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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.

Sandra and Joseph’s wedding ceremony at Kanata United Church, October 20, 2012, violin and cello duo, Kanata ON

I just wanted to write you a quick note and commend you and your musicians for a fantastic job at our wedding. I was only able to catch half the show myself but from what I heard from my guests, it was amazing. Thanks again for helping to make our BIG day spectacular! Sandra, bride

Sandra and Joseph’s wedding was very traditional and beautiful, and the music perfectly complimented the ceremony. In our initial correspondence, the bride already knew that she wanted to walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon, and chose a number of additional songs to complement this selection. Particularly nice was the addition of an additional choice at the end of the ceremony. Although we always perform music as the guests exit, in this case the bride and groom chose a wonderful selection by the baroque composer Charpentier. This was a great choice, as it is always nice to see clients that are looking after their guests on the wedding day.

Processional: Clark: Trumpet Voluntary
Bride's Processional: Pachelbel: Canon in D
Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
Bride and Groom's Recessional: Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Guests Recessional: Charpentier: Prelude from Te Deum

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I just wanted to write and let you know how wonderful the music was at my wedding.  I received countless compliments and my mother almost cried during Ave Maria! Thank you for your professionalism and your extraordinary gift of music! Kind regards, Janice, bride

A short while after this wedding ceremony, we received this wonderful note from the bride thanking us for the performance. Something that is important to mention regarding the selection of music, is that while many couples put a lot of thought into the processional song, it is often the song during the signing that will resonate to the greatest effect with the guests. The processional is exciting as the bride walks down the aisle, and while the music adds to that experience, truthfully, it’s all about the bride. The signing however has the bride and groom as well as the witnesses busy with the documents and leaves the guests a very nice moment for contemplation. So—music becomes very important, and when you have a great arrangement of a song as well as great performers and an extremely experienced and professional group of wedding musicians like Duo d’Amore, the signing (as well as the rest of the event) will sound amazing which no one will fail to notice and appreciate.

Bride Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

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Rossano and Ana’s wedding ceremony at Madonna della Risurrezione Church, October 13, 2012, violin and cello duo, Ottawa ON

“Thank you – the musicians were prompt, friendly, and the music was beautiful. Thank you again for your assistance on such short notice.” Bride and groom

Our violinist and cellist performed an inspiring selection of traditional classic wedding music for a catholic ceremony at the beautiful Madonna della Risurezione church in Ottawa. While we often perform at the front of the Church, in this case we performed on the balcony level. This is also a great option, as it can be quite a surprise for the guests when the music starts! Playing from the balcony also creates a particular quality of sound, aided by the church’s acoustics where the sound seems to move around the building and almost float down to the guests below. It is really remarkable, and works best with songs selections like Ave Maria and the Wagner and Mendelssohn wedding marches.

Bridesmaids Processional: Trumpet Voluntary
Bride: Wagner Wedding March
Signing: Schubert Ave Maria
Recessional Mendelssohn Wedding March
As guests exit: Mouret Rondeau 

 

Wedding venue and Image: Madonne della Risurezzione

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Stephanie and James’s wedding ceremony at the Orchardview Wedding and Conference Center, September 29, 2012, violin and cello duo, Ottawa ON

Stephanie ad James has a classically beautiful wedding ceremony held at the outdoor ceremony site at the Orchard View wedding and conference center in Ottawa. Prior to the start of the ceremony our violinist and cellist performed a selection of light classical music as guests were taking and taking their seats. When it was time to start the ceremony, the string duo started with the first of the bride and grooms music choices: Bach Air. This music was performed as the bridesmaids walked down the aisle. For the bride, we played Pachelbel Canon in D. The signing of the marriage register was set to Vivaldi’s Winter from the four seasons—a popular choice that works well for shorter signings. The recessional was Charpentier’s Prelude from Te Deum and rounded out a wonderful ceremony.

Location: Orchard View Wedding and Conference Centre

Dress: Morris Lee from Alliance

Shoes: Payless

Suits: Moore’s

Flowers: Flower Essence

Cake: Cakeland Creations

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Photographer and image credit: Melissa Johnston Photography

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Lidia and Allessandro’s wedding ceremony, September 15, 2012, string trio, St Hyacinth Parish Ottawa ON

This wedding was wonderful, but at the same time quite rare, as it was church wedding with an unusual selection of ceremony music. The ceremony started out with popular selections, which many churches do not allow, and moved into the more familiar classical music that is typical of a church wedding ceremony. We really enjoyed playing the ceremony, and received many positive comments.

Bridal Party: Beatles: All You Need is Love

Bride: Halo Beyonce

Signing: Bach Gonoud Ave Maria

Preperation of the gifts: Bach: Wachet Auf Sleepers Awake)

Communion: The Prayer

Recessional: Mendellsohn: Wedding March

Photographer and photo credit: Bartek and Magda

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