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How Wedding Videography in Ireland is Changing

Although I launched Drangan Video back in 1995, I’ve been a wedding videographer in Ireland since as far back
as I can remember, and I’ve seen some interesting changes happen in the world of video production in that time.
Back when I first started out as an Ireland wedding videographer, requests were largely very simple, and very
similar. In many cases, my role would overlap hugely with the wedding photographer – I’d be providing a couple
with a physical copy of their love story – but that’s not what modern brides and grooms are looking for. Here’s 3
hot trends in wedding videography right now:

Documentary Style

As we’ve briefly touched upon, the role of the wedding videographer and wedding photographer were once very
similar. They both provided the ‘story’ of the couple. Today, however, the two roles are becoming more and more
independent. While wedding photography has retained that purpose of creating the fairytale story, with posed
photographs in front of some of Kilkenny and Tipperary’s most stunning scenery, wedding videography is now
taking a more ‘realistic’ approach. Couples want the best of both worlds – the fairytale, and the organic.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary and Kilkenny
Wedding Videographer Tipperary and Kilkenny







That’s why documentary-style wedding videography in Ireland is really taking off. There’s raw emotion, real
events, and true personalities shining through. As a wedding videographer in Ireland who has attended more
weddings than the average Joe, I think this style is the future of wedding videos. I’ve lost track of the amount of
times a couple has told me that their whole day has gone by in a blur, and having a realistic copy of events to look
back on is a great way to experience all those little things that might have been overlooked or forgotten on the day.

Sound Bites

The age of the silent movie is well behind us, and I’m starting to see a lot of my friends in the wedding videography
world focus more and more on including sound bites in their videos. This fits in with the documentary-style
videography that’s becoming increasingly popular. Brides and grooms no longer want just a posed overview of
their big day, they want something more real, and something they can better connect with. Incorporating sound
bites helps to develop the characters, giving them personalities, opinions, and emotions they may not otherwise

We’re seeing a wide range of sound bites being used in wedding videos today, which is great! Not only are parts of
the vows and speeches used to create more depth to the videos, but snippets of quick interviews with the wedding
party and guests are also being utilised. From compliments on the dress to good luck wishes from family and
friends, these are huge parts of the wedding day that the bride and groom may miss out on at the time. The future
of wedding videography is all about making memories of the day more accessible to the newlyweds.

Aerial Footage

Ask any adventurous teen what he wants for Christmas, and he’ll likely say a drone. Ask any wedding
videographer, and he’ll probably say the same thing! Love them or hate them, it seems that drones are here to
stay, and while they have proven to be a little controversial in the past, we can’t deny that, in some industries,
drones have had a significant impact. Wedding videography is certainly one of those industries, and today there’s
a growing trend for aerial wedding videography, capturing the beauty of the surrounding landscape on the big day.

It’s a wedding videography trend that’s growing particularly rapidly in Ireland. Of course, I may be biased, but I
think we have some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Think about the incredible Ballykisteen Hotel in
Tipperary, for example. It’s situated right behind the Galtee Mountains, and the land there is just breathtaking. We already know that many more couples are being savvy now when it comes to wedding costs, and many are thinking
that if they’ve paid for such a beautiful backdrop, they may as well video it. Drone photography is catching on!

While it can be argued that some of these changes are a little extreme (not every videographer is such a fan of
drone photography, for example), the reasoning behind why wedding videography is evolving in such a way is a
beautiful thought. What it all comes down to is brides and grooms wanting meaningful memories of their wedding
day – memories that provide more of a connection and invoke more feeling than the more traditional styles can.
With so many changes, it’s certainly an exciting time to be a part of the wedding videography world, and I for one
can’t wait to see what happens next

To the future!

Wedding Videographer Tipperary Happy New Year Message

This is my favorite time of year ringing out the old and saying hello to the new.

What dose the new year signify ? Every year the sun sets on the old year, heralding the dawn of a new morning, new year, new era and new life. With time, we make great strides in personal and professional growth. Each failure becomes a stepping stone each success becomes a milestone  http://quotations.about.com/od/newyeargreetings/

Wedding Videographer Tipperary ! Happy New Year
Wedding Videographer Tipperary ! Happy New Year






Here at Drangan Video we are looking forward to another fresh new year, we would like to wish all our past, present and future clients all the very best for 2016.

More exciting  blog news in 2016.

Happy new year from Eamon,Mairead and all the Anglim Family In Tipperary.





Happy Fun Wedding Video In Cork

The following wedding video clip is from the wedding of a Tipperary couple who celebrated their wedding ceremony in The Sacred Heart Church Mogeely, Co. Cork. The wedding

Brides In Tipperary
Brides In Tipperary

reception was in the very famous Castlemartyr Hotel and Spay Resort  which is one the leading wedding reception venues in Cork, it is obvious that David & Sanet had a fantastic day, just have a look at this highlights clip from their wedding DVD.

The fun filled wedding video began in the Castlemartyr Hotel with Sanet and the girls preparing for the big day, I love shooting video in this hotel it’s  a class leading  wedding reception venue and I have recorded weddings during 2013  for many Tipperary Brides who decided to choose  this Magical Cork wedding Venue for their wedding day celebrations.  The very famous Pat Shortt’s Bar is only a short walk from the hotel and it is the usually frequented by the hotel wedding guests while waiting for their wedding dinner, what better way to pass a couple of hours.   There is no better way to finish off the afternoon than to have some fresh seafood or drinks at Pat Shortt’s bar. All the produce is sourced locally and the fish delivered daily from the boats at Ballycotton harbour. Even the  traditional musicians are local except once a year during the popular Kiltha River Trad Fest , which is held in the village every August weekend.

After finishing gathering footage with the girls, I quickly made my way to Mogeely Church to catch David and the boys arriving, the  guests were greeted at the church with a lively selection of popular music provided by a local DJ  he had set up on the lawn by the side of the church and the music rang out all over the sleepy easygoing village of Mogeely, this was just one of David and Sanet’s  ideas which made their day so exciting and different from the many mainstream weddings that I record. I remember when David & Sanet called to me to discuss their wedding video they did say that they were going to have loads of fun on the day and that their guests would enjoy a wedding to remember, it was one  of the most enjoyable weddings that I have covered in recent times so fair play to this amazing tipperary bride & groom.

Wedding Video Cork
Wedding Video Cork

The Castlemartyr  Resort did not disappoint on quality of service it is well deserving of its 5 star rating.   It is not only the elegant 18th century manor house and the 13th century castle ruins that make Castlemartyr stand out from the crowd, but the meticulous attention to detail that their  experienced team of wedding planners provide. Nestled in 220 acres of mature landscape, the manor house is indeed the heart of this unique resort, having been restored and extended to offer perfectly styled accommodation, an award-winning Restaurant, a Spa and Leisure Centre, as well as an 18 hole inland links-style Golf course, it is no surprise that so many Brides In Tipperary are prepared to travel to this wonderfull venue to celebrate their special day.  Castlemartyr Resort is also an HSE registered venue for Civil Ceremonies and is the perfect location to celebrate your Civil Partnership.

It was a pleasure working with David & Sanet they are a really happy couple, their day was fun filled one of the many highlights was a helicopter tour for the Bride & Groom of the Castlemartyr area and brilliant sunshine to go with it, after the speeches we were invited on to the huge lawn at the rear of the hotel for a magical fire works display arranged by David as a surprise it was a perfect romantic finish to what was a 5 star wedding celebration.

David & Sanet  also run a very successful wedding Post Box service for weddings in Tipperary and all over Munster, the Post Box is a unique idea for your special day, guests clutching valuable envelopes and without an obvious place  to drop them, can often feel uneasy while waiting to catch the attention of the Best Man, ushers or even the Bride & Groom.  They can be contacted on Facebook or by the contact numbers below.

Contact David  086 8524424    Contact Sanet  087 2465957

Thanks once again for reading my latest blog post, more soon.

Regards Eamon.

Fun Clonmel Wedding Video With Cyrstal Swing

I really like local wedding videos in Clonmel sure its only a 15 min drive from here in  Fethard.  The following video highlights clip is that of Marian Dempsey and Derek Kennedy  it

Wedding Video Dundrum House Hotel
Wedding Video Dundrum House Hotel

was a really enjoyable wedding, one of the many highlights of the day was the surprise appearance of Cyrstal Swing as the wedding band in Dundrum House Hotel, Cashel Tipperary, the couple had not reveled the name of their wedding band, so it was a great surprise when they appeared on stage for the very first dance. The video clip below begins with a very energetic Derek Burke introducing the bride & Groom for the first dance.

Nearly all my weddings so far for 2014 are local in Clonmel, Cashel, Thurles and Kilkenny and its not fair to pick any wedding as been better than the rest, Marian’s & Derek’s wedding really stands out for me as been a happy relaxed and fun day.  My duties began at 11am  with the  setting up of cameras and microphones in St. Marys church Irishtown in Clonmel,  this beautiful church was built in 1850 replacing the original thatched chapel, which stood on the same site in Irishtown since 1660. Plans for the present building were prepared and agreed in November 1836. The church, dedicated to Our Lady under the title of the Assumption, was completed and blessed by Most Rev. Dr. O’Brien, Bishop of Waterford, on the 12th October 1856.  It is a popular Wedding Ceremony for brides in Tipperary especially in and around the greater Clonmel area, it is one of the most beautiful churches in Tipperary.

After setting up in the Church I made way on foot to Marian’s Parent’s house which is also in Irishtown a 3 min walk, Marian and the girls were in full wedding mode,  excitement was high and the sun was shining outside. Nick O Keeffe was the Wedding photographer and it was great to be working with him once again he is  former Weddings Online award winner, his work is amazing and he is quick witted and good fun. Marie Hickey of Bridal Hair By Marie was on duty from an early hour she is also a Weddings Online Award Winner she is a hair expert. Makeup was by Yvonne Maher who is also another award winner with Weddings online, only the very best for this beautiful Clonmel Bride.  I was delighted with the footage of the bridal preps, Marian has a lovely warm smile she has to be one of the happiest brides that I ever had the pleasure of working with her good humor rubbed off on everyone making us all feel relaxed and ready for a fab wedding.

The wedding Ceremony in St Marys Church was performed by Fr. Bobby Power who a well know Wedding Celebrant in Clonmel and South Tipperary, he has an easygoing and friendly approach to performing his duties, the ceremony was very much enhanced by the wonderful Mimosa Trio who provided a lovely selection of instrumental and vocal pieces during the ceremony. On our way to Dundrum House Hotel we stopped off just outside Cashel and entered huge green field which lay in the shadow of the famous Rock Of Cashel, we did consider dropping in to Hore Abbey but the field was a better choice as there was a clear view of the Rock Of Cashel anyway I think Hore Abbey is more suitable for Winter Weddings.  We had to climb a gate to enter the field which was no problem for this athletic couple, it was well worth the effort the video footage was lovely, green grass, blue sky and a gentle breeze which added interest to the veil and dress.

Dundrum House Hotel
Dundrum House Hotel

Dundrum House Hotel is one of the best known wedding venues in Tipperary .  The Galteemore Suite is the centre piece of the wedding day celebrations in Dundrum House, the ballroom is conveniently placed on the raised ground floor of this authentic Georgian Manor where spectacular views of the golf course and hinterland greet you upon arrival. With enough seated room for 350 guests a large bar, raised stage, so another great choice be Marian & Derek.  On the way into the hotel we used the Cherry Blossom tree in the hotel grounds which was in full bloom on May 3rd, we got some nice footage of the couple strolling along the pathway which was decorated with a carpet of falling cherry blossoms, you could not buy this, it was perfect.

So its back to the highlight of the evening a very special wedding band.   Crystal Swing are a new wave Country and Western and Country and Irish musical group, from Lisgoold, County Cork, Ireland. The family group is made up of mother Mary Murray-Burke and her children Dervla and Derek Burke, they are not alone well know in Ireland but in many other parts of the world also. The video clip features Derek enjoying the attention of my video camera. They are a really lively act and would enhance any wedding celebration, they are not available as a mainstream Wedding Band because of other recording commitments, Marian & Derek were chatting with Mary Burke on facebbok and a frienship was formed  and Crystal Swing offered to be their wedding band.

I would like to wish Marian & Derek all the very best for the future, it was an absolute pleasure to have been their Wedding videographer and thanks also allowing Drangan Video to share this Highlights Clip in this blog post and on the Drangan Video Facebook Page.

More Tipperary wedding news soon.

Regards Eamon.

January Wedding Carrick-On- Suir

The 2014 wedding season kicked off early in January for Drangan Video  with a number of local weddings in and around Tipperary, this fearured video clip is from

Weddings Tipperary
Weddings Tipperary

the wedding of Aoife & Colin who were married in St. Molleran’s Church Carrickbeg, Tipperary. January 3rd 2014 was a cold but sunny day with the usual spattering of heavy showers, this video clip highlights all the sunny moments from what a lovely wedding in Tipperary.

I arrived at Aoife’s parents house in Carrickbeg at 11am and at that stage wedding preps were in full swing there was a great buzz and excitement was kicking in for Aoife and girls, it was also nice to meet Evoynne Maher who was busy attending to makeup she is a very busy lady I had met her at 4 of my  Christmas weddings in Tipperary, she was also did makeup for our daughters wedding in Drangan back in November 2013, continued success to her for 2014 and beyond.   Carrickbeg is a village on the southern side of the river Suir in south Tipperary. Carrickbeg comprises as part of the town of Carrick-on-Suir on the southern side of the River Suir, Carrickbeg is a small village within the Town of Carrick-On-Suir in Tipperary.    In Carrickbeg, just across the bridge from Carrick-on-Suir in County Waterford, people can discover St Molleran’s Church. It stands on the site of a 13th-century friary, fragments of which are incorporated into the present building. The Earl of Ormond gave the land to the Franciscans, who occupied the site until the suppression of the monasteries under Henry VIII. The front wall stands as a reminder of the Great Famine; peasants constructed it as part of a work-for-food project in the 1840s.

Aoife & Colin  were really great to work with, as far as recording on the day was concerned I had a free hand to just do my own thing,  Aoife is a really bubbly person which  is obvious  from the above  wedding video highlights clip. There is something special about calling to a house and capturing the bridal preps, the excitement and fun is always somewhat infectious, I remember on that particular day i already had shot 6 weddings back to back and was feeling just a tiny little bit sluggish to say the least.

Tipperary Hurling
Tipperary Hurling

When I entered Aoife’s house the fun and laughter was just the  kick start that I needed to get another creative camera shoot under way.  The wedding reception was in the wonderful Newpark Hotel Kilkenny, its amazing just how many brides in Tipperary are crossing the border to have their wedding reception at Hotels in Kilkenny.   I suppose its difficult to name the best wedding venue in Kilkenny because the choice is very broad and the quality of each is equally  superb, I must admit that the the Kilkenny Newpark is one of my favorite wedding venues for recording wedding videos. Drangan video is the Newpark’s  list of recommended Videographers from Tipperary, tanks for that.

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Wishing Aoife & Colin all the very best for the future, it was an absolute pleasure to have been chosen to film and produce their wedding video.

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Regards Eamon