Category Archives: Weddings

What Is Expected Of The Bridesmaids

The role of bridesmaid can be a tough one to take on no matter how organised an individual you are, but it’s important to remember that it is an honour! Your best friend or family member has just extended to you one of the most important roles in her big day and this is a gesture money simply can’t buy!

So now that you are one of the chosen few, you will need to know exactly what your duties are in the months prior to the wedding and of course on the big day itself. We have put together a list of tips for you, so that you can complete your duties with ease and take great joy in being the best bridesmaid in local history.

Wedding Tips For The Bridesmaids

The Hen
There was a time when a hen party simply meant a night out on the town with a close group of friends. However, in recent years Hen nights or weekends have morphed into a far more involved affair, often including at least one night away from home. Traditionally the head bridesmaid takes the lead on this, but head honcho or not, all bridesmaids will need to contribute.

A Speech
A little unexpected this one, as traditionally the bridesmaids don’t make speeches at a wedding. However, with more and more brides taking up the mic following dinner, it may fall to you to say a few words about the happy couple. To make sure you don’t get caught out mumbling, or accidentally divulging lesser-known details about the Hen party, make sure you’ve chatted to the bride about this before the big day.

Be Prepared
Brides generally don’t carry a handbag at the their wedding, so, just like the best girl guides you’ll need to be prepared for all eventualities. Extra brownie points will go to those bridesmaids who keep a handy kit for their brides close by, spare stockings, bobby pins, the brides lipstick and lip liner and a travel sized antiperspirant are all great ideas.

As well as looking great in the pictures of the wedding party, the Bride and Groom will likely have decided to take some group shots of their close families and other people that are important to them. While they are getting these pictures taken, they will need someone to help round up those stray aunts and uncles for the extended family photos, ensuring these snaps don’t consume too much time. Be prepared to be vocal, and get a little bossy if this is required of you. Bonus points of course to bridesmaids that offer to herd wedding guests into their group shots.

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Remind the Bride to have Fun
Planning a wedding can be accompanied by a certain amount of pressure for the happy couple as families press their ‘advice’ or needs on the bride and groom to be. It is your duty to remind the blushing bride that she should be enjoying the process as well as getting things ticked off her list. If your bride is getting a bit frazzled, don’t forget to check in regularly with a visit, phone call or text to see how they’re doing.

Are you going to be a Bridesmaid in 2017? Do you have any questions about your duty? Feel free to comment below and we’ll do our very best to help in any way we can. Don’t forget that Drangan Video offers wedding videography services nationwide and we would love to hear from any Brides, Grooms or of course Bridesmaids who may need our services.

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Happy Wedding Video Memories Slieverue Kilkenny

Its now mid January 2017 the weather is seasonally cold and the sun is hiding behind the winter clouds, spring is around the corner.
In this wedding blog article  I’m  sharing  a highlight clip from the wedding of Grace and Richard who were married in the Church of the Assumption Slieverue on June 18th 2016.

The story begins with bridal preps with Grace and the girls, which took place in Grace’s parents house, as I arrived at the house I was amazed by the beautifully landscaped gardens that surrounded the house, Grace’s Dad  has spent years developing and caring for the lawns and gardens,  after the ceremony we came back to the house for family photos and video footage, Dad was feeling very proud.

Wedding Video In Kilkenny
Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Grace and Richard had me booked  to shoot their wedding video two years in advance, like so many other couples they had researched   wedding videographers  in both Kilkenny and Tipperary, they were very impressed with what drangan video was offering and they really liked the sample videos on our website and facebook page.

Brandon House Hotel New Ross Wexford

Grace and Richard enjoyed a fab wedding reception in The Four Star Brandon House Hotel,  it is a Country Manor House  situated just off the N25 in the historical town of New Ross.  I love shooting wedding videos in Brandon House every time that I drive up the  driveway to this  beautiful and romantic country house hotel  I say to myself this is going to be another perfect day.

Weddings In Brandon House Hotel New Ross
Weddings In Brandon House Hotel New Ross

Congratulations to Grace and Richard on what was truely wonderful wedding, they are a lovely couple  it was a pleasure to have been their preferred choice of wedding videographer.

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to read my latest wedding blog news post.
If you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video  I will be more than happy to offer advice and information regarding our affordable range of high quality wedding video packages for 2017 – 2018.

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Regards Eamon.

Orla and Adrian’s Wedding Video Memories Dungarvan

This is a lovely wedding video which I had the pleasure of shooting in Dungarvan Co. Waterford.
The wedding ceremony took place in St. Augustine’s Church Abbeyside Dungarvan you would travel the length and breath of Ireland to find a more beautiful wedding ceremony venue.

Orla and Adrian could have wished for a better day, October 21st 2016 was a beautiful day the weather was unbelievably warm and sunny.
Each year I have the pleasure of traveling to many beautiful parts of Ireland  to shoot weddings videos, Dungarvan Waterford is one of my personal favorites.
Dungarvan is a busy harbor town located at the heart of County Waterford,  It is an ideal base for any tourist wishing to tour or holiday in Ireland’s ‘Sunny South East’.

Wedding Video In Dungarvan Co.Waterford
Wedding Video In Dungarvan Co.Waterford

Orla and Adrian were an amazing couple to work with, they were both so calm and relaxed  they gave me very little direction I was free to go ahead and do my own thing, my style of  recording is very laid back  allowing the couple to enjoy their big day without interruption.

My day began with a call to Orla’s parents house to  grab some footage of the ever important bridal preps, I like to remain discreet during the preps and after a little while I become invisible   to all concerned.
The video clip features some lovely shots of Orla having her make up and hair done, and the girls fussing around her like busy bees.

Drangan Video Dungarvan Waterford
Drangan Video Dungarvan Waterford

After the ceremony the bridal party headed to the waterfront to rear of the church in Abbeyside, the sun was still shining it was a brilliant opportunity to record some stunning video footage on the beach.

Middleton Park Hotel Cork

The Middleton Park Hotel  is one Cork’s best wedding venues, the staff are friendly and most helpful, it is a top class hotel and one of personal favorites. Orla and Adrian enjoyed a fab wedding reception, my video coverage of the day continued up to 11pm by which time I had enough footage captured, I was already looking forward to sitting down in studio and producing this wonderful wedding film.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding  blog post, if you are in the middle of planning your wedding for 2017 or 2018 and have not yet booked a wedding videographer, please contact myself Eamon at any time for more information about our amazing HD wedding video packages.

Best Regards


Rachel And Denvers Spectacular Wedding In Tullaroan Kilkenny

Its all go here at Drangan Video in Tipperary  our post Christmas wedding video bookings are keeping us on the move, with five wedding video shoots between Christmas Day and January 1st 2017, its 6am and cold outside what better time  to share a lovely summer wedding video.

Fab Kilkenny Wedding Video Memories From Drangan Video
Fab Kilkenny Wedding Video Memories From Drangan Video






Rachel Hogan and Denver Kelly were married in the church of the Assumption Tullaroan Co. Kilkenny, it was a pleasure to have been their preferred choice of wedding videographer and to have been part of their day.
Tullaroan is a village on the west side of County Kilkenny in the Slieveardagh Hills near the border of my own county, its a brave move for a Tipperary man crossing the border to our greatest hurling rival county, all went well I received a warm greeting form all concerned 🙂

Video coverage of the day began at Rachel’s patents farm house on the outskirts of Tullaroan, it was the perfect setting  the sun was shining the girls were  enjoying wedding preps and having fun.
There is one very beautiful scene, it is when the stunning bride arrives at the bottom of the stairs and is greeted by her emotional Dad it was a magic moment to have captured on video.

Horse Drawn Carrige Wedding In Tullaroan Kilkenny
Horse Drawn Carriage Wedding In Tullaroan Kilkenny






A special highlight of the day was a beautiful horse drawn carriage which was provided Rachel’s dad.
I am a big fan of  Horse  drawn carriages they create a picturesque and romantic setting that will enchant and delight your guests beyond expectation. Rachel and Denver stole the hearts of family and guests as they played out their fairytale wedding.

After the ceremony the happy couple  were greeted  outside the church door by hurling team mates and wedding guests, then it was time to make the grand exit as their carriage awaits.

Wedding Greetings In Tullaroan Kilkenny
Wedding Greetings In Tullaroan Kilkenny






The happy couple enjoyed a wonderful wedding reception in one of my favorite Kilkenny wedding venues, it is of coarse  the wonderful Newpark Hotel Kilkenny, as a wedding videographer I am  a frequent visitor the staff are so helpful and friendly nothing is any trouble, looking forward to filming my 2017-2018-2019 wedding videos in the Newpark.

If you are in the process of planning your wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary and are looking for a top quality wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be happy to offer advice regarding our range of HD wedding video packages on offer for  2017- 2018 and beyond.

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Eamon 🙂



Romantic Kilkenny Couple Andrea and Ger Say Yes

The question is often asked what are the ingredients for the perfect wedding video ?  wedding videographers will point out that using the most up to date video cameras and editing equipment combined with a creative  mind and a decent knowledge of all the latest media technology is all that is required for producing a brilliant wedding video.
There is another key ingredient namely the Bride and Groom, well after all they have been awarded the staring roll  in their own wedding movie, in this wedding news blog post I am delighted to sharing this beautiful video clip from the wedding of  Andrea and Ger who were  married in St. John’s Church Kilkenny followed by a fab wedding reception in Hotel Kilkenny.

Andrea’s and Ger’s Love Story.

August 27th 2016 was the perfect  day for Andrea and Ger the weather was sunny and warm not a rain drop in sight, they were childhood sweethearts,  it was inevitable that some day they would tie the knot and exchange their marriage vows in front of family and  friends.
The highlights  video includes  fun shots from the bridal preps, a stroll though an area in Kilkenny City  which  holds beautiful romantic memories for the happy couple .

Fun Wedding Videos In Kilkenny and Tipperary
Fun Wedding Videos In Kilkenny and Tipperary






St John’s Church was Andrea and Ger’s choice for the wedding ceremony, I just love shooting weddings in St’ John’s  its a fantastic building and provides plenty of space for fly on the wall documentary style video recording. The church is situated opposite the McDonagh Junction shopping center straight across from the railway station it is easily accessible from all corners of the Marble City

Newpark Marsh Kilkenny Where The Love Story Began.
After the ceremony we stopped of Newpark Marsh for the wedding photos,  the marsh is about 10 hectares  in size the park has recently been upgraded with the installation of new footpaths and the planting of semi mature trees.
The new Bride and Groom enjoyed a leisurely  walk through the winding footpaths, as teenage sweethearts  Andrea and Ger would have have enjoyed many romantic evenings on the Marsh.

Drangan Video Kilkenny Tipperary Wedding Videographer
Drangan Video Kilkenny Tipperary Wedding Videographer






Andrea and Ger are delighted with their wedding video, it has already been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook Page, and has received glowing comments from friends far and near.
I really enjoyed working with Andrea and Ger they are a  special couple, they are very much in love and are also best friends I am so proud to be allowed share  highlights from their wedding video.

If you are in the process of wedding planning and are looking for a professional wedding videographer why not give myself Eamon a call I will be more than happy to offer advice on our full range of exciting affordable wedding video packages.

Thanks for reading.
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