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Andrea and Adam’s wedding ceremony at the AGH Design Annex, April 26, 2014, violin & cello duo, Hamilton ON

"Thank you so much for the amazing performance on Saturday! The violin and cello really set the tone and pulled everything together to create an amazing evening! We received so many compliments on the classical music choice and skill (especially from my cousin, who is a musician and luthier from manitoba- he was utterly impressed)  We will certainly recommend you!" Andrea & Adam White

 

This was our first time performing at the Design Annex of the AGH in Hamilton. The venue is located on James St, which is where the now famous art crawl takes place, and is very close to the water. We arrived quite early, and setup—it was clear that as soon as we arrived (Almost 1 hour early) that all of the preparations had been taken care of—everything was in place and looked beautiful. We had a nice chat with the groom, and the officiant before the guests arrived which was nice. As the guests started to arrive, the violinist and cello player performed a mix of classical and more popular music. The ceremony proper was a fantastic mix of Pachelbel, with Bach and the Beatles added, and the guests really enjoyed our performance! What a great ceremony, venue and of course, married couple!

Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Beatles: Here there and Everywhere and Bach: Jesu Joy

Recessional: Beatles: When I'm 64

Venue: AGH Design Annex

Officiant: Rev Derek A. Ryamarchuk, Wedding Company of Niagara

Hamilton/Burlington wedding ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Cheryl and Luciano’s wedding ceremony at Humber Valley United Church, violin and cello duo, September 21, 2013, Toronto ON

This wedding ceremony was a great bringing together of two people, and interesting time for us, as our violinist and cellist were able to share part of the day’s performance with one of the bridesmaids. We started performing as guests were being seated, and played the beautiful Jesu Joy by Bach as the bridesmaids entered and lined up at the front of the Church,. For the bride our string ensemble played Pachelbel Canon in D. During the signing one of the bridesmaids sang a beautiful rendition of The Prayer, and we serenaded everyone out of the church with Handel’s La Rejouissance. As well the ceremony was beautifully officiated by Roxanna from Love Fete Weddings and Events.

Pre-Ceremony/Groom/Groomsmen entry: Prelude music
Bridesmaids Entry: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Bride Entry: Canon in D (Pachabel)
License Signing: The Prayer, sung by Belinda (bridesmaid)
Recessional: La Rejoussance (Handel)

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

Officiant: Roxanna Duncan: Love Fete Weddings and Events

Photo Source: http://www.hvuc.ca

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 “The musicians at the ceremony were fantastic yesterday. We received so many compliments! Thank you for making the day extra special.” Danielle, bride.

This ceremony combined classical elegance with modern sensibilities, to create a new hybrid that guests loved! After the guests were seated, the first music that stared the wedding off was Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring by Bach, which we performed as the mothers were escorted and seated. We then performed the romantic and rich Ave Maria, which itself is a hybrid version by both JS Bach and the French composer Charles Gounod who added the top part (played first by the cello) centuries after Bach composed his part. The classical and exceptional Pachelbel canon was played for the bride, and as I have said before—there is a reason why this is performed at so many weddings—it works so well, and guarantees a smooth and beautiful ending as the bride reaches the front of the aisle at the Church. The signing switched gears to Etta James’ At Last, with the ceremony ending to the upbeat Bittersweet Symphony.

Parents coming down the aisle: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)

Bridesmaids processional: Gounod Ave Maria (Bach)

Bride's processional: Pachelbel's Canon in D 

Registry signing: At Last (Etta James)

Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

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Strains of Bach Air on the G String were heard as the final bridesmaid took her place, and we received a signal that the bride was next. We placed our bows on the strings and began the first bars of the very famous Pachelbel Canon, until the bride reached the front. Both of these classical pieces set the tone for the elegant ceremony. During the signing, we performed Enya’s Only Time, and then shifted to a much more modern and quick paced, exciting version of Bittersweet Symphony.

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: West River Event Centre

 

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Sandy and Pawel’s wedding ceremony at Blessed Sacrament Church, violin & cello duo, August 3, 2013, Ottawa ON

The bride and groom were married in the spacious and striking Blessed Sacrament Church in Ottawa. As we have performed at this venue in the past, the ceremony flowed effortlessly. One of the nice things is we were able to include quite a bit of music. As performing music is our passion, and we want to fill the service with music, we thought that the choices and the order of songs worked our perfectly.

Before mass: 


1. Vivaldi Winter from the Four Seasons
2. Mouret Rondeau
3. Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell

4. Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

 

During mass:

1. Bridesmaids: Bach Air on the G string 

2. Bride: Wagner Bridal Chorus

3. Signing:  Meditation from Thais

4. Communion: Massenet:  Bach-Gounod Ave Maria

5. Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

 

 

Wedding String Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Ottawa

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Megan and Garett’s wedding ceremony at Glencoe Golf and Country Club, violin and cello duo, July 27, 2013, Calgary AB

This was our first time performing at Glencoe Gold and Country Club, and we would love to perform there again, as everything was exceptional. Regarding music song selections, our clients chose very classical and beautiful music to accompany the ceremony. It was also nice that they added a sand ceremony to the wedding, and this is a great opportunity for a very simple and quite short piece of music—in this case our musicians performed Amazing Grace which added a nice touch to the wedding ceremony at the beautiful outdoor location at Glencoe Golf Course in Calgary.

Bridesmaids: Bach Air on the G String

Bride: Wagner Bridal Chorus

Sand Ceremony: Amazing Grace

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Recessional: Mendelsohn: Wedding March

Photo Source: Glencoegolf.org

Wedding Ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and string quartets, Calgary

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Our clients were married at a beautiful Croatian Church in Calgary, and chose their ceremony music to fit the different parts during the ceremony. We really enjoy performing Charpentier’s Prelude at wedding, as this was no exception, as our string ensemble played this piece of music during the bridesmaid’s processional. Once the bridesmaids got to the front of the church, we performed Pachelbel Canon.  One of our favorite pieces (though somewhat less popular than Jesu Joy is Bach’s other composition, Arioso, which we performed during communion. Rounding out the ceremony was Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.

Bridesmaids: Charpentier: Prelude from TeDeum
Bride: Pachelbel Canon D
Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Communion: Bach: Arioso

Exit of Bride and Groom: Wedding March

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“I didn’t have an opportunity to thank you personally after Christin’s ceremony on Saturday. Many guests approached me afterwards and commented how beautiful the music was.

Thank you…Thank you…Thank you for being a part of a perfect day.” Cleo, mother of the bride.

The wedding ceremony was very classical and elegant, with music that perfectly matched the beautiful décor. Our violinist and cellist performed Pachelbel Canon for the bridesmaids and Wagner’s Bridal Chorus (here comes the bride). During the signing, we performed the beautiful and flowing music by Bach called Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, and Mendelsohn’s wedding March to conclude the wedding ceremony. Beautiful!

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

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Michelle and JD’s wedding ceremony at the Lang Tannery, violin and cello duo, March 16, 2013, Kitchener ON

“The duet was amazing and surpassed all expectations. A very nice performance by two very talented musicians. A highlight for myself and I'm sure Michelle as well. It gave the ceremony a feeling of warmth and richness. Many thanks for all your help!”

This was the string duo’s first time performing at the Lang Tannery, and it was truly a wonderful event! As our wedding musicians perform at a many venues in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, this venue is sure to become a popular option in the future. The juxtaposition of the old with the new was particularly striking, as the building was at one time thought to be the largest tannery in the British Empire, ca 1850, and is now an incredibly modern venue with exceptional facilities such as the amazing projection screens that surround the room.

The music that the clients chose also fit this old and new theme, but everything was always elegant and refined to reflect both the occasion and the couple!

Arrival: Metallica Nothing Else Matters
Procession: Pachelbel Cannon in D
Signing: Bach Air on the G String
Recessional: U2 Beautiful Day

Photo Source: www.therecord.com

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

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Melody and Scott’s Wedding Ceremony at the Ritz Carleton, February 9, 2013, Toronto ON

Duo d’Amore was honored to participate in a wonderful winter wedding held at the Ritz Carleton in Toronto.

The music selections were somewhat traditional but with a modern twist. The bridesmaids walked in to Spring by Vivaldi. This was a great choice as I think everyone in Ontario is hoping for and end to Winter and warmer temperatures soon. Melody entered to Pachelbel Canon, followed by Bach Air for the signing of the marriage license. This piece is uniquely suited to the signing of the register, as it is quiet and introspective, but also very beautiful from the audience’s perspective. The fun twist at the end of the ceremony was the music selection for the recessional: All You Need is Love by the Beatles. This selection is just one of the hundred or so songs that we have in our Modern Repertoire and an excellent choice to walk to as man and wife.

We really appreciated the hard work of wedding planner Michelle Garber of Fabfete. We have worked with her on a number of wedding ceremonies and events and she always does an exceptional job!

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