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Getting Married in a Heatwave

It’s hard to believe that only 3 months ago we were struggling with snowdrifts, frozen pipes and in some cases being unable to travel for weeks. Fast-forward to June and Ireland is experiencing the hottest summer since 1976, not that anyone here at Drangan Video is complaining about that!
Tracy and Adrian were married in Graine Co. Kilkenny on one of hottest days of 2018,  they coped very well with the heatwave and enjoyed the fabulous  weather.

The happy couple stopped off at the Millennium Park in Freshford for a few quick photos under the shade of the mature trees. Tracy and Adrian enjoyed a cool  wedding reception in the wonderful air conditioned Hotel kilkenny.

With the current weather in mind we thought we could address some of the difficulties a heatwave can present for those who are getting married in Ireland over the next few weeks. In this article we provide tips and tricks for keeping cool and looking your very best through even the very highest of temperatures.

• Keep your guests cool
Consider getting in touch with your wedding venue and asking them to provide cooling summer drinks for your guests upon arrival. The norm here in Ireland is tea/coffee, wine and maybe some biscuits or canapés upon arrival, not all so suitable for an Irish heatwave. Try welcoming your guests with summer fruit cocktails, iced juices and summer berries.
• Protect against the sun
All those involved in the bridal party should make sure they are fully protected by wearing a high SPF throughout the day. You could also consider adding sun cream and cooling sprays to the bathroom hampers for your guests. You can be assured that they will be delighted with your thoughtfulness.
• Comfortable footwear
If it looks like the day is going to be a scorcher, we would advise investing in some cooling and comfortable footwear. Heels can become quite uncomfortable in the searing heat. Think flip-flops or sandals to ensure comfort throughout the day.
• Mass booklets to the rescue
Make sure everyone of your guests gets a mass booklet. These will make great hand fans during the ceremony.

Wedding Video Millenium Park Freshford Kilkenny

If you are lucky enough to have a venue that offers an outdoor area for you to celebrate, there are a number of small touches you can offer that will make your party more comfortable:

• Citronella candles – these lemon scented candles will keep the bugs and mosquitos away whilst also adding a wonderful atmosphere to your outdoor space.
• Metal chair covers – if your venue has outdoor seating it may be an idea to get in touch with them before the big day and enquire whether this seating is metal or wooden. If metal, ask your venue to provide cushions or chair covers to ensure guests don’t burn themselves when sitting down.
• Parasols – provide umbrellas and parasols for guests to avoid over heating.
• Set up a sun stand – a little stand with all the essentials for your guests. Sun cream, flip-flops, hats and plenty of water.

For the bridal party
A lot of preparation goes into getting ready on the morning of the wedding, between hair, makeup and other beauty treatments it’s important to prepare for the heat to ensure the effect lasts all day long.

• Primer -wear a strong primer under your wedding makeup to ensure it stays in place in even the strongest of temperatures.
• Make sure the foundation you are using contains a high SPF.
• Ask your maid of honour or one of the bridesmaids to keep finishing powder or blotting paper in a clutch or handbag.

Happy Kilkenny Couple keeping cool in the park

The most important advice we can give to brides and grooms during this wonderfully hot summer is to keep hydrated. It’s easy to forget, particularly once the celebrations are in full swing, that alcohol does dehydrate our bodies. Offer water to all guests with each purchase at the bar.

We hope you enjoy your wedding in the sun and make the very most of this exceptional summer.

For those of you who are looking for a wedding videographer. Drangan Video operates 12 months of the year and is available nationwide. Please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video and he will provide you with all the information you require.

Civil Ceremonies v Church Weddings Making your decision

In Ireland today, we are blessed to have a wealth of options when it comes to choosing a venue for the most important day in any couples life. Whether you are religious or not, there are a several options available to you right across the country.

In this article we are going to speak about the differences between civil and church weddings in Ireland and hopefully provide you with enough information to make that all-important decision.

Civil Wedding Ceremony in Kilkenny

The main difference between a church wedding and a civil ceremony is of course religion. If as a practicing catholic, it is important to you to wed in a church, then this will no doubt be the deciding factor. When you marry in a church, you are married in the eyes of God, in a civil ceremony you are married in the eyes of the law. Both ceremonies are recognised by the state and are legally binding provided that your celebrant is recognised and registered to perform a legal ceremony.

The Church Wedding

When marrying in a church, temple or other religious building, there will be certain conventions that you will have to comply with:

• Catholic ceremonies require you to undertake a pre-marriage course prior to exchanging your vows.
• You will need to have been baptised and confirmed if marrying in a catholic church.
• If you live outside the parish you are marrying in, you will require a letter of freedom from your previous parishes to confirm you are in fact free to marry.
• Interchurch and interfaith marriages may need further permissions, so it is vital that you speak with your priest about this prior to making any arrangements.
• The bride and groom will be required to fill out a pre-nuptial form for church records. This is not state documentation and is for church use only.
• It is up to you to register the marriage.

The Civil Ceremony

• Civil ceremonies in Ireland only take place from Monday to Friday.
• There may be additional fees associated with the wedding if you wish to have the ceremony outside a registry office (in a hotel or registered venue).
• 3 Months notification is required.
• Irish legislation states that the venue must be open to the public, either a building that is used and accessible to the public or an open space.
• The registrar will register the marriage for you.

Church weddings In Tipperary

Whether you opt for a religious or civil ceremony, knowing what is required can make a huge difference to your preparations. For a full list of legal requirements and compliance conventions, please visit the official citizens information website.

Here at Drangan Video, we love nothing more than providing wedding videography services to couples throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny and right across Ireland. Civil, religious and secular ceremonies are all wonderful ways to declare your love and we will thoroughly enjoy capturing every moment for you to enjoy for decades into the future.

Drangan Video welcomes couples from all walks of life, whether you are religious or not, regardless of gender or belief. We know that love is the most important part of every couple’s life and will do our utmost to ensure we deliver top class customer service every time.

Our Wedding videography services are available right across the country, so feel free to give us a call and we will provide you with an all-inclusive quote, we offer discounts for local weddings in Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Getting Married in Kilkenny

For those of you who are getting married in Kilkenny in the near future, let us first congratulate you on your engagement! In this blog post we are going to speak a bit about what makes Kilkenny so special for Brides and Grooms and hope to provide some great advice on scenic locations for photo’s and videos, tips on some of the best venues and some general information about the area. If you have any questions or require any further information to assist with your wedding planning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video.

Just last weekend, we filmed 3 wedding videos in the Kilkenny area, so you can be assured that you’re getting some of the most up to date information available!

Summer Weddings In Kilkenny

As most of you will know, Kilkenny has a strong GAA history and we see a nod to this sporting tradition at many of the weddings we attend throughout the county. As Ireland’s most successful hurling county, it’s no surprise that guards of honour with the legendary hurl are one of the strongest wedding traditions in the area. Fancy organising a hurley arch of your own to walk through as a newly wed couple? Make sure you drop plenty of hints to the best man and your intended and we’re sure they’ll get organising straight away!

Scenic locations in Kilkenny:

Kilkenny offers some of the most spectacular scenery available in Ireland and we are happy to recommend the following locations for your wedding photographs or wedding video shoot.

• Rothe House and Gardens
• St. Canice’ Cathedral
• Kilkenny Castle and grounds
• Jerpoint Abbey
• Kilfane Glen and Waterfall
• Kells Mills

All of the locations listed above are easily accessible throughout the year and will make a wonderful addition to your wedding album or video.

Weddings In St. Canice’s Church Kilkenny
Wedding Venues in Kilkenny:

As wedding videographers who film a lot of weddings in Kilkenny each year, we are in a unique position to advise on some of the most popular venues. Whether you are planning a church ceremony and celebrating afterwards in a venue in the county or planning to have your civil ceremony and celebration in the same venue, these locations should have everything you need to ensure your special day is an outstanding success.

• Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel ****
• Mount Juliet Estate ***** (and a Michelin Star)
• Lyrath Estate Hotel *****
• The River Court Hotel ****
• The Newpark Hotel ****

All of the above hotels are approved for civil ceremonies and offer the very best service available in Kilkenny.

Attractions for your guests to enjoy in Kilkenny

Many of you will have guests that will stay for an extended break in Kilkenny following your wedding celebrations. Below you will find a list of the top attractions the area has to offer, you can be sure that your guests will experience the best Irish hospitality at all of these attractions.

• Kilkenny Castle and Grounds
• Kilfane Waterfall
• Woodstock House and Gardens
• The Medieval Mile Museum
• Black Abbey
• St. John’s Priory
• Jerpoint Park
• The Smithwick’s Experience
• Castlecomer Discovery Park

Should you require any further information about venues or scenic locations in the Kilkenny area, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video and he will be happy to assist you in any way he can.

Drangan Video offers state of the art wedding videography services for couples right across Ireland. We are happy to travel to all parts of the country without any extra cost to the client. For a free, no-obligation quotation, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon today.

The Cashel Palace Hotel

In June of 2017 we learned that the historic Cashel Palace Hotel was to undergo redevelopment under the investment of the Magnier Family (of Coolmore Stud) and Teo Ah King a Chinese business tycoon. This announcement was welcomed throughout the county of Tipperary and will be a huge boost to the local economy and wedding industry. For those of you who have recently gotten engaged and are hoping to celebrate your big day in 5* luxury, we imagine the Cashel Palace Hotel will be THE venue that ticks all the boxes.

Cashel Palace Hotel New Wedding Venue

According to latest reports, the hotel is set to reopen in late 2019, this may seem like a long wait, but I’d put money on the fact that it will be worth it!

The plans for the hotel include 60 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, 2 onsite restaurants, a hotel bar, world class leisure centre and of course a function room that will no doubt play host to the most wonderful celebrations this country has ever seen. The project also looks to reinstate the renowned ‘Bishops Walk’ and will include a 3-acre town park, which we are really excited to learn more about.

About the site:
The Palace itself was originally built in the 1730’s and features a breath-taking Queen Anne and early Georgian architectural design. Before they moved to Waterford, the building was initially the home of the Church of Ireland Archbishops. Cashel Palace is situated on a 25-acre site and the grounds lie adjacent to the world famous Rock of Cashel which, can be accessed from the hotel grounds via one of the private gardens.

The hotel ceased trading in 2014 and was purchased by John Magnier in 2016 for 2.25 million Euros. The original resort consisted of the Bolton Library, the coach house and a gate lodge and we really can’t wait to see how these have been preserved to fit in with the new renovations.

Famous Faces at the Cashel Palace Hotel.

Over the decades, the Cashel Palace has played host to some of Hollywood’s elite as well as US dignitaries, world leaders and politicians. Some of the most notable visits were by Ronald Reagan, Richard Burton, Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor. The hotels’ association with excellence has always been its selling point and we have no doubt that they will strive to keep with this tradition in the future.

Hore Abbey Cashel Wedding Photo Location

Cashel and it’s surrounds have much to offer the modern bride and groom, with most venues now offering civil weddings and a host of onsite services, there is no longer a need to travel between venues on your big day. The team here at Drangan Video love nothing more than travelling to Cashel to film wedding videos for our special couples. The town and surrounding area features magnificent scenery and backdrops for the most stunning photography and video shoots. We are on tenterhooks waiting for the opening of the Cashel Palace Hotel and can’t wait to step inside to provide our wedding videography services in the very near future.

Wedding Videographer Co. Tipperary

If you are planning a wedding in Cashel and looking for a wedding videographer with flair, please do get in contact with Eamon here at any time. Our dedication to providing you with a service that is professional and our top class customer service, make us the number one choice for wedding videos in Tipperary and the surrounding counties.

Silver Wedding Video Package In Hugginstown

In this blog post we are featuring the wedding of Deirdre and Andrew who tied the knot in the Church of the Holy Trinity Hugginstown Kilkenny  a big thank you to them for choosing Drangan Video for videography and allowing  their wedding video to be shared on line.

Here at Drangan Video we offer a wide range of videography packages one to suit every budget, Deirdre and Andrew availed of our Silver wedding video  package which provides coverage of morning bridal preps up to and including the drinks reception at the wedding venue.
I really enjoyed shooting this wedding   the bridal preps were the highlight of the video shoot  a wonderful cast featuring  Deirdre in the lead roll as the happy bubbly bride and her two little support stars  Ellie-May and Saoirse  running around and keeping an eye out for the arrival of the bridal car, we  captured loads of natural dialogue in the house providing a nice sound mix for the final cut

Bridal Suite In Langton House Hotel Kilkenny

Hugginstown  village is located between Kilkenny and Waterford in south  Kilkenny,  Hugginstown is associated with Carrickshock GAA club, who play their hurling  games in the village.
The wedding ceremony was conducted by Fr. Jim Murphy in the  Church of the Holy Trinity Hugginstown, it was a nice relaxed ceremony, James Rice and Deirdre Gannon O’ Shea provided a beautiful selection of music and vocals.

Wedding Video In Hugginstown Kilkenny

Video coverage of Deirdre & Andrew’s big day  concluded with the arrival of the the couple for the drinks reception in the ever popular Langton House Hotel which is one of the top wedding venues in Kilkenny.
The Set Theatre at Langtons was  created by a London  designer, it is a lovely drinks reception venue, the Set  is also popular for private civil ceremonies or a full wedding reception or evening reception. Adding to the splender of the Set  is the private courtyard where guests can relax and chill out over a coffee or a few drinks.

Wedding Couple In The set Theatre Kilkenny

If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny and looking for a wedding videographer with flair, please do get in contact with Eamon here at any time. Our dedication to providing you with a service that is professional and our top class customer service, make us the number one choice for wedding videos in Kilkenny and the surrounding counties.

More Kilkenny wedding news soon.