The Brooklodge in Macreddin Village, Wicklow is one of my favourite venues to shoot a wedding video in.  It’s only an hour drive from Dublin and is nestled away in the quiet, relaxing countryside.  There’s a beautiful, quaint white chapel on the grounds where I’ve shot many wedding ceremonies.  Having your wedding here can also save a lot of time on the day, as you don’t have to go very far for your photography session and the family photos.

The food is excellent. The Brooklodge is known for having Ireland’s only Certified Organic restaurant, The Strawberry Tree.  There is also a Southern Italian restaurant there, La Taverna Armento, which deserves a special mention.  The bar food is also excellent if you’re a vegan or a vegetarian.

Check out the following short wedding video clip of the Brooklodge from a wedding in October 2009.  Sarah and Neasan were a wonderful couple on the day, and they were surrounded by loving family and friends who were visibly having a great time.  Their photographer was Dermot Byrne, a photographer who I have worked with a number of times, and it is always a pleasure to do so.  Dermot has a great sense of humor, and is always able to make a couple feel at ease on their wedding day.  He is also a consummate professional, and his work is second to none.  Sarah, Neasan, Dermot and myself worked together very well on day, and the ever-present smiles on the faces of the newly married couple showed me they were enjoying every minute of it.  It showed on their wedding video/DVD as well.

For more Brooklodge sample wedding video clips, please visit our new sample wedding video page at the Bride & Groom Films website.

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Richard Finlay was recently ranked among the best videographers in the world by the DV Awards. He was also voted ‘Wedding Videographer of the Year’ in Ireland’s very first online wedding awards. In the same year, he was named as a top wedding videographer by Weddings Online.