Category Archives: Weddings

Jonathan and Fiona Married In Glen Of Aherlow Tipperary

This is  the highlights video from the wedding of Jonathan and Fiona I am proud to be sharing their wedding day memories in my latest wedding blog.
When it comes to a GAA match  Ballingarry and Kilkenaule are serious rivals with many a hard battle fought on  the field but today were are celebrating a love match between proud Ballingarry woman Fiona and equally proud Killenaule man Jonathan

Video coverage of this lovely wedding begins with the girls getting ready, Fiona and Jonathan were both staying in the Hotel Lodges which  overlook  the Glen of Aherlow.
The Lodges are situated on the grounds of Aherlow House under the shadow  of the Galtee Mountains, it was  just the perfect setting for the wedding preps video. We had great fun and banter with the girls and the boys, it was the upbeat beginning to a perfect day.

Happy Tipperary Couple Say Yes

The wedding ceremony took place in the church of the Sacred Heart, Lisvernane which is only a short spin from Aherlow House.  Fr. Jimmy O’ Donnell  conducted a nice quick wedding ceremony followed by the traditional greeting line outside the church door its  nice to capture  the guests offering congratulations and words of support to the newly weds on video.
Our next stop was Moroney’s Pub  in Lisvernane  just 30 secs from the church,  it was a opportunity for Fiona and Jonathan to unwind and mingle with their  guests,  the sun was beaming down most people were enjoying a chat and drinks outside the pub.

Aherlow House Hotel, Tipperary

I love weddings in Aherlow House it is one the best wedding venues in Tipperary,  the  Díarmuid and Gráinne function room  can accommodate   well over 200 guests.  The natural daylight from the large windows is ideal capturing high quality video footage.
Jonathan and Fiona decided on having the speeches after the meal providing a welcome break for me to relax in the bar and have bite to eat.

Happy Tipperary couple married in Lisvernane Tipperary

Fiona and Jonathan were so nice to work with on the day, they liked my style of videography which is very relaxed and easygoing  I never set up cheesy shots or ask couple to  stage a performance in front of the camera.
If you are in the process of  wedding planning  and thinking about hiring a professional wedding videographer why not get in contact myself Eamon I will be more than happy to discuss our range of HD video packages for 2018 and 2019.

I will have more interesting wedding blog news next week.
Regards Eamon.

Fun Wedding Reception In Coolbawn Quay Resort Tipperary

In this weeks blog news I am delighted to feature the wedding of  Sue and Kevin, they enjoyed a fabulous wedding reception in the popular Coolbawn Quay resort in north Tipperary.
What better soundtrack for their wedding film highlights than the magical Riverdance Reprise.

Bridal Preps In Coolbawn Quay

Coolbawn Quay is one of my favorite wedding destinations in Tipperary , I have filmed  many weddings during 2017 in the romantic resort  the colorful backdrops  surrounding the venue  are  ideal for creative wedding videography.
The story begins in one of beautifully restored cottages which is situated adjacent to the wedding resort, when we arrived Sue and the girls were very busy  and in a pretty happy mood, the sent of hair spay was intoxicating not to mention the emotion and excitement which had brought the old cottage to historic cottage to life.

Wedding Video Coolbawn Quay Tipperary
Village Of Terryglass Tipperary

After the bridal preps we headed  along the eastern shortly arriving in  the lovely village of Terryglass we were in seach of kevin and the groomsmen we found them in the local watering hole enjoying a couple of dutch courage drinks before saying I do !
Paddy’s Bar is a family run village pub situated close to Terryglass Harbor its an award winning pub,  Kevin and boys were getting very comfortable but alas they were on call for wedding duties, it was time to head to the church  before the bride arrives.

The  bride arrived on time in a horse drawn carriage it was a lovely moment as the sound of horse footsteps echoed through the village of Terryglass, the sun was beaming down on the ever smiling bride, sue and her dad exchanged a kiss beside the carriage it was a lovely video moment.

Weddings On The Shannon River Coolbawn Quay Tipperary

 

Wedding Reception In Coolbawn Quay Resort

After the ceremony Sue and Kevin boarded their own yacht which was ready and waiting in Terryglass Harbour, the bridal party joined them on the 30minute cruise to Coolbawn Quay.
Sue and Kevin could not have picked a more picturesque  setting than Coolbawn Quay to celebrate their wedding reception with family and friends.
Coolbawn Quay is a private destination venue  where couples can exchange waterside vows  followed by a drinks reception on the deck.

Sue and Kevin sailed into Coolbawn harbor in glowing sunshine they received a cheering welcome from their 150 guests who were already on the deck enjoying drinks and finger food.

It was a pleasure to have been Sue and kevin’s first choice of wedding videographer, it was a fab wedding I am already looking forward to my next wedding video in Coolbawn Quay and Terryglass.

More wedding blog news from Tipperary soon.
Eamon

 

 

Simple Ways to Thank your Bridesmaids

As a professional wedding videographer, I see first hand just how much work goes into planning a wedding, and truly, no one does it quite as well as the Bridesmaids. Calm, cool and collected throughout, a thoughtful bridesmaid can really make a difference to how smoothly the planning process goes.

Wedding Videographer Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Nationwide

If you are planning a wedding or acting as bridesmaid for your friend who is getting married shortly, please feel free to contact me (Eamon) here at Drangan Video for some unbeatable wedding video packages. We’re available to travel anywhere in the country and offer packages for every budget in Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary and beyond.

Bridesmaids helping beautiful Tipperary Bride

At a time when we are busy planning the details of our big day, it can be easy to forget those who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly. If you are lucky enough to have a group of ladies by your side that would do absolutely anything for you and your intended, it would be a lovely idea to thank them in a way that lets them know just how cherished they are.

Jewellery

Nothing says it quite as well as jewellery does, however, this can be quite expensive if you have more than one or two bridesmaids, so don’t be afraid to pick up something that doesn’t cost the earth, moon and stars!

Whether you opt for a classic neckpiece, some pearl earrings or a charm bracelet the time you have taken to choose something special for your bridesmaids will let them know how appreciated they are.

Pamper them

It’s going to be a busy few months for your bridesmaids in the lead up to the big day and we’re pretty sure that a spa treatment or two will help get the girls back into the full swing of things. Book your bridesmaids a spa treatment or let them choose their own with a voucher for a luxury spa in your area. You can be guaranteed they’ll deserve to have a day that’s all about them once the big day has passed.

Fun wedding video in Kilkenny
Make it Personal

If you have the opportunity to personalise a gift with a note or an inscription this will make a wonderful keepsake for your bridesmaids. It’s important these special women in your life know just how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate all the help they’ve given you when preparing for the wedding.

Throw them a ‘Thank You’ Party

A gift needn’t be something material; by organising an event especially for them you can tell the world how lucky you are to have them in your life. Host a small party in your home or treat the girls to some afternoon tea. Celebrate the fact that you will always be thankful for the support they have given you during this very special time. You could have a viewing of your wedding video and point out to them all the things you are thankful for!

Wedding Videographer Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny

Drangan Video offers a comprehensive range of packages from expertly filmed wedding videos right through to professional editing services. We will work tirelessly to ensure you have a memento of your day that you can share with your bridesmaids, spouse, family and friends for years to come. Available for bookings throughout Ireland every month of the year.

More wedding blogs soon
Eamon

Weddings in Ireland on a Budget

Whether you’re tying the knot in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or further afield the cost of planning a wedding can be a point of stress for many couples. At a time when you should be feeling excited and happy you may sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the ever-mounting costs. Having spoken to many couples over the years whilst planning the approach of their wedding video, I have been lucky enough to pick up some really fabulous money saving tips, which I am going to share with you today.

Wedding planning on a budget
Choose your timing wisely

For those of you who really don’t mind what time of the week you get married, there’s a lot to be said for off-peak times. Mid-week weddings in Ireland can give you some superb savings and most venues will throw in some extras free of charge when business is quiet. By choosing a mid-week wedding date you can be assured you will make significant savings. Also, we’re seeing more and more couples opting for the months stretching from autumn to late spring when once again the costs are significantly lower. Avoiding holidays such as Valentines Day, the Christmas season and Bank Holidays will also allow you a bit more leeway with budgeting.

DIY Weddings

Think about all the things you need for the perfect wedding. Now think about how much of this you may be able to do yourself. Rope in artistic friends to work on wedding stationery design and floral decorations and consider making some homemade treats that can be used as wedding favours.

Weddings in Kilkenny
Dressing the Wedding Party

Every wedding party is unique, some will have up to 20 people at the top table, others will opt for a low-key affair with just a Best Man and Maid of Honour. This choice is entirely down to the couple. However, if you’re facing rising costs when dressing the bridal party, it may be an idea to start looking online or at high street retailers as opposed to bridal specialists. Some of our high street stores in Ireland now offer incredible value on clothing for both men and women that would like absolutely wonderful on the day. Also check out eBay and other online marketplaces for clothing, footwear and accessories.

Keep it online

Going digital with your wedding stationery can be a real cost saver when it comes to planning your wedding. We are now talking to many brides and grooms who opt to send invites via email or through social media. This option may not be for everyone but can really make a difference to your budget and really won’t have any impact on the big day itself.

Wedding planning in Tipperary
Ask!

Never be afraid to ask for a discount, you can be assured that your chosen venue has more than covered their costs with the initial quote and there will be room for negotiation in some way. If the venue is unable to give you a better price then ask for extras to be included at no extra cost. Corkage, bar extension, drinks for the toast and evening nibbles may be just some of the items they may be able to accommodate you with.

If you’re currently planning your wedding and looking for a videographer who is affordable, professional and well respected, please get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Available to travel nationwide at all times of the year, you can be assured of a service that is delivered to the highest standards and impeccable customer service.

Why you should be attending your local wedding fair

No doubt you’ve seen adverts and campaigns for wedding fairs in Tipperary and Kilkenny or up and down the country from the very moment of your engagement. Which should you attend and which should you give a wide berth? Some of the largest wedding fairs in the country, while very worthwhile in most cases, can be an expensive day out if you have to make a long journey and let’s be honest; most of the suppliers will serve only the bigger cities. In this article we are going to talk about the importance of attending wedding fairs in your own locality and how it can be a very worthwhile day out.

Wedding Fair In Kilkenny

• Get to know your local wedding vendors and suppliers
You may be under the mistaken impression that your small town or rural locality may not have a lot to offer for your big day. This is where you are most certainly incorrect. Most small towns across Ireland are littered with small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers and craft enthusiasts that can make your wedding day all that more special. Take a trip to your local wedding fair and see for yourself.

• Have fun spending time with friends and family
The beauty of a local wedding fair is that there is little or no travel required. Any friends or family you would like to attend should have no problems taking an hour out of their day and elderly relatives will be appreciative of a local venue.

• Get Inspiration
Every wedding fair you attend will give you buckets of information, sometimes a little too much. The larger fairs can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused about the choices you will need to make in the coming months, but a smaller more intimate venue with suppliers you know and trust can prove the most inspirational of all.

Wedding Fair In Tipperary

• Supporting Local Business will make you feel Good
Supporting a local business with a great reputation can make you feel infinitely better than dealing with a national company or enterprise. You are in essence keeping the supplier in business, what could be better than supporting those in your own locality?

• Get the Chance to Enter some Great Competitions
When you attend the larger wedding fairs and enter the many competitions in the hope of winning a service or product, you are competing with the thousands of others who are visiting that day or indeed that week. By going to a local event you have a much better chance of bagging something that will make a difference to your big day.

• You can ask all the questions you want
Local wedding suppliers will have the time to answer any questions you may have and will be quicker to follow up with any queries if it is just a one-day event. It will also be easier to contact the supplier after the event if you need to by simply popping to their place of business.

For those of you who are planning on hiring a wedding videographer, please get in touch and we will be happy to let you know if we are attending a wedding fair in your locality.

More wedding planning news soon
Eamon