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Spring Wedding Ideas

For those of you looking for some last minute wedding inspiration for your spring wedding, look no further! In this blog post we are going to look at some of this spring’s décor and colour trends and guide you through the options that will add a little something to the celebration of your big day.

Spring Wedding Cocktails
Serve a Spring Cocktail

Serve something colourful, light and refreshing to your guests when they arrive to celebrate your spring wedding. Gin cocktails are incredibly popular at the moment and can be offered with a range of botanical garnishes to make every single cocktail unique. Allow your guests to mix and match garnishes and mixers for a welcoming experience like no other!

Spring Salads

Nothing says spring quite like a fresh, bright seasonal salad. Offer your guests a ‘make your own’ salad bar or serve up a selection of salads directly to the table. Add seasonal fruits and vinaigrettes to make the meal even more special.

Something Cosy

Whilst the days are starting to get that bit longer again, the nights can get incredibly cold in early spring (especially in Ireland). If your wedding venue offers an outdoor area for those who smoke or simply prefer to sit outside, consider offering your guests some cosy blankets to keep warm. You can also ask the venue manager if they can provide outdoor heating lamps to ensure your guests are comfortable at all times.

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Spring Flowers

Adding a selection of fresh spring flowers to your table centrepieces can really allow nature to play a big part in your day. Choose from daffodils, snowdrops, crocuses or primroses and add a splash of wonderful colour to your venue. For those of you who wish to include spring flowers in your bouquets and buttonholes, daffodils make a splendid display and are a fraction of the cost of roses or other out of season flowers.

Bright Colours

Bright pinks, purples, yellows and blues all tell us that Spring us upon us. Working these colours in with your venue décor, wedding attire and floral arrangements can really set the stage for your big day. Bright colours bring with them a sense of cheer and optimism, sunshine and happiness – what more could you ask for on your big day?

Sunglasses for your Bridal and Grooms Party

You may think we’re being a bit optimistic here, considering the typical Irish weather scenario, but the spring sunshine can be incredibly strong, particularly when it’s low in the sky near the end of the day. Providing your wedding party with some funky shades will let them know you’ve been thinking of them and will make for some great wedding photographs!

Spring Wedding Kilkenny

For those of you who are in the midst of planning your spring wedding for 2019, we hope you have the most wonderful day! If you haven’t already booked a wedding videographer, we would love to hear from you. We can’t guarantee availability for late bookings but we’ll do everything we can to fit you in. remember, the team here at Drangan Video are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland to film your big day at no extra cost to you.

Wedding Fairs and Open Days in Ireland – 2019

For those of you who are newly engaged, let us first offer a very hearty congratulations from all here at Drangan Video. In this article we are going to have a comprehensive look at all the wedding Fairs and venue open days that we’re aware of in Ireland in 2019. We’ve sorted the list by province so feel free to skim through until you find the area where you’re planning your wedding.

Wedding planning 2019

Right throughout the year, hotels and venues play host to some of the most fantastic wedding days and they are really worth a look if you’re searching for inspiration or unique vendors. The dates and venues listed below were correct at the time of posting, but we would always recommend getting in touch with the venue to confirm times and dates.

Munster:

Sunday 3rd of February:
The Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort
Maryborough Hotel and Spa
Barnabrow House, Cloyne

Saturday 16th of February:
Midleton Park Hotel

Sunday 17th of February:
The Heights Hotel, Killarney
Dromhall Hotel, Muckross Park, Killarney

Sunday 24th of February:
The Inn at Dromoland

Sunday 3rd of March:
Clayton Silver Springs Hotel

Connaught:

Sunday 10th of February:
Loughrea Hotel and Spa, Athenry

Sunday 17th of February:
Westport Woods Hotel and Spa

Sunday 24th of February:
Athlone Springs Hotel

Leinster:

Sunday 3rd of February:
The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dublin
Palmerstown House Estate, Kildare
Springfield Hotel,
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Clanard Court Hotel
The Lucan Spa Hotel
Mount Wolseley Hotel
Annebrook House Hotel
The Keadeen Hotel, Ballymany

Sunday 10th of February:
Osprey Hotel
The Pillo Hotel and Spa
Headfort Hotel
The Johnstown Estate

Wednesday 13th of February:
Clanard Court Hotel

Sunday 17th of February:
Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road
The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands
Parkview Hotel, Wicklow
Bloomfield House Hotel

Wednesday 20th February:
Annebrook House Hotel

Thursday 21st of February:
Fitzpatrick Castle

Sunday 3rd of March:
Bloomfield House Hotel

Sunday 10th of March:
Ashdown Park Hotel

Wednesday 13th of March:
Clanard Court Hotel

Thursday 21st of March:
Marine Hotel Sutton

Sunday 24th of March:
Shamrock Lodge Hotel
Westgrove Hotel and Conference Centre

Sunday 14th of April:
The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands

Sunday 26th of May:
The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands

Sunday 23rd of June:
The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands

Sunday 14th of July:
The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands

Sunday 29th of September:
The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands

Sunday 20th of October:
The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands

Sunday the 24th of November:
The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands

Ulster:

Saturday 16th of February:
Manor House Country Hotel
Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe

Sunday 24th of February:
Rosspark Hotel

Sunday 24th of March:
Roe Park Resort, Lisnakilly Road

Weddings in Ireland 2019

The team here at Drangan Video provide professional wedding video services to every county in Ireland, we are always happy to travel for our Brides and Grooms and will be on-hand to assist whenever we can throughout the planning process. To learn more about the services we offer, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon who will be only too happy to help.

Wedding Trends for 2019

It’s January again, that time of the year where we take a look at the trends that look set to take the wedding world by storm for the next 12 months. In this blog post we’re going to take a look at the trends for 2019, whilst also giving a nod to those old trends that looks set to continue long into the future. We’d love to hear any insights you may have, so do please feel free to comment below or get in touch with Drangan Video  via social media.

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Colour Trends in 2019

2019 see the continuation of the trend for pastel colours; however, we are now looking at darker more dramatic shades. Set your sights on darks purples, pinks and blues and you can be sure that you’ll be right on trend. Silvers, golds, bronzes and metallic tones are also looking likely to top the style trends for guests and bridal parties alike!

Making the Change

We’re not quite sure if we should thank Megan Markle for this or not, but the stunning bride has set the tone for things to come with a change of dress after the wedding ceremony. Realising that cost plays a huge part in this new trend, we’d recommend keeping your eyes peeled for bridal bargains on the run up to your big day. Opt for an outfit or dress that allows you to relax and enjoy some dancing later in the evening without having to worry about or be restricted by a heavy gown.

Personalised Wedding Stationary

Never before has wedding stationary been so important! The trend now seems to be pointing more than ever to personalised wedding invites with monograms designed specifically for you both, professional calligraphy and laser cut designs. Most small towns, villages and cities in Ireland will have a number of craft professionals that will be delighted to design something bespoke for your and your intended. Plus you’re supporting a local small business, what could be better than that?

The More Intimate Experience

Whilst it appears the recession in Ireland is well and truly over (for now), Brides and Grooms have learned from the past decade of austerity and have taken stock of what is most important for their wedding day. Gone are the days of large extravagant weddings with three or four hundred guests, we now look more to the people who are most important in our lives and put them centre stage. Large weddings are great fun, but when the costs run too high it can be hard to justify any resulting debt!

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Catering with a Difference

Looking for something different for your wedding? Why not look to the mobile catering trend that continues to grow throughout Ireland? More and more we are seeing Brides and Grooms employ the services of outside catering companies, burger vans, burrito bars, ice-cream vendors and mixologists! If you fancy a change from the traditional sit down dinner, have a look at some of your local mobile catering service providers for some incredible inspiration.

If you are planning a wedding in 2019 or 2020 and looking to hire the services of a professional wedding videographer, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland and will always work closely with you to provide you a service that will last you a lifetime.

Final Planning for your Winter Wedding

It’s hard to believe that we are already writing about winter weddings, how the summer has flown by this year! For those of you who are tying the knot in the final months of 2018 or early 2019, we hope you find these last minute planning tips helpful.

Winter Weddings In Tipperary
It’s all about planning for the weather!

Being realistic about weather expectations during the winter months means you will never be caught short on your wedding day. Here at Drangan Video, we provide wedding videography services throughout the year and have seen a huge increase in couples getting married in the later months, particularly during the Christmas season.

Planning for winter weather conditions well in advance will give you the peace of mind you deserve on your wedding day:

For the guests:

• Umbrellas at the ready – organise a surplus of umbrellas for any guests who may not have had the foresight to bring one to the ceremony or celebrations.
• Keep your guests warm – making sure your guests are comfortable and warm at all times will make a huge difference to your day and will make your guests feel extra special.
• Offering a hot drink on arrival – when your guests arrive at your venue, consider offering hot drinks such as tea, coffee, mulled wine, Irish coffees or hot whiskeys.
• If you have an outdoor area at your venue of choice, provide your guests with warm blankets to keep the chill out.

Winter Wedding Film
For the bridal party:

• The bride and the bridesmaids will need to be comfortable throughout the ceremony and the celebrations, so make sure you put some though into winter-ready accessories. Faux fur shoulder capes, boleros and custom designed jackets are all good options to keep the chill out.
• Don’t forget about the groom and grooms party, keep the guys warm by providing smart overcoats and attractive scarves. Most tux rental shops will be able to offer heavier suits or coats for the winter months.
• Bring an ‘emergency’ kit for the ladies. Cold winds and the likelihood of rain will mean you need to put a bit of extra thought into this kit. Include lip balm, hand cream, moisturiser, hairspray, makeup setting spray and anything else your bridal party may need in the event of bad weather.
• Keep your legs warm – Give your legs the love they need during this long day by wearing thick tights under a long wedding dress. If your bridesmaids are also wearing long dresses, provide them with high denier tights to keep those tootsies warm.

Cover all eventualities:

When planning your winter wedding, try to plan for every possibility on the day. Provide guests with clear directions to the venue and ask them to allow extra travel time in case of extreme weather conditions. Keep the extra travel time in mind for the bridal and grooms party too as icy roads or heavy winds can easily add an extra hour to a journey.

Christmas Weddings Kilkenny

If you have a photographer and videographer booked for outdoor shots, keep in mind that this may not always be possible. Have an alternative indoor venue arranged for group shots, personal photos and videography. The great thing about a winter wedding is that you get to dress up all over again later in the year if you wish to get some shots in the sunshine.

Drangan Video provides wedding videography services 12 months of the year and is available to film weddings right across the country. Please feel free to pop over to our testimonials page where you can see a small sample of our work, should you wish to see further samples, do get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need.

We’ll be covering more winter wedding tips over the coming months so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for updates.

Wedding Videography Trends in 2018

Over the past number of years, we have seen some fabulous wedding video trends emerge and it certainly looks like they are here to stay. Have a look at the list below and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, do make sure you get in touch so we can accommodate you in any way we can.

Wedding Videography Trends 2018

Some of the most popular trends in recent years look to stand the test of time.

Wedding Video Guestbook
Instead of asking your guests to sign a traditional guest book that will most likely sit in a drawer gathering dust over the next few decades, why not ask them to participate in a video guestbook.

The team here at Drangan Video will be happy to set up our equipment in a discreet location of your venue and speak with guests who wish to leave you a video message on your happy day.

Wedding Bloopers
A trend that will have you and your loved ones laughing long into the future. In times past, these wonderful snippets would have ended up on the cutting room floor, never to be seen or mentioned again! With Drangan Video however, we can compile and little ‘slip-ups’ or funny moments into a fun, memorable compilation for you to enjoy with your friends, family and loved ones.

Wedding Videography Packages

Combining Video and Photography
Still photography shots included in your wedding video can make a truly wonderful impact when integrated by a professional editor like Eamon. Make your wedding video a little bit different whilst never missing a moment of the day.

The First Look
This trend has been quite popular for a number of years now and looks set to become a permanent feature of the wedding video and photograph album.

Before the ceremony, before all the guests see the bride and groom, we take them somewhere special where they get to see each other in all their finery for the very first time. This moment is captured forever on video and is incredibly special for the couple who then go on to the venue to exchange their vows.

Drone Footage
Drangan Video works closely with a fully licensed drone photographer to provide you with aerial footage on your big day. Perhaps you would like an impressive group shot on the grounds of your venue or in a location that holds a special place in your heart? Aerial/drone footage is one of the most exciting additions to the wedding memory box and we love nothing more than a trend that really makes an impact like this.

As you can see from the list above, the list of wedding videography trends just keeps on growing. Last year it was all about the choreographed wedding dance video, which is still hugely popular, but it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on emerging trends for inspiration and ideas for your big day.

Whether you require traditional wedding videography, documentary style or drone footage, the team here at Drangan Video will be delighted to assist you on your big day. Get in touch with Eamon today to learn more about the video style that is perfect for your wedding.