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I’ve been nominated for a Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Award 2019!

As a wedding videographer based in Tipperary and Kilkenny covering all Ireland it’s fantastic to have been nominated yet again for the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2019. I won it in 2016 and again in 2018. Entrants are judged on a range of criteria including professionalism and quality.there is lots of other awards out there but the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards are Recognising the best of the Irish wedding industry.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 2019, 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 800+ 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

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.

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      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

 

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Great local wedding

 


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!

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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Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards Winners

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.

Clonmel Park Hotel

Clonmel Park HotelA 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.

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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!

Clonmel Park Hotel | Wedding video KilkennyAny 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.

Clonmel Park Hotel | Wedding video KilkennyThe 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!

 

Clonmel Park Hotel - abbey videoThe 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…

From crisp white linens to shimmering candlelight, gourmet food to unrivaled service – a wedding at the Clonmel Park Hotel will truly be a memorable occasion!
Brides_choice_awards_winner 2016 - Abbey Video ProductionsSo if you are looking for a wedding videographer to capture your wedding day give me a call, mail, or facebook message me, and we can have a chat and discuss your special day in the Clonmel Park Hotel, and you can see a full wedding DVD I have filmed  in the hotel.

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.

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Award Winning Wedding Videographer

http://abbeyvideoproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/brides_choice_awards_winner_ 2016 Wedding video KilkennyAs 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! 🙂

Maggie Laherty reviewed Abbey Video Productions5 star

 What can I say about Joe…. He is the ultimate gentleman and gifted at what he does. We got married in June and had our video within a few weeks. Joe captured everything special about our day without us even knowing he was there. I haven’t stopped looking at it since we got it. Can’t recommend this man enough, he did an absolutely brilliant job. Thanks a million Joe

Tina Mc Donnell reviewed Abbey Video Productions5 star

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

Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016.

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.

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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.

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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.

Abbey Video Productions - wedding video KilkennyThe 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

Only the best for your wedding

Over the years how things has changed ….

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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.

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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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“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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