Jennifer and Matt’s wedding ceremony at Bird’s Hill Park in Pineridge Hollow, violin and cello duo, June 8 2013, Winnipeg MB

After our performance at Essante and Jason’s wedding, we made our way over to Birds Hill Park to perform at an outdoor wedding ceremony. Classically styled, our string ensemble performed music by Pachelbel, Wagner, with a slight modern twist by also performing popular music by Enya and the Beatles.

Bridesmaids Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Bridal Processional: Wagner; Wedding March

Signing of the Register: Enya Only Time and Bach Sleepers Awake (Wachet Auf)

Recessional: Beatles: All You Need Is Love

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


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Continue ReadingJennifer and Matt’s wedding ceremony at Bird’s Hill Park in Pineridge Hollow, violin and cello duo, June 8 2013, Winnipeg MB

Essante and Jason’s wedding ceremony at Bethel Community Church, violin and cello duo, June 8, 2013, Winnipeg MB

We had a nice time planning this wedding with the clients who were so easy to work with, and the music selections, timing and the whole ceremony worked out beautifully. Congratulations!

Processional: Pachelbel Canon and Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum

Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria

Recessional: Mendelsohn: Wedding March

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


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Constantina and Luca’s wedding ceremony at St Christopher’s Parish, string trio, June 8, 2013, Mississauga ON

As a string ensemble we perform at many Catholic Churches, either for a full mass or partial mass, depending on what the clients and Church are interested in. This wedding, was a very traditional full Catholic mass, and our string trio were honored to be a part of the big day my provided wonderful music.

One of our favorite songs in the program was music that we performed during the signing, the Schubert Ave Maria. Quite often clients request the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria, so it was a nice change for us to perform the other (and just as beautiful) version.

Bridesmaids Processional: Canon in D
Bride Processional: Wagner Bridal Chorus
Signing: Schubert: Ave Maria
Communion: Bach Air on the G-string
Recessional: Mouret: Rondeau

Videographer: MPSG INC

Wedding ceremony and cocktail reception music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets


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Melissa and Aaron’s wedding ceremony and cocktail reception at St Anthony’s Church and Hazelton Manor, String Trio, June 8, 2013, Toronto and Vaughan ON

“(Duo d’Amore) were fantastic and sounded wonderful. Thank you again for all of your assistance in helping to make our wedding day a memorable experience”

 Our string trio had a great time performing for this wedding ceremony at the beautiful St Anthony’s Church in Toronto, and the cocktail reception in Vaughan. The acoustics of churches are often fantastic, and the sound of the Fray reverberating off the walls of the church by our string ensemble was exactly what the bride and groom were looking for.  Blending modern music with classical music is starting to become a bit of a trend, and when it is done well with a lot of thought and planning such as with this wedding, it is a really unforgettable and special experience for everyone present.

Processional: The Fray

Signing: Bach-Gounod Ave Maria

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

Photo Source: Studio Cabral

Wedding ceremony and cocktail reception music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

 


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Leanne and Edward’s wedding ceremony at King Valley Golf Course, solo violin, June 8 2013, King City ON

To get right to the point about this wedding ceremony—everything was exceptional, and the music choices went along with this. Jesu Joy was a wonderful song to start off the seating of the guests as the graceful and flowing melody could be heard as guests were being seated just before the start of the ceremony. Then came Pachelbel Canon for the  groom, bridesmaids, and flower girls. We worked on something special for the bride who wanted the Theme from a Secret Garden, which was stunning. The signing music by Vivaldi was introspective and soft, while the recessional music also by Vivaldi was bright, full and loud—perfect for celebrating such a beautiful wedding.

 

Seating of guests: Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Processional (Groom, Bridesmaids, Flower girls etc.): Pachelbel Canon in D

Processional (Bride): The Song from A Secret Garden

Signing: Vivaldi Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional: Vivaldi Spring from the Four Seasons

 

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


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Continue ReadingLeanne and Edward’s wedding ceremony at King Valley Golf Course, solo violin, June 8 2013, King City ON

Danielle and Dany’s wedding ceremony, June 15th St John the Apostle Church, Kingston ON

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

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Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-Violin and Cello duo


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Continue ReadingDanielle and Dany’s wedding ceremony, June 15th St John the Apostle Church, Kingston ON