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Planning a Spring Wedding with the Weather in Mind

Spring weddings are truly magical. Bright, cheerful colours and the budding leaves all present and ready to begin the New Year afresh, there couldn’t be a more enjoyable time of year to plan your nuptials. Here at Drangan Video, we’ve been part of a wealth of spring weddings throughout Ireland and can offer some invaluable tips on how to avoid potential pitfalls caused by the good old Irish weather.

Thanks to our years of experience shooting springtime wedding videos, we know without doubt that spring weddings are absolutely wonderful. However, we also know what that the weather can sometimes make for some very unexpected situations!

In this article we will talk you through some potential weather conditions and how you can work around them on your big day.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary and Waterford
Wedding Videographer Tipperary and Waterford







1. Rain on your Wedding Day

The rain is unfortunately an issue in spring for us here in Ireland, but isn’t every other season? What we generally experience in Spring is weather that fluctuates quite a bit, you know those wonderful days where the sun us shining one moment and within the blink of an eye you are running for cover from the rain? Don’t worry; the rain needn’t put a dampener on your big day if you are well prepared and ready for all weather.

Brides and Grooms should ensure that they have a nice, warm, protective coat that can be easily worn over a dress or suit. Umbrellas should be given to each member of the wedding party to ensure no one is caught in an unexpected downpour. If you plan to hold your spring wedding mostly outdoors, then make sure that you rent or purchase strong coverage; canopies for example, for yourself and your guests.

2. Temperature Changes

During the spring months, the rain isn’t the only temperamental element you have to deal with. The temperature can be temperamental too, but once again, with preparation and forward thinking this needn’t be an issue for you and your wedding guests.

Brides, Grooms and wedding guests can often find that in the spring months the daytime temperatures can be pleasantly warm and then turn quite cold once the sun goes down. Perhaps consider checking the forecast a few days in advance and sending out messages to your guests advising on appropriate extra clothing to bring with them.

3. The Mud

With springtime weddings, there tends to be quite a lot more rain than experienced in the summer months and unfortunately this can make the mud a little more of an issue. This is of course, only the case for outdoor weddings, or those where guests need to walk some distance from venue to venue. If your wedding involves an outdoor setting then you should be aware that it could very easily cause damage and stains to wedding attire.

This is why it is important to have an emergency wedding kit on hand at all times. The maid of honour or mother of the bride can carry this in their handbag and will be equipped for all events that may occur. The kit should include a stain removal stick, and also some plastic bags that the bride can step into to keep her shoes clean.

If you are planning a wedding this spring, preparation is key to ensuring the weather doesn’t scupper your big day. With all that said, we all know that regardless of the weather there is nothing on this earth that can influence how happy you are on your wedding day. I have been at many weddings where we experienced, rain, hail, thunder, lightning and sun and not one of these elements made a difference to how enjoyable the day was for either the Bride and Groom or their families and guests!

If you would like to book Drangan Video for your spring wedding, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time and we will be happy to provide you with a package to suit your budget.

More Wedding News Soon.

Regards Eamon


Wedding Videographer Tipperary Happy New Year Message

This is my favorite time of year ringing out the old and saying hello to the new.

What dose the new year signify ? Every year the sun sets on the old year, heralding the dawn of a new morning, new year, new era and new life. With time, we make great strides in personal and professional growth. Each failure becomes a stepping stone each success becomes a milestone

Wedding Videographer Tipperary ! Happy New Year
Wedding Videographer Tipperary ! Happy New Year






Here at Drangan Video we are looking forward to another fresh new year, we would like to wish all our past, present and future clients all the very best for 2016.

More exciting  blog news in 2016.

Happy new year from Eamon,Mairead and all the Anglim Family In Tipperary.





Fun Wedding Video Highlights during Kilkenny Tradfest Weekend

Kilkenny is famous for many things: a 13th century castle surrounded  by beautiful walled gardens; a vibrant crafts industry; narrow winding cobbled streets  and tiny mysterious  walk ways  transporting  back  more than 1000 years.

Kilkenny has also become one of the most desirable  wedding locations in Ireland, as a wedding videographer I have first hand experience of the rising numbers of couples who chose Kilkenny City as their first choice  wedding destination.

In this weeks wedding blog news I am proud to share Christine and Michael’s  wedding video highlights one of many recent weddings filmed by Drangan Video.

My first port of call was to Christine’s parents house in Callan to capture some of the fun and excitement of the bridal preps, its my favorite part of the day the excitement and fun is contagious just the perfect start to a perfect day.  I like to think that my  videos capture the fun and magic of the entire day from bridal preps up to 11pm.

After 30mins of filming with girls it was time to head to Canice’s Church to get set up for the arrival of guests and the ceremony. Saint Canice’s Catholic Church is located at Dean Street in Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny. For any couples planning on  getting married this magnificent Gothic-style Catholic church is the  ideal choice  for any wedding ceremony large or small.

Michael and his team of groomsmen were among the first to arrive, all looking well groomed  and tastefully turned out, this groom was having no second thoughts  and  was certainly well prepared and  ready to say yes to the love of his life.  Fr. Jim Murphy was the celebrant he is a perfect gentle man and great fun, he willingly sang the Rose of Mooncoin after the meal needles to say it  went down a treat with all the kilkenny supporters.









Kilkenny is famous  for its  lively  atmosphere  on the many  narrow streets  which  twist  and turn around historic  abbeys, cathedrals and old city walls.  Kilkenny Castle sits in the middle of it  all surrounded by beautiful gardens, its a fantastic  location for wedding photos and video.

After a short visit to Butler House for the family photos we then took the bride and groom on a walk towards the  Parade which has recently undergone  refurbishment, as we made our way towards the Left Bank I availed of the  opportunity to grab some exciting video footage of  the happy couple on a  city stroll.

The Parade is  gathering  place for locals and tourists, with country markets and events regularly held here. On a sunny day you will see people sitting on benches, couples chatting, students sitting in circles talking, skaters whizzing by..

A lovely surprise lay in store for Christine & Michael as they turned on to the parade, a huge colorful   Carousel came into view, large numbers of mums, dads and children had gathered for the annual Kilkenny Tradfest weekend.  The festival offers an amazing mix of live music performances, music and dance workshops & family activities and much much more.

It would have been a pity not to have  included  the  Carousel  on the wedding video, after a little bit of gentle encouragement    the  bride, groom and wedding party agreed to go for magical journey back in time on board the 18th century  Golden Galloper.

Thanks to Christine and Michael for choosing  me as their videographer for their special day, they were both a joy to work with, they have also allowed  their video to be shared on facebook and twitter and our news blog page.

If you are planning on getting married in Kilkenny during 2016/2017 why not contact Eamon here at Drangan Video for a professional service at an affordable price.

Lots more wedding video news  soon.

Regards Eamon.



Seasons Greetings from Drangan Video

This year has certainly been a busy one for us here at Drangan Video and without doubt, it has been a joyous one. We have been lucky enough to travel the length and breadth of Kilkenny and Tipperary offering our services to happy brides and grooms.
I have witnessed some of the most beautiful places Ireland has to offer and been party to some incredible local wedding ceremonies in Kilkenny and Tipperary.  It’s now hard to believe that the year is almost at a close and 2016 is just around the corner.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, past, present and future, a very Happy Christmas and hope that your festive season is filled with fun, family, happiness and of course romance for you all.
With the year nearly at it’s wintery end, I have put together a few items for our 2016 brides and grooms to think about on the lead up to their big day:

Merry Christmas from Drangan Video Kilkenny
Merry Christmas from Drangan Video Kilkenny







What weddings could look like in 2016
– Hair and Makeup

Feminine, elegant hair and makeup looks set to be a big trend in 2016. Beautiful up-do’s such as side-swept buns and chignons will be as popular next year as they have been in 2015. Also, experts in the industry are predicting that much of the hair and makeup in 2016 will be vintage-inspired.
Continuing with the vintage-inspired theme, brides will likely opt for more neutral eye makeup with the focus put firmly on the lips. Of course, these are just trends and brides should wear whatever makeup they feel most comfortable with. Your wedding makeup should reflect your own personal style.

– The Dresses

The trend for bridal dresses with long sleeves, and sleeves in general, will continue throughout 2016. Strapless gowns will no longer be as universally popular as they once were, and lace continues to hold its own in the years ahead.
Dresses with plunging necklines have been featured prominently in spring 2016 catwalk collections and also look set to be popular with high street retailers. For bridesmaid gowns, there appears to be a large trend for blush pink and pastel blue dresses.

– Colour Themes and Décor

Stonewash colours and pastels look set to be trendy shades in 2016, making them a great option for brides and grooms that want to try something different. In terms of decor, whimsical romantic themes will be popular as couples start to focus more on the romance of their special day, rather than the formality. Chandeliers, flowers, and candlelight will all be popular décor elements in 2016.

– The Food

In 2016, while the traditional wedding cake will still stand strong, a few food trends do seem to be competing for the top spot. Miniature food, whether it’s quiche or cakes, will prove very popular. Miniature deserts in particular look set to be the new big trend in 2016.

I hope that budding brides and grooms find our rundown on the trends of 2016 useful for planning your 2016 wedding. Don’t forget to check back with our blog for more tips, ideas and trends for weddings in 2016. As always, if you require wedding videography services in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any part of Ireland  please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video at any time of the year for superb videography packages to suit all budgets.

Seasons Greetings from all at Drangan Video


Fun Wedding Video: Clonmel Tipperary

Its hard to believe that we are knocking on the door to another new year, I am looking forward to 2016 which is going to be another busy  year for Drangan Video, once again the majority of our bookings are for weddings in Tipperary.  At this time of the year  its nice to share some of our 2015  wedding films  from my home county.

Elaine Quirke and Dean McNamara were married in St. Mary’s Church Clonmel in July 2015,  I’m delighted to have the opportunity of sharing video highlights from what was a fun, exciting and romantic wedding.

This highlights clip  features some of the special moments from Elaine & Dean’s big day,  it has already been  shared on my facebook, twitter profiles  and has received  many glowing comments not least from the happy couple who played a staring role in their wedding film.

St Mary’s Church Clonmel  is one of the best wedding ceremony venues in Tipperary, it was built 1850  and has stood the test of time to the present day,  I always look forward to recording weddings in St. Marys  its ideal for discreet video recording and the acoustics are amazing.

My first duty on the day was a visit to Elaine and the girls to capture the excitement of the  wedding preps, the easy going bride to be was in no particular rush to get ready she was enjoying all the attention from her attentive bridesmaids, a bottle of bubbly was uncorked to sound of a huge cheer from the girls, something was telling me that its going to be a fun day.

It was an honor to have been the videographer for Elaine & Dean’s big day, they were so nice and down to earth and a pleasure to work with, they have passed my name on to many of their friends who are getting married in Clonmel, Cashel and other parts of Tipperary during 2016/2017.

Drangan Video Tipperary Wedding Video Productions
Drangan Video Tipperary Wedding Video Productions








As a Wedding  Videographer in Clonmel and South Tipperary i am well acquainted with all the the local places of interest and beauty  for wedding photos and video shoots, here are a few that are worth considering.

No1  St. Patrick’s Well : ” Calm Tranquil Setting”

A must see for anyone interested in history. Very ancient feel and very spiritual, enjoy a break from the fuss on your hectic wedding day. If you are lucky enough to be able to just sit and listen and take in the absolute peacefulness of this place, you will come  away with your spirits lifted and ready to enjoy your wedding celebrations.

No 2  The Main Guard : ” A Historical Gem”

A visit to Clonmels Main Guard is a must for any trip to Clonmel. You’ll find loads of historical information about the town and the walls and invasions etc. You’ll also get to look down the main street and immerse yourself in what our predecessors must have seen many generations ago in more hostile time, its also an interesting spot for for wedding photos and video shoots.

No 3   Marfield Lake:   “Autumn by the Lake is Magic”

Great for a bridal party visit maybe feed the swans  or a short romantic  walk for the Bride & Groom.  The changing seasons are really apparent, and the many majestic trees make a very beautiful picture for Autumn Wedding Films,  take a detour to drive by the lake.

No 4  Carey’s Castle:  “A Hidden Gem”

Hidden away in the woods just outside Clonmel is Carey’s Castle. I wish I knew more about the place but there are so many tales and stories and you can nearly make your own up as you wonder about. Well wort a visit on your wedding day, dont forget your walking shoes.

If you are planing on getting married in Tipperary be sure to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video for a  profssional wedding video at an affordable price.

More wedding news soon.

Regards Eamon.