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Pamela + Guillaume’s wedding ceremony at Chateau Montebello, May 16, 2015, violin and cello duo, Wedding musicians Ottawa

Chateau Montebello is a rustic yet high-end venue, perfect for a wedding indoors or outdoors. We have performed here many times, and it is always a treat. Pamela and Guillaume had their ceremony outdoors just in front of the gazebo. Just before the start of the ceremony, we performed a selection of pop songs (Wonderful Tonight, Top Gun Anthem, Nothing Else Matters, and Fields of Gold, which really set the mood for this wedding. As the ceremony started our musicians performed a new classic: Pachelbel canon for the bridesmaids (instead of the bride) followed by the rich sounding flowing music of A Thousand Years. We love the trend for adding pop music in wedding ceremonies, and this is such a classy way to do it! These songs really work well. For the signing of the register the violinist and cellist performed Bach’s Jesu Joy, which added a timeless feel, but injected a bit of energy and pulse which ultimately was paired nicely with the traditional wedding march to conclude the ceremony, as the couple walked out as husband and wife!  

Photographer and photo credit: Genevieve Albert 

Wedding music Quebec/Ottawa : Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Oxana + Larry’s wedding ceremony and reception at the Oban Inn, May 16, 2015, violin and cello duo, Niagara on the Lake wedding music

May 16th was such a beautiful and sunny day—perfect for an outdoor spring wedding! The ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Oban Inn in Niagara on the lake. The ceremony was held outdoors just in front of a lovely gazebo, surrounded by attractive manicured grounds. We arrived early (as always) and found a spot to park on a nearby street –and we didn’t mind the walk as we passed many stately and historic houses—some from the late 18th century! We immediately said hello to Meagan from Weddings Tied with Lace  (we always enjoy working with her) and setup our stands and the staff brought us two chairs. Soon enough, the guests began to arrive, and we started to play some light prelude music to help set the mood. When the officiant and groomsmen were at the front of the “aisle” signaling that the bridesmaids were in position, we started off the ceremony with a beautiful rendition of Pachelbel’s Canon. When all the bridesmaids have commenced their walk, we expertly switched to Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love for the bridal processional. For the signing of the register the violinist and cellist changed back to classical music, with Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, and ended the ceremony triumphantly with a fun version of Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. Just following the bride and Grooms exit, we continued to play for a few minutes, escorting the guests out of their seats with more music. At this point the guests made their way indoors for a cocktail reception, and we continued to perform for this portion of the day, all the way through dinner. We received many compliments, and were glad to participate in such  a beautiful wedding day!

Bridesmaids: Pachelbel Canon

Bride: Can’t Help Falling in Love

Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Recessional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun

Photo Credit: Oban Inn

 

Wedding music Niagara NOTL: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Sheri and Stephen’s wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Vineland Estates Winery, May 8 2015, solo violinist, Niagara Winery wedding music

This wedding was a surprise in many ways. What happens when you invite 20 of your best friends to a winery on a Friday afternoon? You have a surprise wedding, of course. That’s exactly what happened! For Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist there were other surprises, as the bride left all the music choices up to us as another surprise. Suffice it is say that w were surprised as well. The whole day was beautiful, with beautiful weather, a beautiful ceremony and of course, beautiful wedding music.  A special mention goes out to the wedding planner Megan at Weddings Tied with Lace, a she did a great job of coordination and planning, and also Vineland Estates Winery!

 

This wedding was featured in Elegant Wedding Magazine here.

Photography and Photo credit: Livi Shaw Photography

Wedding music Niagara: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Megumi and Chris’ wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Auberge du Pommier, April 25, 2015, violin and cello duo, Toronto wedding ceremony musicians

It is such a pleasure dealing with clients such enthusiastic and excited clients like Megumi and Chris. Their wedding ceremony was held on the exterior terrace of Auberge du Pommier, and they also booked Duo d’Amore’s most popular wedding ensemble the violin and cello duo for a cocktail reception just following the ceremony. This took place in the Sophie Room of the restaurant.  See photos of the day hereWhile everything was beautiful, and there were many memorable moments to share during the day, our passion lies with the music, and we were thrilled to perform the following selections:

 

Processional: Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis

Signing: Can you feel the love tonight from The Lion King

Recessional: A Thousand Years-Christina Perri

 

After the ceremony our violinist and cellist moved inside to the Sophie Room, and performed a fun and upbeat cocktail hour with interesting pop arrangements (Beatles etc, which the clients requested) with a sprinkling of classical as well.

 

Photographer and photo credit: LG weddings

Wedding music Toronto/GTA: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

 

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Katherine + Marc’s wedding at Ellis Chapel, April 18, 2015, violin and cello duo Cambridge wedding ceremony musicians

Ellis Chapel is a beautiful little church, tucked out of the way between Cambridge and Kitchener Waterloo in the country. Every time we perform here it is magical, in a peaceful way. This wedding started out with guests arriving to light classical music, which filled the chapel and made everyone feel welcome and at ease. The first part of the ceremony where there is a specific point to highlight music is when the bridesmaids and wedding party walk up the aisle and stand at either side of the bride and groom. For this (there was one bridesmaid) the violinist and cellist performed a great rendition of Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years, and transitioned into the brides walk down the aisle. After the vows comes the signing of the register and this is a great spot for more contemplative classical music, such as the Bach Gounod Ave Maria, which fits perfectly. As the ceremony concluded with the officiant pronouncing the couple as husband and wife, the exuberant La Réjouissance from the Royal Fireworks was performed amidst clapping and cheering from the guests.

 

Prelude: classical mix

Processional:  A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

Signing of the registry:  Bach - Gounod Ave Maria

Recessional:  Handel La Réjouissance from the Royal Fireworks

 

Ceremony music KW/Cambridge: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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