The wedding industry has been turned on its head since the arrival of Covid in Junuary 2020, couples were planning three-day celebrations spread across multiple venues with guest lists of 200 considered the to be normal practice. In less than twelve months, couples became accustomed to conducting wedding ceremonies via live streaming and guest numbers from between 25 and six people, depending on Government restrictions.
Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny a surprisingly popular trend has grown: micro-weddings. couples are proving that smaller wedding celebrations can be just as enjoyable as large scale events.
Kilkenny couple Kate & John enjoyed a lovey wedding ceremony in Dunmore Church Kilkenny, surrounded by family and close friends, followed by a fab wedding reception in the Stephouse Hotel Borris, Co Carlow. It was a pleasure to have been their wedding videographer with just 50 guests it could be discribed as a small wedding but it certainly had the engery of a much larger bash.
Little Big Weddings In Kilkenny & Tipperary
I always remind couples that your smaller celebration shouldn’t feel like a cut down version of a wedding day because it is one of the most important days in your life. I have always been recording small Intimate weddings around Tipperary & Kilkenny and looking forward to many more as couples realize that you can still have a fabulous wedding day with less than 100 guests
When planning a smaller wedding you have a lot more options when it comes to what you really want from the day, couples are now having their wedding receptions at home which is very special and more easygoing. One of the most beautiful weddings that I have covered had only 6 guests at their home and it was so special. The couple put huge effort into the whole experience for themselves and the guests, it is my favorite wedding video from last years collection.
Every couple want their wedding to be different, This is your chance to go ahead with a different wedding day, Just because you are having smaller wedding you don’t have to compromise. A small wedding allows you to be more relaxed allowing time to enjoy your planning. Think of your wedding day as a reflection of your personalities as a couple it will give space to plan an unforgettable wedding day.
Weddings are very expensive events its amazing how quickly the costs add up, so its easy to understand why so many brides ask whether they really need to hire a wedding videographer. In this blog post I’m going to tell you all about the importance of having your big day captured on video, Unlike photographs, videos give you all the sounds, action movie shots, from the most memorable day in your life keeping it on file forever more. If you haven’t made up your mind yet, here are a few reasons why you should consider having a wedding video after all.
Here at Drangan Video we get lots of feedback from Tipperary and Kilkenny couples who are happy to share their wedding day experiences, couples who did not have a videographer say that they regret not having their big filmed
Regretting Not Having a Wedding Video: because after not having a videographer, I’m realizing that it’s the biggest wedding regret and mistake that we have made.
Mary & James Kilkenny.
We asked a family member to film our wedding, it was a huge mistake we regret not having professional wedding videographer. They can capture all the important moments with good sound and edit out any shaky camera shots.
Elaine & Micheal Tipperary.
Wedding Day Memories on Video
You are going to have lots picture memories from your wedding day, family and friends will be taking photos and video clips on their phones, more than likely you are considering hiring a professional wedding photographer. Most brides want to remember their wedding day and they want it captured professionally, so why not get those memories professionally and carefully filmed and edited into a beautiful wedding movie that you will cherish for many years to come. Another thing to consider is that videos take up considerably less room than printed photos, a full wedding film can be stored on a single usb drive or dvd disc. Video images are more interactive because you are able to see guests as they really were without been asked to pose for the camera on your big day. Friends that are living in other parts of the world that you don’t get to see anymore or family that may not get to visit as often as everyone would like. Videos will capturing those special moments and can transport you back to that day in a magical way, unlike photos. They can let you hear your Parent’s laughter again or listen to your little ones laughter and games. Having these memories on video are simply priceless.
Wedding Videos for Generations To Come
Here’s another good reason to hire a wedding videographer, your kids. Maybe right now they are too small to appreciate the full meaning of your big day. Having a video of your wedding day to share with them when they are older would be magical , it could be described as reliving history. Think about how many times you have checked out your grandparents photos and old scratchy videos. You might think, look at what they were wearing back in those days or look at that old car how models have changed over the years. Having a wedding video is an easy way for you to be able to pass on your personalities and sound bites to your children and their children and maybe even their children’s children. Those little pieces of history will be really special to your family down the road when they are collecting pictures and old stuff out of the attic. Instead of just being a name written on paper you become real again, especially to those that may not have ever gotten to know you. If you’ve ever researched your own family tree, you already know how exciting it can be to find little things from those family members who lived long before us. Why not leave a wedding video for your family to find one day.
The importance of wedding videos: is the ability to travel back in time and relive one of the best day of your lives with friends and family that may never get together the same way again. Our memories fade as we grow older and having those memories close at hand on video with sound and voices just like they were, is a treasured experience that you will be able to share for years and years. It helps to build a family history for future generations and beautiful memories for yourself and your partner. So if you are in two minds on whether or not to get a wedding videographer for your special day, my advice to you is yes go for it, Save yourself all those regrets and just hire a professional wedding videographer.
If you’ve made up your mind and are ready to talk to a professional wedding videographer about capturing your wedding day in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or Dublin, get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding video packages for 2021 and 2022
Spring 2021 will soon be just a distant memory, summer is just around the corner we look forward to long balmy days filled with sunshine and happy events. Here at Drangan Video we are all set for a busy summer covering weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and other counties, we are confident that restrictions will be eased over the coming weeks.
This weeks blog news story takes me back to February 13th for the wedding of Amber and Donal in Tullow Co. Carlow, like so many other couples Amber & Donal were looking forward to a large wedding with over 100 guests for the ceremony and reception but like so many others they had to downsize due to covid restrictions. The church ceremony consisted of just 8 guests followed by a reception in Amber’s house in Ballymurphy Carlow with just both sets of parents.
Thanks to Amber & Donal for allowing me to share their amazing highlights video in this news article. The story begins with coverage of morning preps with Donal who is a member of the Irish Army, it was lovey to get all the uniform details, medals, buttons and shoes all coming together to reveal a dashing groom dressed in splendid attire.
My next location was Amber’s parents house just a 15min drive from Donal’s house, it wasn’t your typical bridal preps the Bride was in charge of doing her own hair and makeup, surprisingly she was very calm and taking everything in her stride, February 13th was a freezing cold day with a covering of snow under foot, the photographer suggested a few photos on the front lawn , Amber arrived out in her dressing gown for a few shots beside an old bicycle, Carlow Brides are made of tough stuff.
The Church ceremony was very personal, my video coverage consisted of two cameras one static shooting from the gallery and a floating cam on a mono-pod in the body of the church. Amber and Donal were so relaxed and comfortable all through the ceremony, the video features lots close up happy shots of them just been happy.
After the church we went straight back to the house for the photos and reception, just the bride and groom and both sets of parents sitting down for dinner. The first dance took place in the kitchen, followed by speeches before dinner.
Memories of this lovey couple will remain with me for many years to come, they were both so down to earth and easy to work with. They have all the ingredients for a happy marriage, a great sense of humor, not taking themselves seriously and above all they are madly in love.
Capturing love in wedding videography
Lets look at why love is the best feeling in the world and why capturing it on a wedding film is so rewarding for us. Wedding videography is a great business to be in, we are surrounded by happiness, good humor and excitement sure it doesn’t feel like work at all, more like a guest been chosen to create a movie of your best friends wedding. Love is having such strong feelings about another person that it shakes you to the core. You learn what its really like to care about someone. You find a whole new world opens up for you.
Thanks for dropping by hope you enjoyed Amber & Donal’s love story, if you are in the process of wedding planning and shopping for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Carlow, Cork or Dublin please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding packages for 2021 and 2022.
The celebration of weddings in Ireland has undergone a total transformation since the arrival of Covid-19. At the beginning of 2020, a full weekend celebration in various locations was typical, with guest lists of 200 considered to be standard practice. Now 12 months later people have become accustomed to attending ceremonies via live streaming and guest attendance numbers have been cut to 25 people, depending on levels of Government restrictions.
Out of the pandemic, a lovely new trend has taking root ” Our Little Big Day” also described as a micro-wedding is the norm, couples all over the world are proving that small weddings are big on fun and emotion.
Eileen & John Henry’s Little Big Day
Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny the 2021 wedding season is in full swing, thankfully for Drangan Video couples are still choosing to hire a wedding videographer to capture their special day. Eileen and John Henry were married in Mullinahone church followed by a lovely reception in Hotel Minella Clonmel.
Video coverage of the day kicked off with John Henry and the boys getting ready in the couple’s new house situated at the foot of one of Tipperary’s most famous landmarks. Slievenamon is easily recognized by its large sandstone hump overlooking the Golden Vale. It is the title of Tipperary’s GAA anthem, Sliabh na mBan – Mountain of the Women. The video features some cracking drone footage of the rolling green fields surrounding the couples new home. The boys scrubbed up well for the camera it was a nice intro to the wedding film, I got the feeling that the lads were happy when I announced that I was heading off to film the girls.
It was only a 15min drive to Mullinahone for the bridal preps the area is best known as Kickham country, the house and farm are surrounded by lush flat green fields which looked fabulous through my drone lens. The area locally known as Kickham Country inspired the 19th-century writer, Slievenamon remains his best-loved ballad.
It was a joy to have been part of the morning preps the house was buzzing with excitement and fun, the video features Eileen reading a letter from John Henry the words are featured as background audio for the duration of the clip.
The ceremony took place in St. Michaels Church Mullinahone , thanks to Fr. Danny for been so upbeat and friendly helping a slightly couple to feel relaxed and ready to say yes. On arrival at the church Eileen was greeted by a number of friends and relations standing at a safe distance on the church grounds only a small number of family and bridal the bridal party attended the ceremony. After the ceremony friends lined up on the street to wave the couple off.
The Thatch Pub in Cloneen Tipperary was our next stop needles to say the pub was closed but we got lovely video shots and photos outside the pub. It is tucked up a bye-road in the village of Cloneen It is one of the most origional country pubs in Tpperary, beautifully coloured by centuries of smoke and chat. Make sure to check out the ledger with customers accounts going back the the 1860’s.
I was delighted with the footage captured all around the Thatch the very last scene shows our romantic Bride & Groom strolling up the old lane behind the pub.
Wedding Reception In Hotel Minella Clonmel.
The Minella is one of my favourite wedding venues, it is very much sough after by Tipperary and Kilkenny Brides the attention to detail hast to be seen to believe. The Nallan family have been in business since the 1960’s and like a good wine this wedding venue keeps on getting better every year.
Eileen & John Henry’s wedding reception was nothing short of amazing, fires lighting to warm our hearts on a cold December evening, it was like a mini banquet and yet adhering to Covid guidlines.
Hotel Minella Clonmel Tipperary It was in 1961 that a dream came true, and Minella was purchased by the late Jack and Babs Nallen, taking two years of refurbishment, with the opening of their country house hotel in April 1963. Add on another 50 years, with extensive redevelopment and constant refurbishment, Minella is now managed by John and Elizabeth, Children of Jack and Babs, fulfilling that dream.
Wedding Video Packages Tipperary and Kilkenny
If you are in the process of wedding planning and considering hiring a wedding videographer be sure to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding videography packages for 2021/2022.
Here at Drangan Video we are always keeping an eye on the latest wedding videography trends, we have been covering weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary and up and down the country for almost 25 years, personally I have learned so much about wedding video production and still learning as we go forward to 2021 and beyond.
Wedding Videography Trends In Kilkenny & Tipperary 2021/2022
Thanks for stopping by and taking time out to read this blog post chances are that you’re recently engaged or in the process of wedding planning, congratulations from Drangan Video.
Maybe your going through the process of meeting with numerous videographers trying to come up with a vision of what your wedding film should look like, you don’t want a tacky wedding film comprising of boring posed set up captions. To help you avoid disappointment we have come up with a list of what we think will be the most popular wedding videography trends for 2021/2022
Same Day Video Edit Drangan Video has been providing same day editing for more than 10years, its by no means a new trend but it’s a standard wedding video add on. The same day editing is where the videographer gathers footage from the morning preps, the ceremony, the photo shoot and guest messages, then while the guests are having dinner your videographer will retire to a quit area to compile and produce a short highlights video which will be ready for viewing just before the first dance, Drangan Video also offer the option of sharing the the short video on social media Facebook/Instagram. Same-day editing requires at least two videographers which will add an extra cost to your wedding video budget, same day video footage always goes down well with the guests always guarantees a few cheers and maybe a tear or two.
Drone Wedding Videos In Kilkenny & Tipperary
Drones are capable of grabbing a certain visual that’s not possible to get on the ground, its not all about those dramatic aerial shots of your ceremony location, its about those candid moments that capture the fun and excitement of the day. Just imagine all your guests already standing as the bride and her bridesmaids nervously line up around for a group photo
Take Advantage of Your Venue Drangan Video is including drone footage with all packages at no extra cost. Drones will capture dynamic videos that display the scope and scenic view of your wedding venue, aerial videos offer a unique perspective of your beautiful wedding location. Are you having your ceremony on a cliff edge, mountainside, beach or some other stunning location Imagine looking back over your wedding film with your kids and having a sweeping aerial video caption of your venue as an opener to your wedding film all those years ago. The latest drones are so quick to launch we are able to get creative wedding shots within minutes. Drones are very durable, but they are battery driven with electronic components so that means flying in rain or strong winds is not an option. Our drone will never distract or interfere with the flow of the wedding we always avoid close-ups, its a very unsafe practice and is very intrusive and distracting.
Drangan Video Wedding Invitations
Here in Kilkenny and Tipperary video invitations have stood the test of time usually in the form of short wedding video teaser, the wedding invitation is the first clue as of the type of wedding you are planning to have. The colors, the style, the images in it help you start to tell the story of your wedding.
Personalized wedding video invitations Give us your old photos we will make a video that’s personal, informative, and uniquely your own. The great thing about video invitations is that the choices are endless it can be a love story showing the couple as children who grew up and fell in love.
Seasonal wedding invitation videos Whether you are getting married in summer or winter you will have plenty of visual inspiration. Spring weddings will be bright colorful with all those spring flowers. A summer wedding will give off a warm vibe with sandy beaches. Fall brings in rich colours reds & golds, and a winter wedding can focus cool blues and dark reds.
The choices are endless.
Thanks again for taking time out to read our latest wedding blog article, if you are in the process of trying to choose a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range affordable high quality wedding video packages for 2021/2022. We are happy to cover weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Limerick and any other County.
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