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Celebrating 25 Years of Wedding Videography

If you had told me 25 years ago that my little videography business would still be going strong in 2019, I may have found it hard to believe, yet here we are today celebrating this incredible milestone!

It goes without saying that this would not be possible without the thousands of couples who have trusted Drangan Video with their precious memories. I’m proud to say that in quite a few cases, I am now filming weddings for the sons and daughters of some of my earlier clients and it is an absolute honour for me that they thought that much of my videography that it’s become a family tradition. A huge thank you to all of the couples over the past 25 years, without you and your love for each other, Drangan Video may not have been so successful. Thank you.

25 years wedding videography

Over the past 25 years, I have seen trends change dramatically, from dress styles to catering and décor. However, there has been one thing that has remained constant – Ireland is a wonderful place to get married. In fact this has actually improved over the past number of years because we can now celebrate all marriages equally, it was a long time coming and a hard fought battle but I’m very proud to be part of a generation that made this change happen. All love is equal and our fellow countrymen and women agree wholeheartedly – to be part of this change in society and to witness it first hand has been one of the most emotional and rewarding parts of my 25 years in business.

As well as changes in wedding trends, I have seen huge advances in videography technology and techniques. Thankfully the cameras we use now at Drangan Video are a far cry from the bulky, heavy video cameras I started out with in the 90’s. Improved editing software, high-resolution videos, hi-tech video equipment and advanced video formatting have contributed massively to the service we provide.

Wedding Video Kilkenny

Every year for the past 25 years I have had the privilege to speak with and meet new couples who are incredibly excited about their big day. This absolutely never gets old and I love nothing more than capturing their big day on video for eternity.

The nationwide policy here at Drangan Video means I have had the pleasure of filming weddings in every county in Ireland. I get to see the wildest corners of Connemara and the busy city lights of Dublin as well as the castles and scenic views of Tipperary and Kilkenny. I can tell you that a working life simply doesn’t get better than this!

Once again I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the couples that have trusted Drangan Video with their memories and I look forward to meeting future generations so we can add another precious layer to those videos.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary

If you are planning a wedding and are in need of a videographer who uses the very latest video technology, offers in-house editing and loves nothing more than seeing a couple in love, please do feel free to give me a shout here at Drangan Video and I will work side by side with you to capture your big day in all it’s glory. Remember, Drangan Video travels nationwide without any extra cost to you, so whether you’re based in Kilkenny, Waterford, Tipperary or Cork you can be assured that we will be familiar with the area.

Here’s to another 25 years!
Very best wishes and many thanks for your past and continued custom.

Happy Christmas From Drangan Video Kilkenny

Well here in Kilkenny  it is certainly beginning to feel and look allot like Christmas, I shot two wedding videos in Kilkenny city last weekend, Youlefest  Kilkenny 2017  provided interesting and seasonal backdrops for both weddings
Yulefest  is a Christmas festival which taking  place during the month of December.   A  giant Ferris wheel and an antique carousel added a touch of  colorful magic mystery to last weekend’s wedding films.

Happy Christmas Wedding Videos In Kilkenny

I am looking forward to my Christmas break until December 27, then it’s four wedding videos in Kilkenny  back to back or as Kilkenny hurling fans might say it’s four in a row !!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers past, present and future a very happy and exciting Christmas, Im also looking forward to meeting and working with our 2018, 2019  couples who have chosen Drangan Video to film their special day.

Best Wishes from Eamon Mairead and family.

Wedding Planning for all Weather

Regardless of where you are based in Ireland, it’s an unfortunate truth that we are a country that cannot rely on the weather any time of the year. So whether you are planning on getting married in June or January, in Kilkenny, Tipperary or Galway you need to ensure you have planned for all four seasons in one day.

 

As much as we hope for the best weather in the summer months, unless you are getting married the week the leaving cert starts, it’s almost a certainty that it will rain or be blustery at some stage during the day. Whatever the date, whatever the location, make sure the best man and grooms party have a car full of umbrellas just in case. If you’re one of the lucky ones you could be using them as parasols later in the day!

Wedding Planning Advice For weddings In Tipperary
Wedding Planning Advice For weddings In Tipperary

Plan for the Rain

Have umbrellas, light anoraks and shawls at the ready for your bridal party and guests if there is any period of time where you are likely to be outdoors for a spell. Ask the bridesmaids to bring spare shoes with them in the event they get wet and make sure you have transport arranged that will drop you right to the door of the ceremony and the reception venue.

Plan for the Sun

It’s not all doom and gloom, we do also experience some of the most wonderful summer sunshine across the country and we should also remember to plan for this as best we can. If the forecast is showing sunshine and high temperatures, it’s a good idea to have your bridesmaids and groomsmen apply sun cream that morning before applying any makeup and have some parasols and mini electric pocket fans available for the guests and the bridal party. You can provide flip-flops, antiperspirant and spritz bottles by leaving a hamper in the ladies and men’s toilets. This is a lovely touch for those who may suffer with the heat.

Plan for the Wind

Planning for a windy day isn’t quite as easy as it is for the rain and sun, but we’re sure you’ll find these tips helpful.

Make sure you have a surplus of hairspray for yourself the bride, all of the bridesmaids and the guests (both male and female). This will ensure you all avoid that windswept look for at least most of the day.

If you are celebrating outdoors, ask the venue to provide windbreakers and a strong marquee for use by all the guests.

Wedding Planning Advice For Kilkenny Brides To Be
Wedding Planning Advice For Kilkenny Brides To Be

Plan for the Cold

As we’re accustomed to a change in temperatures that can come very fast, we would advise that you also plan for any sudden drops in temperature. A nice touch would be to provide blankets or shawls for your guests who wish to stay outdoors, along with outdoor heating provided by the venue to make for a balmy and relaxing evening without the risk of chills.

 

Plan for Snow

Yes, plan for snow. Obviously this doesn’t apply to any of you who are getting married in summer or autumn but it has been known to snow in Ireland as late as April or May and as early as October. If the weather forecast is predicting a chance of ice or snow then you need to take the time to make sure all of your guests are aware so they can take more time on the roads and book accommodation if necessary. If you do get snow for your Christmas wedding, it will be the most magical piece of Irish weather you can ever have!

 

Whether rain, snow, hail or shine, Drangan Video will always be there on time for your big day. We travel throughout the country right throughout the seasons and would be delighted to be part of your big day by providing our wedding video services. Feel free to give us a call or pop us a message through the contact page and we will get back to you no matter what the weather!

More Wedding News Soon.
Cheers Eamon.

Claire & John’s Wedding Video Highlights Blessington, Wicklow

As a Tipperary based wedding videographer Im very proud of my roots here in Clonmel ,  local weddings around Tipperary are my bread and butter but I have to admit that traveling to other counties in Ireland to shoot wedding videos is also  very rewarding.
This week’s blog post features a  wedding video of Claire & John which I filmed in  Blessington Co. Wicklow.

The story begins in the fabulas Killashee House Hotel  with Claire and her ladies in waiting busily preparing for what turned out  to be a fab day.
Killashee is a beautifully preserved classical setting with an elegant modern flair. Its wild woodland walks and blooming gardens form the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding day.
Claire and the girls were having great fun they were one of the happiest bridal parties that I have ever worked with,  my time with the girls just flew by,  it was a giggle  a minute.

Wedding Videographer Kilashee House Hotel, Kildare.
Wedding Videographer Kilashee House Hotel, Kildare.

 

 

 

 

 

 
The wedding ceremony took place in the Church of our Lady Crosschapel situated  in the townland of Crosscoolharbour, Co. Kildare. The south-east side of the churchyard is the county boundary with Co. Wicklow.
I enjoyed my 30min drive from Kilashee House Hotel it was an opportunity to sample some of the beautiful  Kildare and Wicklow scenery.

I arrived in time to catch John and the boys arriving, they were a pretty laid back bunch of guys, apart from suits it was just another day having a chat with family and friends before mass.
Claire arrived  in good time prompting the guests to make their way inside the church.
The ceremony was celebrated by the Rev. Kevin Lyon Archdeacon of Glendalough.

Crosschapel Church Blessington Co. Wicklow.
Crosschapel Church Blessington Co. Wicklow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the  ceremony  we headed straight back to Kilashhee House Hotel for the arrival of  Claire & John to their drinks reception.
As a wedding videographer shooting weddings in Tipperary,Kildare & Wicklow I am a frequent visitor to Kilashee House, it is my favorite Kildare wedding venue.
“Two lives coming together as one… two families uniting in a celebration of love… The perfect wedding day is all about choosing the perfect wedding reception venue.”

The wedding video contains some lovely highlights  of Claire & John  having a chat and a stroll around the beautifully maintained gardens in Kilashee House Hotel, after the wedding photos I capture discreet shots of the guests relaxing, chatting and enjoying a drink or two.
Speeches were conducted after the meal, over the past few years  I have experienced the growing trend of having the wedding speeches done and dusted before the meal.

Traditionally the speeches have always been conducted after the wedding dinner marking  the end of the wedding ‘formalities’  and the beginning of the wedding day celebrations “let the party begin”.

 Speeches before the Meal. Guests are called into the wedding dinner, the couple  get announced in to a huge enthusiastic round of  applause, then its  straight into speeches. The main reason for doing the speeches at this point is to allow the  speakers to get it over and done with and relax over  their meal. I can go along with it up to a point, but its worth remembering  that your guests probably starving and haven’t had  enough to drink to make them laugh at all  the jokes and sometimes  long winded story’s.  As a result  it will much more difficult to win the attention of  your large  audience.

Have one speech between each course.  As the wedding videographer this is my least favorable format.  Dad does his speech  after the starter, the groom does his after the main course and the best man does his after the dessert.  It  doesn’t really work very well as there is no flow or continuity to the speeches, and  poor me missing out on sitting down to a relaxing uninterrupted meal  but seriously In do believe  the speeches are always better after the meal.

Speeches after the Meal 🙂 Very often traditions regarding the timings at weddings exist because they have been shown to work best. All your guests get fed and watered and will be much more receptive to speeches post-meal.

They will almost always thank you for it.At the end of the speeches the MC can announce what happens next regarding dancing etc. It helps move from the one thing to another in an appropriate way.

A big thanks to Claire & John for choosing me as their preferred choice of wedding videographer, they were a lovely couple to work with. The wedding video highlights have already been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook page, Twitter, Google + and Vimeo.

Thanks for taking the time to visit our wedding  blog page.
More wedding news next week.

Best Regards
Eamon.

 

 

Scenic locations in Kilkenny for your Wedding Video

In this blog post I am going to concentrate on Kilkenny and the wonderful scenic locations dotted around the county that are just perfect for any wedding photo shoot or video backdrop. I count myself as truly blessed to travel the country providing videography services to those who are getting ready to spend the rest of their lives together and I really couldn’t recommend a more splendid backdrop for these events than the county of Kilkenny.

If you are planning to hold your nuptials in Kilkenny and are still unsure of the perfect spot for photos and video, feel free to peruse the list below for inspiration and if you feel I have left anywhere out I would love to hear from you!

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

One of the most beautiful places in Kilkenny is the Kilfane Glen and Waterfall. Located in Thomastown, this romantic era garden and waterfall simply exude elegance and tranquillity, making it the perfect backdrop for any wedding video.

Kilkenny Castle

Allow the grandeur and magnificence of Kilkenny Castle to make your wedding video truly memorable. Located in Kilkenny City, this 12th Century castle, which has been remodelled and restored, is nestled in extensive, scenic parklands.

Rothe House & Garden

Harking back to an older time, Rothe House and Garden is a truly charming setting for a special wedding video shoot. Built between 1594 and 1610, this location includes three historic houses, a large, idyllic 17th century garden and three enclosed courtyards. For traditional weddings, Rothe House and Garden, which is located in Kilkenny City, is the perfect fit.

Kells Mill Co. Kilkenny
Kells Mills Co. Kilkenny    Drangan Video Kilkenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum

Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum in Inistioge is a location that’s simply made for wedding videos. Featuring an elegant rose garden, a scenic walled garden and a charming rockery garden, from the 1740s, this location offers a truly beautiful backdrop for a wedding video shoot. It also offers a collection of rare trees, and some simply stunning, idyllic walking trails.

St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower

One of the most stunning wedding video locations in Kilkenny is St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower. The simply incredible cathedral features stunning early-gothic architecture. Located in Kilkenny City, this historic location provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for wedding videos. From the 9th century round tower, you can see wonderful views of the surrounding area, if the weather is good of course!

Jerpoint Abbey

If you want some truly scenic shots for your wedding video, then Jerpoint Abbey is the perfect location for you. Located in Thomastown, these 12th century Cistercian ruins are simply magnificent. It’s a truly unique setting for a memorable wedding video shoot.

Kells Mills

Cute, and charming, Kells Mills will take your breath away every time. The tranquil Kings River, the quaint 16 mills, and the lush greenery that surrounds them make this location a beautifully quaint setting.

Kilkenny features some of the most picturesque locations in the country for wedding videos. If you have any ideas for video locations, we’d really like to hear them, so feel free to share them in the comments below.
For those of you requiring wedding videography services in Kilkenny City or County, then please don’t hesitate to contact Drangan Video. We are always here to assist you in making your big day as special as possible.

More Kilkenny Wedding News Soon.

Regards Eamon Drangan Video