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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.












Make This a Truly Memorable Day: 5 Ways to Make Your Wedding Stand Out

Having had the pleasure of shooting wedding videos for more than twenty years at Drangan Video, I have seen a lot of lovely and memorable weddings. My name is Eamon and I’m your videographer. I take great pleasure in capturing those special ‘moments of a lifetime’ for you to look back on for years to come.

When hiring my services, the happy couple will often remark that they are looking for something out of the norm, something to take their wedding a bit off the beaten path, something truly memorable. If you are looking for ways to make your own wedding stand out, here are some thoughts to get you started planning a day that will live on in the memories of all who attend.

Wedding Films Kilkenny
Wedding Films Kilkenny








Choose an Unusual Venue

What do you think of when you picture the classic wedding? Typically, it is set in a church with the celebration taking place in a local venue, complete with all the trimmings. What would happen if you were to choose someplace truly unique to both say your vows and celebrate afterwards?

Couples have chosen to get married in hot air balloons, on historic bridges, in caves, in museums and of course, in castles – where they can also honeymoon after the guests have gone home. It may take some planning to make sure you can book the venue at the time you need but with a bit of foresight and a little patience, you can book a truly memorable venue.

Do Away with Traditions

Another way to be assured your wedding will stand out from those your guests have attended in the past is to do away with some of the expected traditions. Since it is no longer a ‘requirement’ for the bride to wear white, why not choose a colourful and trendy wedding gown? Some brides have opted to do the wedding party in the colours of the rainbow with matching décor at the church and celebration venue.

Others have gone all out with period attire (such as Victorian or Renaissance) whilst others have gone into the future with wedding attire fashioned after futuristic sci-fi flicks such as the character Katniss would wear in the Hunger Games.

Order a Designer Wedding Cake

Everyone expects a multi-tiered wedding cake done up in white with the traditional bride and groom figurines gracing the top. If you do a bit of searching you can find a baker who is also an artist/sculptor and is able to create an amazing wedding cake shaped and decorated as anything from the Eiffel Tower to a Venetian Gondola.

Designer wedding cakes can also be a way to put the finishing touches on the theme you have chosen for your wedding, so get as creative as you like. The only hitch may be finding a baker who can handle this type of artistry, but they can be found so allow yourself ample time to find the perfect cake ‘artist.’

Dance a Choreographed First Dance

When it comes to the first dance at the wedding celebration, many couples take dancing lessons months before the special event. It is traditional to learn to manage a waltz or fox trot, but what about something a little more exciting? Couples often choose a first dance based on a song that is special to their romance and it’s pretty much impossible to waltz to rap. Have you considered hiring a hip hop choreographer to teach you a short choreographed routine to stun your wedding guests? A quick browse through YouTube should give you some great ideas for first dances that really stand out.

5) Make a Grand Exit

Finally, at the end of the day when it is traditional to toss rice on the newlyweds as they drive off into the sunset in a hired limousine, why not change up your transport a bit? Some couples have hired motorbikes for their grand exit whilst others have taken off in balloons or on horseback. Hire a Chinese rickshaw or take off in a helicopter, your choices are only limited by your imagination.

Here’s hoping your wedding will be a day that will stand out and become a great memory that will last a lifetime. With your creativity and my videos, we can make this a day to remember – a day that will live on for years to come.

Thanks for stopping by!