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Melissa and Gregory’s wedding ceremony at the Oakview Terrace, violin and cello duo, September 7, 2013, Richmond Hill ON

This ceremony was lovely and intimate. The Chapel of the Oakview Terrace was a pleasure for us to perform in, as the sound of the violinist and cellists instruments reverberated off the beautiful wood to add a warm and special ouch to the wedding ceremony. The music selections were classic and timeless.

Bridesmaids: Bach: Air on the G string

Bride: Pachelbel: Canon

Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria

Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance

Photo Source: Oakview Terrace

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: The Chapel of the Oakview Terrace

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Our string duo loves performing at the Old Mill, one of our favorite, and certainly one of the most popular wedding venues in Toronto and the GTA, especially for our string musicians We performed at the Chapel, which is lovely and intimate, and were excited to perform a brand new recently completed song arrangement. As guests began to take their seats, we performed a selection of classical music to help create a nice mood, and them the guests know that the wedding would be starting shortly. For the processional, we performed a very beautiful violin and cello version of the Flower Duet from Lakme by Leo Delibes. This is to our knowledge the first violin and cello arrangement of this work and we were very excited to premiere it at this ceremony. The bride walked down to the Music of the Night from the Phantom of the Opera, which was also magical. The signing was the famous Wachet Auf, or Sleepers Awake, which was a nice classical piece for this part of the ceremony. Finally, Runaway by the Corrs was performed as the bride and groom walked their way back down the aisle. Prelude: Charpentier Prelude and other classical

Processional: Lakme: Flower Duet
Bride Processional: Music of the Night
Signing: Bach Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
Recessional: Runaway - The Corrs

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: The Chapel of the Old Mill Toronto

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“Thanks for being there doing an awesome job! Our guests and us were enjoying the music”

We work very hard to provide our clients with a wide range of interesting music to choose from, including classical, pop, fiddle tunes rock and everything in between, and it’s always nice when clients send us their selections for each part of the ceremony, such as the processional, signing, communion, offering, sand ceremony etc. But, its also nice when the clients leave the selections up to us, and that is exactly what happened with this ceremony at the Prince House, and it was excellent and a surprise for the couple.

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: The Prince House, Heritage Park, Calgary

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The bride, groom and guests were lucky to have such beautiful weather for his wonderful wedding ceremony. Liuna Gardens is located in Stoney Creek, and has a number of different locations on site to host a wedding ceremony. Gillian and Evan were married by the lakeshore, overlooking Lake Ontario, surrounded by lovely gardens. Our string do performed a classic and beautiful wedding ceremony music selections featuring composers such as Bach, Handel and Charpeniter.

Processional: Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum
Signing: Sheep May Safely Graze- Bach
Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets Wedding Venue: Liuna Gardens, Stoney Creek ON

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Prelude: Bach Air, Arioso, Wachet Auf
Processional: Pachelbel, 'Canon' in D
Signing: Bach-Gound 'Ave Maria'
Recessional: Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March'

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Hockley Valley Resort, Orangeville ON
Wedding Ceremony Officiant

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This wedding took place in a beautiful country Church, that had stunning acoustics—the sound was warm and full and everyone had nice comments about our performance. It is also nice when clients can choose the music they want to hear and have it performed inside a church. The music to this ceremony was also classic and very elegant and we had a wonderful time performing it. While everything sounded spectacular A Thousand Years by Christina Perri played by the violinist and cellist was the highlight!

Processional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun
Signing: Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Recessional: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Wesley United Church, Winona ON

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We perform many wedding at the carriage house of Vineland estates, and this was another beautiful example how great a wedding can be when the venue, officiant a, and musicians all know each other and have worked together in the past. The music selections for this wedding ceremony combined two classical pieces for the processional and recessional, with a modern piece sandwiched in the middle---what a great and unexpected contrast.

Processional: Wagner Bridal Chorus
Signing: Elvis Presley Can’t help falling in love with you
Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March
Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

Wedding Venue: Vineland Estate Winery
Wedding Ceremony Officiant: All Seasons weddings

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When brides or grooms to be contact Duo d’Amore to perform for their wedding ceremony, and especially when we begin to discuss the song selections for the wedding ceremony, the processional is typically the most important song choice to make. As the processional is when the bridesmaids and flower girls , ring bearer walk up the aisle prior o the brides entrance music, this is a very important part of the ceremony. Many clients treat this as an opportunity to highlight their own personal music tastes and ask for a contemporary or pop song for this important part of the wedding ceremony. In Hayley and Mark’s case, they chose the beautiful and touching Falling Slowly Theme which sounded fantastic. For the register signing, they chose the Theme from Up which I fun, and cheery. The recessional was the very appropriate I Think I Wanna Marry You, by Bruno Mars, all performed by our string wedding musicians.

Processional: Falling Slowly - Swell Season
Signing: Theme from Disney's 'UP'
Recessional: I Think I Wanna Marry You - Bruno Mars

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Piper’s Heath Golf Course, Milton

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Stephanie and Erik’s wedding ceremony at Strathmere, violin and cello duo, September 1, Ottawa ON

A wonderfully harmonious chord was heard as the bride took the final steps up to the front of the aisle to greet her soon to be husband, as Duo d’Amore’s musicians finished playing Pachelbel’s Canon. The violinist and cellist picked up their instruments again to serenade the guests and during the signing of the register with Vivaldi’s Winter from the Four Seasons. Shortly after the officiant was proud t announce the bride and groom and introduce them for the first time as husband and wife. Amid clapping and cheering from guests we performed an equally exciting rendition of La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks by Handel.

Processional: Pachellbel Canon in D
Signing: Vivaldi Winter from the Four Seasons
Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Strathmere Inn, Ottawa ON

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The week of August 31st and the beginning of September is always a busy time for Duo d’Amore, and it always brings with it interesting musical choice from clients. This week it seems that many of the processional songs that have been chosen are quite different and exciting. In this case it is a classical piece from the Opera, The Magic Flute by Mozart. With enlightenment themes of brotherhood, and the importance of a union between people, this is a natural and beautiful processional piece. It also sounds somewhat like O Canada!

Prelude: Bach Air on the G string and Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen: Purcell Trumpet Tune Bride
Processional: Mozart: March of the Priests from the Magic Flute
Signing: Handel La Rejouissance from the Royal
Fireworks Recessional: Journey: Don't Stop Believing

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Historic Church and Barn at Ball’s Fall’s Conservation Area

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Our string duo, string trio and quartet has performed at Paletta in tn the spring summer, fall and winter, but there is something special about performing outside on a day like today, where it’s not too windy, hot or sunny, in short—perfect weather for a wedding ceremony. We arrived very early to the venue, and were able to have a word with the wonderful wedding planner Anne from White Orchid weddings. We have worked together at a number of weddings in the past, and it is always nice to see her.

We performed quite a few songs prior to the start of the ceremony, and when the ceremony stated, it was with a little flower girl who came out of the door an down the aisle, which was cute and a nice and unique way for things to get going. For the processional of the attendants and the bride we performed a beautiful rendition of To Love you More, made famous by taro Hakase and Celine Dion. The signing was equally beautiful, and we performed A Thousand Years by Christina Perry. We were lucky to be able to play the song twice through, as on the second time playing the cellist switched from pizzicato (plucked) to arco (bowed) proving a nice contrast and a richer sound just as everyone came back to the centre after the signing. When the bride and groom were pronounced husband and wife, we performed Viva la Vida. It was absolutely stunning!

Processional (wedding party and bride): Celine Dion: Love you More
Signing: Christina Perry: 1000 years by Christina Perry
Recessional: Coldplay: Viva la Vida

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Paletta Mansion, Burlington Wedding Ceremony
Officiant: Anne from White Orchid Weddings

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We really enjoyed working with Carly and Brendan, as there was a spirit of fun and excitement around their wedding, which seemed to be captured in the music for the wedding day. One thing that they decided upon that has worked well in the past is they let us pick part of the music as a surprise. For the songs they selected, they picked a great mix of upbeat pop and contemporary songs as well as a classical favorite that added a great touch to complete the ceremony. Congratulations.

Groomsmen: Imperial March Bride
Processional: Bach-Gonoud Ave Maria
Signing: Game of Thrones 

Recessional: Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding venue: Pitt Meadows Golf Course Photo Source: pittmeadowsgolf.com

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"Duo d'Amore played as a string duo at my sons wedding......I was so proud to have given this as a wedding gift to the happy couple......and what a perfect gift it was.....I truly cannot think of the ceremony without Duo d'Amore.....

The music was exceptional....so emotional & a delight to the ears.....not a dry eye in the house! Lol! Just what I had wanted...

They were so professional and discreet.....they slipped into the venue as quietly as they slipped out......both of the musicians were so in sync with one another that during the ceremony they played music during the quiet moments that we had not previously discussed.....they just knew when to start & when to stop......
One could certainly tell that this was not their first rodeo! Lol!

Our guests are still raving over the beautiful ceremony accompanied with this amazing duo! I would highly recommend Duo d'Amore to anyone who would like to take their event from nice to spectacular!Truly, money well spent with zero regrets.......I will definitely book Duo d'Amore for any future events!" Hope, mother of the groom

It is always nice performing at a new venue, and this was Duo d’Amore’s first time performing at a wedding ceremony at Chateau des Charmes in Niagara. This wedding was very nice, and had a relaxed atmosphere about it. Everyone enjoyed themselves!

Processional: Pachelbel Cannon
Bride: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria
Signing: Massenet Meditation from Thais, Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Chateau des Charmes, Niagara

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Strains of Bach Air on the G String were heard as the final bridesmaid took her place, and we received a signal that the bride was next. We placed our bows on the strings and began the first bars of the very famous Pachelbel Canon, until the bride reached the front. Both of these classical pieces set the tone for the elegant ceremony. During the signing, we performed Enya’s Only Time, and then shifted to a much more modern and quick paced, exciting version of Bittersweet Symphony.

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: West River Event Centre

 

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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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Our violin and cello duo had a great time performing for this wedding, as everything went smoothly and sounded beautiful. We started by performing the classic Pachelbel’s Canon for the wedding party and bride, continuing on to Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria during the signing (a beautiful piece and ideal for the signing of the register) and finishing off with a well chosen and upbeat Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke.

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

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Hotel Arts, Calgary
Wedding planner: www.lynnfletcherwedings.com

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We first spoke with Crystal and Sid in March of 2013, and they emailed us for a quote for their wedding ceremony. After listening to our samples online and chatting with me they were very excited to book us for their day. Well, that day has come and gone, and the wedding was spectacular as often happens at the Vancouver Club.

The prelude started at 5pm, and we performed a mixture of classical and modern pop songs, including Henry Mancini’s Moon River and Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World. When the bridesmaids and everyone else in the 10 person wedding party were lined up and ready to walk down the aisle, our violinist and cellist performed a lovely and soft rendition of Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love. For the bride’s processional we performed the popular A Thousand Years by Christina Perry. During the quiet moments in the signing, Lucky by Jason Mraz was played, followed by the more upbeat and celebratory Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve.

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding venue: Vancouver Club

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“Thank you for the follow-up. Everything went well on Saturday. My only regret is that I didn't have the chance to thank the musicians personally. Please relay my thanks and appreciation to them.” Johanne

Wedding Venue: National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON
Wedding and Event Planner: Nancy Tremblay, Wedecor  
Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Rhiannon and Ben chose pop music for their ceremony and we were happy to accommodate, as always. The ceremony took place in the Adam room of the Chateau Laurier. The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perry with the bride following with “Kissing You”, otherwise known as the Theme from Romeo and Juliet. As the signing can sometimes take five or six minutes, two songs were chosen for this part of the ceremony: “I Won’t Give Up” and “Yellow” by Coldplay. Bruno Mars’ “I Think I Wanna Marry You”, was heard as the recessional.

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Adam Room of the Chateau Laurier, Ottawa ON
Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Sabrina and Sean’s wedding ceremony and reception, violin & cello duo, August 17, Royal Ambassador, Caledon ON

We have performed here in all seasons, but with the weather we’ve been having recently—not too hot, little wind, it is  a perfect opportunity for our string musicians to perform at an outdoor wedding in a beautiful lakeside setting in Caledon, just north of Toronto. This wedding was a great combination of natural beauty and classical music—always a great pairing. Here are the song selections that the bride and groom chose:

Bridal Party: Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Bride: Pachelbel Canon
Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy
Recessional: Mouret Rondeau
Reception: Classical and Pop music

Aside from the musical performance and the venue, Nancy at WEDECOR took care of the all the printing, invitations, programs, table numbers seating chart they did all the flower arrangements: bouquet, corsage, boutonniere centerpiece, large arrangements. For the ceremony/reception all chair covers, linens, aisle runner all set-up and taken away by our design team.

Wedding Venue: Royal Ambassador, Caledon
Wedding and Event Planner: Nancy Tremblay, WEDECOR 
Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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