It’s Summer-time!

ABBEY VIDEO Summer Weddings in Tipperary
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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.

Great video and photos
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

Location, Location, Location.

Location, Location, Location.

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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Weddings videos in Tipperary – Abbey Video Productions

                          Getting  Fantastic Value  in booking  your Wedding  DVD must be important to YOU

We want to make it that bit easier for everyone getting married in these times.

We at Abbey Video Productions offer our customers our high standard of service as always with the lowest prices possible,starting at only €400 ! over the years we never look for mileage,because we know how expensive a wedding day can be without charging the Bride – Groom for Diesel!  we enjoy capturing the moment of the day for you, all the little things you might miss. And also in these times, people are on a budget like us all, so we just want to try our best and give you a memory of your special day in an Affordable but as always in a professional way like we have always done


Just some of the little things we do ….

A quick call to the bride’s home the morning of the wedding (within a 10m drive of the church)

Location filmed to show your audience where your wedding is taking place i.e. church, flowers, little details etc

Your guests arriving o yes and the lads!

The Bride and bridesmaids

The ceremony

The signing of the register

The greeting outside the door afterwards

The photo session

The drinks reception along with people mingling before dinner

Your entrance to the dining room

The Speeches

And to conclude a selection of dances that night.

No Booking deposit !



  ~Great  Promotion From Abbey Video Productions~

. If you book your wedding with us and know a friend that’s getting married tell them about us, if they book with us, YOU get E50 of your package price * While ALL Videographers  demand a deposit, we don’t.While most / if not all videographers charge mileage, we don’t. Some if not all, will only stay to a given time, say 10.oo pm, very few bands can start at this time !  Then you have to pay the videographer  “over time” to capture a few dances, we don’t charge over time, we stay  until we get the amount of dances we need or you require. Most charge to call to the Brides house, we don’t Some charge for vox pops we don’t, just ask to have it included in your DVD Most videographers charge up to  E 70 !! to put a few childhood photos at the start of your wedding DVD we don’t !   free interviews with your guests if you wish ,

And a LOT more, just ask  us !

* The most competitive Videographers  not only in Tipperary but in Munster! * The peace of mind that your wedding Video is being filmed in a professional, unobtrusive    and discreet manner using the most up-date HD cameras; * You will receive  4 customised Wedding boxed DVDs which would usually be ready for collection when you return from honeymoon; * Each Wedding DVD will have an interactive menu to allow you to view what ever part of your wedding you wish; * An extra DVD to pass around to friends, so you can keep your copies safe; * The opportunity to choose your own background music: * Your family and guests relaxed by our discreet and unobtrusive manner: * Also enquire about our Civil Partnership packages:


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Wedding Video Tipperary, Killusty- Fethard

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Abbey Video Productions returned to Killusty – Fethard  area again on Friday, our second time there in 2 weeks, for the wedding of Nicola & Damien.  Nicola is from a beautiful scenic area underneath the slopes of Slievenamon  near Cloneen, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, while Damien is from Ballingarry,  a village located in South-East Tipperary, in the area known as the Slieveardagh Hills.  All this area is just a short drive from Cashel from where we operate our wedding video business.  We have been getting a lot of new Brides and grooms booking us for our wedding video services in this area of late, we are very lucky with a huge amount of local work – again I guess it’s down to our 3 words “Professional, Affordable, Unobtrusive”  The happy couple stopped with their photographer Andrew Mc Dermott  at the old walls of Fethard for some great photographs in the lovely sunshine.  Hotel Minella Clonmel was our stop for the evening, and shortly after their wedding speeches their band “Loose Cannons” started and the party began!  Best of luck to them both, and looking forward to filming lots more wedding videos in Killusty – Fethard –  Ballingarry- Drangan areas later this year. ( Posted by By Abbey Video Productions)


Photographer:  Andrew Mc Dermott

Hotel: Hotel Minella Clonmel

Videographer; Abbey Video Productions

Wedding Suppliers: Brides in Tipperary/ Munster

Church: Killusty Fethard Tipperary

Celebrant  Fr Anthony Mc Sweeney

Band: Loose Cannons