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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!
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.
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.
Well the Christmas Day celebrations are over and as we wind down and head towards the end of the year we can take a look back at 2016…
One of the highlights of the year for me was winning the Mrs2be Brides’ Choice award for videography. Being shortlisted last year and making it to finalist stage was very exciting but winning the category this year was something special and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank again all the couples who voted for us, and especially Jackie who nominated us. We hope we can continue to provide the same level of customer satisfaction in Tipperary, Kilkenny and further afield in 2017 and beyond!
Of course it’s also a time to look ahead to the future and for newly engaged coupes it’s such an exciting time! This time of year is very popular for engagements and for the first few weeks of January the bookings come in thick and fast! So if you’re planning on getting married on a key date over the next few years such as a bank holiday weekend or around Christmas or the New Year, now’s the time to start making those enquiries! Contact us here at Abbey Video Productions for more information and advice and we’ll be happy to help you.
With the last few weddings of the year coming up for us, at Annacarty in Co. Tipperary and Kilmoganny in Co. Kilkenny, we would like to thank all of our 2016 brides and grooms, along with all of our other customers from shows and individual projects. We look forward to the many weddings we will be recording in 2017 and hope that the New Year brings happiness and health to you all. So if your getting married in 2107 / 2018 / 2019 get in touch and we can work out a package that will suit you.
As the countdown to Christmas gets underway myself and Breda at Abbey Video Productions would like to send all our clients and friends our very best wishes. For many of our clients this is their first Christmas together as a married couple and so we hope it will be extra special and the first of many to come!
As well as all the usual rushing around that comes at this time of year we are also kept busy still with weddings and shows and the usual surge of tape to DVD conversions! It can be a lovely gift at Christmas to receive a DVD of a wedding or a match that took place years ago and was recorded on to the old VHS tape but which hasn’t been seen for a long time because the old machines are now defunct. We recently converted a tape of a wedding that was recorded almost thirty years ago – imagine the memories and nostalgia that must have come flooding back for that couple when they saw their family and friends and all the wedding details having not been able to watch the tape in such a long time! I’m sure there were a few laughs along with the more poignant moments, and it goes to show the investment that having your wedding day recorded can be in the long run.
The weeks around Christmas are such a wonderful time for a wedding. The Christmas trees and decorations provide a lovely finishing touch to venues and the roaring fires and hot drinks on arrival are always so welcome! Family and friends tend to be around a lot more, maybe having time off work and able to relax a bit, which all contributes to the sense of occasion and maybe enables the celebrations to continue that little bit longer!
Of course school show time is in full swing and we have been out recording shows all over Tipperary and Kilkenny for the past couple of weeks. It’s great to see the enthusiasm of the children and I’m sure the teachers and assistants feel that all the hard work has paid off when they see the excitement of the children walking on to the stage to perform in front of their parents and families. A DVD of the school show can be a lovely gift at Christmas and will evoke fantastic memories in years to come.
So once again we’d like to wish all our clients and friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas and hope that you get what you wish for yourselves!
Lets Get Going, IT’S SHOW-TIME!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And nowhere more so than in the schools and preschools where the children are really getting into the festive mood practicing for their annual Christmas shows. Yes it’s that time of year again when the tinsel and the Christmas jumpers get their annual airing and the excitement is building as festive songs and dance moves are rehearsed for the big show!
We at Abbey Video find ourselves filming many school and preschool shows and events at this time of year, in every corner of Kilkenny and also further afield in counties Limerick and Tipperary. Even though it is a very busy few weeks we keep on top of things and wherever possible we get the finished DVDs back to the pupils before they finish up for their Christmas holidays.
So much work and preparation goes into each show by the pupils and the teachers and helpers, and of course the ever patient parents! So it’s nice to be able to watch it all over again whenever you like when it’s recorded on DVD, and it can provide hours of entertainment all over again to the little stars of the show when Mammy or Daddy are busy with the Christmas preparations! We have been told on more than one occasion that the Christmas Show DVD is a great little babysitter!
A Christmas Show DVD makes a lovely gift for grandparents or aunts and uncles who mightn’t be able to make it to the show. And of course the children themselves will love looking back on it in years to come!
So if you have a little one taking part in a Christmas show this year we hope you enjoy all their hard work and enthusiasm, and we might even see you there!
It’s Show Time
When will my wedding DVD be ready?… ok here’s how it works
This is a question I am asked at the time of booking or even on the wedding day and I feel if someone pays for a product they should get it within a reasonable timeframe. We here at Abbey Video Productions based in Tipperary and Kilkenny have a great team, herself and me 🙂 I film then hand over to Breda the next day – of course I go through the footage with her to check and to see all is 100%, and maybe discuss some special shots that might be nice for use in a highlight shot. Then when we are happy with the raw footage it goes into our beast of a new computer and between Breda’s editing skills and the state of the art editing system we use, your wedding DVD is born!
We have a tidy system operating! If I film a wedding on a Friday, when I get home that footage is backed up and backed up again. The next day that wedding footage is checked thorougly and makes its way to the next stage into the editing system. From there, your raw film footage is placed on the video timeline and your choice of music added to the second audio timeline. Your live audio is left in place where appropriate (the marriage ceremony, speeches, dancing) and your choice of music is placed over video footage where needed, with adjustments made where necessary so that the music fits the flow of the film. When we are 110% happy with it, a HD file is rendered to ensure the utmost high quality.
But it’s not done yet! Now for our sophisticated authoring system where the file is encoded and chaptered for your convenience and finally written to a DVD or a usb key.
While all that’s working, the art work for your DVD face and presentation box is being designed on another computer to ensure the main computer is not interrupted while making your wedding DVD. So when the DVD is ready out it pops and it’s time for one of us to check the final product not once but twice, just to be sure! Then at this point it’s time to pack it and have it ready for when the couple come back from honeymoon.
It’s strange when I hear stories that some videographers are 3 -5 months behind on editing , so it takes months for couples to receive their wedding DVDs. When booking your wedding video be sure to ask how long it will take to see the completed product. I am very busy here in Tipperary along with covering a large area of Kilkenny and Waterford, so we are very proud that we can deliver when a couple return from honeymoon. Have a look here at some of the fantastic reviews we have got along the way for our quick but professional delivery of your special DVD. So if you are planning on getting married in 2016/ 2017/2018 give me a call and let’s discuss the wide range of packages available to you, along with our highly competitive prices. See our Reviews
A lot of couples have asked me to review more hotels along my travels as an award winning wedding videographer covering Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and Carlow, so this week it’s the turn of the Clonmel Park Hotel. I have filmed lots of weddings in this hotel in Clonmel, and over the years have found it to be a fantastic hotel for weddings. I see upon arriving at the hotel that the red carpet is always at hand – it’s not rolled out too early so as to keep it clean, but when the bridal car arrives it’s all hands on deck and out goes the carpet nice and fresh and clean.
The couple are greeted with a champagne reception on arrival and of course some fresh strawberries. I have always found the staff very friendly, polite and extremely helpful to all, including myself as a videographer in the course of my evenings work there.
The couple are taken into the function room to see and give their approval of the seating and the details that have been placed on tables etc. Then it’s time for the photographer to set up the mock cutting of the cake – this is done at this time so that it’s a controlled and relaxed shoot. When this is done the couple are brought into the foyer of the hotel or the room that has been reserved for the couple and their guests to enjoy some much needed tea, coffee, and the fabulous food. I have always noticed there is no shortage of food at this time!
Any photos that need to be taken at this time can be completed before the meal, where there is a lovely stair case should the day be wet or cold. Another great hotel for the calling on time for dinner, this something some hotels slip on! but the Clonmel Park Hotel. is ahead on this.
The guests are called promptly to the function room where i notice there is never a mix up of tables or names ( well done on this ) as its some thing to add stress to a brides day! again the hotel has no problem having speeches before the meal, very important for the nervous speaker, again some thing where other hotels wont allow speeches before the meal, well if it was my wedding I would be saying i am paying enough for the hotel and I wish to have the speeches before the meal end of story.
Any photos that need to be taken at this time can be completed before the meal, and the hotel have a lovely stair case should the day be wet or cold. Another great hotel for calling guests in good time for dinner – this is something some hotels slip up on but the Clonmel Park Hotel is on the ball here!
The guests are called promptly to the function room where i notice there is never a mix up of tables or names, thereby relieving the bride of unnecessary stress! The Clonmel Park Hotel staff have no problem in allowing the speeches to take place before the meal, and this can be very important for the nervous speaker.
Over the years and having been part of many weddings in the Clonmel Park Hotel I have not heard of an unsatisfied guest at a wedding there. From what I see on the day (and we wedding videographers don’t miss much!) the service is fast and friendly, and I must say I always find there to be a very good turn round of the function room for the nights entertainment. And any couple that I have worked with at the Clonmel Park Hotel have been entirely satisfied with their experience there – and isn’t that the most important thing!
A little of what they say themselves on their wedding page below ….
Tipperary’s most sophisticated and luxurious wedding venue situated in the heart of the Sunny South East, the 4* Clonmel Park Hotel is the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding and our aim is to make sure your wedding day is the most perfect and enjoyable day of your life by offering bespoke packages specifically for you…
- Licensed for Civil Wedding & same Sex Civil Ceremonies
- Excellent choice of menus
- Superb accommodation including elegant Suite for the happy couple
- Spa for per-wedding pampering
- Wonderful wedding photography opportunities within the hotel or locally at the famous St. Patricks Well
Enquire today about your wedding at the Clonmel Park Hotel, let us roll out the red carpet and give you a spectacular day to remember.
All photos © wedding video Kilkenny)
As an award winning Wedding Videographer from Tipperary – and of course covering weddings in Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and Limerick, just to mention a few – it’s so nice to get all positive feedback along the way. It gives me a great boost when feedback is left; it means I am doing something right in my work as a wedding videographer. So BIG thank you to all who have taken the time to do so. Also, as you might know by now, another great success for me was to win the The Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016 – it’s a great feeling! 🙂
We just watched our wonderful wedding video and we couldn’t be happier! Joe did a fantastic job on the day and in the quality production afterwards!! Joe is an absolute gent and fit in brilliantly with our easy going day! We highly recommend Abbey Video and Joe! Thanks again for the great work!!
Absolutely delighted with our wedding dvds. Thanks a mill Joe. You were just brilliant on the day. A dvd is the BEST way to relive all the moments of your special day! Would recommend it to everyone getting married.
Hi joe well what can I say, the wedding dvd turned out absolutely amazing, the amount of detail you captured is just fantastic, from start to finish everything was included. It was so nice to sit down and watch everything as the day just flys and there’s no time to take it all in. You really went above and beyond for myself and jp on the day and we can’t thank you enough, you truly are an amazing videographer not only that you are such a fantastic person to be around, the laughs we had with yourself and Bernard on the day was great and made everything so easy for us. I will most definitely be recommending you to all future brides and grooms ❤️thank you so much again for everything.
Can not recommend Joe enough he became a guest at our wedding we loved having him with us on the day. He disappeared into the crowd and when he appeared we enjoyed his company. Fly on the footage to the highest standard and amazing quality video. If you are doubtful about getting a videographer as we were, don’t be get Joe and you’ll be delighted as we are after just watching our dvd. Thanks Joe money very well spent
Hi Joe, Thanks a million for the DVDs. We were delighted with them and you were an absolute pleasure to deal with on the day. You put us totally at ease with your good humour and you worked away quietly in the background so we weren’t a bit self conscious
Hi Joe our wedding dvd is amazing thank you so much we are delighted with it. You caught some amazing moments that we didnt even know happened!
We are highly recommending you to all our friends you were amazing on the day…
Cheers Laura & Paddy
It’s great to have had a local wedding video job in Cashel Tipperary on Friday last after 3 the week before in Kilkenny . John Ryan & Mairead Ryan both local Cashel people tied the knot in style. Hovering over the church was a drone to capture the fantastic views around Cashel and over the Church as Mairead arrived, A quick call to Maireads house that morning to capture it all going on – hair being done, make up being applied, ribbons being put on the cars – it had the hallmarks of a great wedding to come! John lads were at the Church in Cashel nice and early to meet and greet the huge number of guests that had been invited. Mairead was not long behind and She looked stunning, walked up the isle by her father Gerry
The Bridesmaids were on hand to do the last bit of lip gloss and away we went to capture John standing at the top of the aisle awaiting his brides arrival. Fr Jim Purcell our very popular priest in Cashel was giving John some good advice 🙂 After the ceremony we went to a local area with stunning views of the Rock of Cashel for some photographs with Grace McMahon a great photographer from Tipperary who I meet quite a lot at weddings we get on great together and we recommend couples to each other which is a great way to network.
The Abbey Court Hotel was really decked out for the day, the ballroom was splendid looking and of course Ray was there to meet and greet all, its a fantastic hotel and one of my favorites to film weddings in
It was one of those weddings that makes you feel good to be a local wedding videographer in Kilkenny
We’re out again this weekend, so if you’re in Waterford on Friday or Kilkenny on Saturday you might see me there
Also some great news – the very popular Brides in Munster website got a stunning make over. It has gone from strength to strength with loads of local wedding suppliers around Tipperary and also further afield and lots more to be added to it. As I often say to couples that contact me about suppliers on it, it’s simple, clear and local, and its free! So have a browse around this great little local site, you wont get better deals from any other wedding service providers!
As a popular wedding videographer here in Kilkenny and covering Tipperary , Carlow, Waterford and all the other towns villages and cities around, it’s fantastic to have been chosen as a finalist for the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016. Over the years I have worked hard to understand the needs of couples who choose me as their wedding videographer for their special day, every couple has different ideas for their wedding video production and I encourage each bride and groom to give me their ideas and what they might like in the final production … after all it’s their day.
Down through the years I have invested both time and money to keep up with the latest cameras, editing software and all the bells and whistles that go along with the job as i feel only the best is good enough for your wedding day.
I don’t use wedding fairs, I have attended 2 in all my time as a wedding videographer, as i feel a lot of the couples that come along on the day often have their wedding suppliers booked before hand, and that can include me! So I work on the “word of mouth” system and it really does work. As you are reading my blog you will see I also depend on my website like any other business, and of course a quick google and you should normally find me at the top of your search both in Tipperary & Kilkenny – I’m working on the other counties as we speak.
Getting back to the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Award 2015, every wedding I cover and produce both locally and everywhere else is an Award for me as the feed back I get is truly out of this world and 100% recommendation from Brides & Grooms. So I get Awards every year in my own way when couples contact me after they have viewed their wedding dvd and tell me that not only did they like their dvd but loved it and are so glad to have got a wedding video. So a happy customer is happy days! But of course in saying that the Award would be nice to receive, but we will let the powers that be make that choice, there are a lot of other fantastic videographers around the country and I wish them all the best.
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 750+ 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+ 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.
So I would like to thank you all for the nominations and I will keep you posted on the outcome ~ Joe