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Recent Weddings in County Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video, we have had the pleasure of filming some of the most spectacular weddings recently in County Tipperary. In this blog post we are going to speak about the two venues we visited and give you a flavour of what you can expect if you decide to book your wedding in one of these wonderful venues.

Wedding Videography Tipperary
Ashley Park House, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Our first trip was to the amazing Ashley Park House, a luxury wedding venue located in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. This incredible 18th century country house hotel is nestled in 76 acres of breath-taking woodland and overlooks the scenic Lough Ourna.

The bride and groom chose this venue for it’s opulence and natural surroundings and we have to say we were absolutely blown away by the location. The event organisation staff left no stone unturned when it came to organising the perfect day!

On this occasion, the bride and groom opted for a civil ceremony on the grounds of the hotel, and this offered some fantastic opportunities for a wedding video with a difference.

When we first met with our bride and groom in 2017, we spoke to the couple about our documentary style approach to wedding videography. We specialise in discreet filming, meaning we don’t set up posed scenes or disturb the natural flow of the big day in any way. They were delighted with our professional approach and put their trust in us to deliver a wedding video that would capture the most important moments of their big day (and everything in between).

For any couples out there who may be considering The Ashley Park House for their wedding venue, we can wholeheartedly recommend it! We’ve been in this business for well over a decade and rarely come across a venue that is so professional, well organised, welcoming and luxurious.

Coolbawn Quay, Tipperary

Coolbawn Quay is a private village resort situated in northern Tipperary on the shores of Lough Derg. This unique venue offers cottages, rooms and suites scattered throughout the village with a hotel service provided for each guest.

We provided a full wedding video service for our wonderful bride and groom and have to admit we were mesmerised by the location, service and the natural layout of the village. The resulting wedding video captured all aspects of the big day and we made sure to include some of the wonderfully scenic backdrops in the resort to add that something special.

The bride and groom exchanged their vows in a civil ceremony at the waterfront under the lakeshore canopy and were blessed to have incredible weather, which further enhanced the happiness on the day.

For any budding brides and grooms out there who may be considering Coolbawn Quay as a venue for their wedding ceremony or reception, we would urge you to make that booking fast as we’d imagine this place gets booked up fast!

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Wedding Videography Tipperary and Kilkenny

If you are planning a wedding in Tipperary or Kilkenny and require the services of a professional wedding videographer, we would absolutely love to hear from you. The team here at Drangan Video offer a discreet wedding videography service, which means we don’t get involved in directing shots or interfere with the natural flow of your day in any way. For natural, documentary style wedding videography, Drangan Video has a reputation for excellence. All editing is done in-house using state of the art equipment. To learn more about the packages we offer, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon and he will talk you through the options that are available within your budget.

Happy Wedding Day Memories In Mount Juliet

I am delighted and proud to be sharing the following wedding highlights video in this week’s blog post.
Tipperary Bride Anita and Kilkenny Groom David were married in Grangemockler church followed by a lavish reception in  Mount Juliet.

My day began with a visit to the Meagher homestead in Ninemilehouse   historically called Killcullen the small  Tipperary village  lies  on the border with  Kilkenny  as you pass through the  foothills of Slievenamon.
Anta’s house and farm overlooks the village from and elevated vantage point it was a beautiful setting for the beginning of what was a fab wedding day. It was a pleasure once again to be  working with Tanya of Eden Photography she is a much sought after wedding photographer throughout Kilkenny and Tipperary, we had great fun shooting the wedding preparations Anita was surrounded by her very attentive sisters who were prepared to spoil her with kindness for the day that’s  in it.

Tipperary Bride Mount Juliet
The Church

Grangemockler is a village in southeast  Tipperary,  is the home of the Grangemockler/Ballyneale GAA Club, the small church  is situated in the centre of the village, its a nice wedding ceremony venue just the right size for an average guest list of 200.
David and his groomsmen arrived in ample time to meet and greet their guests who were in no hurry  to move in from the beautiful August sunshine. The sound of car horns marked the arrival of the bridal party closely followed by Anita and her Dad Tony, any lingering guests quickly made the way into the already packed church.
Anita was a really cool Bride not a panic bone in her body, David was slightly nervous as he stood at the top of the aisle holding their little  daughter Aine, the emotion of that moment is nicely captured on Camera.

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The Wedding Reception

Mount Juliet is  walled estate situated in Thomastown Kilkenny, it has some 1,500 acres of parkland providing a perfect location for a romantic wedding day celebration.
Driving through the gates of Mount Juliet and moving through the estate I noticed  golfers on perfectly manicured   greens, riders on handsome horses,  the Georgian mansion overlooking the River Nore came into view it was a sight to behold.
Anita and David enjoyed a warm recepton from friends and family , it was the perfect setting for capturing some amazing camera footage.

Happy Wedding Day Memories

A big thank you to David & Anita for choosing Drangan Video and for allowing their highlights clip to be shared on this blog post and on facebook.
The video features lovely sound bites from the David’s speech which is quite emotional.

Thanks for visiting my wedding page, if you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking of having your big captured on film please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to discuss our range of wedding packages for 2019/20120.

Gifts for the Groomsmen

When planning your wedding it’s important that you set aside some time to pay tribute to those who matter to you the most. Whether that’s your parents, godparents, grandparents or close friends, it’s important that we thank them for their participation and assistance during your big day. Set some of your budget aside to purchase small gifts for your bridal and grooms party and let them know just how much you appreciate them.

Groomsmen at wedding in Kilkenny

In this blog post we are going to concentrate on gifts for the grooms party. These guys are an integral part of your big day and deserve a little something special to say thank you. Below you’ll see some unique suggestions that will make a great memento for your best man and grooms party. Remember that each member of your groom’s party will have their own interests and hobbies, so feel free to break with tradition and get each of them a different gift.

Personalised Shaving Kits:

A personalised shaving kit with an engraved case can make a wonderful gift and you can be sure that it won’t be thrown into the back of a drawer never to be seen again. Think retro with a badger-hair brush and stainless steel razor!

Tickets to an Event:

Is your best man a Metallica fan or perhaps one of your groomsmen is a fan of the theatre? Purchasing tickets to an event they will thoroughly enjoy is a wonderful gift to show them how much they mean to you.

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Personalised Keepsakes:

Personalised keepsakes to remember the day make a great gift for all members of the wedding party. Monogrammed wallets, engraved key rings or cufflinks are gifts that will be used long into the future.

Engraved Hipflask:

Engraved hipflasks are a popular choice with very good reason. Perfect for a winter wedding when the grooms party may need a little warm up before the speeches.

Time Pieces with a Difference:

Consider gifting your groomsmen with a wristwatch or a pocket watch, you can be sure they’ll be delighted with such a considerate gift. Add a little something special by getting the watches engraved with the date and a short thank you message.

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A Bottle of Something Special:

If your groomsmen enjoy a tipple, go out of your way to source a special bottle of aged whisky or brandy. Ireland is home to some wonderful distilleries with a huge range of special edition spirits that are sure to warm the cockles.

Keep in mind that these gifts don’t need to break the bank and it really is the thought that counts on this occasion. When you are planning your budget, set aside an amount for gifts and stick to this amount.

Wedding video Kilkenny

Here at Drangan Video we provide wedding videography services right across Ireland and will always be happy to travel to your venue no matter where it is in the country. Feel free to give us a call or get in touch via the contact form here on the website and we’ll be happy to provide you with an all-inclusive quote and answer any questions you may have.

Final Planning for your Winter Wedding

It’s hard to believe that we are already writing about winter weddings, how the summer has flown by this year! For those of you who are tying the knot in the final months of 2018 or early 2019, we hope you find these last minute planning tips helpful.

Winter Weddings In Tipperary
It’s all about planning for the weather!

Being realistic about weather expectations during the winter months means you will never be caught short on your wedding day. Here at Drangan Video, we provide wedding videography services throughout the year and have seen a huge increase in couples getting married in the later months, particularly during the Christmas season.

Planning for winter weather conditions well in advance will give you the peace of mind you deserve on your wedding day:

For the guests:

• Umbrellas at the ready – organise a surplus of umbrellas for any guests who may not have had the foresight to bring one to the ceremony or celebrations.
• Keep your guests warm – making sure your guests are comfortable and warm at all times will make a huge difference to your day and will make your guests feel extra special.
• Offering a hot drink on arrival – when your guests arrive at your venue, consider offering hot drinks such as tea, coffee, mulled wine, Irish coffees or hot whiskeys.
• If you have an outdoor area at your venue of choice, provide your guests with warm blankets to keep the chill out.

Winter Wedding Film
For the bridal party:

• The bride and the bridesmaids will need to be comfortable throughout the ceremony and the celebrations, so make sure you put some though into winter-ready accessories. Faux fur shoulder capes, boleros and custom designed jackets are all good options to keep the chill out.
• Don’t forget about the groom and grooms party, keep the guys warm by providing smart overcoats and attractive scarves. Most tux rental shops will be able to offer heavier suits or coats for the winter months.
• Bring an ‘emergency’ kit for the ladies. Cold winds and the likelihood of rain will mean you need to put a bit of extra thought into this kit. Include lip balm, hand cream, moisturiser, hairspray, makeup setting spray and anything else your bridal party may need in the event of bad weather.
• Keep your legs warm – Give your legs the love they need during this long day by wearing thick tights under a long wedding dress. If your bridesmaids are also wearing long dresses, provide them with high denier tights to keep those tootsies warm.

Cover all eventualities:

When planning your winter wedding, try to plan for every possibility on the day. Provide guests with clear directions to the venue and ask them to allow extra travel time in case of extreme weather conditions. Keep the extra travel time in mind for the bridal and grooms party too as icy roads or heavy winds can easily add an extra hour to a journey.

Christmas Weddings Kilkenny

If you have a photographer and videographer booked for outdoor shots, keep in mind that this may not always be possible. Have an alternative indoor venue arranged for group shots, personal photos and videography. The great thing about a winter wedding is that you get to dress up all over again later in the year if you wish to get some shots in the sunshine.

Drangan Video provides wedding videography services 12 months of the year and is available to film weddings right across the country. Please feel free to pop over to our testimonials page where you can see a small sample of our work, should you wish to see further samples, do get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need.

We’ll be covering more winter wedding tips over the coming months so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for updates.

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.