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As much as we enjoy performing outdoors for weddings in the summer, it is a real pleasure to perform indoors at church. The other pleasure of the day was helping to make Matthew and Karina’s wedding really special. During the prelude, we selected a number of mellow pieces of classical music, including Bach Air, which somehow has a light summer feel to it. For the attendants Duo d’Amore performed Pachelbel Canon, followed by a special arrangement of an interesting song requested by the bride and groom: Moments with Oliver, which they were thrilled to have performed by the violinist and cellist. The next piece that we performed was Meditation from the Opera Thaïs, by Massenet, and it provide a contrast with the brides processional. Rounding out the ceremony we performed Bach’s Jesu Joy.

Attendants processional – Canon in D
Brides processional – Moments with Oliver
Signing of the registry – Meditation from Thais
Recessional – Jesu Joy of mans desiring
Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: St Marks Anglican Church, Ottawa ON
Wedding planner: Angelita Aboukassam, Sizzle with Decor

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This wedding was a beautiful expression of the couple’s love, as family and friends surrounded them. It was particularly nice musically as there was an organist and we were able to work alongside them to create a really nuanced and exceptional musical experience for the bride, groom and all of their guests. See below for the full program:

Bridesmaids Processional: Canon in D

Bride Processional: Here Comes the Bride - organist

Signing: O Mio Babbino Caro

Offerings: Bach-Gounod Ave Maria

Communion: Panis Angelicus

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March - organist

Catholic Mass musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and string quartets, Toronto

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If there is a trend in the wedding industry, I would say that more and more couples are going outside of the box, and customizing and choosing elements of the wedding, whether flowers, attire, venues, readings and specially music that combines classic elegance with elements of contemporary and popular culture. While there are many more decisions for the clients to make, the result is often spectacular, especially of they have a wedding planner or in our case Duo d’Amore who can help guide them in choosing music so that it has the right fit for the client and for a wedding ceremony. In this respect Danielle and Dany did an excellent job!

Looking at the two modern songs by Enya and the Verve, they have a classical feel to them, but also are different enough to add a bit of additional excitement to the wedding ceremony.

Bridesmaids entrance - Bach Air
Bride's entrance - Only Time by Enya
Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria
Communion: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

Wedding Vendors:
Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-Violin and Cello duo

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Romance is the word that best describes everything about this wedding. The Church was absolutely gorgeous, and a joy to perform in. Built in1857 in the Gothic Revival style it is reported to be an important piece of Ontario architectural history.

To help with the music choices for the ceremony, I sent our clients Duo d’Amore’s Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music Selections, and Sample Programs (you can find these on the Samples page of www.duodamore.com) and they chose the Romantic package showcasing songs that fit together  and sound amazing when performed by our string duo of violin and cello.

Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Massenet: Meditation from Thais

Recessional: Mendelsohn Wedding March

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

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 The string duo performed at Roseanne and Tyler’s wedding ceremony and everything was wonderful. The bride and groom selected very traditional music for the ceremony, and the duo performed a number of hymns from the Catholic book of worship III for the offering and communion portion of the mass.

 

Bridesmaids Processional: Bach Air on the G-string

Bride Processional: Canon in D

Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Offering and Communion:

You are Near

Here I am Lord

Make Me a channel of your Peace

Recessional: Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

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 "Hey Matthew! Thank-you for the message! Day was perfect and the music was amazing! Thank you so much for everything and you sounded amazing! Thanks Again."
Kristi and Brad Hiseler
 
Kristi and Brad were married in a beautiful wedding ceremony, held at St Patricks Church in Caledonia which is a short distance from Hamilton ON.We performed a mixture of classic wedding music, and popular music which fit right in and sounded really great. The bridesmaids walked down to Pachelbel Canon, and Kristi walked down to Marry me by Train. For the signing the classical Ave Maria was heard and this provided a perfect backdrop and the somewhat quiet and serene music was perfect for this pat of the wedding ceremony.  Accidentally in Love was played to loud applause for the guests.
 
Bridesmaids: Pachelbel Canon in D
Bride: Marry Me
Signing; Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria
Recessional: Accidentally in Love
 
Photo source: Splash Photography

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

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