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Carolyn and Peter’s wedding ceremony at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, solo violinist, May 3, 2014, Toronto ON

The bride and groom were married in the historic Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, founded in 1849 as a school for Irish immigrants, many of them fleeing the great famine in Ireland-the the theme of a new and happier life runs through the very foundation of the building. First for immigrants seeking educations, and now for brides and grooms looking for anew life together! The prelude started with light classical music, with our violinist performing Vivaldi’s Spring from the four seasons as a highlight among other pieces. At the start of the ceremony, the bridesmaids walked in to the stately Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum, and the violin player seamlessly switched to the Wagner Bridal March, as the bride processed down the aisle, up to the front. For the signing oft the marriage license, Bach’s Wachet Auf was played, and this is always a nice choice for the signing, as it flows very well, but does not overshadow anything. As the couple was first presented as man and wife, Handel’s loud, fast and exciting music from the royal fireworks, a hornpipe dance was expertly performed to a happy audience.

 

Bridesmaids Processional - Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum

Bride: Wagner: Bridal March

Signing: Bach: Wachet Auf

Recessional: Handel:  Hornpipe from the Royal Fireworks

 

Photographer and photo credit: Pure Aperture 

Wedding ceremony musicians Toronto: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

 

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It was so nice dealing with Natalie and Martin regarding their ceremony music, as they asked for only one song in particular: Pachelbel’s Canon as the bride walked down the aisle. For the rest of the music, including the as guests were arriving, during the ceremony and during the exit, this was all left up to us. It is nice when clients trust us to choose music. This is not done often, but it is one of the best ways of having a surprise at your wedding and is recommended. I should also mention that each time we perform at Liuna Station, we are amazed that a building like this exists and is used for weddings and events. It is truly stunning, and resembles an ornate (but smaller) Union Station in Toronto.

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

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