Category Archives: Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

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.

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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

The Value Of Wedding Videography

Many of my couples say that they would love to have a wedding video  but they haven’t allowed for it in their budget. There are so many things to budget for when planning a wedding, costs add up quickly and many couples find themselves having to decide which suppliers will be included in the final list. If it comes down to cutting out certain wedding day costs to suit your budget, don’t cut something as personal and long  lasting  as the wedding video. I’m not trying sell my product in this blog post  but I do want to share a  personal  view regarding  wedding videography. My wife and myself were married in 1983 at that time a wedding video was a very expensive luxury that we could not afford, we have a lovely photo album which we take out at family gatherings, all these years later we often comment,  If those pictures could only speak.

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY VS VIDEOGRAPHY

Photos are timeless they can be saved on PCs and hand held devices  for sharing with family and friends they can also be printed and preserved in a wedding album.  A photo is a single frame frozen in time  allowing  you to look at it for a few seconds or minutes, every photo tells its own story.  Videography  allows you to re-live your  ceremony, speeches and sound bites from morning preps. The combination of audio and video work together to relive the emotions from the most important day in your life.
Couples say to me that their wedding day flew by  but  we are so happy to have a highlights  film and a full documentary video of the entire day on USB and DVD. I’ve heard  from couples reflecting on their wedding day that their biggest regret was not having a videographer  It is a worth while investment that will appreciate in value and let you relive all the emotions time and time again with your children &  grandchildren in future years. For me here at Drangan Video its all about persevering  beautiful moments in time that pass us by, memories that were often forgotten thankfully now we have the ability now to capture time and hold on to it forever looking at it over again and again. That is the magic of video and what I do at every wedding  I record.

Wedding celebrations in Kilkenny

If you are in the process of wedding planning and are shopping for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our exciting range of affordable videography packages for 2021/2022

Shopping For A Wedding Videographer

Here are a few things you should consider when shopping for a wedding videographer to make  sure your entire experience  with the finished production is as good as it can be.  Over the past 20years Drangan Video has been lucky to have worked with so many amazing  couples in Kilkenny, Tipperary and up and down the country, in this blog post we are happy to share the typical questions that we receive  regarding our services.

Kilkenny couple busy with wedding planning

Shopping for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny

 
What is the style of the finished product
Music Driven / Montage  described  as a music video style,  we use very little  natural audio from the day,  all video captions are overlaid with music. This would suit couples who are working on a tight budget, or simply don’t like hearing the sound of their own voices, it has been requested from time to time and is a nice memory of the day.

Dialog Driven Wedding Film
This is one of our most requested wedding film styles, finding natural audio clips from the day, using real toasts, the wedding vows and general audio from the full day to form a unique wedding story.  It requires more skill and time its one of our more up market packages, judging by feedback from our customers its worth the extra spend.
Some videographers like using very short clips fast style with upbeat music,  others edit with a slow dreamy style while paying great attention to color grading.  Each videographer will have their own natural default production style.  My style  certainly dose focus on the couples personality and is dialog driven,  when you view Drangan Video films, you will see the couples personality shining through.

Outdoor Wedding Video in Kilkenny

So ask what is your Style of  Videography?
Don’t be afraid to ask your videographer this question, It will help you understand what to expect from your wedding film. My style has always been a journalistic approach  allowing  for more non intrusive free flowing wedding day. I get some shots with imperfect lighting and unusual angles, for couples and guests who prefer been filmed from a distance  this would be their perfect choice of wedding videography.

Who will be filming your wedding.
Here at Drangan Video all our weddings are shot and edited by Eamon, if an extra videographer is required that can be arranged.  A good personality is important especially for a wedding videographer are you comfortable dealing with them, are they good to be around on the day and do your other vendors feel comfortable working with them on the day.
Try to talk with your proposed  videographer to make sure that you are comfortable with him/her, Photographers have  told me stories about  videographers who were trying to take control of the photo shoot and not working in harmony during the photo call, all that tension will have a negative impact on the Bridal Party and families.  Most videographers can produce good results when conditions are perfect, but professionals produce great results  even when things are not going as planned, the weather can be unpredictable here in Kilkenny So we always need to have a plan B

Can you tell me about your wedding video experience
You will want your wedding videographer to have many years of experience, the longer they have been shooting weddings the more they have learned  and will be able to handle any unexpected  situation that may pop up.

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Have you filmed at this wedding venue before?
If  your videographer has filmed at the venue before, they will  know all the best places for the best shots, they will  know  the management and staff which  helps to keep everyone happy and smiling.

Have you worked with my photographer before
This is a very important question to ask your videographer, also ask your photographer the same question. If the photographer and videographer aren’t able to work smoothly together, it is going to affect your photos and video and your personal mood.  An experienced  videographer will be willing to adapt their style to blend in with the photographer.

The Final Product
The final product that your wedding videographer is offering can be confusing  the reason is because we all offer different packages, getting your head around the following  buzz words is important FacebookTeaser/Sneak Preview/Trailer/Instagram Highlights, These are similar names for  the same product.  Our  short edit films are usually between 1 minute and 5 minutes duration on Instagram, they are the films that our couples would have watched when checking out our work. We like to keep it simple yet producing high quality wedding videos ( Stylistic documentary Edits)

Delivery Format DVD, Blu-Ray, USB, Online
We deliver DVD, Blu-Ray, USB Drives and online more and more videographers  do not deliver these formats  but  more experienced videographers will still offer these delivery options. All our highlight films are delivered online in addition to physical delivery.

When will I get the final product
You will have to decide whether a faster delivery, or a top quality wedding film is more important to you,  a faster delivery usually will mean less quality  but a longer time frame doesn’t always guarantee  a better video, our turnaround on delivery is normally 4months.

 How much do you cost
A wedding video can cost anything from as little as €600 right up to €3,000 you can spend as much or as little as you want.  Wedding videography  is a creative talent and because of that the price gap can vary  dramatically.  A well established seasoned videographer is going to be at least as expensive as your photographer.  Our top video package @ €1200  provides coverage of the full day from morning preps up to 11pm in the evening.

Should I  take the risk of hiring someone with little experience.
 You can’t do a re-run of your wedding day,  you won’t  get a second chance with the video. A highly experienced, skilled videographer will capture a wedding in ways that a budget videographer simply can’t,  when you enter the church to see your groom, you want to remember his face, and not the clumsy  videographer who has setup his tripod in the center aisle. You don’t want an award looking camera man appearing in every wedding photo. Novice  videographers are more likely not to have a backup plan when cameras, recorder, cards or hard drives fail. Low budget  always means low quality product, and you’ll never get second chance for your wedding DVD.

If you are searching for a wedding videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy chat to you about our range os affordable wedding video packages for 2021 and 2022.