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Last week I had the pleasure of filming a lovely fun wedding for a family I know very well,  John and Tess Ryan (Bob).  Their lovely daughter  Aoife  married Frank Cussen from Galbally in Oola Church.  I called to Aoife’s house to capture the excitement on the morning – the usual stuff, hair, make up, more hair and more make up, and that was only her dad and the the lads!  But seriously it was great to film all the fun of the girls getting ready- it’s a lovely start to a wedding DVD.  Earlier in the week I had done a little bit of filming  with Frank to get his thoughts on his upcoming wedding and on the morning  of the wedding  Aoife spoke her thoughts on camera and I mixed the two together to make the lovely clip you will see below.

Wedding Video Kilkenny weddings bridesAs I mentioned, Oola Church was my next stop.   What a huge amount of friends they have, guests from Galbally, Cashel and all over the world turned up!  The ceremony was conducted by Fr. Jack O’Neill and when Aoife and Frank were married we moved on to Aoife’s granny’s house, a lovely farm setting with the old milking steps providing a lovely backdrop for the photo session.

 

Wedding Video Kilkenny weddings bridesAoife and Frank had thought of every thing, with green wellies for the lads and flowery ones for the girls!  Their photographers captured some great photos here and I got some lovely footage.

Wedding Video Kilkenny weddings bridesThe Bunratty Castle Hotel was our last stop for the day.  Aoife and Frank arrived soon after me – I like to try and get to the reception venue before the bride and groom to film the drinks reception so they can see what was happening elsewhere on their day.  The function room in the hotel is splendid and looked fabulous on the day. The wedding cake was fantastic and the speeches were excellent – funny, emotional, and just the right length.  One of the highlights of the day for the lads was when both mothers sang “The Voyage” together after the speeches; it sounded fabulous so well done to the mams for that!

Their entertainment for the night was “The Seducers” band  and they had the huge crowd rocking the night away.

Wedding Video Kilkenny weddings bridesI’d like to wish Aoife and Frank congratulations on their marriage, and all the best for the years to come.

 

So if your planing on getting married in, 2017 / 2018/ 2019,   give me a call and lets chat about YOUR wedding because I get booked very early!

Kilkenny Hotels ( Kilkenny River Court Hotel )

Kilkenny River Court Hotel- Abbey Video As a wedding videographer covering all of Munster and further, Kilkenny is one of my most visited areas along with Tipperary. This week, the Kilkenny River Court Hotel was my stop after a lovely church service in Callan for Sarah and John.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel- Abbey Video The moment I arrived at the kilkenny River Court, I was greeted by James Leonard, General Manager, and Colm Nolan, Deputy Manager. They had a beautiful red carpet out awaiting the bride and groom and were interested in how the day went for the lovely couple, along with wondering the time frame regarding the photographs to gauge the meal time. It’s very important for the hotel and for the guests that dinner is served on time. James and Colm were waiting  with champagne and strawberryies on ice to greet the couple. Parking at this great hotel is so easy due to the fact they acquired some land behind the hotel, which is a welcome to all parking.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel- Abbey Video When the couple arrived atthe hotel after some photographs at Kilkenny Castle, they were greeted and taken inside  to a fabulous reception area to relax and enjoy some of the River Court’s tasty before-dinner treats.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel- Abbey Video The hotel itself is in a spectacular location, with its unique backdrop overlooking Kilkenny Castle on the banks of the River Nore, and is regarded as one of the finest wedding hotels in Ireland. The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is very proud to host exquisite weddings right in the heart of Kilkenny City.

DSC08798Dinner was called on time and served piping hot in a professional manner. I must say the staff in the River Court are second to none where service and friendliness is concerned. James and Colm were on duty Saturday and made sure I was  around for the all important speeches! The turn round for the  evening party was very prompt; the couple’s band was set up and ready to party at 9.45, which is fantastic for us poor videographers who have been on our feet all day.

brides_choice_awards_nominated_badge_200x151As a videographer I see behind the scenes of a hotel on a wedding day, and I personally would give the River Court Hotel Kilkenny 100%. If you are planning your wedding in the River Court Hotel, why  not give me a call and let’s chat about your wedding DVD package and to see some footage I filmed in this great hotel.  More reviews next week of Hotels In Kilkenny.  Joe ~

 

Mary and CJ Wedding Video

 

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Mary and CJ  were recently married in the lovely Church of Jenkinstown Co Kilkenny,  Mary’s home place is just a hundred yards from the Church, her home is a lovely farm house and was in tip top shape for Mary’s wedding as you can see from some of the stills on the post, and old pump  feature in the yard grabbed my attention with some beautiful yellow flowers planted.

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That morning it felt like the month of July so sunny and warm and made for a fantastic day for filming. I arrived about 2 hrs before the wedding for the bridal preps which were going well when I arrived, the girls were busy with hair, makeup and all that you might expect on the morning of a wedding, Mary was as calm and so easygoing and the girls were planning the day as the make up person was busy with the final touches.

Wedding Video Kilkenny - Abbey Video ProductionsThe  ceremony was lovely and friendly and carried out by Fr O  Gorman, after the service we moved across the yard to Jenkinstown House, a fabulous five-bay single-storey private (estate) Catholic chapel, c.1825 for the family photos, and also used the grounds which were full of blossom  for bridal party photographs.

Abbeyleix Manor  was the reception venue and what a hotel, its  family run  and ran so well and professional I would have to recommend it! Mary and CJ were greeted and taken in to sample some lovely finger food to keep them going till meal time. some lovely music was keeping their guests entertained while most people sat outside in the glorious evening sunshine, again a good sign of a hotel the guests were called into the fabulous reception room at 5.30 for their meal.

Wedding Video Kilkenny - Abbey Video ProductionsSpeeches were preformed before the meal which I think is the best way as the lads can sit and enjoy their meal, some hotels frown on this  practice and make every excuse under the sun to put you of it, by saying your guests will be hungry but thats why you provide some food when they first arrive to the hotel, but its YOUR DAY and you have every right to carry out your speeches when you want, after all your paying!

Their band for the evening was the ever popurler “The Bottle Brothers” and wow did they  get the party started and kept it going.

Best wishes to Mary and CJ, they were a lovely couple to work with, along with their family and guests. ~ Joe

Happy New Year everyone!

Happy New Year everyone!

Christmas Weddings | Abbey VideoWell I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, and a lovely time with family and friends as I did. And congratulations!  if you have received that special ring over the Christmas holidays… or even if your are expecting it over new year!  January is the time  to start with your wedding planning , a new year and some great and exciting planning ahead of you, Give me a call if you are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer,  and I can promise you wont be disappointed with my prices or quality.  Wedding Video Bookings for 2018 are pouring in the last few days. Even January this year is as busy as July! It’s something I have never encountered before but is great to see. Even  2019  is well booked at the moment .Throughout the year, I have had to recommend some well heeled colleagues of mine to brides for whom I was booked for their date. If I am booked, I don’t just send them a name of the first  videographer that springs to mind. I have a few professional guys that I hold in the highest regard and we always recommend each other, should one of us be booked. With this way of working, no couple will get the run around with different prices. I would never recommend someone I would not use my self.

Christmas Weddings | wedding video kilkennyTomorrow  its back to work  with my first wedding of this mad busy time of year and its a local one in Knockavilla just up the road from where I live, its great to have all local wedding videos this time of year with the weather the way it is or the way it could end up!  of course New Years eve is a very popular choice with couples all over Irelaand, I love the Christmas & New year weddings

 

Christmas Weddings in KilkennyThe last few weeks has been hectic  filming weddings and school shows in and around Tipperary along with Kilkenny and Waterford as well as editing. But ALL my weddings even the last one on the on the 16th of December, was with the couple in time for Christmas for them to enjoy with family and friends over the holidays, I cant understand some videographers that I hear of leaving couples without their wedding DVDs for Christmas, Breda and myself make sure we have all the info for their wedding on our computer inc their titles,  music choices, so when I have the film downloaded to our system we are ready to go!

DSC02698While looking back on last year, most visited wedding reception areas was  Clonmel Park Hotel   Hotel Minella, ClonmelHotel Kilkenny , New park hotel  Kilkenny  I also visited  Waterford and Limerick. And I would like to thank all the hotels for their help on the day, and look forward to working in all the local hotels around Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow and the others again in 2018  So wherever you might be getting married, give me a call and I will give you the most competitive price you will find anywhere in Munster.

wedding song listSo, with a fantastic looking year ahead and with 80% of my work in and around Tipperary and Kilkenny, I guess I can’t complain. However, with every new year I try and create a new and unique way of crafting wedding videos and editing and the coming  year brides will get a lovely suprrise with a brand new editing system with every bell and whistle that I need. Anyone  can give you a wedding video, but I try and make it that bit special. It’s this that has kept me ahead of other other “video guys “, while still offering a Professional Affordable and Unobtrusive service.   So, if you are planning your wedding for  this year, you’d better be quick and contact me now, or 2018 / 2019/ 2020 as I am  being booked very fast. To see my new and unique way of how your wedding video could look, give me a call. I will try to match your service area, along with the hotel  that you might be using, with a full wedding DVD to view at home. This way, you get a feel of my true work

DSC03063Weddings are huge business in every country, and your wedding needs planing  a lot of planing I know I hear it all first hand so to help you along with your big day have a look at BRIDES IN MUNSTER  again a local wedding suppler site but covering  Kilkenny and Carlow for the local brides in 2015/ 16 its packed with 100% top notch wedding professionals covering wedding video , wedding photography, wedding cakes , wedding flowers, wedding rings, wedding dresses, wedding sweet carts any thing wedding its there! as I said before if you don’t see a Wedding a suppler on this great local wedding supplier site are they worth the call?

Also I got  many thank you cards over  Christmas from couples whose weddings I have filmed over the year, with 80%  of them from around Tipperary where most of my work is.  It’s great to get feedback from brides, it shows we are doing a great job and they enjoyed their wedding DVDs.

Wedding video Kilkenny - Abbey videoWedding videography is a record of your day the way you would like it told, and along with our  camera skills and editing this can be achieved.  No wedding is the same and any videographer that goes out to do a job should never treat it like “yesterdays wedding” –  every couple has different ideas of what they think their wedding video should look and feel like and  I love to hear this, because it gives me a clear picture of what they are seeing.  When the day arrives I keep this in mind, and work to achieve it.

So Happy New year to you all. and If your planing on ” tieing the knot” or you know someone who is, give me a call I can guarantee you wont be disappoint  in price or quality   (  photos  © wedding video Kilkenny ) and https://pixabay.com

 

 

Theme for the Right Season with Your Videographer

Importance of discussing the Right Wedding Theme for the Right Season with Your Videographer

Wedding video Kilkenny - Kilkenny wedding videosNot everyone woman aspires to be a June bride. Couples who are tying the knot can find many compelling reasons to plan their weddings for any of the four seasons – spring, summer, fall, or winter. As someone experienced in marriage video editing, you’ve undoubtedly experienced weddings set in a variety of times during the years, and have seen the success (or failure) of different wedding themes as they interact with the challenges of the season the wedding is in.

 

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As a videographer,based in Kilkenny  your insights are valuable. Not only in the planning and execution of the marriage videography and editing but in suggesting how your video presentation can complement the entire wedding planning effort. Here are some useful suggestions for how you can discuss with the bride and groom the ways your video presentation can capture the spirit of the season.

Spring

Wedding video Kilkenny - Kilkenny wedding videosA spring wedding is about color and the reawakening of the earth around us from the doldrums of winter. Smart wedding planning for spring will emphasize bright floral colors, with décor and clothing that is light and airy. Outdoor venues are often chosen, either for the ceremony or the reception, or for both.
As a videographer, point out to your clients how you can capture the feel of spring by incorporating B-roll exterior shots of the venue or shooting back story elements that place the bride and her bridesmaids in a natural, colorful setting. Your wedding video editing can shine by incorporating the selective use of soft-focus and a shallow depth of field to complement the light and airy attributes of the décor and clothing.
Summer

Outdoor civil ceremonySummers can be hot, and smart wedding themes and videography will build a theme for the wedding around bold colors, spicy tastes, and a less formal approach. When consulting with your clients, stress how your marriage video editing can be used to capture the excitement of the day.
Editing is the key to capturing the essence of a summer wedding. A fast-paced editing style, with judicious use of jump cuts, will instill more excitement than a more sedate approach utilizing longer shots slower transitions.

Autumn

Wedding Video Kilkenny | Abbey video productionsAutumn brings to the wedding palette a rich selection of colors and hues, with vibrant earth tones a favorite focal point of the wedding design. Your marriage video editing can take full advantage of a well-considered and planned an autumn wedding, and here are a few suggestions you can make to your clients to capture the essence of the season.
Consider capturing B-roll footage of the bride and groom in casual takes at a colorful fall location. One of my personal favorites is shooting the couple walking along a lake or pond where the fall colors of the trees are reflected.  At the wedding location and reception capture, close-up footage of fall touches in the flower arrangements and table decorations to add to the effect.
Winter

Wedding video Kilkenny - Kilkenny wedding videosWinter weddings offer wonderful opportunities for dramatic and compelling videography. Your role as a marriage video editing professional provides an excellent opportunity to communicate with your client on ways to take advantage of the season. Winter weddings are complemented by sharp color distinctions that utilize the grayscale, while splashes of color from flowers, decorations, or even brightly colored canapes add a festive note.
In your marriage video editing role, take advantage of these opportunities to pitch some dramatic ideas to your clients. Utilizing black-and-white effects, with colored highlights that pop from the screen, is an excellent way to create memorable images that will really satisfy your clients. And take advantage of the low winter light and darker interior settings to create dramatic shots within the main narrative or as complementary B-roll footage.

Make Your Wedding Environmentally Friendly

Make Your Wedding Environmentally Friendly

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Many people think that planning a green wedding requires a lot more work than a traditional wedding, which is why they cross it off their list almost immediately. However, an eco-friendly wedding can actually save you quite a lot of time and money, and you get to do something awesome for the planet, which is exactly why everyone should consider the idea.
With that in mind, here are some interesting ideas that you can use for your wedding in order to make it environmentally friendly and, at the same time, make it even more beautiful and completely unique.
Email Your Save-the-Date Announcements

Make Your Wedding Environmentally Friendly wedding video Kilkenny More and more couples are choosing to email their save-the-date announcements, so you can follow in their lead, instead of sending paper ones. You can do the same with your wedding invitations and save a lot of money (and trees, of course).
However, if you want to send out traditional save-the-dates and wedding invitations, make sure you use recycled paper to print them out. There are also papers made of linen, cotton, and bamboo, so you can consider those as well.
Choose a Stunning Venue That Doesn’t Need Décor
Wedding video KIlkenny - Abbey videoIt goes without saying that wedding decorations can make your reception look wonderful, but you can achieve the same result with no décor at all. It really is possible – all you need to do is pick a venue that will be so beautiful that it doesn’t need any decorations whatsoever. If you can find one, you can be absolutely sure that you and all of your guests will be amazed.
Find a place that has a lot of natural beauty and that screams a unique personality that doesn’t need anything extra in order to be fulfilled. Choose a venue that will show off the beauty of the environment and set the tone that will wow your guests. If you still want to go for minimal decorating, you can use glass containers filled with shells, for instance, and you can even use fruits and vegetables as your wedding centrepieces.
Use Fresh and Home-Grown Flowers

Make Your Wedding Environmentally Friendly wedding video Kilkenny What’s a wedding without flowers, right? However, not all flowers are organic so, in order to avoid leaving a large carbon footprint, you can use fabric or paper flowers, or any other alternative to flowers that can still make a huge difference to your wedding.
However, if you still want to have real flowers on your wedding, find a local organic florist who will make you beautiful arrangements, or you can make your own bouquets from freshly-cut flowers from your local farmers’ market. You can even use home-grown flowers and place potted plants on the tables, as those can truly be lovely decorations.
Go Digital with Photography
brides_choice_awards_winner_ 2016 Wedding video KilkennyOf course, most photographers nowadays use digital cameras, but you need to make sure that the one who will shoot your wedding only shoots in digital format. That way, not only will you save a lot of money, since you will choose which photos you actually want printed, but you will also save a lot on wasted paper, not to mention that you will avoid all the harsh chemicals needed for printing photos.
These tips will certainly give you an idea of how you can make your wedding environmentally friendly, but there are quite a lot more things that you can do in order to go green, so make sure you explore them further. Don’t forget to find a great videographer as well, since you need someone who can capture all the important moments of your wedding day and preserve them forever, so make sure you find someone who will provide you with the best wedding video editing services and who will deliver videos that you and your loved one will cherish for the rest of your life.

River Court Hotel Kilkenny

We are a Tipperary based business and are often asked to travel the surrounding Counties of Carlow and Kilkenny. 

One of the most popular hotels we provide wedding videography is Kilkenny River Court Hotel which is ideally located on The Bridge in John Street, College park, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny.

On the banks of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny.

Overlooking the city’s 12th-century castle, The Kilkenny River Court Hotel has a quiet location in a private courtyard, back from the busy Kilkenny streets.

Great location hotel is easy to reach and absolutely brilliant for Wedding Video’s.

Springhill Court Hotel in Kilkenny

Located on the Waterford Road in Kilkenny the Spring hotel is a perfect Wedding Venue – Springhill Court Hotel

Drop in and talk to our experienced management team who will be delighted to assist you in planning your perfect day.At the Springhill Court Conference, Leisure and Spa Hotel we enjoy a forty-year tradition as one of the premier wedding venues Kilkenny. We are proud of our tradition of holding one wedding per day, ensuring you are the centre of everyone’s attention.
The premier wedding venue in Kilkenny!

Wedding Video Carlow

Wedding Videography Service in Carlow

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Welcome to Wedding Video Carlow.

Due to a high demand for my wedding videography services in Carlow, I have decided to make a new website just for wedding videos in Carlow and of course for all videography services in all Carlow areas. As a result of my years of covering many fantastic wedding videos in and around Kilkenny and Carlow I feel it’s now time to develop my links with this as over 50% of my customers are living in this area and what’s better than having a better selection of local wedding supplier on your door step when you need one. Not only will you get to see  my wedding videography services on this new site and also some great video samples filmed in the local area, you will also get a chance to browse ALL of your wedding suppliers in your local area  with the ever popular wedding suppler site BRIDES IN MUNSTER.  This site has now been going for over a year and has everything from a Wedding Videographer in Carlow to someone  to do your nails!

 

Abbey Video Kilkenny Videographer

I am passionate about producing stunning and elegant Wedding Videos and DVDs recorded here in Carlow, Tipperary and Carlow. My experience and passion for filming has helped me build my reputation as one of the finest videographers in Carlow. My subtle and discreet approach means that you and your guests will barely sense my presence on the day. I am often complimented on my professional and unobtrusive manner, which naturally helps the wedding guests to feel at ease. At “Wedding Video Kilkenny”, we strive to create a fun, emotional and breathtaking wedding DVD for you to cherish in order to relive your wedding day. Please have a look around my site, and if you have any questions or ideas you would like to discuss, send an email or give us a call. We would love to hear from you, anywhere in Ireland.

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The wedding industry is booming at the moment and next year looks like a bumper year as well.  The budgets are still in place of course and rightly so, but I have often said,  you get what you pay for.  Of course you can get your wedding video for 300 euro for the full day but is that all your memories are worth? The average price for the day can be 700+ and I think that’s fair – it often can be an 11 hr day and that’s only the wedding day, editing has to come into play after that.  So I would say if your are planning on getting married and having a wedding DVD  give time choosing your videographer. You don’t need to pay 900+ to include a few dances that night, unless it’s a 2 man crew with 2  manned cameras, if that is what you need go for it, but I like to film with the “fly on the wall” approach.  This way both you and your guests are often unaware of cameras there at all, but of course all the little details get covered, with your guests enjoying themselves and your full day captured in detail.

Wedding Speeches 2017 … Long or Short ?

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Over the years in the videography business here in Kilkenny and Tipperary  I have heard it all, with wedding speeches anyway!  I remember 15 years ago at weddings, the smokey hotel function rooms and the speeches that were short and to the point. As time went on the smoking ban arrived and the speeches got longer & longer for some reason.

 

weddingvideokilkenny.comHow long is a good speech? Well I guess the way to answer that is how long in a piece of string… who knows, but the attention span of your guests should not be over looked.  The total duration of the wedding speeches is usually 20 to 30 minutes max.  If you want your wedding speeches to be short, then you have to make sure all the speakers know their limits and no more.  Long speeches can risk  repetition and guest boredom and I have see this while videoing weddings all over Ireland.

 

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My advice to couples that ask about what I think regarding speeches is this: I tell them it’s their day but just to be aware a short speech is always remembered and spoken about later, a long speech is soon forgotten because it was too much for people to take in.  Also bear in mind that if the speeches are after the meal and are long winded, people get fed up as they need to stretch their legs.  I have heard horror comments after the speeches from guests after sitting for nearly an hour listening to a guy that “loves his own voice!” but as I emphasise – it’s your day and your speeches. The traditional scenario of having the speeches after the meal is fine as well, but think of the groom & best man and also the dads  all  sitting there eating their meal thinking the speeches have to be done soon – it can and will put them off their meal.

A trend that is becoming increasingly popular is to have the wedding speeches before the meal. This really helps people who have a speech to deliver and are somewhat anxious about making it. This will have to be  arranged with your hotel in advance so that they can  Plan to accommodate it with your meal.

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I understand with hotels they have to keep the meal hot while the wedding speeches are being conducted, but from feedback from couples 70% now want their speeches before the meal. This way all involved in the speaking  can relax and enjoy their meal knowing it’s done and dusted! It’s a great idea for  people that are not used to public speaking. Of course from the hotel’s side of things this can be a nightmare! The bride and groom tell the hotel they will only be 15 minutes but I have see this 15 mins drag on to an hour!  The poor chef is doing his best to stop the veg from sticking to the pans, so i can understand why the hotels frown on this!  If your speeches are going to be before the meal tell the hotel this and stay to an agreed time-frame – this way your guests won’t be eating cold food and all will be happy. Brand new blog in the making for next week, very interesting one at   that!  check back   ~  Joe

Award Winning Wedding Videographer 2016

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