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Claire & John’s Wedding Video Highlights Blessington, Wicklow

As a Tipperary based wedding videographer Im very proud of my roots here in Clonmel ,  local weddings around Tipperary are my bread and butter but I have to admit that traveling to other counties in Ireland to shoot wedding videos is also  very rewarding.
This week’s blog post features a  wedding video of Claire & John which I filmed in  Blessington Co. Wicklow.

The story begins in the fabulas Killashee House Hotel  with Claire and her ladies in waiting busily preparing for what turned out  to be a fab day.
Killashee is a beautifully preserved classical setting with an elegant modern flair. Its wild woodland walks and blooming gardens form the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding day.
Claire and the girls were having great fun they were one of the happiest bridal parties that I have ever worked with,  my time with the girls just flew by,  it was a giggle  a minute.

Wedding Videographer Kilashee House Hotel, Kildare.
Wedding Videographer Kilashee House Hotel, Kildare.






The wedding ceremony took place in the Church of our Lady Crosschapel situated  in the townland of Crosscoolharbour, Co. Kildare. The south-east side of the churchyard is the county boundary with Co. Wicklow.
I enjoyed my 30min drive from Kilashee House Hotel it was an opportunity to sample some of the beautiful  Kildare and Wicklow scenery.

I arrived in time to catch John and the boys arriving, they were a pretty laid back bunch of guys, apart from suits it was just another day having a chat with family and friends before mass.
Claire arrived  in good time prompting the guests to make their way inside the church.
The ceremony was celebrated by the Rev. Kevin Lyon Archdeacon of Glendalough.

Crosschapel Church Blessington Co. Wicklow.
Crosschapel Church Blessington Co. Wicklow.







After the  ceremony  we headed straight back to Kilashhee House Hotel for the arrival of  Claire & John to their drinks reception.
As a wedding videographer shooting weddings in Tipperary,Kildare & Wicklow I am a frequent visitor to Kilashee House, it is my favorite Kildare wedding venue.
“Two lives coming together as one… two families uniting in a celebration of love… The perfect wedding day is all about choosing the perfect wedding reception venue.”

The wedding video contains some lovely highlights  of Claire & John  having a chat and a stroll around the beautifully maintained gardens in Kilashee House Hotel, after the wedding photos I capture discreet shots of the guests relaxing, chatting and enjoying a drink or two.
Speeches were conducted after the meal, over the past few years  I have experienced the growing trend of having the wedding speeches done and dusted before the meal.

Traditionally the speeches have always been conducted after the wedding dinner marking  the end of the wedding ‘formalities’  and the beginning of the wedding day celebrations “let the party begin”.

 Speeches before the Meal. Guests are called into the wedding dinner, the couple  get announced in to a huge enthusiastic round of  applause, then its  straight into speeches. The main reason for doing the speeches at this point is to allow the  speakers to get it over and done with and relax over  their meal. I can go along with it up to a point, but its worth remembering  that your guests probably starving and haven’t had  enough to drink to make them laugh at all  the jokes and sometimes  long winded story’s.  As a result  it will much more difficult to win the attention of  your large  audience.

Have one speech between each course.  As the wedding videographer this is my least favorable format.  Dad does his speech  after the starter, the groom does his after the main course and the best man does his after the dessert.  It  doesn’t really work very well as there is no flow or continuity to the speeches, and  poor me missing out on sitting down to a relaxing uninterrupted meal  but seriously In do believe  the speeches are always better after the meal.

Speeches after the Meal 🙂 Very often traditions regarding the timings at weddings exist because they have been shown to work best. All your guests get fed and watered and will be much more receptive to speeches post-meal.

They will almost always thank you for it.At the end of the speeches the MC can announce what happens next regarding dancing etc. It helps move from the one thing to another in an appropriate way.

A big thanks to Claire & John for choosing me as their preferred choice of wedding videographer, they were a lovely couple to work with. The wedding video highlights have already been shared on my Drangan Video Facebook page, Twitter, Google + and Vimeo.

Thanks for taking the time to visit our wedding  blog page.
More wedding news next week.

Best Regards



Wedding Video Memories Ciara and Philip Ballyneale Tipperary

My new year got off to a flying start with a local wedding in Ballyneale Co. Tipperary, it was the final wedding from a group of back to back wedding bookings covering Waterford, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow.  Ciara & Philip were lucky with the weather the day was dry but a bit on the cold side, they were a lovely warm friendly couple to work with making my job as wedding videographer  enjoyable  and easy.

Ciara and Philip went for the Diamond Package which covers the full day from bridal preps and continuing  up to 11pm that evening, it is the package of choice by Brides in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and Carlow.
The wedding got to a lively start, beginning with bridal preps at Ciara’s parents house. Ballyneale is situated between Grangemockler and the famous town of Carrick-On-Suir.

Wedding Videographer Packages Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford
Wedding Videographer Packages Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford






Since starting out  as Tipperary based wedding videographer I have had the pleasure of recording numerous  wedding videos in and around the historic town and country side of Carrick-on-Suir.

Mahon Falls: A breath taking wedding video/photo venue;
Mahon falls is a must see for all visitors to the area. This area provides breathtaking sights in the most tranquil of settings. As well as the magnificent waterfall visitors are also treated to an experience which can only be described as magical, which is described below. This drive from Carrick-on-Suir offers some sensational views of the mountains, and the many high viewing points on the way provide excellent panoramas over the green countryside below.

The Old Bridge : A wonderful historic back drop for a wedding video
The Old Bridge is situated at the end of Bridge Street, off the Main Street. This seven arched bridge dates back to the mid 15th. Century. It predates the voyage of Columbus to the New World. Originally built in c.1447 by Edmund MacRichard Butler it was for centuries the first bridge above the estuary and hence strategically important as a link between south Leinster and east Munster

Ormond Castle Carrick-on-Suir : A superd location for wedding  video shoots
This castle of the Butlers – Earls and later Dukes of Ormond – stands above the Suir on the east side of Carrick. It was acquired in 1315, though the oldest part of the castle is a mid-fifteenth-century walled bawn with a tower house in each of its northern corners.

Enough about history and back to Ciara and Philip, their wedding ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Pat Gere who happens to my favorite wedding day celebrant, his wedding ceremonies are fun and spiritual and he makes Bride & Groom and guests feel  relaxed. After the wedding ceremony we made our way to Kilkenny stopping off in Callan for photos.

The Edmond Rice Heritage Centre Callan:  is a magical place for capturing stunning wedding video footage.
The thatched house at “Westcourt”, Callan, Co. Kilkenny in which Edmund was born on 1 June 1762, is almost 300 years old. The six roomed house consists of a kitchen, parlour, breakfast room and three bedrooms. Of particular interest is the bedroom in which Edmund Rice was born.
Ciara & Philip’s wedding video features stunning shots of  a relaxed if not slightly cold bridal party strolling around the  grounds at Wescourt through the shadows  January sunshine.

Our final destination was the the Kilkenny River Court Hotel With its unique backdrop overlooking Kilkenny Castle on the banks of the River Nore it is one of the finest wedding hotels in Ireland.
As a wedding videographer I have covered all types of weddings in the River Court, From small traditional celebrations, civil ceremonies, civil partnerships to lavish wedding celebrations.

On arrival Ciara & Philip enjoyed a warm welcome for their guests who were well settled in and enjoying some the River Court’s finest cuisine and beverages.
In my role as wedding videographer the arrival at the reception venue is one of the highlights of my day, its time to break the long fast with a cup of coffee and some tasty bites.
Then it was back to work capturing details  of the decor in the function room, guests chatting and mingling.
The speeches were conducted after the meal  which I  discreetly recorded from a good  distance away  from the top table.

All my video packages include Vox Pops-messages from guests which are done when the band are setting up, it is great fun and very personal.
Ciara & Philip enjoyed  a wonderful wedding reception, bridal party family and friends danced the night away, this was also discreetly captured on the wedding film.

If you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer just get in contact with myself Eamon and I will be happy to discuss recording your wedding video in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or any county in Ireland.

More wedding videographer news soon.
Regards Eamon.

Beautiful Vintage Theme Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Emma Peters & Niall O’ Leary were married in Dungarvan Co. Kilkenny. This is the highlights clip from their wedding DVD.

The wedding Video coverage begins with Emma and her bridesmaids preparing for the day, Emma’s house is only within walking distance from the Church in Dungarvan. The main highlight of the day was the arrival of the bride at the church on the back of and old perfectly restored vintage tractor, which was a real treat for me in my capacity  as the official wedding videographer.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny
Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Dungarvan is a lovely tidy village in Gowran Kilkenny situated quite near to Gowran Park which is a horse race course in County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is located in the Annely Estate near the village of Gowran.The first meeting was held in 1914, and the first ever racecourse commentary in Ireland took place here in 1952. I have recorded many wedding videos around this part of Kilkenny already this year and I always look forward to returning there.

After the wedding ceremony the happy bride & Groom departed from the church grounds on the vintage tractor which was drivin by the proud groom Niall. We got some stunning video and photos of the bridal party as they strolled around the village street, we popped into the local where Emma tried her hand at pulling a pint for her thirsty groom it was all great fun.

Emma & Niall enjoyed a wonderful wedding Reception at the 4 star Newpark Hotel which is now the top wedding venue in Leinster Ireland and the greater Killkenny area.  Brides in Kilkenny are spoiled for choice by the amount of top class wedding venues that are available in the Marble City. I am sure that all Wedding Suppliers and Videographers in Kilkenny will agree that the New Park is a dream wedding reception venue.

Emma and Niall have returned to Austrlia and have received their wedding DVDs by post, this video clip from the wedding dvd has been shared on Facebook by Drangan Video. It was a smashing wedding and I enjoyed working with this lovely friendly couple who really enjoyed their wedding day, the vintage tractors were a great idea and of coarse the brilliant sunshine played its part in making the day a huge success.

More wedding news from Kilkenny soon.

Regards Eamon.

Wedding cost saving advice for Tipperary Brides, and booking a Wedding Videographer.


At this time of the year many Brides 2 be in Ireland  tend to put off booking wedding suppliers until the new year and that is understandable considering that Christmas is just around the corner, it might be no harm to at least  contact a particular supplier/vendor and ask  them to save the date with a view to getting back to them in the new year to discuss wedding packages and options. This week  I have  received a number of emails and facebook messages with a view to selecting a videographer for 2015/2016 ,  I suggested that I would save the date until mid January 2015 and then discuss maybe going ahead with the booking and payment of a deposit to secure the day.

I have been producing Wedding Videos  for almost twenty years now, when I first set up my video production business in 1995 a mobile phone was considered a cool device to have, a tablet was something you took  for a headache.  Computers only played a small roll  in my video business I think it was an Amiga 1200 state of the art for titles and graphics at that time, my little studio/office was over crowed with bulky video recorders and mixers, my main camera was a huge shoulder mounted monster which recorded on to a full size VHS Tape “not very discreet” for fly on the wall recording. As far as wedding bookings were concerned it was normally a call on the land-line, cant believe that I didn’t have an email account.  “The Good Old Days” ??

Wedding Video Supplier Tipperary
Wedding Video Supplier Tipperary

Quickly fast forward to the present and what a contrast, Wedding Videographery is now a Hi- Tech and ever growing business in Ireland the latest cameras are small hand held devices ideal for unobtrusive recording of weddings and events.  Just getting back to bookings again, over the last couple of years I have noted a huge change in the way that potential customers get in contact with Drangan Video. In recent years I have concentrated very much on my on-line  profile via a high ranking  word-press website, Social Media pages, Facebook,    Twitter   and    Google + :  I made a decision to put as much information as possible on the website and all my social media pages, my full list of prices are featured on all pages, my latest wedding videos are  shared on a weekly basis, 70% of my wedding video enquirys now come through my drangan video facebook page and emails account for the remainder.



Here are a few tips on saving money and hiring the best wedding supplier :   I came across this interesting advice  by    http://goodcents.pocketsmith.com/  which would be of great interest for anyone who is planning on getting married in the near future and worrying about  hiring the best wedding suppliers in Ireland, Munster and Co. Tipperary  at an affordable price.

By now, you should know that choosing the right wedding suppliers and vendors could help you control overall costs for the occasion. The wedding could be stressful and arduous overall. You could opt to hire a professional wedding coordinator for the job to spare yourself from those troubles. But be reminded that doing so would lead to higher expenses because you have to shoulder professional fees, which could be very expensive.  If you decide to be on your own when managing and executing wedding plans and preparations, it is very crucial that you find and hire only the best and most reliable suppliers and vendors.

For sure, you know that the best need not be those that charge more expensively than others. Do not be surprised to learn that some suppliers and vendors may not charge costly, but they could possibly be the best and most helpful to you.

You need more patience and determination when finding and hiring suppliers and vendors. Always prioritize costs whatever happens. By doing so, you could surely find, hire, and work with cost-effective but reliable suppliers. Here are some tips that could serve as your guide.  Read More

Thanks for checking out my latest Blog News, feel free to pop onto Drangan Video On Fcebook and say Hi

Regards Eamon.

Anna & David’s Wedding Video The Heritage Killenard

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

Wedding Video Ireland
Wedding Video Ireland

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.

More news soon.

Regards Eamon.

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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!