In this blog post we are featuring the wedding of Deirdre and Andrew who tied the knot in the Church of the Holy Trinity Hugginstown Kilkenny a big thank you to them for choosing Drangan Video for videography and allowing their wedding video to be shared on line.
Here at Drangan Video we offer a wide range of videography packages one to suit every budget, Deirdre and Andrew availed of our Silver wedding video package which provides coverage of morning bridal preps up to and including the drinks reception at the wedding venue.
I really enjoyed shooting this wedding the bridal preps were the highlight of the video shoot a wonderful cast featuring Deirdre in the lead roll as the happy bubbly bride and her two little support stars Ellie-May and Saoirse running around and keeping an eye out for the arrival of the bridal car, we captured loads of natural dialogue in the house providing a nice sound mix for the final cut
Hugginstown village is located between Kilkenny and Waterford in south Kilkenny, Hugginstown is associated with Carrickshock GAA club, who play their hurling games in the village.
The wedding ceremony was conducted by Fr. Jim Murphy in the Church of the Holy Trinity Hugginstown, it was a nice relaxed ceremony, James Rice and Deirdre Gannon O’ Shea provided a beautiful selection of music and vocals.
Video coverage of Deirdre & Andrew’s big day concluded with the arrival of the the couple for the drinks reception in the ever popular Langton House Hotel which is one of the top wedding venues in Kilkenny.
The Set Theatre at Langtons was created by a London designer, it is a lovely drinks reception venue, the Set is also popular for private civil ceremonies or a full wedding reception or evening reception. Adding to the splender of the Set is the private courtyard where guests can relax and chill out over a coffee or a few drinks.
If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny and looking for a wedding videographer with flair, please do get in contact with Eamon here at any time. Our dedication to providing you with a service that is professional and our top class customer service, make us the number one choice for wedding videos in Kilkenny and the surrounding counties.
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, one of the towns we visit on a regular basis, providing wedding videography and drone photography services for our happy couples. This wonderful town is a popular choice with brides and grooms and with very good reason. The town itself is both picturesque and bustling and is home to some of the countries most favoured wedding venues.
In this blog post we are going to speak specifically about two wedding venues in Clonmel, both of which we have had the pleasure of filming at on many occasions. There’s a reason why these two venues are held in such high esteem and we believe they deserve a shout out for that reason.
Each and every time we return to Clonmel to film a wedding ceremony and the associated celebrations, we hear nothing but praise from the guests and happy couples about these venues.
If you and your loved one have recently gotten engaged and are searching for the perfect venue in Clonmel in which to host your ceremony or reception, we heartily recommend that you check out these 2 wonderful locations.
The Park Hotel Clonmel
The Park Hotel in Clonmel is renowned for its attention to detail and excellent customer service. Located just 5 minutes from the town and shopping area it is ideal for those who wish to celebrate close to home. The hotel is registered for civil ceremonies, which means that you and your guests can experience the joys of your big day in one perfect location.
The team here at Drangan Video have filmed a number of wedding videos for couples at the Park Hotel in Clonmel and we can tell you first hand that they really do go that extra mile to make sure your day is as special as it can possibly be.
With an onsite spa, the bridal party can enjoy all the attention to detail required prior to the ceremony. For those of you who would like to explore some scenic locations nearby for photography or video opportunities, we can recommend the neighbouring St. Patricks Well, which will absolutely take your breath away in even the most unpredictable of Irish weather!
Hotel Minella Clonmel
This wonderful Georgian hotel is a firm favourite with our brides and grooms and we have been lucky enough to provide wedding videography services here on a number of occasions. What we love most about this hotel is that it is a family run business, this is apparent from the first moment of contact. The Nallen family really put everything into ensuring your special day is unique and always go that extra mile to deliver a day that will remain in your heart forever.
Hotel Minella is situated on the banks of the River Suir and offers a plethora of incredible backdrops for outdoor and indoor photography opportunities. Each and every wedding video we have shot here has been breathtakingly beautiful and kudos have to go to the grounds maintenance team for the work they do on such a large scale. The hotel itself is just a 5-minute drive from Clonmel town, however we believe that everything you require is right here onsite.
4* Luxury Accommodation
Onsite Leisure Centre
Top Class Customer Service
Menus for all Occasions
2 Storey Apartments Onsite – perfect for any large family groups who may wish to stay together during the celebrations.
Wedding Videography Services Clonmel
Drangan Video offer a range of packages to suit every budget and we are always happy to speak with guests and offer recommendations. If you are planning a wedding in Clonmel and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of filming two delightful weddings in Kilkenny, bumping into so many married couples that had hired Drangan Video to record their special day has provided food for thought regarding the content for this wedding news blog. One couple were celebrating their 10th wedding Anniversary other couples were looking forward to celebrating 5 years of married bliss, in this article we are taking a closer look at wedding anniversary gifts.
Now that you have tied the knot and are looking forward to a wonderful future together, it’s important that you take time to remember your big day year after year. In this article we are going to talk about the traditional gifts that are associated with each anniversary up to the 30-year mark. We’ll explore the gifts associated with later anniversaries in a later article.
1st Anniversary – Paper
Celebrate your first anniversary with a gift made of paper. Whether you choose a favourite first edition book, a diary, a photo album or tickets to a special event, paper should be the centerpiece of your gift.
2nd Anniversary – Cotton
The gift most associated with a second wedding anniversary is cotton. Choose from candles that smell of cotton or bathrobes to snuggle up in.
3rd Anniversary – Leather
Leather is traditionally associated with gifts for your third wedding anniversary, the beauty of a leather gift is that it will last for years if good quality. Opt for a smart wallet/purse, a handbag or satchel or a leather bound book or diary.
4th Anniversary – Fruit and Flowers
This one is pretty self explanatory, treat your loved one to a hamper of fruit and flowers, perhaps organise a picnic or prepare something fruity for dessert that evening.
5th Anniversary – Wood
Your wooden anniversary can be celebrated by gifting a jewellery box, a handcrafted sign or trinket box or a framed picture of your big day or another special occasion you have celebrated over the past 5 years.
6th Anniversary – Sugar
Something sweet for someone sweet, gifts don’t get easier that this! Treat your loved one to candy canes and chocolate on this special day.
7th Anniversary – Copper & Wool
Copper jewellery, comfy woolen scarves or a combination of both can make this anniversary a day to remember. Ireland has a wealth of handcrafted items on offer in both copper and wool so you can be sure you’ll find something wonderful to gift to your loved one.
8th Anniversary – Bronze
Bronze represents strength and unity due to being a product of copper and tin. This special anniversary allows you to explore the many bronze Irish crafts available in most cities, towns and villages across Ireland.
9th Anniversary – Pottery or Willow
Pottery and Willow are said to be representative of a 9th wedding anniversary because they can both be used to create strong, lasting products. Both are flexible but with creativity and determination can transform into strong treasured items.
10th Anniversary – Tin
Tin can be used to store perishables and delicacies, keeping them safe and preserved for future nourishment. Tin represents strength and protection so it’s absolutely perfect for celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary.
15th Anniversary – Crystal
If you’re determined to stick to traditional anniversary gifts, this is where the price may become a bit higher than you have been used to over the past 14 years. Luckily the price of crystal has come down in recent years and good quality crystal can be purchased for a reasonable price.
20th Anniversary – China
China has always been the gift of choice for those celebrating their 20th anniversary, however more modern gifts have been associated with platinum, we’ll let you choose!!
25th Anniversary – Silver
Silver never goes out of fashion, it’s pretty much timeless and can be used for everything from jewellery to electronics. We can’t think of a better gift for your 25th anniversary.
30th Anniversary – Pearls
Pearls are said to be a symbol of beauty hidden within, however they also represent strength and unity and are the perfect representation of your 30-year marriage.
Drop back shortly to read our follow up article on the gifts associated with wedding anniversaries from 30 to 50 years.
Drangan Video offer a range of packages to suit every budget and we are always happy to speak with guests and offer recommendations. If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.
Here at Drangan Video, we have had the pleasure of providing wedding videography services for brides and grooms the length and breadth of the country. Over the next few weeks, we are going to look at some of Ireland’s most popular destinations and venues and explore what makes each area so special for our happy couples. In this blog post we are heading to the home of the GAA in scenic Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
If you have recently gotten engaged and are hoping to exchange vows in the wonderful town of Thurles, we hope you find this article both informative and inspiring. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about venues in the area or if you would like to see a sample of weddings we have filmed in the town and it’s surrounds
Thurles is a spirited town situated in northern Tipperary and is mostly known for being the birthplace of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association). It is also a favourite choice for third level students right across the country, who help to bring a certain vibrancy and atmosphere to the town. Thurles is home to the second largest GAA stadium in the country – Semple Stadium.
Situated on the banks of the River Suir and nestled between the Silvermine Mountains and the Slieveardagh Hills, Thurles is a wonderfully scenic town in which to exchange your vows.
For those of you who are opting for a Church wedding, the cathedral in Thurles is a most impressive building. The beautiful rose window and striking architectural features make this one of the most remarkable Cathedrals in the country and a wonderful place in which to host your ceremony.
Wedding Venues in Thurles:
Over the past number of years we have been honoured to provide our wedding videography services to couples getting married in Thurles and we look forward to returning there each and every time.
We find that the vast majority of our brides and grooms have opted to host their celebrations in the 4* Anner Hotel, situated on the outskirts of Thurles town. If you are considering this hotel as your venue, let us assure you that you could not be in better hands. The Anner Hotel is known widely for it’s immaculately landscaped gardens, top class customer service and tasteful décor. With 92 rooms available, it is the perfect choice for those who really want to celebrate in style.
Other Venues in Thurles:
Inch House Country House: An approved civil ceremony venue, this wonderful Georgian mansion is ideal for those who are hoping for a more intimate celebration. The venue caters for groups of up to 70 people and you can be assured they will go the extra mile to make your day one to remember.
A Bit Further Afield:
Perhaps you wish to explore the towns and venues outside the Thurles area? Do take a look at some of our favourite venues listed below which are all located within driving distance of Thurles town.
Ashley Park House: This wonderfully picturesque venue is situated in 76 acres of scenic woodland and manicured gardens. Perfect for those who want to celebrate in style.
Coolbawn Quay: For a location with a difference, we highly recommend Coolbawn Quay in Lough Derg. This wonderful private resort allows you to have the venue to yourselves with an onsite pavilion in which to exchange your vows. Well worth checking out during your search for the perfect wedding location.
Wedding Videography Services in Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video at any time. Drangan offers top class wedding videography services for weddings in Thurles, Nenagh and all other locations in the Tipperary area. We are happy to assist you throughout the wedding planning process and will always be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Drangan Video offers professional wedding videos at competitive rates, we use only the most modern of equipment and pride ourselves on delivering a product and service that is of the very highest quality. All of our editing is completed in-house, meaning we have complete control at every step. Give us a call today or get in touch by filling out the contact form right here on the website.
Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary we just love local weddings, every year we are fortunate to provide videography for so many weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties , thanks to all the happy couples past and future that have said yes to us as their preferred choice of wedding videographer.
In this week’s blog news we are delighted to be featuring a very local wedding that of Catherine Maher and Tom Kennedy, the Maher family are our closest neighbours, just a 3 min drive from our studio in Drangan it was my shortest journey ever to a bridal preps location.
Catherine is the youngest and the only girl in a family of four, the photo that she is holding is that of her late Mum and Dad, it was a morning of mixed emotions for this beautiful young Bride to be. Catherine’s older brothers have always looked out for her, they pulled out all the stops for her big day on Saturday May 6th 2017 leaving no stone unturned in making it the happiest day of her life.
The Maher family were so friendly and welcoming, cups of tea, snacks and cakes were a slight distraction for the videographer. When the Bride was dressed and ready she stopped off at the old family farm house for photos with her brothers, Catherine has happy memories of the old homestead and her parents.
Drangan Village/ Drangan Video
When we set up our videography business one of the first tasks was choosing a company name for our new business venture, we decided to call it after our local village, we are proud to be keeping our small village on the map with our company brand name.
The church of the Immaculate Conception is situated smack bang in the middle of Drangan, the Archway Bar is only a two minute walk from the church so no prize given for figuring out where to find Tom and the boys, it was another nice opportunity to grab nice pre -ceremony footage for the wedding film
The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Tony Lambe, it was a nice ceremony Fr. Tony’s light hearted approach helped to keep the slightly nervous bride and groom calm a relaxed throughout, Andrea Ruth Houlihan provided the church music and singing, her amazing voice filled every corner of the crowed church. Tom is a proud follower of Tipperary Hurling he hails from Carrick On Suir and plays hurling with his local GAA club, Catherine and Tom now mr. and mrs. Kennedy were greeted by an archway of clattering hurls formed by Tom’s team mates , its always a moment worth capturing on video.
Edmund Rice Heritage Centre Callan Kilkenny
We stopped off the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre , Wescourt Callan, for the photo shoot with the bridal party.
Blessed Edmund Rice was the founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers.
The thatched house at “Westcourt”, Callan, Co. Kilkenny in which Edmund was born is almost 300 years old. The perfectly preserved house consists of six rooms a kitchen, parlour, breakfast room and three bedrooms. The grounds surrounding the house are lovely for wedding video and photo shoots, we got some great video shots with Catherine and Tom, just natural relaxed footage of a couple very much in love and enjoying their first hours as husband and wife.
Hotel Kilkenny Wedding Venue
Hotel Kilkenny is one of my favourite wedding venues in Kilkenny, Catherine and Tom enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the upper level Skyline Suite.
Catherine and Tom were the ideal couple to work with, both so relaxed and easygoing they are delighted with their wedding video and the short edit highlights film.
If you are in the process of planning your big day and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to offer advice on our new and exciting range of wedding video packages for 2018/2019.
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More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding news soon
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