This is the highlights from a stylish Wedding in Killenard, Co.Laois which I had the pleasure of filming this summer. David Daly and Anna Nagle celebrated their Wedding
Ceremony in St. John’s Church Killenard, all preparations took place in the Heritage Hotel which is just a short walk from the church.
The wedding DVD begins with David & Anna both getting ready for the big event about two hours before the wedding ceremony, for anyone who is planning a wedding in Laois there is no need to look any further than the Heritage Killenard 5 star Golf and Spa Resort it is among one of the top wedding venues in Ireland.
The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort opened its doors in June 2005 and offers a sophisticated elegance with impeccable hospitality set in wonderful un-spoilt Laois Countryside. This Resort presents a World Class 5 * Hotel, European Award Winning Spa, a Championship Golf course co designed by Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes Design, a fully equipped Golf School and par 3 academy course along with a variety of restaurant and bars to choose from. The Heritage Resort also offers guests a number of on site activities such as our Health Club with Leisure Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam rooms, Tennis Court, 5 km Walking Track, Cinema, Children’s Games Room, Fishing & Trim Trail. The Resort also offers accommodation styles for every occasion and family.
As a wedding videographer in Ireland I have the pleasure of filming weddings in many counties from Cork to Dublin, the Heritage Hotel is one of my favorite wedding venues, St. Johns Church is just a short stroll from the hotel complex which makes the whole day so easy going without the need for a long drive between reception and ceremony venues which sometimes may be hassle for the wedding guests, especially the older ones.
After the wedding ceremony the bridal party made their way to Emo Court Portlaoise for the wedding photos :
Emo Court was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington and is a magnificent example of this neo-classical style. During the middle of the 20th century it was owned by the Jesuits, it was then acquired and extensively restored by Mr. Cholmeley-Harrison in the 1960s. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which were first laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs. The house and gardens were taken into State ownership in 1994.
It was a pleasure to have been part of David & Anna’s big day, it was a lovely stylish wedding, I have already shared this highlights clip on my Drangan Video facebook Page at the request of the couple. I am looking forward to many more weddings in the wonderfull Heritage golf and spa resort in Co. laois.
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5 Biggest Wedding Fears How To Get Over Them ?
You know the drill. Your wedding day has finally arrived and everything looks perfect. It’s time to go down the aisle, the doors open and…. no one has shown up because you put the wrong date on the invitation! How could this happen? The day is completely ruined. You are in tears. Your fiance is furious. Your parents are hysterical. Then you wake up in a cold sweat and realize… it was just a dream; your wedding is still months away.
f this sounds like you, don’t worry. You are not alone. Not only are wedding day worries commonplace, some of your biggest fears are the shared fears of lots of brides and grooms out there. Here are 5 commonly held wedding day fears and tips on how to conquer them before the big day.
1. Tripping While Walking Down the Aisle. It’s your big moment. The wedding party has gone down the aisle, the music changes, the door opens and you and your dad head down the aisle. Everyone is staring at you…and you trip. For as long as I can remember, this has been a fear- after all you are in a gown that you’ve never worn before and heels and you are already nervous. Jennifer Lawrence tripping up the stairs at the Oscars didn’t do much to calm any brides’ nerves either.
What you can do? Not to fear. This is actually much less common than you think, but there are still precautions you can take to avoid this situation. First, if you have an aisle runner, be sure it’s a non-slip runner (the Original Runner Company has some great ones). Have your planner or a friend tape the top end and bottom end of the runner to keep it taught so you won’t catch a wrinkle or a gather. Next, while the temptation to go sky high in your heels may be strong, avoid a heel height you don’t walk in on a regular basis. Practice walking in your bridal shoes and be sure to scrape your soles to get a bit of traction. Finally, if you do for some reason stumble even slightly, remember the original guy you loved- Dad- has his arm around your arm and will keep you stable.
2. No One Shows Up. There is nothing quite like the anxiety of waiting out those RSVP’s. It always feels like the rsvp date comes and goes with still a huge number of outstanding responses. Give it a week and then start emailing/calling the non-responsive guests. If you feel weird doing that, ask your groom or your mom to help out with the awkward requests. Don’t take emails for an answer though- sending back a written commitment often feels much more real than just sending a text or an email saying “I’ll be there”. If you get answers to your inquiries saying “Oh yes, I’m coming”, just say “Great, if you don’t mind sending back the RSVP card, that would be great.” After all you stamped it! Once you get critical mass, the fears of people not showing up should be greatly reduced.
3. You are Too Anxious to “Enjoy the Day”. You’ve been worrying about everything being perfect for months… if not more than a year. It’s not uncommon to have fears that you won’t be able to put all that worry away on the day itself. If this is a source of anxiety for you, invest in hiring a “Day-of” Coordinator. Generally, a Day-of planner actually gets involved a month before the big day to double check all of your plans, coordinate the day’s schedule with all of your vendors and manage the flow of events on the day itself. Most importantly, they are there to resolve any problems that might arise so that you don’t have to deal with them. Lots of wedding planners offer this service and some companies, like Just About Married, specialize specifically in “Day-of” Coordination.
4. The Weather. Yes, they say that rain is good luck on your wedding day, but luck aside, no bride wants it drizzling on her dress- especially if you have an outdoor ceremony or tented reception in mind. What’s the solution? Have a rain plan– and ideally one that you feel nearly as good about as your outdoor plan. Invest in a really gorgeous umbrella. Spend some money on flooring your tent so the ground doesn’t get too wet if it does rain. In general, turn Murphy’s law on it’s ear by over preparing for bad weather. Rather than dread the possibility, accept what might happen if it does rain and fall in love with it. Since weather is the one thing you can’t control, you should attempt to not allow it to make you to crazy.
5. That Something “Will Go Wrong”. After all that planning- and spending- it’s easy to focus on all the things that could go wrong. Rather than stay up at night worrying that something might go wrong, I have a simple solution: accept that something will go wrong. At least one thing will not go exactly, perfectly according to plan. The reason? It’s real life and events aren’t like pictures or movies where they can be photo shopped and edited into perfection. They are “happenings”, and sometimes the happenings are what make them memorable. Does this mean it will be something major? NO. Chances are slim that the cake will fall or that something will catch on fire. More likely someone might miss a cue or your dad burbs during his toast or something else benign that will create a magical moment, a good laugh and an everlasting memory. Embrace the imperfections of the day!