The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny is all set to reopen on July 20th it is my all time favorite venue for wedding videographey in Kilkenny here at Drangan Video we have been busy in assisting couples move their wedding to an alternative date, many of those are Newpark Weddings I cant wait to get shooting wedding videos in Kilkenny again.
Happy wedding video memories from the the wedding of Natalie Walsh and Brian Murphy married in Foulkstown Church Kilkenny.
One of the highlights from the day took place just after the first dance when Brian grabbed the microphone to serenade his new bride with that beautiful song “Mystery Girl” by Roy Orbison.
Natalie and the girls day began with preparations in The Folly Guesthouse in Kilkenny, Brian and the boys were in the Springhill Court Hotel Kilkenny, the highlights video features footage from both locations.
Foulkstown Church is one of my favorite wedding ceremony locations in Kilkenny its a small church with a gallery to the rear an ideal discreet area for an extra video camera.
The couple and guests enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the wonderful Stephouse Hotel In Carlow.
It was an honor to have been videographer for yet another smashing wedding in Killenny Natalie and Brian are a nice down to earth couple such a pleasure to work with.
Here at Drangan Video we are looking forward to getting back to shootings weddings in the near future when the Covid restrictions are lifted.
If you are in the process of wedding planning and are looking for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Carlow, Cork or any other county please feel free 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
Here at Drangan Video we love nothing more than hanging the decorations, pouring a glass of Baileys and enjoying all the special moments that come hand in hand with the festive celebrations. It’s hard to believe that 2019 is almost over and a new decade is almost upon us, but we are always looking forward, grateful for the fantastic couples we have met in 2019 and eager to meet our brides and grooms in 2020.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the couples we have worked with this year and wish you all a very happy Christmas on your first year as a married couple. For those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, let us extend our very best wishes to you, may the New Year bring you great adventures, happy memories and plenty of times to look forward to. We are extremely grateful to you all for choosing Drangan Video to capture your special day.
As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of all our lovely couples who first proposed or got engaged in the month of December and we look forward to hearing about all the festive engagements over the coming month. While it may seem like a cliché, there is nothing more romantic than a Christmas proposal and every year we are amazed by the ingenuity that goes into preparing for these special moments.
Over the past year, Drangan Video have invested heavily in new technologies, and state of the art video equipment and we’ve even added drone footage to our wedding video packages. It’s been an exciting year for sure and we look forward to growing even further in 2020 to provide our couples with the very best wedding video service available in Ireland.
This past 12 months we have been blessed to film over 70 weddings as well as many other happy occasions and events across the country. In 2020 we will continue to offer a professional service, top quality video footage, expertly captured aerial shots and all those little extras that come with the Drangan Video team.
Should you wish to learn more about the wedding video services we offer and our very affordable pricing, please do get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. He will talk you through all the options available to you and will provide you with a fixed price for your wedding video and any extras you require.
The team here at Drangan Video wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons and a healthy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to meeting you all in the New Year.
Whilst the language of love may be universal, it’s important to take all of your guests into account when planning a bilingual wedding. Here at Drangan Video we have filmed at many weddings that have celebrated the joining of two cultures, countries and languages and love to see how our couples have overcome language barriers between guests. In this blog post we are going to look at some of the tips we have learned over our 25 years in the wedding video business, we hope this post assists you when planning your bilingual wedding in Ireland.
Hire a bilingual wedding planner
Many of our couples have found that the assistance of a bilingual wedding planner is absolutely worth it when it comes to planning their wedding. Your bilingual wedding planner can assist with the wording of your invitations, can assist with guest communication during family photo’s and can act as a mediator between your vendors and guests throughout the day.
Bilingual wedding invitations
Rather than sending out your invitations in one language only or designing two separate sets of wedding stationery, perhaps consider dual sided stationery to cover both languages. These reversible invites are also a great memento for guests to keep and treasure and are a symbol of your unique and wonderful relationship.
If you have family travelling long distances to your wedding, it’s always important to give them as much information as possible in the months leading up to the big day. Consider setting up a website that can be viewed in both languages, this will enable your guests to plan in advance, make online bookings for accommodation and learn about the area they will be visiting.
If at all possible, hire a bilingual celebrant to officiate at your wedding. Rather than directly translating every word and adding considerable length to your wedding ceremony, an experienced bilingual celebrant will know exactly how to conduct your ceremony so that it is inclusive to all in attendance.
Bilingual family and friends
Ask any bilingual family and friends in attendance to look out for guests who may be struggling with the language barrier. This will help to break the ice between family members of both sides and will greatly assist with the comfort of your guests who may be feeling a little overwhelmed by their unfamiliar surroundings.
Ask those who are making speeches to keep them to a certain length. There’s nothing worse than a room full of people listening to a speech that they can’t understand. Consider having the speeches transcribed and translated for guests prior to the big day, these can then be projected on a screen during the speeches. You may also ask your top table to incorporate both languages into their speeches if they are comfortable doing so, remember a little bit of effort will go a very long way!
As part of your celebrations, incorporate both cultures and languages into the big day. Celebrate the differences and use them to unite your two families for a day and night to remember.
If you are planning a wedding in Ireland, whether bilingual or not, Eamon here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. As well as being top-notch wedding videographers we’re also great communicators and will always go the extra mile to ensure you and your guests have a great experience.
Over our 25 years as wedding videographers, we have been blessed to witness thousands of couples tie the knot. For many, tradition can play an important part in their big day, whether that is wearing an item of clothing or jewellery that has been passed down through the generations or getting married in a venue that has become precious to the couple and their families. In this blog post we are going to explore some old traditions and see whether they really hold up when it comes to weddings today.
When we think of wedding traditions there’s one that has stood the test of time:
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!
Something Old: No doubt you all recognise this tradition that has been passed down through the generations. For many, the ‘something old’ is an item of jewellery that has been worn previously by family members or loved ones who have passed on. This tradition is the one we see most by far as brides and grooms keep this ‘something old’ close to their hearts during their wedding day.
Something New: Whilst part of the old tradition, it’s really one most couples don’t have to worry about fulfilling! ‘Something new’ can be your dress, flowers, jewellery or even your hairstyle!
Something Borrowed: If you want to stick to tradition and keep ‘Something Borrowed’ with you on your wedding day, perhaps consider asking a member of your new family to assist with this part of the tradition. A necklace from your sister in law, a brooch from your new mother in law or a memento of a deceased family member from your new family will make them feel like they are really a part of your big day!
Something Blue: Over the past 25 years we have spoken to many of our brides who have opted for a blue garter to fulfill this part of the old tradition. However, you can also opt for jewellery with a blue stone, a touch of blue in your bouquet or a scrap of some blue cloth from clothing that means a lot to you.
Old Wives Tales
No doubt you have heard all the doom and gloom that goes along with some old wives tales that are associated with weddings – just for laughs we have listed some of the most bizarre for you below!
• “Don’t leave any pins in the dress on the morning of the wedding” apparently this was seen as bad luck!
• If a spider is found in the folds of the dress on the morning of the wedding then you’re in for good luck – unless you’re afraid of spiders of course!
• Wearing the veil of a woman who is already happily married will pass their good luck on to you.
• If the groom drops his hat on the day of the wedding, this is considered to be good luck.
• “If you marry in Lent, you are sure to repent” – hmm we’ve just had the busiest spring period ever so we are glad to hear this kind of nonsense has been left behind!
• “It is unlucky to try on your wedding ring prior to being married” – we just can’t see how this was ever a tradition, how were couples expected to buy rings without trying them on?
• “Never take off your wedding ring during the first seven years of your marriage”.
• “Never marry on a day that has a full moon”
• “Any sums of money to be paid during the day should be paid in odd amounts”. If you’re sticking to this tradition, as wedding videographers we would ask that you round up to the nearest hundred 😉
Thankfully, in today’s modern Ireland, any traditions we see during wedding ceremonies are for the most part restricted to family tradition. Remember, this is your big day so get out there and start some of your own family traditions!
If you and your loved one are currently planning a wedding and you are considering the services of a professional wedding videographer, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. As well as traditional, discreet videography, we can also offer drone footage, which will give you something special to look back on for years to come.