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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Katherine and Robert’s wedding ceremony at St Paul’s Church, string trio, August 3, 2013, Neustadt/Normanby ON

 “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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Erica and Jon’s wedding ceremony at Rockcliffe Park Pavilion, violin and cello duo, August 3, 2013, Ottawa ON

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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