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Wedding Trends for Christmas 2015

Whether you’re planning your winter wedding in Tipperary, Limerick, Waterford or Kilkenny, Christmas is a wonderful time of year, and it’s also the perfect time for a magical winter wedding. With the holiday season fast approaching, here are a few trends to keep in mind for your 2015 Christmas wedding.

The Colour Scheme:

This Christmas, the fusion of wedding and winter wonderland-style colours will reign. These three colour schemes will be most prevalent:
– Red and green, with hints of gold remains a popular colour scheme this Christmas. These warm, rich colours are perfect for more traditional weddings, and for those that really want to get into the holiday spirit.
– Wine and gold as always is another festive colour combination that is subtle enough for an elegant wedding, but still offers a nod to the holiday season without being too over the top.
– For those looking for something more understated, neutral, winter-appropriate shades, like light greys, silver, and pale blues will also be big this festive season.

Christmas Weddings
Christmas Weddings










The Dress:
Lace detailing is a huge trend this holiday season. Whether you opt for lace panels or sleeves, this beautiful fabric has been making a reappearance on the fashion scene during the build up to the winter months. Renowned bridal-wear designers, from Angel Sanchez to Inbal Dror have featured lace prominently in their 2015 winter and autumn collections.

Illusion dresses, (where parts of the dress such as the neckline, feature a sheer material) will also be incredibly popular this Christmas period. This style allows for a more modern, slightly edgier look, whilst still lending itself to the coveted bridal chic and elegance that many brides strive for.

Popular bridal-wear designers, from Kenneth Pool to Carolina Herrera, have featured illusion dresses as part of their 2015 collections. Another popular look with designers this year is the plunging V-neck. This trend for showing more skin is set to continue through the winter season into spring.

Remember, you are unique in your own style and preferences and should opt only for one of these trends if they truly appeal to you. Don’t be afraid to go chose your own direction when it comes to buying or designing your own gown.

Unusual Venues:
As couples move away from more traditional venues, the trend for holding the ceremony and the reception in more unusual locations, like museums and private estates, is set to continue for Christmas 2015
Castles do remain a popular and trendy wedding choice this holiday season. The best thing about using a unique venue like a castle for your winter wedding is that you don’t have to focus as much on the décor, the surrounding architecture and scenery will add it’s own uniqueness to your big day.

Food Trucks:
Reminiscent of Bavarian Christmas markets, food trucks are a big trend this Christmas. As couples seek out more unique and modern venues, many are also searching for more unusual catering options.

Rather than offering the traditional buffet or sit down meal, couples are more and more opting for food trucks to cater at their weddings. The modern day food trucks aren’t simply limited to fried foods, you will now find a diverse selection of Irish mobile caterers that offer everything from sushi to ice-cream, and from noodles to full traditional roast dinners.

The Brides Makeup:
This winter season, strong, bold lips are a trend that keeps growing and growing. Shades like burgundy, wine, purple, and red look to be most popular with winter brides and the eye makeup will be kept subtle as a nice contrast. For Christmas, neutral metallic shades, like rose gold and silver will also be incredibly popular.

Wedding Videos Tipperary:
We hope that you find our rundown of some of winter’s most popular bridal trends an interesting read and welcome your input on trends that you have seen emerging in your area. Remember to give Eamon here a call at Drangan Video to capture the full beauty of your winter wedding in all its glory. We are available for wedding videography throughout the year and offer our services nationwide.

More  Wedding News next week.

Regards Eamon.










Mother of the Bride : Wedding Tips for Moms

As the Mother of the Bride, you are an integral part of the wedding day, and you will likely have a few questions. What exactly is your role is in the wedding? How do you choose your outfit? Is there any etiquette you need to be aware of? With this is mind; we have put together a few tips just for the Mother of the Bride.

We realise that being the Mother of the Bride is not as clearly defined a role as others in the wedding party such as bridesmaid or usher. So, here are a few answers to commonly asked questions that may help you to prepare for your daughter’s big day.

What Colour should the Dress Be?

There are no strict rules on what colour your dress should be. But, traditionally speaking, you should never wear a dress that is white, ivory, cream or beige. Those colours are reserved for the bride.

Always consider the wedding party theme and décor before purchasing your dress, as you may be able to choose a dress in a shade that complements them. Also, think about the colour of the bridesmaid dresses, and choose something that won’t clash.

Do you need to wear a Dress?

hard and fast rules here and you need to be comfortable and feeling at your very best. An elegant blouse and a skirt or a smart jacket and trousers are just fine, just remember If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a dress, then you don’t have to, there are no they will need to look formal enough to wear to a wedding and fit the tone of the big day.

Drangan Video Kilkenny
Drangan Video Kilkenny







Should the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom Match?

Your outfit does not have to match the Mother of the Groom’s outfit. However, it is good to consult each other about your outfit choices, as you don’t want to clash or arrive wearing the same outfit.

What are your Responsibilities during the Ceremony?

As the Mother of the Bride, it is your duty to assist your daughter on the morning of the wedding by helping her to get into her dress and also her veil if she choses to wear one. It’s also a good idea to put together an emergency kit that contains items such as buttons and a sewing kit (you wouldn’t believe how often this comes in handy) and keep it with you at all times throughout the day. Also, calming the bride’s nerves is an important part of your role, which you no doubt have been doing since the engagement was announced!

When should you start Shopping for your Outfit?

You should start shopping for your outfit after your daughter and her intended have chosen the colour scheme for their wedding. It’s best to go shopping early in the wedding planning process, as this will give you time to find something that you truly love. You should also be aware of the seasonal changes in fashion available in most high streets and plan accordingly. This will give you plenty of time to arrange alterations to your outfit if any are required.

Does the Mother of the Bride need to wear a corsage?

While it used to be traditional for both the Mother of the Groom and the Mother of the Bride to wear a corsage or button flower, this is now something which we see less and less of as the years go by. If you do opt for a corsage you can wear it on your wrist, or you could pin it to your bag or jacket. When selecting a corsage, keep the colour scheme of the wedding, as well as your outfit in mind.

Should the Bride and her Mother shop for Dresses Together?

Of course you should, this is a time for you both to enjoy and share and can add great enjoyment to the build up for both mother and daughter. Enjoy this time together and perhaps make a day or weekend of it by making reservations at a nice restaurant or checking into a spa or hotel for a treat after your day at the shops.

If you are currently planning a wedding for your son or daughter and need help with information on the wedding video, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video at any time who will always be happy to help in any way he can.

More wedding planning tips next week

Regards Eamon.







Beautiful Wedding Video: In Historic Fethard, Tipperary

As a wedding videographer based in  Tipperary I am always thrilled when asked to film weddings in my home town of Fethard,  this weeks blog post features the wedding of Eimear Gahan and Brian Egan a Mullinahone/Fethard union.

My day began with a visit to Brian’s parent’s house in Mullinahone situated between Fethard and Kilkenny not far from the black and amber border.  It was a fun start to the day some great cheeky shots of the boys getting ready, a sneak view of  a not so worried groom writing his wedding speech “cutting it fine”, its only 11am and the boys are ready for a 1pm start which was great timing, “no pressure girls”.

My next port of call was to Eimear’s parent’s house on the outskirts of the historical walled town of Fethard,  Eimear and the girls were not as well organized as the boys, they seemed to be showing signs of pre wedding pressure it was a very busy house the sent of hairspray and nail varnish was intoxicating it was all hands on deck in getting the bride to the church on time.

Wedding Video Fethard Tipperary
Wedding Video Fethard Tipperary







Over the years I have shot numerous wedding videos in Fethard the parish church stands on an elevated site overlooking the busy main street, the  town is steeped in history.   For a small, quiet town fording the Clashawley River in South Tipperary, Fethard boasts a huge number of medieval ruins. A good portion of its original 14th-century town walls remain intact, and its 2km heritage trail takes about an hour to complete.

Coolmore Stud is based in Fethard, County Tipperary  it is considered to be the largest  stud farm in the world. Drangan Video is based very close to the massive farm which is great landmark when directing callers to my video studio.  The huge farm consists of close to 7,000 acres of prime land, it is a fabulous   set up and provides huge employment in our local area here in South Tipperary.

Eimear & Brian’s wedding was a wonderful occasion, incredibly well planned   lots of fun and romantic video moments I was thrilled to have been their wedding videographer. After the ceremony we made our way to the well manicured convent grounds which are  situated to the rear of the parish church, we shot some really nice video footage of the bridal party as they strolled  around the gardens.

Then for the perfect finish to the perfect day, our final stop was the The Kilkenny ­Ormonde Hotel which is Kilkenny’s premiere, 4 star city centre Hotel; a dazzling jewel in a remarkable city.  As a wedding videographer I am well acquainted with this superior Kilkenny wedding venue and looking forward to many more memorable wedding receptions in Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.

Wishing Eimear & Brian all the very best for the years ahead, thanks also the them for allowing their wedding video highlights to be shared on my drangan video  twitter and facebook pages.

Lots more Tipperary wedding news soon.

Regards Eamon.


4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Cake Artist

I am sure that many of you are busy with wedding planning for 2016 and beyond, what about the wedding cake ?  here are a few tips for choosing the perfect wedding cake artist.

You’re going to want to start looking around for a bakery or artist several months in advance. This will give you time to find the perfect cake artist before your wedding day. Don’t limit yourself to your own town, either. The magician of all things filling, frosting and fondant could be in the next town over, or just a couple of towns over. Be sure to come into the process prepared to work at it until you find the right person   Read More

Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake

Wedding Photographer vs. Wedding Videographer: The Big Show Down

When I first meet with couples, I get asked a lot of questions, and one of the most common questions is ‘should I hire a wedding photographer as well as a wedding videographer?’. Now, as the founder of Drangan Video, I’m obviously going to sing the praises of wedding videos, but here’s something that may surprise you – I think wedding photography is great, too! In fact, I think that if you choose a videographer and photographer that work well together and compliment each other, you’ve got the perfect package. It’s not a case of either/or, as both wedding services offer very different benefits.

Wedding Videography in Ireland

So why hire a wedding videographer in Ireland? Quite simply, I like to think that there are some aspects of the day that work better on video than they do on camera. The speeches, the bride walking down the aisle, the emotion and happiness of the two families coming together, and the cheeky personalities of the littlest guests are just some of the things that I think work better on film.
Wedding videography has evolved rapidly over the years, and I’ve had first hand experiences of these changes from the work I’ve done at Drangan Video. One of the hottest wedding trends today is to have a documentary style video created – and I have to admit, I love it! No matter how prepared and ready you are for your wedding, the day will go by in a flash, believe me! Practically every bride and groom says ‘it went so fast’, and those little details that you thought you’d remember – the look on the groom’s face as he saw you for the first time, the beautiful words of Dad’s speech after dinner – will soon be gone. A wedding video allows you to look back on the day, and relive it. It shows a more realistic version of events, rather than the more posed style that typically comes from photography.

Wedding Photographers Kilkenny
Wedding Photographers Kilkenny








Wedding Photography in Ireland

So, believe it or not, I wouldn’t discourage you from hiring a wedding photographer! I actually think there are many reasons to hire a wedding photographer in Ireland, as there are some parts of the day that work better on camera than they do on video. Wedding photography is a wonderful, unique chance to get some shots of the happy couple against the stunning Irish scenery, it’s a chance to capture the beauty of the wedding dress, and above all it’s a chance to get some classic shots for the wedding album.

And the Winner is….

Well, I have to say wedding videographers are better, don’t I? I don’t want to be a traitor to my craft! However, I really do think that it’s hard to compare the two art forms, as they each offer something different. It’s like comparing a pastry chef with a saucier – ultimately they perform a similar function, but the methods that they use are completely different. I’m a big advocate for having both a photographer and a videographer at weddings, so when couples ask me if they should have both, I always say yes. Of course, at the end of the day it’s entirely your choice, but I’m happy to help.

Building the Perfect Team

Creating the perfect photographer-videographer team isn’t as difficult as you may think! Since launching Drangan Video, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most talented wedding photographers in Ireland, and together we’ve helped to produce everlasting memories for brides and grooms all across the country. Call me – Eamon – for more information on my videography packages.

More News Soon.

Regards Eamon.