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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.

A Winter Wedding In Callan, Kilkenny

Once upon a time weddings were very much a summer event and the though of having a wedding in December was a non runner, now a days Weddings In Ireland are an all year

Weddings Kilkenny
Weddings Kilkenny

round occasion. I like shooting and producing winter wedding videos sometimes the weather can be challenging during the winter months but that been said we are not always guaranteed perfect conditions for Irish Summer weddings.  Gemma Dalton & Eoin Phelan were married in Callan, Co. Kilkenny on December 13th 2013, the following clip is snippet from what was a lovely winter wedding, congrats to Gemma & Eoin.

Gemma is the second member of her family  to use Drangan Video to shoot and produce their wedding Videos, I am looking forward to recording Rachel’s wedding in August 2014 so its nice to have been asked to be videographer for three members of the Dalton family.  I arrived early  at Gemma’s parents house which is just on the outskirts of Callan on the Kells Road,  Michelle Dixon  Photographery by Michelle was already there when I arrived, for any Brides In Kilkenny or Tipperary Brides who are looking for a no nonsense professional wedding Photographer, Michelle should be on your shopping list.  I have rarely worked with a more easygoing Photographer and her style is modern and fresh, all photos were finished at 4:30pm which allowed plenty of time for Gemma & Eoin to chat with their guests and relax before dinner. Some wedding Photographers simply do not realize that your wedding day is not all about the photo session, the couple must be allowed the time to enjoy their day.

After the Wedding Ceremony in the Church of the Assumption Callan, we headed for the wonderful Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.

Lyrath Estate Hotel provides you with the ultimate Kilkenny wedding venue. An amazing picturesque setting coupled with the expertise and professionalism of their  management

wedding Video callan
wedding Video callan

team and staff, guarantees your wedding guests a uniquely memorable experience. Weddings at the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny are a specialty. With fine cuisine as the trade mark, a tantalizing mouth watering experience is always guaranteed on your wedding day. The perfect wedding hotel Kilkenny.

Lyrath’s 17th century house has been immaculately and lovingly restored for magical weddings. Combined with new additions, this creates a perfect marriage between a bygone era and the present day. No matter how traditional or contemporary your Wedding Day, Lyrath Estate Hotel provides it all in one of the most unique wedding venues in Kilkenny.   Lyrath allows  your wedding Videographer  to explore every vantage point to capture those pure and magical moments, amid rolling hills, tranquil lakes and unspoilt view, it one one of my favorite Wedding Venues in Kilkenny.

Once again a big congratulations to Gemma & Eoin, I really enjoyed been part of their big day, thanks to them for allowing Drangan Video to share their Wedding Video on Facebook and on this blog post.  They were a smashing couple to work with, lovely and easygoing, I just went off and did my own thing on the day the end result worked out great.

Thanks for reading my blog post.

Regards Eamon.

Wedding Video Holcross Abbey

This is another local wedding video in Holycross Abbey, Thurles, Tipperary, on January 4th I had the pleasure of recording the wedding of Sarah & James in one of Tipperary’s

Wedding Video Thurles
Wedding Video Thurles

most famous  wedding ceremony venues, Holycross Abbey is a fantastic venue for both winter and summer weddings, Sarah & James opted for the silver package which is one of five packages now available from Drangan Video. The Silver Package provides coverage from the bridal preps in the morning up to and including the speeches before the meal.

I arrived at Sarah’s house at 11am it is on the Thurles Holycross Road and only a few minutes drive to Holcross Abbey, the morning was sunny with some passing showers the infant of Prague sat at the base of a tree in the front garden doing its best to keep the sun shining for Sarah’s special day.  Aileen Kennedy is a local wedding photographer from Thurles who provided wonderful photo opertunites on the day, I really like working with her she is very professional in her approach to setting up shots  she has has a bubbly and friendly personality, her work has a modern and fresh look about it she also works hard at trying to make every wedding shoot  different, we recommend each other for local weddings in Tipperary, Cashel, Thurles, Clonmel and much further a field.  As a wedding videographer in Tipperary I am a regular visitor to Holycross Abbey it is indeed a beautiful wedding ceremony venue situated in the heart of the premier county and steeped in local history, even though it has received extensive restoration work in recent years you still get the feeling that it has been untouched.   Holycross Abbey is located in Holycross Village, outside Thurles, Co Tipperary. Free Guided Tours of the Abbey are available every Wednesday and Sunday at 2pm (church ceremonies permitting). Tours can also be arranged for interested groups by emailing holycrossabbeytours@gmail.com or by phoning +353 (0)86 1665869.

Wedding Suppliers Tipperary
Wedding Suppliers Tipperary

Donations are accepted at the discretion of the visitor.

Sarah and James were a lovely couple to to work with, Sarah was smiling all day and James was just so laid  back he is one cool guy. James is farming  in the Ragg Thurles we stopped off at the farm for some very interesting photos and unique video footage, some of which is highlighted in the above highlight clip from the wedding DVD, thanks again to Aileen Kennedy’s eye for choosing  amazing and interesting places for fun wedding Video footage. It was raining when we arrived at the farm but we managed to set up some lovely shots in doorways of the farm buildings some of the barns had arched door ways surrounded by red brick, the bridal were able to keep dry and avoid getting wet, super wedding video material.  The Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh is one of the best wedding venues in Tipperary, its always a pleasure and a joy to work there.  From the moment you step inside the Abbey Court Nenagh Hotel, one of the finest hotels in Nenagh, you’ll find Irish hospitality professionalism and individual service only matched by a breath-taking array of business and leisure facilities. The hotel is one of the finest Wedding Venues in Tipperary and also boasts one of the best Conference Venues Tipperary has to offer – making it a superb Business Hotel. This is all wrapped up in the hotel’s quirky features: from an oasis that is the Abbey Court’s extensive gardens to family holiday facilities that are the envy of hotels nationwide.

So once again thanks to Sarah & James for choosing Drangan Video to record their special day, local weddings in Tipperary are always special and its great sparing on travel costs also, Sarah and James have opted to have their wedding highlights shared on facebook on my Drangan Video business page, this is included with all five wedding packages at no extra cost.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest blog post.

Regards Eamon.

Drangan Video On Facebook “LIKE”

It only seems like yesterday when like millions of people around the world I decided to join Facebook  for a bit of fun and to keep up with all the local news in and around

Latest Wedding News
Latest Wedding News

Drangan and Fethard, that was five years ago starting off with just a few friends and sharing family photos and news.  In 2012 I set a new  business page, initially I had no idea of the success that lay ahead for Drangan Video on facebook two years later and with almost 2500 likes, my page now plays a very important roll in the the day to day running of my wedding video business here in South Tipperary.  The success of a business page is very much down to what you are are prepared to put into it, of coarse it’s  very easy to set up a  business page about 10 mins in total will get it up and running.  The whole idea behind a successful page is regular posting about special offers and news about the company, in my case as a wedding videographer in Tipperary and Munster potential brides 2 be are naturally interested in keeping up with all the latest wedding news and looking at recent wedding video highlight clips.  Online rankings are very important for all wedding suppliers and that includes wedding videographers, I just did a check today on how Drangan Video is doing in Google rankings, pleasantly surprised to see that we are number one in Tipperary from an organic search for Wedding Video In Tipperary and also number one in Kilkenny and Waterford, I would be more than happy to be listed  on the first Google search page so I suppose its a bit of a bonus to be right up at there at the  top.  Word of mouth referrals are still the number one means by which inquirers come in to me, normally when Drangan Video is recommended to a couple their first port  of call will be a Google search and a link to Facebook followed by an email, FB pm or a phone call, mind you phone calls are very much in the minority for the initial contact.

if you have a moment please check out Drangan Video On Facebook for all the  latest wedding news in Tipperary and surrounding counties, the page also contains many recent clips from weddings in Cork, Carlow, Limerick and Kilkenny.

Weddings Tipperary
Weddings Tipperary

Here is a very interesting Facebook page Bridal Musings, always up to date with all the latest wedding planning advice.

This a snippet from Bridal Musings website.

Where To Source Suppliers From

So, where to start? I would begin by asking friends and family (especially if they’ve been married recently) if they can recommend any suppliers as a personal recommendation is always preferable. They can also let you know if there are any companies you should steer clear of! Personal endorsements are likely to yield more local suppliers as well, which will save the cost of sourcing a national company who have to travel to you.

Magazines, blogs, wedding directories are all great sources too of course. Don’t just look at whoever is shouting the loudest and has the biggest ad – actually take the time to look at the kind of weddings they have worked on and what couples had to say about them.

You might not have thought of it, but social media is also an excellent tool for tracking down wedding suppliers. The wedding industry has a huge presence on Twitter and most wedding suppliers now have their own Facebook pages too, so you can find out more about them and interact with them virtually.

I always check out the ‘About Me’ page of a supplier’s website and have a look at their blogs to see what they’ve been working on most recently and to get a feel for their personality as well. It’s all very well if their work is amazing but you’re going to share a really important day with them, so ultimately I believe you want to get along with them.

Finding The Right Suppliers For You

Suppliers fall into two camps: those that you will mainly be interacting with in the lead-up to the day, for example your stationer, who you may be happy to interact with just via phone and email; and those that you will be spending most of the time with on the actual day, such as your photographer.
Once you’ve found a selection of suppliers that fit your needs and budget, you should arrange meetings with at least 2 or 3 of each type of vendor – anymore than that is likely to become overwhelming. Use meeting them as an opportunity to get to know them and how they work, not only on the day but leading up to it and afterwards, too.

Follow your instincts when meeting with suppliers: can you imagine spending time with them or do you think your personalities might clash, especially under constraints of time and pressure? Of course you want to look back at fabulous flowers and stunning photographs, but if your overriding memory is of a supplier that made you feel uncomfortable or stressed then I would say steer clear.

 

Wedding Videos Tipperary, Packages 2014/2015

This is my favourite time of the year,  saying goodbye to the old

Wedding Video Tipperary
Wedding Video Tipperary

and looking forward to another brand new year.  Looking back over 2013 with my Wedding Video Producer hat on, it certainly  has been another great year for Drangan Video with Wedding video Bookings very much on a par with previous years.  Drangan Video is offering a choice 5 individual Wedding Video Packages,  prices begin @ €450 for the Ceremony only, The Diamond  Package @ €925  is a popular choice by Brides In Munster and Tipperary Brides  as there is no charge for travel to Weddings in Munster. Check out my packages by clicking on this link  Wedding Video Packages.  

November 22nd 2013 was the highlight of the year for myself and my wife Mairead  it was  the day that I walked our beautiful daughter laura up the aisle it was one of the happiest days of my life. Laura is one of our four children and is the only daughter so she is very special to her Mum &

Weddings Tipperary
Weddings Tipperary

Dad.  As a Videographer it was unusual been at the other side of the Video Camera for a change,  Laura did allot of research on  Wedding Suppliers  In Tipperary before making the final decision. Her Wedding Video was recorded by a well known Wedding Videographer In Thurles  Pat Corbett, Pat was an excellent choice.  Marie Hickey of “Bridal Hair By Marie” took care of hair for all the Bridal Party Marie is Weddingsonline hairdresser of the year another excellent choice. Makeup was by Yvonne Maher who is another award winner in Weddingsonline.  We enjoyed a fantastic Wedding Reception in Langton House Hotel Kilkenny.  Thanks for reading my blog news, for all the latest news on Weddings In Tipperary check out Drangan Video On Facebook.  🙂