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Martha and Colin had their wedding ceremony in the Rive Gauche room of the Chateau Cartier in Gatineau. The ceremony was simple and elegant, and the music selections fit in beautifully. Depending on the wedding ceremony, we sometimes perform as many as six of seven separate pieces of music, which is nice in it’s own way, but at a wedding like this, and especially with the romantic nature of the music selections, and the beautiful performance by our string ensemble on violin and cello, a smaller number of songs can make a bigger impact. We performed Bach Air on the G string for the bridal processional, and switched time periods from the baroque to the Romantic period for the famous Meditation rom the opera Thais by the French composer Jules Massenet. This piece is all about the violin, with its soaring any lyrical lines. For the recessional, the couple chose Bittersweet Symphony, which provides a great lift and upbeat quality, which carries over to the music at the cocktail reception. Congratulations!

Processional: Bach Air on the G-string

Signing: Massenet: Meditation from Thais

Recessional: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

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

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Stephanie and Mike’s wedding ceremony at the Grand Metropolitan of Mississauga, violin and cello string duo, September 14, 2013, Mississauga ON

The music for this wedding ceremony was arranged in a bit of a different way from other weddings, but it worked well, and provided uniqueness to the day. As the songs were a mix of classical and modern music, many couples choose classical music to be performed as the guests arrive during the prelude and modern music during the ceremony. In this case the clients chose appropriately soft and light modern music for the prelude, and a mix of both modern and classical music during the ceremony. Our string musicians really enjoyed performing the March of the Priests from the Magic Flute by Mozart, as it was a great contrast with the more flowing Pachelbel canon. Though many people already know the Pachelbel canon, it is amazing how different it can sound when paired with another song! The same thing can be said for the traditional recessional song being paired with Leonard Cohen’s beautiful Hallelujah during the signing.

Can't help falling in love - Elvis
The Prayer - Josh Groban
I think I want to marry you - Bruno Mars
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers


Bridesmaid/Flower Girl Processional: March of the Priests from The Magic Flute - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bride Processional: Pachelbel’s: Canon in D
Signing: Hallelujah-Cohen
Recessional - Mendelssohn Wedding March

Ceremony venue: Grand Metropolitan of Mississauga

Photographer and Photo credit: Molly Photog

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

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Guylaine and Tyler’s wedding ceremony at Le Belvedere, violin and cello duo, September 13, 2013, Wakefield QC

Thanks for the services during our ceremony, it was perfect! Tyler, groom

 

This is a great venue and a wonderful place to hold a wedding ceremony! It also helps when we work with such great clients. Everything at this wedding was exceptional, and we are happy to have provided the music for such a special occasion. As guests were arriving and being seated, the clients specifically requested us to perform Trumpet Voluntary, which we did, alongside a selection of classical music, chosen to suit the mood and volume level of the guests. Even though the ceremony has not started yet, we like to take advantage of the fact that people are in a celebratory mood and select music that has a combination of softness, so that people can still chat and say hi to one another, and more upbeat music, too add to the celebratory and excitement in the air. For the bridesmaids our violinist and cellist performed the famous Air on the G string by Bach, taken from his third orchestral suite. When we received the cue that the bride was ready we started to perform Pachelbel Canon. The cello has the first few seconds of music, then it is joined by the violin. One of the great things that makes this piece of music so popular is that because it is a canon (or round), and the cello repeats the same line for the most part, we can end it at the exact moment the bride gets to the front of the aisle, for a seamless and harmonious finale to the start of the ceremony. As the couple signed the marriage license, our musicians performed the beautiful and flowing unchained melody, which as it is played on the violin and cello sounds a bit like a classical piece of music, but everyone that knows this song will recognize it instantly. Adding even more to the fun and excitement and modern quality of the wedding, we performed Bittersweet Symphony as the couple exited the ceremony. What a beautiful Day!

Prelude: Musician’s choice including Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Brides maids and flower girls/ring bearer: Bach Air on the G string
Bride - Pachelbel Canon in D

Signing: Unchained Melody

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

As guests exit: Bittersweet Symphony

Ceremony venue and photo source: Le Belvedere, Wakefield QC

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

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Fiona and Andrew’s wedding ceremony at Restaurant 18, violin & cello duo, September 8, 2013, Ottawa

“The music sounded amazing!  Thank you for being a part of our special day.  I would definitely recommend Duo d'Amore to any bride in the future! Thank you so much for your hard work.” Fiona and Andrew

We really enjoy performing at wedding ceremonies, as each one is different. We meet different couples, perform different music and in general have a whole new experience. This wedding was highlighted buy the modern music the clients chose for their special day, and I am glad that they were able to take advantage of  Duo d’Amore to play these beautiful songs! A special thank you to Restaurant 18 and the coordinator Steph, she did a great job!

Marry you: Bruno Mars (for bridesmaids and other wedding party)
Can't help falling in love: Elvis (Bridal procession)

Call me Maybe: Signing
Signed sealed delivered for recessional

Wedding Coordinator: Steph at Restaurant 18

Photo Credit: Mike Dickson from Photos for Life

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

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Hannah and Aaron’s wedding ceremony and reception at Bellemere Winery, violin and cello duo, September 7, 2013, London ON

This was a beautiful wedding ceremony with elegance and refinement but with a healthy dose of fun, excitement and surprises. Prior to the start of the ceremony we performed a selection of light classical music to go with the ambiance and flow of the guests chatting and taking their seats. During the ceremony, the bride and groom only made a couple of requests—that we perform the theme song to Game of Thrones, and Bittersweet Symphony for the recessional. The rest (the signing) was up to us. After the recessional, we were also hired to perform at the cocktail reception following the ceremony, and for this portion we played much more upbeat music from our list of over 100 pop and modern songs.

Photographer and Photo credit: one12photo

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

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Eden and Graeme’s wedding ceremony at The Ranche, violin and cello duo, September 7, 2013, Calgary AB

This wedding was perfect, in a very unique way—it rained throughout the ceremony! This might not be some people’s definition of a perfect wedding, but in this case it was. The bride’s family is Scottish, and as the photographer Shannon Yau so elegantly put it on her blog: “the fog mixed with the rain, the tartan, and the bag pipes – it couldn’t have been more perfect.” Our string musicians added an additional layer of elegance and mystique that the venue (The Ranche) and weather had supplied for the wedding.

While Guests Arriving: Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum and additional classical music

Groom, Groomsmen Entrance : Pachelbel in Canon D

Flower Girls, Bride & Father, Bridesmaids Entrance: Bag Pipes

Signing :Wachet Auf, JS Bach

Recessional: Bag Pipes

Photographer: Shannon Yau Photography

Wedding planner: Rachel Andrews at Hera weddings and events

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

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Steven and Jenica’s wedding ceremony at Fairholme Manor, violin and cello duo, September 7, 2013, Victoria BC

“Everything went so amazingly well for us on Saturday. The ladies were incredibly professional, very well prepared and completed the vibe of our fairytale garden ceremony perfectly! I will definitely be recommending your services whenever the opportunity presents itself. Thank you so much!” Steven, groom

The photo of this wedding and the comments from the groom really speak for themselves, as everything really came together—the beautiful weather, the excellent and helpful staff at Fairholme Manor, the beautiful bride and groom, and of course, lovely music by Duo d’Amore.

Guest Arrival: What A Wonderful World
Processional: Fields of Gold
Signing- River Flows in You and Bach Air
Recessional- All you Need is Love
Champagne Toast: Beautiful day

Photo Source: www.fairholmemanor.com

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

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Melissa and Gregory’s wedding ceremony at the Oakview Terrace, violin and cello duo, September 7, 2013, Richmond Hill ON

This ceremony was lovely and intimate. The Chapel of the Oakview Terrace was a pleasure for us to perform in, as the sound of the violinist and cellists instruments reverberated off the beautiful wood to add a warm and special ouch to the wedding ceremony. The music selections were classic and timeless.

Bridesmaids: Bach: Air on the G string

Bride: Pachelbel: Canon

Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria

Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance

Photo Source: Oakview Terrace

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: The Chapel of the Oakview Terrace

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Our string duo loves performing at the Old Mill, one of our favorite, and certainly one of the most popular wedding venues in Toronto and the GTA, especially for our string musicians We performed at the Chapel, which is lovely and intimate, and were excited to perform a brand new recently completed song arrangement. As guests began to take their seats, we performed a selection of classical music to help create a nice mood, and them the guests know that the wedding would be starting shortly. For the processional, we performed a very beautiful violin and cello version of the Flower Duet from Lakme by Leo Delibes. This is to our knowledge the first violin and cello arrangement of this work and we were very excited to premiere it at this ceremony. The bride walked down to the Music of the Night from the Phantom of the Opera, which was also magical. The signing was the famous Wachet Auf, or Sleepers Awake, which was a nice classical piece for this part of the ceremony. Finally, Runaway by the Corrs was performed as the bride and groom walked their way back down the aisle. Prelude: Charpentier Prelude and other classical

Processional: Lakme: Flower Duet
Bride Processional: Music of the Night
Signing: Bach Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
Recessional: Runaway - The Corrs

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: The Chapel of the Old Mill Toronto

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“Thanks for being there doing an awesome job! Our guests and us were enjoying the music”

We work very hard to provide our clients with a wide range of interesting music to choose from, including classical, pop, fiddle tunes rock and everything in between, and it’s always nice when clients send us their selections for each part of the ceremony, such as the processional, signing, communion, offering, sand ceremony etc. But, its also nice when the clients leave the selections up to us, and that is exactly what happened with this ceremony at the Prince House, and it was excellent and a surprise for the couple.

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: The Prince House, Heritage Park, Calgary

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The bride, groom and guests were lucky to have such beautiful weather for his wonderful wedding ceremony. Liuna Gardens is located in Stoney Creek, and has a number of different locations on site to host a wedding ceremony. Gillian and Evan were married by the lakeshore, overlooking Lake Ontario, surrounded by lovely gardens. Our string do performed a classic and beautiful wedding ceremony music selections featuring composers such as Bach, Handel and Charpeniter.

Processional: Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum
Signing: Sheep May Safely Graze- Bach
Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets Wedding Venue: Liuna Gardens, Stoney Creek ON

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Prelude: Bach Air, Arioso, Wachet Auf
Processional: Pachelbel, 'Canon' in D
Signing: Bach-Gound 'Ave Maria'
Recessional: Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March'

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Hockley Valley Resort, Orangeville ON
Wedding Ceremony Officiant

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This wedding took place in a beautiful country Church, that had stunning acoustics—the sound was warm and full and everyone had nice comments about our performance. It is also nice when clients can choose the music they want to hear and have it performed inside a church. The music to this ceremony was also classic and very elegant and we had a wonderful time performing it. While everything sounded spectacular A Thousand Years by Christina Perri played by the violinist and cellist was the highlight!

Processional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun
Signing: Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Recessional: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Wesley United Church, Winona ON

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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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When brides or grooms to be contact Duo d’Amore to perform for their wedding ceremony, and especially when we begin to discuss the song selections for the wedding ceremony, the processional is typically the most important song choice to make. As the processional is when the bridesmaids and flower girls , ring bearer walk up the aisle prior o the brides entrance music, this is a very important part of the ceremony. Many clients treat this as an opportunity to highlight their own personal music tastes and ask for a contemporary or pop song for this important part of the wedding ceremony. In Hayley and Mark’s case, they chose the beautiful and touching Falling Slowly Theme which sounded fantastic. For the register signing, they chose the Theme from Up which I fun, and cheery. The recessional was the very appropriate I Think I Wanna Marry You, by Bruno Mars, all performed by our string wedding musicians.

Processional: Falling Slowly - Swell Season
Signing: Theme from Disney's 'UP'
Recessional: I Think I Wanna Marry You - Bruno Mars

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Piper’s Heath Golf Course, Milton

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Stephanie and Erik’s wedding ceremony at Strathmere, violin and cello duo, September 1, Ottawa ON

A wonderfully harmonious chord was heard as the bride took the final steps up to the front of the aisle to greet her soon to be husband, as Duo d’Amore’s musicians finished playing Pachelbel’s Canon. The violinist and cellist picked up their instruments again to serenade the guests and during the signing of the register with Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons. Shortly after the officiant was proud t announce the bride and groom and introduce them for the first time as husband and wife. Amid clapping and cheering from guests we performed an equally exciting rendition of La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks by Handel.

Processional: Pachellbel Canon in D
Signing: Vivaldi Winter from the Four Seasons
Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Strathmere Inn, Ottawa ON

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The week of August 31st and the beginning of September is always a busy time for Duo d’Amore, and it always brings with it interesting musical choice from clients. This week it seems that many of the processional songs that have been chosen are quite different and exciting. In this case it is a classical piece from the Opera, The Magic Flute by Mozart. With enlightenment themes of brotherhood, and the importance of a union between people, this is a natural and beautiful processional piece. It also sounds somewhat like O Canada!

Prelude: Bach Air on the G string and Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen: Purcell Trumpet Tune Bride
Processional: Mozart: March of the Priests from the Magic Flute
Signing: Handel La Rejouissance from the Royal
Fireworks Recessional: Journey: Don't Stop Believing

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Historic Church and Barn at Ball’s Fall’s Conservation Area

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Our string duo, string trio and quartet has performed at Paletta in tn the spring summer, fall and winter, but there is something special about performing outside on a day like today, where it’s not too windy, hot or sunny, in short—perfect weather for a wedding ceremony. We arrived very early to the venue, and were able to have a word with the wonderful wedding planner Anne from White Orchid weddings. We have worked together at a number of weddings in the past, and it is always nice to see her.

We performed quite a few songs prior to the start of the ceremony, and when the ceremony stated, it was with a little flower girl who came out of the door an down the aisle, which was cute and a nice and unique way for things to get going. For the processional of the attendants and the bride we performed a beautiful rendition of To Love you More, made famous by taro Hakase and Celine Dion. The signing was equally beautiful, and we performed A Thousand Years by Christina Perry. We were lucky to be able to play the song twice through, as on the second time playing the cellist switched from pizzicato (plucked) to arco (bowed) proving a nice contrast and a richer sound just as everyone came back to the centre after the signing. When the bride and groom were pronounced husband and wife, we performed Viva la Vida. It was absolutely stunning!

Processional (wedding party and bride): Celine Dion: Love you More
Signing: Christina Perry: 1000 years by Christina Perry
Recessional: Coldplay: Viva la Vida

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Paletta Mansion, Burlington Wedding Ceremony
Officiant: Anne from White Orchid Weddings

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We really enjoyed working with Carly and Brendan, as there was a spirit of fun and excitement around their wedding, which seemed to be captured in the music for the wedding day. One thing that they decided upon that has worked well in the past is they let us pick part of the music as a surprise. For the songs they selected, they picked a great mix of upbeat pop and contemporary songs as well as a classical favorite that added a great touch to complete the ceremony. Congratulations.

Groomsmen: Imperial March Bride
Processional: Bach-Gonoud Ave Maria
Signing: Game of Thrones 

Recessional: Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding venue: Pitt Meadows Golf Course Photo Source: pittmeadowsgolf.com

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"Duo d'Amore played as a string duo at my sons wedding......I was so proud to have given this as a wedding gift to the happy couple......and what a perfect gift it was.....I truly cannot think of the ceremony without Duo d'Amore.....

The music was exceptional....so emotional & a delight to the ears.....not a dry eye in the house! Lol! Just what I had wanted...

They were so professional and discreet.....they slipped into the venue as quietly as they slipped out......both of the musicians were so in sync with one another that during the ceremony they played music during the quiet moments that we had not previously discussed.....they just knew when to start & when to stop......
One could certainly tell that this was not their first rodeo! Lol!

Our guests are still raving over the beautiful ceremony accompanied with this amazing duo! I would highly recommend Duo d'Amore to anyone who would like to take their event from nice to spectacular!Truly, money well spent with zero regrets.......I will definitely book Duo d'Amore for any future events!" Hope, mother of the groom

It is always nice performing at a new venue, and this was Duo d’Amore’s first time performing at a wedding ceremony at Chateau des Charmes in Niagara. This wedding was very nice, and had a relaxed atmosphere about it. Everyone enjoyed themselves!

Processional: Pachelbel Cannon
Bride: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria
Signing: Massenet Meditation from Thais, Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Chateau des Charmes, Niagara

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