Cheryl and Luciano’s wedding ceremony at Humber Valley United Church, violin and cello duo, September 21, 2013, Toronto ON

This wedding ceremony was a great bringing together of two people, and interesting time for us, as our violinist and cellist were able to share part of the day’s performance with one of the bridesmaids. We started performing as guests were being seated, and played the beautiful Jesu Joy by Bach as the bridesmaids entered and lined up at the front of the Church,. For the bride our string ensemble played Pachelbel Canon in D. During the signing one of the bridesmaids sang a beautiful rendition of The Prayer, and we serenaded everyone out of the church with Handel’s La Rejouissance. As well the ceremony was beautifully officiated by Roxanna from Love Fete Weddings and Events.

Pre-Ceremony/Groom/Groomsmen entry: Prelude music
Bridesmaids Entry: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Bride Entry: Canon in D (Pachabel)
License Signing: The Prayer, sung by Belinda (bridesmaid)
Recessional: La Rejoussance (Handel)

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Officiant: Roxanna Duncan: Love Fete Weddings and Events

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Brenda and Brian’s wedding ceremony at Rockcliffe Park Pavilion, September 21, 2013, violin and cello string duo, Ottawa ON

Rockcliffe Park is a great location for a wedding ceremony in Ottawa, and our string ensemble loves to perform here. Brenda and Brian’s wedding was elegant and refined and not overdone or fussy—the decorations were sparse, but everything had it’s place and was there for a reason. The music for the ceremony was on the one hand, classical and sophisticated, while at the same time is was also somewhat intimate, as well as being full and rich. The processional began with Handel’s Air from the water music—quite a stately beginning to the wedding, which flowed right into Bach’s Jesu Joy from the water music. These two songs work very well together, as the contrast between them makes them even more interesting. The signing music was another piece by Bach, and to complete the ceremony our string players performed the loud and energetic Trumpet Voluntary.

Processional:

1. Handel - Air from Water Music

2. Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Signing:

Bach - Wachet Auf

Recessional:

Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary

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Danielle and Dan’s wedding ceremony at Morningside High Park Presbyterian Church, violin and cello duo, September 21, 2013, Toronto ON

 “The musicians at the ceremony were fantastic yesterday. We received so many compliments! Thank you for making the day extra special.” Danielle, bride.

This ceremony combined classical elegance with modern sensibilities, to create a new hybrid that guests loved! After the guests were seated, the first music that stared the wedding off was Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring by Bach, which we performed as the mothers were escorted and seated. We then performed the romantic and rich Ave Maria, which itself is a hybrid version by both JS Bach and the French composer Charles Gounod who added the top part (played first by the cello) centuries after Bach composed his part. The classical and exceptional Pachelbel canon was played for the bride, and as I have said before—there is a reason why this is performed at so many weddings—it works so well, and guarantees a smooth and beautiful ending as the bride reaches the front of the aisle at the Church. The signing switched gears to Etta James’ At Last, with the ceremony ending to the upbeat Bittersweet Symphony.

Parents coming down the aisle: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)

Bridesmaids processional: Gounod Ave Maria (Bach)

Bride's processional: Pachelbel's Canon in D 

Registry signing: At Last (Etta James)

Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

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Breanne and Dean’s wedding at the Horseshoe Valley Resort, September 21, 2013, violin and cello duo, Barrie ON

This wedding ceremony in Barrie shows off the great variety of wedding music that we perform. It is also a great example of how to have a classic and classy wedding ceremony, but injecting some modern spirit and feel to the entire day.

This is one of the first weddings that our string players have ben apart of where the prelude as the guests arrived was totally popular music, and the ceremony was totally classical music. And the best part? It worked perfectly, and there were many compliments about the music.

We love performing at weddings like this, and are always happy to help brides and grooms with the music selections to make sure that the songs as well as the flow of songs, the order and the ensemble fits in perfectly with what they a have planned.

Prelude

All I Want is You-Bono/U2

Halo-Beyonce

I Think I wanna Marry You-Bruno Mars

Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve

Lucky-Jason Mraz

Viva la Vida-Coldplay

Today-Smashing Pumpkins

Don’t Stop Believin’-Journey

Pumped Up Kicks-Foster the People

Ceremony:

Processional for bridesmaides: Bach Air on the G String

Processional for Bride: Pachabel Canon in D

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

 

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