Wedding Video Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh CoTipperary

  • March 10, 2015

 Wedding Video at Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Co Tipperary    ( Post By Abbey Video )

It’s great  to have a wedding video on a Thursday in March, and a local one at that!  Kilcommon Church was my booking, and what a cold place it was. But for Mari & Raymond it was a perfect day … it was their wedding day.  A quick call to Mari’s house on the way to the Church was my first stop.  The girls were rushing around with make up, hair dryers, the works! I knew this was going to be a fun filled wedding day right away, and it was! I left Mari’s house to head to the church to capture the guys at the church but found them at a different type of establishment, with Guinness written over the door!  Having filmed all the little details that Mari & Raymond had organised for the inside of the Church I went on to film the large number of family and friends arriving.

 

Mari arrived on time along with her bridesmaids in a party bus, which was a great surprise for all. Raymond and the lads were already in their places at the top of the Church getting some good advice from Fr Dan Woods! Mari and her dad made their way up the aisle to a wonderful greeting from Raymond, and Fr Dan gave a lovely meaningful  service as usual, quick to the the point.

 

The wonderful Abbey Court Hotel was our stop for the evening, and who better than Ray to make everyone so welcome. I find Ray Lynch, the Wedding Co-ordinator, so helpful on the day of a wedding not only to the guests, but also to all the wedding suppliers. Ray has always been great to me recommending my video services to brides and grooms for quite a few years.  The Abbey Court Hotel is also listed on my sister site BRIDES IN MUNSTER along with a short video showcasing the hotel.

 

After some  video footage of the guests mingling and the photo shoot, it was time to film this wonderful hotel’s function room. I love to film the little details on the tables and any other personal and guest orientated details. The speeches were carried out before the meal which i think is a fantastic idea, as it allows the speakers to enjoy their meal knowing that the speeches are over and done with.

Their band for the evening was “Atomik Chicken” and from the first dance they had the floor full all night. Best wishes to Mari & Raymond, as i said it was a fun-filled wedding enjoyed by all including myself  🙂  A  big thank you for having Abbey Video Productions capture your special day.

A little about the  Abbey Court Nenagh

If you are planing your wedding make sure to give Ray Lynch a call in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh Tipperary.  I have filmed many weddings in this hotel over the years and it just gets better every time I visit it, as i said Ray Lynch  is second to none when it comes to weddings and making your day extra special.

The hotel is one of the finest Wedding Venues in Tipperary and also boasts one of the best Conference Venues Tipperary has to offer – making it a superb business Hotel. This is all wrapped up in the hotel’s quirky features: from an oasis that is the Abbey Court’s extensive gardens to family holiday facilities that are the envy of hotels nationwide.

The Abbey Court Hotel is the perfect choice for Civil Ceremonies in Tipperary.

The Hotel is a registered venue for Civil Ceremonies and can offer a choice of private rooms for your Ceremony and for the Reception making your day a special one and one to remember.

Their  Ceremony package includes the following:

  • Room hire for the ceremony
  • Red Carpet welcome in the ceremony suite
  • Fairylight Backdrop
  • Chair Covers and matching sash, floral arrangements and candles
  • PA system
  • Wedding Co coordinator to assist with the days proceedings and liaise with registrar on the day

The staff at the Abbey Court Hotel believe each wedding is special and unique and their focus is to ensure your wedding day is is full of once in a lifetime moments, that you will cherish forever. This Nenagh Hotel has long been known as an exclusive wedding venue in Tipperary.

They offer a range of tailor made Wedding Packages to suit all budgets and tastes. Special Offers are available, you can contact the dedicated Wedding Co-Ordinator who will be delighted to assist and advise you in any way possible.

Website: www.abbeycourt.ie

I do hope you enjoyed reading my blog and might even find it helpful somewhat. Also check out my Face book page for great deals and wedding news from around Tipperary. Kilkenny , Waterford Carlow .

Local wedding video Kilkenny 2015

  • February 5, 2015

Wedding Video Kilkenny 2015

A post by Abbey Video Productions Tipperary & Kilkenny

The 9th Of January 2015 was one of my many January weddings in Kilkenny, of course, not forgetting my own county as well of Tipperary. It was a  cold day for sure, but for Maria & Adrian it was their wedding day in Kilkenny at the  SET  theatre  in Langtons hotel. As normal, my day started with a call to Maria and the girls at her home on the Kells Road – just a short drive from Kilkenny city – to capture some of the excitement of the morning. With hair being done and make-up being applied, it was all hands on deck. Once I had captured lots of fun footage, I moved on to Langton’s Hotel to get the lads arriving, along with all the guests, and to capture the little details in the fantastic Set Theatre where the ceremony was taking place. The Set Theatre is a popular venue with not only Kilkenny brides, but couples from all over Tipperary, Kilkenny, and Carlow.

 

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

A little bit about the SET Theatre before we move on: Constructed in 2009, it is a state-of-the-art venue which can hold 252 people seated and 380 standing/seated. A multi-purpose room which can cater for music acts, comedy, film and conferencing and of course weddings.The visually stunning interiors along with tasteful furnishings speak volumes about how greatly expanded the Langton brand has become over the years. Designed by the David Collins Studio in London, this is their flagship theatre and have pulled out all the stops to make it the most beautiful and talked about venue in the country.

 

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

After the ceremony, we went into Bridie’s Bar & General Store, again, part of Langtons Hotel,where we got some fantastic video footage and photographs in the old shop. Maria and Adrian were a really fun couple on the day, along with their bridal party. After the fun and photographs, they hosted a fantastic meal for the large number of guests. It’s great in this weather to be lucky enough to get so many local weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny., and, of course, Sean in Langton’s  is a great asset to the hotel. He’s also helpful to me while filming. There with odd nod when something is about to start, or with the lights so thanks to Sean for that! Also, it’s great to be on their list as a supplier of wedding videographers in and around the Kilkenny and Carlow areas. So, the very best of luck to Maria and Adrian, and many thanks to them for choosing Abbey Video Productions as their wedding videographer for their special day.

 

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

Of course, Langton’s  is not the only hotel I visit on my video projects. I work all over Kilkenny in all the other hotels and I can say I would not have a bad word to say about any of them. All true professionals along the way. My next call is to the New Park hotel  in two weeks time, so I’m looking forward to that as well. It is the wedding of a lovely couple — a mix of Tipperary and Kilkenny, so it should be great fun! Now, have a look at my face book to keep track of my travels and, of course, some great wedding video package prices , They are the best prices you will find in Tipperary and Kilkenny. Just give me a call and see for yourself … Now, back to some editing and more coffee. 🙂  ~ Joe

Why do you need a videographer?

  • January 15, 2015

Why do you need a videographer?    ( post by Abbey Video Productions)

Wedding Photography and Video shoot locations
Wedding Photography and Video shoot locations

What is the most common thing you hear people say at the end of their wedding day? I can remember saying it at the end of my own wedding day.

‘I can’t believe it’s all over’.

At almost every wedding I have filmed within Tipperary and Kilkenny , towards the end of the day, I have overheard the bride or groom mutter something along the lines of ‘I can’t believe the day has gone by so fast’. I’m sorry to say it, but it’s true. On your wedding day you will be so busy having fun and mingling with your friends and guests whom you haven’t seen for a long time, that the day will absolutely fly. You will be in high demand and everyone will want to speak with you and wish you well. Of course, you will not need to worry about me, I will quietly go about my business while you enjoy a great day.

Now, I want you to think of the months and months of careful planning and effort that go into planning your wedding day. Think of how long it is taking to plan your guest list, how long it takes to choose your wedding dress. What type of flowers are you having in the church? Are you having wedding favours or donating to charity? Are the flower girls having fresh flowers in their hair? Think about the huge amount of time and effort you are putting into the preparations and the finer details.

If you really want to cherish and relive all of these memories as vividly as possible, the best way to do so is by having a videographer present on the day. It is a shame to risk forgetting all the finer details, a reflection of your joint efforts, passion and creativity.

Wedding suppliers Kilkenny
Wedding suppliers Kilkenny

Having a videographer at your wedding will also give you an opportunity to witness moments when you were not present and can answer questions about how others were feeling that day.

Such as ‘How was the groom before I arrived at the church? Was he as nervous as me?’

What was the atmosphere like at the church before I arrived?’

‘How was the father of the bride on the morning of the wedding?’

Brides In Munster - Tipperary
Brides In Munster – Tipperary

The atmosphere in the bride’s home, the morning of the wedding can be incredibly exciting and can only be captured by a videographer. I’m sure you’ll agree if you have experienced it before. I feel humbled to be able to share and recreate the mood of that morning – sheer excitement and nerves before the big event. Another favourite moment I will never tire of filming, is the expression on the grooms face when he sees his bride for the first time as she enters the church. Equally brilliant is the moment when the bride and groom walk down the aisle hand in hand, with a look of pure exhilaration and relief that the difficult part is over and now they can relax a little and enjoy the rest of the day. There are so many wonderful moments worth catching to be seen again and again.

As you may well know, I have been dedicated to this industry for some time, (for twenty years in fact!) I have filmed weddings in Tipperary  Kilkenny Carlow, Cork, Waterford and  beyond, and in those years I have developed a keen sense of what is important. I appreciate which crucial moments from the ceremony really need to be filmed, I know how to best record the finer details. I know when a big, fat close up is needed and when to hang back to observe the crowd; and most importantly of all, because of my years in training, I can put all of this into practice to create an artistic and beautifully flowing wedding DVD.

I take delight in sharing and witnessing these beautiful moments. For me, to capture these moments for the couple to enjoy again and again, really is the icing on the cake! That’s why I love my job.

If you would like to have a chat about hiring me to film your wedding, please call or email me at any time. I’m based in Cashel, and am renowned within Co. Tipperary and beyond.

To keep up to date with what’s happening at Abbey Video, register to follow my blog and check out my face book page and also check out my new site for wedding video  in Kilkenny …… wedding video kilkenny.com  also a fantastic wedding suppler site Brides in Tipperary 

A wedding video is the best way to cherish and relive your wedding day.

Joe …. Abbey Video Productions ~

Call to the Coachman Bar Clonmel

  • August 27, 2014

Call to the Coachman Bar Clonmel Brides in Tipperary

Want to hear your wedding band? Then call to the Coachman Bar Clonmel

I recently had the pleasure of visiting theThe Coachman Bar in Clonmel and what a fantastic night was had by all. This fabulous bar is situated in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The Coachman – formally known as Larry Tobins/Slievenamon – is located at 13/14 Parnell Street. The premises boasts three bars including two function rooms. Live entertainment takes place four nights a week satisfying all ages. Recently modernised and refurbished, the premises offers the character and classical lines of yesterday, but the luxuries of today. With extensive street frontage, it stands prominently in Parnell Street. The business is privately owened by the Shanahan family for the past 25 years, so plenty of knowledge of the bar and cabaret going in their favour.

The Coachman Bar Clonmel tipperary
The Coachman Bar Clonmel Co. Tipperary Ireland

As a wedding videographer here in Tipperary, I get asked lots of times about wedding bands in and around the Tipperary area and further afield. The best way to choose your wedding band is go to hear them. But, as it was brought to my attention of late, people don’t like “gate crashing” a wedding party to hear a band playing. I can see their point, but on my visit to the The Coachman BarClonmel, I saw a band setting up in the room and recognised them from the many weddings I video in Dundrum House Hotel, Ballykisteen Hotel in Tipperary and other hotels. I went up and spoke to the band – a very popular band, I might say. I wont name them as it would not be fair on other great bands. Durring the conversation, we got to chat about weddings and all the places we meet over the year. He explained to me that 3 couples were coming to the The Coachman Bar that night to hear them, as they did not like the idea of  going to someone’s wedding party to hear them.

The Coachman Bar Clonme
The Coachman Bar Clonme

This is a fantastic idea, putting no pressure on the couple. They can stay for a drink in the lovely comforts of the bar and chat to a band member and ask him to play a certain song they might want at their wedding. As the night went on and the band in question WAS fantastic, I might add, I did see the couples meet them and, along with the band getting a booking, so did I. They introduced them to me, so happy days all around. So, brides, keep an eye on the The Coachman Bar face book, and The Nationalist for further great wedding bands playing live at the The Coachman you can contact them here ?on 052 61 21299

Also check out Brides In Tipperary for more info on this  great Clonmel bar

Below  is some of the fantastic reviews they got  to menision here 

Great place,fantastic groups every weekend and of course the lovely friendly staff are just some of the reasons u should visit the coachman
Fantastic bar , great music !
Lovely place nice music friendly staff. Great atmosphere
Best place in town for a pint and staff make you feel so at home

Ideas for a Vintage Wedding

  • August 13, 2014

Ideas for a Vintage Wedding

As a wedding videographer here in Tipperary, I encounter all the recent trends and changes in wedding styles, and in recent years the Vintage wedding has gained popularity. This is a look I see many brides and grooms aspire to. Another great reason to choose Abbey video to film your wedding is I have so many years of experience filming weddings and I have edited and enhanced so many wedding videos to help achieve this vintage look.

What is Vintage?

The term vintage can be interpreted to mean so many things, but I think it’s best to think of it as retro and as a reference to a specific bygone era. Imagine Hollywood glamour from the 1920’s, fifties style with short wedding and bridesmaid dresses, or the fashion from 60’s mods. For many, vintage can also mean rustic, country, shabby chic or simply a crafty and DIY quality. If this is a look you would like to reflect on your wedding day, it is best to choose a specific era and stick to it or make sure to limit the number of vintage references. If you choose too many details and want to include every detail you like, the wedding may begin to feel overdressed and fussy, the opposite of what you are trying to create, which is aseemingly effortless and easy style.

 

The Venue

I think here in Ireland, the look can be easily accomplished as we have so many old and atmospheric venues to choose from.Once you have chosen your venue, this is the best time to think about the finer details which will help to achieve the vintage look and feel you desire. Discuss your options and ideas with the hotel or events manager and ask if they have any pictures from previous weddings they’ve hosted to see what will work and if there are any definite no-nos. They will have an idea of what will work in the space. It’s in their interest that the venue looks its best as they are eager to entice further business and new clients at every event they host. Some decorative details will not work in all surroundings, for example bunting and jam jars will create a great ambiance in an outdoor tent, however the look may not translate as well in the fine dining room of a high-end hotel.

 

For the Decor

The vintage look can be easily incorporated into the outdoors in the form of signage on chalk boards, or possibly an old bicycle with the wedding flowers arranged in the basket at the hotel entrance. A selection of coloured jam jars wrapped in lace and secured with a ribbon make beautiful candle holders or vases for flowers. Old silver teapots filled with fresh flowers can add the rustic feel to the reception area where the guests arrive. Canapés can be served on old silver platter dishes. Menus and invites can be rolled into scrolls and wrapped with a ribbon, echoing one of the focal wedding colours. Colourful bunting used outdoors or above the increasingly popular sweet carts can add fun to the occasion and keep the younger guests entertained. If renting a sweet cart is not within your budget, an old dresser decorated with bunting will make a beautiful addition. Sweet jars can be purchased from discount shops for only a few euro. If you crave the decadent look of 1920’s Hollywood glamour, think of lace table cloths, and elaborate crystal candelabras.

 


Antique jewellery for the bride such as a cameo brooch or a large hair piece with pearls and diamonds will add to the feminine and vintage feel. Drop earrings work really well when the bride is wearing her hair up and away from the face. Family heirlooms are great for this special occasion and again, can help to maintain your budget. For the bride, a lace parasol will help the finish the look on a fine summer evening. Bridal hair should be loose, with a side-parting. Soft and large waves can gently frame the face falling over the shoulder, gathered into a low roll or pinned loosely to the side. Grey and brown smoky eyes really add to the vintage feel are would look fabulous in autumn-time, when brides can afford to wear slightly bolder makeup with stronger pigments. Mismatched dresses can look wonderful for the bridesmaids – think of different shades of soft pinks and peach, paired with different shoes and individual hairstyles. Bouquets look very elegant with the stems wrapped in lace and ribbon. The Groom can play his part in pulling off the look by wearing braces or sporting his grandfather’s pocket watch.For the Bridal Party

 

<img src="Abbey Video Productions.jpg" alt="Wedding Video Tipperary" />Brides especially will ask me to include shots of the finer details of their wedding day. I can begin a segment of footage with a big fat close up of their vintage ideas so your efforts can be remembered for many happy years to come! Please get in touch should you like to discuss any details regarding wedding videography for your upcoming wedding. I’d love to hear from you. Also check us out on Facebook, loads of special offers and fun ideas!

Joe Boland, Abbey Video.

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  • July 31, 2014

 

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All Events are a Waterford based, family run business. We provide exquisite cars for any special occasion, covering most of Ireland. Our uniformed chauffeurs are professional and friendly and our cars are meticulously cared for and beautifully presented.
We can guarantee you that our cars are of the highest standard available anywhere and we will always endeavour to provide you with a competitive quotation together with our renowned high level of professional and personal service.

Steven is passionate about cars!   He has worked in the car industry since he left school and has spent over 20 years supplying high quality wedding cars.   The All Events Limousines business was started through Steven’s love of cars and the unique and varied car collection has just grown and grown.

Karen has over 20 years experience in the Travel Industry mainly in a customer relations role and is your main point of contact from taking your initial enquiry to managing your booking right up to the event.  This is possibly the first time you have booked a wedding car or debs limousine and its understandable you may have many questions – Karen is happy to help and advise you in any way she can.

All Events are a Waterford based,
Professional Service wedding suppliers tipperary, wedding suppliers in  Kilkenny

 

  1. Great Value
  2. Pristine Vehicles- ( all cars are professionally valeted after every hire)
  3. Professional Service – this is our full time occupation
  4. Over 20 years wedding car hire experience in the UK and Ireland
  5. Award winning Service – weddingsonline.ie award winners 2011 & 2012
  6. Fully Licensed and Insured for wedding hire
  7. Unique Vehicles – (our cars are the envy of other operators)
  8. Irelands only Black Maserati wedding Car
  9. People you can trust – book with confidence
  10. Colour co-ordinated cars for you bridal party / parents etc
  11. Complementary Ribbons and Bubbly with every hire
  12. Uniformed Chauffeurs (Dark grey suit, white shirt , tie and traditional chauffeur caps with vintage style cars)
  13. Hundred’s of testimonials from delighted clients
  14. Monthly Sunday Open Days

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Video or not to Video

  • July 31, 2014

Video or not to Video Brides in Munster Tipperary & Kilkenny

I got a call yesterday from a local bride getting married next year and she was enquiring about my different  wedding video packages. I have 4, which you can see here. She went on to tell me some crazy quotes she received from videographers, both local and in other counties. She said she was thinking of not having a wedding video for her wedding and had considered getting her friend to film some of it. She told me she had a budget for videography and needed to stay within it. ‘Okay, fine’, I thought, but I do know, from over the last few years, that some people’s budgets for videography are not possible to work with. However, I thought: Okay, let’s listen to her and see what is possible. She told me she had a budget of €600 and was quite surprised when I told her I could work with her on this. We went on to discuss her day, what she might want covered for this and she booked me for my gold package! It’s a great wedding video package, I can start recording at her house and cover her day right up to and including the speeches. Even with this package, it’s absolutely packed with fantastic footage of her day. She booked me right away, so there’s one happy bride-to-be! So it got me thinking: Why video? Why can it be so costly? What’s  all the fuss about editing and so on?  Have a read below ..

 Today, professional videographers have become as natural a part of the wedding as the photographer. Even better, if I say so myself. Not because I am a videographer here in Tipperary but because your wedding day goes by so quickly. Recording all of the activities on video will preserve the precious moments for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

 Okay, sometimes it can be costly, but look at you photographer for example. He starts at the same time as your wedding videographer, but he/she is in their car and heading home at about 5.30 pm, unless you have him paid to stay for the first dance. However, your wedding videographer will still be on hand to film your speeches, your guests’ messages, your dancing and so on. As well as this, nine times out of ten your videographer is cheaper than your photographer. I’m not whining here, but trying to get it across that we are equally professional. That’s why it so important not to cut back on the videographer. Your photographs will be fantastic, but your wedding video is priceless… worth a thought?

The typical full day wedding video package costs anywhere between € 800 and €1000, depending on the number of hours of coverage, the number of cameras and other factors. As always, remember what’s most important to you, determine what you can afford, and go from there is no need to go for a feature film unless you have the budget for this.Unlike photographs, a video camera records sounds, action and more of the overall atmosphere of the event, as you well know. Rather than focusing on just a few people like photographs, video can easily record all of all of your guests, so it’s nice to sit back and relive it all over again. In years to come you will really appreciate it, believe me!

Recording Your Wedding on a Tight Budget:
If you don’t have money in the budget for a professional videographer, you have other options. You could ask a close friend or family member with a video camera to record your wedding. Of course don’t expect the same quality and coverage that you would get from a professional videographer. As a wedding videographer, I have seen some dreadful “home wedding recordings” over the years. It’s a shame to return home from a fantastic honeymoon to sit down and cringe at the way uncle Paddy filmed your wedding …..  from the back seat in the church! This is an awful lot to ask friend to do. So, the best way to ensure that your most precious moments are recorded is to make a list. Pick out only a handful of moments that you definitely want on tape, such as the bride walking down the aisle, exchanging vows and rings during the ceremony, the best man’s toast, the bride and groom’s first dance, etc. But a professional videographer will not need to be told this as we know where and when we need to be at different times during the day.

Another nice idea for the wedding video is to record a short message from the bride and groom to each other. Arrange for the videographer to meet with the bride and groom separately sometime during the course of the day. Each can talk to the camera as if they were talking to their soon-to-be other half. These messages truly capture all of the love and emotion of the couple on their wedding day. They are so much fun to watch after the wedding and many years down the road!Special Touches for the Video:
A nice touch for your wedding video is to have your videographer invite your guests aside throughout the night to record a personal message to the bride and groom. This is something that I do at weddings if asked and it can be absolutely wonderful to watch. This is a lovely way to record all of your friends and family who attended your wedding and adds a personal touch to the video.

 So, if your are getting married, give me a call here at Abbey Video Productions . I will be more than happy to have a chat with you and discuss what you might receive for the budget you have. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.also have a look at my Facebook page to keep you up-to date with great special offers.

Thanks for reading my content and hope it’s some help to you   ~ Joe

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” Til debt do us part” Wedding Planning In Ireland

  • June 23, 2014

” Til debt do us part”

 Its a short piece  of writing for you  this week as i’m so busy between, weddings, editing, parties, so its busy busy.But I  found this last week and thought it might make some interesting reading, Over the years of filming wedding videos in Tipperary and all over Ireland I get to see some  fantastic wedding days, from the Engagement party  right up to when the bride and groom dance the night away with family and friends on the big day. Its a pleasure to be part  of a couples wedding day to be among their family’s and friends for quite a number of hours on the day and some times for the Engagement party! But I did write a little about wedding and the way they change over the years but this post touches on the prices, which in these times is a BIG factor with all the costs so have a read and please comment and give me your thoughts.

 

They say you can’t put a price on wedded bliss, but €24,000 is a start. Yes, this is the amount that the average couple spent on getting married last year. There are several reasons for this, including the honeymoon, venue and décor. Here are a few other interesting facts about the change in trends for the big day:

Engagement:

The length of time for which a couple are engaged has become shorter. In 2012, most couples were engaged for at least 2 years before getting married. However, last year, the majority waited just 13-18 months.

As well as this, almost one in four couples live together for at least five years before walking up the aisle.

Age Gap:

On average, brides are getting married in their late twenties, while grooms are in their early thirties.

Winter Wedding:

December is now the most popular month to get engaged, with February following behind. Abbey Video  have filmed some lovely Christmas weddings over the years, the lovely crisp light, the shadows and the frosty  blue skies.  The hotels ready for Christmas with their decorations, and of course the mulled wine.

Walking Up the Aisle:

Although up to a quarter of couples shun a church wedding, it is still the most popular venue in which to hold a wedding.  In years gone by Churches were the place to get wed – now you can  get married anywhere you like to a certain extent, and it’s nice for people that are not religious  to have this choice.

Speeches:

Even though it is still the main preference to have the speeches after the meal, popularity is increasing for having the speeches before the meal as everyone is more relaxed and can enjoy their dinner better.  Speeches they say should be like a mini skirt… long enough to cover the  essentials  but short enough to keep you interested, and it’s true, people do tend to want to get up after a large feed and walk around a bit before the dancing starts, but if your speeches go on too long  it’s hard to keep them entertained.

Guests:

The typical number of guests sitting for the meal is 101-150, with an approximate price range of €51 – €60 per head.  ( I remember doing a video a few years back and there were 380 sitting down for the meal!

Insurance:

Wedding insurance is somewhat growing in popularity, with one in six couples considering it.

 

Reception Venue:

Although hotels remain the top choice for couples as their wedding reception venue, other choices are available and popular among couples.  These include country houses, which host more than 20 percent of Irish weddings, as well as restaurants.  We have some fantastic hotels here in Tipperary with the likes of Dundrum House Hotel, Clonmel Park,  Hotel Minella ClonmelRaheen House,  then just over the border in Kilkenny you have  The Newpark Hotel, the Ormond Hotel, and a lot more.

“How much”, I hear you ask?

 

They tell us an average wedding cost €24,000

Ok so what costs  all this money?  Well below is the average amount spent on various aspects of a wedding:

Venue : €9,825

Band: €1,850

DJ : €350

Photographer: €1,435

Videographer : €995

Wedding dress:  €1,570

Bridesmaid dresses : €550

Suits : €626

Ceremony music: €415

Wedding car: €420

Make up €265

Hair and others  €235

Jewellery €510

Wedding cake : €340

Flowers  €615

Favours €225

Candles €125

Hen / Stag : €500

Honeymoon: €4950

Extras : €1,170

And don’t think you will be finished with just the above, as your wedding day draws near there is always some thing that crops up, so make a budget and stick to it!

Hope you enjoyed my post ~  Joe 

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Irish toasts and blessings for your wedding day.

  • June 17, 2014

Irish toasts and blessings for your wedding day.

By Abbey Video Productions

Throughout my career as a wedding videographer in Tipperary, I have had the pleasure of filming and witnessing many poignant and emotional wedding ceremonies. Certain details from the day may remain with me and stand out in my memory, such as a sincerely spoken prayer or blessing. When I see the guests are silent, contemplative, with heads bowed down as they listen intently, I sense how the prayer has struck a chord, helping to bring everyone together in thought for that moment. Traditional Irish prayers and blessings can help bring this quality of intimacy to your wedding ceremony. And as they are traditional they are also loaded with nostalgia. Perhaps the guests will remember their grandparents saying them long ago, and hearing them again will evoke old memories. I am heavily booked for the summer season, but a few slots remain available, so please enquire soon if you are interested and in order to avoid disappointment. Now is also a great time to think about hiring your wedding videographer if you are getting married in 2015. Should you like to discuss any aspect of wedding videography, please get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to help and discuss your ideas. If you are still not sure, have a look at my newest testimonials, packages and some of the fantastic wedding videos which I have filmed recently. ~ Joe

Keeping the Costs of your Wedding Cake Down

  • June 7, 2014

Keeping the Costs of your Wedding Cake Down

As a wedding  videographer here in Tipperary, many brides -to-be  ask my advice on lots of different wedding planing ideas which I am more than happy to help with, with of course the help of my free wedding supplier site Brides in Munster- Tipperary, and one such request often comes up is the cake well  I am no expert on baking ….. my wife will  vouch for this, so I  have done some research into wedding cakes! so here goes, if I have left out anything out please comment and let me know.

A special part of any reception or wedding is the wedding cake. Wedding cakes come in many sizes and shapes and can be designed to accommodate any taste or budget. 

Wedding cakes are a necessary part of the festivities and require much thought and consideration to your theme. Traditionally, people often think of the tiered cakes when they think of weddings, but there are many ways that you can accommodate your own creativity into making your cake stand out on its own. 

Here are some tips to keeping your cake costs down: 

· Make your own wedding cake creations 

· Serve cupcakes and a smaller cake for the cake toppers 

· Ask a guest with a baking passion to make the cake for you instead of giving you a gift. Just remember to buy the ingredients and toppers yourself. 

· Have a baker make the cake but you can put it together yourself 

· Buy your own cake toppers and other decorative additions 

· Pick up the cake rather than have it delivered. 

· Use your own decorations like flowers, autumn leaves as accents rather than theirs etc. 

· Use extra candies and Hershey’s kisses as accents 

Extra cake accents and dividers that can be made at home for your wedding cake can be done by you and your wedding party. 

Nice home made dividers are: 

Oversized Brandy Glasses: you can accent these with ribbons tied around the bottom flute of the glass and flip the glasses upside down in order to allow room for the cake sections. 

The glass bottoms will also make a nice sturdy separator for the cake layers to sit on. The best part about this decoration is that you can also place candles or other nice things inside of the flipped upside down glass as an added accent. Aside from the ribbons, you can also use rhinestones or anything else that you might think would make your cake stand out. It’s beautiful, it elegant, and the decoration can be re-used later. 

When ordering your cake from a professional, you should be sure to do the following to make sure that you have the smoothest transition possible. Here are the best tips to get you the right cake at the right time, without any hassles: 


· Order your cake at least 6-8 weeks ahead of time 

 Be prepared to leave a deposit when you place your order 
 If you don’t know much about the cake that you want be ready to make an appointment for a taste test of different samples. If this is required, you might need to give yourself a larger amount of time for the cake like 6 months or more 

· Know that you will be paying for the decorator’s time as well as the baker’s and the reserved time for your cake 


· Think seasonal when it comes to your cake, for example, you can’t get a mousse cake in the summer months because it will go bad 

· Remember that the simpler your cake design is the cheaper it will be · If you are planning an outdoor wedding, remember that the heat will melt the icing, flies loves sweet stuff etc. think of this before choosing your cake 
· Have a big enough cake to serve all of your guests 
· Try to be mindful of allergies and tastes of your guests when choosing your cake 
· Choose ornaments that are not misplaced on your cake or too heavy etc. 
· Don’t forget to confirm later 
· If you have to cancel the cake, do it sooner rather than later or you might get stuck with the bill anyway.    Ok so there you go…  as I said earlier in the post I am a wedding videographer not a cake maker but I hope my little blog helps, also check out Abbey Video Face Book page for lots more help and  handy information   ~ Jo
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