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Busy Wedding Videographer Tipperary

by on Aug.01, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

There is great old Irish saying that says¬† “Time Flys When You Are Busy”¬†¬† ??¬† It is almost 20 years now from when I recorded and produced my very first Wedding Video, it was a Cashel

Wedding Videographer

Wedding Videographer

Wedding and the couple were friends of ours  the reception was in Dundrum House Hotel Tipperary, as it happened we were invited guests to the wedding, they had already booked a Wedding Videographer but for some reason he canceled the booking two days before the big day. At that time I was getting into Videographery as a hobby my equipment consisted of a decent enough camcorder and some basic editing gear, well to make a long story short they asked me to bring my camcorder  and to grab some of the highlights of the day, I was delighted to have been asked, it was also a challenge for me to tackle my very first wedding video.   I remember recording about 3 hours of non professional footage on the day but I had more than covered the highlights of the day.  Over the following days I got stuck into to editing and producing my very first Wedding Video  I really enjoyed the job of sitting down and going through the footage and cutting unwanted  ( shaky camera shots ) etc.  The video also included some basic special effects which looked a little over the top to say the least.  They were delighted with their 3 hour video tape, it was a record of their big day and they loved it, I also had caught the bug of video production the experience of recording footage and siting down to edit it and produce a video that told a story was an exciting and rewarding job.

Fast forward to today August 1st 2014,  Drangan Video is going from strength to strength with bookings accepted as far ahead as 2017.  Since starting out on the journey as a professionl Wedding Videographer I have carried 3 major equipment upgrades, one of  the most notable changes  in professional video production in recent years is the physical size of the  new generation of Video Cameras that are out there, gone are the days of the big heavy shoulder mount cams, broadcasters and Wedding Videographers alike  are now using the latest hand held file based cams for discreet and comfortable acquisition of footage.

At the moment I am in the process of researching the very latest Sony XD cams, the use of very large half inch  sensors in hand held

Latest Video Camera

Latest Video Camera

cams is a major break through in video camera design it is now possible to get a real feature film look on wedding video productions from a non shoulder mount camera,  Using large sensor  professional  cams is a little bit more daunting than grabbing a semi pro standard chip camera leaving it in auto mode and pressing the record button.  I am certainly up for the challenge and at the moment i am arranging to have a new Sony XD Cam on trial for two weeks, all the research on  line is very encouraging but its essential that I get my hands on the camera and use it before making a rather large  investment in two new high end sony cams.

Thanks for reading my latest blog, more news soon.

Regards Eamon.

 

 

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Summer Wedding Video Kilkenny

by on Jul.27, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

This is a highlights clip from the wedding of Angela Byrne & Thomas Comerford who were married in the Holy Trinity Church, Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny,  the clip begins with bridal

It was great to be back in Kilkenny once again on a beautiful warm sunny day for the wedding of Angela & Thomas, they were a lovely couple to work with they were so relaxed and easygoing,  everything just fell into place perfectly.  Dunmore is located on the Castlecomer Road just outside Kilkenny City the Holy Trinity Church is located just off the road and  sits in the shade of lots of trees and greenery, it is a lovely setting for a wedding the church itself is untouched by modern developments and when you enter the church it is a step back in time.  I enjoyed shooting this wedding it was a very easygoing wedding  all the guest were happy to relax in the beautiful sunshine  and have a chat outside the church when waiting for the bride to arrive.  

Dunmore is  well known for its famous attraction the Dunmore Cave.     History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique situation. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave. The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads. The most interesting reference however, comes from the Annals which tells of a Viking massacre at the cave in the year 928 A.D.  Archaeological finds within the cave confirm Viking activity, the cave is well worth  a visit for anyone who has an interest in Irish history.

Wedding Photos Jenkinstown

Wedding Photos Jenkinstown

 

The clip also features some cracking footage which I shot at Jenkinstown Park, we stopped off at the park after the wedding Ceremony for the photo and video shoot with the bridal party.   Jenkinstown Park is Just a 10min drive from Kilkenny City in the South East of Ireland, Jenkinstown Park was once part of a large estate. Today, the old house is long gone but remnants of 1870s parkland have survived, including rare Chinese Necklace Poplars. The facilities also include a picnic site, forest walks, deer park and a craft centre. A small garden to commemorate the Irish poet Thomas Moore.  I like shooting wedding footage in Jenkinstown park in spring time because the beautiful  flora includes  bluebells which form a purple carpet among a wood of beech during mid to late April its just a magical setting.

Thomas and Angela enjoyed a great wedding reception in the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny, it one of my favorite Wedding Venues In Kilkenny,    The hotel is Set in forty acres of parkland and with award-winning landscaped gardens, the Newpark Hotel provides a perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding day.  The first wedding reception was held at the Newpark Hotel in 1966.  The Dunmore Suite holds 160 guests and the Glendine Suite holds 130 guests seated. For weddings over 180 guests both suites are used. Attached to each banquetting suite is a bar area where the guests can relax in comfort and privacy.   I love shooting wedding videos in the Newpark its simply the best.

A big thanks to Angela & Thomas for choosing Drangan Video to record their special day, they were so nice to work with  I just turned up on the day, did my own thing quitly and discreetly, Angela were very happy with the end result and we have shared the above highlight clip on facebook, visit Drangan Video On Facebook for all the very latest wedding news in Kilkenny & Tipperary.

After¬† local weddings in Tipperary this weekend¬† two in Clonmel and one Mullinahone, its time to realax I am heading off to Semple Stadium in Thurles to day to enjoy the all Ireland hurling quarter finals featuring Limerick Vs Waexford and Tipperary Vs Dublin¬† ” Up Tipp”

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Back To Work After Holidays

by on Jul.21, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

Its back to Wedding Videos with a bang this weekend, we arrived home from a lovely family holiday late on Thursday evening I was feeling very refreshed and recharged for the next

Wedding Video Tipperary

Wedding Video Tipperary

busy period of wedding videos in Tipperary, Munster and further a field, speaking of recharging my first duty after arriving home on Thursday evening was to get cam batteries charged for the busy weekend ahead.

My first wedding of the weekend was in Killenard at the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort. David & Anna were staying at the hotel the night before the wedding so it was a nice opportunity to grab footage of Briadal Preps and the Groom’s preparations in the morning.¬† As a Wedding Videographer I am a frquent visitor to the Heritage In Killanard and its always a pleasure working there. David & Anna were married in St. Johns Church Killenard, which is only just across the road from the Heritage Resort, it was a nice start to the weekend for me and very little driving between Bridal Preps, Grooms Preps and the church.¬† After the wedding ceremony we visited¬† Emo Court for the photo and video shoot with the bridal party.¬†¬†¬† Emo Court was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington and is a magnificent example of this neo-classical style. During the middle of the 20th century it was owned by the Jesuits, it was then acquired and extensively restored by Mr. Cholmeley-Harrison in the 1960s. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which makes it an ideal spot for capturing stunning wedding Videos.

My wedding on Saturday was in Pallaskenry, Limerick  Charlene Hogan & Jason Daly enjoyed a lovely wedding,  Saturday was a beautiful sunny warm day which helped to put everyone in a good mood. Charlene and the girls were staying in the Radisson Blu Limerick, I always enjoy working in this famous Limerick Wedding Venue the staff are so helpful and friendly its one of the many top class wedding venues in Limerick.  For me as the official wedding videographer one of the highligts of the day was a visit to Bunratty Village & Folk Park for the photo shoot with the bridal party, we were one of three wedding Parties who were visiting Bunratty Village for their  wedding video and photo shoot.

So after a relaxing family holiday  it was back to work with a bang this weekend  I really enjoyed working with both couples and I am looking forward to editing and producing their wedding videos in the near future, Charlene & Jason have already indicated that they wish to share the wedding highlights clip from their wedding dvd on my Drangan Video facebook Page

Thanks for reading this  short blog post, more next week.

Regards Eamon.

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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.   РSee more at: http://www.shannonheritage.com/BunrattyCastleAndFolkPark/#sthash.dL4UNpa3.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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Happy Fun Wedding Video In Cork

by on Jul.09, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

The following wedding video clip is from the wedding of a Tipperary couple who celebrated their wedding ceremony in The Sacred Heart Church Mogeely, Co. Cork. The wedding

Brides In Tipperary

Brides In Tipperary

reception was in the very famous Castlemartyr Hotel and Spay Resort  which is one the leading wedding reception venues in Cork, it is obvious that David & Sanet had a fantastic day, just have a look at this highlights clip from their wedding DVD.

The fun filled wedding video began in the Castlemartyr Hotel with Sanet and the girls preparing for the big day, I love shooting video in this hotel it’s¬† a class leading¬† wedding reception venue and I have recorded weddings during 2013¬† for many Tipperary Brides who decided to choose¬† this Magical Cork wedding Venue for their wedding day celebrations.¬† The very famous Pat Shortt’s Bar is only a short walk from the hotel and it is the usually frequented by the hotel wedding guests while waiting for their wedding dinner, what better way to pass a couple of hours.¬†¬† There is no better way to finish off the afternoon than to have some fresh seafood or drinks at Pat Shortt‚Äôs bar. All the produce is sourced locally and the fish delivered daily from the boats at Ballycotton harbour. Even the¬† traditional musicians are local except once a year during the popular Kiltha River Trad Fest , which is held in the village every August weekend.

After finishing gathering footage with the girls, I quickly made my way to Mogeely Church to catch David and the boys arriving, the¬† guests were greeted at the church with a lively selection of popular music provided by a local DJ¬† he had set up on the lawn by the side of the church and the music rang out all over the sleepy easygoing village of Mogeely, this was just one of David and Sanet’s¬† ideas which made their day so exciting and different from the many mainstream weddings that I record. I remember when David & Sanet called to me to discuss their wedding video they did say that they were going to have loads of fun on the day and that their guests would enjoy a wedding to remember, it was one¬† of the most enjoyable weddings that I have covered in recent times so fair play to this amazing tipperary bride & groom.

Wedding Video Cork

Wedding Video Cork

The Castlemartyr  Resort did not disappoint on quality of service it is well deserving of its 5 star rating.   It is not only the elegant 18th century manor house and the 13th century castle ruins that make Castlemartyr stand out from the crowd, but the meticulous attention to detail that their  experienced team of wedding planners provide. Nestled in 220 acres of mature landscape, the manor house is indeed the heart of this unique resort, having been restored and extended to offer perfectly styled accommodation, an award-winning Restaurant, a Spa and Leisure Centre, as well as an 18 hole inland links-style Golf course, it is no surprise that so many Brides In Tipperary are prepared to travel to this wonderfull venue to celebrate their special day.  Castlemartyr Resort is also an HSE registered venue for Civil Ceremonies and is the perfect location to celebrate your Civil Partnership.

It was a pleasure working with David & Sanet they are a really happy couple, their day was fun filled one of the many highlights was a helicopter tour for the Bride & Groom of the Castlemartyr area and brilliant sunshine to go with it, after the speeches we were invited on to the huge lawn at the rear of the hotel for a magical fire works display arranged by David as a surprise it was a perfect romantic finish to what was a 5 star wedding celebration.

David & Sanet  also run a very successful wedding Post Box service for weddings in Tipperary and all over Munster, the Post Box is a unique idea for your special day, guests clutching valuable envelopes and without an obvious place  to drop them, can often feel uneasy while waiting to catch the attention of the Best Man, ushers or even the Bride & Groom.  They can be contacted on Facebook or by the contact numbers below.

Contact David  086 8524424    Contact Sanet  087 2465957

Thanks once again for reading my latest blog post, more soon.

Regards Eamon.

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Sunny Winter Wedding Video Cork

by on Jul.05, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

This is a wedding highlights clip that I have been meaning to share but because of work commetments it was put on the (” long finger “) an old Tipperary saying by the way. On

Wedding Video Cork

Wedding Video Cork

December 28th 2013 I traveled to Doneraile  in the heart of Cork to film the wedding of Tom Lane & Michaela Duffy it was a sunny bright day and a little on the chilly side. The following highlights clip from their wedding DVD features footage of Tom and the boys getting ready in the morning and footage of the bridal preps, the Drangan Video Diamond Package covers both  bride and groom preps depending on the proximity  to each other.

It was Tom in fact who contacted me in relation to recording his big day, he had checked out the Drangan Video Website and my Drangan Video Facebook Page, Tom & Michaela were more than happy to share their wedding video highlights facebook.

The wedding video story begins at Park South Guest House which is owned and run by Tom’s mum and the Lane family, the business consists of a high class B&B which is surrendered¬† by a number of modern¬† high class self catering cottages situated in Mallow Co. Cork.¬† The opening footage shows Tom & the boys enjoying a mouth watering full Irish breakfast so the boys were well fed and ready to go to Doneraile Church and wait for the arrival of the beautiful bride.¬† Michaela and the girls were getting ready in one of the self catering homes which was only a short distance from Park South B&B, I was moving between both houses which is something that I like, it helps to make a wedding video more interesting and entertaining.

The countryside around Doneraile is very scenic and has a wealth of historical associations.Doneraile (Irish: D√ļn ar Aill), historically Dunerayl, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. It is located on the R581 regional road 8 km east of the N20 road which runs from Limerick to Cork. It is about 12 km north of Mallow town. It is situated on the River Awbeg, a branch of the Blackwater.¬† As a wedding Videographer I am no stranger to shooting wedding videos in Cork and I have recorded many weddings in Doneraile Church over the years, its a fine old church with lots of room for discreet wedding video recording.

Weddings Cork

Weddings Cork

After the wedding ceremony we stopped off at Doneraile Park for the photo call and some interesting video footage, by this time the winter sun was setting low in the sky and shining through a winter fog, the wedding party were beginning to feel the cold but it was well worth the effort, the video footage was brilliant, I love exsperimenting with light during the camera shoot and in studio at the post production stage.

For anyone who is getting married in the Mallow area it is well worth considering¬† Doneraile Park¬† for the photos and video footage.¬† The Park comprises approximately 166 hectares and is an outstanding example of an 18th century landscaped park in the ‚ÄėCapability Brown‚Äô style.Mature groves of deciduous trees, several restored water features and a number of deer herds can be viewed along the many pathways within the Park.¬† The pathways are generally accessible for people with special needs. Doneraile Court, the former residence of the St. Leger family, is situated within the Park. It¬†is be opened to the public following completion of necessary restoration and safety works.

The Charleville Park Hotel  is a top class Cork Wedding Reception Venue I always like working there the staff are friendly helpful and efficient.  On arrival at the hotel a very entertaining trad band were in full swing in the reception area and Tom & Michaela were happy to join in with guests for some informal dancing and fun, the children also had a ball.

I would like to thank Tom & Michaela for choosing Drangan Video to record their special day, they were a lovely couple to work with and they really enjoyed every moment of their big day, it was a fun wedding  and a pleasure for me to have been part of it.

Thanks for reading my latest blog post.

Best Regards

Eamon


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Have A Stress Free Wedding

by on Jul.01, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

Just think of all  the  tireless hours that have gone into planning your big day, organizing wedding suppliers, the wedding ceremony, the wedding reception venue  and all the other

Relaxed Bride

Relaxed Bride

details  which all lead to the one goal and that is  you get to marry the person of your dreams.  When your wedding day finally arrives,  all of your days and months of planning  are going to kick into action and it’s time for you to sit back relax and enjoy your big day.  Its a fact that  not everyone gets to do this for one reason or another,   here are a few tips that will help you to have a stress free wedding day without any he cups .

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING FROM¬† ANOTHER COUNTRY :¬†¬† Over the last few years and partly¬† due to emigration¬† many¬† couples are organizing their wedding from other parts of the world, it is much more difficult to plan your wedding from another country and I think it is well worth considering hiring a wedding planner of coarse that is if your budget will stretch far enough to avail of one.¬† You could ask a friend or indeed your mum or Dad to help out with organizing suppliers, as a wedding videographer I get many calls and emails¬† from Mums & Dads¬† who have been elected as chief wedding organizer and event manger for their daughter’s wedding day.¬† This way, you can let¬†your planner be it be a professional or a family member or friend¬† finalize and secure all wedding suppliers¬† for you in the weeks leading up to your big day so you can relax and enjoy the fun stuff, ¬† like the hen weekend¬† and the final dress fitting.¬† Your planner could step in and take over communicating with your suppliers, making your job as the bride easy.¬† All you have to do is communicate with your planner, who¬† will take care of everything! Finalizing numbers, arrival times,¬† your planner will take care of it all.¬†This will also eliminate the ‚Äúso-and-so said this‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúbut she told me ‚Ķ.‚ÄĚ confusion that can happen in the days leading up to your wedding. It‚Äôs so important that you, your planner, and your suppliers, are all singing off the same hymn¬† page¬† and a planner will take care of this.

DON’T TAKE ON TOO MUCH ; ¬†¬† Want to get a morning session of yoga in? Get in your workout? Great. But don‚Äôt plan an activity that doesn‚Äôt fall within your normal routine. You don‚Äôt want to end up sore from a 7 mile hike that you wouldn‚Äôt normally do on any other day. Or you don‚Äôt want be late for the rest of your day because you decided to go get pedicures on your wedding day. Getting ready on your wedding day will take time, so enjoy it. There is also no need to add any stress of completing tasks before the wedding, so make sure you have all your projects done! Be smart and be reasonable with yourself and make sure you‚Äôre not over doing anything.

TRY TO AVOID DEHYDRATION :  I suppose it dose Seem like a no brainer,  But believe it, not eating and drinking water can ruin your wedding day. I remember one of my

Weddings Tipperary

Weddings Tipperary

weddings in 2013 which took place during the July heatwave, the bride had not consumed enough water during the day and she ended up with a splitting headache and she was unable to stand for the photo session.¬† Although drinking a lot of water can result in more frequent trips to the bathroom,¬†¬† but it is important¬† to stay hydrated.¬† Dehydration can result in headaches, weakness and dizziness and may make you feel cranky. Be sure to consume water throughout the day.The time between breakfast and the drinks reception of a wedding is normally in excess of 6 hours.¬† In your wedding ‚Äúsurvival‚ÄĚ kit, be sure to pack some¬† snacks to eat.¬† As a wedding Videographer working long hours without a substantial meal is the norm ¬† and I find that¬† a banana can take the edge off of hunger pangs.¬† Avoid anything messy that can drip onto clothing or get stuck in your teeth. Arrange to have snacks stowed in the wedding cars so that you can refuel on the way to the ceremony or on route¬† to the reception.¬† It may be tempting to have a large¬† cup of coffee to give you the boost you need. But caffeine is not the ideal fix¬† after the effects of the caffeine wear off, you could find yourself more tired than before and crash at an inopportune time during the day. Instead, a brisk walk outdoors may recharge your batteries,¬† continue to drink plenty of water throughout the night.¬† The alcohol will be flowing, but too many spirits may depress your energy levels. Be sure to balance the booze with hydrating fluids, such as water or juice. Weddings take up the full day, and it can be easy to succumb to a lack of energy as the day progresses, so remain hydrated throughout the full day.

TURN OFF YOUR PHONE :  Let someone else take calls for you, your wedding day will pass by so fast and you don’t want to regret spending it on your phone. Plus, if you’ve hired someone to help manage your day, there is no reason you need to be directing people or making calls on what needs to get done. Direct everyone to your planner- vendors of course, but also friends and family  so keep a clear head and enjoy your wedding day.

 TRUST YOUR WEDDING SUPPLIERS : Just think of all the time that you have spent  researching  and choosing your suppliers. So by now you should definitely feel confident with them. You have been working with them side-by-side to plan this big day, so why stop trusting that they will do the best job for you on your wedding day? Give them space (this means not peeking in on how your reception setup is coming along!) and have confidence they’ll handle everything for you. Especially if you have wedding planner . She is hired  as your liaison with all suppliers  she is there to represent you and will do just that, but you have to trust she’s got it covered! Intervening and not allowing her to do her job creates confusion, chaos, and wastes precious time! You hired your planner and all your other vendors  so that you can have a perfect stress free day without any glitches

RELAX ENJOY YOUR BIG DAY :  So the day has finally arrived,  RELAX Your wedding day will go smoothly with your team of highly experienced professionals. No need to worry about the linen color or whether it will rain. Remember that some things are out of your control and there is nothing you can do to change that. For the things that are changeable and manageable,  you’ve hired a professional  team of wedding suppliers to take care of it, your wedding will be the best day of your life and will run like clockwork.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post, as a busy wedding videographer it is difficult to find the time for updating my posts, it was an early start to day I began writing at 6am, looking forward to breakfast now. :-)

Best Regards

Eamon

 

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Fun Clonmel Wedding Video With Cyrstal Swing

by on Jun.25, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

I really like local wedding videos in Clonmel sure its only a 15 min drive from here in  Fethard.  The following video highlights clip is that of Marian Dempsey and Derek Kennedy  it

Wedding Video Dundrum House Hotel

Wedding Video Dundrum House Hotel

was a really enjoyable wedding, one of the many highlights of the day was the surprise appearance of Cyrstal Swing as the wedding band in Dundrum House Hotel, Cashel Tipperary, the couple had not reveled the name of their wedding band, so it was a great surprise when they appeared on stage for the very first dance. The video clip below begins with a very energetic Derek Burke introducing the bride & Groom for the first dance.

Nearly all my weddings so far for 2014 are local in Clonmel, Cashel, Thurles and Kilkenny and its not fair to pick any wedding as been better than the rest, Marian’s & Derek’s wedding really stands out for me as been a happy relaxed and fun day.¬† My duties began at 11am¬† with the¬† setting up of cameras and microphones in St. Marys church Irishtown in Clonmel,¬† this beautiful church was built in 1850 replacing the original thatched chapel, which stood on the same site in Irishtown since 1660. Plans for the present building were prepared and agreed in November 1836. The church, dedicated to Our Lady under the title of the Assumption, was completed and blessed by Most Rev. Dr. O‚ÄôBrien, Bishop of Waterford, on the 12th October 1856.¬† It is a popular Wedding Ceremony for brides in Tipperary especially in and around the greater Clonmel area, it is one of the most beautiful churches in Tipperary.

After setting up in the Church I made way on foot to Marian’s Parent’s house which is also in Irishtown a 3 min walk, Marian and the girls were in full wedding mode,¬† excitement was high and the sun was shining outside. Nick O Keeffe was the Wedding photographer and it was great to be working with him once again he is¬† former Weddings Online award winner, his work is amazing and he is quick witted and good fun. Marie Hickey of Bridal Hair By Marie was on duty from an early hour she is also a Weddings Online Award Winner she is a hair expert. Makeup was by Yvonne Maher who is also another award winner with Weddings online, only the very best for this beautiful Clonmel Bride.¬† I was delighted with the footage of the bridal preps, Marian has a lovely warm smile she has to be one of the happiest brides that I ever had the pleasure of working with her good humor rubbed off on everyone making us all feel relaxed and ready for a fab wedding.

The wedding Ceremony in St Marys Church was performed by Fr. Bobby Power who a well know Wedding Celebrant in Clonmel and South Tipperary, he has an easygoing and friendly approach to performing his duties, the ceremony was very much enhanced by the wonderful Mimosa Trio who provided a lovely selection of instrumental and vocal pieces during the ceremony. On our way to Dundrum House Hotel we stopped off just outside Cashel and entered huge green field which lay in the shadow of the famous Rock Of Cashel, we did consider dropping in to Hore Abbey but the field was a better choice as there was a clear view of the Rock Of Cashel anyway I think Hore Abbey is more suitable for Winter Weddings.  We had to climb a gate to enter the field which was no problem for this athletic couple, it was well worth the effort the video footage was lovely, green grass, blue sky and a gentle breeze which added interest to the veil and dress.

Dundrum House Hotel

Dundrum House Hotel

Dundrum House Hotel is one of the best known wedding venues in Tipperary .  The Galteemore Suite is the centre piece of the wedding day celebrations in Dundrum House, the ballroom is conveniently placed on the raised ground floor of this authentic Georgian Manor where spectacular views of the golf course and hinterland greet you upon arrival. With enough seated room for 350 guests a large bar, raised stage, so another great choice be Marian & Derek.  On the way into the hotel we used the Cherry Blossom tree in the hotel grounds which was in full bloom on May 3rd, we got some nice footage of the couple strolling along the pathway which was decorated with a carpet of falling cherry blossoms, you could not buy this, it was perfect.

So its back to the highlight of the evening a very special wedding band.   Crystal Swing are a new wave Country and Western and Country and Irish musical group, from Lisgoold, County Cork, Ireland. The family group is made up of mother Mary Murray-Burke and her children Dervla and Derek Burke, they are not alone well know in Ireland but in many other parts of the world also. The video clip features Derek enjoying the attention of my video camera. They are a really lively act and would enhance any wedding celebration, they are not available as a mainstream Wedding Band because of other recording commitments, Marian & Derek were chatting with Mary Burke on facebbok and a frienship was formed  and Crystal Swing offered to be their wedding band.

I would like to wish Marian & Derek all the very best for the future, it was an absolute pleasure to have been their Wedding videographer and thanks also allowing Drangan Video to share this Highlights Clip in this blog post and on the Drangan Video Facebook Page.

More Tipperary wedding news soon.

Regards Eamon.

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Story Of The Missing Ring

by on Jun.19, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

This is a short true story about an engagement ring that went missing on the morning of a wedding and turned up 6 hours later on the ground outside the door of wedding reception

Wedding Videographer Lomerick

Wedding Videographer Limerick

venue. ” Hogwart Magic” ????

The wedding ceremony was in Hospital, Co. Limerick and reception in the Fitzgerarld Woodlands Hotel Adare, Limerick.  As usual my video recording began at the brides house which was a 20 min. drive from the church in Hospital  on arrival at the brides house the girls were in the usual excited mode, the sun was shining and everyone looking forward to the big event. During the morning the photographer and myself were busy capturing bits and bobs including jewelry and rings which were treasured by the Bride, her engagement ring was a particular beautiful and expensive one and of coarse very close to her heart. Bridal preps went very well everyone happy, Bride slightly nervous but looking forward to the day.

The wedding Ceremony was set for 1pm, we were a little bit surprised by the late arrival of the Bride and bridesmaids because they were all ready to go when the photographer and myself finished up at the house.¬† When the Bridesmaids arrived they announced that the Bride’s engagement ring had gone missing and after lots of frustrating searching it failed to turn up. The Bride was upset on arrival at the church but she decided to put it out her mind and¬† get on with the day¬† hopefully the ring would be found in due time.¬† After the ceremony some of the family returned to the house to search for the missing ring but alas no sign of it, in the meantime Bride & Groom photographer and myself stopped off at a wood on the way to Adare for photos and video footage, we also stopped off at another location where the couple were standing on a grassy bank, at this stage the Bride had put the missing ring more or less to back of her mind and anyway we were very busy with the photo and video shoot.

The Bride & Groom and bridal party arrived at the Woodlands Hotel Adare, Co.Limerick at 4:15pm,¬† they had done a car change outside the gates of the Woodlands, the Volkswagen Beatle that was used to transport the bride and her dad to church was already waiting when the arrived at the hotel gates. After pulling up at the door of the hotel the couple enjoyed a glass of bubbly and then made their way through the main doors to the reception lobby.¬† As we were doing the family and friends photos out in front of the hotel a family member walked over to the bride with an engagement ring in her hand and asked the bride ” is this your missing ring I found it on the ground just outside the front door of the hotel ”¬† the happy bride was was united with her engagement ring and she was over the moon with excitement.

The most likely  explanation  is that the ring had got attached to the brides dress in the morning as she was getting dressed, and it just happened to fall off the dress right outside the hotel door.  What an amazing narrow escape of ever finding the ring again, just thinks of all getting in and out of cars, the photo shoot in the woods, walking along that grassy bank and it was also a pretty breezy day.  The ring did not budge until arrival at the hotel door some 6 hours later.   A Very Happy Ending :-)

True Story :-)

Thanks for reading my latest blog post.

Regards Eamon.

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Why Hire A Wedding Videographer ?

by on Jun.13, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

It is true to say that not all couples hire a Wedding Videographer and its not always due to be being on a tight budget, so we ask the question why are a certain percentage of couples

Latest Wedding News

Latest Wedding News

not going ahead with a wedding video. Last week I had two enquiries at very short notice only a week for one and 3 weeks for the other they both made the same comment they had decided not to have a videographer but all our friends said that we would regret it afterwards.  I think for some reason certain  couples consider a wedding video to be an expensive luxury which they could possibly do without.  There are many wedding suppliers who could be struck off the list when it comes to saving euros, the videographer, car hire, chocolate fountain,  fireworks, photo booth, doves, personalized key rings, Irish dancers, to name but a few. One supplier that is never crossed  is the Wedding Photographer and that is only right because weeding photos are something that you will cherish for many years to come.

Why Hire A Wedding Videographer When We Are Having Photographer :  The wedding photos will not capture the sounds on the day, for instance the speeches, exchanging vows, your guests wishing you luck on the receiving line outside the ceremony venue, the sound of the  musicians and singers are another highlight of a professional wedding video again a photographer alone will not capture this.  I am often asked to edit cam footage which has been shot by a family member and it is something that I am more than happy to do, after all its a memory of the couples special day, when looking at non professional camera footage  certain faults stand out, things like unsteady  shots too much zooming in and out and non interesting angles but always the biggest disappointment is the sound quality.  The vows and church music are usually a disaster because the microphones on consumer cams are just not up to task of recording perfect sound.

A Professional Wedding Video Telling The Story Of Your Wedding Day :¬†¬†¬†¬† A professional wedding videographer will gather all the necessary footage that is required to produce a beautiful wedding film which tells the story of the most important day of¬† a couples life.¬† There is so much going on during the day of your wedding that you will not see, for instance when the bride is busy with makeup and hair, family members are struggling with getting the ribbons on the cars, Dad is in a quite corner putting the final touches on his all important wedding speech, the bridal car arrives and all the locals out for a look.¬† The video story is unfolding preparations are in full swing, bride’s mum is in a panic. because dad is in no hurry to get ready.¬† One part of the wedding video story that is sure to be of interest to the bride is the female guests¬† arriving at the ceremony venue and checking out what each one was wearing, a view of the empty church showing the flowers and candles sets the tone for the event that lays ahead.¬† I suppose it fair to say that looking at your wedding video is a bit like people watching, apart from admiring yourself¬† the dress, hair and the shoes its also¬† nice to see what your guests were getting up to on the day.¬† As a Wedding Videographer I like to capture loads of footage of the guests as they mingle and chat together.¬† Children are just magic on a wedding film, they become totally unaware of the camera as the day unfolds so you get to see the tears the odd tantrum and of coarse the giggles, many couples already have their own¬† children on their wedding day, just imagine your 4 year old page boy or flower girl say in 20 years time and rooting out Mam & Dad’s wedding dvd and looking back over the day.

As A Wedding Videographer In Tipperary What Do I Think ?:¬† Well I suppose I would say yes, get in contact with Drangan Video and book them for your wedding video in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Clonmel or Thurles, but on a serious note I would encourage couples who for any reason were not contemplating having a wedding Videographer to give it some further consideration. ¬† Drangan Video is offering a choice of 5¬† individual Wedding Packages prices from ‚ā¨450 for the Ceremony Package and up to ‚ā¨ 925 for the Diamond Package¬† all packages include coverage of the bridal preps in the morning. Drangan Video will also share a 4 minute highlights clip on line which is a cool idea for people who could not make it to the wedding and might be living in other parts of the world.

Check out Drangan Video on Facebook, Google+, Youtube,  and Vimeo.

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Best Regards

Eamon.

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Sunny Wedding In Kilmacthomas Waterford

by on Jun.08, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

March 14th 2014 was a bright sunny day for the wedding of Emma Keane & Pat Robinson, the Wedding Ceremony took place in The Sacred Heart Church Faha, Kilmacthomas,

Wedding Video Waterford

Wedding Video Waterford

Stradbally, Co. Waterford, followed by a wonderful Wedding Reception in Hotel Kilkenny which is one of the leading Wedding Venues in Kilkenny. This is the highlights clip from their wedding DVD which has been also shared on my Drangan Video Facebook Page.

After setting up my cameras and microphones in the church, I quickly made my way to Emma’s parent’s house to grab the usual fun footage of the girls preparing for the day ahead. It was nice once again¬† to meet Karen Maher of Karenmahermakeup who is very well know for Bridal Makeup in Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford¬† Karen’s business is going from strength to strength due to her professionalism and her very strong profile on Facebook and all social media sites,¬† as far as makeup was concerned¬† Emma and the girls were in good hands.¬† After the ceremony Pat and Emma made their way from the church¬† through a hurley tunnel arch, maned by Pat’s team mates the sound of clashing ash echoed all around the tiny village of Faha.¬† We stopped at a local pebble beach which was on route to Kilkenny, the above highlights clip features¬† some lovely shots of Emma & Pat as they enjoyed some quit quality time on the sunlit pebbles with a beautiful clear blue sky¬† providing the perfect back drop for creative video captions.¬† Pat & Emma availed of the Gold Package which is one of five Wedding Packages that is now available from Drangan Video, this package provides coverage from the bridal preps in the morning up to the first set of dances.

Pat and Emma enjoyed a fab Wedding reception In Hotel Kilkenny.   At Hotel Kilkenny, great care and attention to detail ensures that your special day meets all your expectations and more. With such commitment to creating bespoke and picture perfect weddings, it is no wonder that Hotel Kilkenny has been voted one of the top 20 wedding venues in Ireland, and one of the top five wedding venues in Leinster.  Planning your wedding can be a daunting task but rest assured that at Hotel Kilkenny, their dedicated wedding co-ordinator and experienced management team are on hand to advise and help you create your unique wedding day.  As a wedding Videographer in Kilkenny I am a frequent visitor to Hotel Kilkenny and it is always a pleasure working there, I really like the very quick and efficient service that is provided by the very friendly staff  and another big plus for me is that the first dance always starts on time, so thumbs up for Hotel Kilkenny.

Emma & Pat have received their Wedding DVDS by post and I was delighted to receive a text from Emma  letting me know that they were very happy with their Wedding Video and

Weddings Hotel Kilkenny

Weddings Hotel Kilkenny

would be recommending my services to all their friends many of whom  are getting married in the near future, so thanks to them for that. It was a real pleasure working with Pat & Emma they were so easy going on the day and they were both quite happy to let me get on and do my own thing, smashing couple.

Keeping up to date with blog posts is always difficult during the busy summer months, it is 6am so i decided to make an early start and get this post up before¬† I tackle my usual backlog of post production and editing,¬† it would be so easy to hand my camera footage over to someone else for editing and let them take care of it,¬† but realistically¬† this is something that I will never do, over the years I¬† have developed my own style of production, a typical wedding edit will take at least a day beginning at 8am and finishing at 8pm, some weddings will take longer depending on how straight forward the camera shoot had been.¬† I have many other projects on hands at the moment for example HR training videos for a well know chain of hotels, Dilapidation surveys for building companies,¬† I have just finished a “This Is Your Hen Film” which was great fun and is due to be screened soon during what promises to be a wild hen weekend in Tipperary, cant disclose location as it is top secret and a surprise for the Bride 2 be.¬† I recently shot and produced an online promotional video for a well known Wedding Singer in Clonmel, Tipperary.¬† Andrea Routh Houlihan is¬† a fantastic Wedding Singer and I meet her regularly at Weddings in Tipperary, her online promotional video clip has already received in excess of 2000 views on my Drangan Video Youtube Channel, it has also received a huge number of likes and comments on Facebook .¬†¬† Drangan Video has established a very strong on line¬† profile, so if you have a moment check all the latest Wedding Video news in Tipperary¬† by visiting my Drangan Video Facebook Page, ¬†its free. :-)

Thanks for reading this blog post, more next week.

Regards Eamon.

 

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