When Andrea contacted me about producing a promotional video clip which would be shared on line, I was instantly interested in taking on this project
because I was already aware of Andrea’s wonderful talent as a wedding singer in Tipperary. I meet Andrea very often when I am recording wedding videos all over Tipperary, she has a magical voice and is without dough the number one wedding singer in Munster. The following video showreel was filmed and produced by Drangan Video for Andrea Ruth-Houlihan who is a professional wedding singer based in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
The recording was carried out in an empty church, so special attention was directed at the placement of microphones so as to avoid echoing, I am very happy with the sound quality on this video I try to avoid using my digital voice recorders if at all possible but sometimes they are handy at weddings when there is not enough time time to set up conventional microphones. Andrea is a member of St Marys Choral Society Clonmel and has played leading parts in recent productions one that comes to mind is Jekyll and Hyde staged in 2013 at the White Memorial Theatre Clonmel. Andrea is a very proud Clonmel woman and is involved in many community projects in this vibrant Tipperary town, but her first love is singing she has such a natural talent, to my amazement she has informed me that she has not received any formal voice training she was born with a very special gift. Anyone who is planning on getting married in the near future and is looking out for a professional Wedding Singer just go and book Anrea Ruth-Houlihan you will not regret it. Check her out on Face Book on this link https://www.facebook.com/andrea.ruthhoulihan?fref=ts She is available for Weddings In Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cashel, Thurles and all other Munster Counties. I share most of my Weddings in Tipperary on my Drangan Video Facebook page, Andrea has featured in many of these Tipperary Weddings.
Some Drangan Video news : Today is another early start for me in studio, writing this blog post is a good way to begin my day its always great to share local wedding news. As a wedding videographer in Tipperary I am aware of a slightly worrying trend regarding wedding reception venues in Tipperary we have some wonderful hotels all over Tipperary which are famous for their quality of service, I have noticed during 2013 that Tipperary Brides are not looking at wedding venuues in Tipperary as their number one choice and this is even more noticeable for 2014/2015 and 2016. Over the last couple of weekends all my wedding videos were local in Clonmel, Fethard, Thurles and Upperchurch and as usual we travelled over the boarder to Kilkenny for the reception. It is often said that far away fields are green this is an old saying which was often quoted by the older generation, I pose the question” are far away hotels greener ?” the wedding reception venue is one the most important considerations when it comes to planning the most important day of your life.
A few tips on choosing a Reception Venue : When brides and grooms start looking for wedding venues too often they fall in love with the beauty of the place and sign a contract before they’ve considered the more practical things. It makes sense — who wants to look back and say only, “Well, it was practical”? But unless the place is so magical that you’re willing to plan your whole event around it, your shouldn’t choose between wedding venues until you’ve decided approximately how many guests you’re inviting and the size of your budget. You’ll also need to decide if you want to have your ceremony and reception in the same place, or if you want an all-in-one wedding venue.
Once you know these things, and you have a few wedding venues in mind that fit that budget and size, then it’s time to start asking questions! What’s the decor like? Does it fit your style and wedding colors? Will you have to spend a lot of money on flowers and decorations to make it beautiful? Do they have an in-house caterer, and do you like that food? (While an in-house caterer can be easier and cheaper, sometimes the food is not as beautiful as the room. So make sure you taste it!) Do they have a limitation on which outside caterers you can use? Do they have adequate coat check and bathroom facilities?Is the wedding venue wheelchair accessible? If not, are there many stairs to climb? How close is the parking to the ceremony and reception rooms? What’s the cancellation policy?
Who will be supervising and troubleshooting on the day of your wedding? Can you meet them now? Where can your guests park? Are there extra fees for parking? Do they have valet parking? Is the wedding venue convenient to public transportation, especially in big cities? How long will it take your guests to get there? Especially in museums or private clubs, are there limitations on decorations? Do they limit food and drinks to only certain areas of the venue.
Thanks for reading my latest news post.