In this weeks blog post we are delighted to be sharing highlights from the wedding of Gemma and Ian who were married in Knocktopher Co. Kilkenny.
The wedding video story begun in Kilmanagh Kilkenny with a visit to Ian and the boys who were already in the suits and all set for the Gig, it was nice to get some last minute footage of the boys before heading to Thomastown for the Bridal Preps.
There is so many places of interest in Thomastown. Jerpoint Park, Kilfane Waterfall or Goatsbridge Trout Farm and not forgetting the fabulous Mount Juliet estate and wedding venue, anyway back to the job in hand.
Gemma and the girls were very busy with hair and makeup, the peps are my favorite part of the day its a nice build to the wedding day story. Gemma is such a nice lady very kind and considerate to all her wedding suppliers we all received a gift bag which was a lovely touch.
Wedding Reception In Langton House
Langton House Hotel is a fabulous wedding venue, the rich colours and quality décor are the perfect backdrop for a top quality wedding reception. Langton House Hotel has won many awards in recent years and all well deserved.
I would like to thank Gemma & Ian for choosing Drangan Video they were so nice to work with, thanks also for allowing their wedding video to be shared on Facebook, Instagram and in this wedding blog.
If you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, please feel free to contact myself Eamon for more information regarding our range of exciting and affordable wedding video packages for 2019/2020
Caitriona & Patrick were married in St. Patrick’s Church Kilkenny it was a pleasure to have been asked to film their wedding video.
I’m very proud to share their highlights film in this blog post, one of the many highlights from the day was a visit the the Carousel for a magical spin.
Essential Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks
This week we are going to give you some insight into the very best wedding planning tips and tricks to help the wedding planning process go smoothly for you and your intended. Drangan Video offer professional wedding videography services in Kilkenny and nationwide we are always on hand to provide expert advice to our budding Brides and Grooms. To enquire about the packages we have on offer, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan and he’ll guide you through the many options available.
Tip 1: Guest numbers are important
Now that the excitement of the engagement celebrations are over, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty! You don’t need to make up a precise guest list at this stage, but having an approximate number will greatly assist you with the rest of your planning.
Tip 2. Check your dates
When choosing a date to get married, most of us never think of issues that may arise, but it’s incredibly important to check the calendar before you commit to a date. Public holidays and big local event days are probably best avoided as they can increase hotel rooms costs for your guests and may be problematic for those driving in heavy traffic to celebrate your big day.
Tip 3: Pay attention to mother nature (particularly in Ireland)
Whilst we all dream of a day with blue skies and endless sunshine, it’s always essential that we plan for every weather eventuality. Planning a wedding in July in Ireland does not guarantee sunshine so keep an eye on the forecast and prepare for any last minute changes to the weather.
Tip 4. Ask for recommendations
Once you have booked your venue, it’s time to start looking at your other wedding vendors. We have found that most hotels and vendors keep a preferred supplier list, which they are more than happy to share with couples. Let one vendor lead you to another and know that when you support local small businesses, your wedding is making a real difference to those who are self-employed.
Tip 5. Stick to your budget
When setting your budget, it’s important to remember that 50% of your wedding expenses will be spent on food and drink for you and your guests. With this in mind you may want to consider a number of different catering options to assist with budget management.
Tip 6: Always ask
Don’t be afraid to ask your venue for those little extras at no extra cost, if you don’t ask, you don’t get, right? Most venues are happy to throw in something extra free of charge, whether that’s some music upon arrival, a free round of drinks for the toasts or a reduced price for guests staying at the hotel. Don’t feel shy about asking, wedding venues are well prepared for negotiations and will always be able to offer you something to secure your booking.
Eamon here at Drangan Video will be happy to recommend other vendors and suppliers that he has worked with over the years and is always on hand to answer any queries you may have. To learn more about the wedding videos we offer, please feel free to browse through the site and view some of the sample videos that have been posted with the permission of our happy Brides and Grooms.
In this blog post we would like to introduce you to two venues in Kilkenny, in which we recently had the pleasure of providing wedding videography services. For those of you who are actively looking for the perfect wedding venue, we can thoroughly recommend these locations!
Both venues hosted our brides and grooms for the ceremony, meal and reception and left no stone unturned when it came to providing a service that was absolutely superb.
Wedding Videography Tipperary and Kilkenny
If you are getting married in Kilkenny or Tipperary and are considering hiring a professional wedding videographer for your big day, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer a number of wedding video packages and are always happy to talk you through the services we offer within all budgets. Do please feel free to get in touch with Eamon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny
The luxurious 4* Newpark Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Kilkenny City on over 30 acres of scenic parkland. Their award winning gardens are the perfect backdrop for any occasion, but really add something special to a wedding ceremony or reception. When it came to shooting our wedding video, the staff couldn’t be more accommodating and went out of their way to ensure there was ample opportunity and space for us to work our magic. The hotel offers a choice of suites and can cater for weddings of all sizes up to 320 seated guests. The main ballroom has it’s own private garden which is ideal for weddings in the mid-summer and works perfectly for those who wish to extend the celebrations to the outdoors.
On our last visit to the Newpark Hotel, our bride and groom could not have been happier with the level of service they received from the venue and we can certainly echo that sentiment.
Whether you require a venue for a reception only or wish to host your ceremony and celebrations all in one place, the Newpark Hotel is without doubt a dream venue.
Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Just a short 20 minute drive from Kilkenny City, Mount Juliet Estate is probably one of the best-known names in hospitality in Ireland. For a luxury wedding with a difference, Mount Juliet is quiet often the number one choice for our fabulous brides and grooms.
Mount Juliet caters for wedding receptions, civil ceremonies and civil partnerships and is without doubt one of the most luxurious wedding venues in the country. On our last visit to Mount Juliet, our bride and groom had booked the Manor House in which to host their ceremony and celebrations. This venue provided us with the most perfect backdrop for filming their wedding video and meant that the couple and their guests had the exclusive use of the venue. What more could you ask for?
• Indoor and outdoor ceremonies catered for.
• Exclusive Manor House hire.
• 1,500 acres of parkland for you and your guests to explore.
• Two unique venues to choose from.
• Michelin star dining experience.
If you and your intended are planning your Kilkenny wedding and are looking for a wedding videographer who will capture all the important moments without infringing on your big day, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon to learn more.
Over the past decade, the team here at Drangan Video have provided wedding video services to hundreds of brides and grooms across Ireland. We get to see the new trends in décor, watch some of the most amazing first dances and experience first hand the artistic ingenuity of our wonderful couples. In this article we’re going to talk about a growing trend that we think you can really have some fun with.
Gone are the days of simply numbering the tables at your wedding venue, more and more we are starting to see a strong trend towards naming tables… and we absolutely love it!
Think about the places, songs or movies that really hold a special place in your heart and then let your ideas flow as you begin to name your tables.
Destinations that are close to your heart:
Think of places that are special to you and your partner. Perhaps you met in a café in Dublin or holidayed in Paris, maybe your fiancé proposed to you in Rome? Tell your story through the cities and countries that shaped your relationship to date by naming your tables accordingly and perhaps providing a few lines about why this place is so special for you.
Important dates in your lives:
From the date you met to the date you became engaged and every date in between, let your guests share in your memories by naming each table after a special time in your life so far.
Movies that make you smile:
For the movie lovers out there, this is a really fun way to share your favourites with your family and friends. Whether you’re a lover of rom-coms or horror movies, this light-hearted way to name your tables will be a real icebreaker with your guests. Perhaps include some trivia about each movie to get your guests talking at the table?
Songs that make you tap your feet:
A song can trigger a thousand memories and never more so than when in the company of the people you love. Name your tables after songs that are going to appear in your set list a little later on or tunes that tell a story about your relationship.
A book lover’s paradise:
Perhaps you and your intended are real bookworms and want to share your favourite reads with your guests? Design table name cards that mimic book covers with quotes from the happy couple in the place of critic quotes. If you are a fan of a certain book series (think Harry Potter) you should have enough books to name every table!
Quotes with meaning:
Borrow the words of your heroes by using famous quotes to name your tables. Whether you opt for witty and humorous or topical and formal is totally up to you.
The places you love to visit together:
Whether it’s your Saturday trip to the local market, a restaurant you love to eat in or your local bar, name your tables after the places you feel most comfortable.
Work with nature:
Name your tables after your favourite flowers or herbs and use this opportunity to add to your table décor. A bunch of thyme at one table, a peony at another, the room will be smelling and looking wonderful!
Have some fun with naming the tables at your wedding and get your friends and family involved to come up with some more unique ideas!
For those of you who may be in the midst of planning your wedding, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer a full range of wedding videography services and are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland to capture the most important moments of your big day.
Are you and your beloved getting married this month? Hearty congratulations to you both from all at Drangan Video!
In this article we are going to talk about September weddings, why we love them so much and why September is the most popular month of the year to get married in Ireland.
Did you know that over 15% of weddings in Ireland take place in September? This early autumn month has long been a favourite of Irish brides and grooms and with very good reason:
• For those of you who are hoping for a bit of sunshine on your big day but don’t have a budget for a wedding in June or July, September is the perfect month to get married. Prices for weddings in September are substantially lower than June, July or August.
• From September onwards the natural colours around us change to breath stopping oranges, ambers, golds and reds. This gives you the opportunity to capture the most amazing photographs and video footage for your big day.
• There’s still some heat in the air and a good chance of sunshine in September. Whilst the calendar tells us it’s autumn, September is historically a really pleasant month here in Ireland.
• Autumnal flowers – For those of you who want something a little bit different for your floral décor or bouquets, September offers a beautiful range of colours that are not available at other times of the year. Golds, browns, yellows and bronzes along with brighter more exotic colours are all available throughout September without the additional cost associated with summer blooms. You may also have the advantage of designing your own floral bouquets by using what is available in nature during this wonderful month.
• The daylight hours are starting to shorten, but you can still enjoy the sunshine up until 7:30 pm in the earlier weeks of September. After this time the weather should still be pleasant enough for your guests to sit outside if they wish. This is a wonderful opportunity to decorate your outdoor area with candles, lanterns and atmospheric party lighting.
• September sunsets – Traditionally, the sunsets in September are breathtakingly beautiful and will make for a truly impressive backdrop for any photography or videography.
Here at Drangan Video we offer our full range of wedding videography and drone services throughout the year. Whether you are based in Kilkenny, Cork or Galway we will be happy to travel to your chosen venue at no extra cost. For those of you who are planning a wedding in September 2019, we would love to hear from you and take the time to talk you through the very best wedding videography package available on the market.
Drangan Video offers wedding videography packages to suit all budgets and we love nothing more than a September wedding! Call Eamon today on (052) 91 52 156 / (087) 284 55 05 or email Eamon@dranganvideo.com for an all-inclusive quote.
Professional Wedding Videographer and Media Production Specialist