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Documentary Style Wedding Videos, Tipperary and Kilkenny

Here at Drangan Video we specialise in providing discreet, documentary style wedding videography to couples right across Ireland. Whether you’re based in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork or Galway, the team here at Drangan will always be happy to travel to your venue of choice.

We realise that you have spent months if not years planning for this momentous occasion and we want you to enjoy every moment of the day. It is with this in mind that we take a strictly ‘hands-off’ approach with our brides and grooms. We don’t want you to worry about what we’re doing, nor do we want to take you away from your celebrations to film posed videos or shots. Leave the work to us and we will make sure we capture every moment of your big day in all its natural glory!

Documentary Wedding Videographer  Kilkenny
What is documentary style wedding videography?

Documentary style is best described as ‘natural’ videography. There are no posed shots, no direction from the videography team, and no interruptions to your big day. We simply become invisible to you and your guests and capture the moments of your celebration in a very natural way. Discreet, documentary style videography tells the story of your day exactly how it happened!

Benefits of discreet, non-directed wedding videography

There are many benefits to this style of wedding videography, these include but are not limited to:

• Total discretion – we never interfere in proceedings and make sure that our presence is almost unnoticeable to your guests.
• No posed shots – this means we will never take you away from the natural flow of the day. We hang back and take the natural footage that presents itself during this important day.
• No direction from our team – you won’t hear any of the Drangan team giving directions to the bridal party or guests. They won’t even know we’re in the room!
• We let you tell your story to the camera – we blend into the background and capture the story of your day as it unfolds naturally.
• Authenticity – Our documentary style and discreet presence adds to the authenticity of your wedding video. When the guests are unaware of our presence, they become relaxed and act naturally in front of our discreetly positioned cameras.
• Emotions captured as they happen – real emotions, un-staged smiles and a true reflection of how you and your guests are feeling throughout the day.
• More focus on the little things – sometimes the little things can make all the difference to your big day. We pick up on the moments that can sometimes go unnoticed, interactions between relatives who haven’t seen each other in a while, a smile from the corner of the room, a child sleeping in the corner – it’s these little moments that make our style so special.
• Less intrusive than traditional videography – our discreet, hands-off approach to capturing the moments in your day mean there is no intrusion to the celebrations.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary

Should you wish to see some samples of our recently edited wedding videos, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Whether you opt for documentary style, traditional or cinematic, the professional videography team here at Drangan Video will work tirelessly to provide you with a top class service and a video you will treasure for the rest of your life.

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.

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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.

Videography and Drone Footage for your Wedding

The majority of Irish  couples  are hiring  a videographer  to film  their  wedding day  in order to relive those special  memories over and over for the rest of their lives.
Drones are becoming more and more popular at weddings, improvements in aerial video technology have reached new levels in picture quality, camera size and flight control.
Here at Drangan Video we offer  drone videography with all our wedding packages this  helps us  to go above and beyond and greatly enhance  our standard wedding films

Drone wedding videographer in Kilkenny

In this blog post we would like to introduce you to one of the very latest trends in wedding videography – drone footage.

Drone videography is a trend that has developed enormously over the last 5 years in Ireland. No longer just a hobby, the development of state of the art drones and onboard cameras and videos now mean drone footage can make a huge statement on your big day.

What is a Drone?

A drone is a remotely controlled unmanned aircraft. For the purposes of capturing your big day from the sky, our state of the art drones use onboard cameras that allow us to deliver incredible footage of your wedding from a perspective that will take your breath away.

Approved Drone Pilot:

Our approved drone pilot is registered on the ASSET drone registry, which is a national database of approved drone pilots operating in Ireland. This register is regulated by the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority). Since 2015, all drones over 1kg or any drone regardless of size that flies over 15m above the ground or water, must be registered with the IAA.

Expert Drone Pilot:

Drangan Video work with http://hiddengemmemories.com to deliver the most professional drone wedding videography available on the Irish market today.

Benefits of Drone Videography for your Wedding:

• Fantastic group footage: Whilst your guests are mingling after the ceremony, it’s nigh on impossible to get them all together for some video footage. With our onboard drone cameras we can capture the scene from above, meaning no one is left out of the picture.
• You and your loved one have gone to a lot of trouble to book the perfect venue, wouldn’t you like that captured on video to remember for the rest of your life? All to often, couples spend months visiting venues in order to choose the perfect location, but how often does that venue get featured in all it’s glory in the wedding video? With our drone, we can capture the venue from above, so you can remember just why you chose this special place.
• Location shots: If you are lucky enough to be getting married in a scenic spot, we will work with you to develop a plan to capture all of the most scenic locations on your wedding day.
• Impress your guests: As drone wedding videography is a relatively new wedding service in Ireland, you can be assured that our service will surprise and delight your guests. A great icebreaker and talking point that will ease your guests into the celebrations of the day.

Drone wedding videographer in Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video we can offer a full range of services to capture your big day in all its glory:

• Expert wedding videography,
• Extra videographer if required, that will allow us to capture 2 locations at the same time,
• Drone footage of your big day,
• In-house editing,
• State of the art equipment,
• Professional videographers with decades of experience.

To learn more about our wedding videography packages or drone services, please get in touch with Eamon today and he will answer any questions you may have. Whether you are getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Dublin or Galway, we will be happy to travel to your destination to capture your big day.

Thanks for stopping bye and taking the time to read our latest wedding blog, more Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding news soon.

Eamon !!

Our Favourite Irish Wedding Destinations for 2018

Here at Drangan Video we are in the unique position of being able to recommend wedding venues up and down the country. Every week, sometimes three or four times a week, for over a decade, we have been blessed to provide wedding videography services to couples in every county and major town in Ireland, it’s a job we love and take great joy from.

Wedding Locations in Kilkenny

In this blog post, we’re going to have a look at some of our favourite wedding destinations in Ireland, not specifically delving into venues but into the most scenic locations across the country. So if you’re planning a wedding this year and wondering about scenic spots for your wedding video or photographs, we hope this hits the spot.

Terrific Tipperary

Wedding Videography locations in Tipperary are around every corner and we absolutely love to travel here to provide our services for Brides and Grooms.
• The Rock of Cashel – a stunning backdrop for any wedding video or photograph. This is one of our most popular destinations for brides and grooms in Tipperary.
• Cahir Castle – another jawdroppingly beautiful location for pics and video shots on your wedding day.
• Swiss Cottage – Set in beautiful grounds in Cahir, the Swiss Cottage is a firm favourite with Tipperary brides and grooms.

Kingly Kilkenny

This impressive medieval City with it’s wonderful architecture and the majestic Kilkenny Castle, make it a firm favourite with our couples for photographs and videos on their big day.

• Kilkenny Castle – step into the grounds of Kilkenny Castle and experience a backdrop like no other for your wedding videos or photographs. This impressive location is always top of our must-visit places when filming a wedding in the area.
• The Black Abbey – perfect for those who want a dramatic backdrop with the original stained glass windows that are unparalelled elsewhere in the country.
• Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum – you have probably seen us mention this place before. Beautiful during the summer months when the roses are in bloom.

Welcoming Waterford
Over the past number of years, we have seen our visits increase to Waterford as more and more brides and grooms seek our unique wedding videography services. Here are some of our firm favourite locations, which would also be perfect for your wedding photos.

• Curraghmore House and Gardens – with over 2,500 acres of magnificent grounds and a manor house that is simply breath-taking, Curraghmore House is one of our firm favourite wedding video destinations.
• The Vee – Take a trip to the Knockmealdowns on the way to your reception venue for the most breath-taking views and unbeatable scenery.
• Reginalds Tower – situated in the heart of Waterford on the quays, Reginalds Tower is the focal point for anyone entering the city, a wonderful backdrop for some memorable shots.

The Rock Of Cashel Tipperary

We hope you have enjoyed this run down of our favourite places for wedding videography and photography in Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford and would love to hear from you if you have any other suggestions for hidden gems we may not be aware of.

For those of you planning your wedding for 2018 and 2019, please feel free to get in touch with us here at Drangan Video for guaranteed professional videography services available throughout the country.

More wedding news from Tipperary and Kilkenny next week
Eamon

How big, how much? Our Guide to what you’ll need on the Big Day

The time has come for you to start ordering services, flowers, food and drink for the big day, and we can fully empathise with the panic that sometimes goes hand in hand with this process. With this in mind we have put together a quick guide that we hope you’ll find helpful.

Ordering the Cake

Under normal circumstances, ordering a cake should be as straight forward as ordering a coffee. However, when it comes to wedding planning, you really have to be thinking on your feet. When the time comes to speak to your local baker or wedding specialist, you’ll most likely already have a budget set aside for your wedding cake, but have you considered the size or the numbers?

Planning advice and tips for your wedding in Kilkenny

When ordering your wedding cake, the following calculations should be taken into consideration:

With the following tier sizes you should easily be able to calculate how many guests can indulge in your gorgeous wedding cake:

Square Tiers

12”x18” – This whopping tier size will ensure up to 55 of your wedding guests will get a slice of cake.
11”x15” – You should comfortably feed 35 guests with a generous slice of cake.
9”x13” – Perfect for a smaller wedding or to stack on top of a large tier for those of you who are celebrating with a large group of friends or family, this tier will feed 20-25 people.
7”x11” – Generally this size will be used with larger tiers and perhaps another smaller tier on top. Used alone, this size will comfortably allow 15 of your guests to indulge in a tasty treat.

Round Tiers

10” – A 10” round cake will serve up to 25 guests.
8” – This smaller size will serve up to 10 people.
6” – A tidy 6” tier will comfortably allow 6 of your wedding guests to indulge in a piece of your celebratory cake.

For those of you who are celebrating with larger numbers, simply start out with the larger tier sizes and stack a smaller tier or two on top to reach the number of servings you require.

Calculating drinks for the toast or wine for the table

We often talk to brides and grooms who have miscalculated the amount of alcoholic beverages required for the evening of their wedding. In most cases, guests will buy their own drinks for the night, however it is customary to provide wine at the table during the meal or treat your guests to a drink for the toasts and speeches. How to calculate what to order can be a bit of a minefield, so we hope that this helps with your planning!

Video packages for your wedding in Kilkenny
Wine for the table.

A general rule of thumb to consider is 2 glasses per person, per table. This will equate to half a bottle per person. Then you have to figure out which is more popular, red or white?

Autumn, winter and early spring weddings:
This is the time of year when guests are more likely to drink red wine. When the weather is cold and the evenings are dark, a glass of red wine is more likely to be chosen than a glass of white or sparkling wine.

Late spring and summer weddings:
As you would expect, with warmer weather and long bright evenings, we are more likely to opt for a more refreshing drink. In this case, you should assume that the majority of guests will opt for a white wine, a spritzer or a sparkling wine if it is on offer.

Affordable wedding video packages for your wedding in Kilkenny

As always, the team here at Drangan Video would be delighted to hear from you if you are currently planning your wedding. We offer a host of wedding video packages and are available to travel throughout the country, so whether you are getting married in Tipperary or Kilkenny, Cork or Dublin, we would love to hear from you.

More Kilkenny wedding news soon
Eamon