Five Reasons for Choosing a Videographer

Five Reasons for Choosing a Videographer from the Destination Chosen for Destination Wedding!

Getting married in Tipperary - Brides in MunsterMany couples who are ready to tie the knot are increasingly leaning towards the destination wedding as a viable alternative to having the ceremony locally. There are some great reasons why this option is gaining popularity. The scale of a destination wedding is usually limited, with a smaller guest list. That means more time with family and close friends, and less time worrying about the details of preparation and planning. And you’ll have a chance to stamp your own style of the ceremony by picking a unique, fun, and different location.
And the destination itself becomes a part of the event, with no stressful travel post-ceremony to arrive at the honeymoon location and an amazing backdrop that lets everyone enjoy themselves as well as celebrating the special day with you.
Among the many items that most couples have to check off their list when preparing for their wedding is hiring the services of a wedding video editing videographer. But most resorts and venues that specialize in hosting destination weddings will have the services of a videographer available to capture the memories of the day. Here are five reasons why selecting your wedding video editing professional from the destination you’ve chosen is a great idea.
The simple matter of logistics

A destination wedding is, by definition, one that will require some degree of travel. So hiring a local videographer to do your wedding shoot and wedding video editing is an impractical idea. It’s probably very unlikely that they’ll want to take the time, and you pay the expense, to have them travel a long distance to be at the ceremony.
And the situation would be even worse for the local wedding video editing pro if the destination requires an airline flight. Then they’re looking at the added cost and hassle of transporting their equipment.
You’ll probably save money
Apart from the transportation responsibility of a local videographer, choosing the videographer who is associated with the destination venue will probably save you money in another way.
Many wedding destinations realize what an important income source weddings can be, and will do all that they can to encourage couples to choose a destination wedding for their nuptials. One of the ways they’ll do this is to offer packages that combine many of the services you’d normally pay for separately, like wedding video editing, into the cost of the overall package.

One less thing to worry about

Getting married in Tipperary - Brides in MunsterOne of the appeals of a destination wedding is the relative simplicity of planning the event. Many resorts have full-time staff devoted to nothing else but wedding planning and execution. They’ll be working with professional videographers whose work they know, and with whom they have excellent working relationships.
Be sure that the staff at the destination will work in close concert with the videographer to capture the essence of your special day in a professional manner. Be advised that some destinations may offer the option of working with several different videographers. If so, be sure to contact them and check out some samples of their wedding video editing work.
Your videographer knows the venue
Destination weddings often have dramatic backdrops – a romantic chalet, an unspoiled beach, or a stunning vista. A videographer who works with wedding destinations knows the best way to incorporate the scenery and venue into your wedding video. As there is a saying, “You can’t beat experience.”
With their steady hand on the camera, you can be sure that the product of their wedding video editing will be well-framed and shot, with consistent exposure levels, proper lighting, and excellent audio recording levels.
Getting married in Tipperary - Brides in MunsterYou’ll get a showstopper of a video
Remember the reasons you decided that you wanted a destination wedding? Undoubtedly one of them was that you want something that will stand out, and create special memories for you, as well as something that reflects your sense of taste and style. And in the end, one of the most tangible expressions of this will be the video of your ceremony, shot by someone who knows how to capture the spirit of your destination and combine it with the sincerity of your vows.
Wedding video editing and videography is an art. To get the best results, you should rely upon those who know where they’re shooting the best. By selecting a videographer from the destination chosen for the destination wedding, you’re making a wise choice in how you have the memories of your special trip, and special day, recorded and presented.
Choose wisely, and don’t hesitate to select a videographer from the destination you’ve chosen for your destination wedding. It’s a smart decision that will pay off in reduced costs, more peace of mind, less stress, and great results.

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

Only the best for your wedding

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

Wedding suppliers Kilkenny
Wedding suppliers Kilkenny

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.

 

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!

 

Classic_Mass_Booklet3Well 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.

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 decor kilkenny carlow waterford and IrelandWant 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

 

“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 🙂 ~ Joe

Amadeus Wedding Singers

Amadeus Wedding Singers

Amadeus WEDDING SINGERS in Tipperary
Amadeus wedding singers/musicians

Amadeus are professional and experienced wedding singers/musicians for church and civil wedding ceremonies. We are well known wedding singers that play wedding music that will captivate & transform any wedding. Let Amadeus Music wedding singers create a special music experience for your wedding. For your wedding singers you can book any two or all three of us. We can tailor our packages to suit your wedding budget. Contact us anytime for information on prices, availability for weddings singers and wedding music. Amadeus Music wedding singers invite you to choose your favorite song/piece for your special day. We are together as a group for the past 13 years, and play Classical, Folk, Traditional and Modern styles for weddings & private functions. We will cover many different aspects of your day, whether it be church music, civil ceremony, pre-wedding reception or music during your meal. Amadeus – three accomplished and experienced wedding singers & musicians with an enchanting and unique vocal blend.

Amadeus wedding singers/musicians specializes in providing elegant, harmonious music for a variety of occasions from weddings and funerals, church music concerts and corporate events. We cater to the needs of the client and offer versatility both in our styles of music & singing. We can also provide professional guidance throughout the booking process to ensure that you have the perfect music on your special day. We accompany ourselves with piano,flute,violin and low whistle which beautifully compliments our harmonies. Please take a few moments to browse our site where you can hear audio tracks, make a booking enquiry and more. At the church Amadeus wedding singers will entertain your guests from their vast Repertoire of songs and music up to half and hour before the Bride arrives. Contact Amadeus Wedding music.
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Theresa Larkin

Piano, silver-flute, violin, low whistle, and harmony vocals,

Kathleen Costello

Violin, piano & guitar

Sheelagh Chadwick – Main Vocalist
Amadeus, wedding singers/musicians will create a special music experience for your wedding. These wedding singers will captivate & transform any wedding.
Professional and experienced wedding singers for your church and civil wedding ceremonies. Amadeus  are well known wedding singers/musicians that play wedding music.

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.

 

Wedding Entertainment

John Frawley EntertainmentAs a full-time freelance musician based in Limerick, Ireland, John divides his time as a husband and father with his Singing Character acts, his band “Two Easi” and his ever-popular one man show.
John’s background lies in stage acting and performance (Island Theatre Company) and included appearances on Television and Radio alike. He relies heavily on this experience when performing as a musician and is always conscious of entertaining and engaging with his audience.His professional musicianship has taken him all over the country and John has been lucky enough to play venues such as Dolans Warehouse, Limerick (The Lollygaggers), The Savoy, Cork (Greenday tribute band “American Idiots”) and to sing at weddings in Slane Castle and Adare Manor (Final Touch).

Are you getting married and looking for something special for your big day? Looking for a personal touch or something unique? Johnny, The Singing Chef, just loves to surprise people with his vocal talents.Masquerading as the Hotel’s Head Chef Johnny moves around the room ensuring that all are happy with their meal and service. He takes to the microphone to address the crowd and thank them on behalf of the venue for their custom. He hopes they are enjoying the meal he has worked so hard to prepare and becomes quite emotional about how happy he is that you and your guests are so happy, so happy in fact that he bursts into song; yes, you’ve guessed it – “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

From that point on it’s a roller-coaster ride of modern and classic songs with built in audience participation and interaction which not only breaks the ice but also sets the perfect party atmosphere in the room for the rest of the night.

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

” Til debt do us part” Wedding Planning In Ireland

” Til debt do us part” Wedding Planning In Ireland

” 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 

Irish toasts and blessings for your wedding day.

Irish toasts and blessings for your wedding day.

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

Near and far…

Wedding video Kilkenny
Wedding video Kilkenny

Yesterday evening I took  two local wedding DVD bookings for the Tipperary / Kilkenny areas for 2015, which incidentally looks to be another great year. It’s funny the way wedding bookings have changed in the last year or so. Couples often booked a bit nearer the date of their wedding, I guess due to budget constraints of the last  few years or so, but of late they are booking one and two years in advance – which  I’m not complaining about!  It’s great to see there’s maybe some confidence in our country’s economy again.  There is always something nice about a local wedding – working with the people you see every day.  And getting lots of referrals from local  couples, having viewed their completed wedding DVDs , is worth its weight in gold.  Talking about gold, price is not too much of a problem any more when brides or grooms enquire regarding a wedding video package.  I remember not too long ago the BIG question was HOW MUCH??.. Well that’s like asking how long is a piece of string?!  Everywedding  DVD is different as regards the needs of the couple let it be price, the type of package they might want or the amount of coverage.  I have often said to couples my price starts at  €400 and they can build on that and sure enough they do – 90% of them go for my top package, which starts at the Bride’s home and includes a  selection of dances that evening, giving fantastic coverage and huge value for their money.  On the other hand I have lots of weddings over the different borders such as Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow, Limerick and Cork, and it’s like all wedding venues – it’s nice to visit these place as well and get to know new people at the weddings. Of course getting more referrals  along the way via the internet  is a huge part of business these days but word of mouth is most ingratiating.wedding

 rsz_dsc01053-300x169 Speaking of local weddings, I was filming  a wedding with  Selina O’Meara on Friday  last in Lisvernane Church just outside Tipperary town.  I met Selina  again just last week in the  Abbey Court Hotel in  Nenagh.  Selina is a fantastic wedding photographer, so quick off the mark and achieving  stunning  photography as she goes.  We were discussing wedding videography and photography and the way things have changed over time – for the better I think as people have become more price conscious and shop around a bit more for better value.  But it’s not always about getting a cheap wedding video or  cheap wedding photographs, you also have to think of the end product, which I sometimes remind clients of.  So by all means shop around, but the cheapest is not always a good idea, after all you will still want to play your wedding DVDs in 20 years time or maybe in 40 years your children will take it out and have a look at the fashions of  2014 /15/16 and so it is of utmost importance to have your wedding day filmed by a professional wedding videographer / photographer.

Brides In Munster, irish wedding videographer, munster wedding video, Tipperary Wedding News, Wedding DVD Cashel, Wedding Video North Tipperary, Wedding Videographer Thurles, Wedding Videos TipperaryAnd I guess that’s why Edel Hanley from Lisvernane chose Selina and myself  to work for her on her wedding day.  Edel  is of course a Tipperary football all star and the little church at Lisvernane was packed with her team mates, family and friends in the glorious sunshine of a May Friday.  Selina took them to Christ the King for the bridal party photo shoot and what a spectacular setting it was!  The day was clear and the Galtee  Mountains looked so near you could almost touch them!  Afterwards Edel and Shane headed to Aherlow House Hotel for a fantastic wedding reception.  Aherlow House Hotel is again my stop next Saturday, so let’s hope for more sunshine!

A little  something  I have been reading up on of late is  Moposa – see it here on the link  http://www.aherlowhouse.ie/moposa.html    ok a little insight to it ….

Moposa enables you to share more of the wedding  details with family and friends both at home and abroad should you wish to  simplify the planning process and save time and money along the way.  Some of the fantastic tools that are provided through Moposa include your own guest list manager, personal-URL wedding website with online RSVP, budget planner, guest text messaging and ‘drag-n-drop’ seating  planning for the function rooms.You can even import guests from you face book!  I just thought it was a great little wedding  planingtool.

~ Joe