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Carlow Couple Amber & Donal Video Highlights

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.

Carlow Wedding Couple

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.

Micro Wedding In Carlow

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.

Bridal Party Photo Carlow Wedding
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.

Planning an Unforgettable Small Wedding

Here at Drangan Video our bookings for weddings in Kilkenny and Tipperary for 2021/2022 are very promising,  our couples are feeling much more optimistic about saying yes and are happy to adapt to new  restrictions and  guidelines. Covid has changed the face of the wedding industry in Ireland notably the restrictions on guest numbers.

Kilkenny Couple Aisling and Ray

Kilkenny couple Aisling and Ray were married  in Foulkstown church on March 30th, the ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Dan Carroll he is a popular choice of celebrant for weddings in Kilkenny.
Aisling & Ray were planning on walking down the aisle of a packed church followed by the usual receiving line outside the door with lots of hugs and handshakes. They have planned a bigger reception party for  later in the summer when restrictions are lifted, it was a small wedding ceremony but very big on emotion and a feeling of having made the right choice. I’m looking forward to been videographer again for their celebrations later in 2021.

Weddings In Kilkenny

Planning an unforgettable small wedding

Micro weddings are ideal if you are having  a more intimate celebration with your close family and special friends  and just like Aisling & Ray  just because you have less guests doesn’t mean that the day will be short on fun or emotion. With proper planning  a  wedding party of 40 guests  can be just as good  and  more special in many ways than having a guest list of 200.

The advantages  of small weddings

For many couples cost is a big consideration when planning  their big day. Having a wedding party with 50 guests will free up your budget and allow you to splash out on whats really important to you. From your choice of venue to the wedding menu or the band for the evening entertainment,  a smaller wedding will give you more options on planning a day to remember.

More time to enjoy time with guests
Less guests allows more time for the couple to move around and spend time chatting  chatting with each and every person. You will have more free time for visiting each table during the meal this makes for a much more enjoyable and intimate  day.  Also with fewer guests it will be much easier to organize  accommodation for everyone in the same venue

The Perfect Venue for you
For most couples the choice of wedding venue is one of the most important considerations when  setting the atmosphere for their big day. With a smaller guest list you will have much more flexibility when it comes to choosing the perfect intimate wedding reception.  Little things are very important when planning a small wedding from flowers to wedding favors and place names, with less guests to worry about you can spend more time on the little things.

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The value of entertainment
With larger weddings it can be difficult  finding the right entertainment that everyone will be happy with, couples might opt for mainstream bands to avoid getting it wrong. With a smaller guest list you will know the likes and dislikes of all your guests, this means you have a good chance of finding entertainment that will please all your guests. And with savings on spending  you might even consider hiring  extra  performers or musicians to transform your day into an unforgettable wedding celebration.

Try to keep it intimate
Small intimate weddings are just what it says on the tin They’re personal,  they’re  intimate, and more than anything they’re romantic. Try to focus on keeping it as personal as possible by keeping everyone  close to you and each other.  Use the small number of guests to your advantage and stretch out the celebrations  over a long  weekend, find a stunning and extravagant wedding venue that can cater to all your needs, enjoy been spoiled during the happiest time in your life.

Drangan Video has been recording big and small weddings for more than 20 years, we are more than happy to offer advice on all aspects of planning or hiring vendors.
If you are in the process of wedding planning and are looking for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county please feel free to contact Eamon who will be happy to discuss our affordable wedding video  packages for 2021 and 2022, also check us out on Facebook, Instagram or log on to Drangan Video .Com.

Our Little Big Day Wedding Video

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.

Wedding Couple Thatch Pub Tipperary

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.

Happy couple on country lane in Tipperary

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 for weddings in Kilkenny
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.

Micro Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Due to Covid  restrictions and the necessity of social distancing micro weddings have become a more popular choice for couples wishing to get married  under the current guidelines. Here at Drangan Video in Kilkenny & Tipperary  we are happy to embrace the new micro wedding trend, check out the following wedding highlights film.

Laura and Brian  Micro Wedding In Kilkenny

Laura and Brian had been planning their big day for mid summer 2020, they had been looking forward to having 200 guests, needless to say it was very disappointing having to postpone until  December with only a fraction of their original guest list celebrating with them on the new date.  They were able to hold on to most of their suppliers thankfully I was still on the list for December.

Micro Wedding Video In Kilkenny

The new guest list included family and a few close friends the hotel was dropped in favor  of a home reception hosted  Laura’s parents in the family home. Video coverage began with coverage of the morning preps in the house, followed by a lovely ceremony in Folkstown Church on the Waterford road it is one of my favorite wedding ceremony venues in Kilkenny.

Wedding Photos In St. Kieran’s College

After a dry morning  the weather in the afternoon was not favorable for an outdoor photo shoot, laura & Brian got permission to have photos done in St. Kierans Collegue.  It is the oldest Catholic secondary school in Ireland, the building and grounds are the perfect location for wedding photo shoots, Shane O’ Neill from Aspect Photography captured amazing images in his usual easygoing no fuss style.

What Is A  Micro Wedding ?

Micro weddings are sometimes confused with elopements, an elopement is usually just the couple their witnesses and a celebrant.  Micro weddings are usually limited to 25 guests including the  Bride & Groom. The smaller number of guests creates  a more personal experience  for the entire day and provides more freedom to chat with guests. Micro weddings are so appealing they will certainly  be a popular choice for the foreseeable future.

Happy Kilkenny Couple Laura & Brian
A recent review from a Micro Wedding In Carlow

Couples really should consider a micro wedding, I think some people can get caught up in the party sometimes which is so not the most important part. Myself and Dónal just wanted to married and I’m sure we will have a party when everything is completely safe to do so. If someone would of told me I’d be getting married with 10 people there and having a reception in my family home with just our parents and that our wedding photos would be at our house, or that I would be doing my own hair and makeup and dancing our first dance in our sitting room with my doggies running around I would have laughed.  Instead I absolutely loved all of the above so much that I even completely forgot my bouquet ha ha.. typical me!! Eamon you  are honestly such a gentleman, can’t  wait to see the outcome of the video.
Thanks again Eamon

Wedding Videography Trends In Kilkenny and Tipperary

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 Trends In Kilkenny 2021/2022

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

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.

Wedding Video Trends In Tipperary

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.