Wedding Favour ideas

My Sweet Cart wedding sweets , wedding video tipperaryIt goes without saying that your wedding day is an extremely special occasion and one of the biggest days of your life. Of course for all brides and grooms the actual wedding ceremony is the most important part but sharing your special day with your closest friends and family is also a vital element for a lot of people. It is becoming commonplace for many brides and grooms to recognise the love and friendship of their guests with a small token of their appreciation.
There are literally hundreds of different ideas for wedding favours that you can use but below are just a small selection. All of these are becoming more frequent at Irish weddings in places all over  Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford.
You don’t have to break the bank
Weddings can be very expensive occasions, and some things such as videography are best handled by a professional such as Abbey Video Productions, due to my extensive experience and knowledge of all the local and distant hotels and my years of wedding videography.
However when it comes to things such as invitations and wedding favours, there’s no need to hire an expensive wedding planner as it really is the thought that counts.
A sweet idea
One of the most popular wedding favours that won’t decimate your wedding budget is sweets and in particular, Love Hearts. They have obvious connotations with love and togetherness and you can customise the wrappers to include your own personal message. Other sweet companies also offer a similar service and although Love Hearts are arguably the most appropriate it really is up to the bride and groom to choose which sweets to have, possibly their own favourites.A small surprise to unwrap.  Favour envelopes are another increasingly popular idea and anything can be placed in them and left as a surprise for your guests. A photograph or a note of thanks can be especially heartfelt for guests, many of whom may have travelled a long way to be present.
Scented candles are also growing in popularity as a wedding favour and are often found at Irish weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny in particular. The candles can be personalised with your own unique message or you can buy them ‘off the shelf’ but either way they will create a wonderful aroma in the room and give your guests a lasting memory of the day that they can take home and keep.
Of course you can break the bank if you choose to, While most brides and grooms have a limited budget which they’ll try to stick rigidly to, some couples will be able to lavish expensive wedding favours on their guests. If you can afford to then, why not?

Wedding sweets,My Sweet Cart wedding sweets carts,Sweets are one thing but a handmade cake with a personalised message will really impress your guests and they’ll certainly remember the wedding for a long time to come.
Any form of personalised gift will be sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests and items such as hip flasks, passport holders and wallets can all be customised with a unique message for a real personal touch.
Whichever wedding favours you decide to go with, they can be incorporated into the videography by Abbey Video Productions so that you have a permanent reminder of the tokens of gratitude you had on your special day. Also have a look at Brides In Munster for a fantastic range of Wedding Suppliers for Tipperary and Kilkenny  So, I hope my post has been of some use to you, and I have a great one for next week!  ~ Joe   All photos  © Abbey Video)

Civil Ceremony Alternatives;

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After All, Your Big Day Deserves more than the Registrar’s Office.
Getting married is one of life’s biggest events and every couple wants it to be as memorable as possible for all the right reasons.
Now of course there is nothing wrong with a traditional civil ceremony and after all, the most important part of the day is the actual marriage itself, although, I have filmed a lot of Civil ceremony’s In and around Tipperary and Kilkenny and getting hitched in a registrar’s office may not be the most romantic of settings or the day you’ve always dreamed of. Your wedding is something that you (hopefully) will only be doing once so it’s worth making that extra effort to ensure the day is as special and unique to you as possible. The following alternative ceremonies will give you a brief idea of how you can make the day that little bit more special.

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The Possibilities are endless there are now more ways than ever for brides and grooms to mark their special day and these alternative ceremonies are becoming ever more popular around the world and especially in Ireland
A ‘knot tying’ ceremony
One of the most unique alternatives is known as a ‘knot-tying’ ceremony. Here, the couple can demonstrate their combined strength by tying a fisherman’s knot. Getting tighter with pressure this knot is meant to signify a couple’s strength. Ideally the material used in this ceremony should have some significance, for example a strip of cloth from the dress that the bride wore on the first date if possible. Every ceremony is unique so it is entirely up to the happy couple but this is certainly one idea which is becoming more popular.
Other alternatives

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Another alternative which is becoming increasingly popular is a sand ceremony. In this ceremony, the couple mix two different colours of sand into one container which symbolises their hearts and lives becoming entwined. The fact that it is extremely difficult to separate the two colours once they have been mixed is also highly significant as this is a reflection of the couple being joined together and unable to be separated.
A water ceremony works in much the same way as a sand ceremony with each partner having a container of coloured water which is unique to them and then pouring it into one joint container, therefore symbolising unity and togetherness.

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As your wedding day is such a unique and special occasion it is well worth having a memento which will last forever and I can make that memory last forever so no matter where your getting married let it be  Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow or Waterford or anywhere in Ireland my packages are designed to suit you in terms of style and budget. Videography companies like Abbey Video Productions have experience in recording all manner of ceremonies, indoors and outdoors and in various locations so wherever your ceremony takes place, I can record it without any problems.

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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.
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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.

Abbey Video won The Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016

Well done to Abbey Video Productions The Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016 winner!    

brides_choice_awards_winner_fb_profile_360x360_2016Last Wednesday evening I got word that I had won the Mrs2Be brides choice awards for wedding Videography in Ireland!

The Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards were launched in 2014. The awards are the first and only Irish wedding industry awards that are based on a detailed review process involving each entrant’s previous customers. Entrants are judged on a range of criteria including professionalism and quality. Entrants are judged primarily via a review system involving previous couples who have recently used their service. These reviews are independently verified and cross-referenced to ensure credibility.

 

I was nominated last year and was honoured to become a finalist. This year I was nominated by a couple whose wedding I filmed early in 2015 and I progressed once again to the finals, but this time I went all the way and won!  It’s a nervous wait to see how things go with the judges and of course how the couples vote.  But as I always say, every wedding video I complete is a winner for me – when I get an e-mail, text, Facebook review or a phone call to say how delighted a couple are with their wedding DVD, well I just won all over again!

 

wedding video tipperary  abbey videoWedding videography can be a strange business sometimes, no two couples have the same taste in filming or the music they pick for the final product.   Over the years I have seen the way weddings are delivered – these times of course it’s DVD and also flash drives are making their way on stream.  But I have always kept up-to-date with all the latest technology, including the new Sony cams, the very best in software, computers, and of course my own creative and unique way of filming weddings all wrapped into a professional, affordable and unobtrusive style.  And by the looks of things it’s working both for the couple and for me, so happy days there!

 

 

 

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It’s time to get ready for this week’s weddings – some more fantastic couples to meet, new places, new faces, and hopefully more referrals, that’s how my business works best.  It also helps that my website is at the top of google for wedding video in Tipperary, along with Kilkenny and Carlow – I love SEO and how Google works behind the scenes, and by the looks of things it has paid off again!  Thank you to all my 2105 couples that took the time to vote for us. ~ Joe & Breda

Wedding singer Eileen Coyle

Wedding singer Eileen CoyleEileen is a professional soprano based in Dublin with 10 years experience as a soloist and a church wedding singer. She has a varied repertoire ranging from classical to traditional Irish and modern. She will provide all the support you need to make your wedding unique and special. Eileen is available for your church wedding ceremony, civil ceremony or champagne reception. She will bring a beauty to the ceremony with a truly emotive performance. One of the most popular and sought after female singers in Dublin this year, she has a    uniquely pure and clear celtic sound. Eileen is based in Dublin but will travel anywhere in Ireland to sing at your wedding. Listen to Eileen here.

Eileen’s wealth of experience and expertise, her commitment to professionalism, and her eye for detail will make planning your church or civil wedding ceremony music effortless and stress free. Eileen will work closely with you to create a unique and memorable song list just for you on your special day. If you need any help picking out prayers or readings she will help match them with your song choices. Call now for a quote on (087) 3892280 or email to eileencoyle1@gmail.com

 

Based in Dublin, but a native of Cavan, Eileen holds a B.A. in Psychology, a HDip in Computer Music from NUI Maynooth, and a Masters in Music Technology from the University of Limerick. She is currently studying classical singing with Imelda Drumm and is starting her diploma in teaching and performance in the Royal Irish Academy of Music in September. She is interested in a wide variety of music and brings a passion to her performance which enraptures audiences. She enjoys performing at all events, including Catholic church wedding ceremonies, civil ceremonies and drinks receptions. If you are looking for a pure sound, Eileen’s voice though trained to the highest degree, is still naturally beautiful and unaffected.

“My love for music has always been the guiding force in my life, I have been singing since I could talk and playing piano as soon as I could reach the keys. It gives me great pleasure to see what a difference my music makes and how I can give so much to people just by doing what I love.” – Eileen Coyle

Eileen Coyle is a soprano with extensive experience as a soloist and church singer. She has a distinguished repertoire ranging from classical to traditional Irish and modern.

She has had 10 years of choral training specialising in renaissance polyphony and gregorian chant. While working as a soprano with the professional chamber choir, ‘Lassus’, she was involved in the recording of a debut album in 2015 and performances in The national Concert hall and churches around Dublin of Lassus motets and masses, repertoire including: Missa Paschalis a 5, O Sacrum Convivium a 5, Officium Paschale (selection), Christus Resurgens a 5 and Laudate Dominum a 12.

For the last 7 years, Eileen has been a choral scholar with the internationally renowned, semi-professional Lassus Scholars Choir, directed by Dr. Ite O’Donovan. International performance venues include Westminster Cathedral, London (2011), the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Paris (2014) and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome (2015). She has performed on numerous occasions as soprano soloist in concert with the Lassus Scholars and the Orlando Chamber Orchestra covering repertoire such as:

  • Mozart – KV 259 – Missa Brevis in C major, Orgelsolo Messe
  • Mozart – KV 220 – Missa Brevis in C major, Spatzenmesse
  • Mozart – KV 257 – Credo Mass in C major
  • Mozart – KV 317 – Coronation Mass in C major‬
  • Haydn – Missa Brevis in F major, Jugendmesse
  • Schubert – D167 – Mass No. 2 in G major

For the past 7 years Eileen has been singing with The Bugle Babes, a 1940’s Close harmony group based in Dublin who specialise in the music of The Andrews Sisters. The Bugle Babes have performed all over Ireland from The National Concert Hall to the Cork Opera House, and on Radio and Television; including The Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy, the Mooney Show and to “Knock ’em dead!” reviews at the American Embassy on Veterans Day! The Bugle Babes are a regular act upon the stage of The Kevin Barry room in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

In addition to being a successful classical singer Eileen has released two original albums. Her solo album “The Only Way is On”, written, recorded and performed by Eileen received national radio play and rave reviews from RTE Radio One. Her second album, “The stolen Child” was released in 2015 as part of a collaboration called “Webbs”. It was featured in Hotpress magazine and was highly recommended by top music blogger Nialler 9 and many radio presenters in Ireland and abroad.

 

Light up Letters, Trend at Irish weddings ?

brides in tipperary weddings in munsterOver the years of filming wedding videos all over Ireland, trends come and go, from the Chocolate Fountain, the sweet cart and now, Light up Letters these letters can say anything you wish, from welcoming your guests to  your wedding, to the all important word LOVE .For all couples, their wedding day is a unique and memorable occasion. No matter how many weddings they may go to as guests, no day will ever be as amazing as theirs.

However for guests, a lot of weddings that they go to can feel pretty similar and not that unique at all. Now on one hand, this isn’t really an issue for prenuptial couples to worry about as it’s their special day after all, but how can they help to make the day just as memorable for their guests as it is for them? At many Irish weddings these days as I have seen in areas like Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford there is a growing trend of light up letters taking centre stage in the function room. and yes it look great!These dazzling displays are proving to be a wonderful addition to many weddings across Ireland and for videography companies like Wedding Videographers Kilkenny  there are no problems capturing the magnificence of these lights and incorporating them into the wedding videos that I produce for happy couples.

wedding-accommodationThe light up letters come in a range of sizes so for couples who are looking for a discreet display there are small options available which are ideal for the top table at the wedding meal. However for the bride and groom who really want to dazzle their guests, large light up letters which are ideal for placing at the front of the dance floor are being more commonly hired in many parts of Ireland, including Tipperary and Kilkenny.
These larger letters are approximately 5 ft tall so they’re certainly big enough to be easily seen but not so large that they become obtrusive.
For many brides and grooms it is understandable that they will want their wedding venue to be set up in advance without the need to make alterations during the day. However should they wish to then it’s not a big job as the light up letters are easily mobile due to their surprisingly light weight. They are also versatile and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use so they can be appreciated whatever the weather. If the bride and groom are looking for outdoor photographs at night with a stunning backdrop then these lights are ideal. Equally, if they want them moved from the edge of the dance floor during the evening to make more space then this is also easily done due to their lightweight construction.

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The light up letters provide a stunning background scenery which guests will be queuing up to take photographs of and will remember long after the big day.Experienced videography professionals such as Wedding Videographers Kilkenny  can seamlessly highlight the light up letters in their footage so that the bride and groom will have a permanent reminder of their special day that they can hold on to forever.So if you are planing your special day give me a call or drop me an e-mail and we can discuss your wedding video let tit be in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford Carlow or indeed any  county in Ireland.   http://ibride.com/vendors/810359/abbey-video-productions/

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

Wedding Favour ideas 2016

DSC02296Whether it be a Tipperary wedding, a Kilkenny wedding, or where ever you’re getting married, it goes without saying that your wedding day is an extremely special occasion and one of the biggest days of your life. Of course, for all brides and grooms, the actual wedding ceremony is the most important part, but sharing your special day with your closest friends and family is also a vital element for a lot of people. It is becoming commonplace for many brides and grooms to recognise the love and friendship of their guests with a small token of their appreciation.
There are literally hundreds of different ideas for wedding favours that you can use, and below is just a small selection. All of these are becoming
more frequent at Irish weddings in places such as Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford. You don’t have to break the bank
Weddings can be very expensive occasions, and some things such as videography are best handled by a professional such as Abbey Video Productions, due to my extensive experience and knowledge of all the local and distant hotels and my years of wedding videography.
However, when it comes to things such as invitations and wedding favours, there’s no need to hire an expensive wedding planner as it really is the thought that counts. A sweet idea, one of the most popular wedding favours that won’t decimate your wedding budget is sweets and in particular, Love Hearts. They have obvious connotations with love and togetherness and you can customise the wrappers to include your own personal message. Other sweet companies also offer a similar service and, although Love Hearts are arguably the most appropriate, it really is up to the bride and groom to choose which sweets to have – possibly their own favourites.

 

Wedding sweets,My Sweet Cart wedding sweets carts,Favour envelopes are another increasingly popular idea, and anything can be placed in them and left as a surprise for your guests. A photograph or a note of thanks can be especially heartfelt for guests, many of whom may have travelled a long way to be present.
Scented candles are also growing in popularity as a wedding favour and are often found at Irish weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny in particular. The candles can be personalised with your own unique message or you can buy them ‘off the shelf’, but either way they will create a wonderful aroma in the room and give your guests a lasting memory of the day that they can take home and keep.
Of course you can break the bank if you choose to.
While most brides and grooms have a limited budget which they’ll try to stick rigidly to, some couples will be able to lavish expensive wedding favours on their guests. If you can afford to, then why not?
Sweets are one thing, but a handmade cake with a personalised message will really impress your guests and they’ll certainly remember the wedding for a long time to come.
Any form of personalised gift will be sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests, and items such as hip flasks, passport holders and wallets can all be customised with a unique message for a real personal touch.
Whichever wedding favours you decide to go with, they can be incorporated into the videography of your wedding by Abbey Video Productions, so that you have a permanent reminder of the tokens of gratitude you had on your special day. So, I hope my post has been of some use to you, and I have a great one for next week! Joe

Sean De Burca, Wedding Ceremony Singer and Piano Player,

Wedding Music

  Wedding Ceremony Singer & Piano player, Sean De Burca studied music at The University of Ulster & The Royal Northern College of Music Manchester.
Offering a portable grand piano Sean offers a package of wedding ceremony and drinks reception music.
For you ceremony, choose from 100’s of songs and instrumentals :- From classical standards and traditional Irish songs, to modern favourites of today In addition to singing for your wedding Ceremony Sean can offer a lively variety of music for your pre-dinner drinks reception ;- including Ratpack songs, from Michael Bublé, Elton John, Billy Joel & Bruce Springsteen to Ed Sheeran, Bruno mars, Coldplay & David Gray….Sean is also known for his entertaining performances as the Piano man at the Galway Radisson Hotel.
The Piano Man Show is a fresh alternative to a band for small to medium sized weddings or a perfect option for your Day After Party
 
Playing piano & singing has always been my passion.
As a child, as soon as I could reach the keys I was trying to make music.
Growing up I was inspired by the great piano – singers like Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole..
I also sang in choirs and musicals, and won many songwriting competitions.
After studying music at University I later worked as a musical director and Head of music at an Arts College in the UK.
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Today I work full time as a piano vocalist at events, weddings
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Let me turn your holiday dreams into reality! As your Personal Travel Counsellor I can plan the perfect trip for you. With over 10 years’ experience in the travel industry I can help arrange the perfect holiday to suit all needs, be it a family holiday, exotic honeymoon or a weekend city break – That once in a lifetime trip or round the world cruise – whatever your travel requirements I can arrange it all for you.

I have first-hand knowledge and experience of many European sun destinations having travelled to many such as Lanzarote, Tenerife, Crete, Corfu, Majorca, and Lake Garda along with many of the popular cities Barcelona, London, Berlin, Krakow, Paris and the big apple – New York. Travel is my passion and I love to share my experience and knowledge with my customers.

Customer service and care is something I pride myself in and I have the flexibility and time to give personal attention to each customer and focus on matching the perfect holiday to each client.

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Being part of Travel Counsellors gives me the flexibility to work the hours that suit my clients including weekends and evenings so you can book your travel requirements at your convenience – Feel free to give me call or drop me an email and I will be delighted to assist with your next amazing holiday!

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It’s Summer-time!

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It’s finally feeling like Summer-time, and I must confess as a wedding videographer here in Tipperary, this is one of my favourite times of the year. In terms of filming, I am given much greater scope for filming the outdoors. Filming is made easier by the fact that the bridal party can spill out into the grounds of their wedding venue, at ease and relaxed in the summer heat. I pride myself on filming my wedding parties in a discreet manner, a skill I have been working on for years. When the wedding guests come out into the sunshine, they relax and my job is made that little bit easier and even more pleasurable. When the sun shines, everyone unwinds, their shoulders drop, and they smile and enjoy the day that little bit more. The extra hours of sunlight also mean I have a bigger window to obtain great footage.

Get ready for Summer-time 2016

 

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Naturally, summer-time is my busiest time of year. If you’ve recently become engaged, now is a great time to start making preparations if you intend to marry in summer 2016. My diary for next year is filling up quickly, so I think it’s best to prepare as much in advance as possible, which will also minimise stress during preparations. Competition for venues and churches is greatest at this time of year, so you will need to start putting plans and ideas together, and make bookings soon. It may seem obvious to most but here are a few great reasons for booking a summer wedding for 2016.
                                                                         Let’s Go Outside!

A garden weddingIn recent years I’ve watched many young couples make the most of the summer weather by moving their celebrations outdoors. This is a great way to keep expenses down and can create a wonderfully relaxed and casual feel to the day. Despite it being summer-time, our weather in Ireland is not always dependable. However, having a wedding in summer-time can give you greater freedom in terms of choosing a wedding venue. Outdoor weddings are still not licensed in Ireland, but if you are having a civil ceremony at a hotel or registered venue, you may consider venturing into the grounds of the venue for the entire reception or once the meal and speeches have ended. Summer-time can give you greater creative freedom in terms of choosing a venue. Most hotels will have maintained their gardens well and at this time of year they will be in full bloom and looking their best.


Get Creative!
I’ve filmed wonderful family weddings held in the grounds belonging to the bride’s parents. Marquees are becoming increasingly popular and can be borrowed or rented and erected in the back garden. This works particularly well for smaller weddings and is a great way to help keep your wedding under budget. The only possible downside is that the party can go on until the small hours of the morning! And with all that space, you’ll easily be able to accommodate your evening guests as well. When planning your garden, don’t forget you’ll need a generator and lights for the evening-time!
                                                                               More Guests
Summer-time weddings tend to have a greater turn-out. More of your guests will be free to book time off work and they will be booking time off work anyway. The kids will off school, so families won’t be tied to the school calendar either. Family members who are living abroad are more likely to travel for a summer wedding and will make the trip their summer vacation. So you will have greater freedom to choose a week-day for your wedding and be less restricted to choosing a Saturday.


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Having your reception outdoors can put your creativity to the test. Recently I filmed a wedding reception in a marquee and the bride had decorated the inside with bunches of flowers called baby’s breath, Bristol fairy, or its proper name – Gypsphila. This delicate flower has been popular for as long as I can remember, but now more than ever it has become extremely popular – now it is used for bouquets and centre-pieces simply on its own. The result was fabulous and an inexpensive option. Summer weddings have a much larger colour palette and so give great freedom of expression in terms of colour – summer wedding really pop with colour, usually the brighter and bolder the better. I’ve also noticed brides and grooms becoming more creative over the summer months by wearing outfits slightly less conventional, for example – brightly coloured evening shoes and jewellery for the bride and coloured braces for the groom.
The summer weather means, we can travel together to great locations for filming after the ceremony and with our incredible landscapes here in Tipperary, we really our spoiled so we should make the most of them. I’ve filmed some beautiful scenes of the married couple walking through a meadow or down a path beside a stream. These are only a few of ideas for filming during summer! If you want to discuss your wedding ideas for filming your wedding, please get in touch and we can have a chat. If you would like to know more about choosing a wedding videographer you can read more about what I do here.
Best of luck with your wedding plans! ~ Joe