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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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Nicole and Mark’s wedding ceremony, string trio, August 17, Ravine Vineyard, Niagara

“The trio were excellent. Set up in plenty of time and played all of the songs we requested beautifully... Couldn't have asked for more!”

The next day, Duo d’Amore was back at Ravine Vineyard, this time with a string trio of two violins and cello to perform for Mark and Nicole’s wedding. This wedding could not have been more different, though it was equally fantastic, and very dramatic. Ravine has two sites where couples can get married: the site we performed at the day before is situated just around the corner from the parking lot (this is actually much better than it sounds) and affords a beautiful uninterrupted view of greenery: vines, trees, fresh cut grass, and more an more vines. The site that we performed at for this wedding is in a way more intimate, and it is located at the bottom of the vineyard. Guests arrived here either by walking along a designated row in the vineyard, or were shuttled directly to their seats via a golf cart driven by the staff at Ravine. Then came the helicopter! The groom arrived at the upper ceremony site via a helicopter, which was certainly a dramatic and bold way to arrive at a wedding ceremony! By this time we had setup down the hill, and were expecting the first set of guests to arrive. We performed a number of musical selections and carried onto the ceremony, as soon as the wedding guests were in place. For the processional, we performed two songs the Beatles’ “Here There And Everywhere” for the 8 attendants, and the Etta James classic, At Last. During the signing, we performed Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”. As we looked over to the signing table, the bride and groom were smiling at us and gave a wide grinned nod of approval. To conclude the ceremony, the trio played “All I Want Is You” by U2. We continued to play a few pieces of music as the guests exited back to the main building. As we were exiting, we congratulated the bride and groom, who said we did a fantastic job!

Attendants Processional: Beatles’ Here There And Everywhere Bride Processional: Etta James: At Last Signing of the register: Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World Recessional: U2: All I Want Is You

Wedding Planner: Kassandra at Ravine Winery

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

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“We want to say thank you so much for making our day perfect! Everyone loved the violinist and cello player. They were exactly what we were looking for. We couldn't have asked for two more polite and wonderful people to play for us. It was beautiful and they played every song that we requested. We did get a picture with them and I will send them to you when we return back from our honeymoon in Jamaica. Again it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. We will highly recommend you to everyone I know.” Marcia and Chad

Bridesmaids Processional: Pachelbel Canon Bride Processional: Wagner Wedding March Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

Wedding Venue: Lake Chapparal Community Centre, Calgary AB Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Ravine vineyard is located in the heart of Niagara, and unlike many of Niagara wineries, rather than a flat landscape, Ravine Vineyards landscape is full of rolling hills and beautiful vistas, which makes for a magical location for a wedding. In speaking with Laura and Matt weeks and months prior to the wedding, they decided on having classical music played by the violin and cello prior to the wedding, and a mix of classical for the ceremony itself (see below). The ceremony was officiated by John Shore from Kettle Creek Weddings, who did a marvelous job, and was happy to work with us again. After the ceremony ended, the guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’ouevres at the stunning outdoor bar, which we performed many of the clients favorite pop songs. As usual, everything was spectacular, thanks to Ravine and especially Lis from Bliss!

Pre-ceremony: Assortment of romantic traditional songs (Massenet Meditation from Thais and additional classical)

Ceremony: Processional: Canon in D Bride Processional: Give me Love by Ed Sheeran (TBD- could extend Canon in D) Signing: Somewhere over the Rainbow in the style of Israel K Recessional: no strings required. Bagpipe to pipe recessional

Cocktail Hour: Here Comes the Sun-Beatles Here, There and Everywhere-Beatles Imagine- John Lennon/Beatles Something-Beatles Unchained Melody Unforgettable-Nat King Cole) All You Need Is Love-Beatles) Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve Moon River-Mancini What A Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong Can’t Help Falling in Love-Elvis Never Say Never-The Fray Runaway-The Corrs Secrets-One Republic Yellow-Coldplay) You Raise Me Up-Josh Groban Fix You-Coldplay In My Place-Coldplay

Venue: Ravine Vineyard Officiant: John Shore with Kettle Creek Weddings, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wedding Planner: Lisa at Bliss Events www.blissevents.ca Wedding musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Carrie and Scott’s wedding ceremony at Saskatoon Farm, violin and cello duo, August 4, 2013, De Winton AB

This wedding was gorgeous and the weather was just perfect! It was Duo d’Amore’s first time performing at Saskatoon Farm, and it too was beautiful. Our clients Carrie and Scott had great selections of classical string music at their wedding ceremony. Here is the full list:

 

Prelude: A mix of classical music including a Brandenburg Concerto movement by Bach

Seating of the Parents: Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Bridesmaids: Pachelbel Canon

Bride: Processional: Wagner Wedding March

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

 

Photo: Rowan Jane Photography

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Calgary

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Lisa and Brad’s wedding ceremony at the Thompson Hotel, violin & cello duo, August 4, 2013,Toronto ON

Our string duo performed at this exceptional wedding where everything went so smoothly that there was definitely an aspect of “this was meant to be” about the whole event. Our string duo performed an exceptionally tailored program during the ceremony, which sounded amazing:

Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon D
Signing: Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons
Recessional: Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum

 

Photo: blogto.com

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Toronto

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Natasha and Michael’s wedding ceremony at the Estates of Sunnybrook, violin and cello duo, August 4, 2013, Toronto ON

“Duo d'Amore was an absolute pleasure to work with and helped ensure a perfect day for my husband, myself and my guests. Many guests remarked how elegant and beautiful it was to have musical accompaniment for our ceremony. Matthew and his colleagues were very responsive, helpful, accommodating and professional. I literally recommended them to a bride-to-be on my wedding day. Pleasure to work with and have a broad range of selections and happy to help you with recommendations.” Natasha, bride

This ceremony took place in the lower ballroom of the Vaughan Estate in the grand and elegant Estates of Sunnybrook. An interesting feature of this ceremony was the signing music. Of course the bridal processional is very dramatic, and the recessional is full of energy, with clapping and excitement of the guests, but it was the music the clients chose for the signing that stood out for us. The signing is the point in the ceremony where there is not much going on, perhaps the least exciting point, even. The bride and groom are just signing documents. However, this is a spot where like the processional the music really has am important part to play. I have to congratulate Natasha and Michael on their choice of Unchained Melody. Not only is it a song that many people will recognize, albeit in a different arrangement for violin and cello duo, but it is one that will keep peoples interest in an elegant and understated way prior to the recessional.

Processional – Pachelbel Canon in D  

Signing – Unchained melody

Recessional – I think I Wanna Marry You

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Toronto

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Sandy and Pawel’s wedding ceremony at Blessed Sacrament Church, violin & cello duo, August 3, 2013, Ottawa ON

The bride and groom were married in the spacious and striking Blessed Sacrament Church in Ottawa. As we have performed at this venue in the past, the ceremony flowed effortlessly. One of the nice things is we were able to include quite a bit of music. As performing music is our passion, and we want to fill the service with music, we thought that the choices and the order of songs worked our perfectly.

Before mass: 


1. Vivaldi Winter from the Four Seasons
2. Mouret Rondeau
3. Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell

4. Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

 

During mass:

1. Bridesmaids: Bach Air on the G string 

2. Bride: Wagner Bridal Chorus

3. Signing:  Meditation from Thais

4. Communion: Massenet:  Bach-Gounod Ave Maria

5. Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

 

 

Wedding String Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Ottawa

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 “We thought the musicians were great, the music was great and our guests loved it as well.   We really appreciated their professionalism, punctuality and performance. Thanks so much for your help!” Robert, groom

Indoor weddings in the summer are just great—we are always happy to perform indoors and many of the guests often greatly prefer indoor wedding to outdoor, especially in August, and especially if you have elderly or young children at the event. In the case of a heat wave or cold and damp weather, a Church wedding or other indoor location will always go off without a hitch! This was a very nice wedding, which combined the traditional church wedding with a number of modern and popular music choices, which received a number of positive comments from the guests.

Bridesmaids: Viva La Vida

Bride: Pachelbel Canon

Signing; All I Want Is You, and I Think I Wanna Marry You by Bruno Mars

Recessional: Beatles: All You Need Is Love

Wedding String Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet

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Megan and Jim’s wedding ceremony at the Eglinton Grand, violin and Cello duo, August 3, 2013, Toronto ON

“You have been so great to work with in planning our music and I appreciate it!” Megan, bride

Once again, we were honored to take part is such a beautiful wedding ceremony. This ceremony really reflected the bride and groom, as they worked hard to choose music that reflected the both of them: modern but with a real sense of occasion and style. We performed Secrets by one republic for the bridesmaids, followed by a great rendition of A Thousand Years by Christina Perry. This song is sure to become a wedding classic and we are so pleased when clients ask us to play this as it works so well. The couple also had a unity candle and a signing of the register where our violinist and cellist performed All I want is U2 by Bono/U2, and we finished off with Today by the Smashing Pumpkins! What a great mix of music!

Photo: www.eglintongrand.com

Wedding String Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Toronto

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Rockcliffe Park Pavilion is an ideal spot for live music, especially a wedding ceremony! Our violin and cello duo performed two songs for the processional—one for the bridesmaids (Trumpet Tune) and a separate song for the bride to make her grand entrance (Pachelbel Canon). When the time came for the signing of the register our violinist and cellist performed the wedding classic Ave Maria (the Bach-Gounod version) and quickly switched to Mendelsohn’s wedding March as the newlyweds walked down to aisle.

Processional:

Mothers and Bridesmaids: Purcell Trumpet Tune

Bride: Canon in D

Signing: Bach-Gounod Ave Maria

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

Wedding Planner: Alyssa Bignelle

Wedding String Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Ottawa

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Having performed at a number of Fairmont hotels across Canada, it was lovely to perform for a cocktail reception on the balcony of the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary. We received many comments about the great performance by our string ensemble. Throughout the process we had a lovely time dealing with the main planner Lesley Plumley at Magical Moments as well as the staff at the Hotel.

Event Planner: Lesley Plumley, Magical Moments

Photography: Andras Schram

Décor; Great Event Rentals

Décor: GAPS

Décor: Dreamer Event Rentals

DJ: Fun Factory

Flowers: Philip Chong Flower Bar

Hair: Influence Salon

Make Up: Trena Laine

Venue: Courtyard Marriot Airport

Videography: Matan Korin

Stationary: Creative Weddings

Venue: Fairmont Palliser

Reception music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets, Calgary

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Megan and Garett’s wedding ceremony at Glencoe Golf and Country Club, violin and cello duo, July 27, 2013, Calgary AB

This was our first time performing at Glencoe Gold and Country Club, and we would love to perform there again, as everything was exceptional. Regarding music song selections, our clients chose very classical and beautiful music to accompany the ceremony. It was also nice that they added a sand ceremony to the wedding, and this is a great opportunity for a very simple and quite short piece of music—in this case our musicians performed Amazing Grace which added a nice touch to the wedding ceremony at the beautiful outdoor location at Glencoe Golf Course in Calgary.

Bridesmaids: Bach Air on the G String

Bride: Wagner Bridal Chorus

Sand Ceremony: Amazing Grace

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Recessional: Mendelsohn: Wedding March

Photo Source: Glencoegolf.org

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

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