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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As is customary at this time of year, we see couples up and down the country getting engaged and setting their wedding dates for the years and months ahead. For those of you who have gotten engaged this Christmas or New Year, let us be the first to extend our heartiest congratulations to you both. The festive season is now the most popular time for engagements in Ireland and that doesn’t look set to change any time soon.
In this article we’re going to give you lovebirds some tips on arranging your engagement party and hope you have the most wonderful time whilst making the plans for your big day. Remember the lead up to the wedding goes so very fast, so enjoy every minute of the planning!
• Decide who is going to host the engagement party.
The first thing you will want to decide is who is going to host your engagement party (who will send the invitations). Are you going to send the invites from yourself or your fiancé or would you prefer they came from a parent or guardian?
• Pick a venue and set a date.
Decide where you would like your engagement party and what date would suit best for everyone attending. Try to stay away from weeknights or Sundays as you may find guests have work commitments the following morning.
• Write your guest list.
It may seem like an obvious step, but many couples forget to do this for their engagement party. This list will be a great help to you at a later date when you are making out the guest list for your big day.
• Set a budget
If you’re hiring a venue for the engagement party, you’ll need to set aside a budget for finger food and perhaps even a round of drinks for your guests. Make a list of all the items you’ll need and try to stick to your budget as closely as you can. Here are a few examples:
1. Venue hire
3. Finger food
5. A cake
• Send out the invites
Try to give your guests as much notice as possible so they can arrange time off if required and organise child-care. The more notice you give your guests, the more likely they are to attend your celebrations.
Top Tip: Save on postage expenses by setting up an event for your engagement party on Facebook and inviting everyone with the click of a mouse. For those who are not on Facebook, you can send an email or make a simple telephone call.
For those of you who are planning your wedding in 2018 or 2019, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We provide professional wedding videography services up and down the country, so whether you are based in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Dublin or Cork we will be happy to travel to your venue. Give us a call today to find out more about the services we offer and receive a no-obligation quotation from Eamon.
Congratulations once again on your engagement enjoy the celebrations and the planning in the years and months ahead.
Drangan Video provides wedding video services across Tipperary, Kilkenny, Calow, Waterford, Limerick and many other counties in Ireland, we have a strong insight into the costs that can be associated with planning a wedding. We sometime see brides and grooms start to panic as the costs mount up and want to put your mind at ease by listing some of the hidden extras you may not be considering. Once you have these included in your budget from an early date you can be assured there will be no extra little surprises when it comes to paying for products or services on the big day.
In this article we are going to concentrate only on the costs, which may not be initially obvious when setting out your wedding budget:
Some venues will provide chair covers and other room décor as part of their package price; however, we have found more recently that these costs are increasingly being charged as extras to the bride and groom. Ask your venue organiser what décor is included in the room rental.
When it comes to ordering wine for your guests at the wedding, you will find that different venues will offer different options. Some hotels will be happy to include wine in your package price or indeed offer you a reduced rate on their own house wines. Others will charge quite a hefty fee. When this happens you may consider sourcing your own wine. There is however in most cases a hidden extra fee with this..’Corkage’. Ask your venue what their corkage fee is and if they are willing to waive it. (If you don’t ask you don’t get!). We have seen venues charge as much as €10 per bottle on corkage so make sure you check this out as early as possible to allow for extra in your budget.
With any wedding, you want your guests to enjoy their night right into the early hours and of course be able to partake of a few refreshments along the way. Be aware that if you are getting married on a weekday, legally the bar needs to close by 11:30. If you want your guests to enjoy another few hours of dancing but would also like to have access to a full bar, you may have to pay extra for later serving hours. In most cases a bar extension of two hours will cost €150 plus any additional staff costs.
Others Hidden Costs
Other hidden costs can include but are not limited to:
Doormen if you want to ensure guests only at the bar extension
Welcome teas and coffees
We hope you have found the above information useful and can assure you that here at Drangan Video there are no hidden extras. We will provide you with a price upfront and in full, which will include everything in the package of your choice. Our price will also include any travel costs so whether you’re based in Tipperary, Kilkenny or elsewhere we will be more than happy to travel to your part of the country without you incurring any extra costs.
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Weddings in Kilkenny are at an all time high which is good news for me, I can now safely say that 80% of my wedding videos are shot throughout Kilkenny City and county. In this wedding news blog I’m delighted to be sharing highlights from the wedding Video of Tom & Laura who were married in Foulkstown Church earlier this year.
As a Tipperary based wedding videographer I am always happy to travel over the boarder to Kilkenny and enjoy some of the fabulous wedding locations that Kilkenny has to offer, one such location is St. Josephs Church Foulkstown.
St Joseph’s Church Foulkstown, is situated on the Waterford Road, a 5min drive from Kilkenny city. The church has an old feel to it the inside of the church is plainly yet tastefully decorated but kept in excellent condition. There is enough seating for 180 wedding guests, it is a very popular choice of wedding ceremony venue for weddings in Kilkenny.
Laura and Tom’s Wedding Video
My day began with a visit to Cederwood Close, in Kilkenny city to capture the fun and excitement of the bridal preps, Ross Costigan was on duty for the wedding photography, he is a very nice guy to work with and his work is amazing.
The weather was looking good just the odd passing shower, Laura’s parents had placed a Child Of Prague Statue in the garden to ward off any black rain clouds.
The Infant/Child of Prague is a small wax medieval statue of the Christ child, Copies/reproductions of this statue were at one time found in the majority of Catholic homes around Ireland. This little statue was called upon for help to ensure good weather for family occasions such as wedding, communions and confirmations.
Bridal Preps Captured On Video
The bridal preps are the perfect start to a professional wedding video, Laura’s preps were in full swing when I arrived, this video clip captures the fun and emotion of the build up to her special day. I tend to blend into the background when filming in the brides house which assures a perfectly natural looking wedding DVD.
The couple enjoyed a relaxing wedding ceremony in Foulkstown Church, presided over by Fr. Dan Carroll who is a well know wedding celebrant in Kilkenny City.
Wedding Photos At Kilkenny City Library Johns Quay
Kilkenny City library is a one-storey Carnegie Library, built in 1910. The building is in a classical style with symmetrical façade.
Johns Quay is a particular favorite of mine for shooting high quality wedding video footage, the long-awaited new pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing the River Nore in Kilkenny named the ‘Lady Desart Bridge’, crosses from Bateman Quay to John’s Quay, it is a popular location for wedding video and photo shoots standing on the bridge provides a lovely view of Kilkenny Castle.
Weddings Reception In Newpark Hotel Kilkenny
The first wedding reception was held at the Newpark Hotel in 1966 and therefore our staff are very experienced in looking after and assisting you on your most important day. The Dunmore Suite can cater for up to 160 guests and the Glendine Suite can cater for up to 130 guests for the main wedding meal. For weddings over 180 guests both suites combine to offer you the perfect setting for a larger wedding party.
On arrival at the Newpark Laura and Tom were welcomed by Niall Dunne who is a very professional and friendly guy, in fact all the staff are fantastic to deal with, I like covering weddings in the Newpark it is one of Kilkenny’s top wedding reception venues.
Thanks to Laura and Tom for choosing Drangan Video they were a pleasure to work with, their wedding video highlights have already been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook page.
A number of Laura’s friends have contacted me about my services its great to be getting all these future Kilkenny Wedding bookings.
If you are in the process of planning your wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary and are looking for a wedding videographer please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to answer any questions regarding video coverage of your big day.
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