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The moments you want your photographer to catch – weddings 2017

On what will no doubt be the most important day of your life so far, you will want to ensure that each and every meaningful moment is captured at it’s very best. It is with this in mind that we have put together a list for you to discuss with your photographer before the big day. Some of the moments listed below may not be essential for your and your intended, so feel free to pick and choose from these and add your own special moments.

Engagement Photo’s

Many wedding photographers will offer an all-inclusive package that will give you the opportunity to memorialise your engagement as well as your big day. This is the perfect opportunity to see how your photographer works and visualise how your wedding photographs are going to look. It’s also a good time to ask questions about style, positioning and lighting.

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Photographs on the morning of the wedding

On the morning of the wedding there will be limitless opportunities for breathtaking photos whilst you are preparing for your vows, this applies for both the bride and the groom. Here are just some of the most popular morning or preparation photographs we see our brides and grooms ask for:

• Bridal bouquet photo,
• Dress, veil and wedding shoes photographs,
• Images of the bride and her bridal party getting hair and makeup done,
• Family portraits in the home or in your garden if the weather permits,
• Father and groom images are always wonderful images to catch, especially if Dad is assisting his son with a tie or cufflinks,
• Leaving the family home and entering the wedding car on the journey to the church or ceremony venue.

Groomsmen photo

Journey to the ceremony venue

On the way to the venue, you may want to get photo’s of your family or bridal party as they get into the cars or leave the family home.
Some brides will also opt to have a photo along the route with their bridesmaids or parents, if so, this should be timed to ensure it does not delay the bride getting to the ceremony on time.

During the Ceremony
There will of course be many photo opportunities during the wedding ceremony itself; however, you may want to speak to your photographer about moments that meant the most to you. Perhaps there are certain family members that you want photographs of whilst they undertake a reading or sing a song.

• Shots of the ceremony venue before the guests arrive, so you can see how well the décor and flower arrangements were set up.

• Arrival of the bride and groom and accompanying bridal and grooms parties.

• Arrival of the immediate family and guests as they enter the grounds of the venue or church.

• Bridal entrance with father of the bride or chosen partner.

• The moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time.

• Photos of any children at the venue such as flower girls or pageboys.

• The most important moments will of course be captured such as the exchanging of vows, the lighting of candles and the exchange of rings, your first kiss and the signing of the register.

Bridal Preps Photo

After the  Wedding Ceremony

Traditionally, after the ceremony brides and grooms will want to go with their bridal party and have photos taken in a location of their choice. It is imperative that you plan a number of different options in advance in order to accommodate the changeable Irish weather.

If your photographer is travelling to the reception venue after the ceremony, ensure you get all the images you have dreamt of by discussing your wishes with the photographer well in advance.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding blog article, if you are thinking about hiring a professional wedding videographer, feel free to contact myself Eamon here at drangan video who will be more happy to fill you in on our range of HD wedding video packages

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Kilkenny Wedding Photographer Ties The Knot

John Delaney is a professional wedding photographer based in Kilkenny city, since setting up his business as a full time wedding supplier he has attended  his fair share of weddings in Kilkenny and surrounding counties.
On May 12th 2017 John  married his long time sweetheart Noeleen, when John and Noeleen  asked me to film their special day I said yes and would be more than happy to record their big day, it was interesting  to see John at the other side of the camera for a change.

Noeleen is also a busy wedding supplier, her business is known as Kilkenny Hen and Party Events  so both John and Noeleen are no strangers to the busy and demanding wedding supplier market.
John is a much sough after wedding photographer, his work is amazing, his attention to detail is second to none. I was delighted to be his choice of videographer but I did fell under pressure to produce an extra special wedding video knowing that John would be casting a  judgemental  eye over the finished production.

Wedding In Butler House Kilkenny

Wedding Ceremony In Butler House Kilkenny

The video story begins with ample  footage from the Bridal Preps, Noeleen was enjoying all the special attention that she was receiving from her bridesmaids. Ella who is Noeleen and John’s daughter and needless to say she is their  pride and joy was also helping Mum with the final preps.
The ceremony took place in one of Kilkenny’s finest civil ceremony venues  Bulter House is situated close to  Kilkenny Castle, once upon a time it was home of the Earls of Ormonde, elegant  staircases, high plastered ceilings, marble fireplaces and a  walled garden are just some of the beautiful features that the house has to offer.

John and Noeleen’s wedding ceremony was  very special, they are a lovely down to earth couple, born and raised in Dublin and worked hard to get to where they are today. John was somewhat emotional during the exchange of the rings I think its nice when guys are not afraid to show their emotional side on their big day.

Kilkenny Bridal Party Photo In Butler House

Wedding Reception Langton House Hotel

The wedding reception took place in the  in Set Theatre , Langton House  Kilkenny,  just  across the road from St. John’s Church  and a short walk from Kilkenny Castle, langtons is the ideal location for a memorable  wedding reception in Kilkenny City.
John and Noeleen  had their reception in Set Theater which is suitable for a full wedding reception or evening reception, I love shooting weddings in the Set, its like stepping into an  upmarket European wedding  venue.

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It was a real pleasure to have been the videographer for John and Noeleen, it was a fab wedding both families were so nice and friendly, it was also a fun wedding. They are a very happy couple and as you can see from the video clip they are very close soulmates.

If you are planning your wedding in Kilkenny  and trying to decide on a photographer, get in contact with John Delaney his work is top class at an affordable price.
As a kilkenny based wedding videographer I work with John on a regular basis, his  lighthearted approach to wedding photography makes a pleasant change from the more traditional serious style, some of my best videos were created while working with John.

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Eamon.

December Wedding In Thurles Cathedral

Thurles in Co. Tipperary  is known as the home of hurling and rightly so because it is where the GAA was founded.  On the November 1st 1884 Michael Cusack and seven other men had a meeting in Hayes Hotel and founded the Gaelic Athletic Association.
Since 1879 Thurles Cathedral has been the choice of wedding ceremony venue  by so  many  couples  I suppose it could be best described as the home of weddings in Tipperary.

Sinead and Diarmuid’s Wedding Video

December 30th 2016  was a rather unseasonal day for the time of year, the sun was shining  it was very calm and not a drop of rain to be seen, conditions were ideal for shooting great video footage.
The video begins with coverage of Sinead and girls preparing for the big event, Sinead was getting ready in her parents house which is situated on the Holycross Road about 10 minutes from Thurles Town.
When I arrived  the Bridal Preps were in full swing, Mum and Dad were playing their part in helping  to get the bride to the church on time, the expressions on their face  was proof   of  the pride and emotion that they were feeling  right then.
Sinead was a stunning bride she  is a tall girl with a perfect figure and apart form looking amazingly eloquent and beautiful  she was a really nice person to deal with both before and after the wedding.

Wedding In Castle Durrow

Cathedral Of The Assumption Thurles

I arrived at Thurles Cathedral about an hour before the ceremony allowing ample time to grab  footage of  the boys arriving, I was videographer for wedding of  Diarmuid’s  sister two years ago so it was nice to asked back to shoot yet another Purcell  family wedding.
The video highlights features the words of  a lovely reflection which was written by Diarmuid.  Sinead arrived almost on time for her 1pm appointment with  her husband  to be.
As Sinead’s Dad Tom  walked his beautiful daughter up the aisle his feeling of  pride must have been a wonderful ,  he was probably taking in the architecture of the historic building as they passed the huge pillars  of Cork and  Kilkenny  marble that flank both sides of the wide aisle.
The wedding ceremony was carried out by Fr. Gerard Hennessy it was a nice personal ceremony and we were out of the church within the hour.
One of the highlights of the wedding was the music by Anne Marie Dwan and vocals by the ever wonderful Marie Taylor, the music and lyrics  echoed in every corner of the historic cathedral.

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Weddings At Castle Durrow

Castle Durrow  Country House Hotel was the wedding reception venue  it is located on the old Dublin – Cork Road  in the  village of Durrow, in Co Laois.
One of the best things about been a wedding videographer is that I get to visit so many fantastic wedding venues in Tipperary Kilkenny and Laoise, Castle Durrow is one of my personal favorites.
The large gardens and beautiful interiors provide the perfect backdrop for shooting high quality wedding videos.
Sinead and Diarmuid joined their guests for dinner at 6pm, the speeches were conducted after the meal,  while waiting for the speeches I took some time out in the bar restaurant and enjoyed a really beautiful meal.

Diarmuid and Sinead were a smashing couple to work with, they were very easygoing and relaxed, I had full permission to go ahead and do my own thing. My style of video recording is very much a fly on the wall approach, couples like this style because they are free to enjoy their big day without interruption from their  wedding videographer.

If you are currently in the process of wedding planning and are in two minds about hiring a wedding videographer, why not get in contact with  myself Eamon,  who will be more than happy to  chat to you about our range of beautiful  HD wedding video packages.
Drangan Video is the number one choice by brides in Tipperary and Kilkenny.

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Eamon

Cheerful Colorful Winter Wedding In Kilkenny City

Weddings in Kilkenny are now  an all year round occurrence , gone are the days when a winter wedding was considered to be an out of season event.
Here at Drangan Video our winter wedding bookings have soared to an al-time hight with Kilkenny been our most frequent   location. The following wedding film highlights are that of Nicola and John who were married in St. John’s Church on January 5th 2017.

Nicola and John’s Wedding Story

The story begins with the bridal preps at Nicola’s house situated on Old Golf Links Road in Kilkenny, when I arrived the preparations were in full swing. The very talented Ross Costigan was the photographer he was already there when I arrived, I love working with Ross its fair to say that some of my best films were shot while working  with him, he has an amazing talent for wedding photography. Nicola and John’s wedding video  is  a typical no nonsense  production, it features lots of natural shots which were discreetly recorded  while adapting  a hands off approach.

Kilkenny Bride and Groom

St. John’s Church Kilkenny 200th anniversary

St. John’s Church   celebrated  its 200th anniversary on My 12th 2017 the Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, the Right Rev Michael Burrows conducted the the historic ceremony.
Nicola and John have now entered the history records of St. Johns Church just like scores of other Kilkenny couples dating back 200 years, Fr. Sean O’ Connor was the wedding celebrant  he is a lovely guy to work with just so nice and pleasant, putting a slightly nervous Bride and Groom at ease.

Rothe House Museum and Gardens

Situated in the centre of Kilkenny Rothe House and Garden is the ideal stopp off location for a wedding photo shoot,  it was built between 1594 and 1610 and  was the home of the renowned merchant, landowner and Mayor of Kilkenny City, John Rothe Fitz Piers.
Nicola and John enjoyed some time away  from their busy day to relax with the bridal party and get the photo shoot over and done with, the ever beautiful surroundings of Rothe House provided an interesting backdrop for their  wedding film.

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langton House Hotel Kilkenny

Any couple who have had their wedding reception in Langtons will comment on the  absolute Top Class performance by Sean and the staff. The decoration of the room itself is always superbly and tastefully  crafted, everything about langtons spells a quality wedding reception location.
Nicola and John decided to have the speeches before the meal, getting them out of the way allowed the speakers lots of time to enjoy a tasty wedding dinner.

I hope you liked Nicola and Johns wedding video highlights, they are delighted with their DVDS, this clip  has already been shared on facebook and twitter.
If you are considering hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford or indeed any part of Ireland, please feel free to contact my self Eamon  who will be happy to discuss our range  of wedding video packages for 2017/2018 and 2019.

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Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

For those of you who are planning a wedding in Kilkenny in 2017, 2018 or even 2019, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video for a comprehensive videography package. Here at Drangan Video, we offer a range of packages to suit every budget and will always be on hand to assist you in any way we can.

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Why hire a wedding videographer in Kilkenny?

You may be undecided at the moment as to whether you would like to hire the services of a professional videographer and that is only natural as costs mount up quite fast. We fully realise that planning a wedding can be a costly experience and know that brides and grooms across the country are looking to make savings where possible. However, we do also meet with a lot of Brides and Grooms who speak longingly about their big day and the regret they have at not capturing every moment to relive in the months and years that follow.

When you hire a videographer, you do so to capture the most important moments of your wedding day. The day goes by so fast and couples rarely get to see everything that goes on around them. With an expertly and discretely shot wedding video, you can take the time to sit down at a later date and relive your big day from a different viewpoint.

Frequently asked questions:

We find that by asking the right questions, you can make an informed decision on whether a wedding video is right for you.

Can I just get a friend to video the wedding on a phone or small device?
As a result of speaking with many brides and grooms up and down the country, we can certainly say that whilst your friend may have all the best intentions, an amateur video will in no way capture all of the ambience and special moments of your big day.

Why should I hire Drangan Video for my Kilkenny Wedding?
Here at Drangan Video we are very familiar with the best locations throughout the county and can therefore recommend the best settings not just for video but also for photography shoots. We will always act with discretion and will in no way disrupt the natural flow of your big day. Our equipment is state of the art and we are extremely professional to deal with.

Will a videographer annoy my guests?

An amateur videographer may very well interrupt or annoy your guests, however, here at Drangan Video we act with the utmost discretion to film moments that may otherwise be left uncaptured. Your guests wont even know we are in the same room!

Can you film at both the ceremony venue and the reception?
Yes certainly, Drangan can offer you an all inclusive package to film at the locations of your choosing such as, the exchanging of vows, in your home during the morning preparations and of course the all important first dance. You simply let us know what you want and we’ll make sure your wedding video is an outstanding success.

For further information or to hire a videographer in Kilkenny, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video.