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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


























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