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Recent Weddings in County Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video, we have had the pleasure of filming some of the most spectacular weddings recently in County Tipperary. In this blog post we are going to speak about the two venues we visited and give you a flavour of what you can expect if you decide to book your wedding in one of these wonderful venues.

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Ashley Park House, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Our first trip was to the amazing Ashley Park House, a luxury wedding venue located in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. This incredible 18th century country house hotel is nestled in 76 acres of breath-taking woodland and overlooks the scenic Lough Ourna.

The bride and groom chose this venue for it’s opulence and natural surroundings and we have to say we were absolutely blown away by the location. The event organisation staff left no stone unturned when it came to organising the perfect day!

On this occasion, the bride and groom opted for a civil ceremony on the grounds of the hotel, and this offered some fantastic opportunities for a wedding video with a difference.

When we first met with our bride and groom in 2017, we spoke to the couple about our documentary style approach to wedding videography. We specialise in discreet filming, meaning we don’t set up posed scenes or disturb the natural flow of the big day in any way. They were delighted with our professional approach and put their trust in us to deliver a wedding video that would capture the most important moments of their big day (and everything in between).

For any couples out there who may be considering The Ashley Park House for their wedding venue, we can wholeheartedly recommend it! We’ve been in this business for well over a decade and rarely come across a venue that is so professional, well organised, welcoming and luxurious.

Coolbawn Quay, Tipperary

Coolbawn Quay is a private village resort situated in northern Tipperary on the shores of Lough Derg. This unique venue offers cottages, rooms and suites scattered throughout the village with a hotel service provided for each guest.

We provided a full wedding video service for our wonderful bride and groom and have to admit we were mesmerised by the location, service and the natural layout of the village. The resulting wedding video captured all aspects of the big day and we made sure to include some of the wonderfully scenic backdrops in the resort to add that something special.

The bride and groom exchanged their vows in a civil ceremony at the waterfront under the lakeshore canopy and were blessed to have incredible weather, which further enhanced the happiness on the day.

For any budding brides and grooms out there who may be considering Coolbawn Quay as a venue for their wedding ceremony or reception, we would urge you to make that booking fast as we’d imagine this place gets booked up fast!

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Wedding Videography Tipperary and Kilkenny

If you are planning a wedding in Tipperary or Kilkenny and require the services of a professional wedding videographer, we would absolutely love to hear from you. The team here at Drangan Video offer a discreet wedding videography service, which means we don’t get involved in directing shots or interfere with the natural flow of your day in any way. For natural, documentary style wedding videography, Drangan Video has a reputation for excellence. All editing is done in-house using state of the art equipment. To learn more about the packages we offer, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon and he will talk you through the options that are available within your budget.

Overcoming the Nerves before your Wedding Speech

In this wedding blog post we are offering some tips and advice on overcoming the nerves before your Wedding Speech, here at Drangan Video we have attended  our fair share of weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties up and down the country, so its fair to say that we have heard  more wedding speeches than than your average Joe.
In 2013 our beautiful daughter celebrated her wedding in Langton House Hotel in Kilkenny it was a day that my wife and myself will never forget, we were looking forward to the day for so long, one of my father of the bride duties was to stand up and deliver a speech, it was an honor to stand up and talk. Traditionally, the first  speaker at an  Irish wedding is indeed the Father of the Bride, was I nervous ?  the answer is yes !!

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Delivering a speech is never an easy task, particularly if you’re not comfortable with public speaking. In this blog post we are going to explore some tips that we believe will ease your nerves and assist with the preparations. Whether you’re delivering a speech as the Best Man, the Bride, Groom or Parent, these tips will help you to remain calm, cover all the important points and leave your audience feeling all warm and fuzzy!

Most wedding speeches will be highly anticipated by all guests at the wedding, so it’s important that you put real time and effort into delivering a speech that covers all of the most important points.

Writing the Wedding Speech

Always speak aloud before you start writing! This may seem a bit strange, but once you have spoken the words out loud, you begin to formulate other ideas in a way that flows more naturally. This practice will also assist with calming any nerves you may be experiencing.

Practice your Breathing

Really? Yes, breathing comes naturally we know that, but keeping your breathing relaxed and steady during the delivery of your speech, will allow you to remain calm and speak without stuttering or getting panicked.

Ask a Friend to be your Ears

Enlist the help of a good friend to sit and listen to your speech. Choose someone who isn’t afraid to give you honest feedback, someone who will boost your confidence and give you the encouragement you need.

Make Note Cards

It’s not always necessary to write down your speech word for word, you will want to sound natural on the day and perhaps adlib a bit from time to time. Word cards with bullet points that will steer you in the right direction will work wonders. Here are some of the points you can list on your notes:

• Who to thank
• Names of everyone at the top table
• Pointers
• ‘ Tell the story about……’

Avoid too much Alcohol or Caffeine before the Speech

As tempting as it may be to indulge in some dutch courage before the speeches, it’s probably a better idea to wait until the speech has been delivered before you partake of any alcohol. Try to steer clear from too much caffeine as well, as this can bring on feelings of anxiety if you’re already feeling a little nervous.

Be Assured you are Surrounded by Friends

If you start to feel a bit anxious or nervous, know that you are surrounded by friends and family that know and love you. They don’t mind if you stumble on your words a bit or seem a bit nervous. Remember that you have probably spoken to everyone in this room already at some stage, so there are no strangers here or people that judge you.

Nerves are Good

Nerves are there to remind us that we are doing something important. Surely that’s a good thing right? All you need to do is take that first leap and the rest of the speech will follow with ease. The adrenalin you get from that first round of applause or shriek of laughter will leave you feeling full of confidence.

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Practice, Practice, Practice

This should go without saying, but you would be surprised at the amount of people who don’t take this advice. Practice will help you to deliver a polished speech with ease and clarity, the more you practice, the more accomplished your delivery will become.

If you are interested in having your big day filmed  and would like to learn more about our wedding video packages, 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.

More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding news soon
Eamon.

Making the Most of your Wedding Morning

As a wedding videographer  I have been fortunate  to have been  part of  so many wedding morning preparations throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny and up and down the country, each  wedding is  special and unique for every individual bride. I have picked up some tips, advice and ideas  that will help  to ensure that your wedding morning is a stress free fun event.

More often than not, the morning of any wedding can be a blur when we look back at it, running to the hairdressers, dressing the flower girls, making sure everyone is where they should be, checking in with suppliers, dealing with last minute arrivals… the list goes on!

In more recent times, we are seeing brides and grooms taking a more relaxed approach and striving to get all the last minute preparations completed the day before the wedding where possible, so they can enjoy the morning build-up and everything that goes with it.

It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of novel ideas for you and your bride or groom to enjoy on the morning of your wedding. It goes without saying, that if you’re a traditionalist, you won’t be doing these activities together, but you can certainly enjoy them with your bridal party, family or grooms party.

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Pamper yourself

Instead of running all over town to get to the hairdressers or to visit your favourite makeup artist, why not bring them to your home or venue of choice? By asking your makeup artist and hairdresser to work their wonders in comfortable surroundings, you can enjoy being pampered with your bridal party in a relaxed atmosphere, and will never have to worry about dodging those raindrops!

Splash out on a champagne breakfast

Let’s be honest, there’s not a bride or groom on the planet that won’t enjoy a special breakfast on the morning of the wedding. Perhaps ask an ouside caterer to prepare something light and nourishing for you and your companions or maybe call upon an obliging relative to put together something special. Not too much champagne now, you have a long day ahead ?

Get everything ready the night before

If you truly want to be as relaxed as possible on the morning of your wedding, why not get everything ready the night before? Have all the dresses, or suits ready and waiting to be worn, polish those shoes, lay out any jewellery, make those last minute phone calls, pack your overnight bag, do a quick tidy up so the photographer can get snapping as soon as they arrive, and then breathe and relax….it’s all in hand. Now you can take the morning in your stride, no rushing about, and arrive at your wedding ceremony rested and calm.

Pop on some music

There’s nothing that can soothe the nerves or add to an occasion like your favourite tunes. Perhaps consider preparing a playlist for your intended to listen to on the morning of the wedding, what better way to start the day?

Be comfortable

On the morning of the wedding, before you don your suit or dress, it will do you the world of good to be as comfortable as you can. Invest in some comfy robes for the bride and bridal party and some man-size slippers or robes for the gents.

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Here at Drangan Video we realise the importance of capturing your mornings preparations is a non-intrusive manner. If you wish to have a video in your home or chosen venue on the morning of your wedding, please do feel free to get in touch with us here at any time.

Whether you’re getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Waterford, the team here at Drangan will be happy to travel to your venue of choice.

More wedding news from Tipperary and Kilkenny soon
Eamon !

Wedding Trends for 2018

With 2017 now firmly behind us and a whole new year of exciting wedding videography ahead of us, the team here at Drangan Video have been taking a look at the wedding trends that are set to make a huge impact here in Ireland. In this blog post we are going to take a look at what’s hot in 2018 and hopefully give you some inspiration for your very own big day.

Wedding Trends Ireland 2018

Remember, if you’re looking for a wedding video with a difference, Drangan Video will be only delighted to travel to your chosen destination, whether you’re getting married in Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny or Tipperary. Give us a call at any time and ask for Eamon, who will always be happy to help in any way he can.

• Bringing the outside in
2018 is all about celebrating nature and bringing the outside in on your big day. Experts are saying that this trend is great for those who have an active lifestyle and want to share their love of the outdoors with their guests. This trend will mean hiring potted plants or growing your own on the lead up to the big day, and will be sure to bring something special to the occasion.

• Pastels are out!
Over the past number of years we have seen brides revert to pastel colours for their bridal bouquets, however all that is set to change in 2018. Think plums, deep reds and burgundy’s, these darker more moody colours will make a big visual impact.

• Dance floors with a difference
Couples are opting for dance floors that make a statement at their venue of choice, think marble, think illuminated, think disco!

• Surprise your guests with edible stationery
Yes you heard us right, edible stationery is now a thing. This trend surfaced in the US over the past few years and has now made its way to Irish shores.

• Dessert Tables
Rather than serving the dessert to your guests in the traditional manner, consider setting up a dessert table with all of the unique sweet treats that are now on offer. Doughnuts, freak shakes, macaroons, ice-creams and puddings will have your guests feeling like royalty.

• Copper
Copper is the go to colour of 2018 and you can be assured that this trend will be making its way to Ireland over the coming months. Accessorising your centrepieces or table settings with copper elements will give an impression that is hard to beat.

• Pearls
Did they ever really go out of fashion?? Pearls are set to make a huge comeback on the 2018 bridal scene and we can understand why. There’s nothing quite as elegant as freshwater pearls, however there are cheaper alternatives that look just as good. Use them in your bouquet, jewellery, headpiece or on your table décor for that touch of elegance.

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Over the next few months we will be looking at other trends that emerge as the year rolls on and we would love to hear from you if you have discovered a new wedding trend.

Get in touch with the team here at Drangan Video for all your wedding videography needs. We are available to travel anywhere in the country and are always on hand to assist in any we possibly can.

More wedding blog news soon
Eamon

Happy Autumn wedding video in Bansha Co. Tipperary

Today I’m   proud to be sharing video highlights from  the wedding of Maria O’ Leary and Paul Shanahan who said yes in the church of the anunciation Bansha Co. Tipperary. Bansha is a vibrant little village in County Tipperary  The village is part of the parish of “Bansha and Kilmoyler” it is situated on the main road between Cahir and Tipperary.

Maria and Paul opted for the for the Diamond Package which provides video coverage of the full day from bridal preps in the morning up to 11pm in the evening.
Maria’s parents house was the location for the preps, as I drove in along the driveway with lush green autumn pastures on both sides it was a sight to behold especially for me  as I hail from from a proud farming background in Tipperary.
It was now a  11am and the move was on, Maria and her bridesmaids were so nice to work with, they also shared a great sense  of fun and good humor.

Autum Wedding Video In Bansha Tipperary

Maria arrived almost on time 4 minutes after 1pm, Paul and the boys were already in position at the top of the aisle ready for the throw in. Fr. Dick Browne provided a lovely easy flowing lighthearted ceremony all done and dusted within the hour, Bride and groom enjoyed the traditional greeting line outside the church door in lovely Autumn sunshine.

The Glen Of Aherlow Tipperary

The Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary was our destination for the wedding reception which took place in the fantastic Aherlow House Hotel
it has no less than two wedding suites  to choose from. Maria and Paul enjoyed a fab reception in the Díarmuid and Gráinne Suite the natural daylight and crystal chandeliers provided the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding video with natural colour saturation.

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I really enjoyed working with Maria and Paul they were so nice and easygoing it was a fab wedding and so well planned, this video has already been shared on my Drangan Video facebook page, I am delighted with this video production and needles to say I do especially  love weddings in my home county Tipperary.

Thanks for stopping bye and taking the time to read my latest wedding blog news post if you are in the process of wedding planning and are looking for a wedding videographer in Tipperary, plase feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video  who will be happy to discuss our choice of exciting HD wedding video packages for 2018 and 2019.

More Tipperary wedding news soon.
Eamon.