Wedding String Trio Calgary: Sameer and Nastaran

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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Jagoda and Massimo’s wedding ceremony at St Eugene de Mazenod Parish, string trio, July 27, 2013, Brampton ON

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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Christine and Henry’s Wedding ceremony and cocktail reception at Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, violin and cello duo, July 27, 2013,Montebello QC

“The musicians were fantastic. Although Christine and I did not get much of a chance to hear them play (we were getting pictures done), everyone commented on how wonderful it was to hear them play at the cocktail hour and the ceremonyChristine and Henry

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

 


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Tanya and Alex’s wedding ceremony and reception at Strathmere Inn, string duo, July 26, 2013, North Gower ON

We always like performing at Strathmere Inn, as the staff are so nice and accommodating, and Alex and Tanya’s wedding was no exception. We started the ceremony with the U2 classic All I want is you—this made the bride’s entrance quite special, as it is easy to make a grand entrance with this music as the soundtrack. For the signing of the register, our violinist and cellist performed Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love. The ceremony ended with raucous applause to Beautiful Day, also by U2. We also performed an interesting variety of upbeat music during the cocktail reception following the wedding ceremony.

 

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

 


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Annie and Alex’s wedding ceremony at the AGO, violin and cello duo, July 20 Toronto ON

This wedding ceremony had class, style and beauty written all over it! We always enjoy performing at Baillie’s court in the Art Gallery of Ontario. “Baillie Court is located on the third floor of the newly constructed south tower and is accessed by three guest elevators. With Douglas fir finished, sound proof and retractable air walls, Baillie Court can be divided into three separate and distinct event spaces. A custom designed ceiling grid houses a range of lighting, sound and other in house features.”

Annie and Alex chose a program and selection of traditional classical music, that really seemed to fit with the modern venue and the style to their ceremony, from the first notes of Pachelbel Canon to the last strains of the Mendelssohn wedding March as guests were clapping and celebrating the newly married couple.

Ceremony songs:
Bridesmaids: Pachelbel Canon
Bride: Wagner Wedding March (Here Comes the Bride)
Signing: Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons
Recessional: Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Wedding Venue: AGO
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Calgary Wedding String Ensemble

This was Duo d’Amore’s first time performing a wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary. As I have mentioned in the past, venues other than Churches (though we love playing in beautiful venues with amazing acoustics) can be exceptional spaces to hold weddings and events. Why? Clients get much more of a say in how the ceremony goes, and for us we enjoy it because clients can choose different music from what they might choose if the wedding ceremony takes place in a Church. Amber and Vaughan did just that—they chose an eclectic mix of music that went perfectly with the wedding ceremony.

Brides Processional: Christina Perry: A Thousand Years
Signing: Enya: Only Time
Recessional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun
Venue: Fairmont Palliser Calgary
Wedding musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Sabrina and Daniel’s wedding reception at the Liberty Grand, string trio, July 20, 2013, Toronto ON

“Duo d'Amore's performance was spectacular. It was the perfect musical touch for our antipasto and reception... wonderful performers and very professional.” Sabrina

Once again, a very satisfied client and a great performance at the courtyard of the Liberty Grand in Toronto. We are always excited to work hard to make sure that we provide the best service possible, and we are so happy when clients fell the same way. Thanks and congratulations!

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

 


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Shandi and Ryan’s wedding ceremony and cocktail reception, violin and cello duo, July 20 Almonte ON

Duo d’Amore performed a beautiful ceremony and cocktail reception at the herb Garden in Almonte, ON. This venue is just a few minutes outside of Ottawa, and made for a tranquil and memorable occasion. Pachelbel Canon in D was performed as the bride walked in the lush grass towards the groom, at the elegant, white Victorian gazebo. Bach’s Wachet Auf and Handel’s Hornpipe followed for the signing and recessional. After the ceremony, the cocktail reception was held outdoors. Our violinist and cellist performed under the porch area of an old log cabin, and received many enthusiastic comments from the guests. One again, it was a pleasure to perform at such a lovely outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. Congratulations Shandi and Ryan!

Venue: The Herb Garden, Almonte ON
Wedding ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets


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