Stephanie ad James has a classically beautiful wedding ceremony held at the outdoor ceremony site at the Orchard View wedding and conference center in Ottawa. Prior to the start of the ceremony our violinist and cellist performed a selection of light classical music as guests were taking and taking their seats. When it was time to start the ceremony, the string duo started with the first of the bride and grooms music choices: Bach Air. This music was performed as the bridesmaids walked down the aisle. For the bride, we played Pachelbel Canon in D. The signing of the marriage register was set to Vivaldi’s Winter from the four seasons—a popular choice that works well for shorter signings. The recessional was Charpentier’s Prelude from Te Deum and rounded out a wonderful ceremony.

Location: Orchard View Wedding and Conference Centre

Dress: Morris Lee from Alliance

Shoes: Payless

Suits: Moore’s

Flowers: Flower Essence

Cake: Cakeland Creations

Wedding ceremony musicians Ottawa: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet

Photographer and image credit: Melissa Johnston Photography