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Mount Juliet and why we love it!

Here at Drangan Video we have been privileged to provide wedding video services to brides and grooms right across the country. Every one of these weddings has been unique and special and without exception, the venues have always gone above and beyond to provide couples with everything they needed on their big day.

Weddings In Mount Juliet Kilkenny

There is however one very special venue that stands out to us, due to its location, the setting, decor and dedication to making every wedding as special as it can be. In this blog post we are going to focus on Mount Juliet in County Kilkenny and provide our readers with our own insight into what makes this venue so incredibly special.

Over the past 25 years we have filmed quite a few weddings at this venue and have always been taken aback by the changes, improvements and general setting of the location. Here are just a few of the reasons why we believe Mount Juliet in Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s most perfect wedding venues:

5* Luxury

In March of this year, the Mount Juliet Estate was awarded 5* by Fáilte Ireland, one of only 42 venues in Ireland that now hold this prestigious ranking. This 5* ranking is reserved for only the most luxurious hotels and Fáilte Ireland are quite reserved about handing them out, this is a clear acknowledgement of the very high standards we have witnessed time and time again.

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Choice of Accommodation

The Mount Juliet Estate offers a choice to guests by way of a 32 bedroom Georgian manor house and the 93 bedroom ‘Hunters Yard’ hotel. Both of these properties are furnished lavishly but offer 2 distinct experiences. The rooms at ‘Hunters Yard’ offer a more modern twist on luxury and feel slightly more laid back than the Georgian manor, however if you’re in the mood for something a little more regal, the Georgian manor house is definitely the way to go. We love that these two properties give our brides and grooms an incredible choice on their big day.

The Grounds

As professional wedding videographers we love nothing more than filming in the 500-acre estate that surrounds Mount Juliet. The perfectly manicured gardens, meadows, parkland and wooded area make it a videographer and photographers dream!

The Location

Situated just a short 20 minute drive from Kilkenny city, this location is perfect for those travelling from all corners of the country.

Over the coming months we are going to look at some more of our favourite venues and would love to hear from you about your special day and the venue that made it extra special for you and your guests.

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If you’re looking for a videographer to capture the special moments of your wedding day, please get in touch with the team here at Drangan Video and we will be happy to talk you through the options we can offer. Remember, we are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland to film your big day at no extra cost to you!

Questions to ask your Wedding Videographer

When you’re searching for the perfect wedding videographer, it’s always important that you ask specific questions to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want for your big day. In this article we’re going to look at the questions that we find benefit our brides and grooms most and give our own answer to each question. Here at Drangan Video, we provide a professional wedding videography service with in-house editing and are available for weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Limerick  and nationwide.

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Question 1: What is the videographers style?

The team at Drangan Video offer a number of different styles to suit your dream wedding video. We find that most of our couples prefer a documentary/natural filming approach here we capture the moments of your day as the actually occur. This means that we don’t intrude upon your day or get in the way of your guests, and the resulting video is a true representation of your wedding day. A documentary style wedding video means we won’t stage any shots, we’ll just quietly work away in the background while you enjoy the celebrations.

Question 2: Does the Videographer have experience?

Having confidence in your wedding videographer is really the most important part of making your choice. Whilst we all know someone who is good with a camera, your wedding video should really only be shot by someone who has years of experience and can work professionally at every moment of the day. Drangan Video have provided wedding videography services to hundreds of brides and grooms right across Ireland. We know where we need to be and when and you can be assured that we will never miss a moment of your big day.

Question 3: Does the Videographer book more than one Wedding a day?

The simple answer to this question in NO. Even if we have a request for one wedding in the morning and another in the late afternoon, we will never book more than one wedding video a day. Our focus is on you and your intended for as long as you need us and we can promise you that you have our full attention.

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Question 4: Does the Videographer Outsource the Editing?

Drangan Video does not outsource any editing and has invested heavily in an editing suite to ensure we have full control over the quality of your wedding video. Outsourcing editing can lead to long delays and we know that simply isn’t an option for our brides and grooms.

Question 5: What Equipment does the Videographer use?

Using the very latest in videography equipment, hardware and software, the team here at Drangan will be utilising state of the art cameras and sound equipment when filming your wedding. No expense has been spared to ensure you are presented with the most beautiful wedding video!

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Question 6: Do you Offer a Number of Wedding Video Packages?

Yes, we realise that not every couple will want the full package available and are happy to offer a number of options to our brides and grooms. To learn more about the packages we offer, please do feel free to email, phone or fill in the contact form right here on the website.

If you have any questions you would like us to answer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. We operate throughout the year and are happy to travel to any destination in Ireland to ensure your big day is captured in its entirety.

Wedding Trends for 2019

It’s January again, that time of the year where we take a look at the trends that look set to take the wedding world by storm for the next 12 months. In this blog post we’re going to take a look at the trends for 2019, whilst also giving a nod to those old trends that looks set to continue long into the future. We’d love to hear any insights you may have, so do please feel free to comment below or get in touch with Drangan Video  via social media.

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Colour Trends in 2019

2019 see the continuation of the trend for pastel colours; however, we are now looking at darker more dramatic shades. Set your sights on darks purples, pinks and blues and you can be sure that you’ll be right on trend. Silvers, golds, bronzes and metallic tones are also looking likely to top the style trends for guests and bridal parties alike!

Making the Change

We’re not quite sure if we should thank Megan Markle for this or not, but the stunning bride has set the tone for things to come with a change of dress after the wedding ceremony. Realising that cost plays a huge part in this new trend, we’d recommend keeping your eyes peeled for bridal bargains on the run up to your big day. Opt for an outfit or dress that allows you to relax and enjoy some dancing later in the evening without having to worry about or be restricted by a heavy gown.

Personalised Wedding Stationary

Never before has wedding stationary been so important! The trend now seems to be pointing more than ever to personalised wedding invites with monograms designed specifically for you both, professional calligraphy and laser cut designs. Most small towns, villages and cities in Ireland will have a number of craft professionals that will be delighted to design something bespoke for your and your intended. Plus you’re supporting a local small business, what could be better than that?

The More Intimate Experience

Whilst it appears the recession in Ireland is well and truly over (for now), Brides and Grooms have learned from the past decade of austerity and have taken stock of what is most important for their wedding day. Gone are the days of large extravagant weddings with three or four hundred guests, we now look more to the people who are most important in our lives and put them centre stage. Large weddings are great fun, but when the costs run too high it can be hard to justify any resulting debt!

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Catering with a Difference

Looking for something different for your wedding? Why not look to the mobile catering trend that continues to grow throughout Ireland? More and more we are seeing Brides and Grooms employ the services of outside catering companies, burger vans, burrito bars, ice-cream vendors and mixologists! If you fancy a change from the traditional sit down dinner, have a look at some of your local mobile catering service providers for some incredible inspiration.

If you are planning a wedding in 2019 or 2020 and looking to hire the services of a professional wedding videographer, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland and will always work closely with you to provide you a service that will last you a lifetime.

Recent Wedding Videos in Kilkenny

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.

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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.

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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.

Wedding Fashion for Guests in 2016

Here at Drangan Video, we have had the pleasure of witnessing a plethora of weddings in Tipperary and across the country. It goes without saying that the fashion focus is most firmly on the bride and her groom, however, we love to see the guests decked out in all their finery, which no doubt adds to the sense of occasion for all.

We are sure that if you’re attending a wedding or two in 2016, you’ll want to be looking your best. With this in mind we have put together a blog post detailing 2016’s most discernable fashion trends and we hope you find something that catches your eye.

The Midi Dress

Midi (mid length) dresses have been popular for the past 2-3 years and it looks like the trend is set to continue for 2016. A midi dress is a dress that falls just on or below the knee. This style is an elegant length, and offers a certain versatility that full-length gowns do not. You can be guaranteed that a chic midi dress won’t sit at the back of your wardrobe awaiting the next wedding invite, as it is just perfect for all occasions!

White Shirts

White shirts with black pants featured prominently in many 2016 fashion shows from world renowned designers such as Fendi, Vera Wang and Phillip Lim, meaning this look is set to be a popular sight this year. Pair a crisp white shirt, with a pair of sleek black trousers, for a chic, classic outfit that will suit all weddings. This outfit is particularly great for women who may not feel comfortable wearing a dress and is just perfect for cold weather weddings.

Billowy Tops

Billowy tops also featured extensively on runways for 2016. Billowy tops are loose fitting enough to keep you comfortable during whole wedding, but trendy enough to still look chic and stylish. These undulating tops when worn with a pair of fitted trousers or leggings create an outfit that is perfect for all weddings.

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Pleated Pieces

Pleated skirts and dresses have featured in shows from world-famous designers, such as Gucci, Hermes, and Carolina Herrara. This would strongly indicate that pleated garments are going to be fashionable in 2016 and 2017. A pleated dress is perfect for traditional weddings, and is a great option if you are looking for something that is classically feminine. Worn with a blouse, shirt or simple vest top, the pleated skirt is unlikely to ever go out of fashion.

Ruffles

Ruffle detailing is appearing on garments in numerous 2016 spring / summer fashion shows, featuring some of the world’s most respected designers; Michael Kors, Miu Miu, and Roberto Cavalli. Ruffle detailing adds an elegant, stylish touch to any outfit. Whether you opt for a dress or a skirt, clothing that features ruffle detailing is ideal for casual or informal weddings.

The Slip Dress

Slinky, stylish slip dresses are very trendy this year, and many designers, such as Burberry and Celine, have featured them in their 2016 collections. Slip dresses are incredibly feminine, and can be layered with other well thought pieces such as blazers and knitted boleros to create a number of wedding appropriate outfits.

We hope that these fashion tips and trends will inspire you when shopping for a wedding outfit in the next few months, and we would particularly love to hear from you if you can recommend any up and coming Irish designers.

If you or someone you know and love is searching for a professional wedding videographer in Tipperary or any place in ireland please don’t hesitate to contact Eamon here at Drangan  any time, we will be happy to provide you with assistance in any way we can.

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Eamon

Sources for Trends

http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/lauren-conrad-fashion-trend-predictions-2016

http://www.popsugar.co.uk/fashion/Spring-2016-Trends-Runway-38741027?stream_view=1#photo-38740966

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/fashion/550957/ss16-fashion-trend-report-the-best-women-s-fashion-trends-for-spring-2016.html

https://www.theknot.com/content/what-to-wear-to-a-wedding