Looking for a wedding videographer?

My philosophy on filmmaking is that essentially I am being trusted to tell the story of your wedding day as your wedding videographer. My priority is to make a beautiful film that will be entertaining, emotional and authentic. And not only for now, but in generations to come.

As well as creating a wedding video that you will cherish and be proud to watch many times with family and friends I can also create longer, more documentary style, edits of the ceremony and speeches in full.

Co Clare wedding Video Preview Film at Falls Hotel Ennistymon

Travelling to your wedding?

I love to travel, and my wife Julie and I have been lucky enough to explore all over the Island of Ireland from Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Donegal, Galway, the midlands and pretty much everywhere in between. So no matter your wedding location please get in touch and I’d be delighted to check wedding availability and give you more details.

Here’s a little more information if you are looking for a wedding videographer in the Dublin area. And here’s a few preview films from around the country.

Lough Eske Castle: Donegal Wedding Videographer

Bundoran & Sligo: Sligo Wedding Video

Hilton Park Estate: Monaghan Wedding Videography

Shannon & Ennistymon: Clare Wedding Video

Co Dublin Weddings: Dublin Wedding Video

Lough Erne 5* Resort: Fermanagh Wedding Videographer

Wedding Filming Style

My style of shooting is extremely minimal – I travel with one small shoulder bag. If it doesn’t fit in the bag it doesn’t go with me! There aren’t foot-long furry microphones, massive tripods or big bright hot lights. As your wedding videographer I will shoot compactly and discreetly and try blend into the background of your wedding day. My style translates easily from small elopements to civil ceremonies. I can also film discreetly at large Church weddings with ease.

Sligo Park Wedding Video Preview Film

How I work on your wedding day

On your wedding day I like to start with the bridal preparations a few hours before the wedding ceremony. This captures the nerves, the build-up and the excitement before the day comes to life and all becomes very real!

Then it is off to the ceremony location where I will film guests arriving. I try to focus on details and moments of emotion. The things that you might miss on the day are really important to me as your wedding videographer.

After the ceremony we make our way to the reception venue if it’s a different location. Again I look for the real moments of real people doing real things. Your guests mingling and capturing the atmosphere. I stay until the first dance kicks off and I stay as long as I need to make sure I have plenty of great action to get a real taste of the party!

Real people doing real things

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Bride takes a moment to open a present sent over from the groom!

My focus is just to observe and capture real people doing real things. I don’t stage your wedding day. It’s authentic and real. The best wedding films are when you, your partner, and family and friends are just going about their day without even knowing I’m there. You enjoy your day and I’ll do the rest!

Growing up beside the Atlantic Ocean I’m particularly drawn to the sea and love creating wedding videos in some of the most scenic locations along the Wild Atlantic Way from Slieve Liag in Donegal, to the Cliffs of Moher and Ennis in Co Clare.

‘The best day…’ Fintown & Jackson’s Hotel Trailer

Top Irish Wedding Receptions

Ireland is lucky to have some of the best quality of hotels and wedding venues anywhere. The hospitality is second to none and the food is always exceptional in Ireland’s top Hotels. I love filming in these veues and here’s a few beautiful wedding videos.

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Walking through the Bluestack Mountains

I love Co Sligo and this one from a beautiful castle was one film which worked out really well Markree Castle Wedding. Also I am lucky to have grown up around the lake from Lough Eske Castle. Harvey’s Point HotelHarvey’s Point Wedding Video is also only around the water from my original family home.

In Co Monaghan is the beautiful Hilton Park Hotel Weding Venue. It’s here I got to shoot the lovely day of Stephen and Kathryn. And of course not to pass up the midlands! I love to shoot around here and enjoyed Kinnity Castle and have filmed in Co Meath many times also. Here’s a wedding from Co Longford and onto the Slieve Russell in Co Cavan.

The wedding films you get

I will customise this for your wedding depending on what is important to you both. Typically I recommend the following 4 films.

A short preview video which is about 3 minutes long while I build your longer films.

You also get a long ceremony video and also a film of your entire speeches.

The long ceremony video is esentially all the personalised moments of the wedding day in the order they happened. So this film starts with the arrival at the venue, walking up the aisle etc. Any personalised wedding readings and the vows in full are included. If it is a religious ceremony there are parts that it’s not allowed to video such as the consecration in a Catholic ceremony.

The speeches in full will run in realtime. Nothing is edited out – this is a full edit of the speeches cut between 2-3 camera angles.

The wedding feature film.

The feature video is typically edited to be around 25 minutes long this combines the best of your speeches, ceremony, vows and the little moments throughout the day. It’s told in a time-shifting format to make the most of the story of the day. This keeps it entertaining and film-like. You won’t want to press fast-forward!

The feature is typically around 25 minutes long and this can vary depending on what is happening on your day. If you are having a smaller elopement style wedding then I may recommend a shorter film. If your speeches are brilliant and there’s lots happening then we may need more time!

It’s all flexible though and I want to make the best film possible for you with what happens on your wedding day. I’ll take your input on board here too as I know sometimes couples want something longer and some prefer shorter.

I’d love to send you a sample of a recent wedding film so please get in touch and I’ll send you a relevant film to your wedding. I can take your input and create a custom quote for your event.

Wedding film Preview @ Aghyaran

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a wedding Film?

Put aside the old notion of wedding video being a boring, cheesy and a 2, 3, or even 4 hour watch! Modern wedding videography has evolved into a must-have for today’s brides and grooms. These are luxury films that have very high production value with a cohesive narrative and a fully colour graded feature film. I want to create a unique video of your wedding day that will be cherished not only by you but for future generations of your family.

Is a 15 or 25 minute film long enough?

Yes! You will not need to touch the fast forward button! What I create aims to be authentic but also entertaining to you both, your family, and your friends. It will be re-watchable and bring enjoyment each time.

Traditional wedding video has a place as a basic historic documentary of the day. It’s not designed to be entertaining however and it’s unlikely you will watch a long full length video too often.

I offer documentary edits to complement the feature, you can of course get an edited film of the wedding ceremony and the full speeches – but it’s the feature film you will be proudest of and the one you will watch the most.

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The newly married Bride and Groom make their way down the aisle

How long until we receive our full film video collection?

My current delivery time is between 4-8 weeks which is well ahead of the industry standard for cinematic wedding videography. Around Ireland the average wedding video delivery is probably 4-6 months on average. Faster delivery time benefits everyone and I always work hard to be sure that you will receive the highest quality films, in the shortest possible times.

What’s your style of filming on the wedding day?

Discreet, relaxed, unposed and professional.  There’s no big TV style cameras, bulky tripods, tv screens on the floor, or big bright hot lights – you probably won’t really notice me there at all!  I will capture moments as they naturally unfold so it’s ideal to go about your day as if I’m not even there! Just pretend I’m another friend that’s at your wedding!

 How long will the film creation process take and when will I see my preview film?

It’s good to know a rough timeline for the creative edit process.  Actual editing time will be in the range of 40 hours and it is a time consuming process but to obtain the best results I always put the time needed into it.  Typically I endeavor to have your films created within 8 weeks as mentioned. If you opted for a preview film then this is generally ready within a week or two.

Who will film my day?

Jason McGarrigle is the main videographer and will be the primary shooter on your day. In cases where a second videographer is needed we will arrange.

How much does wedding videography cost in Ireland?

On average in Ireland a well produced cinematic wedding film will range upwards from €1800-€4000 on average depending on many factors. This is based on the experience of the videographer, the equipment used, and the time spent editing.

A good quality traditional wedding style video will typically be up to €1,595. The national average in 2018 was around €1,600. More cinematic and better edited films typically range upwards from here.

I don’t have a fixed package price and will be happy to customise a quote for your event.

Do you cover Destination Weddings?

Yes, I love destinations weddings.  I’m happy to film an Irish wedding Video in Donegal, Dublin, Cork, Sligo, or anywhere Nationwide all over Ireland, anywhere in Europe, or at any world destination wedding venue that you have chosen!  Please get in touch to check your date.  I will be happy to customise a quote for you.

Do you need a meal at the reception?

A hot dinner is always appreciated!  But no need to add me to the table plan I’m more than happy to have bar food. This is also a great time for me to find a quiet corner and do a backup of your wedding video and audio files captured to that point. If you opted for a same day edit I’ll be editing away during this time also!

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Having a stroll together en route to the wedding reception

How do we secure our date?

Firstly we need to check the date so please get in touch via our contact page.

Want to learn more?

Your only worry is to enjoy yourself and enjoy every moment and just soak in the atmosphere and experience.

I’d love it if you took a little time to browse my wedding videography blog – there’s lots of info there and some recent wedding films also. I love to take your feedback from the films you enjoyed the most to help create something that you will cherish.

As your wedding videographer I will do the rest to ensure your film is authentic and entertaining.

Please get in touch to check availability and see if we are a great match for each other.