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Wedding Videography with Drangan Video

Drangan Video has been providing professional wedding videography services for couples right across Ireland since 1995. Over these very happy 23 years, we have had the pleasure of filming almost 1,000 weddings and we still love nothing more than capturing these special moments for you to enjoy throughout your marriage.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary

In this blog post I’m going to tell you a bit about Drangan Video, talk about why we love what we do and give you an idea of what type of service you can expect before, during and after your big day. I’ll also touch on the different approaches we take to videography and why our professional editing service makes a real difference to product we offer.

Our Approach to Wedding Videography:

As the founder of Drangan Video I pride myself greatly on providing a discreet wedding videography service with a real hands off approach. I never direct or set up shots, this allows the final video to be truly natural and portray the real atmosphere of your day. I also include cinematography and camera movement when filming your big day, so you can enjoy the very best of both worlds. For me, the most important aspect of filming your wedding day is that I provide you with a video that really allows you to enjoy the experience all over again. Candid video and documentary styled filming means you get to see all the important milestones of your big day and also see the little details that you may not have been aware of. This is what makes discreet video footage so important.

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Professional Editing Service:

Unlike other wedding videography providers, Drangan Video does all editing in-house, we don’t outsource this to a third-party, which means we have total control over the finished product.

All post production work and editing is completed at Drangan Video headquarters in a fully equipped editing studio. We use only the very latest technologies and software to ensure we can provide you with a video that captures every moment.

Drangan Video designs and prints our very own unique DVD and media cases for a full end-to-end wedding video service.

The Equipment we use:

Drangan Video is constantly upgrading and adding to its videography technology and all of our equipment is updated on a regular basis. We have invested in the very latest Sony HD equipment and use only hand-held cameras to ensure we remain discreet and in control of footage throughout your big day.

What drives us?

This is the easy part for us, we simply love to see couples happy and embarking on a new life together, it’s as simple as that really. We love nothing more than meeting new couples, helping them plan for their video on the big day and take great pride in being a very small part of the celebrations.

Wedding Videography In Tipperary and Kilkenny

Strong customer service is our very first priority and we will go to great lengths to ensure we exceed all of your expectations. Our commitment to travel to any venue in Ireland has always been a big draw for budding brides and grooms and we are always happy to visit multiple venues if this is required.

Should you wish to contact Drangan Video and learn more about our wedding videography services, please do feel free to get in touch with us at any time. Eamon will be happy to talk you through the options available and will provide you with a no-obligation quote for your big day.

Making your Wedding Reception an Outstanding Success

When  planning your wedding reception, it’s always important to focus on your guests and how much they will enjoy the celebrations. In this blog post we are going to look at some sure-fire tips that will ensure your wedding reception will be remembered for all the right reasons.

A thoughtful seating plan
One of the very first steps in planning your celebration will be to put in place a seating plan that will make guests feel comfortable and relaxed. Whilst this may seem like a quick and easy task, it is one of the most important aspects of the reception so set aside some quality time to really get it right for all your guests.

Wedding Reception Venue in Kilkenny

Seat guests with those who are likeminded and who know each other well. Whilst you may be tempted to seat strangers together because you ‘think’ they’ll get on well, it’s best to ensure guests feel comfortable from the very first moment they take their seat. Well-planned seating arrangements can make a huge difference to the atmosphere on the day and you will want each and every one of your guests to feel relaxed and in good spirits with people they know.

Cater for the kiddies
If you have children attending your wedding celebrations, please take the time to ensure their needs are catered for. Provide sweet treats, entertainment and a designated area for the kids to enjoy themselves in. Perhaps have a babysitter onsite to look after the younger children; this will allow the parents the freedom to celebrate in style without having to worry about the kids for the evening.

A first dance with a difference
Guests love nothing more than a well planned first dance routine and this trend looks set to continue into the future. If you and your intended are the adventurous type, why not put together a dance routine that will wow and include your guests in the action.

Tipperary couple enjoying their first dance

It is important to remember that a traditional first dance can be just as impressive so don’t ever feel pressured into doing something that may be outside your comfort zone. It is YOUR first dance after all.

Surprise entertainment
We have seen a huge surge in surprise entertainment provided at Irish wedding receptions over the past few years, and we have to admit this always goes down a treat with the guests. Whether you opt for operatic waiting staff, a dance display or an expert magician, these little touches will certainly make your big day one to remember.

Choosing your wedding band
The live entertainment is probably the most important part of ensuring a celebratory atmosphere at your wedding reception. When researching bands, we would highly recommend that you see them perform live if you have the opportunity. Some wedding bands will be happy to ask you to see them perform at another wedding (with the permission of the bride and groom of course) before you make that all important decision. Ask your band for wedding video clips of other weddings, speak with them about their set list and their ability to read a crowd and always seek out testimonials and recommendations. A good band will make a difference to the ambience in the room but a GREAT band will have your guests dancing all night and truly enjoying themselves.

Wedding Music Bands in Kilkenny and Tipperary

Drangan Video provides professional wedding videography services for weddings right across Ireland. Whether you’re tying the knot in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Donegal, we will be happy to travel to your chosen venue at no extra cost. Get in touch with Eamon today to explore the options that are available to you.

Tips on planning your 2018/2019 wedding

In this wedding news blog we are taking  a look at the exciting job of wedding planning,  as a busy wedding videographer based  in Tipperary and Kilkenny I’m lucky to attended  numerous  weddings in both counties ,  thanks to all the couples past and future who have said yes to Drangan Video  for their wedding videography requirements. Talking to so many Brides and Grooms at the planning stage I have acquired a  certain knowledge  regarding  the subject of planning the happiest day of your life.
Are you the bride to be   who has dreaming  about your wedding day since childhood ?  or has the  thought never crossed your mind until Mr. right came along and swept you off your feet ?

Planning your wedding should be  happy  a happy and exciting experience  your  wedding is one of the most important days of your life . Putting together a wedding planning  check list and doing things step by step will  help to make your wedding planning and enjoyable  experience.

Wedding planning tips for your wedding in Kilkenny

For those of you who have recently gotten engaged and
are in the process of planning your wedding, we hope our checklist will give you a good foundation from which to work. Planning a wedding should be an enjoyable experience, however it can in many instances become stressful and overwhelming. By using a checklist or a diary you can eliminate quite a bit of the stress that comes with the planning process.

Whether you’re getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Carlow  the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you and welcome any feedback you may have – think we’ve missed an important item from our list? Please get in touch and let us know!

1. Get organised
Invest in a good binder and set up a handy excel workbook to keep track of everything you need in one place. This may seem a bit excessive but trust us you’ll be glad you did!

2. Budget
Set a realistic budget and stick to it as closely as you can. Costs can mount quite quickly when planning a wedding so it’s in your best interests to be as firm as possible with your budget.

3. Bridal Party
Choose your bridal party and include Maid of Honour, Best Man, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, and any children you would like to include in the ceremony.

4. Set a date
Decide on the date of your wedding. Keep in mind that costs will rise when choosing a date that falls on a weekend or public holiday or significant date such as Valentines Day.

5. Venues
With your date set, you can now approach venues for both your ceremony and reception. Many Brides and Grooms are now opting for venues that can provide both and this is a great way to cut down on costs as well as being more convenient for you and your guests.

6. Entertainment
Once your venue is booked, it’s now time to truly get planning. Get in touch with any entertainers you wish to hear prior to making a booking. Many wedding bands and entertainers will do showcase performances where you can see them in action before making a decision.

7. Vendors
It’s now time to contact all the vendors who are going to be providing services at your wedding, this can include:
• Wedding Videographers – that’s us!
• Photographers
• Transport operators
• Caterers
• Florists
• Beauticians
• Baker
• Officiant, Priest or Registrar
• Children’s entertainment

Planning advice for your wedding in Tipperary

8. License
Don’t forget to get your license organised!

9. Clothing
Attire for the happy couple and their bridal party will need to be organised well in advance in order for any alterations to be completed. This is true whether renting or buying.

10. Accommodation
Organise accommodation for your, your guests and the bridal party. Most venues will offer a reduced rate for anyone attending the wedding and may provide complimentary accommodation for the bridal party as part of their package.

11. Invites
Give your guests a minimum of 3 months notice when sending invitations. This will give individuals time to organise childcare or time off work if required.

12. Honeymoon
Planning a honeymoon? Keep an eye out online for some great deals during the off-peak seasons.

13. Save the date
Send save the date cards at least 5 months in advance and at least 12 months if your are celebrating your nuptials abroad.

14. Transport
Organise transport for the bridal party and any elderly relatives who may have difficulty reaching the venue.

15. Beauty
Book any treatments for the bridal party and of course the mothers of the Bride and Groom.

16. Favours
If you are going to gift your guests with favours, we would always advise looking online for some great ideas and savings.
17. Guest list
Finalise your guest list and add all RSVP’s to your planner or database.
18. Menu
Speak with the venue about your menu on the day and request a tasting dinner for you and your bride or groom.

19. Rings
Now go and treat yourself to some beautiful wedding rings. Some of the best suppliers of wedding jewellery in Ireland can be found in our local towns and villages and many are happy to provide discounts to keep costs inline with online retailers.

20. Hen / stag
If you and your intended are having a hen/stag party, look for venues that are friendly and accommodate large groups. Stay away from family friendly venues and opt for hotels or guesthouses that offer all in one packages.

21. Confirmations
Get in touch with all your vendors and suppliers and confirm all details prior to your big day.

22. Table plan
Pay attention when designing your table plan, it’s trickier than it first seems!

23. Gifts
Organise gifts for the bridal party and flowers for the Mother’s or Guardians at the top table.

24. Payments
Have all your payments ready on the day. Place each amount in an envelope and ask the best man to pass these on to vendors and request a receipt on the day.

Wedding video in Kilkenny

We hope you find the above checklist useful and would love to hear from you if you’re hoping to book a wedding videographer for your big day. Whether you are based in Cork, Waterford,Tipperary or Kilkenny we will be happy to travel to your destination at no extra cost to you.

More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding blog news soon
Eamon

Wedding Décor Trends for Autumn & Winter 2017

Over the past number of years we have seen some wedding décor trends come and go whilst others have really stood the test of time. In this article we would like to tell you about the wedding décor trends that seem to be making a real splash for Autumn/Winter 2017.

Whether you are getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny or Carlow, the world of wedding décor seems to be a huge part of the planning process up and down the country. For those of you who would like your special moment captured on video forever, please do get in touch with us here at Drangan Video. We’ll also make sure to highlight your wonderful wedding décor and any props you may have, so you can show them off to all who couldn’t make the big day at a later date.

It’s all about the props this season it would seem. Giant light up letters declaring your love for all to see, caricatures of the Bride and Groom, fog machines and light up dance floors can really make your special day and night one to remember for years to come.

Autumn  Wedding In Tipperary
Seasonal Props:

Autumn
For the autumn season we are seeing some wonderful seasonal props, such as pumpkin carriages, autumnal leaf centrepieces and photo booth backdrops that capture the time of year perfectly.

Winter
For the winter months, especially for those of you who are tying the knot during the festive season, our brides and grooms are going all out with Christmas trees, stockings for the guests and wonderful golds, greens and reds to tie it all together in the most tasteful way.

Venue Props:

Fog Machines
Taking your first dance as a married couple couldn’t be more special than when using a special low-level fog machine. These clever machines give the illusion that you and your loved one are dancing on a cloud and look great on your wedding video and photographs.

Winter weddings in Kilkenny

Light-up Dance Floors
Trip the light fantastic with a light up dance floor (think ‘Saturday Night Fever’ meets ‘ Strictly’) that will have everyone on their feet for the night. Another great prop for wedding photographs and videos.

Projectors
More and more we are seeing couples project images in the venue of their choosing. Some couples are using the projector to display monograms of their initials whilst others host a slideshow of the couple from their toddler years right up to present day.

Floral Arches
Indoor floral arches are a trend we have seen growing over the past decade and they look set to continue their popularity well into 2018. Whether you use them at the ceremony, at the reception, or both, a floral arch makes a real statement when the married couple walk into the room for the very first time. Make a really special entrance in front of all your guests with this timeless prop. Another favourite of photographers and videographers.

Should you wish to price a videography package for your wedding, please do get in touch with the team here at Drangan Video. We are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and will be delighted to travel anywhere in the country in order to capture your big day.

Have you a special wedding prop that you would like to share with our readers? If so, we would absolutely love to hear from you!

Irish Wedding Traditions you can make your own

Whether you are getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Galway, this overview of Irish wedding traditions could be just what you’re looking for to add something special to your big day.

Money for Luck

In Ireland it is a long-standing tradition to present each other with coins on the day of the wedding. These coins symbolise luck and prosperity for the new bride and groom. For those of you who have a religious faith, it can be a nice touch to get the coins blessed by the priest saying the mass.

Wedding Traditions In Kilkenny
The Irish Horseshoe

The horseshoe is one of Irelands oldest wedding traditions and can be displayed at your home, at the ceremony or in another location of your choice. Be aware that the horseshoe should be displayed pointing upwards (like the letter U) to symbolise that your luck will never run out during your married life.

Tying the Knot – Handfasting

No doubt you are familiar with the term ‘tying the knot’! This ancient reference comes from the act of Handfasting, which was originally practiced in Celtic regions across the globe. Handfasting involves the couple holding hands, right hand to right hand and left hand to left hand. The joined hands are then bound with the Handfasting ribbon to symbolise their union. A beautiful old tradition, which seems to be going through somewhat of a revival.

The Blue Bride

Believe it or not, it is Irish tradition that the bride dresses in blue, not the white we most associate with weddings in Ireland today. In ancient Irish folklore, blue symbolised purity and was therefore the colour of choice for brides across the country. Thinking of adding a little ‘blue’ to your own wedding? Why not accent your bridal party outfits with shades of marines or dusky blues if you’re not quite sure about wearing blue yourself on the big day.

The Wedding Harpist

Even today a lot of brides and grooms will book a harpist to play either at their wedding ceremony or for their guests upon arrival at the reception venue. The harpist has a deep-rooted history of playing for Irish weddings and we are delighted that this tradition has lasted throughout the centuries.

Tying The Knot A Tipperary Wedding Tradition
The Magic Hanky

A thoughtfully embroidered handkerchief thought to symbolise fertility for the married couples future. The magic hanky should be incorporated into the bride’s outfit for the day in some way. Here are some ways in which you can do that:

Use the hanky as a garter

Wrap your bouquet stems in the hanky
Have the hanky stitched to the inside of your dress.
Make it part of your hairpiece.

Ancient stories tell us that once the ceremony is over, the bride should store the magic hanky in a safe place until the couple’s first-born child arrives and should then fashion a bonnet for the baby from the magic material. Such a lovely way to share your big day with your child!

Well we certainly learned a lot when we started researching these old Irish wedding traditions and we hope that you have found the information insightful and inspiring. What better way to keep our Irish traditions alive and well than by making them a part of your very own big day!

Should you require the services of a professional videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video, who is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.