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Kimberley and Adrian’s wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in the Ivor Petrak Room, violin and cello duo, December 1, 2013, Banff AB

 

Thank you for the warm wishes. Both Kimberley and I are extremely happy with the performance during the ceremony. We also received many positive comments from those in attendance. Moreover, the musicians were very courteous and professional. They were outstanding! Cheers, Adrian

 

 It was lovely to be back that the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, for a beautiful and classical winter wedding ceremony. For the processional our string musicians performed the famous Pachelbel Canon, leading into the very appropriate Winter from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi during the signing of the register. As the officiant presented the couple, we performed the second hornpipe from the Watermusic by handel, as well as additional light classical music as the guests exited. Simple, classic and elegant!

ProcessionalPachelbel Canon in D

SigningVivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional: Handel: Hornpipe II from the Water Music

Photo: Fairmont Banff Springs

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets, Banff

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Our last wedding ceremony was just a month ago in September at the Nordic Centre and it was good to be back. Our violinist and cellist performed an interesting program of music for this wedding that included a mix of more popular and modern songs with more traditional music s well. We started to play as guests were arriving and being seated. The first song that the string ensemble performed was for the groomsmen as the walked in. Although this part of the ceremony typically happens in silence Bittersweet symphony was a natural choice of the opening of the wedding ceremony. The bridesmaids walked to The Rose by Bette Midler, and the bride came in to the famous Pachelbel canon in D. The signing continued with classical music (this is always a great idea) and we performed Bach’s Air on the G string, followed by Viva la Vida by Coldplay for the recessional.

Processional – Groomsmen: The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony

Processional – Bridesmaids: Bette Midler, The Rose

Processional – Bride: Pachelbel Canon in D

Signing: Bach Air on the G String

Recessional: Coldplay, Viva la Vida

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Danielle and Vince chose our violin and cello duo to complement their ceremony, and add to all of the beautiful décor at their wedding ceremony at the Rosewater Room, at 19 Toronto St in Toronto. Our musicians have performed here many times in the past and everyone had a lovely time. For the prelude music the clients wanted something that was a bit different, modern music centered around the songs below, with Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream played just before the men took their spots , prior to the start of the ceremony. The ceremony music was quite traditional, which was a nice complement and mix along with the modern music head during the prelude, fifteen minutes before the start of the ceremony.

Prelude:
Teenage Dream
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Beautiful Day - U2
Cinderella Waltz - Disney
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

I Think I Wanna Marry You - Bruno Mars
Whole New World - Disney
Ceremony:
Bridesmaids: Pachelbel Canon in D 
Bridal: Wagner Bridal Chorus
Signing of register: Ave Maria
 Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

Wedding musicians: Du d'Amore, string duos, trios and quartets, Toronto

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I’m sure that Lesley and Ian had a great time planning their wedding, as we had a great time speaking with them as well as their wedding planner, Tara O’Grady from Bliss events, who was a pleasure to work with!

Leanne and Ian hired Duo d’Amore’s string duo to perform for their ceremony. As the guests were arriving and taking their seats, we the violinist and cellist performed a mixture of classical and popular selections.

Prelude from Te Deum – Charpentier Only Time – Enya Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke Trumpet Tune – Purcell Dante’s Prayer – Loreena McKennitt

During the ceremony, we performed Bach Air on the G String as the bridesmaids walked up the aisle and Bach’s Wachet Auf for the signing. For the Processional and the Recessional, Leanne ad Ian hired Ian Laing, an accomplished piper which is always a nice touch.

As the guests were exiting the Church, we had a great opportunity to resume playing a number of upbeat and celebratory pieces of music taken from both our classical and modern repertoire.

Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve Handel Hornpipe I & II from the Water Music Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum Handel Air from Water Music in F

Venue: St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St Toronto Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets Wedding Planner: Tara O Grady of Bliss Events  Videographer: Images Transportation: A Rolls Choice Limo Piper: Ian Laing

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Victoria and Gary’s wedding ceremony at Paletta Mansion, violin and cello duo, July 6 2013, Burlington ON

We always enjoy performing at Paletta, especially for outdoor weddings, as the back patio has an incredible view of lake Ontario, the guest are well taken care of, as they sit under the porch on several levels. This ceremony was very well organized, and everything just seemed to fit together in such a nice way. We performed Pachelbel Canon for the processional, and the incredibly beautiful Meditation from Thais for the signing. This song takes advantage of th violin and cello, as it combines some lovely writing in the mid to upper register of the violin, so that the sound seems to float above everyone. The cello part flows well, and grounds the ensemble with beautiful passages in the low to mid range. For the recessional, we performed the sprightly Handel Hornpipe II from the Royal Fireworks music.

 

Wedding Officiant: Anne Blinch at White Orchid Weddings

Ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets, Burlington

Photo: www.burlington.ca

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Melissa and Aaron hired our string trio to perform for the wedding ceremony as well as a cocktail reception, following shortly after at Hazelton Manor in Vaughan. Our musicians arrived and started to perform around 1:45, as the ceremony was scheduled to begin at 2pm. The music selections worked out well, as the clients were able to personalize the music played as the bride walked down the aisle, and we were happy as always to accommodate the request of Never Say Never by the Fray.

After the guests had exited we drove to the reception location, and performed a selection of fun and upbeat, playful pop music, which everyone enjoyed.

Ceremony: St Anthony's Church Toronto ON
Reception: Hazelton Manor, 99 Peelar rd Vaughan ON

Music selections: Processional: Never Say Never: The Fray
Signing: Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio, and string quartet, Toronto

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Performance for Fidelity Investments corporate event at the ROM May 29, 2013

We really enjoy performing for corporate events, and it’s always an added perk when the venue itself is interesting. This event was in the Mammals Gallery which is pretty spectacular.

Duo d’Amore was hired to provide live background entertainment for around 40 guests, during a reception. Our violinist Emily and cellist Lydia had a wonderful time entertaining the guests with a selection of classical and contemporary music. Here is what the client said after I followed up with him:

“Outstanding performance. I met the musicians yesterday and thanked them for their services. Please extend my gratitude heartfelt thanks to them as well.”

Additionally, a special thank you to the staff at the ROM especially Michael Petty and Lesia Huculak, the corporate events coordinators.

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This venue was a complete and utter surprise for Duo d’Amore—it was our first time performing here, and we can’t wait to be back. I encourage our readers to look at their website (www.bissellshideaway.com) as this venue is not only great for a wedding or event but for spending time with the family.

The music for this wedding was as varied, exciting and interesting as the beautiful outdoor wedding. Congratulations to Julie and Brent!

Processional: Top Gun Anthem

Processional: Beatles: Here Comes The Sun

Signing: U2: All I Want Is You and Cohen: Hallelujah

Recessional: Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’ and Coldplay: Viva la Vida

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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This wedding held at Canoe restaurant in Toronto was just perfect—a wonderful setting, great ambiance and great music, and of course the couple looked great too.

We performed a modern selection of ceremony songs, from Somewhere over the Rainbow to Lucky by Jason Mraz, and our violinist and cellist in the string duo received many positive comments for their beautiful performance.

Pre ceremony: 
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (in the Style of Israel K) -Arlen
Fix You-Coldplay

While parents/special guests are being seated:
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Processional:
Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis

Recessional:
"Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

 

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After performing in over 1000 wedding ceremonies, it’s so great to be surprised and delighted with performing music. Not just new music, but music arranged in a particular way, perhaps used for a different part of the wedding ceremony that is not so common. This wedding was full of surprises. With music by Enya, The Verve, Guns N’ Roses and the theme to Anne of Green Gables this wedding gave us an exciting surprise and a playlist we won’t soon forget!

Bridesmaids: Enya Only Time

Bride: Guns N’ Roses November Rain

Signing: Anne's Theme from Anne of Green Gables

Recessional: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Driving up the long driveway towards the steeple-like building at Vineland Estates winery, we always feel that this location has a unique feel to it—somewhat like a church, but also very modern, refined and contemporary. The same thing could be said about the music and the wedding itself. As our violin and cello duo performs here regularly at the carriage house and on the outdoor patio, we are very familiar with the venue and feel at home here. We ha d a special request to perform Ave Maria during the prelude as this is the mother of the brides favorite song. From here we performed Pachelbel Canon for the bride, Wachet Auf (also known as Sleeper’s Awake) by Bach for the signing (so lovely) and for a modern flavor, Bittersweet Symphony for the recessional. As the guests were exiting, we also included Handel’s La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks.

Processional:  Pachelbel - Canon in D
Signing:  Bach - Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
Recessional:  The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony

Guests exit: La Rejouissance

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Our string duo performed for a lovely winter wedding ceremony. Regarding music for the wedding, the bride wanted to walk down the aisle to Bach Air on the G string, which we think creates a feeling of both richness to the sound but there is also a fresh quality to the music that is timeless. For the music during the signing and recessional, as well as the prelude and postlude music the clients were kind enough to let us select something appropriate. This is a nice gesture and one that helps create a sense of surprise on the wedding day.
 

Wedding ceremony music: Duo d'Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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