Ciarán and Hillary celebrated their wedding ceremony in St. Carthage’s Cathedral Lismore Co.Waterford, the historic cathedral is situated on a commanding position overlooking the magnificent Lismore Castle. The wonderful old cathedral in the heart of Lismore is still in operation today no modern or fancy frills in this church, just an amazing step back in time, it is one of my favorite wedding ceremony venues.
Hillary must have had a feeling of stepping back in time when she entered the cathedral and walked up the aisle to join Ciarán, they were both entering another chapter in the history of their lives as Mr. and Mrs. Keating.
Over the years we are fortunate to have provided wedding videography services for countless happy couples throughout Waterford, Tipperary, Kilkenny and up and down length and breath of Ireland. We have already filmed weddings in all the prime locations, they are all special in their own particular way but none can match beautiful Lismore in Waterford, needles to say we were thrilled when Hillary and Ciarán said yes to Drangan Video as their preferred choice of videographer.
Hillary and Ciarán’s wedding day story begins with morning preparations, the video features coverage of both the boys and girls getting ready, it was the perfect beginning to what was a perfect day.
Hillary arrived on time for the 1pm wedding ceremony in St. Carthages’s Cathedral, she looked radiant as she walked up the long aisle with her proud Dad, the Autumn sunlight was casting a welcoming light through the huge stained glass windows.
After the ceremony the bridal party stopped off at Lismore Castle for some photos, we also got loads of great video footage.
The wedding reception took place in the Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel Cork it is beautiful country house situated in Glanmire . The staff are so friendly and helpful , they don’t delay on getting the show on the road the band were ready to start by 10pm.
Thanks to Ciarán and Hillary for allowing their wedding story to featured in this week’s wedding blog, they are a lovey couple to work with we wish them every happiness for the future.
If you are in the process of wedding planning and shopping around for a wedding videographer why not get in contact with Eamon here at Drangan Video wo will be more than happy to discuss our range of HD wedding videography packages for 2018/2019.
In this wedding news blog we are taking a look at the exciting job of wedding planning, as a busy wedding videographer based in Tipperary and Kilkenny I’m lucky to attended numerous weddings in both counties , thanks to all the couples past and future who have said yes to Drangan Video for their wedding videography requirements. Talking to so many Brides and Grooms at the planning stage I have acquired a certain knowledge regarding the subject of planning the happiest day of your life.
Are you the bride to be who has dreaming about your wedding day since childhood ? or has the thought never crossed your mind until Mr. right came along and swept you off your feet ?
Planning your wedding should be happy a happy and exciting experience your wedding is one of the most important days of your life . Putting together a wedding planning check list and doing things step by step will help to make your wedding planning and enjoyable experience.
For those of you who have recently gotten engaged and
are in the process of planning your wedding, we hope our checklist will give you a good foundation from which to work. Planning a wedding should be an enjoyable experience, however it can in many instances become stressful and overwhelming. By using a checklist or a diary you can eliminate quite a bit of the stress that comes with the planning process.
Whether you’re getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Carlow the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you and welcome any feedback you may have – think we’ve missed an important item from our list? Please get in touch and let us know!
1. Get organised
Invest in a good binder and set up a handy excel workbook to keep track of everything you need in one place. This may seem a bit excessive but trust us you’ll be glad you did!
Set a realistic budget and stick to it as closely as you can. Costs can mount quite quickly when planning a wedding so it’s in your best interests to be as firm as possible with your budget.
3. Bridal Party
Choose your bridal party and include Maid of Honour, Best Man, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, and any children you would like to include in the ceremony.
4. Set a date
Decide on the date of your wedding. Keep in mind that costs will rise when choosing a date that falls on a weekend or public holiday or significant date such as Valentines Day.
With your date set, you can now approach venues for both your ceremony and reception. Many Brides and Grooms are now opting for venues that can provide both and this is a great way to cut down on costs as well as being more convenient for you and your guests.
Once your venue is booked, it’s now time to truly get planning. Get in touch with any entertainers you wish to hear prior to making a booking. Many wedding bands and entertainers will do showcase performances where you can see them in action before making a decision.
It’s now time to contact all the vendors who are going to be providing services at your wedding, this can include:
• Wedding Videographers – that’s us!
• Transport operators
• Officiant, Priest or Registrar
• Children’s entertainment
Don’t forget to get your license organised!
Attire for the happy couple and their bridal party will need to be organised well in advance in order for any alterations to be completed. This is true whether renting or buying.
Organise accommodation for your, your guests and the bridal party. Most venues will offer a reduced rate for anyone attending the wedding and may provide complimentary accommodation for the bridal party as part of their package.
Give your guests a minimum of 3 months notice when sending invitations. This will give individuals time to organise childcare or time off work if required.
Planning a honeymoon? Keep an eye out online for some great deals during the off-peak seasons.
13. Save the date
Send save the date cards at least 5 months in advance and at least 12 months if your are celebrating your nuptials abroad.
Organise transport for the bridal party and any elderly relatives who may have difficulty reaching the venue.
Book any treatments for the bridal party and of course the mothers of the Bride and Groom.
If you are going to gift your guests with favours, we would always advise looking online for some great ideas and savings.
17. Guest list
Finalise your guest list and add all RSVP’s to your planner or database.
Speak with the venue about your menu on the day and request a tasting dinner for you and your bride or groom.
Now go and treat yourself to some beautiful wedding rings. Some of the best suppliers of wedding jewellery in Ireland can be found in our local towns and villages and many are happy to provide discounts to keep costs inline with online retailers.
20. Hen / stag
If you and your intended are having a hen/stag party, look for venues that are friendly and accommodate large groups. Stay away from family friendly venues and opt for hotels or guesthouses that offer all in one packages.
Get in touch with all your vendors and suppliers and confirm all details prior to your big day.
22. Table plan
Pay attention when designing your table plan, it’s trickier than it first seems!
Organise gifts for the bridal party and flowers for the Mother’s or Guardians at the top table.
Have all your payments ready on the day. Place each amount in an envelope and ask the best man to pass these on to vendors and request a receipt on the day.
We hope you find the above checklist useful and would love to hear from you if you’re hoping to book a wedding videographer for your big day. Whether you are based in Cork, Waterford,Tipperary or Kilkenny we will be happy to travel to your destination at no extra cost to you.
More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding blog news soon
Here at Drangan Video we are in the unique position of being able to recommend wedding venues up and down the country. Every week, sometimes three or four times a week, for over a decade, we have been blessed to provide wedding videography services to couples in every county and major town in Ireland, it’s a job we love and take great joy from.
In this blog post, we’re going to have a look at some of our favourite wedding destinations in Ireland, not specifically delving into venues but into the most scenic locations across the country. So if you’re planning a wedding this year and wondering about scenic spots for your wedding video or photographs, we hope this hits the spot.
Wedding Videography locations in Tipperary are around every corner and we absolutely love to travel here to provide our services for Brides and Grooms.
• The Rock of Cashel – a stunning backdrop for any wedding video or photograph. This is one of our most popular destinations for brides and grooms in Tipperary.
• Cahir Castle – another jawdroppingly beautiful location for pics and video shots on your wedding day.
• Swiss Cottage – Set in beautiful grounds in Cahir, the Swiss Cottage is a firm favourite with Tipperary brides and grooms.
This impressive medieval City with it’s wonderful architecture and the majestic Kilkenny Castle, make it a firm favourite with our couples for photographs and videos on their big day.
• Kilkenny Castle – step into the grounds of Kilkenny Castle and experience a backdrop like no other for your wedding videos or photographs. This impressive location is always top of our must-visit places when filming a wedding in the area.
• The Black Abbey – perfect for those who want a dramatic backdrop with the original stained glass windows that are unparalelled elsewhere in the country.
• Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum – you have probably seen us mention this place before. Beautiful during the summer months when the roses are in bloom.
Over the past number of years, we have seen our visits increase to Waterford as more and more brides and grooms seek our unique wedding videography services. Here are some of our firm favourite locations, which would also be perfect for your wedding photos.
• Curraghmore House and Gardens – with over 2,500 acres of magnificent grounds and a manor house that is simply breath-taking, Curraghmore House is one of our firm favourite wedding video destinations.
• The Vee – Take a trip to the Knockmealdowns on the way to your reception venue for the most breath-taking views and unbeatable scenery.
• Reginalds Tower – situated in the heart of Waterford on the quays, Reginalds Tower is the focal point for anyone entering the city, a wonderful backdrop for some memorable shots.
We hope you have enjoyed this run down of our favourite places for wedding videography and photography in Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford and would love to hear from you if you have any other suggestions for hidden gems we may not be aware of.
For those of you planning your wedding for 2018 and 2019, please feel free to get in touch with us here at Drangan Video for guaranteed professional videography services available throughout the country.
More wedding news from Tipperary and Kilkenny next week
With 2017 now firmly behind us and a whole new year of exciting wedding videography ahead of us, the team here at Drangan Video have been taking a look at the wedding trends that are set to make a huge impact here in Ireland. In this blog post we are going to take a look at what’s hot in 2018 and hopefully give you some inspiration for your very own big day.
Remember, if you’re looking for a wedding video with a difference, Drangan Video will be only delighted to travel to your chosen destination, whether you’re getting married in Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny or Tipperary. Give us a call at any time and ask for Eamon, who will always be happy to help in any way he can.
• Bringing the outside in
2018 is all about celebrating nature and bringing the outside in on your big day. Experts are saying that this trend is great for those who have an active lifestyle and want to share their love of the outdoors with their guests. This trend will mean hiring potted plants or growing your own on the lead up to the big day, and will be sure to bring something special to the occasion.
• Pastels are out!
Over the past number of years we have seen brides revert to pastel colours for their bridal bouquets, however all that is set to change in 2018. Think plums, deep reds and burgundy’s, these darker more moody colours will make a big visual impact.
• Dance floors with a difference
Couples are opting for dance floors that make a statement at their venue of choice, think marble, think illuminated, think disco!
• Surprise your guests with edible stationery
Yes you heard us right, edible stationery is now a thing. This trend surfaced in the US over the past few years and has now made its way to Irish shores.
• Dessert Tables
Rather than serving the dessert to your guests in the traditional manner, consider setting up a dessert table with all of the unique sweet treats that are now on offer. Doughnuts, freak shakes, macaroons, ice-creams and puddings will have your guests feeling like royalty.
Copper is the go to colour of 2018 and you can be assured that this trend will be making its way to Ireland over the coming months. Accessorising your centrepieces or table settings with copper elements will give an impression that is hard to beat.
Did they ever really go out of fashion?? Pearls are set to make a huge comeback on the 2018 bridal scene and we can understand why. There’s nothing quite as elegant as freshwater pearls, however there are cheaper alternatives that look just as good. Use them in your bouquet, jewellery, headpiece or on your table décor for that touch of elegance.
Over the next few months we will be looking at other trends that emerge as the year rolls on and we would love to hear from you if you have discovered a new wedding trend.
Get in touch with the team here at Drangan Video for all your wedding videography needs. We are available to travel anywhere in the country and are always on hand to assist in any we possibly can.
Whether you’re tying the knot in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or further afield the cost of planning a wedding can be a point of stress for many couples. At a time when you should be feeling excited and happy you may sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the ever-mounting costs. Having spoken to many couples over the years whilst planning the approach of their wedding video, I have been lucky enough to pick up some really fabulous money saving tips, which I am going to share with you today.
Choose your timing wisely
For those of you who really don’t mind what time of the week you get married, there’s a lot to be said for off-peak times. Mid-week weddings in Ireland can give you some superb savings and most venues will throw in some extras free of charge when business is quiet. By choosing a mid-week wedding date you can be assured you will make significant savings. Also, we’re seeing more and more couples opting for the months stretching from autumn to late spring when once again the costs are significantly lower. Avoiding holidays such as Valentines Day, the Christmas season and Bank Holidays will also allow you a bit more leeway with budgeting.
Think about all the things you need for the perfect wedding. Now think about how much of this you may be able to do yourself. Rope in artistic friends to work on wedding stationery design and floral decorations and consider making some homemade treats that can be used as wedding favours.
Dressing the Wedding Party
Every wedding party is unique, some will have up to 20 people at the top table, others will opt for a low-key affair with just a Best Man and Maid of Honour. This choice is entirely down to the couple. However, if you’re facing rising costs when dressing the bridal party, it may be an idea to start looking online or at high street retailers as opposed to bridal specialists. Some of our high street stores in Ireland now offer incredible value on clothing for both men and women that would like absolutely wonderful on the day. Also check out eBay and other online marketplaces for clothing, footwear and accessories.
Keep it online
Going digital with your wedding stationery can be a real cost saver when it comes to planning your wedding. We are now talking to many brides and grooms who opt to send invites via email or through social media. This option may not be for everyone but can really make a difference to your budget and really won’t have any impact on the big day itself.
Never be afraid to ask for a discount, you can be assured that your chosen venue has more than covered their costs with the initial quote and there will be room for negotiation in some way. If the venue is unable to give you a better price then ask for extras to be included at no extra cost. Corkage, bar extension, drinks for the toast and evening nibbles may be just some of the items they may be able to accommodate you with.
If you’re currently planning your wedding and looking for a videographer who is affordable, professional and well respected, please get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Available to travel nationwide at all times of the year, you can be assured of a service that is delivered to the highest standards and impeccable customer service.
Professional Wedding Videographer and Media Production Specialist