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The Stag do

  • April 21, 2014

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!

 

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Location, Location, Location.

  • March 18, 2014

As a Tipperary native, I have a special appreciation for our rich heritage and countryside. On our very doorstep we are spoiled with many exquisite wedding venues situated in stunning locations. Cashel Palace and Aherlow House Hotel immediately spring to mind, due to their beautiful gardens and panoramic views. Here in Tipperary there are a wealth of options to suit different budgets and tastes, whether it is modern or traditional. Some venues are perfect for small, intimate gatherings and others cater for larger numbers and more elaborate affairs. I mentioned in an earlier post, how this list keeps growing – more and more venues have attained their license enabling them to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships which I have also had the pleasure of filming during the winter season.

Often, I find the bride and groom do not need to travel to another location for their video and DVD. They simply need to step outside. This struck me recently as I arrived to film a wedding at Holycross Abbey. It was a bright, crisp morning, a little colour was coming into the trees and I paused to appreciate the beauty of the Abbey. The Abbey’s vibrant history, careful restoration and beautiful location on the river Suir, combine in perfect harmony to create an idyllic backdrop for the perfect wedding.

 

The Abbey was founded in 1168 for the Benedictine order and later transferred to the Cistercians. It takes its name from the Relic of the true cross, brought to Ireland around 1233 by Plantagenet Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II. For 800 years pilgrims travelled from all over Europe to visit the beautiful relic which was set in gold and decorated with precious stones. Most of the Abbey’s buildings date from the 15thCentury, however parts of the nave – the main body of the church, belong to the original structure built in the late 12th Century.

Over the years, I have filmed manyweddings at Holycross. From a videographer’s perspective and in terms of creating great footage, this location has it all. I can appreciate its layout and the best spots for capture the guests unwinding once ceremony has ended. I know where I can best position myself to become inconspicuous to the bride and groom, and capture moments without anyone sensing my presence, which helps them relax and therefore creates naturally great footage.

On the morning of the wedding, when I begin filming, the bride may feel a little tense and worry about acting naturally, but after a few minutes, she often doesn’t realise I’m there at all! This is something I have a natural sense for and a skill I have fine-tuned through years of experience. Before a wedding, I will often travel to the location and get a feel for the layout and imagine how the crowd will fill the room and the grounds, and which areas will give great uninterrupted footage. However, at this stage I have filmed nearly every location throughout Tipperary and a great number throughout Munster so much of this comes naturally to me.

During my winter season, which was busier than usual, I worked with fabulous young couples to create wedding videos as unique as they are. This time of year is always the most exciting. A busy spring season awaits, when everything is refreshed and renewed, and I look forward to all that it will bring. Every spring, young couples approach me with their new ideas, vibrant colours and music choices and how they want to create their perfect wedding DVD.

Bookings for spring and summer are coming in fast, and for Saturdays in particular, but I do have some remaining slots available and offer discounts for Wednesday and Thursdays to help keep your wedding within budget.

For more information or if you would like to meet for a chat about creating your unique wedding DVD please email me or call me any time. I’d love to hear from you. Before you do anything else, I urge you to view some of my samples. I guarantee you’ll be impressed!

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WELCOME TO KILCORAN LODGE HOTEL

  • March 12, 2014

WELCOME TO KILCORAN LODGE HOTEL

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Kilcoran Lodge Hotel.

Kilcoran Lodge Hotel, Holiday Lodges & Leisure Centre  Tipperary ,is steeped in history, originally built in the 19th century as the Earl of Glengall’s hunting lodge. The hotel is a favourite for locals & guests alike due to its old world charm & character bolstered by it’s wonderful Swimming Pool and quiet but central location with easy access to the bustling town of Cahir.

The hotel’s cosy atmosphere & blazing fires make it a welcome retreat after a day sight seeing or hill walking in this beautiful region. The warm & friendly staff will envelop you with a Céad Míle Fáilte as soon as you step inside. For your safety and enjoyment

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Weddings at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel

We would be delighted to arrange a personal consultation with you, show you our venue and discuss our wedding packages with you.

We’ve had years of experience working closely with Bride and Groom, capturing the aspirations for your dream wedding and turning it into a delightful reality. Drawing on a combination of experienced and friendly staff, trusted external professionals (including Florist and Photgrapher  videographer ) and all worked around the elegant room-spaces to be found at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel.

 

 

Key Highlights from all our Wedding Packages:-

  • A dedicated Wedding Planner
  • Strictly One Wedding per Day
  • V.I.P. red carpet on arrival
  • Highly picturesque landscaped gardens ideal for your wedding photographs
  • Champagne & Canapé reception for Bridal Party and all your guests
  • Tea & Coffee, fruit scones, jam & cream plus finger sandwiches for your guests on arrival

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  • Five course wedding banquet with personalised scrolled menus for your meal
  • Mirrored centres on tables with candelabras and flowers of your choice
  • Wedding Cake Stand and knife
  • Self contained banqueting Suite including Chairs with covers
  • Background music of your choice during your meal
  • Microphone for toasts and speeches through our in-house P.A. system
  • Complimentary afters food for all invited wedding guests
  • Two nights complimentary Bridal Suite including breakfast for the Bride & Groom
  • Single night Complimentary room for Bride & Groom’s parents on the Wedding Night
  • Extensive onsite car parking space.  Call us directly: +353 (0)52 7441288

Civil Partnership ceremony

  • January 21, 2014

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/

Civil marriage ceremonies

  • November 27, 2013

Wedding suppliers Tipperary  |  Brides In MunsterCivil marriage ceremonies

If you are getting married by civil ceremony in a Registry Office or other approved place, you should approach the Registrar of Civil Marriages for the district in which you intend to marry for information on how to proceed. There is no requirement to live in the district where you want to get married.

As well as arranging your civil marriage ceremony there is also a requirement to give 3 months notification to a Registrar. This does not have to be the same Registrar.

Venue

A civil ceremony can be held in a Registry Office or some other venue that is approved by a Registrar. A Registrar will also have to be available to solemnise the marriage.

If you want to get married in a venue other than the Registry Office you should contact the Registry Office for the district the venue is located in to arrange to have it approved. This may involve the Registrar inspecting the venue.

Venues such as marquees, private dwellings or the open air are not acceptable.  To ensure the venue is approved in time for your wedding you should arrange for the approval well in advance of notifying the Registrar.

There will be an additional fee for a civil ceremony held in a venue other than a Registry Office.

Marriage Registration Form

If you fulfill the 3 months notification requirements and there is no impediment to you getting married, the Registrar will issue you with a Marriage Registration Form (MRF) giving you permission to marry. You should give the MRF to the Registrar who will be solemnising the marriage before the marriage ceremony.

Immediately after the marriage ceremony, the MRF should be signed by you and your spouse, the two witnesses and the Registrar. The Registrar will register the marriage as soon as possible after the marriage.

Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony is solemnised by the Registrar, who is on the Register of Solemnisers. The ceremony must be performed in the presence of two witnesses aged 18 or over. During the ceremony you and your intended spouse must make two declarations:

  • That you do not know of any impediment to the marriage
  • That you accept each other as husband and wife

Interpretive Services

If either you, your intended spouse or either of the two witnesses does not have sufficient knowledge of the language in which the ceremony is being held to understand the ceremony, then the services of an interpreter must be provided. It is your responsibility to provide the services.

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  • August 14, 2013

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Civil Partnerships in Ireland

  • April 2, 2013

Are you having a Civil Partnership ceremony? Looking for a venue, photographer, videographer or  florist?  Well you have come to a one stop shop with Brides in Munster!  Tipperary’s leading wedding suppliers directory have every provider for you to make your day that extra bit special.  We only add the very best professional and affordable suppliers in Munster to the Brides In Munster website.

Just doing a bit of research and 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/

 

When booking or contacting one of our suppliers, please mention you saw them on Brides In Munster website and you might even get a discount!

Weddings in Tipperary 2013

  • March 30, 2013

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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It’s about celebrating your love for each other in front of family and friends. We all want that perfect day with the wedding dress of our dreams, the traditional wedding cake, that old fashioned car to take us to the Church and venue, or even a horse and carriage, wedding reception in a hotel fit for a Queen and her King… the list goes on and on.

 Planning your wedding is a very exciting time but with the work and stress involved for you both can some times be a bit much.  These days weddings are not cheap here in Tipperary or any other part of Ireland, on average a wedding costs between 15,000 and 22,000 Euros! Times are hard for many people at this present time and everyone is trying to find ways to cut costs on their wedding day.  But there is always a way to save a little, and no matter how much, it’s a saving.  This doesn’t mean you have to give your guests bread & milk!  It just means you have to ‘think inside and outside the box’. There are lots of ways to keep the cost of your wedding day down.  Just looking around and doing a bit of research could save you hundreds at least. This doesn’t mean your wedding day needs to feel or look like you were skimping, it just means you were price conscience.  A simple wedding dress and even one flower the likes of a single lily can look fantastic and classy – you have often heard the saying less is more!

 To help cut the cost with your reception try and set your date to a weekday or out of season (meaning not between the months of May and October) as many reception venues/ Hotels will give you a better deal for your business along with Photographers/ Videographers.  Don’t be afraid to haggle and you will do even better!

Savings for your wedding day

  • March 30, 2013

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It’s about celebrating your love for each other in front of family and friends. We all want that perfect day with the wedding dress of our dreams, the traditional wedding cake, that old fashioned car to take us to the Church and venue, or even a horse and carriage, wedding reception in a hotel fit for a Queen and her King… the list goes on and on.

 

Planning your wedding is a very exciting time but with the work and stress involved for you both can some times be a bit much.  These days weddings are not cheap here in Tipperary or any other part of Ireland, on average a wedding costs between 15,000 and 22,000 Euros! Times are hard for many people at this present time and everyone is trying to find ways to cut costs on their wedding day.  But there is always a way to save a little, and no matter how much, it’s a saving.  This doesn’t mean you have to give your guests bread & milk!  It just means you have to ‘think inside and outside the box’. There are lots of ways to keep the cost of your wedding day down.  Just looking around and doing a bit of research could save you hundreds at least. This doesn’t mean your wedding day needs to feel or look like you were skimping, it just means you were price conscience.  A simple wedding dress and even one flower the likes of a single lily can look fantastic and classy – you have often heard the saying less is more!

 

To help cut the cost with your reception try and set your date to a weekday or out of season (meaning not between the months of May and October) as many reception venues/ Hotels will give you a better deal for your business along with Photographers/ Videographers.  Don’t be afraid to haggle and you will do even better!

Tipperary hotels for your wedding

  • March 7, 2013

Below are some of Tipperary’s  great Hotels that come to mind, but Tipperary Has a host of Hotels that would  be a  fantastic experience to host your wedding day, us at Abbey Video Productions has filmed Wedding in all of them ! here is some that come to mind.
Dundrum House Hotel

Is ideally located 7 miles west of Cashel, seat of the former Kings of Ireland (100 miles from Dublin and 65 miles from Cork) and 10 miles from Holy cross Abbey, a beautifully restored medieval Cistercian Abbey. Dundrum House Hotel is situated amidst the beauty and splendour of Irelands Golden Vale. The beautiful grounds and elegant interiors provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs / Wedding video. The Galteemore Ballroom caters for up to 350 guests and our award winning team of chefs and service staff will treat you to wonderful food and excellent service wedding

We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your dream day. To arrange a show around, please do not hesitate to contact us on 062 71116 or weddings@dundrumhouse.ie .  Assuring you of our best attention and service. Wedding suppliers also available 

The Warmest of Welcomes Awaits You.

 

 

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 Ballykisteen:

This Tipperary hotel is ideally located only minutes from Tipperary Town and less than 30 minutes drive from Limerick making it an excellent location for couples looking for their very own fairytale wedding. Let the management and staff at Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort make the most important day of your life something very special indeed.

We will help you plan step by step a day to remember. Our specialist wedding team are at your disposal for advice and assistance throughout the planning process. Our expert wedding management team will ensure the day runs smoothly, leaving you free to enjoy this, one of the most important days of your life. our grounds are ideal for your wedding photographer or wedding video.  Reception:  +353 (0)62 33333

 

 

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Kilshaine House

Set in the magnificent rolling countryside of South Tipperary, this large Victorian house is at the end of a half mile long driveway and surrounded by 320 acres of private parkland which includes a trout river and landscaped gardens with some stunning features: great trees, an 1860 palm house, a large walled garden – and a ballroom in an orangerie, where 200 guests can be seated for a gala dinner.

The house has recently been meticulously restored for special events and is now one of Ireland’s most desirable private venues. An impressive high-ceilinged hall with marble columns and beautiful plasterwork sets the tone, and a series of fine rooms – drawing room, library, dining room and morning room – all share magnificent views across the Tipperary landscape.

There are several churches to choose from in the area, and wedding blessings can be held at Kilshane. The champagne reception is hosted in the Conservatory, followed by dinner in the Orangerie, which has three French doors opening onto a terrace overlooking the lake. This is one of Tipperary most beautful views and a gem for the likes of Video & Photography for your day.

Wedding planning services are available on request

 

 

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Hotel Minella Clonmel:

Hotel Minella Clonmel is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel Co. Tipperary. The original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, and the Minella was opened as a hotel by Mr & Mrs Jack Nallen in 1963. Situated on the River Suir, in beautiful tranquil surroundings, the hotel is only a 5 minute drive from the town centre. The Minella has seen much change over the years, including upto date technology, and the addition of the award winning leisure facilities at Club Minella. and would be delighted to welcome you on your wedding day, where our freninly staff will assist, with fablous gorounds for those very importent photos and videography. 4 Star Family Run Hotel
052 6122388.

 

 

So that’s our input into hotels these are only some of the fabulous hotels in Tipperary which we have videoed weddings in, lots of other hotels all over Ireland,  with the likes of  Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford, Wicklow, limerick, Kildare., Cork to name a few.

 

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