Category Archives: Wedding Videographer Cork

The Maid of Honours Role in the Big Day

As the Maid of Honour on your friend’s big day, it will be your responsibility to ensure the Bride wants for nothing and is totally oblivious to any panic that may be going on in the background. In this article we look at how you can take your Maid of Honour duties to the next level and have guests and family marvelling at your calm demeanour and precise organizational skills. You may be panicking on the inside, but by following the tips below you can be assured of a trouble-free day!

1. In the weeks leading up to the big day, take it upon yourself to make a personal phone call to each of the bridal suppliers, include the videographer, the photographer, florist, ceremony venue and reception venue and leave them with your number. This will take great pressure off the Bride and will ensure you are kept up to date on any last minute changes that may occur.

2. Also make sure to extend a phone call to each member of the bridal party, including but not limited to the groomsman, bridesmaids, ushers and parents of any children who may be partaking in the wedding ceremony. Make it clear that if anyone needs anything in the lead up to the big day or if anyone has any questions, that they can contact you directly.

3. Regularly check in with the Bride to see if she needs assistance with any last minute plans and assure her that you can take up any challenge that may arise. After all you are there to make sure her day goes as smoothly as possible!

Wedding News Tipperary
Wedding News Tipperary

The day itself is going to be busy and you will need your wits about you to ensure everything goes as planned. Don’t sweat the small stuff and know that you can’t plan for every eventuality; some surprises will happen that goes without saying and some may even add to the happiness of the day! That said, here are some useful tips that you can keep in your armoury:

4. Wedding Day Appointments – By having a clear itinerary made out in advance you can ensure that all members of the bridal party can keep to their appointments on the morning of the wedding. Perhaps you can organize transport to and from the hairdressers if necessary or arrange a timeline for each of the bridesmaids to have their make-up done. A schedule will help not just the bridal party but also the professionals providing the services on the morning.

5. Make sure everyone gets a good breakfast! Now, we’re not suggesting for a moment that you should don your apron and cook up a feast for such a large gathering; however, it may be advisable to organize someone else who can do this for you on the morning of the wedding. It’s going to be a long day and will most likely be the evening before you all sit down to enjoy a meal. A good breakfast will set you all up for the day and will allay any crankiness that may come with hunger pangs!

6. Carry an emergency kit in your clutch or handbag – we can’t stress this enough! The emergency kit can include:
• Clear nail varnish
• Sewing needle
• Thread
• Plasters
• Deodorant
• Tights
• Small scissors

In the lead up to the big day there will of course be so much more for you to do, the great thing about the wedding day itself is that all the plans have already been made and confirmed and you can relax and enjoy the day with your very best friend. Let her know that you are at her beck and call and that you are willing and excited to help out in any way you possibly can. By the time the evening comes around you will be able to party like everyone else and pat yourself on the back for a job very well done indeed!

Drangan Video provides videography services for brides and grooms throughout Ireland and would love to hear from you at any time of the year. Our packages are both affordable and professional and we have years of very satisfied customers who will be more than happy to share their experiences. Feel free to get in touch with Eamon here by email or phone at any time that is convenient to you.

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Regards Eamon



Tips for the Groom

When we think about weddings, the bride is generally the first person who comes to mind, however, your role as the groom is just as important. If you are planning an upcoming wedding it’s now time to make sure you are doing your bit and helping with the planning process.
Just like the bride, the groom has responsibilities that will contribute to the smooth running of your big day. These responsibilities will range from selecting the groomsmen to negotiating with vendors. Here are a few quick tips to guide you through the responsibilities of the Groom on the big day and throughout the planning process.

Choosing your Groomsmen:

Before you even start making a list, consider how many groomsmen you really need and how many you really want. To do this, you’ll need to answer the following questions:
– Will the groomsmen double as ushers? If this is the case, then as a general rule of thumb, you’ll need one usher/groomsman for every fifty guests.
-How many bridesmaids are there? This is very important. Keep in mind that the groomsmen will have to escort the bridesmaids down the aisle as well as share the first dance with you and your bride. You will need to ensure that you have the same number of Groomsmen as Bridesmaids.

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Wedding Planning Tips: Drangan Video Tipperary







Once you’ve decided how many groomsmen you want, it’s time to make a quick shortlist. Think about your closest friends and relatives, but also think about the other men in your fiancé’s life. Does she have a brother that she’s particularly close with? If so, then consider him when choosing your Groomsmen.
When selecting your Best Man, make sure that it’s someone who is an important part of your life and knows you inside out. This may be a brother, a close friend or another family member. An old friend that you haven’t seen in years may not always be the best choice for the Best Man position. Your Best Man will need to be aware of his duties to assist you and your Bride on the big day and ensure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes so you can enjoy the day in all it’s glory.

Choosing your Tux or Morning Suit :
Here are a few quick tips for choosing your tux or morning suit:

– Decide whether you want to rent or buy: Generally speaking, renting a tux or suit will cost you between 30 and 50% less than buying. So, if you are looking to save money, and you don’t really feel you’ll need the suit for any occasions after your wedding, then renting will be a good option for you.
– Consider your wedding colours: You and your fiancé should have chosen your wedding colours prior to purchasing or renting your suit. Always keep the colour scheme in mind when selecting your outfit and consider bringing your fiancé with you when you go to make the final decisions (it’s important that she sees the suit or tux beforehand). You can add elements of the Bride’s colour scheme into your outfits, through matching cummerbund, tie, waistcoats and cufflinks.

– Make sure the suit fits well: Even a very well designed, expensive suit can look wrong if it doesn’t fit well. If your suit doesn’t fit perfectly, make sure that you bring this to the attention of the retailer or rental store who will have someone available to make adjustments for you in most cases.

Focus on the Big Things :

From the centrepieces to the music, there’s so much to think about when planning a wedding that it can be overwhelming. However, it is important not to get too tied up in the little things. You need to focus the majority of your energy on the big aspects of your wedding, like the venue, the guest list and the honeymoon.

Don’t forget to enjoy every minute:
While choosing the tux, planning the honeymoon and selecting groomsmen are perfect jobs for the Groom; certain tasks are best left to the bride. Brides usually want to choose their dress, their bridesmaid dresses, and the flowers, so try to stay out of those areas. If she asks for your help, then do so, but don’t try to take over.
Most of all, it’s important to relax and try to enjoy your big day, it’s a wonderful time for you and your Bride and should be a day you will treasure and remember for the rest of your lives. By helping out where you can it’s going to make the day even more special for both of you.
Call Drangan Video to arrange the video for your big day. We offer a full range of packages and are available nationwide throughout every season of the year.

Wedding Video Memories : Karen And Brian Cork City

Hello and welcome once again to my Drangan Video blog page, in this week’s news feed I am happy to share a recent wedding video which was filmed in Cork City otherwise known as the capital of Munster. Karen & Brian were married in the North Cathedral Church  which is one the oldest and most beautiful wedding ceremony venues in Cork.

The wedding video story begins in Bawnleigh, Banduff on the ouskirts of Cork not far from Mayfield Business park, on arrival at Karen’s parent’s house i was greeting with a warm cork welcome by Karen’s mum & dad her dad David Harris is a well known wedding photographer covering weddings in and around cork city and county, some of the fab pics in this video clip were supplied by David “very proud dad”  the bridal preps were a lively affair Karen was a beautiful lively bubbly bride and even at this early stage in the day she  looked stunning.

North Cathedral Cork :

The Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Cork, Ireland. It is the seat of the Bishop of Cork and Ross, and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross, it is one of my favorite wedding ceremony venues in Cork  it is a magnificent setting for a truly memorable wedding day, for me as a wedding videographer it is perfect for discreet and unobtrusive wedding film capture.

Fun Wedding Video Cork
Fun Wedding Video Cork







Garryvoe Hotel and Wedding Venue :

After the wedding ceremony we headed for Garryvoe Hotel which overlooks beautiful Ballycotton Bay, the hotel is about 20 km from East Cork Golf and not far from Barryscourt Castle, where we stopped off for some photos and video footage, it was beautiful there the sun was beaming down on a very happy and fun wedding party.

As we head in to October, summer 20015 is becoming a distant memory  just like the months weddings come and go and some wedding suppliers might say that all weddings are the same, I totally disagree one thing for certain is that Cork weddings are special. Karen and Brian were your typical Cork couple, very friendly down to earth and great fun to work with, Karen was a very well organized bride everything went off without a glitch.

I have a number of cork wedding videos on my books over the comming months which Im really looking forward to Cork weddings are fab, congrats again to Karen & Brian.

More Wedding Video news soon.

Regards Eamon.

Beautiful Scenic Wedding Video Locations In Cork

Here at Drangan Video, we have had a very busy summer and whilst the weather has been somewhat disappointing at times it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of our excited brides and grooms.

This summer has seen us spend time travelling the length and breadth of the country providing videography services for weddings in Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny, Dublin, Galway and Kerry to name but a few. So it’s hard to believe that we’re now facing into the latter half of the year and making plans for Christmas and New Year weddings already, where has the year gone!

Late last year we met with a number of couples who wed this summer in Cork, and asked our advice on the best places for wedding videos and photographs in the Cork region. We were extremely happy to oblige as we are very familiar with Cork County and City and have filmed many events and weddings there over the years. So for those of you who are planning a wedding in Cork and need some ideas for great locations to shoot a special wedding video, we hope you find this useful.

Scenic wedding locations  in Cork

For those marrying in Cork City

Gougane Barra West Cork
Gougane Barra West Cork







Cork City has a wonderful range of venues and locations that are just perfect for shooting a short wedding video before you arrive at your venue of choice. For those who want to try something a little different why not check out some of the locations below:

The English Market – you may require permission to film in here, so be sure to talk to all the right people before you decide to use the location for a shoot!

Shandon – the views from Shandon are absolutely fabulous and couldn’t be a better setting for a picturesque wedding video or photography session.

Blackrock Castle and Observatory – situated on the banks of the Lee about a 10-minute drive from the City Centre, Blackrock Castle is an idyllic location.

Blarney Castle and Woollen Mills – fancy kissing the Blarney Stone in all your finery, why not do something different with your wedding party prior to arriving at the venue?

Fitzgerald’s Park – nestled in the heart of Cork City, Fitzgerald’s Park holds dear memories for most people of Cork origin. A perfect setting to make more memories on your big day.

Cobh Town – Cobh is situated on the Great Island in Cork harbour and is home to one of Ireland’s largest and most impressive Cathedrals, perfect for those who wish to get some

For those marrying in Cork County

great scenic shots and film.
Ballycotton Cliffs – the Cliffs in Ballycotton with the lighthouse in the distance would make an impressively scenic backdrop to any wedding video.

Garnish Island – take the ferry with your bridal party from Glengarriff to Garnish Island where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful gardens and walks the country has to offer.

Roches Point – At the mouth of Cork Harbour, Roches Point is situated at the top of a hill overlooking both the harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. No better backdrop for a couple who are looking forward to their future.

Cork City and County is home to a wealth of idyllic locations for those who wish to shoot a wedding video with a difference. If you have any ideas of your own we would love to hear them and please feel free to share your very own favourite Cork locations.

For wedding videography services in Cork City or County, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video at any time. We are always on hand to advise in any way we can and will be happy to make suggestions that will make your wedding video extra special.

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Regards Eamon.