Thanks to Edel and Niall for saying yes and allowing me to share the following special moments form their wedding video.
The video has already been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook Page and is still receiving comments and likes, Edel & Niall were a lovely couple to work with so normal and down to earth.
June 7th 2019 was a beautiful sunny day allowing for lots aerial drone video shots of Edel’s parents house in beautiful Cuffsgrange situated between Callan and Kilkenny.
The house was buzzing with fun and laughter the girls were on a high with excitement which was discreetly captured on camera
The Church of the Holy Cross Cuffsgrange is one of my favourite wedding ceremony venues in Kilkenny there is something special about this country church especially on a beautiful sunny day, Fr. Dan Carroll provided a lovely ceremony he is a friend of both families.
The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny is an amazing wedding venue the perfect choice for a perfect couple.
Edel & Niall booked the Diamond wedding video package which provides coverage of the full day from morning preps up to 11pm in the evening.
Thanks to this smashing couple for allowing me to share their special moments in my latest wedding blog post.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this post, if you are in the process of wedding planning and looking for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford or Limerick please feel free to contact myself Eamon who will be happy to discuss our selection of wedding video packages for 2019/2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you are getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Galway, this overview of Irish wedding traditions could be just what you’re looking for to add something special to your big day.
Money for Luck
In Ireland it is a long-standing tradition to present each other with coins on the day of the wedding. These coins symbolise luck and prosperity for the new bride and groom. For those of you who have a religious faith, it can be a nice touch to get the coins blessed by the priest saying the mass.
The Irish Horseshoe
The horseshoe is one of Irelands oldest wedding traditions and can be displayed at your home, at the ceremony or in another location of your choice. Be aware that the horseshoe should be displayed pointing upwards (like the letter U) to symbolise that your luck will never run out during your married life.
Tying the Knot – Handfasting
No doubt you are familiar with the term ‘tying the knot’! This ancient reference comes from the act of Handfasting, which was originally practiced in Celtic regions across the globe. Handfasting involves the couple holding hands, right hand to right hand and left hand to left hand. The joined hands are then bound with the Handfasting ribbon to symbolise their union. A beautiful old tradition, which seems to be going through somewhat of a revival.
The Blue Bride
Believe it or not, it is Irish tradition that the bride dresses in blue, not the white we most associate with weddings in Ireland today. In ancient Irish folklore, blue symbolised purity and was therefore the colour of choice for brides across the country. Thinking of adding a little ‘blue’ to your own wedding? Why not accent your bridal party outfits with shades of marines or dusky blues if you’re not quite sure about wearing blue yourself on the big day.
The Wedding Harpist
Even today a lot of brides and grooms will book a harpist to play either at their wedding ceremony or for their guests upon arrival at the reception venue. The harpist has a deep-rooted history of playing for Irish weddings and we are delighted that this tradition has lasted throughout the centuries.
The Magic Hanky
A thoughtfully embroidered handkerchief thought to symbolise fertility for the married couples future. The magic hanky should be incorporated into the bride’s outfit for the day in some way. Here are some ways in which you can do that:
Use the hanky as a garter
Wrap your bouquet stems in the hanky
Have the hanky stitched to the inside of your dress.
Make it part of your hairpiece.
Ancient stories tell us that once the ceremony is over, the bride should store the magic hanky in a safe place until the couple’s first-born child arrives and should then fashion a bonnet for the baby from the magic material. Such a lovely way to share your big day with your child!
Well we certainly learned a lot when we started researching these old Irish wedding traditions and we hope that you have found the information insightful and inspiring. What better way to keep our Irish traditions alive and well than by making them a part of your very own big day!
Should you require the services of a professional videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video, who is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Well, here we are facing into the last weeks of 2016 and looking forward already to our spring and summer weddings in 2017. This year has seen an abundance of new trends for Irish Brides and Grooms, many of which are likely to continue right through to 2017. In this blog post I would like to talk about some of the more eye-catching and unique trends I have noticed over the past 12 months and perhaps inspire you and your intended with some ideas for your upcoming nuptials.
Home-made Wedding Decor
Over the past year we have been blessed to video the most wonderful weddings up and down the country. What we noticed more and more as the month’s flew by was that Brides and Grooms were becoming more adventurous with the DIY aspect of their wedding décor. Some of the wonderful home-made touches we were lucky enough to enjoy included:
DIY Table centrepieces’,
Homemade wedding invitations,
Hand drawn place settings,
Twinkle lights and seasonal décor brought to new life by creative couples.
Alternative Wedding Suppliers
We have also seen an influx of new and exciting service providers, meaning the traditional aspects of a wedding ceremony are now not the only things to look forward to for guests and family.
Sweet Carts – stocked with wonderfully colourful candy and customised sweet jars and cups for guests to take away as a memento of the big day.
Make your own Tayto sandwich stand – without doubt one of the most impressive stands I’ve seen. Each guest could take away a pack that included bread, butter, plastic knife and of course a packet of cheese and onion Taytos. We were assured that this went down very well with all guests who were only too happy to have a quick and easy snack the morning after the festivities.
Bouncy castles, portable playgrounds and kids entertainment the likes of which we had never witnessed before. These extra touches go a long way for the little ones attending your big day and mean that the parents can relax without wondering if the festivities are a little too much for their child.
Alternative Wedding Guestbooks
There has also been some fabulously creative alternatives to the traditional guestbook
Wedding guestbook frames – write your message to the bride and groom on a little wooden heart and pop it into the frame provided through a little slot on the top. A wonderful keepsake for the Bride and Groom and something that will have them thinking of their wedding day for years to come.
Fingerprint wedding guestbook. Instead of writing on a traditional guest book, guests dip their finger or thumb in some paint or ink and stamp it on the canvas provided, along with their initials or a little note.
Christmas baubles – One wedding we worked at last Christmas, gave each of their guests a plain Christmas tree bauble along with a silver/gold pen and asked guests to write their names and hang it on the tree in the reception venue. A beautiful sight at the end of the night!
Looking for some inspiration for your 2017 wedding? Over the coming months we will be posting about tips, tricks and trends to make your 2017 wedding a superbly successful day, so make sure you check back regularly.
Looking for a wedding videographer? Eamon here at Drangan Video offers state of the art wedding videography services to suit all budgets. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have and remember, we are available to travel to venues nationwide.
About Drangan Video In this blog post I would like to take the opportunity to tell you a bit about our services, the areas we cover, the methods we use and of course cover some of the reasons why you should choose Drangan Video as your wedding videography provider.
Based in Drangan, Co. Tipperary, I (Eamon) founded Drangan Video in 1995 as a professional wedding videography business. It has always been a belief of mine, that if you are going to offer a service, you should do so with the utmost commitment and drive. My love of videography has never waned over this time and to be honest I still look forward to each and every wedding I have the pleasure of filming. Over these past 11 years, Drangan Video has gone from strength to strength, technology has changed massively and some trends have come full circle. I pride myself greatly on keeping up to date with all the latest equipment, videography trends and modern techniques as well as constantly delivering high quality wedding videos for each and every customer.
Because Drangan Video is a full time business for me and not a part-time job or hobby, I find that I am able to dedicate all of the precious time that is needed to provide a truly great service and end product.
There are a number of key points that separate Drangan Video from the vast competition that is available in today’s market:
1: Professional Editing – Here at Drangan Video I not only shoot all wedding videos myself, I also edit every minute of video before delivery to my clients. Many wedding videographers will outsource this important task to an editing company, as they do not have the skills within their own business to do so competently. By providing this editing service, I am able to oversee all aspects of your most important wedding video and can guarantee quality each and every time.
Attention to Detail – I am a full-time wedding videographer and editor, which means I can dedicate all of my time to achieving perfection just for you.
Transparency – You the customer, can view my portfolio of work at any time, allowing you to see deliverables for yourself before you make that all important decision. Wedding videos are available to view right here on the website any time or alternatively pop over to Facebook and catch a glimpse of sample videos, reviews and testimonials left by very happy customers.
Discretion – The approach I take to videography means, I will never intrude upon your big day. I do not set up any posed shoots, nor do I instruct the bride and groom or any of the wedding party during the day. When you choose Drangan Video to film your wedding you can be assured of a service that in no way interrupts the flow of your very special day.
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