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Ottawa Wedding Music

Highlighting Duo d'Amore's live classical and pop string performances at wedding ceremonies and cocktail and dinner receptions in Ottawa including Chelsea QC, Gatineau QC, Kanata, Merrickville, Metcalfe, Montebello QC, Nepean surrounding areas. We perform indoors and outdoors in venues ranging from hotels, golf courses, churches, cathedrals, chapels, inns, restaurants, gazebos, parks, gardens, historic sites, museums, schoolhouses, orchards, backyards, ballrooms, wineries, waterfront, beaches, waterfalls and community and banquet halls. A full range of string ensembles: solo violinists and cello players, string duos, string trios and string quartets.

Pamela + Guillaume’s wedding ceremony at Chateau Montebello, May 16, 2015, violin and cello duo, Wedding musicians Ottawa

Chateau Montebello is a rustic yet high-end venue, perfect for a wedding indoors or outdoors. We have performed here many times, and it is always a treat. Pamela and Guillaume had their ceremony outdoors just in front of the gazebo. Just before the start of the ceremony, we performed a selection of pop songs (Wonderful Tonight, Top Gun Anthem, Nothing Else Matters, and Fields of Gold, which really set the mood for this wedding. As the ceremony started our musicians performed a new classic: Pachelbel canon for the bridesmaids (instead of the bride) followed by the rich sounding flowing music of A Thousand Years. We love the trend for adding pop music in wedding ceremonies, and this is such a classy way to do it! These songs really work well. For the signing of the register the violinist and cellist performed Bach’s Jesu Joy, which added a timeless feel, but injected a bit of energy and pulse which ultimately was paired nicely with the traditional wedding march to conclude the ceremony, as the couple walked out as husband and wife!  

Photographer and photo credit: Genevieve Albert 

Wedding music Quebec/Ottawa : Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Carol + Bohdan’s wedding at the Paroisses Diocese de Gatineau-Hull, October 18, 2014, violin and cello duo Ottawa Wedding ceremony musicians

This was a beautiful Catholic ceremony, with very traditional selections. In the process of planning the music selections, the bride was going to have a singer that unfortunately could not make it to the ceremony, but luckily we were able to work something out, and performed an instrumental version of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

We often perform in Catholic weddings, and were again excited to be a part of Carol and Bohdan’s wedding day. For other couples planning a Catholic wedding, or looking for ideas for song selections, here is the listing of what this beautiful couple chose. As always we were happy to use our years of experience to make sure the music began and ended at the right points, and the songs were tailored to fit what the bride and groom wanted, with input from the Church as well.

1- fiancée (accompanied by his sister)  Clarke Trumpet Voluntary 
2- wedding party (flower girls, ring bearer, bridemaids) Charpentier 
Prelude from Te Deum 
3- bride (accompanied by bride's mother) Pachelbel in Canon D 

For the Signing 

1- Hallelujah  

For the Communion

1- Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring 
2- Bach Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake) 

For the Recessional 

1- Mouret Rondeau 
2- Purcell Trumpet Tune 

 

Photo credit: http://www.paroissejeanxxiii.ca/

 

Ceremony music Ottawa/Gatineau: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

 

 

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Vanessa + John’s outdoor wedding ceremony at Le Belvedere, September 27, 2014, violin and cello duo, Wakefield Quebec wedding musicians

If there is one thing that set this wedding apart from other ceremonies that we have performed tat Le Belvedere, or anywhere else, it’s the variety and eclectic combination of songs that the bride and groom chose for the ceremony. Everything from Guns n Roses to Elvis to Vivaldi, and there were even more surprises. Our violinist and cellist even had the opportunity to accompany the bride’s Aunt, as she beautifully sung a song during the signing of the register. I am sure that this was exciting for all of the guests, and we love to go that extra mile to really make the ceremony special for everyone. Combined with the beautiful location at Le Belvedere this ceremony really reflected the couple and their family on such a joyous and happy day! Congratulations

Processional (Groomsmen + Groom Entrance): Sweet Child of Mine-Guns N’ Roses

Processional (Bridesmaids Entrance): Pachelbel’s: Canon in D

Processional (Bride Entrance): Can't Help Falling in Love

Vanessa's Aunt Sings:  Blessed the Broken Road (in E Flat)

Signing: Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional: Viva la Vida - Coldplay 

 

Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Joel Bedford

Venue Le Belvedere

Make Up Noah V.

Gown With Love Bridal

Flowers Ottawa Flowers

Cake Thimblecakes

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Duo d’Amore on Great Canadian Weddings: Alex and Sean, September 20, 2014, Ottawa wedding musicians

We are proud to announce that this beautiful wedding was featured on Great Canadian Weddings blog, Facebook and Instagram, and our violin and cello duo great time performing for this beautiful wedding ceremony in Ottawa.

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The site is a great resource, and the photos are beautiful: http://www.greatcanadianweddings.com/new-blog-1/rfbuaji7j5nycgokg5fkiuf6cizeah

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Marie-Eve and Marc’s wedding ceremony at The Cove, May 31, 2014, violin and cello duo, Westport ON

“Everything was more than perfect! Thank you so much!” Marie-Eve, bride

This was a picture perfect outdoor wedding, as you can see from the photo and if you look at the photos from the very talented Amy Eaton. The weather at The Cove in Westport was perfect, the ambiance, flowers, music—just everything. Marie-Eve and Marc were extremely easy to work with, and they selected warm, spring like music that especially complemented the ceremony. To start the string duo performed Christina Perri’s A Thousand years. In this arrangement the violin has the melody while the cello accompanies, and it is a very effective song for the processional at an outdoor wedding. The signing was Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, which brings the excitement down considerable, but the romance up a few notches (which of course is important in a wedding ceremony). To conclude the ceremony, the very popular and also romantic by with a bit more of a beat, Somewhere over the Rainbow.

Processional: A Thousand Years, Christina Perri

Signing: Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen

Recessional: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

 

Photo and Photographer Credit: Amy Eaton Photography

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

 

 

 

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