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We perform many wedding at the carriage house of Vineland estates, and this was another beautiful example how great a wedding can be when the venue, officiant a, and musicians all know each other and have worked together in the past. The music selections for this wedding ceremony combined two classical pieces for the processional and recessional, with a modern piece sandwiched in the middle---what a great and unexpected contrast.

Processional: Wagner Bridal Chorus
Signing: Elvis Presley Can’t help falling in love with you
Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March
Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

Wedding Venue: Vineland Estate Winery
Wedding Ceremony Officiant: All Seasons weddings

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Duo d’Amore was honored and excited to perform for a 50th Anniversary celebration held at a beautiful restaurant in downtown New Hamburg, which is close to Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford. The venue comprises a refurbished private residence, now a restaurant and inn, originally built in 1847. The house is adjacent to a lovely park, and is situated on the banks of the Nith River.

Our violin and cello duo was hired to perform for 2 hours, and to play a variety of classical music selecting pieces from our repertoire by composers such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Pachelbel etc. The musicians received many wonderful coments of their performance, and everyone had an enjoyable time.

Venue: The Waterlot, 17 Huron New Hamburg, ON N0B 2G0
Live Entertainment: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Photo credit: www.waterlot.com

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If there is a trend in the wedding industry, I would say that more and more couples are going outside of the box, and customizing and choosing elements of the wedding, whether flowers, attire, venues, readings and specially music that combines classic elegance with elements of contemporary and popular culture. While there are many more decisions for the clients to make, the result is often spectacular, especially of they have a wedding planner or in our case Duo d’Amore who can help guide them in choosing music so that it has the right fit for the client and for a wedding ceremony. In this respect Danielle and Dany did an excellent job!

Looking at the two modern songs by Enya and the Verve, they have a classical feel to them, but also are different enough to add a bit of additional excitement to the wedding ceremony.

Bridesmaids entrance - Bach Air
Bride's entrance - Only Time by Enya
Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria
Communion: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

Wedding Vendors:
Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-Violin and Cello duo

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Robin and Ryan’s wedding ceremony April 27, 2013 at Vineland Estates Winery

Saturday April the 27th was a beautiful day for a wedding ceremony! We arrived at Vineland Estates Winery just after 4pm (returning from a performance at the Niagara Food and Wine Expo) and were greeted by the lovely Diane Teeuwsen, the director of hospitality at Vineland estates. She was working hard at getting the last minute details arranged. Shortly after the officiant, Jennifer Bellinger from All Seasons Weddings arrived, and we had a short chat about what was going to happen at the ceremony, and took a few minutes to warm up and get our prelude and ceremony music arranged. As we were working on this, we could not help but notice how beautiful the carriage house was—the back window looking out over the vineyard, and the hawks swooping and gliding in the air. Soon guests started arriving, and we started to play a number of songs from our repertoire, in particular Ave Maria which was that the couple requested.

Once everyone was seated we received a cue from the officiant to start playing, and Robin made a beautiful entrance. As the room is cozy and the aisle not very long, we were able to perform a slightly shortened version of Pachelbel Canon, which ended just as she walked to the front. For the signing of the register the couple chose Bach’s Wachet Auf. The acoustics of the carriage house brought out the best of the song, and they exited to Bittersweet Symphony. As the guests were exiting, we performed Handel’s Rejouissance

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