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Documentary Style Wedding Videographer

Drangan Video has been producing documentary style wedding videos throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and all over Ireland since 2005. During my  career as a wedding videographer I’ve seen many  descriptions of videography styles been written and talked about  but none more  than documentary style wedding videos.

It’s a description that has been so misused,  it now gives out a confusing message or image of a videographer running around behind trees like a sniper, picking off close up head shots through a long lens, nothing could be further from the truth, is about an unobtrusive style of wedding videography which avoids directing the layout and timetable for the day allowing the couple and guests to enjoy themselves sometimes leaving bridal party and guests wondering if there was a videographer recording the day

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Documentary Wedding Videography Tipperary & Kilkenny

Documentary wedding videograpy is often referred to as reportage style wedding films or a news journalist approach to capturing your wedding day footage. What ever terms are used they all refer to a totally unobtrusive approach to shooting a wedding video.  Here at Drangan Video we document every wedding  with the same hands off approach allowing you to relax and enjoy what will  be one of the most memorable days in your  life. Finding the right wedding videographer is very important, do loads of research and look at lots of sample videos and reviews.

Documentary style wedding videography captures natural genuine moments from an entire wedding day. If the wedding documentary approach has been truly mastered the finished wedding film will  look natural with bride, groom and guests totally unaware that they are been filmed.  As with any documentary style of videography the film should convey  the true story within the wedding day atmosphere. Documented wedding videos should be able to convey  what is happening in the scene without the need for any explanation or credits.

Weddings are the the perfect gig for documentary style videographers, the variety of emotions throughout  the day makes a wedding day very special , the morning preps, the pre-wedding ceremony nerves followed by post ceremony celebrations this may be followed by a tear or two  during the speeches,  an absent family member or close  friend mentioned, then the first dance, greetings from  guests on camera and the disco.

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Drangan Video Documentary Style Weddings

Producing a wedding film is all about creating a beautifully captured and  emotive collection of video clips that truly tell the story of your wedding day. A professional wedding videographer will produce an unobtrusive documentary film that will be looked at  throughout the years and will take you back to the best day of your life, just imagine reliving that special day with your children and friends time after time.
I always feel a great sene of pride when asked to document such  a special day, its not  just another wedding video its an honor to be part of their celebration. Its an emotional wedding film capturing all of those little things that often go unnoticed, those emotions and memories that are unique to each individual couple.

It’s an honor to know that so many couples in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Cork and Waterford choose me as their wedding videographer, placing  this responsibility in my hands is a  genuine honor. I’m lucky to earn my living producing very personal documentary wedding film collections.

A documentary wedding videographers work should always create an emotional and entertaining  reaction. The authenticity  that I try to reproduce in my video productions right across the wedding day coverage is worth so much more than a selection of fake set up shots

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 Recap on what documentary wedding videography is

We are storytelling wedding videographers sharing the narrative of the day through a selection  of documentary style video clips each  wedding video clip needs to work on its own merit and show genuine captured moments, and not just a selection of posed set up shots. Individual video takes need to present subject  honestly, with authenticity and needless to mention  with no direction from the videographer.

The wedding film should show the viewer what is happening in the moment or the scene, It’s not just about being an unobtrusive wedding videographer there’s so much more to it than that. The focus is on storytelling, on creating an elegant,entraining documentary account of the best day of your life. Professional documentary style wedding videographers will source and capture footage that you didn’t see on the day and include it as part of your wedding day story.

If you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary,Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork or Limerick,  please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable documentary  wedding video packages for 2021 & 2022

Happy Wedding Video Highlights In Holycross Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video  we take great pride in sharing  our latest Tipperary & Kilkenny wedding  videos on Facebook, Instagram and our weekly wedding blog,  thanks to Mary & Seán for allowing  us  to share their amazing wedding video in this weeks wedding blog news.

We have been living through strange times since the beginning of March so many industries in Ireland have been closed due to Covid restrictions, the wedding industry ground to a halt on March 13th so many couples having to postpone their wedding until later this year or next year. Now here we are  four Months later with  the future looking positive for a return to weddings very soon in Tipperary & Kilkenny

Mary and Seán’s Wedding Video Story

Mary & Seán tied the knot on October 26th 2019 it was a fab fun filled wedding day they were a lovely couple to work with, both so laid back and easygoing.

During the Irish  Famine the  Warhouse in Ballingarry Tipperary  was the location of the 1848 Rebellion. The house shows the history of the Irish  Famine, as I drove by the war house  on my way to Mary’s bridal preps my thoughts were  of how lucky I am  to be heading off to a carefree  happy event.
On arrival I captured nice aerial drone  shots of the hills of Ballingarry it was a very cold crisp morning,  I was glad to get indoors  the sounds of laughter chat and excitement coming from the house was heartwarming. I’ve been shooting weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny for over 25 years,  all the experience  has been invaluable, the morning preps are a mood  barometer as to what kind of wedding we will have.  The barometer reading was high for this one,  the girls had their hair/makeup done  in Mary’s brother’s house then they set off on foot to Mary’s parents house a 4 minute walk down a winding country road a great opportunity for fun video shots.

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Weddings In Holycross Abbey

Mary & Seán’s choice of wedding ceremony location was the beautifully restored Holycross Abbey in Tipperary  its also a  popular tourist attraction where visitors  can ring  the oldest church bell in Ireland it is more 750 years old.  Holy Cross Abbey is the number one choice for weddings ceremonies  in Tipperary.
Seán is a proud Holycross man he is well know in Tipperary GAA circles as a club  hurler and county supporter, the boys arrived early in good time to greet their guests as they made their way into the much needed  warmth of the church.
The aisle in the Holycross Abbey is quite a long walk in heels it was no problem for Mary,  she was in good hands as she made her way up with her brother Pat who handed her over to Seán in an emotional exchange. The ceremony was conducted by  Fr. Derry Quirke  from Ballingarry  he added  a personal touch to the ceremony by mentioning Mary’s late dad who would have been so proud to see his daughter saying yes to the love of her life Seán Comerford.

After the ceremony it was time that familiar joyful  walk down the aisle followed by a lengthy guest receiving line at the church door. Guests were not for hanging around for very long, the late October weather was a chilly a reminder that summer days or becoming a memory. It was a pleasure working with the wonderful  Katie Kavanagh for the photos her work is fun, candid and laid back, she did the bridal party photos around Holy Cross before heading off to the hotel.

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Weddings In The County Arms Birr

Birr is one of Ireland’s best heritage towns  It’s most famous landmark, the  Castle Gardens & Science Center  attracts large numbers of  tourists annually, The Great Telescope is my personal favorite must see attraction.

The  County Arms Hotel was founded  by Michael & Margaret Loughnane in 1962 it  is  Offaly’s first four star Hotel.
The  walled Garden is a wedding videographer’s  dream for capturing romantic footage as couples take time out for a quite stroll through the perfectly manicured  gardens and yet  only a few yards from their wedding  guests.
The County Arms is a popular wedding reception location for Tipperary & Kilkenny couples.

It was an honor to have been Mary & Seán’s  videographer I’m   so proud to be sharing their wedding film is this week’s blog news story.

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If you have recently become engaged or  in the process of wedding planning and are considering hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video for information on our range of affordable  wedding videography packages for 2020 & 2021. We  cover weddings in Tipperary & Kilkenny and country wide.

Feeling Sad About Postponing Your Wedding

Covid 19 has played havoc with weddings here in  Ireland and around the world  so many  couples having  to postpone their wedding day.  If you are feeling depressed and  powerless  you’re not the only one.  In this blog post we have come with  a few  ideas to help you cope with the disappointment.

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Feeling Depressed  About Postponing Your Wedding

From all here at Drangan Video we are so  sorry  that  your special day has been postponed  our thoughts are with you  A wedding is one of the biggest events in a couples life it binds two people together  for life.
Organizing  a wedding is an  emotional  time with a huge build to the big day  months of planning  and clever  financial  management are just the tip of the iceberg.  Then  having to  postpone and re-plan all over again  is  very difficult  to handle.

A wedding cancellation  is a huge life changing  event for a couple, but with everything that’s going on in the world over the past few months  if all your loved ones are healthy and well, you are still very lucky and all is not lost. When you’re  trying to come to terms  with having to postpone  your big day, you might also  be feeling guilty for not appreciating  what you do have, this is typical human reaction the most important thing you can do is to accept that you are allowed to feel sad.  We understand that  our brain reacts differently to certain emotions  that  inner voice might be saying this is the worst thing that has ever happened  I cannot cope with this terrible  news  it is not what I wanted.

It is natural to feel all of those emotions  each partner may experience them at  at different times or in different ways  just because they are not showing their emotions in the way that you are, it doesn’t mean they aren’t feeling them. Men do have a tendency to hide their feelings  where as  women like  to talk about and share their emotions. The worst thing you can do is tell your partner that they are overreacting, being oversensitive or taking things out of proportion, just  listen  and accept their point of view. You don’t have to fully agree  but acknowledge your partners point of view and tell them that they make sense.

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Going forward think about the bigger picture, you are both healthy and well  you will get married, it’s  not at the time you had originally planned  but you have the rest of you lives to enjoy being married. Look to the future think about about the stories you can tell your children  years from now.  How you coped as a couple,  How  you worked together as a couple to overcome the challenge.   Some couples have been keeping a lock down diary to remind them of how they  got through this time with strength and resilience, just remember that its just one postponed day in your life  and your relationship is far more meaningful that that.

If you have already booked us as your wedding videographer and are concerned or thinking about moving you wedding to a new date, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video for advice. If you are in the process of wedding planning and are considering hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork, Waterford or Dublin we will be delighted to discuss our affordable range of wedding video packages for 2021/2022

Newpark Hotel All Set to Re-open July 20th

The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny is all set to reopen on July 20th it is my all time favorite venue for wedding videographey in Kilkenny here at Drangan Video we have been busy in assisting couples move their wedding to an alternative date, many of those are Newpark Weddings I cant wait to get shooting wedding videos in Kilkenny again.

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Thurles At The Heart Of Weddings In Tipperary

If someone predicted that the Irish wedding industry would grind to a halt in 2020  we would have not believed it, so here we are May  with all weddings cancelled for the foreseeable future.
Here at Drangan Video we are busy helping couples with rescheduling  their weddings to next year, we are happy to help out in securing a new date, we are also very optimistic that our industry will recover later this year and into 2021

In this blog post  I’m happy to be sharing Amy and Shane’s wedding video highlights from December 20th 2019 happy memories from carefree times.

Thurles is at the heart of weddings in Tipperary ,the  town is located in  Tipperary  the largest inland  county in Ireland.  Siting  on the banks of the River Suir  and  overlooked by  the Silvermine Mountains  and the Slievearagh Hills  Thurles has something to suit everyone’s liking, shopping, restruants, pubs and not forgetting Semple Stadium where many battles were fought between rival counties down through the years.

Amy and Shanes Wedding Video Story

The story begins with the bridal preps in Amy’s parents house in Windsor Grove, Mill Road Thurles is a nice leafy estate  on the outskirts of the town. The morning preps are my favorite part of the day,  I love the excitement, laughter and all that positive  energy its like a tonic it certainly puts a spring in my step.
My style of videography is very much a fly on the wall approach with no setting up of cheesy  shots or directing. The video features a  lovely moment when Amy’s Dad enters the room setting eyes on his beautiful daughter dressed and ready to walk  up the aisle.

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The Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles

I love Thurles Cathedral I always feel at home there as it’s filled with lots of memories of happy wedding days the architecture is outstanding  offering  beautiful soaring space, with graceful arches and symmetrical lines.
Amy arrived in good time  for the long walk up the aisle with her proud dad an emotional moment for Shane setting eyes on his new Bride for the first time, its always a nice memory on video.
Fr. Joe Walsh is a well known Celebrant for weddings in Tipperary he is a lovey guy gifted  at  easing wedding day nerves.

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Templemore town park for wedding photos

The park is my favorite  location for wedding  video shoots in Tipperary,the park has a fantastic playground  situated on the banks of the Lake. We stopped off at the park on our way to to the hotel  we used the wooded area for the photo call, the day was cold and dry a winter fog had descended on the park providing an amazing back drop for a winter wedding video, the sound of passing trucks hooting horns rang out through the park, the wedding party responded with happy cheers, it was nice chill out  time for Amy and Shane.

The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre  Killaloe

Our final destination was the fantastic lakeside Hotel which sits on the banks of the Shannon River  providing  stunning views  of Ballina
in Co. Tipperary and Killaloe in Co. Clare.
I love everything about the venue the well maintained gardens overlooking the beauty of Lough Derg.
Amy and Shane’s wedding reception  was a truly memorable occasion the speeches were conducted before the meal discreetly recorded from a distance, after the main coarse Bride, Groom and guests enjoyed a performance by a singing waiter which was great fun on video.

Tipperary Couple Amy and Shane

Amy and Shane were so nice to work with they are both so down to earth with a great sense  of humor, they are truly delighted with their wedding video.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my latest wedding blog news, if you are in the process of wedding planning and are looking for a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick or anywhere in Ireland, please feel free to contact Eamon here at drangan video who will be more than happy to discuss our choice of affordable wedding video packages for 2020/2021