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Wedding Trends for 2019

It’s January again, that time of the year where we take a look at the trends that look set to take the wedding world by storm for the next 12 months. In this blog post we’re going to take a look at the trends for 2019, whilst also giving a nod to those old trends that looks set to continue long into the future. We’d love to hear any insights you may have, so do please feel free to comment below or get in touch with Drangan Video  via social media.

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Colour Trends in 2019

2019 see the continuation of the trend for pastel colours; however, we are now looking at darker more dramatic shades. Set your sights on darks purples, pinks and blues and you can be sure that you’ll be right on trend. Silvers, golds, bronzes and metallic tones are also looking likely to top the style trends for guests and bridal parties alike!

Making the Change

We’re not quite sure if we should thank Megan Markle for this or not, but the stunning bride has set the tone for things to come with a change of dress after the wedding ceremony. Realising that cost plays a huge part in this new trend, we’d recommend keeping your eyes peeled for bridal bargains on the run up to your big day. Opt for an outfit or dress that allows you to relax and enjoy some dancing later in the evening without having to worry about or be restricted by a heavy gown.

Personalised Wedding Stationary

Never before has wedding stationary been so important! The trend now seems to be pointing more than ever to personalised wedding invites with monograms designed specifically for you both, professional calligraphy and laser cut designs. Most small towns, villages and cities in Ireland will have a number of craft professionals that will be delighted to design something bespoke for your and your intended. Plus you’re supporting a local small business, what could be better than that?

The More Intimate Experience

Whilst it appears the recession in Ireland is well and truly over (for now), Brides and Grooms have learned from the past decade of austerity and have taken stock of what is most important for their wedding day. Gone are the days of large extravagant weddings with three or four hundred guests, we now look more to the people who are most important in our lives and put them centre stage. Large weddings are great fun, but when the costs run too high it can be hard to justify any resulting debt!

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Catering with a Difference

Looking for something different for your wedding? Why not look to the mobile catering trend that continues to grow throughout Ireland? More and more we are seeing Brides and Grooms employ the services of outside catering companies, burger vans, burrito bars, ice-cream vendors and mixologists! If you fancy a change from the traditional sit down dinner, have a look at some of your local mobile catering service providers for some incredible inspiration.

If you are planning a wedding in 2019 or 2020 and looking to hire the services of a professional wedding videographer, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland and will always work closely with you to provide you a service that will last you a lifetime.

Hiring a Wedding Videographer for your 2019/2020 Wedding

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already upon us, it’s seems almost futuristic that we’re looking towards the second decade of the century already! We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the many couples who got engaged over the festive period and we hope you find our blog inspirational over the coming months and years as you plan your big day.

In this blog post we’re going to talk a bit about our own speciality (Wedding Videos) and talk you through the services we offer right across the country.

Drangan Video has been in operation now for almost 2 decades and we are delighted to say we have built a reputation for excellence over that time. We love nothing more than meeting our budding Brides and Grooms and take great pride in providing them with unique memories that they can enjoy into the future.

Fun Wedding Video in Kilkenny

Here at Drangan Video, we take a very hands off approach to filming your wedding, whilst capturing all the important moments of your big day. All of our couples comment positively on the discreet service we provide and love that we don’t direct shots or set up posed scenes. Our focus is on capturing your big day as it truly evolves, from the most important moments to the little snippets that you would otherwise miss if we were not around.

The Drangan team use only state of the art videography equipment and we are constantly upgrading and keeping up with the latest videography trends. All editing is completed in-house so you never have to worry about shoddy workmanship or delays with the delivery of your video. We also work with the very best drone videographers in the industry, so can offer unique aerial footage that will take your breath away.

Drone wedding video package

Whether you are based in Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Galway or Dublin, we will be happy to travel to your chosen venue at absolutely no extra charge to you! We don’t like to blow our own trumpet too much, but you won’t find this kind of service elsewhere!

Should you have questions about the services we offer or want to learn more about our style and approach, Eamon is always available to answer any questions you may have.

So why should you hire Drangan Video for your wedding?

• Precious memories are best captured by a professional videographer who will ensure every moment is filmed to perfection.
• We offer a number of different packages to suit all budgets.
• Your chosen venue is never to far away for us to travel.
• We are familiar with most of Ireland’s wedding venues and work closely with the wedding coordinators to ensure your day runs smoothly.
• Our expertise in documentary style filming mean we never get in the way while you and your guests enjoy the most special of days.
• Using only the very latest in videography technology, you can be assured of top quality.
• With all editing completed in house by Eamon himself, there’s no middlemen for you to worry about.
• We love meeting new couples and truly share in the joy of your union.
• Civil ceremonies, church weddings and civil partnerships are all catered for, your commitment to each other is all that matters.

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To learn more about Drangan Video and the wedding videography services we offer, please feel free to give Eamon a call or get in touch with us by filling out the contact form right here on the website.

A very Happy New Year to all our past, present and future brides and grooms, we hope 2019 is a special one for you and we look forward to sharing those happy memories

Documentary Style Wedding Videos, Tipperary and Kilkenny

Here at Drangan Video we specialise in providing discreet, documentary style wedding videography to couples right across Ireland. Whether you’re based in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork or Galway, the team here at Drangan will always be happy to travel to your venue of choice.

We realise that you have spent months if not years planning for this momentous occasion and we want you to enjoy every moment of the day. It is with this in mind that we take a strictly ‘hands-off’ approach with our brides and grooms. We don’t want you to worry about what we’re doing, nor do we want to take you away from your celebrations to film posed videos or shots. Leave the work to us and we will make sure we capture every moment of your big day in all its natural glory!

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What is documentary style wedding videography?

Documentary style is best described as ‘natural’ videography. There are no posed shots, no direction from the videography team, and no interruptions to your big day. We simply become invisible to you and your guests and capture the moments of your celebration in a very natural way. Discreet, documentary style videography tells the story of your day exactly how it happened!

Benefits of discreet, non-directed wedding videography

There are many benefits to this style of wedding videography, these include but are not limited to:

• Total discretion – we never interfere in proceedings and make sure that our presence is almost unnoticeable to your guests.
• No posed shots – this means we will never take you away from the natural flow of the day. We hang back and take the natural footage that presents itself during this important day.
• No direction from our team – you won’t hear any of the Drangan team giving directions to the bridal party or guests. They won’t even know we’re in the room!
• We let you tell your story to the camera – we blend into the background and capture the story of your day as it unfolds naturally.
• Authenticity – Our documentary style and discreet presence adds to the authenticity of your wedding video. When the guests are unaware of our presence, they become relaxed and act naturally in front of our discreetly positioned cameras.
• Emotions captured as they happen – real emotions, un-staged smiles and a true reflection of how you and your guests are feeling throughout the day.
• More focus on the little things – sometimes the little things can make all the difference to your big day. We pick up on the moments that can sometimes go unnoticed, interactions between relatives who haven’t seen each other in a while, a smile from the corner of the room, a child sleeping in the corner – it’s these little moments that make our style so special.
• Less intrusive than traditional videography – our discreet, hands-off approach to capturing the moments in your day mean there is no intrusion to the celebrations.

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Should you wish to see some samples of our recently edited wedding videos, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Whether you opt for documentary style, traditional or cinematic, the professional videography team here at Drangan Video will work tirelessly to provide you with a top class service and a video you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Recent Wedding Videos in Kilkenny

In this blog post we would like to introduce you to two venues in Kilkenny, in which we recently had the pleasure of providing wedding videography services. For those of you who are actively looking for the perfect wedding venue, we can thoroughly recommend these locations!

Both venues hosted our brides and grooms for the ceremony, meal and reception and left no stone unturned when it came to providing a service that was absolutely superb.

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Wedding Videography Tipperary and Kilkenny

If you are getting married in Kilkenny or Tipperary and are considering hiring a professional wedding videographer for your big day, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer a number of wedding video packages and are always happy to talk you through the services we offer within all budgets. Do please feel free to get in touch with Eamon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny

The luxurious 4* Newpark Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Kilkenny City on over 30 acres of scenic parkland. Their award winning gardens are the perfect backdrop for any occasion, but really add something special to a wedding ceremony or reception. When it came to shooting our wedding video, the staff couldn’t be more accommodating and went out of their way to ensure there was ample opportunity and space for us to work our magic. The hotel offers a choice of suites and can cater for weddings of all sizes up to 320 seated guests. The main ballroom has it’s own private garden which is ideal for weddings in the mid-summer and works perfectly for those who wish to extend the celebrations to the outdoors.

On our last visit to the Newpark Hotel, our bride and groom could not have been happier with the level of service they received from the venue and we can certainly echo that sentiment.

Whether you require a venue for a reception only or wish to host your ceremony and celebrations all in one place, the Newpark Hotel is without doubt a dream venue.

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Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Just a short 20 minute drive from Kilkenny City, Mount Juliet Estate is probably one of the best-known names in hospitality in Ireland. For a luxury wedding with a difference, Mount Juliet is quiet often the number one choice for our fabulous brides and grooms.

Mount Juliet caters for wedding receptions, civil ceremonies and civil partnerships and is without doubt one of the most luxurious wedding venues in the country. On our last visit to Mount Juliet, our bride and groom had booked the Manor House in which to host their ceremony and celebrations. This venue provided us with the most perfect backdrop for filming their wedding video and meant that the couple and their guests had the exclusive use of the venue. What more could you ask for?

• Indoor and outdoor ceremonies catered for.
• Exclusive Manor House hire.
• 1,500 acres of parkland for you and your guests to explore.
• Two unique venues to choose from.
• Michelin star dining experience.

If you and your intended are planning your Kilkenny wedding and are looking for a wedding videographer who will capture all the important moments without infringing on your big day, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon to learn more.

Naming the Tables at your Wedding

Over the past decade, the team here at Drangan Video have provided wedding video services to hundreds of brides and grooms across Ireland. We get to see the new trends in décor, watch some of the most amazing first dances and experience first hand the artistic ingenuity of our wonderful couples. In this article we’re going to talk about a growing trend that we think you can really have some fun with.

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Gone are the days of simply numbering the tables at your wedding venue, more and more we are starting to see a strong trend towards naming tables… and we absolutely love it!

Think about the places, songs or movies that really hold a special place in your heart and then let your ideas flow as you begin to name your tables.

Destinations that are close to your heart:

Think of places that are special to you and your partner. Perhaps you met in a café in Dublin or holidayed in Paris, maybe your fiancé proposed to you in Rome? Tell your story through the cities and countries that shaped your relationship to date by naming your tables accordingly and perhaps providing a few lines about why this place is so special for you.

Important dates in your lives:

From the date you met to the date you became engaged and every date in between, let your guests share in your memories by naming each table after a special time in your life so far.

Movies that make you smile:

For the movie lovers out there, this is a really fun way to share your favourites with your family and friends. Whether you’re a lover of rom-coms or horror movies, this light-hearted way to name your tables will be a real icebreaker with your guests. Perhaps include some trivia about each movie to get your guests talking at the table?

Songs that make you tap your feet:

A song can trigger a thousand memories and never more so than when in the company of the people you love. Name your tables after songs that are going to appear in your set list a little later on or tunes that tell a story about your relationship.

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A book lover’s paradise:

Perhaps you and your intended are real bookworms and want to share your favourite reads with your guests? Design table name cards that mimic book covers with quotes from the happy couple in the place of critic quotes. If you are a fan of a certain book series (think Harry Potter) you should have enough books to name every table!

Quotes with meaning:

Borrow the words of your heroes by using famous quotes to name your tables. Whether you opt for witty and humorous or topical and formal is totally up to you.

The places you love to visit together:

Whether it’s your Saturday trip to the local market, a restaurant you love to eat in or your local bar, name your tables after the places you feel most comfortable.

Work with nature:

Name your tables after your favourite flowers or herbs and use this opportunity to add to your table décor. A bunch of thyme at one table, a peony at another, the room will be smelling and looking wonderful!

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Have some fun with naming the tables at your wedding and get your friends and family involved to come up with some more unique ideas!

For those of you who may be in the midst of planning your wedding, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer a full range of wedding videography services and are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland to capture the most important moments of your big day.