Category Archives: Weddings

Wedding In Crook Co. Waterford

Here is a recent Wedding Video which I recorded in Crook Church, Waterford. Jennifer & Stephen came home from Australia to celebrate their Wedding In Waterford, the Reception took place in Waterford Castle it is one the best Wedding Venues in Munster

Jen & Stephen and their families were all booked in Waterford Castle for the weekend, Crook Church is only short distance from Waterford Castle, so Jen arrived on time for the Wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony we stopped off at a small harbour near crook for the photo shoot and I recorded some great video footage of the Bridal Party, after that we headed for Waterford Castle for a cracking Wedding Reception.

Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Club is uniquely situated on a private 310 acre Island, enjoying a truly picturesque and enchanting location of the surrounding River Suir and country side.

The mystical experience begins when guests arrive at the ferry to be taken across the water to another world.  Passing through a stone archway you are greeted by an open log fire and beautiful Portland stone walls adorned with the original tapestries the family that lived here for over 500 years.  If one looks closely enough you can see evidence of mounted spears and swords from times past.

The Munster Room, the main dining room creates a unique ambience amidst oak-panelled walls and an ornate 16th century ceiling. Our chef Michael Quinn combines fresh local produce with European influences in your personal selection of menus.  It was a pleasure working with Jen & Stephen their wedding day in Crook Church and Waterford Castle was just perfect in every way, they are a lovely easygoing couple and they were happy to leave the wedding Video production to myself. This clip from their Wedding DVD is a lovely memory of a very special day.






Wedding Video Thomastown, Kilkenny

This is just one of many Wedding Videos In Kilkenny which has been recoded by Drangan Video. Gillian Griffin & Shane O’ Keeffe were married in The Church of the Assumption, Thomastown Co. Kilkenny.


Thomastown is an early medieval foundation with delightful streetscapes, picturesque views of the River Nore. Birthplace of the 18th century philosopher George Berkeley and today equally famous for its proximity to the famous championship golf course, Mount Juliet, the 2005 Rydar Cup was held in Mount Juliet Golf Coarse.

Gillian & Shane enjoyed their Wedding Reception in Langtons Hotel Kilkenny, it is one of the best Wedding Venues in Kilkenny.

The four star Langton House Hotel offers unparalleled service to every Bride, Groom & their guests. Endeavouring that from the moment you arrive until all the last guests have departed, we will ensure you special day will be one to remember.

Langtons Ballroom, a spectacular room, boasting 20ft ceilings, ornate cornicing and hand painted silk wallpaper, this room is the delight of any bride. Self-contained with its own private bar, access to a unique garden bar and private conservatory, The Langton Ballroom is suitable for any wedding size. it was a pleasure working with Gillian & Shane they were very easy going on the day and their Wedding Film turned out very good and entertaining. I am looking forward to Recording a huge amount of Weddings In Kilkenny during 2012 and 2013, Tipperary Videographers are crossing the  border into Kilkenny to capture Weddings in beautiful Wedding venues In Kilkenny City and County.


Civil wedding In Clonmel

Civil Weddings In Tipperary have become very popular in recent years. Wedding Videographers in Tipperary are well acquainted with the Clonmel Park Hotel and Raheen House which are the two main Civil Wedding venues in South Tipperary. Here is a clip from a recent Civil Wedding In The Clonmel Park Hotel.

Nichola Tobin & Christopher Cullinan celebrated their wedding Day with a large group of family and friends at Clonmel Park Hotel, I am sure that all Tipperary Videographers would agree that for a  Civil Wedding Ceremony in Tipperary the Park Hotel is Number One. Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable days of your life.

The staff at the Clonmel Park Hotel will endevour to make your day just that!

From crisp white linens to shimmering candlelight, gourmet food to unrivaled service – a wedding with them will truly be a memorable occasion! Their team will happily assist you in planning every aspect of your wedding day. The lavish Poppyfields Ballroom with its magnificent chandeliers can host up to 300.

The Wedding Film began with Nichola getting ready at her parents house  Clerihan, Clonmel Co. Tipperary and then on to the Park Hotel for a lovely relaxed Civil Wedding Ceremony. The photo session took place at St. Patrick’s Well which  is situated very near the hotel, it is  ideal for Wedding Filming and Photos. It was a pleasure to have been asked to Film the Wedding of Nichola & Christopher, I have already recorded the Weddings of two of Nichola’s sisters so its great to be asked back again to record the wedding of another member of the Tobin family.

Wedding In Portlaw, Waterford

Hazel Kiely and Keith Robinson were married in St. Patrick’s Church Portlaw Co. Waterford, the Wedding Video began with Hazel and the girls getting ready at their house in Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary.
Here is a clip from this lovely Tipperary, Waterford Wedding Video.

Portlaw stands in a lovely setting where the south road from Waterford to Carrick-on-Suir crosses the River Clodagh. It is bounded on the north by the River Suir and the Comeragh Mountains are to the west. The name “Portlaw” has been equated with the Saxon “Lagh” or “hill”. Another source associates it with “Claddagh” (sandy bank or landing place). St Patrick’s Church Portlaw, Waterford is a very popular Wedding Ceremony Venue for Brides in Waterford and Tipperay Brides. I like working in old Churches they  always add  a touch of class to a wedding ceremony.

The Wedding reception took place in the Dungarvan Park Hotel
Overlooking the glistening Colligan Estuary, with the backdrop of the Comeragh Mountains and surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, the Park Hotel in Dungarvan provides the ideal setting for any wedding in Waterford. Congratulations to Hazel & Keith I enjoyed working with them on their Wedding Day


Wedding Survey Results 2012

Here are the the results of a recent Wedding Survey on the average cost of Irish Weddings. It makes interesting reading for brides in Tipperary and Munster brides who are planning a wedding for 2012 and 2013.

Irish Wedding Survey 2012

Almost 1,350 brides and grooms were surveyed in detail which makes this Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive wedding survey to date. also estimates that the Irish Wedding industry is currently worth between €500 million and €1 billion annually!

What couple’s spent on their wedding in 2011



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Total Wedding Cost (including honeymoon)




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The Wedding Survey also lists several other interesting findings for 2012 ; 

  • 9 out of 10 engaged couples say that their wedding plans have somehow been affected by the tough economic conditions. It looks as if conditions have worsened recently as 7 out of 10 couples who got married in 2011 said they had been affected by the recession
  • Overall cost of a wedding (excluding the honeymoon) has fallen from €23.4k in 2010 to €22.7k in 2011.
  • Last year’s Irish Wedding Survey 2011 predicted a fall in budgets for 2012 (engaged brides were asked to provide a total cost for their upcoming weddings). The cost looks set to fall again in 2013 and beyond.
  • December is by far the most popular month to get engaged. Just under 1 in 4 of all engagements happen in this one month. August is the second most popular month, but it is closely followed by October and September.
  • Engagements are longer now than they were a few years back. More than 1 in 5 couples are now engaged for more than 2 years before tying the knot.
  • Online wedding communities such as continue to be a hugely popular resource for helping couples to source and research their ideal suppliers for their weddings. This trend is continuing on an upward climb.
  • Couples who got married in 2011 have indicated that were more influenced by quality but price also played a major role when it came to deciding between wedding suppliers and venues. For couples who are still engaged, the new emphasis is actually on price.
  • The choice of reception venue and the photographer receive the highest spend priority during the planning. These are closely followed by the wedding dress and the band to play at the evening reception.
  • In terms of what DIY projects couples undertake; favours, stationery, accessories and providing transportation on the day are the most popular. The wedding dress is the item least likely to undergo the DIY treatment. The DIY trend is still huge.
  • Average guest numbers who were present for the full sit down meal were between 101 and 150.
  • 2011 saw a large increase in couples using web technologies to help plan their wedding. Almost half of the couples surveyed indicated that they encouraged RSVPs via email which represents a 25% increase since 2010.
  • Whoever said that social media is a waste of time? 28% of couples who got married in 2011 indicated that they sourced some of their suppliers directly through Facebook and Twitter. This is a sizeable increase from a figure of just 10% in the previous year. For engaged couples yet to marry, 37% indicated that they are using Facebook and Twitter to source some of their suppliers.
  • There has been a notable increase in the number of wedding receptions being held in restaurants (3.4% in 2011 compared to 1% in 2010).

As a Wedding Videographer in Tipperary I am happy to see that my Top Wedding Video Package is on a par with the price quoted in the 2012 Wedding survey. The best advice for planning your Wedding in Tipperary is to shop around for the best value for your money, which may not be the lowest price. The Wedding Video Packages that are offered by Drangan Video are all-in prices with no extra hidden costs. So the message is value for money and settle for nothing less than a full time, professional Tipperary Wedding Videographer. I record,edit and produce all my own work which will mean consistent quality and an indivdual and special style for your Wedding Video.