Category Archives: Weddings

Traditional First Dance or something a little bit Different?

Over the past number of years  we have seen a huge change in the way newly-weds approach the first dance, some of these have been worthy of YouTube and Facebook fame and as a wedding videographer they  have been an absolute joy  to shoot. Whether you are getting married in Kilkenny or Tipperary, Cork or Limerick we would be absolutely honoured to be your wedding videographer  and capture this very special dance on your big day!

Tipperary Wedding Videographer Drangan Video
Tipperary Wedding Videographer Drangan Video

In this wedding blog post we are going to talk a little bit about how the landscape of the first dance has changed and how some of the most wonderful new traditions are starting to emerge from this trend.

For those of you who prefer a more traditional wedding dance, we would urge you not to feel pressured into providing an entertaining dance if this is something you are not comfortable with. It’s really not for everyone and in all circumstances the traditional first dance in the way you feel most comfortable is absolutely wonderful to watch and in our case also to record on wedding video.

We first started to notice the trend for non-traditional wedding dances emerging in Ireland about 10 years ago when YouTube videos seemed to be popping up every other day. This trend seems to have started in the US and it really wasn’t very long before brides and grooms in Tipperary, Kilkenny  and all over  the country started adding their own imaginative twists to both their first dance and the wedding ceremonies.

If you and your intended have decided that you would like to try something a little bit different for your first dance and are unsure of where to start. We would recommend looking first in your local area to see if there are any dance instructors in the locale that can give you some tips and advise you on some nifty dance moves you can do for your chosen song.

Fun Wedding Video Memories From Weddings In Tipperary
Fun Wedding Video Memories From Weddings In Tipperary

Looking for inspiration? You probably won’t go far wrong by looking through the thousands of videos available on YouTube or Vimeo and checking out some of the more varied dances others have done before you.

The very first thing you should do though is probably choose the song you would like to dance to. Then think about who you would like to involve in the routine, perhaps you would just like it to be you and your new husband or wife or maybe you would like to include the whole bridal party or individuals from the guest list?

Don’t forget to practice! Most importantly, you’re going to need to organise a rehearsal schedule with all participants and make sure everyone involved has the time to commit to learning the dance routine.

Top Quality Wedding Videos Drangan Video Tipperary
Top Quality Wedding Videos Drangan Video Tipperary

Enjoy yourself – This is the key to all of the best first dances. Enjoy the moment and only do what you and your new spouse feel comfortable with, soak up the atmosphere around you and truly immerse yourself in this very first dance as a married couple.

Here at Drangan Video we would be absolutely honoured to get your first dance on video for you to enjoy time and time again. Speak to Eamon here any time to get an idea of how a professionally shot wedding video can become an integral part of your big day. Plus, you’ll get to sit back, relax and enjoy your choreographed first dance in the comfort of your own home or with friends and family, what could be better?

More Wedding News Soon.
Regards Eamon.

The Duties of the Best Man and Maid of Honour

Its amazing how quickly summer 2016  has come and gone, 2017 is on the horizon, here at Drangan Video  it has been another very busy year. We have shot weddings  all over  Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and Galway  our wedding video bookings for 2017 are  at an al time high which is great news.
In this wedding news blog we take an in dept look into the the duties of the Best Man and Maid of Honour.

Top Quality Wedding Videos Tipperary
Top Quality Wedding Videos Tipperary

This article will touch on the duties of the best man and the maid of honour on your wedding day and in the weeks and months leading up to it. If you have recently been asked by a best friend or family member to be an integral part of their wedding by being a member of the bridal party then we hope you find this blog post helpful.

Duties of the Maid of Honour

The maid of honour plays an important role in both the planning stages of the wedding and on the big day itself. Prepare yourself for a busy few months ahead and do your very best take some of the strain and stress from the bride by being at her side throughout.

  • Organising the hen night – This will fall upon the maid of honour and the bridesmaids to organise, so make sure you plan a night that includes all of the brides favourite things. It may be tempting to initially choose activities or destinations that you yourself would like, so it’s important to ensure that you are giving the bride a night that is just perfect for her. After all she will only ever have one hen night!
  • Direct the bridesmaids – On the big day it will be your job to organise the bridesmaids, make sure they’re all positioned where they’re meant to be and address any issues that may arise.
  • Attend and organise the dress fittings: As the maid of honour it will be your duty to get the bridesmaids to all of their dress fittings and make sure they are well prepared for the day ahead. You should also attend the dress fittings with the bride and tell her just how wonderful she looks in her wedding dress of choice.
  • Help with decision-making – The bride will no doubt be overwhelmed with all the decisions that need to be made during the planning of the wedding. Try to take the weight off as much as possible by assisting her with these choices. This may include vetting suppliers, checking online reviews, ordering samples, visiting wedding fairs etc.
  • Other Duties:
  • Mingle with the guests
  • Keep an eye on the Bride and make sure she has everything she needs on the big day
  • Prepare a wedding emergency kit
Drangan Video Fethard Co Tipperary
Drangan Video Fethard Co Tipperary

Duties of the Best Man

The best man is the driving force behind every great wedding and does so much more than many guests will realise. In the lead up to the big day and on the day itself, you are going to be busy, but it will be worth every minute of it to see the smile on your best friends face when his bride walks down that aisle.


  • Organise the stag night. The planning of this night comes down to you and the other members of the groom’s party. You should also consult with any other guests who will be attending to ensure you are truly delivering a night that everyone will enjoy.
  • Write your speech. This is the part you will probably find the most daunting, however, it’s really not as scary as it seems and once you have delivered a heartfelt and entertaining speech you will no doubt feel as proud as punch. There’s a host of resources on the Internet that can assist you if you’re unsure what direction your speech should take.
  • Assist the groom and bride with choosing attire for the groom’s party. This will mean attending fittings, getting the rest of the groomsmen organised and ensuring the suits or tuxes are delivered safely and in good condition back to the rental shop the next day.
  • Assist the groom with any planning for relatives and friends. This may involve organising transport, accommodation or assisting elderly relatives and friends throughout the day.
  • On the day of the wedding you should:
  • Make sure you have the rings in a safe place
  • Organise the groomsmen
  • Have spare umbrellas in the boot of your car
  • Keep your eyes peeled for any behaviour that may upset the bride or groom and nip it in the bud (discreetly).
  • Escort and dance with the maid of honour
  • Take care of any envelopes or gifts and ensure they are delivered safely to the bridal suite.
  • Organise payment with any suppliers; get envelopes for each supplier from the groom in the days beforehand.
Wedding Videographer Tipperary
Wedding Videographer Tipperary Eamon Anglim

If you are planning on having  wedding filmed  in Tipperary, Kilkenny or indeed any county in Ireland be sure to check out  Drangan Video we have a selection of 5 individual stunning  HD wedding video packages.
This is another busy weekend, with a humanist  wedding in the wonderful  Kilkenny Lyrath Hotel today, a wedding in Ballingarry Tipperary tomorrow and a wedding in Durrow Co. Laois on Saturday.

More Wedding Video News Next Week.
Cheers Eamon

The Hidden Extra Wedding Costs you might be Overlooking

Drangan Video provides wedding video services across Tipperary, Kilkenny, Calow, Waterford, Limerick and many other counties in Ireland, we have a strong insight into the costs that can be associated with planning a wedding. We sometime see brides and grooms start to panic as the costs mount up and want to put your mind at ease by listing some of the hidden extras you may not be considering. Once you have these included in your budget from an early date you can be assured there will be no extra little surprises when it comes to paying for products or services on the big day.

In this article we are going to concentrate only on the costs, which may not be initially obvious when setting out your wedding budget:

Wedding Video News Kilkenny Tipperary
Wedding Video News Kilkenny Tipperary







  • Chair Covers

Some venues will provide chair covers and other room décor as part of their package price; however, we have found more recently that these costs are increasingly being charged as extras to the bride and groom. Ask your venue organiser what décor is included in the room rental.

  • Corkage

When it comes to ordering wine for your guests at the wedding, you will find that different venues will offer different options. Some hotels will be happy to include wine in your package price or indeed offer you a reduced rate on their own house wines. Others will charge quite a hefty fee. When this happens you may consider sourcing your own wine. There is however in most cases a hidden extra fee with this..’Corkage’. Ask your venue what their corkage fee is and if they are willing to waive it. (If you don’t ask you don’t get!). We have seen venues charge as much as €10 per bottle on corkage so make sure you check this out as early as possible to allow for extra in your budget.

  • Bar Extension

With any wedding, you want your guests to enjoy their night right into the early hours and of course be able to partake of a few refreshments along the way. Be aware that if you are getting married on a weekday, legally the bar needs to close by 11:30. If you want your guests to enjoy another few hours of dancing but would also like to have access to a full bar, you may have to pay extra for later serving hours. In most cases a bar extension of two hours will cost €150 plus any additional staff costs.

Drangan Video Tipperary
Drangan Video Tipperary Wedding Videographer









  • Others Hidden Costs

Other hidden costs can include but are not limited to:

  • Cake Stand
  • Speech Lectern
  • Cake Cutter
  • Guest Book
  • Table Settings
  • Doormen if you want to ensure guests only at the bar extension
  • Welcome teas and coffees


We hope you have found the above information useful and can assure you that here at Drangan Video there are no hidden extras. We will provide you with a price upfront and in full, which will include everything in the package of your choice. Our price will also include any travel costs so whether you’re based in Tipperary, Kilkenny or elsewhere we will be more than happy to travel to your part of the country without you incurring any extra costs.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding blog news
More wedding news soon.



Tipperary Couple Mairead and Niall Say Yes In Nenagh Church

Mairead and Niall were married in St. Mary of the Rosary Church Nenagh Co. Tipperary on August 6th 2016, I was delighted to have been their preferred choice of wedding videographer.
It was a fab wedding, full of fun and  excitement with a pinch of romance thrown in for good measure.

The story begins at St. Patrick’s Terrace Nenagh  in Mairead’s parent’s  house,  I arrived at 11:30 AM  the bridal preps were  in full progress  Mairead was enjoying all the special attention from her enthusiastic  ladies in waiting.  I just love the pre wedding  excitement and fun during morning preparations I always like to allocate about an hour or so to recording at the bride’s house.
Siobhan Brady was on duty for make-up  you will be assured the most professional and top quality service when you book a treatment with Siobhan. She is a perfectionist at her job and the quality of her work is second to none. Siobhan has a lovely friendly personality.

Wedding Videographer In Nenagh Co. Tipperary
Wedding Videographer In Nenagh Co. Tipperary






As a Tipperary based wedding videographer Im always feel at home when filming weddings in any Tipperary town, Nenagh is one of favorites it is the largest town in north Tipperary its a busy vibrant town and the people are very friendly and easygoing.

Mairead arrived spot on time for her 1:30 appointment at St. Mary’s Church Nenagh, its a fabulous wedding ceremony venue  more like a City  Cathedral than a regular church.
Niall was amazed when he turned to look at his beautiful bride to be as she made her way to  the top of the long aisle, Mairead was a  stunning Bride.

After the ceremony it was time to get stuck in to capturing the wedding photo session  in Garrykennedy Holiday Village, Portroe, Nenagh, Tipperary.

Wedding Video Garrykennedy Nenagh
Wedding Video Garrykennedy Nenagh






Garrykennedy is popular holiday village situated on Lough Derg close to Portroe village the harbour area provides the perfect setting for shooting  high quality wedding video footage.
The video highlights captures Mairead and Niall enjoying  a romantic stroll down the marine taking  in the breathtaking scenery that Garrykennedy has to offer
As a wedding videographer I am a frequent visitor to Garrykennedy , I also like to use the beautiful lakeside forest and woodland area for capturing wedding videos with a country flavor.

The Great National Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh was our final destination, as always Ray and the staff were most helpful and attentive. The Abbycourt is one of the top wedding venues in Tipperary the  perfect wedding venue to make your dreams  come true.

Drangan Video Nenagh Co. Tipperary.
Drangan Video Nenagh Co. Tipperary.






Thanks to Mairead and Niall for choosing me to record their wedding video, it was a fab wedding lots of fun and glamor, they are a lovely couple just so laid back and easygoing. I am delighted and proud  to be sharing their wedding video on line, the video clip has received amazing reviews on Face Book.

If you are planing on having your wedding filmed  in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford or any other county, please feel free to contact myself Eamon I will be more than than happy to discuss wedding video package options with you.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding blog news.
More wedding news soon.











Choosing the Live Music for your Wedding

When it comes to planning the entertainment for your big day, you really can’t go wrong with live music, whether that be in the form of a band, your favourite solo performer or an ensemble of classical musicians. Live music adds a little bit of something special to the occasion and really breaks the ice between those who may be a little shy at first to get out on the dance floor.

Here at Drangan Video, we recently filmed a weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny that featured the most amazing  wedding band and can honestly say that they always give it their all by working  hard to get everybody out on the dance floor.

Tipperary Wedding Band
Tipperary Fun Wedding Band







Johnny B and The Boogie Men   are a 4-piece wedding band from Tipperary, they are  the no 1 Tipperary Wedding Band.
They are a band with experience and energy that guarantee to have your dance floor full the whole night through. Their song selection is very wide and varied with hits from 50’s all the way up to the present day.

The band encourages audiences interaction so bring your dancing shoes!!
You know that song you love?…. we know it too.

With this in mind we thought we would share some tips with you on how best to choose the entertainment for your very big day.


  1. Do your research

The first port of call should of course be the Internet, where a simple search for wedding singer, wedding entertainer or wedding band in your area will throw up a wealth of available talent.


  1. Look for reviews

The next step, and one that can sometimes be overlooked, should be to look for reviews on your top 5 choices. You will find these online and of course through friends and family who may have attended a wedding in the past where this particular band or singer performed.


  1. Check out social media

Most wedding entertainers worth their salt will now have a Facebook page, YouTube channel or a Twitter account, if not all of the above. Let’s take Facebook as an example: On the bands Facebook page you should be able to find a website address, reviews from previous brides and grooms, videos of their latest performances and get an overall idea of their ‘vibe’.

Kilkenny Wedding Music
Kilkenny Wedding Music







4 Try to check them out live

Once you’ve tracked down your shortlist online, you can then visit their websites or social media pages and find a list of upcoming gigs. Whether that is in a local bar or at a nearby event. Take yourself and your intended for a night out and see how well these guys perform in front of a lively crowd.


  1. Talk with the Band

Once you’ve seen a selection of the entertainers live and are satisfied with your preferred choice, it’s now time to talk to the band. Keep in mind that not all groups or entertainers may have availability for your chosen date so you need to have a backup choice just in case.


  1. Make your Booking

Now that you have everything in place and the entertainer is free on the date of your wedding, you can now go ahead and pay the deposit. Most entertainers will expect the remaining balance to be paid on the day of the wedding, so this can be a little task for your best man. A few days before the wedding, give your best man an envelope with the final payment and ask him to give this to the band on the day of the wedding.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny and Tipperary
Wedding Videographer Kilkenny and Tipperary









Regardless of where you’re situated in Ireland, we are lucky enough to be blessed with a wealth of musical talent, so don’t despair if you don’t get your first choice.


Here at Drangan Video we would be delighted to bring even more joy to your big day by offering to video your wedding from the morning right up to and even past the first dance. Our wedding video services are available in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow, Limerick and just about every other county in Ireland, so make sure you get in touch for a no obligation quotation.

More wedding  planning  news next week
Happy wedding planning
Cheers Eamon !!





Planning Interactive Entertainment For Your Wedding Day

Drangan Video has recently been lucky enough to provide wedding videograper services for a number of weddings in Kilkenny and Tipperary. At these weddings we were able to gain some inspiration for this ‘interactive’ wedding blog post, which we hope you will enjoy.

Apart from the vows – and the brides’ dress of course – one of the most important parts of any wedding party is the entertainment. It’s the entertainment that helps you and your guests to relax, kick your shoes off and really get into the spirit of things. Over the past number of years we have seen a large shift from the traditional entertainment of just a band or a DJ and a move towards a more interactive experience. The band and DJ will always have it’s place and we would be 100% remiss to think otherwise, however, it may be worth checking out some other varieties of entertainment that will compliment the music and have your guests raving about your big day for years to come.

Wedding Planning Advice For Weddings In Tipperary
Wedding Planning Advice For Weddings In Tipperary









Whether you’re having a laid-back outdoor wedding or a traditional formal wedding, it’s a good idea to ensure your guests are entertained throughout what can be a long day (especially for the kids).

  1. Hire a Magician

A magician is fun for guests of all ages, making it a great form of entertainment to have at your wedding. Most magicians on the Irish wedding circuit are happy to perform during the reception, after the toasts are completed and in the foyer as a welcome for your guests.

For those of you who have children at your big day, a magician can be a great way to get them to gather together and relax for a bit whilst the entertainer does his thing!

Wedding Magician Tipperary Weddings
Wedding Magician Tipperary Weddings









  1. Dance Lessons

Weddings and dancing go hand in hand, but why not take it a step further and offer your guests dance lessons.

Hire a dance instructor to teach your guests how to dance. It’s a great way to get your guests involved and to get everybody up on the dance floor.

Visions of line dancing, cha cha cha’s and old time waltzes will make great memories for you and your guests.

  1. Cocktail Bar & Liquor Tasting

We have seen cocktail bars now at a number of wedding venues, and they go down an absolute treat with the adults at the party. Consider hiring a professional cocktail maker or mixologist who can demonstrate and entertain those guests who want to avoid that queue at the bar. Let the adults sample some exotic liquors and consider setting up a kiddies cocktail bar with sodas, ice-creams and fruit juices, this will ensure all ages have an unforgettable experience

Wedding Planning Kilkenny
Wedding Planning Kilkenny







  1. Pick and Mix Sweet Stand

Rather than just handing out sweets to the guests or leaving parcels at their table, why not set up a pick and mix stand instead? The pick and mix sweet stand is an attraction that is sure to attract guests of all ages. Guests can help themselves and take home customised jars of goodies as a special memento of your big day.

  1. Make your Own Food Station

Whether it is crepes or hot dogs, a make your own food station can be a great way to make mealtime a bit more exciting. This could get a bit messy, so be prepared!

We’re sure there’s lots more interactive options available for weddings up and down the country and we would love to hear about any unique suggestions you may have, so please feel free to drop us a line.

Latest Wedding News Kilkenny
Latest Wedding News Kilkenny







Here at Drangan Video we offer wedding videography services with a difference, professional editing carried out by Eamon, superb audio and a portfolio with hundreds of happy brides and grooms who have used our services. If you have any questions or would like to enquire about pricing or the equipment we use, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time.
All our weddings are filmed and edited by myself Eamon, I would not be happy to just film weddings and then hand the footage over to someone else to carry out editing and post production.  Over the years I have developed  a particular style that seems to appeal  to  the majority of quality conscious  brides in Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Lots More Wedding Blog News soon.
Happy Wedding Planning.




















Its All About Weddings In Kilkenny Laura and Tom Say Yes

Weddings in Kilkenny are at an all time high which is good news for me, I can now safely say that 80% of my wedding videos are shot throughout Kilkenny City and county. In this wedding news blog I’m delighted to be sharing highlights from the wedding Video  of Tom & Laura who were married in Foulkstown Church earlier this year.

As a Tipperary based wedding videographer I am always happy to travel over the boarder to Kilkenny and enjoy some of the fabulous wedding locations that Kilkenny has to offer, one such location is St. Josephs Church Foulkstown.

St Joseph’s Church Foulkstown, is situated on the Waterford Road, a 5min drive from Kilkenny city. The church has an old feel to it the inside of the church is plainly yet tastefully  decorated  but kept in excellent  condition. There is enough seating for  180  wedding guests, it is a very popular choice of wedding ceremony venue for weddings in Kilkenny.

Drangan Video Kilkenny Videographer
Drangan Video Kilkenny Videographer






Laura and Tom’s Wedding Video

My day began with a visit to Cederwood Close, in Kilkenny city to capture the fun and excitement of the bridal preps, Ross Costigan was on duty for the wedding photography, he is a very nice guy to work with and his work is amazing.
The weather was looking good just the odd passing shower, Laura’s parents had placed a  Child  Of Prague Statue in the garden to ward off any black rain clouds.
The Infant/Child of Prague is a small wax medieval statue of the  Christ child,  Copies/reproductions of this statue were at one time  found in the majority of Catholic homes around Ireland.  This little statue was called upon for help to ensure good weather for family occasions such as wedding, communions  and confirmations.

Bridal Preps Captured On Video

The bridal preps are the perfect start to a professional wedding video, Laura’s preps were in full swing when I arrived, this video clip captures the fun and emotion of the build up to  her special day. I tend to blend into the background when filming in the brides house which assures a perfectly natural looking wedding DVD.
The couple enjoyed a relaxing wedding ceremony in Foulkstown Church, presided   over by Fr. Dan Carroll who is a well know wedding celebrant in Kilkenny City.

Latest Wedding News Blog From Kilkenny
Latest Wedding Video News Blog From Kilkenny






Wedding Photos At Kilkenny City Library Johns Quay

Kilkenny City library is a one-storey Carnegie Library, built in 1910. The building is in a classical style with symmetrical façade.
Johns Quay is a particular favorite of mine for  shooting high quality wedding video footage,  the long-awaited new pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing the River Nore in Kilkenny  named   the ‘Lady Desart Bridge’,  crosses from Bateman Quay to John’s Quay, it is a popular location for wedding video and photo shoots standing on the bridge provides a lovely view of Kilkenny Castle.

Weddings Reception In Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

The first wedding reception was held at the Newpark Hotel in 1966 and therefore our staff are very experienced in looking after and assisting you on your most important 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 you the perfect setting for a larger wedding party.
On arrival at the Newpark Laura and Tom were welcomed by Niall Dunne who is a very professional and friendly guy, in fact all the staff are fantastic to deal with, I like  covering weddings in the Newpark it is one of Kilkenny’s top  wedding reception venues.

Wedding Video Newpark Hotel Kilkenny
Wedding Video Newpark Hotel Kilkenny






Thanks to Laura and Tom for choosing Drangan Video they were a pleasure to work with, their wedding video highlights have already been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook page.
A number of Laura’s friends have contacted me about my services its great to be getting all these future  Kilkenny Wedding bookings.

If you are in the process of planning your wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary  and are looking for a wedding videographer please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to answer any questions regarding video coverage of your big day.

More Wedding News Soon.
Regards Eamon.





Are you getting married this summer? This is what you should be doing now

When your big day is just a few weeks away, most of the main wedding planning is already completed. However, that doesn’t mean that your work is over yet!

Unfortunately, there is still plenty left for you to do, before you can relax and enjoy your big day. Here at Drangan Video we can let you into a little secret though, and that is that these last few weeks before your wedding, whilst they may be very busy, will be some of the best times you will have so enjoy every minute of it!

Whether you are getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford or any other wonderful location in Ireland, be sure to take a look at our last minute tips below to ensure you have everything in place for the day. Then take some time to relax and enjoy the rare sunshine on the run up to your wedding day.

Latest Wedding Planning News and Tips
Latest Wedding Planning News and Tips For Tipperary Brides

Contact Guests who have missed the RSVP Deadline

Now is the time to chase up any guests that have missed the RSVP deadline. You will require a final headcount to give to your venue, caterer and other vendors, so make sure you get in touch with any guests who have yet to respond. This will also assist you when it comes to making that final seating plan.

Organise Payments To Wedding Suppliers

At this point, you will need to ensure that all wedding vendors have been paid or at least given the requested down payment for their services. Consider creating a checklist detailing the names of each vendor, along with the amount owed and the date the payment is due.

Pick up and Try on Wedding Clothing

Now is the perfect time to have your bridesmaids and grooms party round to try on their outfits for the last time. You still have plenty of time left for last minute adjustments, but make sure you don’t leave things too late! Seamstresses are extremely busy at this time of the year so it’s imperative you give them the time needed to get all those adjustments completed.

Wedding Videographer In Tipperary
Wedding Videographer In Tipperary

Once adjustments have been completed, it’s time to get all wedding outfits picked up and stored carefully. Keep fragile material stored in a dry cool place where they will be safe and sound until the morning of the wedding.

Tip: Get those shoes broken in now before the wedding day to avoid blisters and sore feet, you’re going to need them at their best to dance the night away!

Draw up a Final Seating Plan

Generally it’s good advice to get a final seating plan to your venue within 2 weeks of your big day. Some venues will tell you they only require it within a day or two of the wedding, but we’d advise doing it that little bit earlier so you don’t have anything to stress about in the days prior. At this point, you should also organise any necessary reserved seating for the wedding ceremony. Make extra copies of your seating plan and give copies to the ushers, caterer, photographer, wedding videographer and the best man.

Your seating plan should also address any dietary requirements or allergies.

Prepare your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

When your big day is this close, it’s a good idea to prepare what we call the ‘wedding day emergency kit’. The kit can include plasters, a sewing kit, clear nail varnish, spare pairs of tights or stockings, extra buttons, tape, mints and safety pins.

Re-Confirm Details with all of your Vendors

Confirm every last detail with all wedding suppliers, staff and any other vendors you have hired. Try to get firm details such as arrival and set up times, confirmation about the equipment or service they’re providing, and give them details on how to access the wedding venue.

Drangan Video Tipperary
Drangan Video Tipperary

Outline Duties

It’s not just your vendors and suppliers that you need to discuss details with on the lead up to the wedding day. The best man, maid of honour, and parents should all be briefed on their duties so that there are no unwelcome surprises on the big day.

Make sure you discuss logistics, last minute details, special duties, and your wedding-day schedule with them, so that everyone fully understands their role.

Organise Transportation

At this point, you need to ensure that all transportation has been confirmed and booked. Make final confirmations that transport has been organised for you and your fiancé, as well as applicable guests, to the ceremony, from the ceremony to the reception, and from the reception to the hotel or back home.

If you don’t plan on providing transportation for guests, bridesmaids or groomsmen, then print out cards with local taxis that guests can book in advance.

Prepare for your Honeymoon

Now is the time to prepare for your honeymoon, as the chances are the week before the wedding you will be extremely busy.

Try as best you can to organise particulars such as travel insurance, spending money, and packing in the weeks before your wedding.

Wedding News Tipperary
Wedding News Tipperary

Drangan video would love to hear from any Brides or Grooms that are getting married in the Kilkenny or Tipperary areas this summer or indeed next summer. Eamon is a professional wedding videographer and is available nationwide and we are always available to answer any queries you may have.

More Wedding News & Planning Tips Soon.
Cheers Eamon







Happy Wedding Video In The Valley Of Slievenamon Tipperary

Mullinahone is a small  town situated in the valley of Slievenamon Co. Tipperary otherwise know as the home of Charles J. Kickham ones of Ireland’s best loved  poet and writer.
Over the years in my role as a wedding videographer I get to shoot weddings in many beautiful and exciting parts of Ireland but none so beautiful as my home county Tipperary.
This week I am delighted to be sharing the wedding video highlights from the wedding of Lousie & William who were recently married in St. Michael’s Church Mullinahone !!  “local weddings are best” 🙂

The wedding shoot got off to a lively start with a visit to Louise and the girls as they prepared for the long awaited wedding . Louise’s Mum’s house is situated on the Mullinahone Callan road just a 4min drive from the church which was ideal for me.  When I arrived Karen Maher was attending to all make needs and doing a fantastic job as usual, if you are in the process of wedding planning and looking for a top class make up artist just go ahead and book  Karen Maher
Seamus Costello was in charge of wedding photograpy I have shot lots weddings in Tipperary  with Seamus he a lovely guy to work with.
I was delighted with my coverage of the bridal preps, the video clip features some lovely shots of Louise and her bridesmaids which were discreetly captured on film.

The wedding ceremony was celebrated by F. John McGrath  he is a lovely man  his wedding ceremonies are always personal and  lighthearted, we were out of the church within the hour which allowed extra time for greeting guests and the ever important photoshoot.

Killaghy Castle Mullinahone Tipperary :

Killaghy Castle is situated on the outskirts of Mullinahone, we stopped off there for the weeding photos, I also got  amazing wedding video footage inside the historic house.

The castle has been owned by numerous families over the years. The present owners are Pat and Maria Collins who bought the property in 1995. The family have spent several years renovating the Castle to ensure that it offers tourists a totally relaxing and tranquil break. It was their priority to adopt a sensitive approach to the restoration project, ensuring that the Castle retained its historic feel while providing all modern conveniences. The family currently farm extensively on the estate.

Killaghy Castle is an extremely popular destination for tourists from all over the world.  The family are happy to allow acess to the house and grounds for local weddings in Mullinahone and South Tipperary.

Hotel Kilkenny: Louise & William’s Wedding Reception

Upon entering hotel Kilkenny you immediately feel the wonderfully warm atmosphere that is simply a signature of a Griffin Group property. Your eye is instantly drawn to the wonderful Italian marble floors adorned by larger than life furniture pieces which include a giant purple chair and an ever-elegant pink chaiselong.

Wedding Video Mullinahone Co. Tipperary
Wedding Video Mullinahone Co. Tipperary






Lousie and William enjoyed a wonderful wedding reception in the Skyline Suite, a stunning room which caters for between 220 to 400 people and offers unrivaled spectacular views of Kilkenny’s cityscape.

Weddings In Tipperary :

I really enjoyed working with Louise and William and not forgetting Emma who was more than happy to join in with Mammy & Daddy for their  first dance, it is memories like this that are so special,  just imagine Emma looking back over the wedding video in years to come and reliving dancing with Mam & Dad on their wedding day , Magic Memories 🙂

Hiring A Wedding Videographer :

It was an early  start this morning 6am to be exact, I like to take time out from my busy work load  and get down to sharing wedding news, wedding tips and samples of my work.
I cannot understand why certain  wedding videographers in Tipperary are not sharing their work on their websites, this has been brought to my attention by couples who have been researching wedding videographers online, and were surprised that not all videographers were sharing  recent video samples.

I do hand out a full wedding DVD for viewing  if requested by a couple, but the vast majority of my costumers are  looking at my work on the drangan video website or on  facebook.
As  wedding videographers  we are selling a product and it is vital that samples of recent wedding videos are available on line for viewing.

If you are planning on getting married over the next couple of years, why not contact myself Eamon by email or Facebook I will be happy to film your big day  at a price that is affordable.

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Regards Eamon





A Bridal Flower for Every Month of the Year

Are you in the process of planning your big day ? Perhaps you’re unsure of what wedding flowers may be in season for your preferred date? With this in mind, the team here at Drangan Video have put together a short list of just some of the flowers that are in season for each month of the year.

Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary, we have been lucky enough to witness hundreds of weddings across the country throughout the seasons. Whether you are planning a whimsical spring affair or a magical winter wedding, here is our list of seasonal bridal flowers for every month of the year!

Wedding Flowers Tipperary
Wedding Flowers Tipperary







January – Ranunculus (Buttercups)

Ranunculus flowers are delicate, feminine yellow flowers, which are in season during January, as well as during the following spring months. An unusual choice for a bouquet by themselves, they look wonderful mixed with other wild spring flowers.

February – Roses

Roses are a true wedding day classic. They are delicate, yet striking, bold, but elegant, and just simply beautiful. Most roses will be available year round in your local florist, however consider choosing some spring varieties to make your bouquet pop!

March – Lilacs

Lilacs simply scream spring – meaning there is no better flower for a March wedding. These dainty purple flowers are perfect for casual springtime weddings.

April – Peruvian Lilies

These popular, long lasting flowers come in a variety of different colours, from pale pink to bright orange and are ideal for a long stemmed bouquet.

May – Freesias

For a May wedding Freesias are a great option in a colourful posy. These flowers are “zygomorphic” which essentially means that they grow along one side of the stem. This gives them a really unique look. Freesias come in a range of beautiful colours, from burnt orange to hot pink.

June – Gardenias

Featuring beautiful ivory petals surrounded by dark green waxy leaves, Gardenias are one of the most exquisite flowers. For early summer weddings, Gardenias are a wonderful choice

July – Anthurium (Painter’s Palette)

Anthurium flowers are bright, bold and feature red, almost heart-shaped petals. These exotic looking flowers are ideal for sunny, warm July weddings and simply exude romance.

August – Delphinium

Delphinium flowers feature tall spires and clustered florets, making them a striking summer flower. These flowers are available in a variety of colours, including white, pink, lavender, purple and blue.

September – Cornflower

With its stunning dark blue colour, cornflowers are the perfect flower for early autumn weddings. Cornflowers feature dense, feathery petals and are generally blue, but are sometimes available in other colours, such as white and pink.

October – Lisianthus (Eustoma)

These exquisite flowers feature elegant, ruffled, rose-like, petals. Lisianthus flowers are available in various shades, including blue, white, pink, lavender, and deep purple, as well as bi-coloured.

November – Iris

Iris’s are becoming more popular with brides year on year, and with good reason. An elegant, delicate and classically beautiful choice for a bride on her big day.

December – Hyacinth

Hyacinths feature many small, dense clusters of blooms that are bunched together at the top of the stem. Available in blues, purples, pinks and whites this flower looks beautiful for winter weddings.

Busy Wedding  Season In Tipperary and Kilkenny
As a wedding videographer covering weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny I have certainly seen my fair share of wedding flowers, when I walk into a wedding venue and inhale the beautiful fragrance of wedding flowers its a reminder of the wonderful magical event that is about to unfold, below is just a short list of wedding florists who I meet on regularly at weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Wedding Florists Covering Weddings In Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and Carlow.

Sun Flowers Wedding  Flowers Thurles    Website
Your wedding day is one of the most special days in your life, and every little girl has a dream of walking up the aisle with flowers of every different colour as far as the eye can see. While this might not be possible within your current wedding budget Sunflowers will make your day be as special and as stress free as possible, The only thing you will be worried about going up the aisle is to keep your emotions in check. We have a variety of different wedding packages to suit every brides need. Dont worry if you have a small budget we will be able to work in that budget and make sure you get the best possible flowers for the best possible price.

Tipperary Flowers By Agnes   Website
Order your wedding flowers from Agnes Hogan, a leading florist in Tipperary. Agnes is a talented, creative, innovative wedding florist located near Bansha Co. Tipperary, she has been awarded Interflora Diploma in Floristry and Retail, she has over 18 years exsprience in Floristry both in Ireland and overseas.

Forget Me Knot Wedding Flowers Kilkenny/Tipperary  Website

We like our flower arrangements and designs to be a true reflection of the person they are for! We will use our extensive knowledge of flowers to design that unique finishing floral touch that will enhance and compliment your special day.  Specialists in stunning bridal party flowers – from bouquets & posies, to buttonholes & corsages our florists can help you put the finishing touches to your special day.

Flowers By Lucy Kilkenny  Website
After 25 years Flowers by Lucy outgrew their High Street premises and Built a Floristry Design Centre in the Hebron business park. All business was transferred to the new Flower Centre in October 2014 featuring a brand new Wedding Room where brides can consult privately about their upcoming wedding. Kilkenny, has been constructed with the future in mind, with plenty of room to cope with the continued growth of Flowers By Lucy. The spacious Flower Design Centre, centrally based at the Hebron Business Park, Hebron Road, Kilkenny, has been constructed with the future in mind, with plenty of room to cope with the continued growth of Flowers By Lucy.

We hope you have enjoyed reading about some of our favourite seasonal blooms and would love to hear from you if you have any unusual suggestions we have omitted. As always, if you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video with any queries you may have about filming your big day.

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Cheers Eamon.