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Having A Small Wedding In Ireland

Here at Drangan Video we have adapted very well to recording  smaller weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and many other counties, smaller weddings are the new normal at least for the moment.

With Government guidelines limiting the numbers to 25 people it might be worth considering the following  small wedding ideas which means you won’t lose out on having a day to remember.
From ways to make a large venue seem more intimate, to having a family style dinner with creative seating, your day can be just as enjoyable.

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Having A Small Wedding In Ireland 2020/2021

The big white wedding is not for everyone  or is it possible to have one at the moment, due to restrictions on numbers  smaller weddings are growing in popularity as couples choose to  just have their closest family and friends or loved ones. With a more intimate guest list, you can create a personal and unforgettable wedding day experience.

Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny a small wedding with less than 15 guests is sometimes referred to as a micro wedding and  having 40 guests is described as having a small wedding, it’s really up to each couple what they consider to being a small or large wedding. If you’re trying to get get your head around the idea of having a small wedding, just consider the following reasons for going small.

The  cost of your wedding will be much less expensive:
You will have more time with  individual family members:
You can splash out more cash on your biggest priorities:
A smaller wedding will be a much more intimate celebration:
Its important to remember that by going with a small guest list doesn’t mean that everything else has  to be small, why not splash out big on the dress, invites, venue and dinner.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary

 Tips for a Planning a Small Wedding

Make sure that your not sharing your venue with another wedding:
From my experience as a wedding videographer I get  feedback from lots of couples stating that they don’t want to share their wedding venue with another couple. Make it clear that you want exclusive use regardless of wedding size, having to share your wedding reception  is a definite thumbs down

We’ve got some great wedding venues in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford,Cork and throughout Ireland that specialize in hosting micro weddings. These venues take pride in holding very small weddings so they’ll know exactly how to make the most of your 25 guest wedding

 Only Invite Your Personal  Friends and Family
You will need to be pretty rootless  with the guest list, that 25 guest limit includes the couple, the celebrant, Videographer/Photographer so now you’re looking at a maximum of 20 guests. Every person that you invite to a small wedding should be someone that you are genuinely close to and is very much part of your life every day.

Do You Need A Wedding Planner for a small Wedding
Many venues offer a wedding coordinator service as part of the wedding package, with a smaller number of guests you will have less people to call upon to do certain jobs. Availing of the planner means the day will flow easier and you won’t have to worry about your wedding reception time table.

Sharing Your Wedding on Social Media Yes or No
Unplugging your wedding entails asking your guests  to put away their phone cameras  and focus on living in the moment. Privacy seems  a bigger consideration for couples who are having a small wedding. As a wedding videographer I’ve often been asked not to share any video clips from the wedding on Facebook, Instagram or other social media sites, so don’t  be afraid to ask guests or videographer to refrain from sharing on social media.

Maxamize Your Wedding Day Memories

If you really want to get married now, my advice is go for it you may need to completely  change your original wedding plan  forget the large formal wedding by choosing a civil ceremony in a private room at your favorite wedding venue.  Whatever your wedding ends up looking like, embrace it forget about  your original plan, take advantage of what you’ve got right now. So focus on all the good things, your family, close friends your good health  and spend your budget on maxamizing your  wedding day memories. Whatever the size of your guest list, your small wedding ideas are a brilliant place to start in creating a memorable and unforgettable wedding  day.

If you are in the process of wedding planning a small wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Limerick or Waterford please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of very affordable wedding videography packages for 2021/2022.

Documentary Style Wedding Videographer

Drangan Video has been producing documentary style wedding videos throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and all over Ireland since 2005. During my  career as a wedding videographer I’ve seen many  descriptions of videography styles been written and talked about  but none more  than documentary style wedding videos.

It’s a description that has been so misused,  it now gives out a confusing message or image of a videographer running around behind trees like a sniper, picking off close up head shots through a long lens, nothing could be further from the truth, is about an unobtrusive style of wedding videography which avoids directing the layout and timetable for the day allowing the couple and guests to enjoy themselves sometimes leaving bridal party and guests wondering if there was a videographer recording the day

Wedding Viodeographer Kilkenny

Documentary Wedding Videography Tipperary & Kilkenny

Documentary wedding videograpy is often referred to as reportage style wedding films or a news journalist approach to capturing your wedding day footage. What ever terms are used they all refer to a totally unobtrusive approach to shooting a wedding video.  Here at Drangan Video we document every wedding  with the same hands off approach allowing you to relax and enjoy what will  be one of the most memorable days in your  life. Finding the right wedding videographer is very important, do loads of research and look at lots of sample videos and reviews.

Documentary style wedding videography captures natural genuine moments from an entire wedding day. If the wedding documentary approach has been truly mastered the finished wedding film will  look natural with bride, groom and guests totally unaware that they are been filmed.  As with any documentary style of videography the film should convey  the true story within the wedding day atmosphere. Documented wedding videos should be able to convey  what is happening in the scene without the need for any explanation or credits.

Weddings are the the perfect gig for documentary style videographers, the variety of emotions throughout  the day makes a wedding day very special , the morning preps, the pre-wedding ceremony nerves followed by post ceremony celebrations this may be followed by a tear or two  during the speeches,  an absent family member or close  friend mentioned, then the first dance, greetings from  guests on camera and the disco.

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Drangan Video Documentary Style Weddings

Producing a wedding film is all about creating a beautifully captured and  emotive collection of video clips that truly tell the story of your wedding day. A professional wedding videographer will produce an unobtrusive documentary film that will be looked at  throughout the years and will take you back to the best day of your life, just imagine reliving that special day with your children and friends time after time.
I always feel a great sene of pride when asked to document such  a special day, its not  just another wedding video its an honor to be part of their celebration. Its an emotional wedding film capturing all of those little things that often go unnoticed, those emotions and memories that are unique to each individual couple.

It’s an honor to know that so many couples in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Cork and Waterford choose me as their wedding videographer, placing  this responsibility in my hands is a  genuine honor. I’m lucky to earn my living producing very personal documentary wedding film collections.

A documentary wedding videographers work should always create an emotional and entertaining  reaction. The authenticity  that I try to reproduce in my video productions right across the wedding day coverage is worth so much more than a selection of fake set up shots

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 Recap on what documentary wedding videography is

We are storytelling wedding videographers sharing the narrative of the day through a selection  of documentary style video clips each  wedding video clip needs to work on its own merit and show genuine captured moments, and not just a selection of posed set up shots. Individual video takes need to present subject  honestly, with authenticity and needless to mention  with no direction from the videographer.

The wedding film should show the viewer what is happening in the moment or the scene, It’s not just about being an unobtrusive wedding videographer there’s so much more to it than that. The focus is on storytelling, on creating an elegant,entraining documentary account of the best day of your life. Professional documentary style wedding videographers will source and capture footage that you didn’t see on the day and include it as part of your wedding day story.

If you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary,Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork or Limerick,  please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable documentary  wedding video packages for 2021 & 2022

Advantages Of Having A Small Wedding

Weddings are undergoing huge changes regarding guest numbers due to complience  with Covid restrictions, I have been videographer for many smaller weddings over the past few weeks its great to be back at work again and embracing the new wedding normal.

Kilkenny Videographer

My most recent couple Sinéad and James enjoyed a lovely day last weekend, it was a Kilkenny Cork match with a Tipperary connection, the father of the bride is from Tipp living in Kilkenny.  The wedding ceremony took place in Tullaroan church a small number of family and guests attended the ceremony embracing the new social distancing rules. The weather was fab photographer Ben Power set up up some lovely outdoor shots in and around Johns Bridge in Kilkenny City.
Sinéad & James had been planning and looking forward to their big day for for the almost two years, the plan was to have a bigger wedding but because of the new restitctions on numbers they had to go for smaller numbers. Like so many couples Sinéad & James had thought about putting off the wedding untill 2021 or 2022, they eventually decided to hold out and go ahead with the original date.
They have no regrets it was a fab wedding smaller numbers with the atmosphere  of a big wedding. Thanks Sinead & James for choosing me as your wedding videographer.

Kilkenny Wedding Videographer

Advantages of having a small wedding

Big weddings are quite expensive and are stressful to organize, so why not consider cutting back your guest list to just close family and a few special friends. Cutting down on numbers  means that you will save a considerable amount on your wedding reception. If you are on a tight budget this is the right option for you. You can still choose an upmarket venue with all the trimmings but without the 200 guests

Easier to organize a small wedding
The main benefits of a small celebration is stress free wedding planning, much less drama, less decisions to make. Its nice to have happy memories  of your  pre-wedding activities such as having fun and chatting with your bridesmaids and shopping for the wedding dress

Spend big on things that are important for you

Now that you have decided celebrate your special day with fewer guests you will be able to get the most from your wedding budget. Why not spend the extra  money saved on a fab wedding menu, top class wedding videographer (that would be Drangan Video) your favourite photographer or a  popular  wedding band.

Enjoy a more personal wedding celebration.
Whether you prefer finger food with drinks  or a sit down meal, a small wedding allows you to create a personal and relaxed atmosphere where you can chat and mingle with all of your guests. This allolws you to be able to enjoy your wedding celebration  and not feel stressed about trying to meet every single one of 200 guests, just sit back relax and enjoy each others company.

Larger choice of wedding venues for small weddings
If you are planning on having a large wedding  you will have a smaller choice  of venues that can host  larger groups,  if your guest numbers are small  then you will have many more options including restaurants, bars, Cafes,  wineries and outdoor venues. You will have less tables to decorate, so why not splash out on eye catching wedding centerpieces, floral arrangements and DIY projects.
Making  your own wedding invitations would be a huge task if you are inviting 200 guests.  A small  wedding  makes it easier to do DIY projects  so you can really add your creative talents to the whole event.

Drangan Video Tipperary

If you are currently in the process of planning your dream wedding and are worried about restrictions on guest numbers, please feel free contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range wedding video packages especially tailored to suit smaller weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Waterford and countywide.

 

 

 

Reasons for having a wedding videographer

Hi all, thanks for dropping by and taking time out to read this weeks Drangan Video blog post. As you can see from the heading  today’s post is all about wedding videography,  with the current restrictions on guests  allowed to attend weddings, it makes great sense to consider hiring a wedding videographer

Here at Drangan Video we fully  understand that  wedding planning has taken a back seat  due to the uncertainty about social gatherings however this post can get you thinking about your big day and whether wedding videography is something you and your partner might consider!

Wedding speech captured by Kilkenny wedding videographer

Your Photographer will  capture still images which are  moments frozen in time, but video allows you to enjoy every part of your wedding day presented as a feature film.
As a busy wedding videographer  attending numerous  weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Dublin  I  can safely tell you that your wedding day will go by in a flash. Just think about the huge build up  to the day, all the hours of planning and dreaming abut the biggest day in your life,  don’t miss out on having it captured on video you can relive it time and time again when viewing  your wedding film.

Audio Memories

A wedding videographer we will capture the full day  allowing you to relive your wedding vows again, share them with future children  or family who couldn’t be present on your wedding day. A videographer will also capture  your reception  recording the speeches and all the kind words  and comments that you’ll listen to and cherish for the rest of your lfe

Video captures the emotional moments

Our job as wedding videographers is  to document the full day with a view to capturing those special  emotional moments between family, friends and guests.  We often get feedback  from  couple’s saying how surprised they were to see certain parts of the day on video, saying they didn’t realize we had been there at that particular time.  There is so much happening on a wedding day it would be easy to miss something, especially when you are the star of the show, its normal  get caught up in the day and maybe missing out on special moments, your  videographer will be there to film not only you but your guests and all the emotional and fun moments.

Wedding videographer Tipperary and Kilkenny

Wedding videography  is sometimes described  as an unnecessary extra  added cost to an already tight wedding budget, obviously as a wedding videographer I don’t  agree.  Yes for sure weddings are very expensive and you could find yourself running over your budget.
If you are in the early stages of wedding planning for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or Cork  I would recommend  to seriously considering   budgeting for  videography services. There are certainly other important costs  to prioritize, but if you can find the room in your budget, definitely consider having your wedding day captured by a professional wedding videographer.

Fab Wedding Video Langton House Hotel Kilkenny

One of the perks of been a wedding videographer in Kilkenny is the large choice of wedding venues that the city has to offer, all of them are top class locations and most are situated in kilkenny city.
In this weeks Drangan Video blog post we are featuring the wedding of Pam and Sean Dando who were married in Langtons Hotel  they were one of the lucky Irish couples to get married before the covid lock-down in March 2020.

Langton House Hotel Kilkenny

Langtons  provide a state of the art  wedding service  and have been listed as the top  rated Wedding Venue in Leinster, Langton House Hotel has acquired numerous  awards in many different areas of hospitality. The central  location allows  guests  access to  river walks, Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House, St Canice’s Cathedral,  and all the high street shops that the Marbel City has to offer.

Sean and Pam’s Wedding Video Story

The story begins with Pam and her bridal party getting ready in Pam’s parents house in lower Conahy Kilkenny best known in local GAA circles as the home of the famous Conahy Shamrocks hurling club. It was a brave move for me as a Tipperary supporter making  my way over the county border to record another Kilkenny wedding.
Pam’s bridal preps look great on video, lots of special moments with Pam her Mum & Dad and not forgetting the star of the film little flower girl Isla, who was not in no way camera shy, Pam’s mum lending a hand with the wedding dress is one of my favorite highlights from the morning preps.

Pam & Sean in Langtons Kilkenny

Wedding Ceremony In Langtons  Set Theatre

The hotel  has so much to offer for a memorable wedding day exsperience  the vibrant  colors combined with  expensive  décor are the perfect  setting  for a wedding day to remember.
Sean and his Groomsmen arrived with time to spare for the 2:30pm ceremony in the wonderful Set Theatre in Langtons, it was an opportunity to capture video footage of the pe ceremony preparations including family shots with Sean and his family. The ceremony was discreetly captured with two video cameras the full ceremony was included in the final video edit.

Wedding Bridal Party In Langtons Hotel

Pam and Sean were a dream couple to work with, both so easy going  relaxed and down to earth, thanks to them for choosing Drangan Video as their preferred choice for videography. They have kindly allowed their wedding film to be shared on Facebook and Instagram.

Virtual Wedding Events with Drangan Video

Drangan Video provides wedding videography services in Tipperary, Kilkenny and across Ireland for weddings of all faiths and none. Our 25 years of experience means we are well equipped to deal with all circumstances and our investment in state of the art equipment allows us to offer unique solutions to our brides and grooms.

Have you had to reduce guest numbers in attendance at your wedding due to social distancing guidelines or government advice? This has been an issue for many couples across Ireland; so let us assure you, you are not alone on this.

Drangan Video wedding films in  kilkenny

For the duration of the pandemic and perhaps for many months into the future, there will be certain social distancing guidelines that may mean not everyone can attend your big day. It is with this in mind that the team here at Drangan Video have developed state of the art streaming capabilities so that you can share your big day with anyone who has an internet connection. Our videographers will capture your big day in all its glory and provide you with a link to share with family and friends who may be living abroad or in the vulnerable category.

To learn more about our wedding videography services, live streaming of your wedding and our incredible drone footage that comes free with every booking, please get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. We are available to travel nationwide at absolutely no extra cost to you and are always on hand to offer advice.