Next year, Drangan Video will be celebrating 25 years in business, capturing weddings up and down the country for hundreds of wonderful brides and grooms. Over these past 25 years we have been blessed to film weddings in every county in Ireland and we very much look forward to continuing our work for another 25 years!

Drangan Video Tipperary and Kilkenny

In this article, we’re going to tell you a bit about what makes Drangan Video so special and why we believe brides and grooms choose us to capture every moment of their big day.

Since our inception in 1995, we have seen huge changes in the world of wedding videography, particularly in the technology we use and the trend towards a more subtle approach to filming your wedding. Drangan Video have adapted to and in many cases, led these changes in approach and style.

One of the best compliments we can get from any bride or groom is ‘We didn’t even know you were there’! This tells us that we have done our job correctly. Our hands-off approach means we never interfere with the running of your day and film from the sidelines without ever infringing on the celebrations. We also work extremely well with photographers, recognizing that they are limited by time and circumstance and don’t want a videographer disrupting their work in any way. We let the photographer take centre stage, never infringing on their space.

Wedding blog news Tipperary and Kilkenny

Our approach to wedding videography can be described as ‘documentary style’ and we strive to capture every moment of your day in a way that is natural, discrete and free from interruption. This approach allows us to take footage that may otherwise be overlooked – a loving glance between father and bride or special moments between those who know you best. This results in a true documentation of your wedding, allowing you to see the little things that would normally go unnoticed.

Wedding trends Tipperary and Kilkenny

Another reason brides and grooms choose us for their wedding videography is our central location. Based in Co. Tipperary, our central location allows us to offer wedding videography in every county in Ireland. We don’t charge extra for distance travelled and always get to know the venue and area before the big day.
One of the newest additions to our wedding video offering is drone videography and photography. Our state of the art drone allows us to capture unique footage of your big day from a perspective that is absolutely breathtaking. Picture our aerial footage of your home or venue along with the guests arriving to the wedding ceremony. We are truly blessed in Ireland to enjoy such wonderful landscapes and scenery and there’s no reason why this incredible backdrop shouldn’t be featured on your beautifully crafted wedding video.

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To learn more about Drangan Video and the services we offer, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon with any questions you may have. We offer affordable videography and a number of packages to suit every budget. Looking for a wedding videographer in Tipperary or Kilkenny? Pop over to the wedding video samples right here on our website to see weddings that have been captured in your area.

Wedding DIY Tips and Tricks

In this blog post we are going to share some fantastic DIY wedding tips and tricks with you. Over the years that we have been providing wedding videography services, we have been blessed to see hundreds of couples exchange vows right across the country. It is because of these fabulous brides and grooms that we have gained an insight into some top DIY wedding ideas!

Outdoor Wedding In Tipperary

• DIY Entertainment for the Kiddies
If you have children sharing your big day, it’s always a nice touch to provide them with some entertainment to keep them happy and content. Instead of spending a fortune on a magician or clown, you could offer some simple DIY entertainment that the small ones will just love!
Put together some customised packs of crayons and colouring books (or print colouring pads free from online sources). These can be made extra special by adding the child’s name to the bag as a keepsake they can cherish. These are especially effective for young children and the effort will be greatly appreciated by their parents.

• Table Centrepieces
This is one of the DIY wedding items we see most in our travels around the country. DIY table décor is on the up and really adds something special to the appearance of your venue. Whether you use handpicked wild flowers from your favourite space or rope in friends and family to donate flowers from their garden, this colourful display can be a real talking point and add a touch of your personality to the venue of your choice.

• Church/Venue Décor
Whilst you may be tempted to pay your local florist to decorate the venue before your big day, it is worth looking at doing this yourself. Use flowers from your garden, ribbons and bows from local haberdasheries or craft shops and decorative items such as wooden birds and hearts to make your wedding venue shine without spending a fortune!

• Wedding Invitations
Homemade wedding invitations add a real touch of personality to your big day and can become a treasured memento for your guests. Take a trip to your local craft shop and price up the items you would need to put some personalised wedding invites together. You may be very surprised at the savings you can make!

• Wedding Favours
Wedding favours can come in all shapes and sizes and can be a brilliant icebreaker for those sharing a table at your wedding. Providing wedding favours for a large guest list can be expensive, so this is something you could absolutely consider doing yourself or with the help of friends. Opt for something simple like an organza bag filled with some of your favourite sweet treats!

If you’re hoping to incorporate some DIY elements into your wedding, we would absolutely love to hear your ideas!

Civil Wedding Ceremony

The team here at Drangan Video have been providing wedding videography services for over 25 years now and use only the very latest cameras and editing software. Take a look at some of the testimonials and sample videos on Facebook or right here on our website and see why Drangan Video is the perfect choice for your big day!

Last Minute Tips for your Summer Wedding

Are you getting married this summer? Well first of all let us wish you a hearty congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! In this article we are going to go through some last minute tips and checks that will ensure everything runs smoothly on your big day.

Summer Weddings Kilkenny

At the moment, it looks like the forecast ahead is pretty positive, temperatures are on the up and we’re finally starting to see some of that sunshine that evaded us for most of May and June. With that in mind, you may want to see some of our last minute tips that will ensure you and your guests remain cool, comfortable and relaxed for the duration of the ceremony and celebrations.

Extra Boutonnieres

You know those lovely button hole flowers that the bridal party wear for the day? If you are expecting soaring temperatures on the day of the wedding, then it may be a good idea to ask your florist to prepare extra to cover heat damage and withering.

Outdoor Area

If you have not already done so, it’s a good idea to contact your venue and ask them if they can provide some outdoor space for your wedding party. Whether that’s a dedicated marquee area for you and your guests or a section of the garden where guests can enjoy some fresh air in the warm evening.

Welcome Drinks

There is absolutely no doubt that your guests would be delighted to be welcomed with a cool, refreshing drink upon arrival at your venue. Ask the hotel/caterers or venue to provide a range of iced juices and fruit for the arrival of your guests.

Goodies Hamper

Whilst you may have already prepared hampers for the ladies and men’s rooms in your venues, it may be worth adding the following to your list to ensure everyone remains comfortable for the duration of the day:

1. Deodorant
2. Flip-flops
3. Face wipes
4. Insect repellent
5. SPF 50
6. Sunglasses
7. Fans

Parasols

If you are hoping to spend a lot of time outdoors on your big day, it is essential that you make your guests as comfortable as possible. Ask the venue to provide you with any large parasols they have onsite or bring your own decorated with ribbons, bows and fairy lights to add something extra special. These parasols will provide shelter from the sun when it’s at its highest and will provide some welcome shade for all ages.

Summer Wedding Tipperary

We truly hope the sun shines for your Irish summer wedding and that you have a day to remember. The team here at Drangan Video provides wedding videography services right across Ireland and would love to be involved in filming your summer wedding in 2020. Get in touch with Eamon here and he’ll guide you through the services we offer as well as tell you about our new drone that provides the most spectacular shots!

Church Weddings in Ireland

Over the past year, we have seen an unexpected upsurge in the number of Church weddings we have been asked to provide videography services for. In this blog post we are going to talk about all the little things that make a church wedding so special and explore some of the reasons why we believe church weddings are on the increase again especially in Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Church Weddings In Kilkenny

When it comes to weddings in Ireland today, there are no hard and fast rules, which in turn means the pressure is off those who previously may not have much choice in venue or ceremony type. Now we can marry our loved ones practically anywhere we wish, whether that be in a church, a registry office, a favourite hotel or a beautiful outdoor area. For the purposes of this blog post we are going to focus on the reasons why an increased number of our brides and grooms are opting for the traditional church wedding.

• Religion: This is of course the number one reason why couples choose to get married in a Church. They may have grown up attending mass here and received the sacraments of communion and confirmation in the same parish. For most couples we speak to, they have a lifelong connection with the church they choose and this makes their day even more special.
• Family Tradition: In a number of instances we have spoken to brides and grooms who are carrying on a family tradition by marrying in the same church as their parents or grandparents. This continuation of tradition is a mark of respect and gratitude to family as well as their own personal choice.
• Ambience: In some cases we have spoke to brides and grooms who have chosen to get married in their local church simply because they love the building and the ambience it provides for their special day.

Church Wedding Video

Whatever your reason for choosing a church wedding, you are sure to be supported greatly by your local parish and church community. There are few other settings where you truly know the people you’re dealing with and this greatly assists with the planning process. When you speak with your local priest and church volunteers on the lead-up to your big day, you can be assured of their full support and guidance throughout the planning stage.

If you and your loved one are hoping to get married in your local church, there are some things you will need to do first:

• Contact your local parish priest to make an appointment and notify him of your intention to marry.
• When you meet with your local parish priest you can then book your church of choice for the big day.
• The parish priest will most likely ask you to bring the following documents with you to your first meeting:
1. Baptismal certificate for both you and your partner.
2. Confirmation certificate.
3. Proof of freedom to marry (if the parish you wish to wed in is not your own parish).
• You will also need to complete a pre-marriage course within 3 months of your wedding day.

Here at Drangan Video, we love nothing more than filming weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary or up and down the country and absolutely recognise that your choice of ceremony is very personal to you and your loved ones. Whether you are getting married in a church, a hotel or any HSE registered venue, we would love to be a part of your big day.

The team here at Drangan are available to travel anywhere in the country to film your happy day and can guarantee an excellent service using the very latest video technology. All editing is completed in-house, so you can be assured that we have full control over the quality of your wedding video.