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Weddings In Waterford

For those of you who may have recently become engaged and are looking forward to planning your wedding in Waterford, I hope you find this article helpful. As a professional wedding videographer, I have had the pleasure of traveling all over this wonderful county for weddings of all sizes and can truly see why so many Irish brides and grooms choose Waterford as their wedding destination. We are also seeing many bridal parties from outside Ireland now travelling to this unique location to celebrate their big day. Everything you need for the perfect wedding can be sourced either in the city or county and what a range of spectacular venues you have to choose from! In this blog post I am going to guide you through some of my personal favourites, some wedding reception venues, a few ceremony venues and some scenic locations in which to get some memorable video and photographs.

Weddings In Waterford Castle

Wedding Reception Venues and Civil Ceremony Venues in Waterford

Waterford city and county offers a range of wonderful reception destinations to suit all tastes. Whether you are looking for an historical building that has a tale to tell or modern elegance with a twist. See some of my personal favourites listed below:

In the county

• Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Resort
A wonderful 18th century mansion situated on a private estate in Faithlegg, Co. Waterford. This luxurious destination also caters for civil and commitment ceremonies throughout the year.
• Waterford Castle Resort
Situated on ‘The Island’, Waterford Castle is a unique location in which to celebrate your vows. This hotel also plays host to civil ceremonies and offers a 310-acre island for your guests to enjoy.

In the city

• The Granville Hotel
The Granville Hotel has long been the place for wedding receptions in Waterford City. Situated on Meagher Quay, we can personally recommend this wonderful venue.
• The Tower Hotel
As the name would suggest, you can find this welcoming hotel on the quays in Waterford situated right across from Reginald’s Tower. With 132 bedrooms this is the perfect place to host all of your guests.

Wedding Locations In Waterford

Scenic Locations in Waterford for your Wedding Video & Photographs

Waterford city and county boasts some of the most picturesque locations in the country, perfect for those memorable shots and video snippets on your big day. It’s been a tough task to list all of Drangan Video’s personal favourites as there are just so many to choose from, but here are my top 3. I would love to hear from you if you have others you think we should check out.

• Curraghmore House and Gardens
Whether you are looking for formal gardens, woodlands or a dramatic backdrop of a Victorian mansion Curraghmore House is the ideal location for a scenic wedding video or photo shoot.
• Tramore Beach and Cliffs
If you are lucky enough to have the Irish weather on your side, then a trip to Tramore will definitely provide you with a breath-taking backdrop for your wedding video or photography.
• Lismore Castle Gardens
Known to be Irelands oldest landscaped gardens, this immaculately kept location is perfect for those who want imagery that is both memorable and eye-catching. Note that the house itself is not open to the public.

I hope you have enjoyed my rundown of Waterford’s most sought after wedding venues and scenic locations and would love to hear from those of you who have experienced these first hand.

Civil Wedding Ceremony Waterford

As always, if you’re looking for a wedding videographer in the Waterford region, the team here at Drangan Video would be delighted to speak with you.

More Wedding News Soon

Orla and Adrian’s Wedding Video Memories Dungarvan

This is a lovely wedding video which I had the pleasure of shooting in Dungarvan Co. Waterford.
The wedding ceremony took place in St. Augustine’s Church Abbeyside Dungarvan you would travel the length and breath of Ireland to find a more beautiful wedding ceremony venue.

Orla and Adrian could have wished for a better day, October 21st 2016 was a beautiful day the weather was unbelievably warm and sunny.
Each year I have the pleasure of traveling to many beautiful parts of Ireland  to shoot weddings videos, Dungarvan Waterford is one of my personal favorites.
Dungarvan is a busy harbor town located at the heart of County Waterford,  It is an ideal base for any tourist wishing to tour or holiday in Ireland’s ‘Sunny South East’.

Wedding Video In Dungarvan Co.Waterford
Wedding Video In Dungarvan Co.Waterford

Orla and Adrian were an amazing couple to work with, they were both so calm and relaxed  they gave me very little direction I was free to go ahead and do my own thing, my style of  recording is very laid back  allowing the couple to enjoy their big day without interruption.

My day began with a call to Orla’s parents house to  grab some footage of the ever important bridal preps, I like to remain discreet during the preps and after a little while I become invisible   to all concerned.
The video clip features some lovely shots of Orla having her make up and hair done, and the girls fussing around her like busy bees.

Drangan Video Dungarvan Waterford
Drangan Video Dungarvan Waterford

After the ceremony the bridal party headed to the waterfront to rear of the church in Abbeyside, the sun was still shining it was a brilliant opportunity to record some stunning video footage on the beach.

Middleton Park Hotel Cork

The Middleton Park Hotel  is one Cork’s best wedding venues, the staff are friendly and most helpful, it is a top class hotel and one of personal favorites. Orla and Adrian enjoyed a fab wedding reception, my video coverage of the day continued up to 11pm by which time I had enough footage captured, I was already looking forward to sitting down in studio and producing this wonderful wedding film.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding  blog post, if you are in the middle of planning your wedding for 2017 or 2018 and have not yet booked a wedding videographer, please contact myself Eamon at any time for more information about our amazing HD wedding video packages.

Best Regards


What to Expect in 2017 – Wedding Trends, Colour Palettes and More

Hard to believe we are talking about 2017 wedding trends already, it seems like only yesterday that I was writing a similar article about 2016! As always when we start into January, we start looking ahead to our Spring and Summer bookings and this year is no different.

Are you getting married in 2017 or 2018? Would you like to explore some of the trends that are popular at the moment and see if they may be right for you? In this blog post I am going to briefly cover some trends that appear to be most popularly forecasted for 2017 and will go on to cover them in more detail in later post. If there are any trends you would like to know more about, please feel free to let us know and we will make sure to address them in 2017.

Wedding Trends 2017
Wedding Trends 2017

Paper, Paper, Everywhere!

It seems that our love for technology has not diminished our love for the more traditional things in life, and for that I am most grateful. This coming 2017 wedding season sees paper take centre stage once more, and we’re not just talking about your wedding stationery here! 2017 looks to put paper the forefront of wedding décor, everything from centrepieces to bouquets can all be crafted from craft paper, tissue and recycled materials. This is a trend we are delighted to see, and remember it can all be recycled so there’s no waste and let’s face it, paper is so very easy to source in a variety of finishes, weights and designs.

First Look Photographs and Videos

Whilst it does go against the tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding, first look photo’s and videos are becoming increasingly popular amongst Irish couples. That wonderful moment when you first clap eyes on each other before your wedding can be one of the most beautiful and emotional images you can take on your wedding day. For more information on first look photography and videography, see our recent blog post, which explains all you need to know.

Wedding Apps

This year has seen the removal of the disposable camera from tables up and down the country. This tradition had lasted even longer than we anticipated considering everyone has their own camera in their pocket these days. However, we are now seeing an upsurge in wedding apps, which allow your guests to take photos on their phone and upload them to your very own wedding album. Check out our favourite wedding app wedpics to see how you can involve your wedding guests in making your day all that more special.

Wedding Trends Tipperary And Kilkenny Weddings
Wedding Trends Tipperary And Kilkenny Weddings

Rose Gold, Ruffles and Romance

2017 sees the return of romantic colours such as peach, dusky rose, rose gold and rich cream to the wedding palette. We absolutely love these colours and they look exceptionally well in photos and video on the big day. We also see more romantic trends returning such as ruffles, lace, corsages and headpieces of feather and pearl.

Over the coming months we will be further exploring 2017 wedding trends and we would absolutely love to hear from any of our potential brides and grooms with any tips they might have.

To enquire about wedding videography services for your 2017 wedding, please feel free to contact us here at Drangan Video at any time.

Happy Wedding Planning
Regards Eamon.

Christmas Greetings From All At Drangan Video

Well it is  certainly beginning to feel allot like Christmas the weather is cold outside who knows it might even snow.
I shot my last pre Christmas wedding yesterday in Clonoulty  in the heart of Tipperary, I am looking forward to my Christmas break until December 27, then for me  its back to back wedding videos in Tipperary and Kilkenny right up the January 1st 2017.

Christmas Greetings From Drangan Video In Tipperary
Christmas Greetings From Drangan Video In Tipperary

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers past, present and future a very happy and exciting Christmas, Im also looking forward to meeting and working with our  2017, 2018 and 2019 couples who have chosen Drangan Video to film their special day.

Best Wishes from Eamon Mairead and family.

First Look Photography and Videography

In todays blog post we are going to discuss a wedding trend, which has only recently reached Irish shores. This trend has been growing increasingly popular in both the UK and US over the past number of years and now looks set to be a firm Irish favourite with brides and grooms up and down the country.

When we speak about ‘First Look’ photographs or videos, we are talking about setting the stage for the day to come by bringing the bride and groom together before the ceremony for a photograph or video like no other. The more traditional amongst you may balk at this idea, and that is perfectly normal, quite a few of us traditionalists out there are quite happy to leave the first glimpse of our intended until we get to the altar or celebrant on the big day. However, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to capture a moment that is  uniquely special, feel free to read on and see how this whole trend has captured the imagination of millions across the globe.

First Look Wedding Videos For Tipperary and Kilkenny Brides
First Look Wedding Videos For Tipperary and Kilkenny Brides






First Look Photographs and Videos.

So, the say is upon you, you’re dressed in all your finery and ready to exchange vows with the partner of your dreams. Traditionally you wouldn’t clap eyes on them until you reach the altar, however, this time, you’re going to try something a little bit different!

Setting the stage for the first look

Most photographers and videographers will help you with the setting, props and details for your first look, so make sure you discuss this with them in advance. The idea is, that you and your intended are brought to a location of your choice in separate cars, you can be blindfolded and both arrive at the same time, or one of you can arrive before the other. The photographer/videographer will be there ready to capture the moment you both lay eyes on each other. We have seen fantastic examples of these images where photographers take images of you both first separately and then place you back to back for another image. You then get to turn around and face each other, for what I can only describe as a breath-taking moment. Now imagine this captured on film forever!

First Look Wedding Videography In Ireland
First Look Wedding Videography In Ireland





Now, you may be wondering why the photographer or videographer cannot do the same thing in the church when you reach the altar? Well, the wonder of a first look image or video is that it is just between you and your intended, no family or friends will be present (unless you prefer they were there), and you get to choose the setting. Perhaps you could organise your first look at a local landmark or in the café where you first met? The options are endless, the results are fantastic and the emotions that go with meeting your bride or groom in a place that is special to you both cannot be matched.

If this wedding blog post has you considering a first look video, feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan who can talk you through everything that is involved and show you some samples of previous first look wedding videos which were filmed throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and Limerick.

More Wedding Blog News Soon.
Regards Eamon