Category Archives: Weddings

Silver Wedding Video Package In Hugginstown

In this blog post we are featuring the wedding of Deirdre and Andrew who tied the knot in the Church of the Holy Trinity Hugginstown Kilkenny  a big thank you to them for choosing Drangan Video for videography and allowing  their wedding video to be shared on line.

Here at Drangan Video we offer a wide range of videography packages one to suit every budget, Deirdre and Andrew availed of our Silver wedding video  package which provides coverage of morning bridal preps up to and including the drinks reception at the wedding venue.
I really enjoyed shooting this wedding   the bridal preps were the highlight of the video shoot  a wonderful cast featuring  Deirdre in the lead roll as the happy bubbly bride and her two little support stars  Ellie-May and Saoirse  running around and keeping an eye out for the arrival of the bridal car, we  captured loads of natural dialogue in the house providing a nice sound mix for the final cut

Bridal Suite In Langton House Hotel Kilkenny

Hugginstown  village is located between Kilkenny and Waterford in south  Kilkenny,  Hugginstown is associated with Carrickshock GAA club, who play their hurling  games in the village.
The wedding ceremony was conducted by Fr. Jim Murphy in the  Church of the Holy Trinity Hugginstown, it was a nice relaxed ceremony, James Rice and Deirdre Gannon O’ Shea provided a beautiful selection of music and vocals.

Wedding Video In Hugginstown Kilkenny

Video coverage of Deirdre & Andrew’s big day  concluded with the arrival of the the couple for the drinks reception in the ever popular Langton House Hotel which is one of the top wedding venues in Kilkenny.
The Set Theatre at Langtons was  created by a London  designer, it is a lovely drinks reception venue, the Set  is also popular for private civil ceremonies or a full wedding reception or evening reception. Adding to the splender of the Set  is the private courtyard where guests can relax and chill out over a coffee or a few drinks.

Wedding Couple In The set Theatre Kilkenny

If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny and looking for a wedding videographer with flair, please do get in contact with Eamon here at any time. Our dedication to providing you with a service that is professional and our top class customer service, make us the number one choice for wedding videos in Kilkenny and the surrounding counties.

More Kilkenny wedding news soon.

Getting Married in Clonmel

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, one of the towns we visit on a regular basis, providing wedding videography and drone photography services for our happy couples. This wonderful town is a popular choice with brides and grooms and with very good reason. The town itself is both picturesque and bustling and is home to some of the countries most favoured wedding venues.

In this blog post we are going to speak specifically about two wedding venues in Clonmel, both of which we have had the pleasure of filming at on many occasions. There’s a reason why these two venues are held in such high esteem and we believe they deserve a shout out for that reason.

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary the perfect wedding location

Each and every time we return to Clonmel to film a wedding ceremony and the associated celebrations, we hear nothing but praise from the guests and happy couples about these venues.

If you and your loved one have recently gotten engaged and are searching for the perfect venue in Clonmel in which to host your ceremony or reception, we heartily recommend that you check out these 2 wonderful locations.

The Park Hotel Clonmel

The Park Hotel in Clonmel is renowned for its attention to detail and excellent customer service. Located just 5 minutes from the town and shopping area it is ideal for those who wish to celebrate close to home. The hotel is registered for civil ceremonies, which means that you and your guests can experience the joys of your big day in one perfect location.

The team here at Drangan Video have filmed a number of wedding videos for couples at the Park Hotel in Clonmel and we can tell you first hand that they really do go that extra mile to make sure your day is as special as it can possibly be.

With an onsite spa, the bridal party can enjoy all the attention to detail required prior to the ceremony. For those of you who would like to explore some scenic locations nearby for photography or video opportunities, we can recommend the neighbouring St. Patricks Well, which will absolutely take your breath away in even the most unpredictable of Irish weather!

The beautilul River Suir Clonmel
Hotel Minella Clonmel

This wonderful Georgian hotel is a firm favourite with our brides and grooms and we have been lucky enough to provide wedding videography services here on a number of occasions. What we love most about this hotel is that it is a family run business, this is apparent from the first moment of contact. The Nallen family really put everything into ensuring your special day is unique and always go that extra mile to deliver a day that will remain in your heart forever.
Hotel Minella is situated on the banks of the River Suir and offers a plethora of incredible backdrops for outdoor and indoor photography opportunities. Each and every wedding video we have shot here has been breathtakingly beautiful and kudos have to go to the grounds maintenance team for the work they do on such a large scale. The hotel itself is just a 5-minute drive from Clonmel town, however we believe that everything you require is right here onsite.

4* Luxury Accommodation
Onsite Leisure Centre
Top Class Customer Service
Menus for all Occasions
Private Dining
2 Storey Apartments Onsite – perfect for any large family groups who may wish to stay together during the celebrations.

Wedding Video/Photo  location St. Patrick’s Well Clonmel , Tipperary
Wedding Videography Services Clonmel

Drangan Video offer a range of packages to suit every budget and we are always happy to speak with guests and offer recommendations. If you are planning a wedding in Clonmel and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.

Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the Future

Last weekend I  had the pleasure of filming two delightful weddings in Kilkenny,  bumping into so many married couples that had hired Drangan Video  to record their special day  has provided food for thought regarding the content for this wedding news blog. One couple were celebrating their 10th wedding Anniversary other couples were looking forward to celebrating 5 years of married bliss,  in this article we are taking a closer look at wedding anniversary gifts.

Happy Kilkenny Couple celebrating their  first wedding anniversary

Now that you have tied the knot and are looking forward to a wonderful future together, it’s important that you take time to remember your big day year after year. In this article we are going to talk about the traditional gifts that are associated with each anniversary up to the 30-year mark. We’ll explore the gifts associated with later anniversaries in a later article.

1st Anniversary – Paper
Celebrate your first anniversary with a gift made of paper. Whether you choose a favourite first edition book, a diary, a photo album or tickets to a special event, paper should be the centerpiece of your gift.

Happily married Kilkenny couple

2nd Anniversary – Cotton
The gift most associated with a second wedding anniversary is cotton. Choose from candles that smell of cotton or bathrobes to snuggle up in.

3rd Anniversary – Leather
Leather is traditionally associated with gifts for your third wedding anniversary, the beauty of a leather gift is that it will last for years if good quality. Opt for a smart wallet/purse, a handbag or satchel or a leather bound book or diary.

4th Anniversary – Fruit and Flowers
This one is pretty self explanatory, treat your loved one to a hamper of fruit and flowers, perhaps organise a picnic or prepare something fruity for dessert that evening.

5th Anniversary – Wood
Your wooden anniversary can be celebrated by gifting a jewellery box, a handcrafted sign or trinket box or a framed picture of your big day or another special occasion you have celebrated over the past 5 years.

6th Anniversary – Sugar
Something sweet for someone sweet, gifts don’t get easier that this! Treat your loved one to candy canes and chocolate on this special day.

7th Anniversary – Copper & Wool
Copper jewellery, comfy woolen scarves or a combination of both can make this anniversary a day to remember. Ireland has a wealth of handcrafted items on offer in both copper and wool so you can be sure you’ll find something wonderful to gift to your loved one.

8th Anniversary – Bronze
Bronze represents strength and unity due to being a product of copper and tin. This special anniversary allows you to explore the many bronze Irish crafts available in most cities, towns and villages across Ireland.

9th Anniversary – Pottery or Willow
Pottery and Willow are said to be representative of a 9th wedding anniversary because they can both be used to create strong, lasting products. Both are flexible but with creativity and determination can transform into strong treasured items.

10th Anniversary – Tin
Tin can be used to store perishables and delicacies, keeping them safe and preserved for future nourishment. Tin represents strength and protection so it’s absolutely perfect for celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary.

Wedding videography in Kilkenny Drangan Video

15th Anniversary – Crystal
If you’re determined to stick to traditional anniversary gifts, this is where the price may become a bit higher than you have been used to over the past 14 years. Luckily the price of crystal has come down in recent years and good quality crystal can be purchased for a reasonable price.

20th Anniversary – China
China has always been the gift of choice for those celebrating their 20th anniversary, however more modern gifts have been associated with platinum, we’ll let you choose!!

25th Anniversary – Silver
Silver never goes out of fashion, it’s pretty much timeless and can be used for everything from jewellery to electronics. We can’t think of a better gift for your 25th anniversary.

30th Anniversary – Pearls
Pearls are said to be a symbol of beauty hidden within, however they also represent strength and unity and are the perfect representation of your 30-year marriage.

Drop back shortly to read our follow up article on the gifts associated with wedding anniversaries from 30 to 50 years.

Drangan Video offer a range of packages to suit every budget and we are always happy to speak with guests and offer recommendations. If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary  and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.

Local Wedding Video In Drangan Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary we just love local weddings, every year we  are fortunate to provide videography for so many weddings  in Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties ,  thanks to all the happy couples past and future  that have said yes to us as their preferred choice of  wedding videographer.
In this week’s  blog news  we are  delighted to be featuring a very local wedding that of Catherine Maher and Tom Kennedy,  the Maher family are our  closest  neighbours, just a 3 min drive from our studio in Drangan  it was my shortest journey ever to a bridal preps  location.

Catherine is the youngest and the only girl in  a family of four, the photo that she is holding is that of her late Mum and Dad,  it was a morning of mixed emotions for this beautiful  young Bride  to be. Catherine’s older brothers have always looked out for her, they pulled out all the stops for her big day on Saturday May 6th 2017 leaving no stone unturned in making it the happiest day of  her life.
The Maher family were so friendly and welcoming,  cups of tea, snacks and cakes were a slight distraction for the videographer. When the Bride was dressed and ready she stopped off at the old family farm house for photos with her brothers, Catherine has happy memories of the old homestead and her parents.

Drangan Village/ Drangan Video

When  we set up our videography business  one  of the first tasks was choosing a company name  for  our new  business venture, we decided to call it after our local village, we are proud to be keeping our small village on the map with our company  brand name.
The church of the Immaculate Conception is situated smack bang in the middle of  Drangan, the Archway Bar is only a two minute walk from the church  so no prize given for figuring out where to find Tom and the boys, it was another nice opportunity to grab nice pre -ceremony footage for the wedding film

Drangan Video Productions Tipperary

The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Tony Lambe, it was a nice ceremony Fr. Tony’s light hearted approach helped to keep the  slightly nervous bride and groom calm a relaxed throughout, Andrea Ruth Houlihan provided the church music and singing, her amazing voice filled every corner of the crowed church. Tom is a proud follower of Tipperary Hurling he hails from Carrick On Suir and plays  hurling with his local GAA club,  Catherine and Tom now mr. and mrs. Kennedy were greeted by an  archway of clattering hurls formed by Tom’s team mates ,  its always a moment worth capturing on video.

Edmund Rice Heritage Centre Callan Kilkenny

We stopped off the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre , Wescourt Callan, for the photo shoot with the bridal party.
Blessed Edmund Rice was the founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers.
The thatched house at “Westcourt”, Callan, Co. Kilkenny in which Edmund was born  is almost 300 years old. The perfectly preserved house consists of six rooms a kitchen, parlour, breakfast room and three bedrooms. The grounds surrounding  the house are  lovely  for wedding video and photo shoots, we got some great video shots with Catherine and Tom, just natural relaxed footage of a couple very much  in love and enjoying their first hours as husband and wife.

Wedding Videographer In Kilkenny and Tipperary
Hotel Kilkenny Wedding Venue

Hotel Kilkenny is one of my favourite wedding venues in Kilkenny, Catherine and Tom enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the upper level  Skyline Suite.

Catherine and Tom were the ideal couple to work with, both so relaxed  and easygoing  they are delighted with their wedding video and the short edit highlights film.

Wedding Video In Drangan Co. Tipperary

If you are  in the process of  planning your big day and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to offer advice on our new and exciting range  of wedding video packages for 2018/2019.
Check out our wedding video samples  on our website www.dranganvideo.com  check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding news soon
Eamon.

Winter Fairytale Wedding Tipperary

In this week’s wedding blog I am delighted and proud to be sharing  the wedding of Susan Tannock who is from Australia and Chris Bracken from Littleton, Thurles  who were marring in Holy Cross Abbey Tipperary  on December 30th 2017, the happy couple enjoyed a splendid wedding reception in the ever  popular Anner Hotel. The town of Thurles  is the home of the GAA and has hosted many big match days in Semple Stadium but none  more  important as Chris and Susan’s love match.

Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny  more and more couples are opting for off season  weddings ,   Winter can be a romantic time of year with  fairy lights and the  excitement of Christmas  in the air.
when  planning  a summer wedding  you are feeling confident about  the weather but let’s  not forget it is Ireland after all. In winter, although its  certain that there will be no heat, or sun  at least you know what to expect  and won’t get caught out.

Chris and Susan’s Winter Fairytale Wedding

The  Anner Hotel is situated just outside Thurles on the Two-Mile Borris  road,  resting on its own  private grounds with  tastefully kept  gardens and pathways.  Over the years the  four star  hotel   has increased in size offering a host of modern amenities, it is now one of the top wedding venues catering for Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding receptions. Chris and Susan’s wedding video story began at 10:30 in the hotel wedding suite  with coverage of the bridal preps.  December 30th was a very cold day  a rather  big shock for the Aussies who were leaving  their sunny warm summer behind,  the pressure of preparations did help to  keep  temperatures  rising for the girls.

Happy Wedding Video Holy Cross Abbey Thurles Tipperary

Holy Cross Abbey wast the couple’s choice of wedding ceremony location,  the beautifully restored Monastic site and Church from the 12th century  looked stunning in the low angled  December sunshine.  The Abbey is a working church  it is a popular location for  wedding ceremonies  it is steeped in history  if those walls could only speak of times gone by ? the aisle has a natural  slope towards the altar to help you tie the knot!

Susan her Dad and  the girls arrived  on time in a beautifully restored VW camper Van, the rumble of the German engineered engine was certainly  a step back in time for the older guests, there is something special about a colorful  wedding camper van, a couple of quick photos of Susan and her Dad then it was time to begin the long  walk  up the aisle to take Chris’s hand in matrimony .
The church was lovely and warm due to the recently installed underfloor heating providing a welcome break from a biting winter chill.

Fairytale winter wedding in Tipperary

Susan and Chris were a lovey couple to work with they were so relaxed and easygoing, they have already shared the highlights video on facebook it  has been receiving glowing reviews on our Drangan Video page.

Thanks for stopping by and reading our latest wedding news blog, if you are in the process of planning your wedding in Tipperary or Kilkenny please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to offer information about our range of affordable wedding video packages.

More Tipperary/Kilkenny wedding news next week.