Category Archives: Wedding Videographer

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!

Kilkenny Wedding Video Highlights : Eimear & John’s Happy Day

The summer has come and gone it wasn’t the hottest season ever recorded but that didn’t dull the spirits of all the happy wedding videos which I had the pleasure of recording and producing during summer 2015.  Once again this year a huge amount of Kilkenny brides to be !!  have said yes to Drangan Video as their preferred choice of wedding videographer, Eimear & John are one such couple here is little snippet from their wedding film.

I have lovely memories of Eimear & John’s big day, Eimear was a lovely happy bubbly bride with a warm friendly smile, John was also a happy easygoing  groom, he is a very witty guy so we had some good fun during the day.

My day began with  a visit to Eimear’s parent’s house to grab some footage of the girls preparing for the happy day, we were lucky with the weather sunny and dry. Having already recording Niamh’s wedding 3 years ago I was confident that we were in for another  fun day, this time Niamh was not the center of attention she was busy attending to her little sisters every need. The Gaffney family are so welcoming and friendly  it was a pleasure to be in their company once again.

Wedding Videographer Packages Kilkenny
Wedding Videographer Packages Kilkenny







The ceremony took place in Church of the Holy Cross Cuffesgrange, the church is a busy wedding ceremony venue and is a popular choice by many Kilkenny brides.   The interior decorative  has been replaced following a comprehensive renovation programme undertaken under the direction of Monsignor James Carey (n. d.) in accordance with the Second Vatican Council (1963-5).  The church stands proud on an elevated site overlooking the green decorative pastures of Callan/Kilkenny,  its one of my favorite wedding ceremony venues in Kilkenny.

After the ceremony we headed for Kilkenny city which is Ireland’s most historic and beautiful medieval city. The use of the term city is a point of some dispute especially by us Tipperary people who are slightly in aw !!  of the marble city. Kilkenny people claim its city status because of a medieval charter it received 800 years ago. Kilkenny’s centre is based on the west bank of the River Nore around Parliament Street, Hight Street and the Parade, with Rothe House at one end and Kilkenny Castle on the hill at the other.

In recent years Kilkenny City has become a hub for arts, crafts and design. With its great nightlife and restaurant scene Kilkenny makes an excellent base for exploring Ireland’s ‘sunny southeast’.

The Wonderful Newpark Hotel Kilkenny :

Eimear & John choose the Newpark for their wedding reception, it is my favourite wedding venue the staff are so helpfull and friendly, its a quality wedding venue and is the number one choice by Kilkenny and Tipperary brides.  Set on thirty acres of parkland and with award-winning landscaped gardens, the Newpark Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing wedding day.  The  Dunmore Suite can cater for up to 160 guests and the Glendine Suite can cater for up to 130 guests for the main wedding meal. For weddings over 180 guests both suites combine to offer the perfect setting for a larger wedding party.

Eimear and John booked our top package the  Diamond  which is one of five individual  wedding packages available from Drangan Video for 2015/2016/2017.  this all inclusive package covers the full day beginning  with bridal preps in the morning, recording finishes at 11pm that evening.

Once again a big thank you to Eimear & John for asking me to film their special day, it was a wonderful wedding I really enjoyed myself, it didnt seem like work.

More Kilkenny Wedding News Soon.

Regards Eamon.

Beautiful Scenic Wedding Video Locations In Cork

Here at Drangan Video, we have had a very busy summer and whilst the weather has been somewhat disappointing at times it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of our excited brides and grooms.

This summer has seen us spend time travelling the length and breadth of the country providing videography services for weddings in Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny, Dublin, Galway and Kerry to name but a few. So it’s hard to believe that we’re now facing into the latter half of the year and making plans for Christmas and New Year weddings already, where has the year gone!

Late last year we met with a number of couples who wed this summer in Cork, and asked our advice on the best places for wedding videos and photographs in the Cork region. We were extremely happy to oblige as we are very familiar with Cork County and City and have filmed many events and weddings there over the years. So for those of you who are planning a wedding in Cork and need some ideas for great locations to shoot a special wedding video, we hope you find this useful.

Scenic wedding locations  in Cork

For those marrying in Cork City

Gougane Barra West Cork
Gougane Barra West Cork







Cork City has a wonderful range of venues and locations that are just perfect for shooting a short wedding video before you arrive at your venue of choice. For those who want to try something a little different why not check out some of the locations below:

The English Market – you may require permission to film in here, so be sure to talk to all the right people before you decide to use the location for a shoot!

Shandon – the views from Shandon are absolutely fabulous and couldn’t be a better setting for a picturesque wedding video or photography session.

Blackrock Castle and Observatory – situated on the banks of the Lee about a 10-minute drive from the City Centre, Blackrock Castle is an idyllic location.

Blarney Castle and Woollen Mills – fancy kissing the Blarney Stone in all your finery, why not do something different with your wedding party prior to arriving at the venue?

Fitzgerald’s Park – nestled in the heart of Cork City, Fitzgerald’s Park holds dear memories for most people of Cork origin. A perfect setting to make more memories on your big day.

Cobh Town – Cobh is situated on the Great Island in Cork harbour and is home to one of Ireland’s largest and most impressive Cathedrals, perfect for those who wish to get some

For those marrying in Cork County

great scenic shots and film.
Ballycotton Cliffs – the Cliffs in Ballycotton with the lighthouse in the distance would make an impressively scenic backdrop to any wedding video.

Garnish Island – take the ferry with your bridal party from Glengarriff to Garnish Island where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful gardens and walks the country has to offer.

Roches Point – At the mouth of Cork Harbour, Roches Point is situated at the top of a hill overlooking both the harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. No better backdrop for a couple who are looking forward to their future.

Cork City and County is home to a wealth of idyllic locations for those who wish to shoot a wedding video with a difference. If you have any ideas of your own we would love to hear them and please feel free to share your very own favourite Cork locations.

For wedding videography services in Cork City or County, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video at any time. We are always on hand to advise in any way we can and will be happy to make suggestions that will make your wedding video extra special.

More Cork Wedding News Soon.

Regards Eamon.


Happy Tipperary Couple T.J. And Marie Finally Tie The Knot

It has been another  busy summer for Drangan video  which is great, the only downside is the  huge amount of time spent in  studio on editing and post production, my day began  at 7am it is now 6pm its nearly clocking off time.  The evening sunshine is beaming  into my small studio which is transporting me  back in my memories of some lovely Tipperary wedding videos  which I had the pleasure of recording during summer 2015, in this week’s blog post I’m happy to share the  video highlights of Marie Burke & T.J. Sheppard.

For me as a Tipperary based wedding videographer there is nothing more rewarding than been asked to film weddings in my home county, Marie is from Ballingarry and T.J. is from Holycross so this another  local wedding for Drangan Video.

Ballingarry is a small parish, located in South-East Tipperary, in the area known as the Slieveardagh Hills. Ballingarry is steeped in History, Heritage and Tradition..  and the tradition of getting married is very strong in this close nit community.

The wedding video story begins  with a visit to Marie’s house to grab some of the fun and emotion from the bridal preps,  Marie is the second member of the Burke family to use my services, having filmed Pamela’s wedding 3 years ago I felt very much at home on this video shoot.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary
Wedding Videographer Tipperary







The ceremony took place in the Church of the Assumption Ballingarry, T.J. and the boys  arrived in good time for a quick pint in Ambys the local pub on main street Ballingarry, getting married is thirsty work on a warm sunny day.

After the ceremony  we stopped off at Butler House Kilkenny for the photo shoot with family and bridal party.  The the gardens and interior are a Videographers dream wedding photo location. Exclusive use of the garden is guaranteed for each wedding party. This ensures that your videographer is free to  choose the best locations on the day  affording you more time to enjoy your special day. It also guarantees that the wonderful video memories will be captured forever in a truly unique  private paradise.

The ever wonderful Hotel kilkenny was the reception venue, Tipperary Brides are well aquented with this fabulas  wedding venue.  The Skyline Suite is a magnificent  room which caters for up to 400 people and offers  spectacular views of Kilkenny  there is lovely view of Kilkenny’s cathedral during the day while the city lights provide the ideal backdrop throughout the evening.

Now having looked at the above wedding video I’m  sure you will agree that Marie is a  stunning Tipperary bride and yes T.J. scrubs up well also,  they were a dream couple to work with so easy going and laid back, they have allowed me to share the highlights on Facebook which is very much appreciated by all at Drangan Video.

More Tipperary Wedding Video News soon.

Best Regards










Wedding Videographer Waterford

Drangan Video has long been serving the couples of Waterford with a top-notch wedding videographer service and we absolutely love to travel there whenever we are given the opportunity! Waterford City and County is home to some of the countries most prestigious wedding venues and we find that Brides and Grooms rightfully want to capture the day and all it’s fabulous surroundings with a professionally shot wedding video.

Why chose Drangan Video? Well as mentioned already we have been working in Waterford now for many years and are more than familiar with all of the venues and ceremony locations the county has to offer. This experience has enabled us with the power of foresight when planning the video for your wedding. Hail, rain or shine, we know what will suit your venue of choice regardless of the weather. We come prepared with extra lighting, should there be lack of natural light on the day and we always make it our goal to be as unintrusive as possible throughout your ceremony and celebrations.

Wedding Videographer Waterford
Wedding Videographer Waterford





We will be happy to travel to your home to capture all the morning preparations and will set up our equipment in the church or ceremony excitement of the venue well in advance to ensure everything runs as smoothy as possible.

For those of you who are planning a wedding in Waterford, we invite you to get in touch with us for an initial consultation. Perhaps you have already chosen a venue and would like to get our advice on how your finished wedding video would look? No problem! If we have recently shot a wedding video in your venue of choice then we can show you a sample (with the couples permission of course).

Perhaps you haven’t chosen a venue yet? Why not drop us a message on Facebook or send us an email and we can send you on some reliable suggestions!

Over the past decade we have been lucky enough to shoot videos for weddings and many other family and corporate events in the Waterford area. Here are just some of the venues and ceremony locations we have worked in over the past few months, all of which we can wholly recommend to our readers. Note, this is just a small section of the Waterford locations we have filmed in, if you don’t see what you’re looking for listed here, make sure you drop us a line and we’ll find a sample for you to look at!

• The Faithlegg Hotel
• The Church of the Sacred Heart Folly
• Ballindud Mill and Cottage
• The Tower Hotel
• Tramore
• Kilmacthomas
• The Sacred Heart Church Faha
• Stradbally
• The Nire Valley

• The Nire Church
• The Woodlands Hotel
• Waterford Castle
• Faithlegg Church
• Lismore Castle
• Crook Church

Some of our readers, as with many of the couples we have worked with, will wed in one county and celebrate the reception in another. We particularly see this a lot between Kilkenny and Waterford. We have found that this trend is becoming increasingly popular and we will be very happy to help in any way we can to make this journey a most enjoyable one. If this is an option you would like to explore, we would urge you to take a look through our blog where you will see a number of sample videos that were shot across Waterford / Kilkenny borders, a fabulous way to start your married life!

Please call myself Eamon here at Drangan Video any time I will always be happy to help with any questions you may have.

More Wedding News next week