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Jennifer and Richard’s wedding ceremony, December 21, 2013, violin and cello duo at Strathmere Inn, North Gower ON

“Great music provided for our wedding ceremony, thank you! Jennifer, bride

Although summer weddings are beautiful, it is always nice to perform at a winter wedding ceremony at Strathmere Inn. This was made even more special and classic by the classical music selections the couple chose for their ceremony. Starting with the maid of honor and flower girls and continuing on to the bridal entrance, the duo performed Pachelbel’s Canon in D. The signing was many people’s top choice: Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria, and was followed by the sprightly Clarke Trumpet Voluntary. Our thanks and congratulations to the beautiful couple as well a Strathmere Inn, and the stunning photos by photographer Andrew Van Beek.

Processional - Pachelbel Canon in D
Signing - Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Recessional - Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Photo and Photographer: Andrew Van Beek

Officiant: Keith Langille

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Hilary and Joseph’s wedding ceremony at First Unitarian Congregation, November 2, 2013, violin and cello duo, Ottawa ON

"The music was beautiful, perfectly timed, and really was just the right addition to our ceremony. Thank you for making it so easy and well-coordinated!" Hilary and Joseph, bride and groom

The music choices for Hilary and Joseph’s wedding were excellent, and the couple really chose well. The duo chose a variety of classical music during the prelude as guests were chatting and taking their seats. For the processional, as Hilary had a very small wedding party (just 1 maid of honor) the short and cheerful Prelude from Te Deum by Charpentier was a natural fit. The signing music was Bach’s Sleepers Awake, which is actually a less common choice, but one of our favorites to play. The violin and cello each have distinct melodies that weave in and out while maintaining a great pulse. Switching to modern music for the recessional is always fun, and it brides the gap between the church ceremony and the reception to follow; for this section, our violinist and cellist performed Here Comes the Sun, for a beautiful and happy finale to the wedding ceremony.

Processional: Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum

Signing of the registry: Bach's Sleeper's Awake

Recessional: The Beatle's Here Comes the Sun

Church and Photo Source: First Unitarian Congregation

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Rockcliffe Park is a great location for a wedding ceremony in Ottawa, and our string ensemble loves to perform here. Brenda and Brian’s wedding was elegant and refined and not overdone or fussy—the decorations were sparse, but everything had it’s place and was there for a reason. The music for the ceremony was on the one hand, classical and sophisticated, while at the same time is was also somewhat intimate, as well as being full and rich. The processional began with Handel’s Air from the water music—quite a stately beginning to the wedding, which flowed right into Bach’s Jesu Joy from the water music. These two songs work very well together, as the contrast between them makes them even more interesting. The signing music was another piece by Bach, and to complete the ceremony our string players performed the loud and energetic Trumpet Voluntary.

Processional:

1. Handel - Air from Water Music

2. Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Signing:

Bach - Wachet Auf

Recessional:

Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary

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We were quite exited to perform for this wedding ceremony at the very popular Pavilion at Rockcliffe Park. This wedding ceremony perfectly evoked the new attitude to wedding ceremony music, not just in Ottawa, but across the country. Because of the more inclusive and related rules of Churches and in this case officiant, brides and grooms can choose from a much wider ranger of music, to reflect not only the occasion or event, but themselves as a couple.

This wedding began in with very traditional music: Pachelbel canon for the bridesmaids, and attendants, followed by Wagner’s Bridal Chorus (here comes the bride). From the signing onwards, the theme shifted to a modern outlook, with A Thousand Years by Christina Perry and Viva la Vida by Coldplay, with many great and enthusiastic comments from the guests.

Processional: Pachelbel Canon in D
Bride:  Wagner Bridal Chorus
Signing: Christina Perri a Thousand Years
Recessional: Cold Play Viva La Vida

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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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