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Advantages Of Having A Small Wedding

Weddings are undergoing huge changes regarding guest numbers due to complience  with Covid restrictions, I have been videographer for many smaller weddings over the past few weeks its great to be back at work again and embracing the new wedding normal.

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My most recent couple Sinéad and James enjoyed a lovely day last weekend, it was a Kilkenny Cork match with a Tipperary connection, the father of the bride is from Tipp living in Kilkenny.  The wedding ceremony took place in Tullaroan church a small number of family and guests attended the ceremony embracing the new social distancing rules. The weather was fab photographer Ben Power set up up some lovely outdoor shots in and around Johns Bridge in Kilkenny City.
Sinéad & James had been planning and looking forward to their big day for for the almost two years, the plan was to have a bigger wedding but because of the new restitctions on numbers they had to go for smaller numbers. Like so many couples Sinéad & James had thought about putting off the wedding untill 2021 or 2022, they eventually decided to hold out and go ahead with the original date.
They have no regrets it was a fab wedding smaller numbers with the atmosphere  of a big wedding. Thanks Sinead & James for choosing me as your wedding videographer.

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Advantages of having a small wedding

Big weddings are quite expensive and are stressful to organize, so why not consider cutting back your guest list to just close family and a few special friends. Cutting down on numbers  means that you will save a considerable amount on your wedding reception. If you are on a tight budget this is the right option for you. You can still choose an upmarket venue with all the trimmings but without the 200 guests

Easier to organize a small wedding
The main benefits of a small celebration is stress free wedding planning, much less drama, less decisions to make. Its nice to have happy memories  of your  pre-wedding activities such as having fun and chatting with your bridesmaids and shopping for the wedding dress

Spend big on things that are important for you

Now that you have decided celebrate your special day with fewer guests you will be able to get the most from your wedding budget. Why not spend the extra  money saved on a fab wedding menu, top class wedding videographer (that would be Drangan Video) your favourite photographer or a  popular  wedding band.

Enjoy a more personal wedding celebration.
Whether you prefer finger food with drinks  or a sit down meal, a small wedding allows you to create a personal and relaxed atmosphere where you can chat and mingle with all of your guests. This allolws you to be able to enjoy your wedding celebration  and not feel stressed about trying to meet every single one of 200 guests, just sit back relax and enjoy each others company.

Larger choice of wedding venues for small weddings
If you are planning on having a large wedding  you will have a smaller choice  of venues that can host  larger groups,  if your guest numbers are small  then you will have many more options including restaurants, bars, Cafes,  wineries and outdoor venues. You will have less tables to decorate, so why not splash out on eye catching wedding centerpieces, floral arrangements and DIY projects.
Making  your own wedding invitations would be a huge task if you are inviting 200 guests.  A small  wedding  makes it easier to do DIY projects  so you can really add your creative talents to the whole event.

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If you are currently in the process of planning your dream wedding and are worried about restrictions on guest numbers, please feel free contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range wedding video packages especially tailored to suit smaller weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Waterford and countywide.

 

 

 

Great News for Irish Weddings

Whilst the last number of months have been quite stressful for many brides and grooms, they can now see a clear path ahead that allows them to plan with confidence. On Friday the 19th of June, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that Ireland would be proceeding into phase 3 of the easing of restrictions in Ireland. No doubt this announcement brought great relief to our couples who have been awaiting this news for quite some time. Let’s have a quick recap on the information provided for social gatherings:

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Please do note that all the information provided below is subject to public health guidance and the ongoing decline in Covid 19 cases.

From the 29th of June until the 20th of July, government and NPHET have advised that gatherings of up to 50 people can take place indoors with social distancing in place. Outdoor venues have a bit more leeway and can accommodate up to 200 people during this timeframe. Keep in mind that these numbers will need to include staff and any wedding suppliers that need to be onsite such as the photographer and videographer.

July 20th sees the introduction of phase 4 and therefore a further increase on numbers allowed. For those of you getting married during this time, you can allow for up to 100 people indoors or 500 outdoors. Social distancing will of course have to be in place at your venue during this time, however some careful planning can mean that sitting family groups together can make this a wonderful occasion.

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Should you find that the current guidelines and numbers are too restrictive, it’s worth considering the following options:

• Rescheduling of your wedding day until a clearer picture of the pandemic has emerged.
• Opting for an outdoor event instead of indoors. Whilst the good old Irish weather can be a bit unpredictable, the venue may be able to offer a marquee for your celebrations.
• Live-streaming of your event to family and friends.
• Reducing the numbers on your guest list.
• Speak with family and friends and get an idea of how attending an event makes them feel. What are their concerns? Once you have this information you can then work towards solutions that make everyone feel comfortable.
• Consider a two-part wedding. Many brides and grooms have opted to go ahead with the ceremony itself with limited numbers in attendance and are planning the ultimate celebration when all restrictions have been lifted.
• If you are planning a destination wedding, it’s vitally important that you communicate regularly with your venue/wedding planner and keep up to date with travel guidelines in your chosen country.

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To our brides and grooms in Tipperary, Kilkenny and right across Ireland, we look forward to working with you to find solutions to any concerns you may have. Over the past number of months, the team here at Drangan Video have been working around the clock to develop solutions for all of our budding brides and grooms. We are here to offer any guidance we can and of course will accommodate any rescheduled dates that we do not already have a booking for. Our very best wishes to you and yours, it’s time to get planning for that special day and enjoy every moment of the planning process.

Happy Wedding Video Highlights In Holycross Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video  we take great pride in sharing  our latest Tipperary & Kilkenny wedding  videos on Facebook, Instagram and our weekly wedding blog,  thanks to Mary & Seán for allowing  us  to share their amazing wedding video in this weeks wedding blog news.

We have been living through strange times since the beginning of March so many industries in Ireland have been closed due to Covid restrictions, the wedding industry ground to a halt on March 13th so many couples having to postpone their wedding until later this year or next year. Now here we are  four Months later with  the future looking positive for a return to weddings very soon in Tipperary & Kilkenny

Mary and Seán’s Wedding Video Story

Mary & Seán tied the knot on October 26th 2019 it was a fab fun filled wedding day they were a lovely couple to work with, both so laid back and easygoing.

During the Irish  Famine the  Warhouse in Ballingarry Tipperary  was the location of the 1848 Rebellion. The house shows the history of the Irish  Famine, as I drove by the war house  on my way to Mary’s bridal preps my thoughts were  of how lucky I am  to be heading off to a carefree  happy event.
On arrival I captured nice aerial drone  shots of the hills of Ballingarry it was a very cold crisp morning,  I was glad to get indoors  the sounds of laughter chat and excitement coming from the house was heartwarming. I’ve been shooting weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny for over 25 years,  all the experience  has been invaluable, the morning preps are a mood  barometer as to what kind of wedding we will have.  The barometer reading was high for this one,  the girls had their hair/makeup done  in Mary’s brother’s house then they set off on foot to Mary’s parents house a 4 minute walk down a winding country road a great opportunity for fun video shots.

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Weddings In Holycross Abbey

Mary & Seán’s choice of wedding ceremony location was the beautifully restored Holycross Abbey in Tipperary  its also a  popular tourist attraction where visitors  can ring  the oldest church bell in Ireland it is more 750 years old.  Holy Cross Abbey is the number one choice for weddings ceremonies  in Tipperary.
Seán is a proud Holycross man he is well know in Tipperary GAA circles as a club  hurler and county supporter, the boys arrived early in good time to greet their guests as they made their way into the much needed  warmth of the church.
The aisle in the Holycross Abbey is quite a long walk in heels it was no problem for Mary,  she was in good hands as she made her way up with her brother Pat who handed her over to Seán in an emotional exchange. The ceremony was conducted by  Fr. Derry Quirke  from Ballingarry  he added  a personal touch to the ceremony by mentioning Mary’s late dad who would have been so proud to see his daughter saying yes to the love of her life Seán Comerford.

After the ceremony it was time that familiar joyful  walk down the aisle followed by a lengthy guest receiving line at the church door. Guests were not for hanging around for very long, the late October weather was a chilly a reminder that summer days or becoming a memory. It was a pleasure working with the wonderful  Katie Kavanagh for the photos her work is fun, candid and laid back, she did the bridal party photos around Holy Cross before heading off to the hotel.

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Weddings In The County Arms Birr

Birr is one of Ireland’s best heritage towns  It’s most famous landmark, the  Castle Gardens & Science Center  attracts large numbers of  tourists annually, The Great Telescope is my personal favorite must see attraction.

The  County Arms Hotel was founded  by Michael & Margaret Loughnane in 1962 it  is  Offaly’s first four star Hotel.
The  walled Garden is a wedding videographer’s  dream for capturing romantic footage as couples take time out for a quite stroll through the perfectly manicured  gardens and yet  only a few yards from their wedding  guests.
The County Arms is a popular wedding reception location for Tipperary & Kilkenny couples.

It was an honor to have been Mary & Seán’s  videographer I’m   so proud to be sharing their wedding film is this week’s blog news story.

Drangan Video Tipperary & Kilkenny

If you have recently become engaged or  in the process of wedding planning and are considering hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video for information on our range of affordable  wedding videography packages for 2020 & 2021. We  cover weddings in Tipperary & Kilkenny and country wide.

Weddings in Kilkenny and Tipperary during Covid 19

The team here at Drangan Video have been providing wedding video services to Brides and Grooms in Kilkenny, Tipperary and across Ireland for over 25 years. During this time we have faced many challenges and have successfully delivered top quality wedding videos for our wonderful couples. Whilst a global pandemic isn’t something we have dealt with before (thankfully), we would like to reassure our customers that the team here at Drangan Video have been working behind the scenes over the past number of months to ensure we have all angles covered (pardon the pun!).

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With the onset of Covid 19 in Ireland back in March, many of our Tipperary/Kilenny couples had to postpone their weddings or reduce the numbers in attendance to adhere with health guidelines. This has been an incredibly stressful time for brides and grooms and we commend them on their resilience, optimism and determination to keep their families and guests safe during this time.

Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel, with the numbers decreasing day on day, couples who are planning their wedding now have a clearer picture of how their revised big day will look. We encourage our brides and grooms to contact us with any queries they might have and we very much look forward to capturing your special moments on video for you to share with family and friends.

Outdoor weddings in Kilkenny

Some pointers for planning your wedding in 2020:

• All wedding suppliers should have procedures in place that you can review prior to the big day. You should ask the vendor for a copy of these procedures/policies so that you can be assured they are taking the necessary precautions throughout the day.
• Speak to your venue about the numbers they can cater for and keep in mind that any numbers provided in current health guidelines will need to allow for staff at the venue.
• Ask your venue if they have an outdoor space you can use for the ceremony or reception. Currently, outdoor weddings and events can cater for larger groups of people, so this may be an option for those who do not want to reduce guest numbers.
• Should you be exchanging vows in a church or religious venue, speak to the priest or celebrant about seating for your guests. Can seating be arranged to accommodate social distancing between family groups?
• Guests coming from abroad may have trouble getting to the wedding due to travel restrictions or they simply may not feel comfortable about travelling just yet. Speak to these guests and reassure them that there is no pressure for them to travel.
• Organise a live stream of the event for those who may not be able to attend on the big day. The team here at Drangan Video can talk you through the process involved and provide a link for you to share with family and friends both at home and abroad.

2020 Weddings in Kilkenny/Tipperary

The team here at Drangan Video would like to extend our very best wishes to all couples that are planning a wedding over the next few months. Whilst things may seem uncertain now, you can be assured that wedding suppliers and venues right across the country are working hard to ensure your big day is an outstanding success. Should you have any questions at all or wish to speak with us about live-streaming your wedding or event, please do get in touch with Eamon here and he will gladly provide any information you require.

Newpark Hotel All Set to Re-open July 20th

The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny is all set to reopen on July 20th it is my all time favorite venue for wedding videographey in Kilkenny here at Drangan Video we have been busy in assisting couples move their wedding to an alternative date, many of those are Newpark Weddings I cant wait to get shooting wedding videos in Kilkenny again.

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny