Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016.

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As a popular wedding videographer here in Tipperary and covering Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford and all the other towns villages and cities around, it’s  fantastic to have been nominated for the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016. Over the years I have worked hard to understand the needs of couples who choose me as their wedding videographer for their special day, every couple has different ideas for their wedding video production and I encourage each bride and groom to give me their ideas and what they might like in the final production … after all it’s their day.

Down through  the years I have invested both time and money to keep up with the latest cameras, editing software and all the bells and whistles that go along with the job as i feel only the best is good enough for your wedding day.

 

I don’t use wedding fairs, I have  attended 2 in all my time as a wedding videographer, as i feel a lot of the couples that come along on the day often have their wedding suppliers booked before hand, and that can include me! So I  work on the “word of mouth” system and it really does work.  As you are reading my blog you will see I also depend on my website like any other business, and of course a quick google and you should normally find me at the top of your search  both in Tipperary & Kilkenny – I’m working on the other counties  as we speak.

 

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Getting back to the  Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Award 2015, every wedding I cover and produce  both locally and everywhere else is an Award for me as the feed back I get is truly out of this world and 100% recommendation from Brides & Grooms.  So I get Awards every year in my own way when couples  contact me after they have viewed their wedding dvd and  tell me that not only did they like their dvd but loved it and are so glad to have got a wedding video.  So a happy customer is happy days! But of course in saying that  the Award would be nice to receive, but we will let the powers that be make that choice, there are a lot of other fantastic videographers around the country and I wish them all the best.

 

 

 

cropped-main-img1.jpgThe wedding industry is booming at the moment and next year looks like a bumper year as well.  The budgets are still in place of course and rightly so, but I have often said  you get what you pay for.  Of course you can get your wedding video for 300 euro for the full day but is that all your memories are worth? The average price for the day can be 750+ and I think that’s fair – it often can be an 11 hr day and that’s only the wedding day, editing has to come into play after that.  So I would say if your are planning on getting married and having a wedding DVD  give time choosing your videographer. You don’t need to pay 900+ unless it’s a 2 man crew with 2  manned cameras, if that is what you need go for it, but I like to film with the “fly on the wall” approach.  This way both you and your guests are often unaware of cameras there at all, but of course all the little details get covered, with your guests enjoying themselves and your full day captured in detail.

So I would like to thank you all  for the nominations and I will keep you posted on the outcome ~  Joe

Till debt do us part / wedding videography

Its a short piece  of writing for you  this week as i’m so busy between, weddings, editing, for every county around especially  Tipperary & Kilkenny  but its all local work so all is good! But I  found this last week and thought it might make some interesting reading, Over the years of filming wedding videos in Tipperary / Kilkenny  and all over Ireland I get to see some  fantastic wedding days, from the Engagement party  right up to when the bride and groom dance the night away with family and friends on the big day. Its a pleasure to be part  of a couples wedding day to be among their family’s and friends for quite a number of hours on the day and some times for the Engagement party! But I did write a little about wedding and the way they change over the years but this post touches on the prices, which in these times is a BIG factor with all the costs so have a read and please comment and give me your thoughts.

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The web: The web is now the main part and plays a huge part for couples planning their wedding , Google is a great friend to all to find wedding suppliers, get prices, information, and try and get some help with that dreaded  speech. Google even has a wedding planning site to help you with your wedding you can see it here , even for  us wedding suppliers Google and the web is a powerful tool to have at our fingertips, when you type in wedding video Tipperary orKilkenny I am number one in the Organic search for wedding videos, this I am very proud of !  so get clicking and find you wedding suppler in your local area.They say you can’t put a price on wedded bliss, but €24,000 is a start. Yes, this is the amount that the average couple spent on getting married last year. There are several reasons for this, including the honeymoon, venue and décor. Here are a few other interesting facts about the change in trends for the big day:

Engagement:

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The length of time for which a couple are engaged has become shorter. In 2012, most couples were engaged for at least 2 years before getting married. However, last year, the majority waited just 13-18 months.As well as this, almost one in four couples live together for at least five years before walking up the aisle. On average, brides are getting married in their late twenties, while grooms are in their early thirties.

 

 

 

 

Winter Wedding:

DSC02152December is now the most popular month to get engaged, with February following behind.Abbey Video  have filmed some lovely Weddings over the years, the lovely crisp light, the shadows and the frosty blue skies.The hotels ready for Christmas with their decorations, and of course the mulled wine.

 

 

 

Walking Up the Aisle:

DSC05602Although up to a quarter of couples shun a church wedding, it is still the most popular venue in which to hold a wedding.  In years gone by Churches were the place to get wed now you can  get married anywhere you like to a certain extent, and it’s nice for people that are not religious  to have this choice.

Speeches:

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Even though it is still the main preference to have the speeches after the meal, popularity is increasing for having the speeches before the meal as everyone is more relaxed and can enjoy their dinner better.  Speeches they say should be like a mini skirt… long enough to cover the  essentials  but short enough to keep you interested, and it’s true, people do tend to want to get up after a large feed and walk around a bit before the dancing starts, but if your speeches go on too long  it’s hard to keep them entertained.The typical number of guests sitting for the meal is 101-150, with an approximate price range of €35 – €60 per head.  ( I remember doing a video a few years back and there were 380 sitting down for the meal!

Reception Venue:

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Although hotels remain the top choice for couples as their wedding reception venue, other choices are available and popular among couples.  These include country houses, which host more than 20 percent of Irish weddings, as well as restaurants.  We have some fantastic hotels here in Tipperary with the likes of Clonmel Park,  Hotel Minella Clonmel, Raheen House,  then just over the border in Kilkenny you have  The Newpark Hotel, the Ormond Hotel, and a lot more.

“How much”, I hear you ask?   read on ……..

They tell us an average wedding cost €24,000

Ok so what costs  all this money?  Well below is the average amount spent on various aspects of a wedding:

Venue : €9,825

Band: €1,850

DJ : €350

Photographer: €1,435

Videographer : €850

Wedding dress:  €1,570

Bridesmaid dresses : €550

Suits : €626

Ceremony music: €415

Wedding car: €420

Make up €265

Hair and others  €235

Jewellery €510

Wedding cake : €340

Flowers  €615

Favours €225

Candles €125

Hen / Stag : €500

Honeymoon: €4950

Extras : €1,170

And don’t think you will be finished with just the above, as your wedding day draws near there is always some thing that crops up, so make a budget and stick to it!

 

Hope you enjoyed my post ~  Joe on facebook 

It’s Summer-time!

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Summer Weddings in Tipperary

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

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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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.

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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.

 

 

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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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Irish toasts and blessings for your wedding day.

Irish toasts and blessings for your wedding day.

Irish toasts and blessings for your wedding day.

By Abbey Video Productions

Throughout my career as a wedding videographer in Tipperary, I have had the pleasure of filming and witnessing many poignant and emotional wedding ceremonies. Certain details from the day may remain with me and stand out in my memory, such as a sincerely spoken prayer or blessing. When I see the guests are silent, contemplative, with heads bowed down as they listen intently, I sense how the prayer has struck a chord, helping to bring everyone together in thought for that moment. Traditional Irish prayers and blessings can help bring this quality of intimacy to your wedding ceremony. And as they are traditional they are also loaded with nostalgia. Perhaps the guests will remember their grandparents saying them long ago, and hearing them again will evoke old memories. I am heavily booked for the summer season, but a few slots remain available, so please enquire soon if you are interested and in order to avoid disappointment. Now is also a great time to think about hiring your wedding videographer if you are getting married in 2015. Should you like to discuss any aspect of wedding videography, please get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to help and discuss your ideas. If you are still not sure, have a look at my newest testimonials, packages and some of the fantastic wedding videos which I have filmed recently. ~ Joe

WELCOME TO KILCORAN LODGE HOTEL

WELCOME TO KILCORAN LODGE HOTEL

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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Your Wedding at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel.

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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    Kilcoran Lodge Hotel
  • 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

On Silver Pond Wedding Stationery

On Silver Pond Wedding Stationery

Wedding Invitations and Stationery from On Silver Pond

 

 

On Silver Pond Wedding Stationery – offering you a simple and affordable solution for your Wedding Invitations. We create customised wedding invitations featuring all themes and designs. Flowers, snowflakes, butterflies, hearts, classic and abstract themes, to name a few. We also create designs suitable for the different seasons.

Wedding Invitations are available in square and tall formats and include free diamanté or pearl decoration. We create classic, single sided and pocketfold wedding invitations. Hand-crafted Irish-produced wedding stationery with no minimum orders and free delivery, nationwide.

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Wedding Invitations which are hand-made to order and are fully customisable on white, silver or champagne card. Our range includes Wedding Invitations, Evening Invitations, RSVP cards, Order of Service booklets, Wedding Mass scrolls, Menu Covers, Save the Date Cards, Guest Place cards, Table Number Cards and Wedding Thank You Cards. Wedding invitation folders are also available.

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We also offer a custom design service for any special requests. We are passionate about creating unique and personalised wedding invitations and wedding stationery. Our simple process, excellent quality and free design service set us apart. If you have a specific design query please contact us and we can answer any questions you may have.

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Christmas Weddings In Tipperary

Christmas Weddings In Tipperary

Brides in Kilkenny, Brides In Munster, Latest Wedding News Tipperary, Munster Brides, Tipperary Brides, Videographer's in Tipperary, Wedding Films Tipperary, Wedding News Tipperary, Wedding Videographer Kilkenny, Wedding Videos Tipperary, Weddings in Cashel, Weddings KilkennyWell its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as the song goes, and Christmas weddings here in Tipperary is buzzing according to our suppliers in the wedding Videography business which I hear is very busy along with Photographers and from Tipperary Wedding flowers and of course bands, and what makes it for us is the  feedback from our servers and couples and of course our suppliers that 65% of the weddings in Tipperary this year used Brides In Munster somewhere along the way Now that’s something to boost about.

 

 

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  On Brides in Munster we only have the most professional and of course in these times the most affordable while still giving the clients 100% service. Our hits per day are over 300!  And  best of all it’s a free service so give it a try you wont be disappointed … 65% of the couples this year used Brides In Munster.

 

Post by Abbey Video Productions: As a wedding videographer  in Tipperary Christmas weddings this year is so busy, I am lucky they don’t allow Church weddings on Christmas day or I would be working. I really enjoy the festive weddings, the bright crisp air the fabulous light that these days offer and the Christmas décor in the many hotels we visit locally over this time of the  year, Last evening I was looking at our books for the Christmas session and Holy Cross & Dundrum House Hotel, Cashel & Ballykisteen along with  Clonmel and Of course a big favourite of mine is Kilshane House Hotel Tipperary for a New Years eve wedding so lets rock I say !”

Tipperary – Munster”s Leading Wedding Videographer

 

Munster’s Leading Wedding Videographer

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Just a quick word from Abbey Video  Productions of Cashel Co Tipperary. We at Abbey Video would like to wish all the couples that are now planning their 2013 / 2014 / 2015 weddings all the very best!  Planning a wedding is not an easy task, I know I have been there!  You’ll find yourself trying to choose your ceremony location, reception, the flowers, the cake, and of course the dress. We at Abbey Video have a very handy planner in the form of a booklet called South East Brides and here you can start planning right after your engagement and continue up to the evening before your wedding and not forget a thing.  Also in here you will find lots of local wedding Suppliers to help you choose, so give us a call for your free booklet now!

A little mention about hiring a wedding videographer: OK first things first, how long has he been in the business? Can you view a sample of his /her work in the comfort of your own home; also ask him about his camera kit.  We at Abbey Video only use the latest camera kit, and we encourage couples to view our wedding demos in their homes, this gives them the chance to sit and chat about it.  Our prices?  We are the most competitively priced wedding video business in Munster if not all Ireland!

Of course it’s not all about price, quality is a huge part of it as well and we have been highly complimented in this regard, along with our ability to film in a quiet and unobtrusive way.  So if you would like to talk to us about your wedding give us a call or an email and let us offer you a wedding package to suit you.