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Tatiana + Jeff’s wedding at the Arta Gallery, October 17, 2014, violin and cello duo, Toronto Wedding ceremony musicians

This was such a beautiful wedding, held at the Arta Gallery in the distillery district. Our violinist and cellist have performed here in the past, and there is something so captivating about this place, as it seems to be on the one hand frozen in time, and on the other resolutely in the here and now. The ceremony itself was wonderful, as were the acoustics—because of the high ceilings and the exposed brick the sound is well defined and full. The strings really bloom in the space and it’s perfect for a wedding. Below is the ceremony music program with the couples choices:

 

Guest Arrival:  Coldplay, Fix You (plus other pop)

Processional: Bach Air on the G String

Bride's Entrance: Pachelbel Canon in D

Signing: Christina Perri: A Thousand Years

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

 

Photo and Photo credit:  Stacey Kinkaid 

 

Ceremony music Toronto: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Summer 2015 Wedding Season; Feeling Thankful; Awesome Accolades and New Reviews

As June wraps up, wedding season is just about in full swing, and will continue until September, when things start to slow down. One of the great things (knock on wood) about 2015 so far is that the weather, while quite variable during the week, has been uniformly great across the country on weekends, something that we are thankful for, and we hope it continues all year long!

Another thing that we are thankful for of late is the awesome feedback and exposure that our string ensemble has received over the past few months.  Just a few weeks ago, a wedding that our Toronto wedding ensemble of violin and cello held at the Four Seasons was featured on the Wedluxe blog:

http://wedluxe.com/a-modern-black-tie-wedding-infused-with-elegance/

And just prior to that, another Toronto wedding ceremony that we performed at was featured on event source:

http://www.eventsource.ca/blog/cheryl-andres-stunning-wedding-malaparte

As if that weren’t exciting enough, we have received lost of great feedback from clients across the country, and here are two recent reviews:

My wedding was just this past Saturday and I have to say Duo D'Amore hit it out of the park! My ceremony music was exceptional! A big thank you to Matthew for all of his rapid communication with me! I must have sent the poor man 20 panicked emails after meeting with our priest each time and finding out about something that wasn't previously communicated to me that the musicians had to do. Matthew made sure everything was taken care of and always put me at ease. I would absolutely recommend Duo D'Amore to anyone looking for beautiful music for their event.” Elysse, bride

 

Thank you so much for your wishes below and please thank the duo that performed at my wedding – it was absolutely beautiful. They played wonderfully and I look forward to many future performances very soon!” Emily, bride

 

Photo: the beautiful ceremony site at Ravine Vineyards, Niagara

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Nicole + Michael wedding ceremony at Caffino restaurant, June 7, 2014, violin and cello duo, Toronto

This was beautiful, sunny day—just look at the wonderful light coming in through the windows, skillfully captured by Toronto photographer Justin Lucarelli, at Caffino restaurant.

All I can say about this wedding is Wow! Our violinist and cellist started to perform as the guests were arriving, giving them a few minutes to chat before creating a refined yet contemporary mood by performing interesting pop songs like Here Comes the Sun, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen as well as Can’t Help falling in Love, among others.

For the processional, the ceremony took a classical turn, as Pachelbel Canon was performed. During the signing, Bach’s Jesu Joy was performed, which is one of our favorite pieces for this portion of the ceremony. As signings can last 5-8 minutes (and this one was shorter than 8 minutes) Jesu Joy works perfectly—it does not stand our like some louder and more forceful pieces, rather it bubbles away like a pure mountain stream, and keeps the guests entertained. Just after the couple was introduced as husband and wife, amid clapping and cheering, we launched into the ever-popular Mendelsohn Wedding March.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharlyn and Jonathan’s wedding ceremony at the Liberty Grand, May 10, 2014, violin and cello duo Toronto ON

You were wonderful thank you! Perfect timing on everything. Great arrangements. Thanks for Working with us and thank you for the well wishes!”
Sharlyn and Jon

We had a great time working with this couple to make sure there wedding music was spectacular, and it is always great to get nice feedback. Planning the music selections for Sharlyn and Jonathan’s wedding at the Liberty Grand was very straightforward, as the clients sent a list of what they wanted, and each song they had chosen for the wedding ceremony perfectly. Beyonce’s Halo is quite busy, as there are lots of sixteenth notes for the cellist to play, but there is also a serene quality to it, which makes it a fantastic for the bridesmaids to walk to, but it won’t overpower the bridal processional of Coldplay’s us against the world. When the couple signed the wedding register, the string trio performed Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, and we finished of with a really fun and upbeat Jump by Van Halen!

 

Bridesmaids: Halo-Beyonce

Processional: Us against the World-Coldplay

Signing: Nothing Else Matters-Metallica

Recessional: Jump-Van Halen

 

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

 

 

 

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