Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016.

Mrs2be - abbey video wedding video kilkenny A Guest post by Abbey Video Productions

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

Happy New Year Couples

Happy New Year Couples in Ireland

( A Post By Abbey Video Productions

 

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It’s that time of the year where we look back on the old and look forward to the new. 2014 was a fantastic year for us, with weddings all over Munster, but mostly in my own county of Tipperary and, of course, down the road in Kilkenny. But these are only a few areas I have visited of course. I’ll be in Carlow, Waterford and Limerick, as well, over the next few days – Windgap in Kilkenny  then on to the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny, Cashel  & Dundrum House Hotel Tipperary, and back to Kilkenny to return to the New park Hotel again for my first wedding of 2015. I love Christmas and new year weddings. My Christmas weddings of 2014 over the last few weeks  have been so busy & fantastic, with lovely light, cosy fires in the hotels – not that I get to stand by it for long or taste the mulled wine! But it’s still nice with everyone dressed with a hint of black and red. Overall, it’s a lovely time to get married.

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wedding video Kilkenny

I  have updated some of my wedding video packages for the coming year, as stated on my site. No big changes, just a little more value for your money. I kept my prices the same last year and will for next year, and yes, for 2016 as well! Now that’s value for your money going forward! My ongoing promotion for referring a friend still stands. This has been a HUGE success. Just a little reminder, when you book your wedding with me, and if you refer a friend who is getting married or planning their wedding and looking for a wedding videographer and should they book me on your referral for their wedding videography, you will get money off your chosen package and so will they. It’s simple. All mywedding video packages for 2015 / 2016 are well designed for you, the couple, in mind. A quick look over them you can see the full details of my wedding video packages here

 

Silver package :very reasonable price of 400 this is the starting price, you can build on this. Starting at the church 1hr before the service up to when you leave for the hotel.

Silver plus: All of above but also coverage can start at you house should you wish and recording up to when you sit for your evening meal or 6.30

Gold:   All of above and also  include your speeches if carried out before the meal,*

Diamond: All above plus recording will continue in to a selection of dances that night this is one of my very popular packages which covers all of you day up to 11.pm, as with any of my packages I will make sure no matter what you budget is, or what wedding video packageyou have chosen I will pack it with fantastic footage of you day.

wedding video Kilkenny
wedding video Kilkenny

Over the years I have filmed every wedding video package under the sun, some only want just 2 hrs, others, well into the evening. So give me a call or e-mail me and we can discuss your day the way YOU want it, with your amount of coverage needed. You can easily contact me through Facebook. If you wish to call, my phone numbers are here on my site along with my e-mail, or call to my studio. Along with that, I am a wedding supplier with all the major hotels and suppliers in and around Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford. To mention just a few, Dundrum House Hotel Tipperary, The New Park Hotel Kilkenny, The Tower Hotel Waterford, The woodlands Hotel Waterford, Lyrath Estate Hotel, check out their promo wedding video Kilkenny,  Langton House Hotel Kilkenny. I am also associated with the very popular BRIDES IN TIPPERARY- MUNSTER It’s a wealth of knowledge for the brides and grooms of Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, and any other county they might be from in 2015- 2016 when booking or planning their wedding day.

 

 

wedding video Kilkenny
wedding video Kilkenny

It’s Sunday evening and I must get ready for a wedding videotomorrow of a lovely couple. The bride is, of course, a local girl from Tipperary and the groom, a Kilkenny man, so I’m looking forward to a fun filled day. I don’t get a chance to sit and writeblogs much as I would like to, but I love to keep up with my work by having the couples wedding video completed on time and ready for collection when they come back off honeymoon. It’s like the school shows I filmed over Christmas time – ALL were ready and delivered on time for Christmas for their families to enjoy on Christmas day. I filmed a show in Newport in Tipperary on the 17th of December, and the very large amount of DVDs were delivered to the school on the 19th – two day later! Now that’s service and, of course, with a :) Breda, my good wife and editor in one, was a big part of the editing and packing over Christmas. With weddings and shows all over Tipperary and Kilkenny, this is where two people working as a great team makes a great video business. My last few words are, of course, to wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015 ~ Jo
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My Sweet Cart Tipperary

My Sweet Cart Tipperary

My Sweet cart is a young vibrant company based in Tipperary who offers a spectacular candy carts buffet services throughout Ireland for any special event. We specialise in Weddings christenings birthdays and communions, we also offer beautiful candy buffet displays personalised sweet packs and work closely with a local costume company ( Mascot Mayhem ) to bring a special touch to birthdays or children’s events whether your planning the party of the year or want to wow your guests with something unique at your wedding – look no further we can provide you with  everything you need right here.So give us a call to day to chat about your up coming event  085 713 5338 also check us out on Face book