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Happy Christmas from all at Drangan Video

Here at Drangan Video we love nothing more than hanging the decorations, pouring a glass of Baileys and enjoying all the special moments that come hand in hand with the festive celebrations. It’s hard to believe that 2019 is almost over and a new decade is almost upon us, but we are always looking forward, grateful for the fantastic couples we have met in 2019 and eager to meet our brides and grooms in 2020.

Happy Christmas

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the couples we have worked with this year and wish you all a very happy Christmas on your first year as a married couple. For those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, let us extend our very best wishes to you, may the New Year bring you great adventures, happy memories and plenty of times to look forward to. We are extremely grateful to you all for choosing Drangan Video to capture your special day.

As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of all our lovely couples who first proposed or got engaged in the month of December and we look forward to hearing about all the festive engagements over the coming month. While it may seem like a cliché, there is nothing more romantic than a Christmas proposal and every year we are amazed by the ingenuity that goes into preparing for these special moments.

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Over the past year, Drangan Video have invested heavily in new technologies, and state of the art video equipment and we’ve even added drone footage to our wedding video packages. It’s been an exciting year for sure and we look forward to growing even further in 2020 to provide our couples with the very best wedding video service available in Ireland.

This past 12 months we have been blessed to film over 70 weddings as well as many other happy occasions and events across the country. In 2020 we will continue to offer a professional service, top quality video footage, expertly captured aerial shots and all those little extras that come with the Drangan Video team.

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Should you wish to learn more about the wedding video services we offer and our very affordable pricing, please do get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. He will talk you through all the options available to you and will provide you with a fixed price for your wedding video and any extras you require.

The team here at Drangan Video wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons and a healthy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to meeting you all in the New Year.

Your Wedding Day Checklist

The big day has finally arrived and all those months of planning are going to pay dividend today! It’s an exciting time and making the most of today and enjoying every moment should be your top priority. It may seem a little late in the day to be writing checklists but if you have this on hand on the morning of the wedding, you can be assured that everything else will fall into place. Most of this list will seem obvious at first glance, but you’d be surprised what can slip your mind when you’re about to embark on the happiest day of your life.

Wedding Day Checklist
For the Bride:

Wedding Dress – This should go without saying, but have your wedding dressed pressed, steamed and ready to wear in the days leading up to your Wedding Day. Hang your dress in a place where it is safe and out of reach from little hands.

Headpieces – If you are wearing a veil or a floral headpiece, double check you have all the necessary clips and pins to secure it in place for your big day. Store in a safe area that is free from damp and curious eyes!

Perfume – Choose a perfume that is precious to you, a scent that will forever remind you of your big day. A scent can bring back a thousand memories and you will want to ensure you have a spritz or two of your favourite perfume before you leave for the ceremony.

Old, new, borrowed, blue – If you’re a traditionalist and want to follow the old, new, borrowed and blue custom, make sure you have all 4 in place at least the night before the ceremony.

Bouquet and Flowers – Make sure you have all of the flowers that were ordered. If you have arranged delivery to your home on the morning of the wedding, ask one of your bridesmaids to double check that everything has arrived before the delivery person leaves.

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Shoes – Yes, it’s unlikely that you would forget your shoes, but have you remembered to polish them and make sure there are no scuffmarks? This should be done the night before the wedding and your shoes stored in a box overnight to keep them in ship-shape.

Accessories – Gather together all of the accessories you will need to wear on your big day. This will include your tie, cufflinks, watch, belt, tie clip and suspenders if you have chosen to wear them. Ask your best man to check that all of the groomsmen have done the same and you can relax in the knowledge that you have everything covered!

Boutonnieres – When your boutonnieres are delivered in the morning, do a thorough check to ensure no one has been left out. You’ll need one for each of the grooms party, your parents and other close family that will be sitting at the top table – and of course yourself.

Cologne – Have you chosen a cologne to wear on the day, does your bride to be have a favourite scent? Make sure you have your cologne on hand for a quick spritz before you leave for the venue and ask your Best Man to bring it to the venue for you so you can have a fresh spritz a little later.

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Drangan Video offer professional wedding videography for couples right across Ireland. We are happy to travel anywhere in the country, so whether you’re based in Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick or Donegal, we would love to hear from you and tell you all about our affordable wedding videography packages, which now include drone footage.

What to do after you get Engaged

At this time of the year we take great pleasure in speaking with newly engaged couples who received proposals over the festive period. It’s such an exciting time for our Brides and Grooms to be! In this article we are going to talk about the very first things you need to do as a newly engaged couple to assist with the wedding planning process.

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1. Share and celebrate
First and foremost you should be sharing your good news with your very closest friends and family. Take some time out to celebrate before you get stuck into the planning process and enjoy this happy time.

2. Save and save some more
If you haven’t already started saving for your big day, now is the time to do so. We would highly recommend opening a credit union account in your locality and commit to putting away a little bit every week. If you decide to go with a traditional bank account, look for a bank that offers little or no fees on your savings.

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3. Sizing of your ring
There’s a good chance that unless you’ve gone shopping together for a ring, you may need to make adjustments to the size. Visit a reputable jeweller, preferably the same outlet in which the ring was purchased and ask them for advice and assistance with the sizing of your ring. While you’re here, you should also have your ring appraised and request a certificate of value to include in your home insurance.

4. Decide on your bridal party
There’s no time like the present when it comes to deciding on who will be part of your big day. Take the time to discuss choices with your partner and agree on the individuals you would like to include in your bridal and grooms party. You may opt for a Maid of Honour and one bridesmaid or a large group of great friends and family, the choice is entirely yours!

5. Get a handle on numbers
Before you start looking at venues, it’s a good idea to have an idea of the numbers that will be attending the wedding, reception and evening party. There’s no need to make a detailed guest list at this early stage but a rough idea of the attendance numbers will greatly help when searching for a venue.

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6. It’s time to start looking at venues
This is one of the stages that our couples enjoy most! Take the time to read online reviews and reach out to other couples that have celebrated in the venues you are considering. Arrange meetings with the wedding coordinators at your top 4 or 5 preferred venues and don’t be afraid to negotiate! Remember, weekday weddings greatly reduce all the costs associated with your big day.

7. Choose your vendors
Now that you have your venue booked (for the ceremony and the reception), it’s time to start approaching vendors for quotes. Florists, car rental, entertainment, photographers and videographers should all have a number of packages they can offer to suit every budget.

8. Don’t forget the dress!
Shopping for your dress, bridesmaid’s dresses, suits and tuxedos can be incorporated into a fun day out for both parties. Take your time and enjoy the time spent choosing the outfit of your choice.

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The team here at Drangan Video offer professional wedding videography services throughout every county in Ireland and do not outsource any of our processes. All editing is completed in-house and you can be assured of a discreet, professional and friendly service at all times. To learn more about the packages we offer, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon, who will be only too happy to assist in any way he can.

Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the Future

Last weekend I  had the pleasure of filming two delightful weddings in Kilkenny,  bumping into so many married couples that had hired Drangan Video  to record their special day  has provided food for thought regarding the content for this wedding news blog. One couple were celebrating their 10th wedding Anniversary other couples were looking forward to celebrating 5 years of married bliss,  in this article we are taking a closer look at wedding anniversary gifts.

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Now that you have tied the knot and are looking forward to a wonderful future together, it’s important that you take time to remember your big day year after year. In this article we are going to talk about the traditional gifts that are associated with each anniversary up to the 30-year mark. We’ll explore the gifts associated with later anniversaries in a later article.

1st Anniversary – Paper
Celebrate your first anniversary with a gift made of paper. Whether you choose a favourite first edition book, a diary, a photo album or tickets to a special event, paper should be the centerpiece of your gift.

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2nd Anniversary – Cotton
The gift most associated with a second wedding anniversary is cotton. Choose from candles that smell of cotton or bathrobes to snuggle up in.

3rd Anniversary – Leather
Leather is traditionally associated with gifts for your third wedding anniversary, the beauty of a leather gift is that it will last for years if good quality. Opt for a smart wallet/purse, a handbag or satchel or a leather bound book or diary.

4th Anniversary – Fruit and Flowers
This one is pretty self explanatory, treat your loved one to a hamper of fruit and flowers, perhaps organise a picnic or prepare something fruity for dessert that evening.

5th Anniversary – Wood
Your wooden anniversary can be celebrated by gifting a jewellery box, a handcrafted sign or trinket box or a framed picture of your big day or another special occasion you have celebrated over the past 5 years.

6th Anniversary – Sugar
Something sweet for someone sweet, gifts don’t get easier that this! Treat your loved one to candy canes and chocolate on this special day.

7th Anniversary – Copper & Wool
Copper jewellery, comfy woolen scarves or a combination of both can make this anniversary a day to remember. Ireland has a wealth of handcrafted items on offer in both copper and wool so you can be sure you’ll find something wonderful to gift to your loved one.

8th Anniversary – Bronze
Bronze represents strength and unity due to being a product of copper and tin. This special anniversary allows you to explore the many bronze Irish crafts available in most cities, towns and villages across Ireland.

9th Anniversary – Pottery or Willow
Pottery and Willow are said to be representative of a 9th wedding anniversary because they can both be used to create strong, lasting products. Both are flexible but with creativity and determination can transform into strong treasured items.

10th Anniversary – Tin
Tin can be used to store perishables and delicacies, keeping them safe and preserved for future nourishment. Tin represents strength and protection so it’s absolutely perfect for celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary.

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15th Anniversary – Crystal
If you’re determined to stick to traditional anniversary gifts, this is where the price may become a bit higher than you have been used to over the past 14 years. Luckily the price of crystal has come down in recent years and good quality crystal can be purchased for a reasonable price.

20th Anniversary – China
China has always been the gift of choice for those celebrating their 20th anniversary, however more modern gifts have been associated with platinum, we’ll let you choose!!

25th Anniversary – Silver
Silver never goes out of fashion, it’s pretty much timeless and can be used for everything from jewellery to electronics. We can’t think of a better gift for your 25th anniversary.

30th Anniversary – Pearls
Pearls are said to be a symbol of beauty hidden within, however they also represent strength and unity and are the perfect representation of your 30-year marriage.

Drop back shortly to read our follow up article on the gifts associated with wedding anniversaries from 30 to 50 years.

Drangan Video offer a range of packages to suit every budget and we are always happy to speak with guests and offer recommendations. If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary  and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.

Happy wedding day Memories Kilkenny Wedding Video

Thanks for dropping by and opening my latest wedding  news blog,  if you are from Kilkenny  and planning on  hiring a wedding videographer to record your big day, please keep reading.
Today I am proud to sharing  the following video highlights from the wedding of Martina and Darren  who  tied the knot in St. Canice’s Church, they enjoyed a fab wedding reception in Hotel Kilkenny.

Martina and Darren contacted back in 2015 with a view to having their special day filmed, their wedding was still two years away but they had made a list of wedding suppliers that they wanted to work with, so they were taking no chances on availability.
Here at Drangan Video in Kilkenny we are noticing a changing trend regarding our wedding bookings, couples  are getting engaged then straight away are in to full steam ahead wedding planning, just yesterday we took three bookings for wedding videos in 2020 it seems so far away, I feel very honored that those couples are so impressed by my work  by having Drangan Video on their favorite list of wedding suppliers.

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The video coverage of Martina and Darren’s big day began with the ever popular bridal preps which took place in Hotel Kilkenny just a few minutes form the church.  John Delaney was on duty as the official wedding photographer for the day, John and myself  work very well together some of my best wedding films were shot with John, he has a lovey way abut him keeping everyone so  relaxed and smiling.

The wedding ceremony took place in St. Canice’s  Church Fr. Kieran O’ Shea conducted a lovely ceremony his relaxed manner helped  our Bride and Groom  to actually enjoy the ceremony without taking what is often described as a  daunting  task too  seriously.

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After the ceremony  our next location was the Castle Park Kilkenny, it is the ideal location for a wedding video shoot, the grounds are so well maintained always in  imaculate condition the lawns are like carpets surrounded  by  multi Coloured flowers and shrubs providing a beautiful back drop for a creative video shoot.

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Martina and Darren made a good decision in choosing Hotel Kilkenny for what was perfect summer wedding reception in the Orchard Suite, with its  walled garden and separate  entrance  I can only describe it as the ideal wedding reception location in Kilkenny.

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Martina and Darren were the ideal couple to work with they were friendly and relaxed on the day  and great fun, shooting  their wedding video did not feel like work it was more like been there as a wedding guest.

Once again thanks for reading my latest  wedding blog post.
If you have recently got engaged and are thinking about hiring a wedding videographer, please feel get in touch with myself Eamon here  at Drangan Video I will be happy to discuss our wide range of very affordable HD wedding video packages for 2018/2019/2020

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Eamon.