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Wedding Speeches 2018 … 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.

Wedding Videographer New Park Hotel Kilkenny
      Wedding Videographer New Park Hotel Kilkenny

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! Also you band can start on time if all is done and dusted before say 9pm, and this way you get value for money from you nights Entertainment as well. 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

We WON! The Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2018

 Award Winning Wedding Videographer 2018 abbey videoLast Wednesday evening I got word that I had won the Mrs2Be brides choice awards for wedding Videography in Ireland!

The Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards were launched in 2014. The awards are the first and only Irish wedding industry awards that are based on a detailed review process involving each entrant’s previous customers. Entrants are judged on a range of criteria including professionalism and quality. Entrants are judged primarily via a review system involving previous couples who have recently used their service. These reviews are independently verified and cross-referenced to ensure credibility.

mrs2be-awards-recognising-excellenceI was nominated last year and was honoured to become a finalist. This year I was nominated by a couple whose wedding I filmed early in 2017 and I progressed once again to the finals, but this time I went all the way and won!  It’s a nervous wait to see how things go with the judges and of course how the couples vote.  But as I always say, every wedding video I complete is a winner for me – when I get an e-mail, text, Facebook review or a phone call to say how delighted a couple are with their wedding DVD, well I just won all over again!

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Wedding Video Kilkenny

Wedding videography can be a strange business sometimes, no two couples have the same taste in filming or the music they pick for the final product.   Over the years I have seen the way weddings are delivered – these times of course it’s DVD and also flash drives are making their way on stream.  But I have always kept up-to-date with all the latest technology, including the new Sony cams, the very best in software, computers, and of course my own creative and unique way of filming weddings all wrapped into a professional, affordable and unobtrusive style.  And by the looks of things it’s working both for the couple and for me, so happy days there!

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Winner Mrs2Be brides choice awards 2016

It’s time to get ready for this week’s weddings – some more fantastic couples to meet, new places, new faces, and hopefully more referrals, that’s how my business works best.  It also helps that my website is at the top of google for wedding video in Tipperary, along with Kilkenny and Carlow – I love SEO and how Google works behind the scenes, and by the looks of things it has paid off again!  Thank you to all my 2107 couples that took the time to vote for us. ~ Joe & Breda

 

All photos are ((c) of Abbey Video.

Wedding Video Carlow

Wedding Videography Service in Carlow

    We go the extra mile with your Wedding Video Production

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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Wedding Videographer Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow, 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.

Only the best for your wedding

Over the years how things has changed ….

Wedding Videos Tipperary

Hi all, and welcome to this month’s wedding blog. I’m Joe at Abbey Video Productions.

When I started wedding videos here in Tipperary and Kilkenny, the cameras were BIG with a large cassette in. Thankfully, those times have passed and technology has moved on. My new cameras are Sony pxw- x180s. These cameras are so easy to carry, are lightweight and have much more flexibility. They are also much less obtrusive which is very important on a wedding day.

Wedding Videos Kilkenny

The use of SxS mem cards means less storage space is needed, and drop out from the old VHS tapes are long gone. HIGH quality is very important to me as a videographer here in Tipperary and Kilkenny, along with low lighting. Capability is a must, as no one likes a video light; again these days are gone.

Editing systems : Where do I start? And do you really need to know all the technology of it? Probably not! But let me give you a quick overview. I use two editing systems — Vegas Pro 13 and, of course, the old faithful Pinnacle Studio 14 HD for smaller projects. The editing system is only as good as the camera person: If your shots are not framed right or are shaky, no editing system will fix it 100%. So that’s where expertise in filming comes into play. But, of course, what’s a wedding video without a few nice, gentle special effects. That being said, I don’t like to overdo them, as they look tacky. I have seen some wedding videos with butterflies floating around the screen, or some gold dust falling over the bride as she walks in a park … tacky!

Whats new out there I hear you ask:

Wedding Videos KilkennyWell its not new, but  Flash drives with your full wedding along with chapters have  now been in for a while I have delivered some weddings on them and the quality is fantastic, but not every household  has a  TVs with a flash drive slot so the good old DVD is here for a while yet, but the Flash drives will soon be our main format for delivery The reason is that it will allow us to supply your wedding footage  in  broadcast high definition quality, all my weddings are recorded  with the very latest Sony pxw- x180 cameras so its time to make the change and let couples really enjoy better than 100% quality.

Well, it’s not new, but Flash drives with your full wedding along with chapters have now been in for a while. I have delivered some weddings on them and the quality is fantastic, but not every household has a TV with a Flash drive slot. So the good old DVD is here for a while yet, but the Flash drives will soon be our main format for delivery. The reason is that it will allow us to supply your wedding footage in high definition quality. All of my weddings are recorded with the very latest Sony pxw- x180 cameras, so it’s time to make the change and let couples really enjoy better than 100% quality.

Where can this all happen:

While I am based in Tipperary, but I also have a huge clientele in Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford, Wexford, and everywhere around Ireland, really you could find me anywhere.

Tipperary is, of course, my local area and I love local weddings. It’s great to be asked back to film a wedding for a family that I have all ready worked for. That’s ‘word of mouth’ and the BEST way to do business. Kilkenny is my next area, as it was in the Kilkenny/Carlow area that I filmed one of my first weddings. Only last week, I was in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow with the reception in  Mount Wolseley   but, as I said, I love to film. So wherever your wedding is, give me a call and let’s chat about your special day. After all, I do have the experience.

 

Wedding Videos KilkennyWant to check out some local wedding suppliers :

We all like to keep it local with wedding suppliers, as it’s so much easier all round. Well, have a look at  Brides in Munster     It’s packed with
everything you might need for your wedding day, from, of course,  Abbey Video Productions    Videographers,  Photographers, Flowers, Wedding cakes, Wedding dresses… the lot!

What are people saying about Abbey Video Productions?  a few reviews from posts left on my face book

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Wedding Video in Kilkenny

“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”

“Joe just a big thanks to you and abbey productions it was a huge pleasure to have you do our wedding and what a result from start to finish I cried and laugh… Thanks to abbey production I will never forget me and Clare’s special day..”

“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 smile emoticon”

“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 yu were amazing on the day…
Cheers Laura & Paddy”

“Hi joe . Thanks a million for the dvds they are absolutely brilliant . You were great on the day and came to my aide a few times on our wedding day. Won’t hesitate to recommend you . You are just top class . Best of luck for the future .”

Have a read for yourself here https://www.facebook.com/AbbeyVideoProductions/reviews 

Thats it for now, back to some editing and get ready for a busy weekend all over again 🙂 ~ JoeWedding Videos Tipperary

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Light up Letters, the Latest Trend at Weddings

Light up Letters, the Latest Trend at Irish weddings

Light up LettersOver the years of filming wedding videos all over Ireland, trends come and go, from the Chocolate Fountain, the sweet cart and now, Light up Letters these letters can say anything you wish, from welcoming your guests to  your wedding, to the all important word LOVE .For all couples, their wedding day is a unique and memorable occasion. No matter how many weddings they may go to as guests, no day will ever be as amazing as theirs.

However for guests, a lot of weddings that they go to can feel pretty similar and not that unique at all. Now on one hand, this isn’t really an issue for prenuptial couples to worry about as it’s their special day after all, but how can they help to make the day just as memorable for their guests as it is for them? At many Irish weddings these days as I have seen in areas like Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford there is a growing trend of light up letters taking centre stage in the function room. and yes it look great!These dazzling displays are proving to be a wonderful addition to many weddings across Ireland and for videography companies like Wedding Videographers Kilkenny  there are no problems capturing the magnificence of these lights and incorporating them into the wedding videos that I produce for happy couples.

Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny / Carlo
Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny / Carlow

The light up letters come in a range of sizes so for couples who are looking for a discreet display there are small options available which are ideal for the top table at the wedding meal. However for the bride and groom who really want to dazzle their guests, large light up letters which are ideal for placing at the front of the dance floor are being more commonly hired in many parts of Ireland, including Tipperary and Kilkenny.
These larger letters are approximately 5 ft tall so they’re certainly big enough to be easily seen but not so large that they become obtrusive.
For many brides and grooms it is understandable that they will want their wedding venue to be set up in advance without the need to make alterations during the day. However should they wish to then it’s not a big job as the light up letters are easily mobile due to their surprisingly light weight. They are also versatile and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use so they can be appreciated whatever the weather. If the bride and groom are looking for outdoor photographs at night with a stunning backdrop then these lights are ideal. Equally, if they want them moved from the edge of the dance floor during the evening to make more space then this is also easily done due to their lightweight construction.

Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny
Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny

The light up letters provide a stunning background scenery which guests will be queuing up to take photographs of and will remember long after the big day.Experienced videography professionals such as Wedding Videographers Kilkenny  can seamlessly highlight the light up letters in their footage so that the bride and groom will have a permanent reminder of their special day that they can hold on to forever.So if you are planing your special day give me a call or drop me an e-mail and we can discuss your wedding video let tit be in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford Carlow or indeed any  county in Ireland.

Hope my blog was someway helpful to you in your planing for that special day ~ Joe

Its all weddings in Kilkenny

Wedding Video Bookings for 2016 and 2017  are pouring in the last few days. Even January coming  is heavily booked it’s something I have never encountered before but is great to see. I do think my number one ranking on Google is good, but word of mouth is better and that’s how my businesses works the best.  Even  2017  is well booked. 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.

Wedding Videographer New Park Hotel Kilkenny
Wedding Videographer New Park Hotel Kilkenny

The last few weeks has been hectic  filming weddings in and around Tipperary along with Kilkenny and Carlow,  This is why I had to defer a brand new editing software until next month which is the most professional in Europe. I have made the big decision to change over to a top of the range  MAC. After a lot of research, I have  learned that, together, MAC and the new editing software will both provide even more fantastic results to my editing work. It will also make my turn around time even better. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software is the best video editing software available my two new top of the range Sony cameras are well in training by now after the few months of hard work  and works nearly by themselves

Brides Choice Awards finialistSo, 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 wedding that I film I try and create a new and unique way of crafting wedding videos and editing. 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 even for 2016/ 2017 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

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Vedding Video Kilkenny

Dundrum House Hotel in Tipperary along with Clonmel Park Hotel   Hotel Minella ClonmelHotel Kilkenny , New park hotel  Kilkenny was the most visited by me while filming weddings. I also visited Cork, 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 over the months ahead 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.

Brides in Munster
Brides in Munster

Weddings 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 2016/ 17 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?

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Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny / Carlo
Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny

My idea of creating a website  just for wedding videography services  in Kilkenny  following feed back for brides and grooms around Kilkenny & Carlow areas has been a huge success for me. Bookings have been pouring in from the areas I have targeted, and of course its a huge thank you to all the couples that have me booked for this year – 2016 – 2017 and I got my first 2 booking for 2018 ! this morning in Kilkenny so happy days there so that’s my little bit of feedback on the site, as one bride said  to me today pity  some other Wedding videographers  did not think of it earlier… well they are to late now !

 

Now talking about Kilkenny, I filmed a lovely wedding there 2 weeks ago for Kelly O Shea & Brandon Walsh, both Kilkenny people, Kelly admitted  she priced and looked at samples of other “video” guys but she loved the way my footage flowed  and of course my prices, which was very important  to her and everyone these days along with my invisible way of filming their wedding day.

 

Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny / Carlow
Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny / Carlow

A quick call to Kelly’s home the morning of the wedding which is just across the street from  St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny city was a must, its where the fun begins for me  on a wedding day, as everyone is so excited with the make-up people there , the friends and family calling its a real buzz, Kelly kept no one waiting and the day ran like clock work. John Delaney their photographer was all ready there when i arrived, John is a fantastic photographer and also owns  Johns photo boot  we meet  quite a lot at weddings in and around Kilkenny, and of course we both recommend each other to couples which is a great way to network. Brides in Munster, Tipperary and Kilkenny’s  wedding supplier  website was also a part 

 

Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny / Carlo
Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny

After the lovely ceremony by Fr Willie Purcell    who is great fun and makes every couple relaxed with his approach, o yes and he also commented on how unobtrusive  I was …. just thought I get that little bit in  there 🙂  we went to Kilkenny castle for the photo shoot and what a day for the Castle grounds , which is rare these days with our Irish weather, we got some lovely walking shots of Kelly and Brandon and where would you be without the famous  water feature  in the grounds of the castle, As John was taking the last few photographs I made my way to no other than Langtons  house hotel in the center of Kilkenny city, where my good friend Sean was on hand with the champagne, Sean is a great guy makes sure all is going smoothly on the day, myself and Sean go back a long way and he always recommends me to couples who is booking their wedding at Langtons if you look at their wedding sheets Wedding video Kilkenny is number one on it for wedding video.

 

Wedding Video Kilkenny | Abbey Video Productions
Wedding Video Kilkenny | Abbey Video Productions

Well that’s all for now i’m afraid, as we have a load of editing to get done and my main editor Breda is dowloading a fresh wedding video to the timeline, with 3 more weddings this week – end,  New park Hotel Kilkenny  Thursday |  Hotel Minella Clonmel Friday|  Dundrum House Saturday, but its great  ALL local, 1 from Kilkenny and 2 from my home area of Cashel so happy days. and a thank you to Kelly and Brandon for choosing weddingvideokilkenny.com  to film their wedding day in Kilkenny, but I’m sure I will meet this very popular Kilkenny couple at many more wedding in Kilkenny and Tipperary along the way  ~ Joe  o yes below is  a little feed back Kelly left on my face book ……

 “Just watched our wedding dvd for the 100th time!!! What can I say joe thanks so much you, captured our day perfectly amazing start to finish and your such a gentleman thanks so much absolutely fab job I’d highly recommend you and that’s from th bottom of my heart 💜💜💜💜” 

 

It’s Summer-time!

Kilkenny weddings Summer-time
Kilkenny weddings and its Summer-time

It’s finally feeling like Summer-time, and I must confess as a wedding videographer here in Kilkenny, this is one of my favourite times of the year. In terms of filming, I am given much greater scope for filming the outdoors. Filming is made easier by the fact that the bridal party can spill out into the grounds of their wedding venue, at ease and relaxed in the summer heat. I pride myself on filming my wedding parties in a discreet manner, a skill I have been working on for years. When the wedding guests come out into the sunshine, they relax and my job is made that little bit easier and even more pleasurable. When the sun shines, everyone unwinds, their shoulders drop, and they smile and enjoy the day that little bit more. The extra hours of sunlight also mean I have a bigger window to obtain great footage.

Get ready for 2016

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Kilkenny weddings

Naturally, summer-time is my busiest time of year. If you’ve recently become engaged, now is a great time to start making preparations if you intend to marry in summer 2016. My diary for next year is filling up quickly, so I think it’s best to prepare as much in advance as possible, which will also minimise stress during preparations. Competition for venues and churches is greatest at this time of year, so you will need to start putting plans and ideas together, and make bookings soon. It may seem obvious to most but here are a few great reasons for booking a summer wedding for 2016.
                                                             Let’s Go Outside!

New Park Hotel Kilkenny
New Park Hotel Kilkenny

In recent years I’ve watched many young couples make the most of the summer weather by moving their celebrations outdoors. This is a great way to keep expenses down and can create a wonderfully relaxed and casual feel to the day. Despite it being summer-time, our weather in Ireland is not always dependable. However, having a wedding in summer-time can give you greater freedom in terms of choosing a wedding venue. Outdoor weddings are still not licensed in Ireland, but if you are having a civil ceremony at a hotel or registered venue, you may consider venturing into the grounds of the venue for the entire reception or once the meal and speeches have ended. Summer-time can give you greater creative freedom in terms of choosing a venue. Most hotels will have maintained their gardens well and at this time of year they will be in full bloom and looking their best.

                                                            A garden wedding

Wedding video Kilkenny
Wedding video Kilkenny

I’ve filmed wonderful family weddings held in the grounds belonging to the bride’s parents. Marquees are becoming increasingly popular and can be borrowed or rented and erected in the back garden. This works particularly well for smaller weddings and is a great way to help keep your wedding under budget. The only possible downside is that the party can go on until the small hours of the morning! And with all that space, you’ll easily be able to accommodate your evening guests as well. When planning your garden, don’t forget you’ll need a generator and lights for the evening-time!

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Summer weddings

                                                                                                                                                    More Guests
Summer-time weddings tend to have a greater turn-out. More of your guests will be free to book time off work and they will be booking time off work anyway. The kids will off school, so families won’t be tied to the school calendar either. Family members who are living abroad are more likely to travel for a summer wedding and will make the trip their summer vacation. So you will have greater freedom to choose a week-day for your wedding and be less restricted to choosing a Saturday.

Get Creative!

Wedding Video | Butler House
Wedding Video | Butler House

Having your reception outdoors can put your creativity to the test. Recently I filmed a wedding reception in a marquee and the bride had decorated the inside with bunches of flowers called baby’s breath, Bristol fairy, or its proper name – Gypsphila. This delicate flower has been popular for as long as I can remember, but now more than ever it has become extremely popular – now it is used for bouquets and centre-pieces simply on its own. The result was fabulous and an inexpensive option. Summer weddings have a much larger colour palette and so give great freedom of expression in terms of colour – summer wedding really pop with colour, usually the brighter and bolder the better. I’ve also noticed brides and grooms becoming more creative over the summer months by wearing outfits slightly less conventional, for example – brightly coloured evening shoes and jewellery for the bride and coloured braces for the groom.

Great video and photos

The summer weather means, we can travel together to great locations for filming after the ceremony and with our incredible landscapes here in Tipperary, we really our spoiled so we should make the most of them. I’ve filmed some beautiful scenes of the married couple walking through a meadow or down a path beside a stream. These are only a few of ideas for filming during summer! If you want to discuss your wedding ideas for filming your wedding, please get in touch and we can have a chat. If you would like to know more about choosing a wedding videographer you can read more about what I do here.
Best of luck with your wedding plans! ~ Joe

Weddings in Kilkenny & Tipperary

Its all about the Best Wedding Videos Kilkenny & Tipperary

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Best wedding video Kilkenny !

Wedding Video Bookings for 2016 and 2017  are pouring in the last few days. Even January this year  was as busy as last July and that’s booked out fully again this year!  It’s something I have never encountered before but is great to see. Even  2017  is well booked. 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.

 

Another Kilkenny wedding video abbey video
Another Kilkenny wedding video

The last few weeks has been hectic  filming weddings and school shows in and around Tipperary along with Kilkenny and Carlow,  This is why I had to defer a brand new editing software until next month which is the most professional in Europe. I have made the big decision to change over to a top of the range  MAC. After a lot of research, I have  learned that, together, MAC and the new editing software will both provide even more fantastic results to my editing work. It will also make my turn around time even better. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software is the best video editing software available my two new top of the range Sony cameras are well in training by now after the few months of hard work  and works nearly by themselves

Brides choice awards 2015!
Finalist Brides choice awards 2015!

So, 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 wedding that I film I try and create a new and unique way of crafting wedding videos and editing. 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 even for 2016/ 2017 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

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Lancton’s Kilkenny

Dundrum House Hotel in Tipperary along with Clonmel Park Hotel   Hotel Minella ClonmelHotel Kilkenny , New park hotel  Kilkenny was the most visited by me while filming weddings. I also visited Cork, 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 over the months ahead 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.

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Weddings 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 2016/ 17 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?

kilkenny wedding venues- Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2015

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I got some fantastic news early this morning when I was informed I had reached the finals of the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2015 ( Recognising the best of the Irish wedding industry)! But as I said in an earlier blog it it’s not the winning for me … it would be nice, don’t get me wrong, but every wedding video I film whether it be in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow or any of the multitude of other locations I attend, I always give it 110%.  Every bride and groom has different ideas for their wedding video, it may be the music they choose or the way they want it filmed – each couple is unique.  So when i am booked for a wedding I put a lot of planning into it well before the day, this way from the bride’s house to the first dance I know what’s expected of me – after all, it’s their day.

 

 

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Abbey Video weddings

The guests arriving is a very important part of filming as this is something the bride only gets to see on DVD later.  The music in the church, the service, the vows, the walk down the aisle as husband & wife – these are all key points. With regards to the music in the Church, I like to leave a wireless microphone or a professional voice recorder near the musicians  to capture the audio 100%.  Sound is just as important as picture, this is why I always use a wireless mic or voice recorder discreetly placed in the groom’s pocket to pick up the vows and this is removed right away outside the door after the ceremony.  The greeting line is a great way to formally meet your guests after the wedding.The bride’s house is a great place to start filming, with all the make-up and the hair being done it can be great fun.  It’s a part of the day the groom doesn’t get to see so it’s nice for him to be able to view this later on their finished wedding DVD.  The groom’s house sometimes gets filmed but this all depends on timing on the day, as i like to be at the ceremony location one hour before it starts – this time is needed to film the location, the flowers and all the little details in the Church or room where the ceremony is taking place.

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Wedding video Tipperary
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Wedding video Kilkenny

The photograph session is a fantastic opportunity for me to capture some great video footage.  I don’t just film what the photographer is doing but more of a candid covering of the bridal party and their families if they are there as well. If not I will capture them at the hotel. I enjoy filming the guests discreetly in the hotel enjoying the drinks reception, this way i get a great chance to catch up with some late-comers!  From there on I film the speeches, which lately tend to take place before the meal – it’s nice to relax and enjoy your meal once they are over and done with!  The dancing is filmed discreetly with no light if possible or just a small light on the camera if I need it.  Your wedding will end with a highlights chapter looking back over your day.
We have often been complimented on our turn-around time – we try to have the finished product ready when the couple return from honeymoon. I have read and heard of other couples not receiving their wedding DVDs for months, this can happen where only one person is working on a project and gets snowed under.It doesn’t end there… now the hard work starts!  The editing can take two days to to complete, but my wife Breda is a pro at this: various effects, titles, adding music, authoring and chaptering the final product, testing design sleeves for the covers of the boxes and the art work on the discs – it’s easy to see where two days goes here!

 

On a final note, getting back to the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2015, I would like to wish all the Finalists the very best of luck. kilkenny wedding venues