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The Value Of Wedding Videography

Many of my couples say that they would love to have a wedding video  but they haven’t allowed for it in their budget. There are so many things to budget for when planning a wedding, costs add up quickly and many couples find themselves having to decide which suppliers will be included in the final list. If it comes down to cutting out certain wedding day costs to suit your budget, don’t cut something as personal and long  lasting  as the wedding video. I’m not trying sell my product in this blog post  but I do want to share a  personal  view regarding  wedding videography. My wife and myself were married in 1983 at that time a wedding video was a very expensive luxury that we could not afford, we have a lovely photo album which we take out at family gatherings, all these years later we often comment,  If those pictures could only speak.

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY VS VIDEOGRAPHY

Photos are timeless they can be saved on PCs and hand held devices  for sharing with family and friends they can also be printed and preserved in a wedding album.  A photo is a single frame frozen in time  allowing  you to look at it for a few seconds or minutes, every photo tells its own story.  Videography  allows you to re-live your  ceremony, speeches and sound bites from morning preps. The combination of audio and video work together to relive the emotions from the most important day in your life.
Couples say to me that their wedding day flew by  but  we are so happy to have a highlights  film and a full documentary video of the entire day on USB and DVD. I’ve heard  from couples reflecting on their wedding day that their biggest regret was not having a videographer  It is a worth while investment that will appreciate in value and let you relive all the emotions time and time again with your children &  grandchildren in future years. For me here at Drangan Video its all about persevering  beautiful moments in time that pass us by, memories that were often forgotten thankfully now we have the ability now to capture time and hold on to it forever looking at it over again and again. That is the magic of video and what I do at every wedding  I record.

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If you are in the process of wedding planning and are shopping for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our exciting range of affordable videography packages for 2021/2022

Kilkenny Couple Edel and Niall’s Wedding Video Moments

Thanks to Edel and Niall for saying yes and allowing me to share the following special moments form their wedding video.

The video has already been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook Page and is still receiving comments and likes, Edel & Niall were a lovely couple to work with so normal and down to earth.

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June 7th 2019 was a beautiful sunny day allowing for  lots aerial drone video shots of Edel’s parents house in beautiful  Cuffsgrange  situated between Callan and Kilkenny.
The house was buzzing with fun and laughter the girls were on a high with excitement which was discreetly captured on camera

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The Church of the Holy Cross Cuffsgrange is one of my favourite wedding ceremony venues in Kilkenny there is something special about this country church especially on a beautiful sunny day, Fr. Dan Carroll provided a lovely ceremony he is a friend of both families.

New Park Hotel Kilkenny

The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny is an amazing wedding venue the perfect choice for a perfect couple.
Edel & Niall  booked the Diamond wedding video package which provides coverage of the full day from morning preps up to 11pm in the evening.
Thanks to this smashing couple for allowing me to share their special moments in my latest wedding blog post.

Happy wedding video moments

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this post, if you are in the process of wedding planning and looking for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford or Limerick  please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be happy to discuss our selection of wedding video packages for 2019/2020.

Drangan Video: The Changing Face of Wedding Videography

Over the past 25 years as a wedding videographer, I have seen a huge change in trends, technologies and editing software. The tools available to the modern videographer have greatly enhanced the service we now offer and Drangan Video has embraced each and every one of these changes.

In this blog post I’m going to tell you a bit about our modern approach to wedding videography and the changes we have made over the years to become one of Ireland’s most sought after wedding videographers.

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Brides and grooms consistently tell us that they are surprised at just how hands off we are, never intruding upon personal moments and in many cases their guests have told them they didn’t even know we were there! This style of non-intrusive wedding videography allows us to capture the moments as they really happen and deliver a beautiful documentary of the day to our wonderful brides and grooms. How do we do it, I hear you ask?

Changing Technologies

Let’s take the exchanging of vows as an example. During the wedding we make a point of never getting in the way of the natural progression of the vows or ceremony and we do this by setting up our cameras and filming from a distance. Modern technology has given us with the ability to do this by providing the groom with a pen-like audio recorder that can be inserted into their suit or shirt pocket. This tiny device picks up all audio and ensures we can deliver top quality sound on all videos, regardless of how far away we physically are. There is absolutely no need for a modern videographer to be intruding upon these special moments!

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Changing Trends

It has now almost become a tradition to film the preparations on the morning of the wedding and I absolutely love this trend! Providing our videography services to couples on the morning of the wedding means that we get to truly capture the excitement in the hours before the ceremony. The enthusiasm is absolutely infectious and we are blessed to capture some truly tender moments between close friends, families and neighbours. When our couples look back on these moments, they get to see parts of the day that would otherwise remain a mystery. It really is truly special to share these moments after the big day with your new spouse and enjoy them together for the first time.
Changing Approach

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Over our time in the industry, we have honed our skills to a degree that ensures none of our shots are ever set up. This takes great pressure off the couple and means they can go about their day without ever having to worry about whether the videographer is capturing everything. We will be your eyes and ears for the day, never missing a tender moment or asking your guests to pose for shots. Our approach is natural, non-intrusive and results in a truly incredible documentary of your big day.

Should you wish to learn more about our modern approach to wedding videography or have any questions about the styles we offer, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video.

Advice On Booking your Wedding Venue

For those of you who are in the early wedding planning process, we hope you find this blog post interesting and informative. Booking the right venue for you and your intended is probably the most important choice you will make at this early stage. It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of important questions for you to ask the venue before making that all-important decision.

Whether you are planning to get married in Tipperary or further afield, these questions should assist you with this important first step.

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Dates:
Have you set a date in stone or can you be flexible to get the venue you really want? The very first question you need to ask your venue of choice is whether they can accommodate you on your preferred date. Once you have confirmed the venue you can then move on to booking entertainment that is available on the same day.

Budget:
Budget is incredibly important, and you need to know that the venue can deliver everything you need without costs spiraling out of control. Make sure you ask your venue to specify any ‘extras’ that could catch you off guard when the time for payment comes.

Capacity:
For those of you planning a large wedding, you will need to give an approximation of numbers to the venue to ensure they can seat and comfortably accommodate all of your guests for the big day. If they can’t accommodate the numbers you were hoping for, you will have a decision to make. Which is most important to you, your dream venue or a large guest list?

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Civil Ceremonies:
If you are planning a civil ceremony and hope to host the ceremony and the celebrations in the same venue, you will need to check that the venue has been registered with the HSE. A full list of HSE approved wedding venues is available on the HSE website.

The Space:
Ask the event coordinator at the venue to give you a tour of the space. If at all possible, ask if you could see the room on the morning of another wedding before the guests arrive. This will give you a good idea of the seating arrangements and the space available in the venue.

Décor:
In most cases the venue will decorate the space for you at no extra cost, however, you may want to add some of your own touches to make it special. Speak with your point of contact and ask if you can be involved in the décor process.

Point of Contact:
To ensure everything runs smoothly throughout the planning process it is always best to have one dedicated point of contact at your venue of choice. Upon your first meeting with the venue you should specify this request and a direct phone number and email address for ease of contact.

Recommendations:
Every venue will have a list of approved venues that they will be happy to share with the bride and groom. This can be a great resource if you are looking for the best entertainment, photographer or car hire service. Drangan Video is proud to be recommended by hotels and venues in Tipperary and throughout Ireland.

Tipperary Bride

If you are planning your wedding now for 2020, the team here at Drangan Video would love to have the opportunity to film your wedding. With 25 years in the wedding videography business, you can be assured of a professional and friendly service as well as state of the art wedding videography. Drangan Video  is based in South Tipperary  offering  wedding videography services to all counties in Ireland, so whether you are based in  Tipperary or Donegal we will be happy to travel to your venue of choice at absolutely no extra cost to you.

Local Wedding Video In Drangan Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary we just love local weddings, every year we  are fortunate to provide videography for so many weddings  in Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties ,  thanks to all the happy couples past and future  that have said yes to us as their preferred choice of  wedding videographer.
In this week’s  blog news  we are  delighted to be featuring a very local wedding that of Catherine Maher and Tom Kennedy,  the Maher family are our  closest  neighbours, just a 3 min drive from our studio in Drangan  it was my shortest journey ever to a bridal preps  location.

Catherine is the youngest and the only girl in  a family of four, the photo that she is holding is that of her late Mum and Dad,  it was a morning of mixed emotions for this beautiful  young Bride  to be. Catherine’s older brothers have always looked out for her, they pulled out all the stops for her big day on Saturday May 6th 2017 leaving no stone unturned in making it the happiest day of  her life.
The Maher family were so friendly and welcoming,  cups of tea, snacks and cakes were a slight distraction for the videographer. When the Bride was dressed and ready she stopped off at the old family farm house for photos with her brothers, Catherine has happy memories of the old homestead and her parents.

Drangan Village/ Drangan Video

When  we set up our videography business  one  of the first tasks was choosing a company name  for  our new  business venture, we decided to call it after our local village, we are proud to be keeping our small village on the map with our company  brand name.
The church of the Immaculate Conception is situated smack bang in the middle of  Drangan, the Archway Bar is only a two minute walk from the church  so no prize given for figuring out where to find Tom and the boys, it was another nice opportunity to grab nice pre -ceremony footage for the wedding film

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The wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Tony Lambe, it was a nice ceremony Fr. Tony’s light hearted approach helped to keep the  slightly nervous bride and groom calm a relaxed throughout, Andrea Ruth Houlihan provided the church music and singing, her amazing voice filled every corner of the crowed church. Tom is a proud follower of Tipperary Hurling he hails from Carrick On Suir and plays  hurling with his local GAA club,  Catherine and Tom now mr. and mrs. Kennedy were greeted by an  archway of clattering hurls formed by Tom’s team mates ,  its always a moment worth capturing on video.

Edmund Rice Heritage Centre Callan Kilkenny

We stopped off the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre , Wescourt Callan, for the photo shoot with the bridal party.
Blessed Edmund Rice was the founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers.
The thatched house at “Westcourt”, Callan, Co. Kilkenny in which Edmund was born  is almost 300 years old. The perfectly preserved house consists of six rooms a kitchen, parlour, breakfast room and three bedrooms. The grounds surrounding  the house are  lovely  for wedding video and photo shoots, we got some great video shots with Catherine and Tom, just natural relaxed footage of a couple very much  in love and enjoying their first hours as husband and wife.

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Hotel Kilkenny Wedding Venue

Hotel Kilkenny is one of my favourite wedding venues in Kilkenny, Catherine and Tom enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the upper level  Skyline Suite.

Catherine and Tom were the ideal couple to work with, both so relaxed  and easygoing  they are delighted with their wedding video and the short edit highlights film.

Wedding Video In Drangan Co. Tipperary

If you are  in the process of  planning your big day and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to offer advice on our new and exciting range  of wedding video packages for 2018/2019.
Check out our wedding video samples  on our website www.dranganvideo.com  check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding news soon
Eamon.