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
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.
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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!
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 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‚Äôs 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
Patrick‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.
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
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.
I Have recorded many home weddings over the past couple of years, they were a huge success and very sentimental and intimate events.
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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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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‚Äôs 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.
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
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.
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‚Ä¶. 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.
This is a clip from a recent Wedding Video in Hospital Co. Limerick, I have been looking forward to sharing this one, because as well as been a fantastic wedding there is an
amazing story about a ring that went missing on the morning and turned up late that evening.¬† A big congrats to Eimear¬† Quinn & Tom√°s Tiernan,¬† Eimear is a native of Hospital and Tom√°s is proud Tipperary man and a keen Tipperary Hurling supporter, he was¬† very impressed by the fact that Drangan Video has Filmed the weddings of no less than six famous Tipperary Hurlers over the past 3 years,¬† Lar Corbett & Eoin Kelly & Paul Curran are on the present panel and will face Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling Final on September 7th next. ” Up Tipp ”
The wedding video begins with Eimear and the girls getting ready at Eimear’s parent’s house just a short distance from¬† the John the Baptist Church Hospital, this highlights clip has already been shared on my dranganvideo facebook page which has no less than 2500 likes. Facebook is a wonderful means by which a wedding supplier can share their work with potential brides to be, sometimes the facebook wedding video highlights clip is the first look for the bride & groom, the wedding dvds then will arrive by post over the following couple of days. Not all couples are happy to share their big day on line that is¬† understandable¬† also.
I¬† enjoy filming¬† wedding videos in Limerick¬†¬† a one hour drive will get me there and it is such a friendly county, just like Tipperary.¬† There was a great sense¬† of fun during the bridal preps, I really like this highlights clip it captures the fun and excitement of the preparations, it is always good to get loads of footage from the Brides house on the morning¬† and then with the help of creative editing skills a wonderful entertaining¬† and emotional production will come together.¬† On our way to the Woodlands Hotel in Adare we stopped off in a wooded area for some great wedding photos and video footage,¬† Selina O’ Meara was the photographer for the day, she is a joy to work with her easygoing and creative style makes her stand out as a truly professional Tipperary¬† Wedding Photographer, her photos are different and that what makes her work exciting and new, she is based in Nenagh Tipperary.
The Woodlands Hotel in Adare is one of the top wedding venues in limerick,¬†¬† Located in the Splendour of Adare Ireland’s “Prettiest Village” Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Wedding Hotel Limerick is the perfect location for a wedding day.¬†¬† After your red carpet arrival and a glass of bubbly, you and your guests can enjoy your welcome reception drinks and canapes in our mature Gardens or in the spacious hotel lobby to the resounding harmonies of a String Quartet. Magnificent arrival receptions featuring a variety of ice sculptures and a 5ft chocolate fountain also available.
Choose from the grand Fitzgerald suite, or the more intimate Laccabawn suite. Upgraded table decoration, linen and candle packages also available. We are delighted to announce that we have an in-house Flower Arranging Service for ceremonies & wedding receptions¬† You will be spoiled for choice with our wide array of sumptuous, personalised menus prepared by our Executive Head Chef. All our ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and our beef is all Irish reared Angus. Our wine expert will be able to advise you from our carefully chosen wines and champagnes from our Cellar 77 wine list
Civil ceremonies are a speciality and the Woodlands Hotel is one of the finest locations for civil weddings Limerick. We have hosted many wedding rehearsal dinners, post wedding celebrations and after wedding barbecues
THE MISSING RING :¬† This is a short true story about an engagement ring that went missing on the morning of¬† Eimear’s¬† wedding and turned up 6 hours later on the ground outside the door of wedding reception
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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĚ is this your missing ring I found it on the ground just outside the front door of the hotel ‚ÄĚ 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
Thanks to Eimear & Tom√°s for allowing me to share their wedding day highlights and the ring story, it was a fun wedding, they were a delighfull couple to meet and work with, thanks also for the lovely comments on my facebook page
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I recently had a chat with another very well know professional wedding videographer in Tipperary, we were discussing wedding videography in general and the latest new
technology and equipment that is constantly been upgraded and replaced. We both agreed that the average couple that are are researching wedding videographers are not really interested in the technology¬† that is involved in producing their wedding film/DVD,¬† if they like¬† a particular style of wedding video production and have checked out the videographer on his/her website and checked out comments on facebook, not forgetting word of mouth which is probably the real decider on making the final decision.
I am patiently awaiting the arrival of two new cameras, which I put on order in June 2014, both cameras¬† are part of the very successful XDCAM range and are a new edition of the older PMW 200 which is still the benchmark for picture quality and reliability in professional film making over the last 4 years.¬† I am really looking forward to getting my hands on my new cams, which have some exciting new features which are aimed very much at wedding video production.
Here are a few chapters regarding styles of wedding video production,¬† it might help you to understand some of the common buzz words that are sometimes part of a wedding videographers lingo.
To create a cinematic wedding video, your videographer will cut and edit your wedding footage to make scenes flow together like a real movie (except, unlike in Hollywood, this love story is real). The events won‚Äôt necessarily be in sequential order (scenes of the vows might be interspersed with dance floor shots), making for a more artful depiction of the day‚Äôs events than you would get with a documentary-style film.
This common style of wedding videography, which is sometimes known as video journalism, simply shows all of the day‚Äôs events in the order that they occurred and is edited in a straightforward, no-nonsense way.
This is a more organic style, where the videographer often shoots solo and with only a small handheld camera in order to blend in with the other wedding guests and obtain a more natural and realistic portrayal of the day. The results are intentionally less polished, with a greater focus on the emotions and general ambience of the day. Imagine reality TV footage with lots of surprising candid moments.
Popular for wedding videos, this style has an old-school grainy vibe with vintage-looking color grading (an effect that makes hues look softer), a sepia tone or a black-and-white effect (that would look like a movie from the ‚Äô40s). There are two ways to achieve this: with filters, which are digital treatments added later during the editing phase (so you actually end up with two versions: an original clean copy and a stylized one), or using Super 8 mm film, an old-fashioned film from the ‚Äô60s that requires a specialized camera.
A feature-length video is edited to include all of the day‚Äôs important moments in their entirety. The exact length of a ‚Äúfeature‚ÄĚ wedding video varies from videographer to videographer, but it usually ends up being about two hours long.
A highlight reel is a 5- to 15-minute flick that includes — yep, you guessed it — just the highlights from your wedding day (think: the vows, the cake cutting, the toasts and the dances).
Similar to photo booths, video confessional booths entertain your guests and make fun keepsakes. A camera is set up in a quiet area in or outside the reception, and guests stop by throughout the night to record well wishes (or, even better, funny stories) on camera. Many videographers will also create highlight reels from all the clips guests make so you can share them later.
Also known as a short wedding film, a wedding trailer is a three- to five-minute-long motion picture that wraps up the day in one pretty, shareable package. Similar to a cinematic feature-length video, different scenes from the day mixed with music (and sometimes interviews with your family and wedding party) come together to create a short, emotional clip. Most videographers will provide a link so you can share your trailer online.
Shots of the scenery, guests milling around or anything that isn‚Äôt a specific wedding moment qualifies as B-roll. Videographers can use this background scenery in wedding videos to help set the scene.
Many videographers use high-definition DSLR cameras (it stands for digital single-lens reflex) to achieve a sharp, high-quality look. It‚Äôs likely the same type of digital camera your photographer will use for your still photos.
Also known as editing, this is everything that your videographer (or a specific editor) does between when the cameras stop rolling and when you receive your completed video package. It‚Äôs the process of cutting together scenes and adding music, titles and special effects to create the type of video(s) you want.
If you ask your videographer for the raw footage of your wedding, you‚Äôll get every single second of video shot from the day, completely unedited. It can end up being several hours long!
A same-day edit means you can watch your wedding video at your wedding! An editor will step out mid-party with a laptop computer to turn around a brief highlight video of the prewedding prep, ceremony and even your reception entrance to share later on in the evening.
With single-event edits, a videographer will create separate highlight reels for each individual event (the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, and the toasts and the spotlight dances, for example), giving each part of the day (or weekend) its own chapter on your wedding DVD. You‚Äôll get footage of the entire day, and you won‚Äôt have to fast-forward through an hour of unedited ceremony footage just to replay the best man‚Äôs toast.
Simply put, the soundtrack is the music that your edited wedding video will be set to. This can include one song or a mix of tunes of your choosing edited together, or you can skip the soundtrack altogether.
This equipment stabilizes a handheld camera onto a videographer‚Äôs shoulder and arm, allowing them to get smooth, sweeping shots.
To capture a sense of setting, videographers will set up stationary cameras to shoot one angle for about an hour; then the footage is sped up during the editing process to make a few-second clip. Time-lapse is often incorporated into different parts of the video to show the passage of time and create a smoother transition between events of the day. Sunrises, sunsets, decor prep and dance floors are commonly turned into time-lapse footage.
Thanks for reading my latest post, please feel free to visit my Drangan Video Facebook Page, check out all¬† the latest wedding video new in and around Tipperary, Fethard, Clonmel,¬† Cashel & Thurles.