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Sandy and Jason’s wedding ceremony and cocktails at the Pillar and Post, June 7th 2014, violin and cello duo, Niagara on the Lake, ON

As I was checking the mail this week, I noticed a small envelope along with our mail. Upon opening it, I saw that is was a lovely thank you card from Jason and Sandy, from our performance at the Pillar and Post. Here’s the message inside:

Dear Duo d’Amore,

We both wanted to thank you for setting a beautiful stage with your music for our special day. It turned out to be sunny, and our guests were amused by the songs they recognized. We hope you enjoyed it and couldn’t have done it without you! Cheers! Sandy and Jason Mills

The string duo performed the following selections during the wedding ceremony:

Bride processional Pachelbel Canon

Signing of the register: Beatles Here Comes the Sun and Coldplay: In My Place

Recessional: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

During the cocktail reception following the wedding ceremony we performed good deal of upbeat and fun music (Beatles, U2, Beach Boys, Train, Foster the People etc) and it really suited both their planning and the mood for the day.

Niagara on the Lake wedding ceremony and reception music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Charlene and Kev’s wedding ceremony at Cave Springs Vineyard Retreat Winery, February 22, 2014, violin and cello duo, Jordan ON

"Fabulous to deal with, completely reliable and punctual. Price was reasonable. The music was phenomenal and unique: our choices as well as their choices pre and post ceremony. Barely saw them on the day of as I was the bride hiding in the back but was able to hear all the wonderful pieces which got me excited and emotional to walk down the aisle to my husband. Perfect day with perfect music." Charlene, bride

Our string duo performed at a lovely wedding yesterday at Cave Springs Vineyard. This venue is somewhat of a hidden gem in Niagara, as it is off the beaten path, down a long winding road. Even during the peak wedding season there is always a sense of quiet and privacy to this venue. Yesterday’s wedding was no exception. When we arrived at the venue, Juliana was there polishing glasses and setting up for the Sparkling wine toast (with the very classy NV Blancs de Blancs.) Other than that we were the only ones at the venue. A few moments later Sheldon Kosfky arrived and we had the opportunity to chat and catch up. As we perform often in Niagara we see Sheldon a lot and it is always a pleasure to chat with him and the staff at Cave Springs. As guest started to arrive and be seated, we started to perform. For the prelude portion of the ceremony, we performed an interesting mix of classical music to set the tone of the ceremony, and moved on to a number of popular songs as more guests arrived. At the start of the ceremony the attendants walked down the aisle, joined by a beautiful dog (I think it was a pug cross) that also played their part in the ceremony. Once the bridesmaids were at the front we started the brides processional song, which was Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. Sheldon as usual id a marvelous job during the ceremony, and was very kind in thanking us for our performance. During the signing we performed Storybook Love from a Princess Bride, and it was the perfect length for that portion. At the end of the ceremony, Sheldon introduced the couple and we performed All You Need Is Love by the Beatles. What a beautiful ceremony!

Bridesmaid: Bach Air

Bride Processional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun

Signing: Storybook Love theme from the Princess Bride

Recessional: Beatles: All You Need Is Love

Officiant: Niagara Region Weddings-Sheldon Kofsky

Photographer: Wandering Eye Photography

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

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Sarah and Shaun’s wedding ceremony at Balls Falls Historical Church, violin and cello duo, February 1, 2014, Niagara ON

Today’s wedding ceremony was wonderful. We arrived at the historic church at Balls Falls conservation area quite early, and the only other person inside the church was the officiant. We had a really nice chat and setup for our performance. The music for the ceremony was fantastic—Sarah and Shaun had spoken with me about creating an arrangement of a portion of the second movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto number 5 known as the Emperor Concerto. This music was to be played as the 3 bridesmaids, the maid of honor and the flower girls walked up to the front of the church, as well as for the bride’s processional. During the signing, the sister of the groom sang Schubert's Ave Maria, and the ceremony ended with an upbeat rendition of Handel’s La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks. It was so nice to perform in this small chapel. Though when we arrived it was pretty chilly, once the heat was on and all of the guests arrived, the room was very warm, and everyone had a great time.

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

 

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Jennifer and Jason’s wedding at Cave Springs Vineyard Retreat, violin and cello duo, December 29, 2013, Lincoln ON

We performed at a beautiful winter wedding ceremony at the vineyard retreat today at Cave Springs Winery just outside of Jordan, ON. The weather was very nice—not too cold, and it was amazing to be in the retreat building in the winter. Typically Duo d’Amore performs at Cave Springs in the spring summer and fall for wedding ceremonies, and it is always a treat to perform in the winter, as the vineyard seems so serene and quiet, poised for the warmth of spring sunshine. Speaking of warmth, we were surprised to find a roaring fireplace in the retreat building as well as a number of new renovations such as the beautiful pendant glass lights hanging from the ceiling, not to mention the wooden beams that were added just a month ago.

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

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