Claire and Danny were married in Clogh Church Castlecomer Kilkenny, I am so proud to be sharing their wedding video in this week’s news blog.
The story begins at Clair’s parents house where the girls were busy preparing for the big day, all my wedding packages include coverage of the morning preps.
Ben Power(photography by ben) was a pleasure to work with, the photo shoot consisted of a walk around Kilkenny City which complimented my style wedding videography, we have already covered lots of weddings in Kilkenny this year.
Claire and Danny enjoyed a fab wedding reception in The Set Theatre, it is part of the famous Langton House Hotel and is a state of the art wedding venue.
If you are in the process of wedding planning and are looking for a professional wedding video, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to here from you.
Over the past 25 years, Drangan Video has witnessed a huge transformation in the wedding planning process and this, is in a large part down to our fantastic generation of ‘millennials’. In this blog post, I am going to share some of my own insights with you and perhaps provide some tips and tricks for those of you who may feel slightly overwhelmed with the wedding planning process.
Take your time….
If there’s one thing millennials do best it’s never rushing the announcement of their engagement and I think this really takes the pressure off couples in a significant way. In many cases the wedding planning process has already begun before the engagement announcement takes place.
Embrace online tools
Getting married in an era that has technology at its fingertips is one of the fundamental benefits of the millennial age. Wedding planning apps have made tasks so much easier for brides and grooms and are an excellent way to stay on top of your planning without the stress of visiting each supplier and sit-down meetings. Use the Internet to your advantage and cut down on costs and precious time.
Perhaps due to recession and rising prices, millennials have become accustomed to budgeting in a really meaningful way. They know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have the wedding of your dreams and have embraced more alternative décor, catering and venue options.
Your Best Man or Maid of Honour does not have to be Male or Female
This is perhaps one of the nicest developments I have witnessed over the past number of years. If your best friend and most trusted companion is female, does that mean you can’t have them as your best man? Absolutely not! Gender should not be the decision maker when it comes to including the most important people in your wedding party. Throw out that old rulebook and embrace the reality of your friendships, ‘Men of Honour’ and ‘Best Women’ are truly the change we have been waiting for.
Customising a theme for your wedding to make it truly unique is a growing trend amongst millennials across Ireland and Europe. Whether you want to use a certain colour scheme throughout the ceremony and reception or go full on ‘themed’ for your big day, you can be sure that your guests will remember your wedding for all the right reasons.
Here at Drangan Video we love nothing more that capturing the special moments of every wedding, regardless of the generation you grew up in. Whether you are based in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Dublin or Donegal, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer discreet wedding videography and a modern approach to capturing your big day. To learn more about the packages we offer or to see some sample videos, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon today.
As we head into Summer 2019, we find that more and more couples are hoping to incorporate the outdoors into their big day. Perhaps the memories of our fantastic summer in 2018 have made us all a little bit more optimistic about our Irish weather! Whilst the Irish weather is incredibly unpredictable, it is still very possible for you to plan and enjoy an Irish outdoor wedding ceremony or reception party. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite outdoor venues in Ireland for you and your intended to explore.
Ballyvolane House, Cork
Ballyvolane House is one of the most picturesque venues in Ireland. Beautifully landscaped gardens, lakes and woodland, make this the number one choice for many of our Brides and Grooms. Should the weather deteriorate in any way, the team at Ballyvolane House can offer you a number of indoor alternatives.
Harvey’s Point, Donegal
Harvey’s Point in Donegal is an incredible location to say ‘I Do’, whether you decide to exchange vows indoors or lakeside. The attention to detail shown by the Harvey’s Point events team is second to none and you can be assured they’ll make your day one to remember, whatever the weather!
Glenview Hotel, Wicklow
The Glenview Hotel in County Wicklow offers you everything you need both indoor and out for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions. In fact, the Glenview have gone one step further and won’t charge you any extra to host your civil ceremony on their grounds if you have also booked the reception here.
The Haven Hotel, Waterford
The Haven Hotel in Waterford is situated in Dunmore East and will make a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photographs and videography. What we love about this place is its proximity to the beach, which is perfect for those unique wedding shots. The hotel is fully equipped and certified for outdoor ceremonies on the lawn and can cater for up to 250 guests.
Kilshane House, Tipperary
Kilshane House is a breath-taking Regency house with a traditional conservatory that is perfect for those who may want the best of both worlds on their wedding day. The hotel has put a lot of thought into their outdoor ceremonies and offer a floating pagoda on their very own lake or lakeside in one of their secret garden locations. You really couldn’t ask for a better start to your married life!
Whether you opt for a traditional civil ceremony on the grounds of a hotel or in a HSE registered site that is close to your heart, Ireland now offers a multitude of options for those who want to take the plunge and exchange their vows outdoors.
If you’re planning your outdoor wedding for 2019 or 2020, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We are happy to travel nationwide at no extra cost and have lots of experience filming outdoor weddings. Get in touch with Eamon today to find out what makes us the perfect choice for your big day.
In this blog post we are going to discuss the all-important checklist for the videography and photography on your wedding day. Whilst a professional videographer or photographer will always know exactly what moments to capture, it may helpful for you to compile a checklist beforehand to ensure you’re happy that every moment of your big day is being filmed or photographed.
Some of the most intimate moments we capture for our brides and grooms are in the preparation stage. In the early morning or in the hours before the ceremony, the team here at Drangan video take time to capture those special moments that no one else gets to see. We would wholly recommend that you ask your photographer to be present at this time also.
• Bride, Maid of Honour and bridesmaids getting ready
• Family moments such as the family seeing the bride for the first time in all her finery.
• The wedding cars arriving.
• Filming well wishes with your neighbours and friends in the area.
• Groom, Best Man and groomsmen getting ready.
• Family shots in the home with both families.
• Pinning of the boutonnière between father/best man and son.
The ceremony is indeed the most important aspect of your big day and it’s great if your videographer and photographer can work in harmony to capture every moment.
• Guests arriving at the ceremony venue.
• Shots of the exterior and interior of the venue.
• Detailed shots of wedding booklets.
• Family members arriving and being seated by your ushers or grooms party.
• Father and bride making their way into the ceremony and down the aisle.
• Every moment of the ceremony.
• First kiss.
• Processional or exit from the ceremony venue.
Now that it’s time to celebrate, you can kick back and relax, dance, eat, drink and be merry while your photographer and wedding videographer capture every moment of the party.
• Interior and exterior shots of the reception venue.
• Guests signing guest book.
• The all important speeches.
• Cutting the cake.
• Your very first dance as a married couple.
It’s always a nice idea to capture the little things that make up the décor of your big day, so don’t feel shy to ask your photographer or videographer to take shots of the centrepieces, table plan, floral arrangements and wedding favours.
If you and your loved one are planning your big day and are looking for a wedding videographer with flair, please do feel free to get in touch with the team here at Drangan Video. We also work closely with a number of professional wedding photographers and will be happy to make recommendations. Remember, the team here at Drangan Video are happy to travel anywhere in the country to film the most important day of your life. Whether you are based in Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick or Galway we will travel at absolutely no extra cost to you.
For those of you looking for some last minute wedding inspiration for your spring wedding, look no further! In this blog post we are going to look at some of this spring’s décor and colour trends and guide you through the options that will add a little something to the celebration of your big day.
Serve a Spring Cocktail
Serve something colourful, light and refreshing to your guests when they arrive to celebrate your spring wedding. Gin cocktails are incredibly popular at the moment and can be offered with a range of botanical garnishes to make every single cocktail unique. Allow your guests to mix and match garnishes and mixers for a welcoming experience like no other!
Nothing says spring quite like a fresh, bright seasonal salad. Offer your guests a ‘make your own’ salad bar or serve up a selection of salads directly to the table. Add seasonal fruits and vinaigrettes to make the meal even more special.
Whilst the days are starting to get that bit longer again, the nights can get incredibly cold in early spring (especially in Ireland). If your wedding venue offers an outdoor area for those who smoke or simply prefer to sit outside, consider offering your guests some cosy blankets to keep warm. You can also ask the venue manager if they can provide outdoor heating lamps to ensure your guests are comfortable at all times.
Adding a selection of fresh spring flowers to your table centrepieces can really allow nature to play a big part in your day. Choose from daffodils, snowdrops, crocuses or primroses and add a splash of wonderful colour to your venue. For those of you who wish to include spring flowers in your bouquets and buttonholes, daffodils make a splendid display and are a fraction of the cost of roses or other out of season flowers.
Bright pinks, purples, yellows and blues all tell us that Spring us upon us. Working these colours in with your venue décor, wedding attire and floral arrangements can really set the stage for your big day. Bright colours bring with them a sense of cheer and optimism, sunshine and happiness – what more could you ask for on your big day?
Sunglasses for your Bridal and Grooms Party
You may think we’re being a bit optimistic here, considering the typical Irish weather scenario, but the spring sunshine can be incredibly strong, particularly when it’s low in the sky near the end of the day. Providing your wedding party with some funky shades will let them know you’ve been thinking of them and will make for some great wedding photographs!
For those of you who are in the midst of planning your spring wedding for 2019, we hope you have the most wonderful day! If you haven’t already booked a wedding videographer, we would love to hear from you. We can’t guarantee availability for late bookings but we’ll do everything we can to fit you in. remember, the team here at Drangan Video are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland to film your big day at no extra cost to you.
Professional Wedding Videographer and Media Production Specialist