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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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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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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

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Held outdoors in the Rose Garden, Jennifer and Stephane’s wedding was a wonderful intimate occasion, enhanced by the fresh, bright spring weather.

I really have to congratulate Jennifer and Kevin for making their wedding dreams come true, and they accomplished this with a good measure of style and grace. First off, they did something that not many couples do: they were married at 9:30am!

I think this is wonderful, and that more couples should get married first thing in the morning, as you get to spend the whole day and you have the whole day to be with your new spouse and celebrate with your family and friends. Another nice thing about the ceremony was that there were less than 20 guests there, all of them there (I’m sure) because they really mean something to the bride and groom.- also wonderful. I wanted to comment also on the music choices, because there was one song that worked especially well. If you have been reading or following this blog you might notice that many of the vents that we perform at are with ensembles or groupings of instruments that are with multiple players, such as the violin and cello duo, three players in the trio four for a quartet and so on. This particular wedding was performed with a solo cellist, which although not as common as the some of the other ensembles, it was an absolute perfect fit for this ceremony and the music the couple chose. Here are their selections:

Bridesmaids Entrance: Pachelbel Canon
Bride: Enya: Amarantine
Signing; Bach Air
Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

Once again, we would like to congratulate Jennifer and Stephane, and wish them a lifetime of wedded bliss!

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Driving up the long driveway towards the steeple-like building at Vineland Estates winery, we always feel that this location has a unique feel to it—somewhat like a church, but also very modern, refined and contemporary. The same thing could be said about the music and the wedding itself. As our violin and cello duo performs here regularly at the carriage house and on the outdoor patio, we are very familiar with the venue and feel at home here. We ha d a special request to perform Ave Maria during the prelude as this is the mother of the brides favorite song. From here we performed Pachelbel Canon for the bride, Wachet Auf (also known as Sleeper’s Awake) by Bach for the signing (so lovely) and for a modern flavor, Bittersweet Symphony for the recessional. As the guests were exiting, we also included Handel’s La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks.

Processional:  Pachelbel - Canon in D
Signing:  Bach - Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
Recessional:  The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony

Guests exit: La Rejouissance

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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