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Having A Small Wedding In Ireland

Here at Drangan Video we have adapted very well to recording  smaller weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and many other counties, smaller weddings are the new normal at least for the moment.

With Government guidelines limiting the numbers to 25 people it might be worth considering the following  small wedding ideas which means you won’t lose out on having a day to remember.
From ways to make a large venue seem more intimate, to having a family style dinner with creative seating, your day can be just as enjoyable.

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Having A Small Wedding In Ireland 2020/2021

The big white wedding is not for everyone  or is it possible to have one at the moment, due to restrictions on numbers  smaller weddings are growing in popularity as couples choose to  just have their closest family and friends or loved ones. With a more intimate guest list, you can create a personal and unforgettable wedding day experience.

Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny a small wedding with less than 15 guests is sometimes referred to as a micro wedding and  having 40 guests is described as having a small wedding, it’s really up to each couple what they consider to being a small or large wedding. If you’re trying to get get your head around the idea of having a small wedding, just consider the following reasons for going small.

The  cost of your wedding will be much less expensive:
You will have more time with  individual family members:
You can splash out more cash on your biggest priorities:
A smaller wedding will be a much more intimate celebration:
Its important to remember that by going with a small guest list doesn’t mean that everything else has  to be small, why not splash out big on the dress, invites, venue and dinner.

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 Tips for a Planning a Small Wedding

Make sure that your not sharing your venue with another wedding:
From my experience as a wedding videographer I get  feedback from lots of couples stating that they don’t want to share their wedding venue with another couple. Make it clear that you want exclusive use regardless of wedding size, having to share your wedding reception  is a definite thumbs down

We’ve got some great wedding venues in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford,Cork and throughout Ireland that specialize in hosting micro weddings. These venues take pride in holding very small weddings so they’ll know exactly how to make the most of your 25 guest wedding

 Only Invite Your Personal  Friends and Family
You will need to be pretty rootless  with the guest list, that 25 guest limit includes the couple, the celebrant, Videographer/Photographer so now you’re looking at a maximum of 20 guests. Every person that you invite to a small wedding should be someone that you are genuinely close to and is very much part of your life every day.

Do You Need A Wedding Planner for a small Wedding
Many venues offer a wedding coordinator service as part of the wedding package, with a smaller number of guests you will have less people to call upon to do certain jobs. Availing of the planner means the day will flow easier and you won’t have to worry about your wedding reception time table.

Sharing Your Wedding on Social Media Yes or No
Unplugging your wedding entails asking your guests  to put away their phone cameras  and focus on living in the moment. Privacy seems  a bigger consideration for couples who are having a small wedding. As a wedding videographer I’ve often been asked not to share any video clips from the wedding on Facebook, Instagram or other social media sites, so don’t  be afraid to ask guests or videographer to refrain from sharing on social media.

Maxamize Your Wedding Day Memories

If you really want to get married now, my advice is go for it you may need to completely  change your original wedding plan  forget the large formal wedding by choosing a civil ceremony in a private room at your favorite wedding venue.  Whatever your wedding ends up looking like, embrace it forget about  your original plan, take advantage of what you’ve got right now. So focus on all the good things, your family, close friends your good health  and spend your budget on maxamizing your  wedding day memories. Whatever the size of your guest list, your small wedding ideas are a brilliant place to start in creating a memorable and unforgettable wedding  day.

If you are in the process of wedding planning a small wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Limerick or Waterford please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of very affordable wedding videography packages for 2021/2022.

Scenic locations in Carlow for your Wedding Videos and Photographs

Each and every year for over a decade, the team here at Drangan Video have been lucky enough to travel to Carlow to provide videography services for some of the nicest couples we have ever met. Carlow town and county has a wealth of beautiful scenery and attractive locations that are simply perfect for photo-shoots and wedding videos. In this short article we are going to cover some of our favourite spots and would love to hear from any Carlow residents on their own personal favourites that we not be familiar with.

If you are planning a wedding in Carlow and are on the lookout for a professional wedding video with flair, please give Eamon a call here at Drangan Video. We can provide you with a package to suit your every need and look forward to sharing in your big day with you.

Altamont Gardens  for wedding videos in Carlow
1. Altamont Gardens

No matter what time of year you visit Altamont Gardens, there is always an amazing array of flora to feast your eyes on. This idyllic location is the perfect spot for some outdoor video shots and we’re sure your photographer will love the place just as much as we do.

2. Brownshill Dolmen

Fancy a short stop for a photograph with a difference or some beautifully lit wedding videography? Try the Brownshill Dolmen for a backdrop with a difference.

3. Huntington Castle

Situated just outside Clonegal, Huntington Castle is the perfect backdrop for those of you who want some real royal treatment on your big day. The castle and gardens are an impressive sight and will add something incredibly special to the ambience of your photographs and videos.

4. Duckett’s Grove

With recently renovated gardens and some spectacular landscaping, the castle at Duckett’s Grove is synonymous with Carlow’s love of history. An 18th century castle in all it’s glory with some of the most spectacular scenery in this part of the country, you would be mad not to head here for some wedding photo’s should you get the opportunity.

5. Oak Park Forest

If you fancy something a little bit off the beaten track, then we can wholly recommend a stroll through the Oak Park Forest. A most rustic background for your wedding videos and photographs. Probably best to take a trip there before the big day and scout out your favourite spots.

You will notice that most of the places we have listed above in Carlow are outdoor locations and that in part is why we love them so much. It has to be noted though that you should research some indoor alternatives in the event of bad weather.

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Carlow has so many more locations we love to film in:

• Delta Sensory Gardens
• Carlow County Museum
• Milford Mills
• Carlow Castle
• Clonmore Castle

Need some information about wedding video services in Carlow town or county? Feel free to get in touch with us here at Drangan Video, where you can rely on a top class service, superior editing and a wedding video that you can treasure forever.

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Eamon

Wedding Video Memories Ciara and Philip Ballyneale Tipperary

My new year got off to a flying start with a local wedding in Ballyneale Co. Tipperary, it was the final wedding from a group of back to back wedding bookings covering Waterford, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow.  Ciara & Philip were lucky with the weather the day was dry but a bit on the cold side, they were a lovely warm friendly couple to work with making my job as wedding videographer  enjoyable  and easy.

Ciara and Philip went for the Diamond Package which covers the full day from bridal preps and continuing  up to 11pm that evening, it is the package of choice by Brides in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and Carlow.
The wedding got to a lively start, beginning with bridal preps at Ciara’s parents house. Ballyneale is situated between Grangemockler and the famous town of Carrick-On-Suir.

Wedding Videographer Packages Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford
Wedding Videographer Packages Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford

 

 

 

 

 

Since starting out  as Tipperary based wedding videographer I have had the pleasure of recording numerous  wedding videos in and around the historic town and country side of Carrick-on-Suir.

Mahon Falls: A breath taking wedding video/photo venue;
Mahon falls is a must see for all visitors to the area. This area provides breathtaking sights in the most tranquil of settings. As well as the magnificent waterfall visitors are also treated to an experience which can only be described as magical, which is described below. This drive from Carrick-on-Suir offers some sensational views of the mountains, and the many high viewing points on the way provide excellent panoramas over the green countryside below.

The Old Bridge : A wonderful historic back drop for a wedding video
The Old Bridge is situated at the end of Bridge Street, off the Main Street. This seven arched bridge dates back to the mid 15th. Century. It predates the voyage of Columbus to the New World. Originally built in c.1447 by Edmund MacRichard Butler it was for centuries the first bridge above the estuary and hence strategically important as a link between south Leinster and east Munster

Ormond Castle Carrick-on-Suir : A superd location for wedding  video shoots
This castle of the Butlers – Earls and later Dukes of Ormond – stands above the Suir on the east side of Carrick. It was acquired in 1315, though the oldest part of the castle is a mid-fifteenth-century walled bawn with a tower house in each of its northern corners.

Enough about history and back to Ciara and Philip, their wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Pat Gere who happens to my favorite wedding day celebrant, his wedding ceremonies are fun and spiritual and he makes Bride & Groom and guests feel  relaxed. After the wedding ceremony we made our way to Kilkenny stopping off in Callan for photos.

The Edmond Rice Heritage Centre Callan:  is a magical place for capturing stunning wedding video footage.
The thatched house at “Westcourt”, Callan, Co. Kilkenny in which Edmund was born on 1 June 1762, is almost 300 years old. The six roomed house consists of a kitchen, parlour, breakfast room and three bedrooms. Of particular interest is the bedroom in which Edmund Rice was born.
Ciara & Philip’s wedding video features stunning shots of  a relaxed if not slightly cold bridal party strolling around the  grounds at Wescourt through the shadows  January sunshine.

Our final destination was the the Kilkenny River Court Hotel With its unique backdrop overlooking Kilkenny Castle on the banks of the River Nore it is one of the finest wedding hotels in Ireland.
As a wedding videographer I have covered all types of weddings in the River Court, From small traditional celebrations, civil ceremonies, civil partnerships to lavish wedding celebrations.

On arrival Ciara & Philip enjoyed a warm welcome for their guests who were well settled in and enjoying some the River Court’s finest cuisine and beverages.
In my role as wedding videographer the arrival at the reception venue is one of the highlights of my day, its time to break the long fast with a cup of coffee and some tasty bites.
Then it was back to work capturing details  of the decor in the function room, guests chatting and mingling.
The speeches were conducted after the meal  which I  discreetly recorded from a good  distance away  from the top table.

All my video packages include Vox Pops-messages from guests which are done when the band are setting up, it is great fun and very personal.
Ciara & Philip enjoyed  a wonderful wedding reception, bridal party family and friends danced the night away, this was also discreetly captured on the wedding film.

If you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer just get in contact with myself Eamon and I will be happy to discuss recording your wedding video in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or any county in Ireland.

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Regards Eamon.

Flash Drives Are The Latest Format For your Wedding Video

Since setting up Drangan Video I have seen many  video formats come and go, for me it all began with VHS tapes  for both recording and supplying wedding videos.
Today  the majority of wedding videographers in Tipperary and Kilkenny  are supplying  wedding videos on DVD. Here at Drangan Video we are moving away from standard definition ( SD )  DVDs  and sharing a larger percentage of our weddings in full high definition  ( HD ) quality.

After  years of offering DVDs as a choice for wedding video delivery  flash  drives are quickly becoming our main format for supplying  top quality full high definition wedding  films. We will still be offering DVDS  as  an optional extra,  Blu Ray DVDS will also be available as a choice for viewing your wedding film in HD.

Top Quality HD wedding video Tipperary Kilkenny
Top Quality HD wedding video Tipperary Kilkenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash drives will soon be our main format for delivery  of high quality wedding video to happy couples throughout  Tipperary, Kilkenny Carlow and Waterford and of coarse the greater Munster area

Why are we making this change ? Well the main reason is that it will allow us to supply our wedding videos in  broadcast high definition  quality, all our weddings are recorded  with the very latest HD cameras, I personally think that it is a shame to be converting the beautiful HD wedding footage to the lower quality SD – DVD quality.

We always like to keep up  with the latest wedding video trends.
With a digital video  file of your big day , you can share it with all your friends, here at Drangan Video we have no restrictions or issues about sharing your Video Files. The contents of the flash drive may be uploaded and shared on numerous  devices and played back on large screen TVs  just imagine looking back over those special wedding day moments  in cinema style quality.

 

I am excited about making the transition from wedding DVD to flash drive, when you book your wedding video with Drangan Video you are assured of been ahead of the current digital media trends, if you are just engaged and thinking about hiring a wedding videographer why not contact myself Eamon here at drangan video, I will be happy to discuss having your big day filmed and delivered  in stunning HD quality at an Affordable  price.

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Best Regards
Eamon.

 

 

 

Celebrating Ireland’s Wedding Equality “YES” Vote

As a wedding videographer in Tipperary and Kilkenny I would like to join in celebrating Ireland’s Wedding Equality “YES” Vote. Its not just about the prospect of recording many extra same sex wedding films, as a Father and a Grandad im delighted to know that equality rules in Ireland, thanks to all the broadminded voters that made this possible.

The Constitution of Ireland now includes the Thirty-fourth amendment, which mandates a provision for same sex marriage; Marriage Equality can now be enjoyed by every member of our great nation. No more unequal civil partnerships, in Ireland you can now go the whole hog and celebrate your love and lifestyle with pride. Yes, the referendum was approved with a resounding YES vote. 62% of the total votes cast cried out for equality on the 22nd of May 2015. Huge relief and tears of joy swept the nation as the results began to come in. One after another, constituencies all over Ireland (from massive turnouts in Dublin to massive turnouts in the west and south) began returning resounding shouts for equality and inclusion. At the end of it all, it was a great day to be Irish and proud of it.

Hundreds of young people living and working abroad arranged travel plans to get home to make sure they would be part of the historic vote. People came from as far away as Mexico and Korea to ensure equal rights for themselves and their friends. There were many campaigns to get voters home including the ‘Get To The Boat to Vote’ campaign which saw the electorate moving from England back across the Irish Sea to mark their ballot papers.

Same Sex Weddings Tipperary
Same Sex Weddings Tipperary

As the official counts came in, they were publicly read aloud in Dublin castle where people had gathered in the rare Irish sunshine to celebrate together. Rainbow flags flew proudly, unicorns were painted on people’s faces and the whole square was awash with colourful exuberance and just an air of flamboyance. The party spilled onto the streets as more votes were tallied and logged. Ireland had done it: the first country in the world to ratify same sex marriage by popular vote. The atmosphere was electric, Gerry Adam’s was taking selfies with drag queens, and subjects previously un-talked about on the RTE (Ireland’s national broadcasting service) were now being discussed with openness and equality. The dream had become real.

Celebratory tweets were the order of the day on Twitter as many celebrities tweeted their pride and happiness as Ireland voted. Pro campaigner and outspoken activist Stephen Fry tweeted that Ireland had done itself proud and that Oscar (Wilde) would be smiling in his grave. Irish comedian Dara O’ Brian professed his happiness but also his sadness that he couldn’t join the party. Graham Norton remarked on how the country had grown in his lifetime and how proud he was of the Irish people.

Many business groups and business leaders advocated a YES vote believing it would do wonders for the economy and international investment in Ireland. People will perform better in the long term if they are allowed to be themselves without restriction or inequality. There will be more creativity which would have been stifled in the past. Businesses and organisations that show appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness attract the best talent for the jobs they offer, not to mention what this vote has done for Ireland’s reputation on a global scale. It sends out a very positive message and comes at a time when Ireland so badly needs some sort of resurrection, some hope, some brotherhood and some faith in each other and faith in our shared future.

The team here at Drangan Video are proud to be part of an all-inclusive Ireland and will continue to offer our services to every member of our society. Love is love after all and there really is nothing more important than that!

Thanks for taking  the time to read my latest news.

Best Regards Eamon