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Beautiful Ireland Winter Weddings: Making the Most of the Cold

A few years back, if you’d asked me what my busiest time of year was as a wedding videographer, I’d
immediately say it was the summer. Today, I’m not so sure! A definite trend I’ve seen since launching Drangan Video is that there’s no longer a defined ‘wedding season’ in Ireland. More and more brides and grooms are opting for magical, almost fairytale-like weddings in the winter, and there’s something that’s just so special about it. Bridesmaids wrapped up in furry shawls, venues putting up their festive decorations, and mugs and mugs of hot chocolate… I have to admit, I’m a bit of a sucker for winter weddings! If you’re considering a winter wedding in Ireland, here’s some great ideas to think about:

Ireland Wedding Venues:

Now, Ireland is known for a lot of things, but great weather isn’t one of them! As you know, the weather here can be a little unpredictable at times (and that’s being kind!), and in the winter months especially we can’t guarantee anything. That’s why it’s important to pick a wedding venue that’s as beautiful inside as it is out. This means that should you be lucky and have beautiful blue skies on the big day, you can get some photos and video footage among the stunning scenery. And if it rains? No problem! You’ll still get some great memories inside your gorgeous venue.
One of my favourite winter wedding venues in Ireland is Langton House in Kilkenny. OK, so I’m a little biased because my own daughter got married there, but it’s really starting to become one of the most popular winter wedding venues in Ireland. The Ballroom is particularly great – it’s got its own conservatory so you get to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, even if it’s cold, raining, or snowing!

Winter Weddings Tipperary Kilkenny
Winter Weddings Tipperary Kilkenny








Keep it Fun:

Although I love winter weddings, I do have to admit that it’s fantastic during those warm summer evenings when guests are milling around the grounds of the venue, drinking, chatting, and having a good time. This is something that’s not always possible in the winter. So keep it fun! Make it so that your guests are having such a good time indoors that they don’t even want to head out!
Over the years of working at Drangan Video, I’ve noticed that brides and grooms are moving away from the traditional, and are having quirkier, more unconventional receptions. We’re seeing photo booths and old-fashioned ‘sweet shoppes’ popping up, and these are some great ways to keep your guests entertained indoors. You could even toast with mulled wine instead of the usual champagne (Irish weddings are never short of a toast or two… or three… or four!), or have a big vat of warming hot chocolate on the go. And for little guests, a kid’s area with cozy cushions, bean bags, pop-up tents, and some books is enough to keep them busy until the music starts playing

Capture Those Unique Moments:

I believe that every wedding should have both a photographer and videographer, but it’s so, so, so important for brides and grooms having winter weddings in Ireland. Incase you haven’t noticed, winter is the most stunning month in Ireland – everything’s covered in a beautiful frost, the landscape looks fresh, crisp, and clean, and there may even be a few snowflakes around. Whatever you do, don’t miss the opportunity to capture these moments. That’s where Drangan Video and myself – Eamon – come in. We’ll help ensure your winter wedding memories last a lifetime.

Here’s to a very special festive season.

More wedding planning advice soon.

Regards Eamon.

Tips for the Groom

When we think about weddings, the bride is generally the first person who comes to mind, however, your role as the groom is just as important. If you are planning an upcoming wedding it’s now time to make sure you are doing your bit and helping with the planning process.
Just like the bride, the groom has responsibilities that will contribute to the smooth running of your big day. These responsibilities will range from selecting the groomsmen to negotiating with vendors. Here are a few quick tips to guide you through the responsibilities of the Groom on the big day and throughout the planning process.

Choosing your Groomsmen:

Before you even start making a list, consider how many groomsmen you really need and how many you really want. To do this, you’ll need to answer the following questions:
– Will the groomsmen double as ushers? If this is the case, then as a general rule of thumb, you’ll need one usher/groomsman for every fifty guests.
-How many bridesmaids are there? This is very important. Keep in mind that the groomsmen will have to escort the bridesmaids down the aisle as well as share the first dance with you and your bride. You will need to ensure that you have the same number of Groomsmen as Bridesmaids.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary
Wedding Planning Tips: Drangan Video Tipperary







Once you’ve decided how many groomsmen you want, it’s time to make a quick shortlist. Think about your closest friends and relatives, but also think about the other men in your fiancé’s life. Does she have a brother that she’s particularly close with? If so, then consider him when choosing your Groomsmen.
When selecting your Best Man, make sure that it’s someone who is an important part of your life and knows you inside out. This may be a brother, a close friend or another family member. An old friend that you haven’t seen in years may not always be the best choice for the Best Man position. Your Best Man will need to be aware of his duties to assist you and your Bride on the big day and ensure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes so you can enjoy the day in all it’s glory.

Choosing your Tux or Morning Suit :
Here are a few quick tips for choosing your tux or morning suit:

– Decide whether you want to rent or buy: Generally speaking, renting a tux or suit will cost you between 30 and 50% less than buying. So, if you are looking to save money, and you don’t really feel you’ll need the suit for any occasions after your wedding, then renting will be a good option for you.
– Consider your wedding colours: You and your fiancé should have chosen your wedding colours prior to purchasing or renting your suit. Always keep the colour scheme in mind when selecting your outfit and consider bringing your fiancé with you when you go to make the final decisions (it’s important that she sees the suit or tux beforehand). You can add elements of the Bride’s colour scheme into your outfits, through matching cummerbund, tie, waistcoats and cufflinks.

– Make sure the suit fits well: Even a very well designed, expensive suit can look wrong if it doesn’t fit well. If your suit doesn’t fit perfectly, make sure that you bring this to the attention of the retailer or rental store who will have someone available to make adjustments for you in most cases.

Focus on the Big Things :

From the centrepieces to the music, there’s so much to think about when planning a wedding that it can be overwhelming. However, it is important not to get too tied up in the little things. You need to focus the majority of your energy on the big aspects of your wedding, like the venue, the guest list and the honeymoon.

Don’t forget to enjoy every minute:
While choosing the tux, planning the honeymoon and selecting groomsmen are perfect jobs for the Groom; certain tasks are best left to the bride. Brides usually want to choose their dress, their bridesmaid dresses, and the flowers, so try to stay out of those areas. If she asks for your help, then do so, but don’t try to take over.
Most of all, it’s important to relax and try to enjoy your big day, it’s a wonderful time for you and your Bride and should be a day you will treasure and remember for the rest of your lives. By helping out where you can it’s going to make the day even more special for both of you.
Call Drangan Video to arrange the video for your big day. We offer a full range of packages and are available nationwide throughout every season of the year.

Exciting New Secondary School In Ballingarry Co Tipperary

As a videographer based in South Tipperary I am very proud to be sharing this promotional film which I had the pleasure of producing  for Presentation Secondary School Ballingarry. The Video has been officially launched in the school tonight for viewing by parents and future students from all over Tipperary.

The school principal Mrs. Cahill approached me about doing a promo video for the school back in August 2015 I realized that we only had two months for shooting and post-production but my enthusiasm for the project was overwhelming, I could not wait to get stuck in.

Drangan Video Promotional Films
Drangan Video Promotional Films







So here we are three months later on the launch night of the finished video, I’m really happy with the finished product its fab. Thanks to the staff for all their assistance  and help during  the camera shoots. A special thanks to Mrs. Angela Cahill for her input in post-production.

Welcome to Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry

Presentation Secondary School is a voluntary Catholic Secondary School under the directorship of the Presentation philosophy of education and under the trusteeship of CEIST. Presentation Secondary school is a co-educational school, grant aided by the Department of Education & Skills.

Videographer Tipperary
Videographer Tipperary







Our History

When one looks back over the 140 years of the religious and educational establishment known affectionately as ‘the convent’ one realises the enormous contribution that the school has made to the local community since its foundation on August 22nd 1871.
The school has developed from being an elementary school at the outset to a renowned boarding school throughout the 1900’s and to a modern voluntary secondary school of over 300 pupils in the new millennium.

On August 22nd 1871, Rev.Mother Aloysius Green accompanied by four members of the Thurles Community – Mother De Sales Ryan, Mother Regis Croke, Sister Patrick Butler and Sister Magdalene came to Ballingarry.
These sisters endured the trials and hardships of any new religious foundation but were buoyed up by the fact that more than 100 children were enrolled for the Elementary/Primary School that they established.

The succeeding year brought developments and extensions to the convent. There was the building of the Primary School, the establishment of a Boarding School in 1887 and the construction of a Chapel in 1916. In 1940 a substantial extension to the convent resulted in the provision of classrooms, a study room and dormitories. In 1961, the first ever prefabricated building in Ireland was erected.
1967 saw great change with the growing need to consider co-education – this they embraced with enthusiasm answering the needs of the community at this time.
The present school was opened in 1983.

In the 1990’s further expansion took place, particularly in curriculum development. New courses such as the Transition Year Programme, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme were included.
Plans are currently in progress for a new extension which will include a purpose built modern gymnasium.
The school community marches proudly into its third century, continuing to provide excellence in education.

More News Soon

Regards Eamon




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.










Happy Wedding Video: In Beautiful Historic Holycross Abbey Tipperary

As a wedding videographer based in Tipperary I always feel a great sense of pride  when  sharing weddings  that I had the privilege of filming in my home County.

Anne-Marie Barrett and Micheál Crowley  were married in Holycross Abbey which is one of the most beautiful historic wedding ceremony venues in Tipperary.

Anne-Marie is from Holycross and Micheál hails from the rebel county they are living in Cork but Ann-Marie is still a very proud Tipperary supporter, the Barrett family are well known in Tipperary GAA circles not least her brother Cathal  who was nominated for an All-Star award in 2014 and 2015 as well as being named as the 2014 Young Hurler of the Year.

The wedding video begins in Anne-Marie’s house which is only a couple of mins from Holycross,  the house was buzzing with activity the Bride to be was pretty relaxed  Anne-Marie by nature is very well organized person her wedding planning skills are to be admired.

Laura Kay was busy attending to make-up:  Laura  is a professional Make-up artist based in Clonmel Tipperary  who travels Nationwide in Ireland and is available Internationally. Since becoming a freelance artist in 2009, Laura has worked with the best makeup artists, photographers, hairdressers, models and celebrities in the business. Her work has frequently been seen on television and in numerous magazines.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary
Wedding Videographer Tipperary







The Abbey has always been a most appealing and highly desired choice of  location for Tipperary  couples to ask God’s blessing on their wedding day. Regularly, two, and even three weddings per day are facilitated, for couples planning on celebrating their wedding in Holycross Abbey the advice is to book in time to avoid dissapointment.

The Abbey is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in County Tipperary, its located only a short distance from the the Rock of Cashel  which captures the attention of the majority of visitors to Tipperary but those who take the time to visit Holycross will not be disappointed.

Micheál and the boys arrived in good time and were available for photos before the the arrival of Anne-Marie and the girls, the weather was perfect the guests were in no hurry about getting inside the Abbey they were happy to soak up the mid-summer sunshine and enjoy  chat and banter with family and friends.

Anne-Marie arrived almost on time in the family car, a very nice Ford Mondeo I am a great believer in using ordinary family cars for two reasons no 1 is cost saving!!  no2  when the couple look back on their wedding video and photos the particular model and year of the wedding  car will be a reminder of times gone by, it would l be interesting in years to come to see how car design has evolved over the years.

After the ceremony we quickly made our way to one of the top wedding venues in Tipperary :   Ballykisteen Hotel  is Idyllically located in the shadow of the Galtee Mountains in the heart of County Tipperary, Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort is a wonderful venue  in a beautiful setting.

This perfect wedding venue,  combines style with character and charm. Surrounded by acres of stunning grounds there is no more romantic setting than Ballykisteen Hotel to celebrate a perfect wedding day.

What Makes A Great Wedding Video :

Anne-Marie and Micheál’s is  certainaly a great wedding video, so what are the ingredients for a great wedding video ? the couple are the main ingredient, after all they are the stars of their own wedding film.

Here are a few of my own thoughts on how to produce a great wedding video :

1. Use a minimum of Shots: – Never use 3 shots of the same thing if you can get the story with  with 1 or 2, just remember footage  gets boring very quickly even if it looks fab.  when looking at a wedding video you  don’t need to see a bride getting her makeup put on in a close up shot for 4mins  or 5 different shots at similar angles.

2. Keep it Short: –  People can get board very quickly, a wedding highlight video should be no more than 5 minutes max.  Viewers will get more enjoyment out of a short video that leaves them wanting more or feels just the right length.

3. Don’t just document the event, find the story.

4  Edit your own wedding video footage :  Here at Drangan Video all weddings are shot and edited by myself Eamon, I firmly believe that this is the secret to producing a great wedding video, been a full time wedding videographer allows me the time needed to sit down and dedicate the time needed to producing an entertaining wedding Film.

Thanks to Anne-Marie for choosing Drangan Video to record and produce their wedding video, they were both a pleasure to work with, Micheál did admit that his beautiful bride Anne-Marie  bore the brunt of the wedding planning, I really enjoyed the day it didnt feel like work at all.

Join me next week for more Tipperary wedding news and advice.

Chat Soon : Eamon