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Final Planning for your Winter Wedding

It’s hard to believe that we are already writing about winter weddings, how the summer has flown by this year! For those of you who are tying the knot in the final months of 2018 or early 2019, we hope you find these last minute planning tips helpful.

Winter Weddings In Tipperary
It’s all about planning for the weather!

Being realistic about weather expectations during the winter months means you will never be caught short on your wedding day. Here at Drangan Video, we provide wedding videography services throughout the year and have seen a huge increase in couples getting married in the later months, particularly during the Christmas season.

Planning for winter weather conditions well in advance will give you the peace of mind you deserve on your wedding day:

For the guests:

• Umbrellas at the ready – organise a surplus of umbrellas for any guests who may not have had the foresight to bring one to the ceremony or celebrations.
• Keep your guests warm – making sure your guests are comfortable and warm at all times will make a huge difference to your day and will make your guests feel extra special.
• Offering a hot drink on arrival – when your guests arrive at your venue, consider offering hot drinks such as tea, coffee, mulled wine, Irish coffees or hot whiskeys.
• If you have an outdoor area at your venue of choice, provide your guests with warm blankets to keep the chill out.

Winter Wedding Film
For the bridal party:

• The bride and the bridesmaids will need to be comfortable throughout the ceremony and the celebrations, so make sure you put some though into winter-ready accessories. Faux fur shoulder capes, boleros and custom designed jackets are all good options to keep the chill out.
• Don’t forget about the groom and grooms party, keep the guys warm by providing smart overcoats and attractive scarves. Most tux rental shops will be able to offer heavier suits or coats for the winter months.
• Bring an ‘emergency’ kit for the ladies. Cold winds and the likelihood of rain will mean you need to put a bit of extra thought into this kit. Include lip balm, hand cream, moisturiser, hairspray, makeup setting spray and anything else your bridal party may need in the event of bad weather.
• Keep your legs warm – Give your legs the love they need during this long day by wearing thick tights under a long wedding dress. If your bridesmaids are also wearing long dresses, provide them with high denier tights to keep those tootsies warm.

Cover all eventualities:

When planning your winter wedding, try to plan for every possibility on the day. Provide guests with clear directions to the venue and ask them to allow extra travel time in case of extreme weather conditions. Keep the extra travel time in mind for the bridal and grooms party too as icy roads or heavy winds can easily add an extra hour to a journey.

Christmas Weddings Kilkenny

If you have a photographer and videographer booked for outdoor shots, keep in mind that this may not always be possible. Have an alternative indoor venue arranged for group shots, personal photos and videography. The great thing about a winter wedding is that you get to dress up all over again later in the year if you wish to get some shots in the sunshine.

Drangan Video provides wedding videography services 12 months of the year and is available to film weddings right across the country. Please feel free to pop over to our testimonials page where you can see a small sample of our work, should you wish to see further samples, do get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need.

We’ll be covering more winter wedding tips over the coming months so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for updates.

Making your Wedding Reception an Outstanding Success

When  planning your wedding reception, it’s always important to focus on your guests and how much they will enjoy the celebrations. In this blog post we are going to look at some sure-fire tips that will ensure your wedding reception will be remembered for all the right reasons.

A thoughtful seating plan
One of the very first steps in planning your celebration will be to put in place a seating plan that will make guests feel comfortable and relaxed. Whilst this may seem like a quick and easy task, it is one of the most important aspects of the reception so set aside some quality time to really get it right for all your guests.

Wedding Reception Venue in Kilkenny

Seat guests with those who are likeminded and who know each other well. Whilst you may be tempted to seat strangers together because you ‘think’ they’ll get on well, it’s best to ensure guests feel comfortable from the very first moment they take their seat. Well-planned seating arrangements can make a huge difference to the atmosphere on the day and you will want each and every one of your guests to feel relaxed and in good spirits with people they know.

Cater for the kiddies
If you have children attending your wedding celebrations, please take the time to ensure their needs are catered for. Provide sweet treats, entertainment and a designated area for the kids to enjoy themselves in. Perhaps have a babysitter onsite to look after the younger children; this will allow the parents the freedom to celebrate in style without having to worry about the kids for the evening.

A first dance with a difference
Guests love nothing more than a well planned first dance routine and this trend looks set to continue into the future. If you and your intended are the adventurous type, why not put together a dance routine that will wow and include your guests in the action.

Tipperary couple enjoying their first dance

It is important to remember that a traditional first dance can be just as impressive so don’t ever feel pressured into doing something that may be outside your comfort zone. It is YOUR first dance after all.

Surprise entertainment
We have seen a huge surge in surprise entertainment provided at Irish wedding receptions over the past few years, and we have to admit this always goes down a treat with the guests. Whether you opt for operatic waiting staff, a dance display or an expert magician, these little touches will certainly make your big day one to remember.

Choosing your wedding band
The live entertainment is probably the most important part of ensuring a celebratory atmosphere at your wedding reception. When researching bands, we would highly recommend that you see them perform live if you have the opportunity. Some wedding bands will be happy to ask you to see them perform at another wedding (with the permission of the bride and groom of course) before you make that all important decision. Ask your band for wedding video clips of other weddings, speak with them about their set list and their ability to read a crowd and always seek out testimonials and recommendations. A good band will make a difference to the ambience in the room but a GREAT band will have your guests dancing all night and truly enjoying themselves.

Wedding Music Bands in Kilkenny and Tipperary

Drangan Video provides professional wedding videography services for weddings right across Ireland. Whether you’re tying the knot in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Donegal, we will be happy to travel to your chosen venue at no extra cost. Get in touch with Eamon today to explore the options that are available to you.

The Cashel Palace Hotel

In June of 2017 we learned that the historic Cashel Palace Hotel was to undergo redevelopment under the investment of the Magnier Family (of Coolmore Stud) and Teo Ah King a Chinese business tycoon. This announcement was welcomed throughout the county of Tipperary and will be a huge boost to the local economy and wedding industry. For those of you who have recently gotten engaged and are hoping to celebrate your big day in 5* luxury, we imagine the Cashel Palace Hotel will be THE venue that ticks all the boxes.

Cashel Palace Hotel New Wedding Venue

According to latest reports, the hotel is set to reopen in late 2019, this may seem like a long wait, but I’d put money on the fact that it will be worth it!

The plans for the hotel include 60 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, 2 onsite restaurants, a hotel bar, world class leisure centre and of course a function room that will no doubt play host to the most wonderful celebrations this country has ever seen. The project also looks to reinstate the renowned ‘Bishops Walk’ and will include a 3-acre town park, which we are really excited to learn more about.

About the site:
The Palace itself was originally built in the 1730’s and features a breath-taking Queen Anne and early Georgian architectural design. Before they moved to Waterford, the building was initially the home of the Church of Ireland Archbishops. Cashel Palace is situated on a 25-acre site and the grounds lie adjacent to the world famous Rock of Cashel which, can be accessed from the hotel grounds via one of the private gardens.

The hotel ceased trading in 2014 and was purchased by John Magnier in 2016 for 2.25 million Euros. The original resort consisted of the Bolton Library, the coach house and a gate lodge and we really can’t wait to see how these have been preserved to fit in with the new renovations.

Famous Faces at the Cashel Palace Hotel.

Over the decades, the Cashel Palace has played host to some of Hollywood’s elite as well as US dignitaries, world leaders and politicians. Some of the most notable visits were by Ronald Reagan, Richard Burton, Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor. The hotels’ association with excellence has always been its selling point and we have no doubt that they will strive to keep with this tradition in the future.

Hore Abbey Cashel Wedding Photo Location

Cashel and it’s surrounds have much to offer the modern bride and groom, with most venues now offering civil weddings and a host of onsite services, there is no longer a need to travel between venues on your big day. The team here at Drangan Video love nothing more than travelling to Cashel to film wedding videos for our special couples. The town and surrounding area features magnificent scenery and backdrops for the most stunning photography and video shoots. We are on tenterhooks waiting for the opening of the Cashel Palace Hotel and can’t wait to step inside to provide our wedding videography services in the very near future.

Wedding Videographer Co. Tipperary

If you are planning a wedding in Cashel and looking for a wedding videographer with flair, please do get in contact with Eamon here at any time. Our dedication to providing you with a service that is professional and our top class customer service, make us the number one choice for wedding videos in Tipperary and the surrounding counties.

Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the Future

Last weekend I  had the pleasure of filming two delightful weddings in Kilkenny,  bumping into so many married couples that had hired Drangan Video  to record their special day  has provided food for thought regarding the content for this wedding news blog. One couple were celebrating their 10th wedding Anniversary other couples were looking forward to celebrating 5 years of married bliss,  in this article we are taking a closer look at wedding anniversary gifts.

Happy Kilkenny Couple celebrating their  first wedding anniversary

Now that you have tied the knot and are looking forward to a wonderful future together, it’s important that you take time to remember your big day year after year. In this article we are going to talk about the traditional gifts that are associated with each anniversary up to the 30-year mark. We’ll explore the gifts associated with later anniversaries in a later article.

1st Anniversary – Paper
Celebrate your first anniversary with a gift made of paper. Whether you choose a favourite first edition book, a diary, a photo album or tickets to a special event, paper should be the centerpiece of your gift.

Happily married Kilkenny couple

2nd Anniversary – Cotton
The gift most associated with a second wedding anniversary is cotton. Choose from candles that smell of cotton or bathrobes to snuggle up in.

3rd Anniversary – Leather
Leather is traditionally associated with gifts for your third wedding anniversary, the beauty of a leather gift is that it will last for years if good quality. Opt for a smart wallet/purse, a handbag or satchel or a leather bound book or diary.

4th Anniversary – Fruit and Flowers
This one is pretty self explanatory, treat your loved one to a hamper of fruit and flowers, perhaps organise a picnic or prepare something fruity for dessert that evening.

5th Anniversary – Wood
Your wooden anniversary can be celebrated by gifting a jewellery box, a handcrafted sign or trinket box or a framed picture of your big day or another special occasion you have celebrated over the past 5 years.

6th Anniversary – Sugar
Something sweet for someone sweet, gifts don’t get easier that this! Treat your loved one to candy canes and chocolate on this special day.

7th Anniversary – Copper & Wool
Copper jewellery, comfy woolen scarves or a combination of both can make this anniversary a day to remember. Ireland has a wealth of handcrafted items on offer in both copper and wool so you can be sure you’ll find something wonderful to gift to your loved one.

8th Anniversary – Bronze
Bronze represents strength and unity due to being a product of copper and tin. This special anniversary allows you to explore the many bronze Irish crafts available in most cities, towns and villages across Ireland.

9th Anniversary – Pottery or Willow
Pottery and Willow are said to be representative of a 9th wedding anniversary because they can both be used to create strong, lasting products. Both are flexible but with creativity and determination can transform into strong treasured items.

10th Anniversary – Tin
Tin can be used to store perishables and delicacies, keeping them safe and preserved for future nourishment. Tin represents strength and protection so it’s absolutely perfect for celebrating your tenth wedding anniversary.

Wedding videography in Kilkenny Drangan Video

15th Anniversary – Crystal
If you’re determined to stick to traditional anniversary gifts, this is where the price may become a bit higher than you have been used to over the past 14 years. Luckily the price of crystal has come down in recent years and good quality crystal can be purchased for a reasonable price.

20th Anniversary – China
China has always been the gift of choice for those celebrating their 20th anniversary, however more modern gifts have been associated with platinum, we’ll let you choose!!

25th Anniversary – Silver
Silver never goes out of fashion, it’s pretty much timeless and can be used for everything from jewellery to electronics. We can’t think of a better gift for your 25th anniversary.

30th Anniversary – Pearls
Pearls are said to be a symbol of beauty hidden within, however they also represent strength and unity and are the perfect representation of your 30-year marriage.

Drop back shortly to read our follow up article on the gifts associated with wedding anniversaries from 30 to 50 years.

Drangan Video offer a range of packages to suit every budget and we are always happy to speak with guests and offer recommendations. If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary  and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.

Getting Married in Thurles

Here at Drangan Video, we have had the pleasure of providing wedding videography services for brides and grooms the length and breadth of the country. Over the next few weeks, we are going to look at some of Ireland’s most popular destinations and venues and explore what makes each area so special for our happy couples. In this blog post we are heading to the home of the GAA in scenic Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

If you have recently gotten engaged and are hoping to exchange vows in the wonderful town of Thurles, we hope you find this article both informative and inspiring. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about venues in the area or if you would like to see a sample of weddings we have filmed in the town and it’s surrounds

Wedding Videographer In Thurles Co. Tipperary
About Thurles:

Thurles is a spirited town situated in northern Tipperary and is mostly known for being the birthplace of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association). It is also a favourite choice for third level students right across the country, who help to bring a certain vibrancy and atmosphere to the town. Thurles is home to the second largest GAA stadium in the country – Semple Stadium.

Situated on the banks of the River Suir and nestled between the Silvermine Mountains and the Slieveardagh Hills, Thurles is a wonderfully scenic town in which to exchange your vows.

For those of you who are opting for a Church wedding, the cathedral in Thurles is a most impressive building. The beautiful rose window and striking architectural features make this one of the most remarkable Cathedrals in the country and a wonderful place in which to host your ceremony.

First Look Wedding Video Anner Hotel Thurles
Wedding Venues in Thurles:

Over the past number of years we have been honoured to provide our wedding videography services to couples getting married in Thurles and we look forward to returning there each and every time.
We find that the vast majority of our brides and grooms have opted to host their celebrations in the 4* Anner Hotel, situated on the outskirts of Thurles town. If you are considering this hotel as your venue, let us assure you that you could not be in better hands. The Anner Hotel is known widely for it’s immaculately landscaped gardens, top class customer service and tasteful décor. With 92 rooms available, it is the perfect choice for those who really want to celebrate in style.

Other Venues in Thurles:

Inch House Country House: An approved civil ceremony venue, this wonderful Georgian mansion is ideal for those who are hoping for a more intimate celebration. The venue caters for groups of up to 70 people and you can be assured they will go the extra mile to make your day one to remember.

A Bit Further Afield:

Perhaps you wish to explore the towns and venues outside the Thurles area? Do take a look at some of our favourite venues listed below which are all located within driving distance of Thurles town.

Ashley Park House: This wonderfully picturesque venue is situated in 76 acres of scenic woodland and manicured gardens. Perfect for those who want to celebrate in style.

Weddings In Coolbawn Quay Lough Derg Tipperary

Coolbawn Quay: For a location with a difference, we highly recommend Coolbawn Quay in Lough Derg. This wonderful private resort allows you to have the venue to yourselves with an onsite pavilion in which to exchange your vows. Well worth checking out during your search for the perfect wedding location.

Wedding Videography Services in Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video at any time. Drangan offers top class wedding videography services for weddings in Thurles, Nenagh and all other locations in the Tipperary area. We are happy to assist you throughout the wedding planning process and will always be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The Beautiful River Suir In Tipperary

Drangan Video offers professional wedding videos at competitive rates, we use only the most modern of equipment and pride ourselves on delivering a product and service that is of the very highest quality. All of our editing is completed in-house, meaning we have complete control at every step. Give us a call today or get in touch by filling out the contact form right here on the website.