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Why Hire A Wedding Videographer

Following the latest getting Ireland back to work statement yesterday our wedding industry has good reason to be optimist going forward to  late summer and Autumn 2020.
Here at Drangan Video we are busy preparing for a return to wedding videography  in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and many other counties, over the past six weeks we have been assisting our couples with  moving their weddings to alternative dates later this year.

We are often asked the question ” should we have a wedding video ”  our answer is yes you should an obvious answer from any  videographer after all we are not going to turn way business!! on a serous note we have set out  a number of reasons in this weeks blog post, outlining the main reasons for having your special day recorded on video.

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Why hire a wedding videographer

Many couples struggle with the idea of having a wedding video, they see it as an unnecessary cost  here at Drangan Video we speak to couples who didn’t have a videographer on their big day, many say it’s one of their greatest mistakes

Wedding photographers are brilliant at capturing special moments from your wedding day, there are certain things they can’t capture for instance audio and movement Hiring a professional videographer will ensure that  you will  get all pictures and sound bites  from your big  day  included  in one memorable wedding film that  you will  treasure for ever.

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 Wedding videos are not like the old days

Some couples think that wedding videography  means  bright lights huge cameras   in your face all day.  Today’s wedding videographers adapt a more documentary  easygoing style of filming, meaning you might not even notice them at all during the day, here at Drangan Video one of our favourite compliemenyts  is “We didn’t  see you all day”

 Video captures audio and movement

The greatest reason why you should consider hiring  a wedding videographer, video captures magical audible moments  such as your mom’s  words of advice as she helps with putting on the wedding dress,  your Dad’s  reaction to seeing you in your outfit for the first time,  or the fun and laughter during the morning preps. These are the moments that  you’ll relive everytime you look at your video long after your wedding day,  there’s also no better way to document your vow exchange. Video will also capture those important moments from the wedding reception, such as toasts and songs and not forgetting the first dance.

Video captures the non set up moments

Your photographer will get all those sometimes boring set up posed  shots, but for everything for else  you will  need a professional discreet videographer. And since there’s no posing, you won’t have to worry about been embarrassed or looking  or awkward on video, just  enjoy the fun and celebrations into the late hours

 Wedding videos are not long dull epic films

Gone are the days that  a wedding video  plays out as a boring 3 hour slideshow,  your videographer will  capture all the emotion and fun from the full day and deliver as a short  engaging three  to five-minute highlights film.  Same day edits are popular  in wedding videography, meaning your videographer will capture the best moments from the morning preps up to and including moments from the ceremony  that  be viewed at the reception, short highlight films are also shared on Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo and Youtube

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 Videography offers more creativity

May couples are concerned about their wedding photos  looking  staged  or somewhat timeless  your video can be  trendier while still holding on to a traditional classic look. Here at Drangan Video we will  work with you , to find a creative style that works best for your wedding film.

If you are  are in the process of wedding planning and thinking about hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or Dublin, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video how will be happy to offer advice on our exciting range of wedding videography packages for 2021/2022

Kilkenny Couple Sarah and David Happy With Drangan Video

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my latest wedding blog post,  I’m delighted to be sharing the following highlights from Sarah and David’s wedding video in Kilkenny

As a Kilkenny and Tipperary based wedding videographer I feel so privileged to be the first choice by so many local  couples.
Sarah has a keen eye for detail so with that in mind  I payed special attention to including every detail no matter how big or small to the finished wedding video

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Morning Preps
It was a winter wedding  only by name, December 21st was a crisp dry sunny day, I like  winter weddings the low angled sunshine combined with bare trees  adds to the challenge of producing a stunning  winter wedding film, here at drangan video we love a challenge
Morning preps at Sarah’s parents house kicked of with some cracking drone video footage capturing the rich Kilkenny country side, its amazing how green everything looked on the shortest day of the year.
The Tyrrell family are so nice I felt very much at home in their company it was great working with Tanya from Eden Photography she is a very creative photographer we work very well together. Elaine Murphy  Bridal/Occasions Hair by Elaine was on duty definitely  the most popular choice by Kilkenny Brides, I’m also looking forward been her videographer later this year.
Sarah’s morning preps are included in the highlights video, she was a fun and positive  Bride to work with as the song says it was begging to look like a beautiful day.

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St Joseph’s Church Foulkstown
is to be found on the Waterford Road, just outside of Kilkenny city. Surrounded by a graveyard the church has an old feel. The inside of the church is plainly decorated but kept in immaculate condition. There is enough seating for a congregation of roughly 180 wedding guests. There is some extra seating on either side of the altar. A choir balcony is located at the rear of the church which is ideal for the wedding singers/music
The curch was full to capacity  for Sarah and David’s ceremony, space was tight for shooting video  my camera setup consisted of a static cam up on the gallery and a mobile  cam on a monopod at the top of the church, the couple decided to not to have the traditional greeting line at the church door allowing more time for the photo shoot.

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Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort
The hotel is not far from Dublin, Kilkenny, and Waterford its the perfect setting for a  dream wedding  with winding  staircases, rich marble floors  this beautiful wedding  resort is the essence of  luxury for an unforgettable   wedding reception.
Sarah and David made great use of the dance floor, they were both up for a big party, the video captured all the fun and smiles.
Thanks to them for choosing Drangan Video and for kind words on my Drangan Video Facebook Page

If you are recently engaged and thinking about having a wedding video please feel free to contact  Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to go through our range of affordable wedding videography packages.
We pride ourselves on being relaxed and good humoured throughout the day.

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Tips
Budgeting for your  video is a popular topic, my advice  is to budget for video from the very beginning. In the past  couples would leave the videographer  out of the  budget list  now with the increase in quality  the attitudes towards video have changed now video is on a par with wedding photography

Drone Wedding Videography Tipperary And Kilkenny

Here  in Tipperary and Kilkenny  Drangan Video we  taking wedding footage to new heights with our state of the art drone videography. Over the past 2-3 years, drone videography has been building in popularity and we can tell you that this isn’t some fad; it’s well and truly here to stay!

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The team here at Drangan Video have invested heavily in the very latest drone technology,  we have loved getting to grips with the innovative technology and have fully embraced all the possibilities that drone video footage allows on your big day.

Just picture the sweeping fields, our wild coastline and the wonderful Irish landscape from a unique perspective on the day of your wedding. We can zoom right in on you and your wedding party as you arrive at your venue of choice and offer some really special footage that until recent times has been a mere dream! Combined with our traditional ground level videography, this spectacular aerial footage can really make a huge difference to your wedding video!

If you would like to learn more about drone wedding videography, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video, he will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can talk you through the many benefits and opportunities that come with this unique perspective on your big day.

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Prior to the wedding day, Eamon here at Drangan Video will research the location and check that all permissions are in place prior to planning your aerial footage. No need for you to worry about restrictions or rules, we’ll take that all in hand! Eamon may also make some suggestions about the best locations for drone footage in your area, whether that’s a local landmark, a parkland or a coastal walk, you can be assured that the footage will be amazing!

Discretion is one of the main worries for brides and grooms when it comes to wedding videography and we can totally understand why this might be a concern. As with our traditional ground level videography, we strive to work on the outskirts of your celebrations, never intruding upon your big day or getting in the way of your guests. This ethos is echoed in our drone videography, we plan meticulously to ensure we don’t interfere in any way with your guests or bridal party and work hard to deliver non-intrusive, natural video, capturing your day as it actually happens, without any posed shots.

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Drangan Video are licensed to fly nationwide and are happy to offer drone footage to all of our customers who want to add something extra to their wedding video. Whether you’re based in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Donegal, we are happy to travel to your destination of choice at absolutely no extra cost to you. Drone footage, when captured by a professional, licenced drone videographer will absolutely take your breath away. Let Drangan Video provide you with a bird’s eye view of your wedding day for truly unique memories captured forever on screen.

Questions for the Wedding Cake Baker

In this blog post we’re going to talk about the wedding cake and the questions you should be asking the baker before making your purchase. Over the years we have seen a huge change in wedding cake trends, from traditional 3 or 4 tier cakes painstakingly iced with lace detail to cupcakes, chocolate cakes and even cakes made solely of wheels of cheese! The questions we ask below, should allow you to make an informed decision on the type of cake you want and ensure that you know what you’re getting well in advance of the big day.

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Can the baker give you samples to try?
You don’t buy a car without test-driving it and you certainly don’t spend hundreds (sometimes thousands) of Euros on a cake if you haven’t tasted the merchandise first! Ask the baker if they can give you some sample cakes to take away and taste at home with your loved one before you make that all important decision.

Can you do this?
You may have seen a cake elsewhere that really caught your eye, whether at a friends wedding or on social media. If you really have your heart set on a certain type of cake, we would advise you to provide as many images to your baker as possible. They should be able to tell you immediately whether they can accommodate your request.

When is the cake baked?
This is one of the most important questions you need to ask your baker. You will want to ensure your cake is as fresh as possible when you and your guests tuck in! In most cases, the cake will be baked approx. a week before the wedding, if it’s baked any earlier it can be ‘too’ fresh and difficult to ice. However, making the baker aware that you want your cake to be as fresh as possible is always a good idea.

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What kind of delivery service do you offer?
Let’s assume your wedding is on a weekend and the reception is taking place more than 20km from the baker’s premises. Can they deliver directly to the venue for you on the morning of the wedding or the night before? If not, can they provide you with a delivery option? What is the cost of delivery? Make sure you ask these questions well in advance to avoid any last minute panic!

Is the price negotiable?
If you don’t ask, you don’t get, right? Never be afraid to ask the baker if this is their best price, even a small discount can make a difference to your wedding budget!

Other helpful information:

• Does the baker have a portfolio they can show you?
• Are references or testimonials available on their website?
• Check out the baker’s social media page to see what previous customers have to say.
• Maybe you want more than one type of cake? Ask your baker about different flavours for different tiers of your cake.
• If you opt for cupcakes, make sure order more than needed to ensure everyone enjoying your celebrations gets a full cupcake.
• Agree on a final price including delivery with your baker. Make sure to ask if there are any extra charges so you can budget for these in advance.

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Drangan Video has been providing professional wedding Videography services to couples right across Ireland for over 25 years. We use only the very latest cameras and technology to provide you with state of the art video of your big day. Whether you’re getting married in Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick or Galway, the team here at Drangan would love to hear from you. We will travel to your venue of choice in Ireland at absolutely no extra cost to you! Get in touch with Eamon today by calling the number above or by filling in the contact form right here on the website.

Wedding Videography with Drangan Video

Drangan Video has been providing professional wedding videography services for couples right across Ireland since 1995. Over these very happy 23 years, we have had the pleasure of filming almost 1,000 weddings and we still love nothing more than capturing these special moments for you to enjoy throughout your marriage.

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In this blog post I’m going to tell you a bit about Drangan Video, talk about why we love what we do and give you an idea of what type of service you can expect before, during and after your big day. I’ll also touch on the different approaches we take to videography and why our professional editing service makes a real difference to product we offer.

Our Approach to Wedding Videography:

As the founder of Drangan Video I pride myself greatly on providing a discreet wedding videography service with a real hands off approach. I never direct or set up shots, this allows the final video to be truly natural and portray the real atmosphere of your day. I also include cinematography and camera movement when filming your big day, so you can enjoy the very best of both worlds. For me, the most important aspect of filming your wedding day is that I provide you with a video that really allows you to enjoy the experience all over again. Candid video and documentary styled filming means you get to see all the important milestones of your big day and also see the little details that you may not have been aware of. This is what makes discreet video footage so important.

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Professional Editing Service:

Unlike other wedding videography providers, Drangan Video does all editing in-house, we don’t outsource this to a third-party, which means we have total control over the finished product.

All post production work and editing is completed at Drangan Video headquarters in a fully equipped editing studio. We use only the very latest technologies and software to ensure we can provide you with a video that captures every moment.

Drangan Video designs and prints our very own unique DVD and media cases for a full end-to-end wedding video service.

The Equipment we use:

Drangan Video is constantly upgrading and adding to its videography technology and all of our equipment is updated on a regular basis. We have invested in the very latest Sony HD equipment and use only hand-held cameras to ensure we remain discreet and in control of footage throughout your big day.

What drives us?

This is the easy part for us, we simply love to see couples happy and embarking on a new life together, it’s as simple as that really. We love nothing more than meeting new couples, helping them plan for their video on the big day and take great pride in being a very small part of the celebrations.

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Strong customer service is our very first priority and we will go to great lengths to ensure we exceed all of your expectations. Our commitment to travel to any venue in Ireland has always been a big draw for budding brides and grooms and we are always happy to visit multiple venues if this is required.

Should you wish to contact Drangan Video and learn more about our wedding videography services, please do feel free to get in touch with us at any time. Eamon will be happy to talk you through the options available and will provide you with a no-obligation quote for your big day.