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Summer Wedding Video In Clonmel Tipperary

Its hard to believe that our summer  is now just a memory, Autumn has arrived so what better time  to have look back over some amazing wedding films which we had the pleasure of shooting and producing during the Summer 2018.
Gemma and Alan were married in St. Peter and Pauls Church Clonmel on April 21st 2018, they enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel on the banks of the Nore.

The camera shoot commenced with the boys in Willow Park Clonmel they all seemed  pretty laid back and not in any particular panic  to get out the door to the church. It was a nice start to the wedding video story just some candid shots of them during the final preparations before heading  down town to get Alan married to long term sweet heart Gemma.

Next  location was Cooleens Close Clonmel  where we captured the fun and excitement  of the  preps with Gemma and her bridal team, the house was brimming with excitement it was easy to shoot quality video footage without  been noticed.

Tipperary Couple Gemma & Alan in Kilkenny Castle

The film also features some beautiful  video footage  in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle, as you can see from the video highlights Gemma and Alan were in a romantic mood  and they really enjoyed every moment of their big day they were a lovely couple to work with.

The River Court Hotel is right on the River Nore  it hosts  a beautiful view of  Kilkenny Castle,  just  across the street is a typical Irish  pub with live music daily.  The upmarket  hotel is one the top wedding venues in Kilkenny,  Gemma and Alan were very happy  with their choice of wedding venue.

Just to say thanks to Gemma and Alan for choosing Drangan Video for their wedding videography, if you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking about having your big day on video, please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable stylist wedding videography packages, looking forward to hearing from you soon.


The Role of the Grooms Party on the Big Day

In this blog post I am offering some advice regarding the duties  of the Grooms Party on the big day, as a busy wedding videographer I travel the length and breath of Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow  and many other counties to film weddings for happy couples.
I am usually the first to arrive at the ceremony venue, followed by Grooms Party otherwise described as the suits, they will  all look very smart and up for task of Bestman and Groomsmen, but are they fully prepared! do they know what their duties are on the big day ?

The duties of the Grooms Party for the most part are mainly to ensure that the Groom has all he needs on the lead-up to and of course on the big day. As a rule of thumb, most of the responsibilities will lie with the Best Man; however if you have been asked to be a Groomsman for your good friend then it may be useful to know the following tips thus ensuring the day goes without a hitch.

Wedding Videographer  Tipperary, kilkenny & Waterford







1. Ask the Groom about any guests attending who may require special assistance on the day. Whether it is an elderly relative or someone who is travelling alone, this kind of special attention can go a long way to making that day extra special for those who may be unused to or unnerved by large social events.

2. Assist arriving guests from their cars and guide them towards their seats at the wedding ceremony venue. This small gesture will ensure guests feel welcome and they will know then to come to you if they need any assistance throughout the day.

3. Arrange for bags and luggage of guests to be delivered to their rooms in the hotel or accommodation and provide directions and advice on local attractions and amenities if necessary.

4. Introduce yourself to friends and relatives and try to ensure no one is left sitting in a corner by themselves. Weddings are without doubt a most special day for all involved but can be unnerving if a guest doesn’t know others at the party.

5. It will be your duty to escort the bridesmaids from the church after the ceremony so make sure you plan this with the other groomsmen and bridesmaids prior to the big day.

6. As is traditional, the Best Man will make a speech after or before the meal. You may then be required to read out letters or cards that were sent by guests who could not attend or from relatives and friends that live abroad. Have a read through these in advance if possible and remember you are among friends so there’s no need to be nervous!
7. After the ceremony has been completed and the party begins, it is tradition for the Groomsmen to take to the dancefloor with the Bridesmaids after the first dance has taken place. In most cases it will be the bridal party who decides which Bridesmaid and Groomsman will pair up.

8. Decorating the wedding car. In some families it may be tradition for the Bride and Groom to leave the venue at the end of the evening and go on their honeymoon. If this is the case, then you and your other groomsmen would be well advised to decorate the car in advance. A simple ‘Just Married’ sign could suffice or you could go all out and add the traditional cans and tins to the rear of the vehicle.

Remember that it is a real honour to be asked to be a Groomsman and your friend will most likely only expect that you be there for him on the big day. Any little extra touches you can add will certainly surprise and delight both the Bride and Groom and their guests.

Drangan Video provides  a videography   service for brides and grooms throughout  Ireland and would love to chat to you regarding your wedding video. Our packages are both affordable and professional and we have years of very satisfied customers who will be more than happy to share their experiences. Feel free to get in touch with Eamon here by email, Facebook or a phone call at any time that is convenient to you.

MoreWedding News Soon.
Regards Eamon.





Latest News Wedding Videographer Tipperary

This is the very latest addition to Drangan Video, new van, new logo, alas same driver must seriously think about getting a “Face Lift” for myself. My Old van has been on the go sinceIMG_0670

2007 and was beginning to feel its age, so after consulting with our account a decision was made to trade up to a new van and benefit from some tax relief on the video business. The new logo takes a little bit of getting used to, but its modern and fresh looking. It has been another busy weekend with wedding videos in Connahy, Kilkenny, Tinryland in Carlow and a local wedding video in Clonmel.  Friday was a lovely sunny day for the wedding of  Aisling Fitzpatrick & J. P. Blanchfield who were married in Connahy, Kilkenny,  the reception was in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny, we stopped off at Butler House in Kilkenny for some photos and video footage it was nice working with Michelle Dixon  once again a lovely easygoing lady and a joy to work with. J.P. & Aisling are heading back to Austraila in the near future, but are hoping to return to Ireland at some stage.

My wedding in Tinryland on Saturday was that of Caroline Byrne & James Dunne who were also home from Australia to celebrate their special day, by coincidence the wedding reception was also in the Ormonde Hotel In Kilkenny.  The weather on Saturday was appalling it just rained all day, but Caroline & James  could not care less they just settled to the fact that the rain was down for the day and that there was nothing that could be done about it. What a wonderful attitude  they never stopped smiling  all day it was a very enjoyable day and great fun.  Thomas Sunderland was the photographer our pats have not crossed for a couple of years but I had two Weddings In Kilkenny with him already this year, he is a true professional and we always have a good laugh which makes the day very enjoyable, the message from this wedding is forget about the weather and just enjoy your wedding day come rain or shine.

On Sunday it was a local wedding video in Clonmel, Michelle Kennedy & Tommy Keane, the ceremony was in St. Patrick’s Church Marlfield Clonmel and was celebrated by Barbara

Wedding Video Cahir
Wedding Video Cahir

Fryday it was a lovely meaningful ceremony and some words of wisdom from the celebrant.  I have recorded many weddings in Marlfield Church it is a truely beautiful setting for a wedding.  Built with a grant from the Board of First Fruits this church occupies the site of an earlier eighteenth-century church and the now-destroyed twelfth-century Cistercian Abbey of Inishlounaght. The church was designed by Thomas Tinsley, father of the famous architect William Tinsley. The simple form of the building is enlivened by the attention to detailing, in such features as the decorative window tracery, red brick eaves course and the buttresses with their gabled tops. The Romanesque doorway incorporated into the west wall of the interior is a particularly striking feature, and is the best surviving evidence for the ancient abbey. This, along with the medieval grave-slab to the church interior and that in the graveyard wall, the latter thought locally to be from a crusader’s grave, adds archaeological and historical interest to the site. The church forms part of a group of related structures associated with Marlfield House demesne. Michelle & Tommy enjoyed a fab wedding reception in Kilcoran Lodge, Cahir Co. Tipperary, I always find the staff in Kilcoran to be most helpful and friendly it has always been a popular wedding reception in Tipperary.

Wishing all three couples all the very best, I am looking forward to producing their wedding DVDS in the near future.

More news soon.

Regards Eamon


Back To Work After Holidays

Its back to Wedding Videos with a bang this weekend, we arrived home from a lovely family holiday late on Thursday evening I was feeling very refreshed and recharged for the next

Wedding Video Tipperary
Wedding Video Tipperary

busy period of wedding videos in Tipperary, Munster and further a field, speaking of recharging my first duty after arriving home on Thursday evening was to get cam batteries charged for the busy weekend ahead.

My first wedding of the weekend was in Killenard at the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort. David & Anna were staying at the hotel the night before the wedding so it was a nice opportunity to grab footage of Briadal Preps and the Groom’s preparations in the morning.  As a Wedding Videographer I am a frquent visitor to the Heritage In Killanard and its always a pleasure working there. David & Anna were married in St. Johns Church Killenard, which is only just across the road from the Heritage Resort, it was a nice start to the weekend for me and very little driving between Bridal Preps, Grooms Preps and the church.  After the wedding ceremony we visited  Emo Court for the photo and video shoot with the bridal party.    Emo Court was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington and is a magnificent example of this neo-classical style. During the middle of the 20th century it was owned by the Jesuits, it was then acquired and extensively restored by Mr. Cholmeley-Harrison in the 1960s. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which makes it an ideal spot for capturing stunning wedding Videos.

My wedding on Saturday was in Pallaskenry, Limerick  Charlene Hogan & Jason Daly enjoyed a lovely wedding,  Saturday was a beautiful sunny warm day which helped to put everyone in a good mood. Charlene and the girls were staying in the Radisson Blu Limerick, I always enjoy working in this famous Limerick Wedding Venue the staff are so helpful and friendly its one of the many top class wedding venues in Limerick.  For me as the official wedding videographer one of the highligts of the day was a visit to Bunratty Village & Folk Park for the photo shoot with the bridal party, we were one of three wedding Parties who were visiting Bunratty Village for their  wedding video and photo shoot.

So after a relaxing family holiday  it was back to work with a bang this weekend  I really enjoyed working with both couples and I am looking forward to editing and producing their wedding videos in the near future, Charlene & Jason have already indicated that they wish to share the wedding highlights clip from their wedding dvd on my Drangan Video facebook Page

Thanks for reading this  short blog post, more next week.

Regards Eamon.

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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.