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Review of 2019, Drangan Video Tipperary

As a Tipperary based wedding video professional, I have for over 25 years had the pleasure of capturing wedding videos for wonderful couples right across Tipperary and Kilkenny. 2019 proved to be a very busy year and for this the team at Drangan Video are extremely grateful. Being a part of your big day and providing you with a beautiful memento of your celebrations is truly important to us.

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In a year when our beloved Stone Throwers brought home the Liam McCarthy Cup for the 27th time, we celebrated with the rest of the county and captured many blue and yellow themed weddings across Tipperary. What a wonderful year for the Premier County!

In 2019 I had the pleasure of meeting many couples from Tipperary, Kilkenny and beyond and spent countless hours filming the special moments of these big days. It goes without saying that each and every one of these occasions was unique in its own way and brought me just as much pleasure as it did the guests and families of the brides and grooms. When I look back on 2019, I am struck by the ingenuity and creativeness of the couples I worked with. The décor, the styles, the planning and the entertainment was second to none and our couples deserve some real kudos for their planning prowess.

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2019 brought some challenges with the weather at times, both for us and for our wonderful couples. However, hail, rain, snow or shine, it never impacted on the celebrations for the big day. One of my favourite parts of wedding videography is overcoming these weather challenges and we always come prepared for every eventuality. With more red and orange weather warnings than we’ve ever experienced in a calendar year, 2019 really gave us something to get our teeth into and has given us the opportunity to explore different techniques, embracing the weather on the day to provide spectacular footage! So whether you’re organising a wedding in December, March or July, don’t let the weather dictate your plans – we’ll find our way around every situation to deliver the perfect wedding video.

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There were many special moments for us as a team in 2019, each one of these are due to the couples we have had the pleasure of working with. We value your trust in us and know that your special moment of 2019 was the day you both said ‘I do’. When we are lucky enough to be a part of your wedding, knowing that you have chosen us spurs us on even more to deliver all of your special moments wrapped up in the form of the very best wedding video we can deliver.

For those of you who are planning a wedding in Tipperary , Kilkenny , Limerick or Cork  for 2020 or 2021, please do give me (Eamon) a call here at Drangan Video. I will be delighted to talk you through the many options available to you for your wedding video and can provide you with video samples from our 2019 weddings. All of our packages are affordable, packed with value and tailored to suit your unique requirements.

Thank you for choosing Drangan Video in 2019

Are you proposing this Christmas ?

Are you hoping to pop the question over the festive period? Feeling a little nervous, excited and anxious? You have absolutely nothing to worry about! Proposing to the person you love will be an amazing experience and one you and your partner will remember for the rest of your lives. If you and your partner are not big on grand gestures or uncomfortable with elaborate set-ups, do things your own way. Every proposal should be different and unique to the couple involved, there’s no need to plot some elaborate scheme when a simple ‘will you marry me’ is often the most perfect thing you can do.

For those of you who are looking for some proposal ideas, we have listed some below that may help to inspire your own unique proposal.

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1. The Advent Calendar
Make an advent calendar for the love of your life; use a simple booklet or a series of gifts or notes each day for your partner to open. If you opt for daily small gifts, you can simply pop the ring into the date of your choosing, if you want them to read a special note every day, you can write your special question for the date of your choice. A wonderful surprise for that someone special in your life.

2. Hang it on the Tree
Yes, as simple as it sounds, this little idea is one of our favourites. Simply wrap the ring box in some beautiful packaging or cover it in gold or silver foil and hide it in amongst the other decorations on the tree. On the day of the proposal you can ask your partner where that decoration came from and ask them to take a closer look!

3. Christmas Morning with the Kids
If you have children, there’s nothing better than getting them involved in Mammy and Daddy’s happy day. Ask the kids to present your partner with the ring, all wrapped up with the other presents under the tree. This will be a moment that you can all remember together for the rest of your lives.

4. Christmas Dinner Proposal
If you’d like to propose on Christmas Day, try to incorporate the proposal in with your family meal. Consider hiding the ring in your partner’s dessert (make sure it’s not too well hidden, you want them to see it and not eat it!) or using the ring as a napkin holder on their place setting.

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Whatever way you choose to propose to that someone special in your life, you can be assured that it’s always the question that matters most. Whether you plan it well in advance or simply pop the question at a time that feels right, hearing ‘I do’ will be all that’s needed to make your proposal a success.

For all you budding fiancés out there, we wish you nothing but happiness and our heartiest congratulations for the years ahead

Upcoming Wedding Fairs for December 2019 and January 2020

It’s that time of year again when we look ahead to some of the wonderful wedding fairs and venue open-days that are happening around the country in December and January. With so many couples getting engaged in December each year we hope that this blog post will be a useful resource for you over the coming weeks. We’ll be revisiting this topic again in late January with a further list of fairs and events for the springtime. Below you’ll find some of the most popular events on the calendar for the remainder of December and the month of January.

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December Wedding Fairs and Open Days:

8th of December: The Woodenbridge Hotel in Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
12th of December: Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
27th of December to the 3rd of January: The Claregalway Hotel (by appointment only.), Claregalway, Co. Galway.
28th and 29th of December: Bellinter House, Navan, Co. Meath.
29th of December: Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare.
29th of December: The Brehon & Angsana Spa, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
29th of December: The Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
30th of December: The Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork.

If you are holding an open day or a wedding fair event and would like to be included in our next blog post, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video and we’ll happily let our readers know the details.

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January Wedding Fairs and Open Days:

2nd of January: The Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork.
4th of January: Bellinter House, Navan, Co. Meath.
4th – 5th of January: Kilkenny River Court Hotel, Kilkenny.
5th of January: Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
5th of January: The Glenside Hotel, Drogheda, Co. Meath.
9th and 10th of January: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
11th and 12th of January: Dream Wedding Expo, Leisureland, Salthill, Galway.
12th of January: Butler House and Gardens, Kilkenny.
12th of January: The Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
15th of January: The Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare.
19th of January: The Springfield Hotel, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
19th of January: The Radisson Blu, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
19th of January: The Abbey Hotel 18th Century Castle Manor, Galway Road, Roscommon.
19th of January: The Marine Hotel, Sutton, Co. Dublin.
19th of January: Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Trim, Co. Meath
26th of January: The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath
26th of January: Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath

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Most of the events listed above are venue open-days, where you and your partner can see the venue in all its glory. Typically these venues will be set up to give you an idea of how their rooms look like when decorated for a traditional wedding. The venues will be able to provide you with per head prices, give you an idea of availability and answer any questions you have on the day. This is particularly useful for budding brides and grooms who are yet to settle on a budget for their wedding day and will help you to put in place a financial plan.

Pop back to our blog in late January to read about new dates that have been added to the calendar from February onwards.

If you are looking for a videographer to film your wedding day, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We travel anywhere in the country at no extra cost to you and offer affordable wedding video packages, drone footage and superb customer service

The Perfect Flowers for your Winter Wedding

Here at Drangan Video, we have been blessed to film hundreds of winter weddings over our 25 years in business. During this time, we have learned a lot about special touches, unique décor and inspired themes from our brides and grooms and we love nothing more than sharing them with our readers.

In this blog post we are going to look at some of the most wonderful winter wedding flowers, that are sure to add a touch of magic to your décor, bouquets and boutonnieres.

You would be forgiven for thinking that the winter months in Ireland don’t offer a lot of options in the floral department, after all our climate doesn’t encourage all year round flowering! However, there are some real floral gems to be found in our gardens, hedgerows, countryside and of course with our wonderful Irish florists. Take a look at the list below and envisage the perfect winter bouquet with these special blooms and foliage.

Eucalyptus

Whilst not native to Ireland, the eucalyptus can now be found on virtually every corner you turn. The silvery/blue tint and minty aroma is perfect to fill out any winter wedding bouquet. Add eucalyptus to your table centrepieces too for an extra touch of something special.

Berries

Take a ramble in your local countryside to avail of some of the most wonderful winter colours available in Ireland. Whether you opt for holly or hypericum berries, you can be assured that these will look wonderful in any floral arrangements, bouquets or centrepieces.

Pine Cones

Bouquets and centrepieces don’t have to be made up entirely of flowers and foliage. As with berries, pinecones, nuts and other winter fruits can add something really special to your décor and floral arrangements.

Spices

This may seem like an odd one, but stick with us! Cinnamon and star anise just smell like winter right? Think about adding one or two of each to your winter bouquet by attaching to a length of wire, the sweet, comforting smell will add a touch of warmth to your big day.

Roses

It goes without saying, that roses are one of the most popular choices for bridal bouquets, however they can be expensive at this time of the year, especially if you’re looking for red. Talk with your florist about the options available to you and perhaps opt for more subtle colours such as romantic pinks, creams and whites to enhance your arrangement.

Pine

The smell of fresh pine is one of the most wonderful winter scents we have come across, and it’s absolutely abundant in our countryside, towns and villages. No need to pay a fortune when we have such incredible foliage available outside our doors.

Drangan Video is delighted to offer winter wedding videography to couples in Kilkenny, Tipperary and right across Ireland. We now include drone footage in all our packages and provide you with the very best customer service at all times. Call Eamon today to learn more about capturing your wedding on video and learn more about our approach to providing you with a memorable wedding video

DIY Wedding Favours for your Wedding

As professional wedding videographers, the team here at Drangan Video have been blessed to be in attendance at hundreds of weddings up and down the country. Over the past 25 years we have seen some truly innovative wedding favours, décor and entertainment, much of it crafted by friends, family and bridal party members. Adding a touch of DIY to your big day can bring a real personal touch to the proceedings and will provide your guests and family with true mementos of your big day.

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In this blog post we are going to look at some DIY wedding favour ideas that you may like to try for yourself. Whether you want to incorporate DIY for budgetary reasons or just want to add something personal to your big day, we’re sure these ideas will spark some inspiration.

Jams and Chutneys
Are you a bit of a whizz in the kitchen, like to spend your time cooking delicacies and sharing them with those you love? Then why not consider providing your guests with a homemade jam, chutney or pickle to take home as a gift? Adding personalised labels to your jars with the date of your wedding will ensure your guests leave feeling special. A taste of your home in the homes of those you love, what could be nicer?

Sweet Treats
Fill organza or customised paper bags with sweet treats of your choice. Ask your friends or bridal party around for a night of sweet tasting and bag filling and provide your guests with something special for your big day. Using ribbons to secure organza bags can allow you the opportunity to extend your colour scheme to every seat in the venue.

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Mini Potted Plants
Perhaps you and your loved one are keen gardeners or love the outdoors? Maybe you have a special connection to a specific plant or flower? Bulk buy some mini pots on eBay or through a local wholesaler and plant your favourite flower, tree or fern to give to your guests as a wedding favour. Include a care card to let your guests know how to get the most from their mini potted plant and even add a personal note to each favour.

Cookies
Nothing says thank you quite like a bag of homemade baked goods – think of that welcoming aroma and how it will make your guest feel! A little paper bag full of mini cookies or a singular large cookie for each guest will be appreciated later in the evening or can be brought home for a treat to enjoy with a coffee the next day.

Mini Drinks
Are you a fan of brewing your own beer or making your own wine? Why not share your passion with your guests by providing samples of your home brew? Personalised labels and notes to accompany each drink will ensure your guests know just how much you appreciate them.

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Whether you’re planning a wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Limerick, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. For almost 25 years now, Drangan Video have been providing professional wedding videography services to couples right across Ireland and we just love what we do. We now include drone photography as an option with every package, so you know you are getting the very best value and expertise available!

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