Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016.

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As a popular wedding videographer here in Tipperary and covering Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford and all the other towns villages and cities around, it’s  fantastic to have been nominated for the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016. Over the years I have worked hard to understand the needs of couples who choose me as their wedding videographer for their special day, every couple has different ideas for their wedding video production and I encourage each bride and groom to give me their ideas and what they might like in the final production … after all it’s their day.

Down through  the years I have invested both time and money to keep up with the latest cameras, editing software and all the bells and whistles that go along with the job as i feel only the best is good enough for your wedding day.

 

I don’t use wedding fairs, I have  attended 2 in all my time as a wedding videographer, as i feel a lot of the couples that come along on the day often have their wedding suppliers booked before hand, and that can include me! So I  work on the “word of mouth” system and it really does work.  As you are reading my blog you will see I also depend on my website like any other business, and of course a quick google and you should normally find me at the top of your search  both in Tipperary & Kilkenny – I’m working on the other counties  as we speak.

 

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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.

 

 

 

cropped-main-img1.jpgThe 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

Light up Letters, Trend at Irish weddings ?

brides in tipperary weddings in munsterOver 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-accommodationThe 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.

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Brides In Tipperary

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.   http://ibride.com/vendors/810359/abbey-video-productions/

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

It’s Summer-time!

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Summer Weddings in Tipperary

It’s finally feeling like Summer-time, and I must confess as a wedding videographer here in Tipperary, 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 Summer-time 2016

 

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Brides in Munster

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!

A garden weddingIn 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.


Get Creative!
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!
                                                                               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.


Great video and photos
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.
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

finalist of the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2015

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Post by:  Abbey Video Productions

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.
Wedding Video Tipperary, Brides In Tipperary, wedding video Hotel Minella Clonmel, Kilkenny Brides, Wedding video Kilkenny, Wedding video Waterford, Brides In Munster, Tipperary wedding news, wedding booking 2015 ,wedding videography, wedding video Fethard Tipperary, wedding video Lisronagh,wedding video DranganThe 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.
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.
Brides In Munster, irish wedding videographer, munster wedding video, Tipperary Wedding News, Wedding DVD Cashel, Wedding Video North Tipperary, Wedding Videographer Thurles, Wedding Videos TipperaryWe 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.

 

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 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

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

The Stag do

The Stag do

As a Wedding videographer here in Tipperary, you would be surprised the things I get asked from Brides and Grooms in and around Tipperary and Munster about weddings – well after all I have been to a few!  Things like of course wedding videos, photography, flowers, wedding cakes, even stag-dos, well here’s simple dos and don’ts before you say I do!

 

 

Ok let’s start somewhere

Been given the responsibility to plan the stag do? But fairly sure that you’re going to make a mess of it? You might, but who’s going to notice after 24 large bottles?  Don’t worry – stag nights might take some planning, but it’s all manageable.

Talk to the groom-to-be

I think every guy has an idea of his dream stag night well before they plan to get married. Ask  him what he wants from his – let it be it a weekend away, an adventure day and a piss-up or a quiet night in the local pub or hotel. It’s much easier to work from his ideas. And do remember that it’s not your stag night you’re planning – it’s all for yer mans benefit.

OK, who’s going ?

Ask the groom-to-be to think about whom he’d like to see at the stag do and work out a list of between 10 and 20 key people.  Try and keep it to proper friends – any more than 20 is too many, any less and he needs to get out and meet more people!

Dingle, a great place for a stag-do

 

Think about whether the bride’s father, brother etc should be on that bus as it may change the dynamic of the group and the bride’s father might not be on talking terms with the groom on the day of the wedding – you can always arrange a separate affair for family.  On this issue a lot depends on how you and the groom think the various friend circles will link up.

Make contact with the guys in plenty of time

Check who’s going and make sure they will go when the time comes.  Don’t use Facebook to invite or you might need 10 busses in the end!  When you make contact ask them do they have any ideas of what could be good fun to get up to…. Be careful of some of their ideas of good fun!

 

 

Look into the options – think outside the box

With the stag’s opinions on board and some of the guys ideas too, ask Google.  Look into the options out there – there are some really great hotels, both in Ireland and the UK or further afield if you wish and if the few euros can be stretched that far.

If you want an activity weekend, look into paintballing, go-karting and think of some quirky alternatives too.  Make the final decision, but do ask the groom.

 

 

A stag-do should be close to the wedding but not so close that he needs to be helped into his clothes the morning of the wedding and carried up the aisle!  Stag-dos the night before the wedding are a bad idea.  Weeks before the big day, pitch them to the group and sort a date.

Who’s going to mind the money

It’s a good idea to set up a fund to pay for stag-related activities as in the bingo books, the tea and biscuits and the taxi home from the last mass! …….  You can be sure there’ll be one person in the group who’s good with money, you know the one who’s always missing when it’s his round at the bar!  Appoint him as treasurer.

You don’t have to be a nanny!

Looking after a large group is a pain in the bum, they’re all grown men, but you’ll be shocked at how many of them forget passports. Don’t get stuck being the one responsible for them.

Fun and games (and maybe strippers)!

If you’re going to pull a prank on the groom, make it good.  Plan it behind his back with the other party-goers to ensure success.  If you’re hiring a stripper, remember to phone the venue to check whether they’ll allow her to do her stuff on the premises. The key to a good stag prank is to make it happen.

Dress up

It’s common for stags to mark themselves out with some kind of themed dress code.  Whether you’re going for matching T-shirts or Ghostbusters costumes, some planning will be required. Do remember that matching clothes mark you out instantly as a stag party, which may make it tricky to get in certain places.  And on a related note, if you’re planning to hit venues that insist on shoes, make sure that everyone in the party knows and dresses accordingly.

 

Plan your venues

You might even get great bargains out there.  ALWAYS ASK FOR GROUP DISCOUNTS. Do it with a smile on your face and you’ll be amazed what you can get offered.

Be responsible

You may be planning some pranks for the groom on his big night, but remember that, ultimately, you want him to get home in one piece. Or maybe you want him to get home wearing a one-piece. Either way, he’ll thank you for stepping in if the fun goes too far. But leave him with his eye brows, hair on his head or anywhere else!

When its all over, and the wedding day is within reach, it’s a good idea for the groom and the best man and the groomsmen go for a quiet drink (and I mean a quiet drink), to reflect on the stag-do have a laugh and look forward to the big day.

 

Most importantly – HAVE FUN GUYS!

 

Wedding Video Tipperary | Editing | Abbey Video Productions

Wedding Video Tipperary | Editing | Abbey Video Productions

Editing and Behind the scenes at Abbey Video.

If you have read my previous posts, you’ll know that I am a very well established wedding videographer working throughout Tipperary and Munster. If this is your first time visiting my blog, hello and welcome!

Well, this is a blog post I have been dying to share, as now I want to tell you all about editing and my recent investment to ensure I can produce the finest wedding videos in all of Munster. The actual filming of a wedding amounts to only half of the work involved in creating a beautiful wedding video. My wife and I will spend approximately two days editing your wedding video in order to create beautiful, synchronised footage.

I mentioned in an earlier post how I travelled to London for the annual BVE camera show, a large affair attended by industry experts from all over the world. At the show I purchased two new cameras, both are top of the range, full HD, small and compact, allowing me to float discreetly in and around the wedding party. I’m sure you’re wondering why I need two cameras. Well, on a very important day like your wedding day, I like to be prepared for the unexpected and have a back-up camera in the highly unlikely event that anything should go wrong. Along with the new cameras, I purchased something I’m very excited about – new class-leading editing software called Adobe Premier Creative Cloud 7.01. It has received rave reviews and is widely regarded by industry experts as the hottest, must-have for videographers.

Editing software is constantly evolving. As a wedding videographer and to survive in this competitive industry, it’s essential for me to stay at the top of my game. I purchased Adobe Premier alongside a monthly subscription so I will receive constant software updates as the software evolves.

I’ve spent a few weeks exploring the functionality and intricacies of this software and I am in agreement with the field experts. I’m very pleased with the wedding DVDs filmed in Tipperary recently. (Please play the video to see the results). This new software is my favourite to date. It boasts many new enhancements and additions on previous software from adobe, but I’ll try to only mention a few and not bore you with too much technical jargon! The real beauty of this software is it gives me, the videographer, even greater control and influence over the final finish. It gives me greater control over the audio as I can more accurately synchronize segments of footage. Synchronizing clips which have been filmed from different angles can be tricky, given that they have different sounds and noise levels. Adobe Premier allows me to analyse the noise volume and type of noise, so these clips can be joined and synchronized smoothly.

Adobe Premier has continued another great feature called Speed grade. With this I have enhanced control and can create and add special effects to your film to create different styles and finishes. I can make subtle changes to colour and tone. This is incredibly useful, when a wedding is filmed on a dull day, colours can be subtly enhanced to create the impression of a warmer, radiant day. This is a great feature, given the unpredictable nature of our Irish weather. Speed grade can also be used to create a very romantic and atmospheric ambiance by adding sepia or soft filters to soften the edges.

Should you come across a wedding video you find appealing because of a distinctive look or the way it has been stylised, chat to me about it and I’m confident I can achieve the same effect, or as could well be the case, it could be very similar to a wedding video I have already produced myself. The possible effects vary hugely, however I feel natural and gentle effects are the most suitably for a wedding video and DVD. At the end of the day it is all a matter of personal taste, which it should be in order to create a unique DVD, personal to you as a couple.

In order to create your unique wedding video, there are many aspects of the editing which will draw on your own creativity and choices, such as –

Do you want the entire speeches in the video or just highlights?

What type of graphics would you like to introduce the speakers or the celebrant?

What are your music choices?

Would you like segments of footage to be overlaid with music?

Are there segments you would like to see in slow motion?

Would you like a photo montage towards the end to include everyone who was involved on the day?

So there you have it. There is lots of fun editing for me and lots to think about for you. Do have fun when deciding what type of wedding DVD you envisage for yourselves. I am here to discuss the options, help with decisions and make suggestions about what I think will work best.

With your ideas and my expertise, together we can create a wonderful and unique wedding DVD to remember your wedding day.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch or we can meet for a chat to discuss your ideas. I’m based in Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

~ Joe Boland

Why do you need a videographer?

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 Munster, 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.

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?’

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 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.

Your Wedding Day

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.

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

~Joe Boland Abbey Video Productions 

Civil Partnership ceremony

Are you planning on having a Civil Partnership ceremony? Looking for a venue, photographer, videographer or  florist?  We would like to recommend a fantastic  wedding suppliers website to you. It’s simply called  Brides in MunsterTipperary’s leading wedding suppliers directory have every provider for you to make your day that extra bit special. The team at Brides in Munster only add the very best professional and affordable suppliers in Munster to the Brides In Tipperary-Munster website. A lot of the larger wedding supplier websites are based in Dublin. This is fine if you live in Dublin and want to pay Dublin prices! There are so many advertisers on each page, it is impossible to pick any of them with so many in your face. That’s why Brides In Munster is simple, clear, and even better – local.

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And we at Abbey Video Productions would love to hear from you if your are having a Civil Partnership ceremony and wish to have it filmed in a Professional, Affordable, Unobtrusive way.

Just doing a bit of research. Did you know that as of December 2012, about 965 couples had registered their civil partnerships in Ireland.   That’s about 2 per day since the first ones took place in March 2011!  Brides in Munster would like to congratulate all the couples who have registered their Civil Partnership and to those couples planning their big days in the future.

Please see link here to information on registering your Civil Partnership           Crsappointments.ie/