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Naming the Tables at your Wedding

Over the past decade, the team here at Drangan Video have provided wedding video services to hundreds of brides and grooms across Ireland. We get to see the new trends in décor, watch some of the most amazing first dances and experience first hand the artistic ingenuity of our wonderful couples. In this article we’re going to talk about a growing trend that we think you can really have some fun with.

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Gone are the days of simply numbering the tables at your wedding venue, more and more we are starting to see a strong trend towards naming tables… and we absolutely love it!

Think about the places, songs or movies that really hold a special place in your heart and then let your ideas flow as you begin to name your tables.

Destinations that are close to your heart:

Think of places that are special to you and your partner. Perhaps you met in a café in Dublin or holidayed in Paris, maybe your fiancé proposed to you in Rome? Tell your story through the cities and countries that shaped your relationship to date by naming your tables accordingly and perhaps providing a few lines about why this place is so special for you.

Important dates in your lives:

From the date you met to the date you became engaged and every date in between, let your guests share in your memories by naming each table after a special time in your life so far.

Movies that make you smile:

For the movie lovers out there, this is a really fun way to share your favourites with your family and friends. Whether you’re a lover of rom-coms or horror movies, this light-hearted way to name your tables will be a real icebreaker with your guests. Perhaps include some trivia about each movie to get your guests talking at the table?

Songs that make you tap your feet:

A song can trigger a thousand memories and never more so than when in the company of the people you love. Name your tables after songs that are going to appear in your set list a little later on or tunes that tell a story about your relationship.

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A book lover’s paradise:

Perhaps you and your intended are real bookworms and want to share your favourite reads with your guests? Design table name cards that mimic book covers with quotes from the happy couple in the place of critic quotes. If you are a fan of a certain book series (think Harry Potter) you should have enough books to name every table!

Quotes with meaning:

Borrow the words of your heroes by using famous quotes to name your tables. Whether you opt for witty and humorous or topical and formal is totally up to you.

The places you love to visit together:

Whether it’s your Saturday trip to the local market, a restaurant you love to eat in or your local bar, name your tables after the places you feel most comfortable.

Work with nature:

Name your tables after your favourite flowers or herbs and use this opportunity to add to your table décor. A bunch of thyme at one table, a peony at another, the room will be smelling and looking wonderful!

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Have some fun with naming the tables at your wedding and get your friends and family involved to come up with some more unique ideas!

For those of you who may be in the midst of planning your wedding, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer a full range of wedding videography services and are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland to capture the most important moments of your big day.

Gift your Wedding Favours to Irish Charities

Getting married is without doubt one the happiest days of any couples life and we love nothing more than sharing those special moments with our Brides and Grooms. This post was inspired by the many generous Irish couples we have had the pleasure of meeting over the years and for this we are most grateful. Increasingly, we are seeing that couples are now donating to Irish charities instead of opting for the traditional wedding favours for their guests. In this post we are going to list some charities that have benefitted from these donations and perhaps inspire others to consider doing something similar on their own wedding day.

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Every couple we spoke to who made the decision to include a charity close to their heart in their wedding plans, said it gave them a real feeling of pleasure to know that their wedding helped a charity in need.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

This amazing Irish charity allows couples to make a donation directly or purchase items from their online shop, which can be given to your guests as favours. Their online shop includes everything from cuddly toys and candles to Christmas baubles and calendars. You can also purchase tented cards to display on your tables – raising vital awareness and contributing to the feel-good atmosphere of your big day.

The Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society provides invaluable support to those who have been impacted by cancer. By making a donation to this very worthwhile cause you can feel secure that your contribution will really make a difference to someone’s life. Visit their online shop and purchase a pack of 10 wedding favour cards in gold or silver for just €40 or make a donation directly to the charity.

The RNLI

The RNLI have been providing lifesaving services to the people of Ireland and the UK since 1824. No doubt we have all seen footage of the dangerous work they do to save the lives of others at some stage. To contribute to this wonderful charity and provide your guests with a little memento, you can visit their online shop and purchase everything from RNLI pins to pocket diaries.

The Make a Wish Foundation

The Make a Wish Foundation offer tented thank you cards for each donation of €150 that can be displayed at the tables in your venue. Alternatively you can pop over to their online shop and purchase some beautiful goodies for your guests. Choose from wrist bands, pins, cookbooks, nail files or book marks and show your guests that giving is as important as receiving on your big day.

Supporting Local Charities

Perhaps you have a local charity that is close to your heart? Why not have a chat with them about purchasing cards or favours for your wedding day? Keep in mind that not all good causes will have the means to provide you with table cards or trinkets but they will be incredibly grateful for your gift.

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Here at Drangan Video we believe that every good action gets rewarded in some form and we know that by choosing to support Irish charities, many brides and grooms get a great sense of satisfaction on their big day.

If you are planning on hiring  a wedding videographer please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding videography packages.

Fun Kilkenny Wedding Video Highlights

Kilkenny couple Eimear  and Denis have  finally tied the knot and signed up for for married life  as Mr. and Mrs. Ryan.
It was a real pleasure to have been their preferred choice of wedding videographer thanks to them for allowing their wedding highlights to be shared on our drangan video blog page.

The video highlights begin at  Eimear’s  home  with coverage of the bridal preps  the house was a hive of activity and great fun, Eimear has a very bubbly personality  which is well portrayed  on camera, she was a joy to work with on the day.

Happy Kilkenny Wedding couple Eimear and Denis

St. John’s Church was the wedding ceremony location, I  always enjoy the feeling of this magnificent  church  both the interior and exterior and the impressive architecture, it is  my favorite church in Kilkenny ideal for discreet wedding videography, it is very spacious with lots of natural day light.

Happy couple relaxing at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

After the ceremony the wedding guests were in for a pleasant surprise , The Vintage Parlour was parked outside the church it  is a Quirky Vintage Themed Rice Horse Box converted to make your wedding a memorable occasion.  Offering mobile refreshments for after the  ceremony, Eimear and Denis enjoyed a cool ice-cream break  before heading to the the hotel.

Eimear and Denis arrival at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Eimear and Denis enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny,  located only a few minutes  from the historic city of Kilkenny  the hotel is within walking distance of Kilkenny Castle and  Park. The staff at the Newpark are so friendly and helful it is always a pleasure shooting weddings there.

Happy wedding video at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Thanks to Eimear and Denis for choosing Drangan Video, they were a smashing couple to work with, we had great fun shooting their wedding film.
Thanks for visiting our wedding blog page, if you are in the process of planning your wedding  in Kilkenny, Tipperary or Waterford and are thinking  about having a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact Drangan Video for a competitive quotation for your big day.

Summer Wedding Video In Clonmel Tipperary

Its hard to believe that our summer  is now just a memory, Autumn has arrived so what better time  to have look back over some amazing wedding films which we had the pleasure of shooting and producing during the Summer 2018.
Gemma and Alan were married in St. Peter and Pauls Church Clonmel on April 21st 2018, they enjoyed a fab wedding reception in the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel on the banks of the Nore.

The camera shoot commenced with the boys in Willow Park Clonmel they all seemed  pretty laid back and not in any particular panic  to get out the door to the church. It was a nice start to the wedding video story just some candid shots of them during the final preparations before heading  down town to get Alan married to long term sweet heart Gemma.

Next  location was Cooleens Close Clonmel  where we captured the fun and excitement  of the  preps with Gemma and her bridal team, the house was brimming with excitement it was easy to shoot quality video footage without  been noticed.

Tipperary Couple Gemma & Alan in Kilkenny Castle

The film also features some beautiful  video footage  in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle, as you can see from the video highlights Gemma and Alan were in a romantic mood  and they really enjoyed every moment of their big day they were a lovely couple to work with.

The River Court Hotel is right on the River Nore  it hosts  a beautiful view of  Kilkenny Castle,  just  across the street is a typical Irish  pub with live music daily.  The upmarket  hotel is one the top wedding venues in Kilkenny,  Gemma and Alan were very happy  with their choice of wedding venue.

Just to say thanks to Gemma and Alan for choosing Drangan Video for their wedding videography, if you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking about having your big day on video, please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable stylist wedding videography packages, looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Getting Married in a Heatwave

It’s hard to believe that only 3 months ago we were struggling with snowdrifts, frozen pipes and in some cases being unable to travel for weeks. Fast-forward to June and Ireland is experiencing the hottest summer since 1976, not that anyone here at Drangan Video is complaining about that!
Tracy and Adrian were married in Graine Co. Kilkenny on one of hottest days of 2018,  they coped very well with the heatwave and enjoyed the fabulous  weather.

The happy couple stopped off at the Millennium Park in Freshford for a few quick photos under the shade of the mature trees. Tracy and Adrian enjoyed a cool  wedding reception in the wonderful air conditioned Hotel kilkenny.

With the current weather in mind we thought we could address some of the difficulties a heatwave can present for those who are getting married in Ireland over the next few weeks. In this article we provide tips and tricks for keeping cool and looking your very best through even the very highest of temperatures.

• Keep your guests cool
Consider getting in touch with your wedding venue and asking them to provide cooling summer drinks for your guests upon arrival. The norm here in Ireland is tea/coffee, wine and maybe some biscuits or canapés upon arrival, not all so suitable for an Irish heatwave. Try welcoming your guests with summer fruit cocktails, iced juices and summer berries.
• Protect against the sun
All those involved in the bridal party should make sure they are fully protected by wearing a high SPF throughout the day. You could also consider adding sun cream and cooling sprays to the bathroom hampers for your guests. You can be assured that they will be delighted with your thoughtfulness.
• Comfortable footwear
If it looks like the day is going to be a scorcher, we would advise investing in some cooling and comfortable footwear. Heels can become quite uncomfortable in the searing heat. Think flip-flops or sandals to ensure comfort throughout the day.
• Mass booklets to the rescue
Make sure everyone of your guests gets a mass booklet. These will make great hand fans during the ceremony.

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If you are lucky enough to have a venue that offers an outdoor area for you to celebrate, there are a number of small touches you can offer that will make your party more comfortable:

• Citronella candles – these lemon scented candles will keep the bugs and mosquitos away whilst also adding a wonderful atmosphere to your outdoor space.
• Metal chair covers – if your venue has outdoor seating it may be an idea to get in touch with them before the big day and enquire whether this seating is metal or wooden. If metal, ask your venue to provide cushions or chair covers to ensure guests don’t burn themselves when sitting down.
• Parasols – provide umbrellas and parasols for guests to avoid over heating.
• Set up a sun stand – a little stand with all the essentials for your guests. Sun cream, flip-flops, hats and plenty of water.

For the bridal party
A lot of preparation goes into getting ready on the morning of the wedding, between hair, makeup and other beauty treatments it’s important to prepare for the heat to ensure the effect lasts all day long.

• Primer -wear a strong primer under your wedding makeup to ensure it stays in place in even the strongest of temperatures.
• Make sure the foundation you are using contains a high SPF.
• Ask your maid of honour or one of the bridesmaids to keep finishing powder or blotting paper in a clutch or handbag.

Happy Kilkenny Couple keeping cool in the park

The most important advice we can give to brides and grooms during this wonderfully hot summer is to keep hydrated. It’s easy to forget, particularly once the celebrations are in full swing, that alcohol does dehydrate our bodies. Offer water to all guests with each purchase at the bar.

We hope you enjoy your wedding in the sun and make the very most of this exceptional summer.

For those of you who are looking for a wedding videographer. Drangan Video operates 12 months of the year and is available nationwide. Please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video and he will provide you with all the information you require.