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Jeanette and Brian Married in Historic Town of Cahir, Co. Tipperary

by on Oct.28, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Events, Video, Wedding Video, Weddings

This is the highlights video clip¬† from another¬† wedding video in Tipperary, Saint Mary’s Church Cahir was the ceremony venue for Jeanette & Brian who are a local couple living

Wedding Videos Tipperary

Wedding Videos Tipperary

on the out skirts of the town, the date was March 15th 2014 it was a lovely bright sunny day and the weather forecast was promising for St Patricks Day also.

I was delighted to have been selected as the videographer for Jeanette & Brian’s special day, Jeanette had been following my posts on Facebook and my Drangan Video blog page for quite a while and was very impressed with my style of camera work and production skills, her package choice¬† was the diamond which¬† provided¬† coverage of both houses in the morning with recording continuing up to 11pm that evening,¬† please visit the wedding page on my website for the full list of¬† 2015/2016¬† video packages which are available to brides in Tipperary and Munster.

Jeanette & Brian are really impressed with their wedding DVD the above highlights clip has been shared on my Drangan Video facebook Page and has received glowing reviews from many of their online friends . The recording began with Jeanette and her hardworking bridesmaids attending to her every need, the footage is beautiful it features Jeanette’s broad glowing smile which has to be the highlight of the above clip, little snippets of her proud parents sneaking a first look at the beautiful bride in her wedding dress, it was nice to spend time in the house just taking in the excitement of the moment.

After the bridal preps I headed  off to get video footage of the boys getting ready, the lads were fairly laid back no panic just another day, they even managed a spot of hurling in the back yard before heading down to the church.  Brian Enright has represented Cahir GAA Club on many Tipperary football teams he is a footballer of  fame and has done Cahir and Tipperary GAA proud in recent years, but of coarse March 15th 2014 was by far his most important match when he married the love of his life Jeanette.

After the ceremony the bridal party stopped off at Cahir Castle which is one of the largest castles in Ireland, it is built on an island in the river suir. It was built in 1142 by Conor O’ Brien prince of Thomand, it is one of the finest tourist attractions in Tipperary and not forgetting the Rock of Cashel which is only a few miles¬† away.¬† I¬† got some lovely¬† video coverage¬† of the bridal party just walking on the busy street in Cahir and then down by the river Suir which flows through the town of Cahir on its winding way to the sea. I also got some interesting shots around the Castle with the large wooden doors and stone walls as a neutral backdrop.

The wedding reception was in Aherlow House Hotel one of the finest wedding venues in Tipperary,  adjacent to the hotel is the Aherlow nature park 50 acres of natural woodland which is ideal for a quiet stroll the day after a wedding, maybe walk off the excess food and drink. The hotel and lodges over look the Glen of Aherlow with uninterrupted views of the Galtee Mountain which is the highest inland mountain range in Ireland.  Aherlow House is under different management for the last couple of years and it building a good name for itself as top class wedding venue in Tipperary.

Congratulations to Jeanette & Brian on organizing a fab wedding, I enjoyed working with them on the day everything went as planned and thanks to Jeanette for the lovely comments of praise on Facebook, when I was packing up and heading home on the night, Brian followed me out to say thanks for everything on the day.  I am looking forward to more weddings in Cahir during spring 2015.

More news soon :

Regards Eamon

 

 

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Charlene and Jason Tie The knot In Pallaskenry Limerick

by on Oct.23, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Events, Video, Wedding Video, Weddings

It was a pleasure to have been the videographer for the wedding of Charlene and Jason who were married in St. Mary’s Church Pallaskenry, Limerick in July 2014, it was a typical

Wedding Bunratty Folk Park Limerick

Wedding Bunratty Folk Park Limerick

limerick wedding great fun and all guests very friendly and up for a good time. Charlene and Jason were a smashing couple to work with, as far as filming was concerned I just did my own thing with absolutely  no direction from this very laid back limerick Bride and Groom.

The wedding film kicks off at the Radisson Blu Limerick on the Ennis Road, I arrived at the hotel two hours before the wedding ceremony in plenty of time to grab all the excitement of the girls getting on with the bridal preparations.  I have recorded a few weddings in the Radisson Blu and I always  enjoy my visits, the staff are so helpful and accommodating towards videographer and photographer which is a big plus,  there is always a decent lunch menu option available in the bar which is also a treat when the hunger pangs set in.

Pallaskenry is situated about 24km west of limerick City close to the river Shannon Estuary its a lovely tidy¬† village, St. Mary’s Church is a great setting for a wedding ceremony a well maintained church with plenty of space and lots of natural sunlight.¬† After the ceremony the happy bride and groom released a pair of white doves into a clear blue sky and a big cheer from their guests, a nice video shot.

One of the highlights of the day as the wedding videographer was stopping off at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park for a video shoot with the bridal party, the highlights clip features shots of Charlene and the girls sampling a tasty pint of Guinness and the creamy head which remained  on their lips, all the video footage was totally natural relaxed and not in any way set up. Bunratty Park is a popular tourist venue in Limerick and of coarse its also an ideal location for wedding photographers and videographers, I love shooting video there.

Thanks to Charlene & Jason for choosing Drangan video to shoot and produce their wedding film, it was another fab Limerick wedding and Im looking forward to many more in and around  the south west of Ireland during 2015/2016.  The above highlights have already been shared on my Drangan video facebook page ,      Google+     and     Vimeo

Thanks for reading my latest wedding news blog :

More soon:  Regards Eamon

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Anna & David’s Wedding Video The Heritage Killenard

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

This is the highlights from a stylish Wedding in Killenard, Co.Laois which I had the pleasure of filming this summer. David Daly and Anna Nagle celebrated their Wedding

Wedding Video Ireland

Wedding Video Ireland

Ceremony in St. John’s Church Killenard, all preparations took place in the Heritage Hotel which is just a short walk from the church.

The wedding DVD  begins with David & Anna both getting ready for the big event about two hours before the wedding ceremony, for anyone who is planning a wedding in Laois there is no need to look any further than the Heritage Killenard  5 star Golf and Spa Resort it is among one of the top wedding venues in Ireland.

The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort¬† opened its doors in June 2005 and offers a sophisticated elegance with impeccable hospitality set in wonderful un-spoilt Laois Countryside. This Resort presents a World Class 5 * Hotel, European Award Winning Spa, a Championship Golf course co designed by Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes Design, a¬†fully equipped Golf School and par 3 academy course¬†along with a variety of restaurant and bars to choose from. The Heritage Resort also offers guests a number of on site activities such as our Health Club with Leisure Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam rooms, Tennis Court, 5 km Walking Track,¬†Cinema,¬†Children’s Games Room, Fishing & Trim Trail.¬†¬† The Resort also offers accommodation styles for every occasion and family.

As a wedding videographer in Ireland I have the pleasure of filming weddings in many counties from Cork to Dublin, the Heritage Hotel is one of my favorite wedding venues, St. Johns Church is just a short stroll from the hotel complex which makes the whole day so easy going without the need for a long drive between reception and ceremony venues which sometimes may be hassle for the wedding guests, especially the older ones.

After the wedding ceremony the bridal party made their way to Emo Court Portlaoise for the wedding photos :

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 were first laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs. The house and gardens were taken into State ownership in 1994.

It was a pleasure to have been part of David & Anna’s big day, it was a lovely stylish wedding, I have already shared this highlights clip on my Drangan Video facebook Page at the request of the couple.¬† I am looking forward to many more weddings in the wonderfull Heritage golf and spa resort in Co. laois.

More news soon.

Regards Eamon.

More wedding advice for weddings in Ireland :

5 Biggest Wedding Fears How To Get Over Them ?

You know the drill. ¬†Your wedding day has finally arrived and everything looks perfect. It’s time to go down the aisle, the doors open and…. no one has shown up because you put the wrong date on the invitation! ¬†How could this happen? The day is completely ruined. ¬† You are in tears. Your fiance is furious. ¬†Your parents are hysterical. ¬†Then you wake up in a cold sweat and realize… it was just a dream; your wedding is still months away.

f this sounds like you, don’t worry. You are not alone. ¬†Not only are wedding day worries commonplace, some of your biggest fears are the shared fears of lots of brides and grooms out there. ¬† Here are 5 commonly held wedding day fears and tips on how to conquer them before the big day.

1. ¬†Tripping While Walking Down the Aisle. ¬† It’s your big moment. The wedding party has gone down the aisle, the music changes, the door opens and you and your dad head down the aisle. Everyone is staring at you…and you trip. ¬† For as long as I can remember, this has been a fear- after all you are in a gown that you’ve never worn before and heels and you are already nervous. ¬†Jennifer Lawrence tripping up the stairs at the Oscars¬†didn’t do much to calm any brides’ nerves either.

What you can do? ¬†Not to fear. ¬†This is actually much less common than you think, but there are still precautions you can take to avoid this situation. First, if you have an aisle runner, be sure it’s a non-slip¬†runner (the Original Runner Company has some great ones). Have your planner or a friend tape the top end and bottom end of the runner to keep it taught so you won’t catch a wrinkle or a gather. ¬†Next, while the temptation to go sky high in your heels may be strong, avoid a heel height¬†you don’t walk in on a regular basis. Practice walking in your bridal shoes and be sure to scrape your soles to get a bit of traction. ¬† Finally, if you do for some reason stumble¬†even slightly, remember the original guy you loved- Dad- has his arm around your arm and will keep you stable.

2. No One Shows Up. ¬† There is nothing quite like the anxiety of waiting out those RSVP’s. ¬† It always feels like the rsvp date comes and goes with still a huge number of outstanding responses. ¬†Give it a week and then start emailing/calling the non-responsive guests. ¬†If you feel weird doing that, ask your groom or your mom to help out with the awkward requests. ¬†Don’t take emails for an answer though- sending back a written commitment often feels much more real than just sending a text or an email saying “I’ll be there”. ¬† If you get answers to your inquiries saying “Oh yes, I’m coming”, just say “Great, if you don’t mind sending back the RSVP card, that would be great.” ¬†After all you stamped it! ¬†Once you get critical mass, the fears of people not showing up should be greatly reduced.

3. You are Too Anxious to “Enjoy the Day”. ¬†¬†You’ve been worrying about everything being perfect for months… if not more than a year. ¬†It’s not uncommon to have fears that you won’t be able to put all that worry away on the day itself. ¬†If this is a source of anxiety for you, invest in¬†hiring a “Day-of” Coordinator. ¬†Generally, a Day-of planner actually gets involved a month before the big day to double check all of your plans, coordinate the day’s schedule with all of your vendors and manage the flow of events on the day itself. ¬†Most importantly, they are there to resolve any problems that might arise so that you don’t have to deal with them. ¬†Lots of wedding planners offer this service and some companies, like Just About Married, specialize specifically in “Day-of” Coordination.

4. The Weather. ¬†Yes, they say that rain is good luck on ¬†your wedding day, but luck aside, no bride wants it drizzling on her dress- especially if you have an outdoor ceremony or tented reception in mind. ¬†What’s the solution? ¬†Have a rain plan- and ideally one that you feel nearly as good about as your outdoor plan. ¬† Invest in a really gorgeous umbrella. ¬†Spend some money on flooring your tent so the ground doesn’t get too wet if it does rain. ¬†In general, turn Murphy’s law on it’s ear by over preparing for bad weather. ¬†Rather than dread the possibility, accept what might happen if it does rain and fall in love with it. ¬†Since weather is the one thing you can’t control, you should attempt to not allow it to make you to crazy.

5. That Something “Will Go Wrong”. ¬†After all that planning- and spending-¬†it’s easy to focus on all the things that could go wrong. ¬† Rather than stay up at night worrying that something might go wrong, I have a simple solution: ¬†accept that something will go wrong. ¬†At least one thing will not go exactly, perfectly according to plan. ¬†The reason? ¬†It’s real life and events aren’t like pictures or movies where they can be photo shopped and edited into perfection. ¬†They are “happenings”, and sometimes the happenings are what make them memorable. ¬†Does this mean it will be something major? ¬†NO. ¬†Chances are slim that the cake will fall or that something will catch on fire. ¬†More likely someone might miss a cue or your dad burbs during his toast or something else benign that will create a magical moment, a good laugh and an everlasting memory. ¬†Embrace the imperfections of the day!

 

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Local Wedding Video Clonmel, Tipperary

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

I am delighted to share another local Clonmel wedding video, Michelle Kennedy and Tommy Keane were married in St. Patricks Church Marlfield Clonmel,  followed by their

Wedding Video Marfield Clonmel

Wedding Video Marfield Clonmel

wedding reception in Kilcoran Lodge Hotel Cahir.¬† This is a nice facebook comment from Michelle¬† ¬† ” Michelle Keane¬†¬† It was great having you as our wedding videographer, we couldn’t be more happy with the dvd you did a fantastic job, and we cant recommend you highly enough to anyone getting married. Thanks soooooo much”

Michelle first contacted me in late 2013 regarding a quotation for her wedding video she indicated in her email that she really liked my style of wedding video production, she had already got quotations from other local videographers and had received sample dvds, she did mention that one other quotation was much lower than Drangan Video and that she was considering going with them, she asked me to send on a wedding DVD  for viewing and I agreed to hold the day until she had made up her mind.  I received an email from Michelle saying that she would be more than happy to go with Drangan Video, she said that she really liked my style of camera work and that my attention to detail and editing skills were great.  Michelle & Tommy put allot of work into planning their big day they were very careful about  their choice of local  professional  wedding suppliers  in Tipperary. Dave Messinger is a Clonmel based wedding photographer and it was great working with him once again, his was quick and efficient on the day and his shots as always were lovely. Gillian Fennessy is another Clonmel based wedding singer, her magical voice filled Marlfield Church and all guests were moved by her performance, she is also a true professional.

The Video clip features coverage of both Michelle & Tommy getting ready in the morning, its nice to include the boys getting ready its a nice build up to the production.  I love recording wedding videos in Marlfield Church the huge window behind the altar is a unique feature of this beautiful old church.   St. Patricks Church was designed by Thomas Tinsley, father of the famous architect William Tinsley and forms part of a group of related structures associated with Marlfield House Estate.  Built with a grant from the Board of First Fruits, the church occupies the site of an earlier eighteenth-century church and the now-destroyed twelfth-century Cistercian Abbey of Inishlounaght.  The church building, although simple in form, has an attention to detailing, in such features as the decorative window tracery, red brick eaves course and the buttresses with their gabled tops.  The Romanesque doorway incorporated into the west wall of the interior is a particularly striking feature, and is the best surviving evidence for the ancient abbey. Adding archaeological and historical interest to the site, is a medieval grave-slab to the church interior and that in the graveyard wall, thought locally to be from a crusader’s grave. It has been a popular ceremony venue for weddings in Clonmel  over the years.

After a smashing ceremony which was performed by the Rev. Barbara Friday we made our way to St. Patricks Well Clonmel for the photo shoot and and video footage.  St

Wedding Video Kilcoran Lodge

Wedding Video Kilcoran Lodge

Patrick’s well is  located close to the village of Marlfield, a few miles outside of the town of Clonmel.  It is well is signposted  and can be accessed  from the Cahir to Clonmel road and from the Marlfield village.   St Patrick’s well is located beside a stream at the base of a limestone cliff.  This is a really lovely peaceful spot.  As well as being a place of pilgrimage (excuse the pun) it is also a focal point on hot sunny days for families and children who come here to hang out and paddle in the icy waters of the  man-made pond beside the well.  Wedding Videogrpahers in Tipperary are frequent visitors to the well, it is a popular  stop off point for wedding parties who are on route to wedding venues in Tipperary.

It was great to back in Kilcoran Lodge Hotel once again we enjoyed a wonderful  wedding reception and the attention to detail by the management and staff was great.

Kilcoran Lodge Hotel & Leisure Centre is situated just outside picturesque Cahir, Co Tipperary nestled in the foothills of the Galtee Mountains, a charming Country House Hotel overlooking the Knockmealdown Mountains with majestic views and gardens. This haven of tranquility offers you a chance to escape the pressures of everyday life and relax in the surroundings of a beautiful house with an old world rustic charm & ambiance that combines both comfort and spaciousness.  Built as the Earl of Glengall’s Hunting Lodge in the last century, Kilcoran offers guests 22 exceptional en-suite bedrooms all with their own unique charm combining contemporary & period styles and charming antique furniture.  Ideally located to explore Ballyhoura Country, the Rock of Cashel, Blarney, the Mitchelstown Caves and the historic Cahir Castle as well as great golf, cycling, horse riding and fishing amenities, guests will revel in the area’s serene landscape and dramatic views. Only 50 minutes from either Cork & Shannon Airports.  Kilcoarn Lodge is a much sough after wedding reception venue by Brides in Tipperary and Cork Brides, it is a top class Tipperary wedding venue.

Wedding Tips and Advice :¬† You don’t¬† have the time for planning your own wedding ???

¬† Perhaps hiring a wedding planner¬† might be just the answer to ease your wedding woes. ¬† Of course, since weddings aren’t one size fits all, neither is the business of wedding planning. ¬† There are many variations on services and different companies may offer different things. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you consider hiring a wedding planner and as you take the time to interview a couple of different professionals.

Are you too busy with work to make time for planning your wedding?    For the overwhelmed couple busy with work or graduate school, a wedding planner can be a huge asset for keeping the planning process moving while you are busy living your day to day life.  A good wedding planner will help you flesh out the structure of the day, help you find the right location, help curate your vendor team, negotiate your contracts and more.  If shortage of time is the main reason you feel you need a planner, be sure to seek someone who gives you confidence in their ability to manage time well, as well as someone well connected with their industry to help put together an amazing team for your big day.

Do you need someone to help bring your vision to life? ¬†If you know that you don’t just want your wedding to be nice, you want it to be beautiful and stunning and well thought out with tons of details. ¬†You might want to look at¬† event managers¬† these are individuals or companies that don’t just organize your wedding, they create a full experience for your wedding including the look and feel of the celebration. They typically collaborate with you to flesh out your ideas and likes and dislikes and put it all together into a “special event”. ¬† You can expect to pay a bit more for a service like this.

Are you mainly worried about the wedding day itself? Some couples delight in the details of planning a wedding. ¬†From interviewing vendors to crafting DIY favors, the journey to the altar is half of the fun for these couples. ¬†Still, they don’t want to be organizing the event on the day itself. ¬†If you are a super organized couple, or you’ve had the help of a mother/sister/friend and have found planning the day to be a delight, you might want to consider engaging a coordinator¬† This is someone who¬†and¬†will take all of your contracts with your various vendors and put together a timeline for the day that includes things like transportation and time for photography as well as when toasts will occur and the timing of your dinner service. ¬†On the day itself this person (or team of people) will do all the miscellaneous things you are probably worrying about: setting out your guest escort cards, making sure your dad is ready to give his toast, packing up all of your things at the end of the night for someone to take home. ¬† A great Day-of Coordinator can be like an insurance policy that all of the time and money spent on your wedding goes off without a hitch and, should a problem arise, you won’t get stuck dealing with it.

¬†Are you mainly worried about stretching your budget?¬†If you know that you are on a tight budget and are thinking that a wedding planner might be able to help, you might want to think twice. ¬†It is true that a¬†great planner/designer can help you get more value for your dollar through their vendor relationships and have the expertise to advise you how to best allocate your financial resources, however a wedding planner’s¬†still cost¬†money- anywhere from ‚ā¨3,000 to ‚ā¨30,000 depending on the extensiveness of your plans and the region you are planning in. ¬† If you are on a tight budget, you are best off hiring the best vendor you can afford in each category: photography, catering, floral and investing a great Day-of coordinator.
Thanks for reading my blog : more news soon.
Regards Eamon.
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Summer Wedding Video Rathvilly Carlow.

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

Just decided to do an early morning blog before getting stuck into editing for the day, it is dark outside which is a reminder that Autumn has taken its grip. This week I am

Wedding Videographer Carlow

Wedding Videographer Carlow

sharing a clip¬† from a wedding in Carlow which was shot on a beautiful sunny day during the long hot summer of 2014.¬† Christine & Eamonn were married in St. Patrick’s Church Rathvilly Carlow followed by their wedding reception in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny, I have already shared the clip on Facebook and Christine & Eamonn have share it with all their friends on line.¬†¬† Christine Lennon¬† Aww Eamon thank you so much we cannot wait to see the DVD. You were so professional throughout the day and worked at such ease with our photographer. We would recommend you highly as a videographer to any couple getting married

Christine and Eamonn were really nice to work with both easygoing and relaxed  the highlights clip shows just how much they enjoyed their big day, recording began with Christine and the girls getting ready in the family home which is only 10 mins from the village of Rathvilly, some Brides prefer not to have the bridal preps recorded which I think is a pity the build up to the day is always great on the wedding film and what better build up than early morning bridal preps.

After the ceremony Christine and Eamonn dropped into Lawlors Pub in Rathvilly¬† for a quick drink and fun photos, there is a lovely video shot of Christine pulling a pint of Guinness for a thirsty groom, it looked like a really good pint “well done Christine ”¬† our next stop was Jenkinstown Park for photos and video with the bridal party.¬† Thomas Sunderland was the wedding photographer for the day, it was nice to work with him I often meet him at weddings in Carlow and Kilkenny he is great¬† to work with he set up lots of fun shots which made everyone relaxed and in the mood for the photo session.¬†¬† 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 , the park is popular spot for wedding photos and wedding videos it is regularly¬† frequented by Carlow Brides and brides in Kilkenny.

Christine and Eamonn  went for the Silver package which is one of five individual cost effective packages on offer from Drangan Vodeo, all my packages include coverage of the bridal preps in the morning and sharing on facebook is an included option. Thanks to Christine and Eamonn for choosing Drangan Video to record their special day.

Here are few more interesting wedding tips :    Hosting a home Wedding

If you are in the market for a wedding venue, hosting a wedding at a private home can offer numerous advantages. ¬†First, there is the sentimental aspect of marking this momentous occasion at that holds memories¬† for you:¬† perhaps it’s your own back yard, or you or your partner’s childhood home or a vacation house where you spent your summers as a girl. ¬†Next, there is the cost consideration for while you may still need to rent a tent and other elements, you can save big by eliminating a venue rental fee.

First, unless you are living in a Gatsby-esque mansion, chances are ¬†you will need to use outdoor space for some or a portion of your wedding’s events. ¬†Perhaps the ceremony, the reception¬†or both. This will mean that a tent¬† will be required, it is better that you opt for a tent that is bigger than will be required. “First, your guests will appreciate not feeling cramped. But additionally, in case of poor weather, you will be thankful to have the extra space that is protected from the elements.¬† Remember that with many guests come many guest needs- especially of the biological variety. Rather than overwhelm your indoor restrooms,¬† supplementing the indoor restrooms might be a good idea.

¬†Speaking of guest comfort, “Don’t overlook lighting¬† walk around your property and any other areas your guests will have to access after the sun goes down. Plan on buying or renting various overhead and landscape lighting so that your guests can safely walk around the reception, to the bathrooms, and back to their mode transportation.”

I Have recorded many home weddings over the past couple of years, they were a huge success and very sentimental and intimate events.

More News soon.

Regards Eamon.

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Mid Summer Wedding Video, Danesfort Kilkenny.

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

There is no better weekend for sharing a Kilkenny Wedding Video than now, the Tipperary Kilkenny All Ireland reply is the the topic of conversation in both counties today as

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

we start the countdown to another epic battle on Saturday next. Pamela Ireland & Joe Sinnott were married in Danesfort Church on suuny warm day in June 2014. Pamela is the the third member of the Ireland family to avail of my services as their wedding videographer and I am looking forward to Gillian’s wedding in 2015, its always great to be asked back to film weddings for other members of the same¬† family.

Danesfort is a small rural area in County Kilkenny, Ireland, located approximately 6 km from Kilkenny City on the N10. the Ireland family are well known in the area Pamela’s Dad Billy Ireland is FG Counselor and is popular in political circles, Minister Phil Hogan was one of the many guests who has attended all the family weddings.¬† The video begins with bridal preps at Pam & Joe’s house¬† just off the main Callan Kilkenny road. John Delaney was the photographer for the day and he is also booked for Gillian’s wedding next year, John is an up and coming photographer and is making quite a name as a wedding photographer in Kilkenny and Tipperary, he also provides an open Photo Booth which is great fun on the night.¬† We stopped off at Burnchurch Castle for some photos before heading to the reception.

Burnchurch Castle is situated about 4 miles south west of Kilkenny and 6km from Ballybur, off the Clonmel Road.  Burnchurch is a six storey tower house. The castle was originally attached to a walled courtyard, most of which has now disappeared, apart from a 40 foot high tower at one corner.  The castle has an unusual complexity of passages and chambers inside the walls, including a hidden room in the wall of the fourth floor.. There used to be great hall attached to an outside wall of the tower which has now gone. There is a vault under the castle above which is the main chamber. Access to the upper three floors is via an outside staircase. Other notable features include mullioned windows, a fine carved fireplace and a round chimney which may have been a later addition. The video features lovely shots of Pam & Joe strolling around the grounds with acres of golden corn fields in the background, the weather on the day was just perfect warm dry and sunny.

Wedding DVD Danesfort

Wedding DVD Burnchurch Castle

Pam & Joe enjoyed a fab reception in Lanton House Hotel which is the number one wedding venue in Kilkenny and the south east, its always a pleasure working there, we enjoyed our own daughter’s wedding there last year, for anyone who is shopping for wedding venues just check out Langtons its top class.¬† I have already shared this highlights clip on my Drangan Video Facebook Page and Pam and Joe have shred it with their many friends both home and abroad.

Wishing Pam & Joe all the best and thanks for choosing Drangan Video .

Here are a few wedding day tips which I will be sharing over the coming weeks :   log onto this link for full list  Weddings.about.com

As your wedding day approaches you might be starting to fret about all the little things that could possibly go wrong on the big day. ¬† One thing that can help minor issues become major drags is a Wedding Day Emergency Kit. ¬†While there are plenty of pre-packaged emergency kits that you can purchase, we want to share with you what wedding pro’s keep in their kits so that you can potentially build your own either for your big day or for a friend or relative who might be getting married.

Beauty Items: ¬†Unless you are a Kardashian, or some other kind of celebrity, you’ll most likely be photographed more on your wedding day than at any other point in your life. ¬† Whether you are having professional hair and makeup or going DIY, the following beauty essentials are emergency kit musts: ¬†Blotting tissues to control shine, small hairspray for flyaways, bobby pins that match both you and your bridesmaids hair color, clear nail polish, spray deodorant, lip gloss and as a bonus, a Benetint- you never know if your nerves might make you go pale and you want a boost of color on your lips or cheeks.

Fashion Items:¬†Of course, it’s not every day that you find yourself wearing a gown and sometimes small things can happen like bustles un-bustling or a clumsy relative who accidentally steps on your pristine dress. ¬†No fear- with the following items in your kit, you’ll be prepared for anything: Clorox Stain Removing Pen, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, A White Cotton Napkin (which is perfect for rubbing out general dirt stains),¬†a sewing kit (better than just a white needle and thread since your bridesmaids may have wardrobe emergencies too!), fashion tape, static guard, lint brush and last, but certainly not least, safety pins. ¬†A well placed safety pin can alter any number of emergencies.

General Usage Items:  Your emergency kit can also hold items to help with minor, but common, wedding day snags as well.  Always be sure to have some crazy glue, some toupee tape (perfect for holding together more things than one can imagine), some thin Sharpee pens, a long lighter for candles and practical first aid items like band aids and Advil.

¬†Not sure what to pack your kit in? ¬†Shop your local pharmacy and see if you can re-purpose a travel cosmetics case or some other soft, mid-sized pouch with a carryable handle. ¬†Be careful not to make your emergency kit too large, or you won’t want to bother dragging it around all day. If possible, desginate someone-¬†perhaps it’s your Day-of Coordinator, a bridesmaid or a relative- to be the official Kit Carrier.
Thanks for taking the time to read my latest blog post, more news soon.
Regards Eamon.

 

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Spring wedding Video Knocklong, Limerick

by on Sep.18, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

This is a short highlights clip from the wedding of Louise Corbett & Brian O’ Shea who were married in Knocklong, Co Limerick on March 21st 2014. The recording began with

Wedding Video Knocklong

Wedding Video Knocklong

Bridal Preps at Louises’s house, Trish Fitzpatrick was the photographer and as always it was a pleasure working with her, I meet her on many wedding shoots and we share recommendations between us, she screened a lovely slide show of pics from the day on a big screen just before the first dance, she dose this at all weddings which is a nice touch.

Louise & Brian availed of the Drangan Video Diamond package which provides coverage of the full day from bridal preps up to 11pm, details and pricing can be found on the wedding page on my website, the diamond package is  most  popular choice of wedding video package by brides in Tipperary and Limerick.

Just a few lines about an issue that comes up in conversation when couples contact me about booking their wedding video in Tipperary.  It is surprising that not all Wedding videographers are  prepared to display their prices online, couples have commented on this and were asking the question, if a company is selling a product why is the price not on their website, ?  when shopping on line I would  have very little interest in a product that dose not have a price tag on it. I have been showing my prices on the website for many years and couples say that it makes the job of researching a wedding videographer much more straightforward. It also cuts down on unnecessary inquiries because the potential customer has their home work done and are aware that my wedding video packages are either within their budget or not.  I had this discussion with Bride to be as late as today who said that she definitely had no interest in suppliers that were not showing prices on their websites or Facebook, she had checked my packages and prices and  then got in contact about booking her  wedding video for 2015.

I enjoyed working with Louise & Brian they were lovely and easygoing and were more than happy to let me do my own thing in a discreet and quit way. After the ceremony we stopped off at Koockainey Church for some photos and and video footage with the bridal party, its a beautiful old church which has been restored to perfection

Wedding Video Limerick

Wedding Video Limerick


Louise & Brian enjoyed a wonderful wedding reception in the Fitzgerald Woodlands Hotel Adare,  I often comment on this leading wedding venue in Limerick its the perfect wedding venue , on arrival the Bridal Party will always receive a warm and friendly welcome from the the Fitzgerald family and as a wedding videographer its also a pleasure dealing with them, they are always tuned into the needs of both the videographer and photographer which makes our job easy.   They also  offer two venues for civil cermonies, The Fitzgerald suite can host a civil wedding ceremony for larger wedding numbers and smaller more intimate gatherings in the Treaty suite. Decorative packages available including chair covers & bows, flowers, and candles.

A big congrats to Louise & Brian on what was a wonderful day it was a pleasure for me to have been their Wedding Videographer, Louise has already asked me to share this highlights clip on the Drangan Video Facebook page.

More wedding news soon.

Regards Eamon.

 

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Local wedding Video In Killenaule, Tipperary

by on Sep.11, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Video, Wedding Video, Weddings

Another local wedding video !!!!¬† this time its in Killenaule Co. Tipperary, which is¬† more or less on my doorstep. Noelle Croke & Eamonn Fogarty were married in St. Mary’s

Wedding Video Killenaule

Wedding Video Killenaule

Church, Killenaule  in August 2013. It was a great wedding in spite of some very heavy thunder showers, just as the bride & groom were exchanging rings there was a mighty clap of thunder which got a great laugh from the  Bide & Groom  and guests in the church.

As usual the recording began with Noelle and the girls preparing for the big day, Noelle’s parents house is in St. Mary’s Killenuale only about 3 mins from the church,¬† Breda O’ Connor was bridesmaid and believe it or not I recorded her Wedding Video in Killenaule 15 years ago, when i think of the old cams from that era and how much equipment has changed and evolved¬† in those short few years, when Noelle was collecting her wedding DVDS she dropped off¬† Breda’s wedding Video Tape to have it converted to DVD, 17 years ago tapes were the main media that weddings were recorded on, just wondering what will be the order of the day in another 17 years no dough all productions will be shared on line and stored some where in space.

The wedding video turned out very good considering the inclement weather that we had on the day, I always say that good weather is not as important as couples might think, it is crazy to let a few drops of rain upset your wedding day just be happy enjoy each others company and have fun and lots of laughter. Noelle & Eamonn really enjoyed the day they actually saw the funny side as huge claps of thunder  rang out over Killenuale during the  exchange of vows.

The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Canon Liam Ryan he is a really sound priest who always helps to make the bride & groom relaxed on the day he spent many years in the parish of Drangan and Cloneen which is my home parish and where Drangan Video is based. I have recorded many Wedding Videos in Killenaule¬† over the years St. Mary’s Church is one of the finest churches in Munster it is very well maintained its a popular choice for Brides in Tipperary.

More about Killenaule : 

The Hills of Killenaule Festival provides entertainment cultural, sporting and musical around mid-summer and has been growing in popularity since its inception three years ago. There are at least four local historians in the locality and much activity surrounds the now restored Church of Ireland in River Street, which houses the Slieveardagh Rural Development Co. Ltd, administrative centre, and is also the local Cultural and Enterprise Centre. All of the data from headstones from the ten local cemeteries have been logged and computed and also available to visitors are the complete list of death records for Killenaule, dating back to when these records were first logged.

Killenaule is also the home of Derrynaflan Island, where on a dark February Sunday evening in 1980, Mr. Webb and his son unearthed the priceless Derrynaflan Hoard, consisting of an 8th century chalice, a strainer or ladle, a stand ‚ÄĒ all enclosed in a bronze basin, buried eighteen inches below ground, and found about 20 yards from the main church ruin. This priceless archaeological find continues to bring many students of history, historians and interested tourists to our area to view the exact location of the find. Derrynaflan Island is situated approximately 4 miles north west of Killenaule Town.

Bord Na Mona at its former works at Littleton and more recently at Killeens briquette factory provides a national fuel resource and also valuable local employment.

Local traditions of cheese making can be found at the home of Mr. Louis Grubb, Silverfort, home of the famous ‚ÄúCashel Blue Cheese‚ÄĚ. Also cheese is made at Sullivans Ballinure, home of Derrynaflan variety. A number of local people are involved in the craft industry, mainly in needlework, Art, and Hurley making. Scoil Ruain is the base of Derrynaflan School of furniture & design, where post Leaving Cert students study the craft of designing once off furniture pieces.

We traveled to the Abbeycourt Hotel Nenagh for Noelle & Eamonn’s wedding reception, it was a fab wedding celebration as is normal for the Abbeycourt.¬†¬†¬† Ray the manager is so helpful and attentive to everyone, I really like working¬† there the food is always up to the very highest standards and the little things like for instance freshly cut sandwiches on arrival at the hotel, nice touch.¬† I would like to wish Noelle & Eamonn all the very best for the future, it was nice to have been part of their big day.

Thanks for reading my latest blog news.

Best regards Eamon.

 

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Sunny September Wedding Video Cashel

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

This has been a busy week and an exciting one, on Monday I set off to Dublin to pick up my new Cameras  which  I put on order last June, both cameras are the very latest

Wedding Video Cashel Tipperary

Wedding Video Cashel Tipperary

addition to the XD range of Broadcast Cameras on offer from Sony, I suppose leaving the huge investment to one side I certainly had a spring in my step not unlike a child waiting to get his hands on new toys. Most of the day on Tuesday was dedicated to setting the new cameras, matching picture profiles and audio settings to my requirements and making sure that they are set up to record to very highest level of performance.   My first outing with the new cameras was a wedding video in Ardmayle Cashel.  Corinne Mulcahy &  Patrick Halley  celebrated their wedding ceremony in the historic Ardmayle Church which is a very popular wedding reception for weddings in Cashel and surrounding parishes. Yesterday was a  beautiful sunny day and the church and grounds looked beautiful, its was a perfect setting for a country wedding. Corinne and Pat are well know in sporting circles, Corrine for show jumping and Pat for hurling and football both families are well known in Cashel, and Ardmayle.  There was allot of talk about the big match on Sunday Tipperary Vs Kilkenny all Tipp supporters are in a positive  mood, hopefully Liam McCarthy will come back home to Tipperary.  I was looking forward to getting home last night and uploading the wedding footage, I am more than happy with the high quality video that these cameras are capable of recording.  Looking forward to many more weddings in Cashel and surrounding areas  during 2015/2016.

Here are a few pieces of information about the beautiful and famous  Historic Town of Cashel      Cashel.IE

Cashel is home to the iconic Rock of Cashel. One of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland and one of the most visited. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its built heritage, from prehistoric raths to medieval monasteries and fortified town houses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century Library (which holds regular exhibitions, workshops and concerts). The Georgian quarter also boasts the Bolton Library where you can find the smallest book in Ireland.

The Bolton Library contains a unique collection of antiquarian books and is the finest collection outside of Dublin. The books were collected by Archbishop Theophilis Bolton, Archbishop of Cashel from 1730 to 1744. The library is now housed in the Chapter House situated in the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick’s Rock and St. John the Baptist in John Street, Cashel.

The unique Br√ļ Bor√ļ performing group have achieved international recognition on five continents. They are in constant demand throughout the world because of their performance of Irish authentic traditional music, song and dance.¬† The group have accompanied President Mary McAleese to Oman where they performed for the Sultan of Oman. They also represented Ireland at the World Expo on four occasions in Osaka Japan, Seville in Spain, Nagoya Japan and a group of 30 artists accompanied President Mary McAleese to Shanghai, China for the 2010 World Expo, where they presented their show for President Mary McAleese and her Chinese hosts on Ireland‚Äôs National Day. Most recently members of the group travelled to Lesotho where they performed for St. Patricks Day 2012 and had the honour of performing for the King of Lesotho. This group comprises the very best and most talented of musicians, singers and dancers. Enjoy an evening of live traditional entertainment with renowned accordion player Bobby Gardner, the delightful airs of fiddler Eileen O‚ÄôBrien and Tipperary‚Äôs finest singers Nora Butler and Tadhg Maher, just to name a few.

My next wedding this weekend is in Dungarvan, Co. Kilkenny, I have my Tippeerary blue and gold fags flying at full mast on my van,  looking forward to the comments.

More news soon.

Regards Eamon.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Clonmel Wedding Video in Powerstown

by on Aug.29, 2014, under Eamon's Latest News, Wedding Video, Weddings

Summer 2014 has been been  amazing with lots of warm  sunshine shining  on the the Premier County of Tipperary, it is almost September so we are heading into Autumn   with

Wedding Video Clonmel

Wedding Video Clonmel

lovely memories of a long hot Summer.¬† As a wedding Videographer in Tipperary it has been a busy year for me with an ever increasing amount of¬† local Weddings in Clonmel, Fetahrd, Cashel and Thurles coming my way ” Local Is Best”.¬† This weeks featured Wedding Video Clip is that of Emer & Niall who were married in Powerstown Church, Clonmel in May of this year, it is a smashing wedding video and I am delighted to share this highlights clip in my latest Drangan Video blog post.

Emer & Niall are both from the scenic area of Powerstown in Clonmel.   The parish of Powerstown Lisronagh is situated just outside Clonmel. It is a scattered parish, stretching from the river Anner on the east, to Rathkeevin on the west, encroaching up to Drumdeel near Fethard, Castleblake to the north, Two mile bridge and Silversprings to the south and skirting Clonmel on the north to Cahir road.  It is a growing parish with 850 households. It has two churches Powerstown and Lisronagh. Powerstown Church was built in 1810 during the pastorate of Fr. Felix Cleary and is the sixth oldest in the diocese of Waterford and Lismore.Lisronagh Church was built in 1831 during the pastorate of Fr. Michael Wall.The Patron Saint of both churches is St. John the Baptist.   I am a frequent visitor to Powerstown Church for wedding videos in and around Clonmel.

This entertaining highlights clip begins with two gentlemen in disguise, wishing the bride and groom all the best for the future, they quickly remove there disguise to reveal their real identity, very funny stuff.¬† Emer got ready from her parents house which is just off the Fethard road on route to Clonmel, Emer¬† has a really bubbly personality and a beautiful¬† warm broad smile ” a very happy bride ”¬† I stopped off at the house on my way to Powerstown Church two hours before the ceremony and recorded¬† some great bridal preps footage, I was back at the church in time to grab footage of the Niall and the boys arriving, they arrived in good time. Niall is also a bubbly guy and very easygoing, not a bother on him he just took the day in his stride.

Emer arrived just about 10 mins late which of coarse is the tradition in ireland and Tipperary brides are no exception to that rule, one lovely feature of wedding videos in Powerstown Church is to capture the bride and her dad walking up the pathway from the church gate, always looks great on video. Fr. Anthony O’ Connor was the wedding celebrant he always provides an interesting wedding ceremony, which dose not go on for too long.¬† After the ceremony the sun was splitting the stones and the guests were not in any particular hurry to leave the church grounds, and ice cream stand was set up at the church gate and it was in great demand, the clip shows Emer & Niall enjoying a cone, before heading off for photos. We went back to Niall’s parents house in Powerstown for the photo call.

Wedding Videographer Fethard, Clonmel

Wedding Videographer Fethard, Clonmel

The wonderful  5 star Castlemartyr Resort was the reception venue, its about an hour from Clonmel.   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 our 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.   From the traditional to the informal, all celebrations are a challenge to ignore the mundane and create the original. Our promise is to host one wedding per day giving you that undivided attention.   Castlemartyr Resort can cater for weddings of up to 220 in the Capel Suite.  The Capel Suite is unlike any other ballroom in Ireland…. With its floor to ceiling windows, giant chandeliers, mood lighting and magnificent drapes, the Suite is a magical setting for your wedding celebration.  Castlemartyr Resort is an HSE registered venue for Civil Ceremonies and is the perfect location to celebrate your Civil Partnership. Other smaller rooms are also available so that your celebration is tailor-made just for you.   Whether you require an intimate gathering or a large celebration, our dedicated team is on hand from the initial enquiry to the day itself to assist you in planning a personal and memorable occasion which is tailor-made to reflect you ideas and individual style.  True 5 star service and accommodation is the hallmark of Castlemartyr Resort.

So once again a big congrats to Emer & Niall on what was a fab wedding in Tipperary, they were both so easy to work with and it was a very happy and enjoyable day for everyone including wedding suppliers and guests.  This highlights clip has already been shared on facebook, all Drangan Wedding packages include sharing on facebook.

More Tipperary wedding News soon.

Regards Eamon.

 

 

 

 

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