Eimear Lowth Wedding Soloist Tipperary

        ( A post by Abbey Video Productions)

Well here in Tipperary and Kilkenny we are well and truly into the Wedding video season again for  the new year.  Like all other wedding suppliers I come across lots of fantastic professionals along the way, and one that springs to mind is Eimear Lowth from Boherlahan in County Tipperary.  I meet Eimear at lots of weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, and of course all the local churches near Cashel. At one such wedding which I filmed  only 2 weeks ago Eimear was the official soloist and the applause of the wedding guests showed how much they loved her singing. After the Church Eimear went to the reception to entertain the guests as they mingled and enjoyed themselves at the hotel, she really got them going with some great songs and music that was well suited to the age group that was attending the wedding. Have  a look below at the clip I recorded of her at that wedding………

 

Eimear is a trained classical singer but also sings traditional Irish and modern music.  She is a very keen person and is passionate about her music.  Eimear pays great detail to the needs of all her wedding clients, helping plan and arrange the perfect church wedding music, music that best suits each couples personal tastes. Whether it’s music for a wedding service, funeral service, civil ceremony or pre-dinner drinks function, Eimear will be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.  So if you have an up-coming wedding function drop her an e-mail at  eimearlowth@gmail.com before she’s booked!  Eimear is also listed on the very popular wedding supplier site Brides In Munster covering Tipperary- Kilkenny and all of Munster, soon to be country wide! Keep a check and like my Facebookpage as more videos of Eimear will be on line soon, and of course Brides in MunsterFacebook page for the best choice of wedding suppliers  in Tipperary and Kilkenny

Wedding Photography and Video shoot locations

A post by ABBEY VIDEO PRODUCTIONS   Wedding Photography and Video-shoot locations around Cashel, Co Tipperary

Wedding videos by Abbey Video Productions
Wedding videos by Abbey Video Productions

As a popular wedding videographer in Tipperary and Kilkennyand further afield, I get asked about the best places for wedding photography and video shoots after the service. As I live in Cashel I would have to recommend the Hoare Abbey just up from where I live.  Hoare Abbey is a Cistercian monastery, and most of the visible remains date to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. You can still see the well preserved remains of a refectory, a large church with nave, chancel, and transepts all in good condition. Each of the transepts has a small chapel, and you can see the remains of an Archbishop’s tomb just north of the chancel.


The Rock of Cashel
is also a great photo opportunity.  Towering over the town from its perch on a 200 foot high outcrop of limestone, the Rock was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. It was visited by St. Patrick in 450 and Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland here in the 10th century. Granted to the church in the 1100s by the O’Brien clan king, the Rock became the seat of the archbishop and it was at this time that Cormac’s Chapel was built. In 1647 the Rock was ransacked by Cromwellian forces under the leadership of Lord Inchiquin.The cloisters are in a very unusual position.  Usually the cloister is positioned to the south of the church – however at Hoare Abbey they are positioned to the north. This is possibly because the Rock of Cashel is so prominent to the north, they wanted to maximise its impact.  With all these fantastic features you will be spoiled for choice.

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Wedding videos by Abbey Video Productions

As a local Videographer I have filmed some stunning wedding videos in these old ruins, and if any bride is planning her wedding in the area and would like to see some footage please let me know and I can arrange for you to view it.
There are a lot more fantastic photographic locations in and around Cashel / Tipperary areas. Ardmayle  Church is one that springs to mind as I filmed  a wedding there just last Friday.

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Wedding Photography and Video shoot locations

Ardmayle Church – Abbey Video ProductionsThe church and tower at Ardmayle have existed in one from or another since the middle of the 12th century. The first stone church was erected by the Normans in the 13th century under the auspices of the Knights Templar.  The church was badly damaged in 1315 and after being renovated or rebuilt is was again badly damaged in 1581 during the Desmond rebellion. The church and tower would change hands

on many occasions during the course of history with the Protestants eventually taking up permanent residence after the Catholic church moved to Nodstown (Boherlahan) in 1813. The Protestant community continued to worship in Ardmayle until the late 1950s when, due to dwindling numbers, they closed the church. The Grubb family continued to look after the building until the 1980s when the Ardmayle Heritage Society with the help of Sean Woodward of Cashel, Canon Morrissey and Fr. Feehan of Boherlahan took over the church and completely renovated it.

 

Thank you for time reading my blog and I hope its of some use to you when planning your wedding day.  Coming next – locations around Kilkenny ! ~ Joe

Check me out on face book  and of course don’t forget our sister site the very popular wedding suppliers site  Brides In Munster-  Tipperary   soon to be covering Kilkenny as well!

 

Call to the Coachman Bar Clonmel

Call to the Coachman Bar Clonmel Brides in Tipperary

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

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

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The Coachman Bar Clonmel Co. Tipperary Ireland

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

The Coachman Bar Clonme
The Coachman Bar Clonme

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

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

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

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

Keeping the Costs of your Wedding Cake Down

Keeping the Costs of your Wedding Cake Down

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

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

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

Here are some tips to keeping your cake costs down: 

· Make your own wedding cake creations 

· Serve cupcakes and a smaller cake for the cake toppers 

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

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

· Buy your own cake toppers and other decorative additions 

· Pick up the cake rather than have it delivered. 

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

· Use extra candies and Hershey’s kisses as accents 

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

Nice home made dividers are: 

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Wedding suppliers around Tipperary

( By Abbey Video Productions)

While filming  weddings in and around Tipperary and the larger Munster area I am often asked by brides and grooms to recommend suppliers in the locality. Now this is not an easy task as I know so many over the years, but I often direct them to Brides In Munster,  a handy little supplier site which only has local and professional, and of course affordable suppliers, which I set up for this very purpose.  As I often say, if they’re not listed on Brides In Munster well …. what can I say?  The hotel of course is one of  the couples’ first port of call,  have a look here at Dundrum House Hotel Video – I think it speaks for itself.  You can also have a look at their fabulous wedding  packages here 

 Next I guess is your photographer, and where do I start here?!  Over the years I have worked with some greatTipperary wedding photographers and  also some fantastic guys outside Tipperary.  So to be fair I will recommend those whom I’m most familiar with. Andrew Mc Dermott  wedding studio is based in Waterford but covers all of Ireland.  Donal O Brien Photography – Donal is based in Mullinahone in Tipperary and I have met Donal at many weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny.  Denis Vahey Photography  is Cashel based and Denis is a young, vibrant photographer.  John D Kelly Photography  is based in Clonmel  and is another fantastic photographer.  So as I said there are many more photographers out there, but remember when booking a photography for your wedding day you can’t put a price on quality!

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When it comes to wedding flowers I would have to recommend Janes Flowers Cabin  from  Kilcommon, Thurles, Co Tipperary.  I have met with Jane many times when I have filmed and while she has provided flowers for the same wedding.  Her flowers always look and keep so fresh and crisp, even on  a warm, sunny day, of which we had many last year!  So a quick call to Jane should have your wedding bouquet and church looking great on your wedding day – you would be surprised how many people comment on the flowers on a wedding day in the church.

For wedding car hire I would personally select All Events Limousines from Waterford, a fine group of experienced drivers who know nearly all of the churches and hotels in Ireland, along with all the best photography locations.  Their cars are second to none and with over 20 years wedding car hire experience in the UK and Ireland. They are well worth a call and maybe visit their website  All Events Wedding Cars for some more information.

 Videographers in Tipperary – well this is an easy one for me!  Abbey Video Productions based in Cashel.  As you may well know, I have been dedicated to this industry for some time.  I have filmed weddings in Tipperary and beyond, and over the years I have developed a keen sense of what is important.  I appreciate which crucial moments from the ceremony really need to be filmed and I know how to best record the finer details.  Because of my years of training I can put all of this into practice to create an artistic and beautifully flowing wedding DVD.  I take delight in sharing and witnessing these beautiful moments. For me, to capture these moments for the couple to enjoy again and again, really is the icing on the cake!  That’s why I love my job.

Many wedding suppliers are required in order to create the day of your dreams, so make sure you visit Brides In Munster  to see the  full range of wedding suppliers covering all Tipperary and Munster.  I do hope you will find it useful  in helping to create your wedding day.

~ Joe

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.

To keep up to date with what’s happening at Abbey Video, register to follow my blog and check out my face book page.

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

~Joe Boland Abbey Video Productions 

Wedding suppliers for Tipperary

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Did you know there are so many wedding suppliers on the net, a quick search and up pops about 1200 pages! Everything from flowers, cakes, dresses, videographers, photographers, and bands, but over 50% of these are based in Dublin. So if your from Tipperary Waterford Wexford and the likes these suppliers are going to charge you extra to have the honour of supplying you a service for your wedding. Have you ever checked out weddings on line, mrs2b and the likes? Ok they have great supplier sites but again over 50% of their advertisers are up the country and the few that need to advertise with them locally are well… pricey because they have to pay for that pleasure and that cost is factored into the price you get when you enquire for their service this is a fact!

We at Brides in Munster don’t charge our suppliers and never will, so there is no add on price when you use one of the suppliers from our site even better we recommend they give you a little off the price when you book them from our site.

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Wedding suppliers Tipperary Munster Ireland’s number one Wedding suppliers

Wedding suppliers Tipperary Munster Ireland’s number one Wedding suppliers

Did you know there are so many wedding suppliers on the net, a quick search and up pops about 1200 pages! Everything from flowers, cakes, dresses, videographers, photographers, and bands, but over 50% of these are based in Dublin. So if your from Tipperary Waterford Wexford and the likes these suppliers are going to charge you extra to have the honour of supplying you a service for your wedding. Have you ever checked out weddings on line, mrs2b and the likes? Ok they have great supplier sites but again over 50% of their advertisers are up the country and the few that need to advertise with them locally are well… pricey because they have to pay for that pleasure and that cost is factored into the price you get when you enquire for their service this is a fact!

We at Brides in Munster don’t charge our suppliers and never will, so there is no add on price when you use one of the suppliers from our site even better we recommend they give you a little off the price when you book them from our site.

Wedding Table Themes

Wedding Table Themes
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One of the major things that come up when planning a wedding reception is where people are  going to sit during the meal.We all know that Cousin Jimmy can’t sit next to
Uncle Bob because they fell out years ago! So you and your fiancé will have to work out a plan to make sure everyone is sat in the place where they will have the most enjoyable time for the day

Wedding Table Themes Ballykisteen Hotel Tipperary

In recent years you will have  noticed “table themes” at weddings you might have been invited to in and around  Tipperary, Cork, Kilkenny, Waterford, Munster, in fact at most weddings ,this is some thing that took off a few years back, it’s a simple but  very effective way of guiding people to their tables, one of my favourite ones I saw lately was in Faithlegg House Hotel in Waterford where an old suitcase was placed on a table in the reception area and as you walked into the dining room in the case was a load of travel “tags” with the names of guests and the table number  where they were seated nice one!

Dundrum House Hotel In Tipperary was another great one where a balloon had the names of the guests written on it and they took it to the corresponding table in the function room where the same colour balloon was attached to their table, good one!

Here is some I have come across    Flowers Tree names, Seaside Postcards, Personal Sayings, Numbers with Meaning, Famous Couples, Friends Episodes, James Bond Films, New York Locations, Legendary People

And a very original one was sweet wrappers!

Civil marriage ceremonies

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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.