Jennifer and Jason’s wedding at Cave Springs Vineyard Retreat, violin and cello duo, December 29, 2013, Lincoln ON

We performed at a beautiful winter wedding ceremony at the vineyard retreat today at Cave Springs Winery just outside of Jordan, ON. The weather was very nice—not too cold, and it was amazing to be in the retreat building in the winter. Typically Duo d’Amore performs at Cave Springs in the spring summer and fall for wedding ceremonies, and it is always a treat to perform in the winter, as the vineyard seems so serene and quiet, poised for the warmth of spring sunshine. Speaking of warmth, we were surprised to find a roaring fireplace in the retreat building as well as a number of new renovations such as the beautiful pendant glass lights hanging from the ceiling, not to mention the wooden beams that were added just a month ago.

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Jennifer and Richard’s wedding ceremony, December 21, 2013, violin and cello duo at Strathmere Inn, North Gower ON

“Great music provided for our wedding ceremony, thank you! Jennifer, bride

Although summer weddings are beautiful, it is always nice to perform at a winter wedding ceremony at Strathmere Inn. This was made even more special and classic by the classical music selections the couple chose for their ceremony. Starting with the maid of honor and flower girls and continuing on to the bridal entrance, the duo performed Pachelbel’s Canon in D. The signing was many people’s top choice: Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria, and was followed by the sprightly Clarke Trumpet Voluntary. Our thanks and congratulations to the beautiful couple as well a Strathmere Inn, and the stunning photos by photographer Andrew Van Beek.

Processional - Pachelbel Canon in D
Signing - Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Recessional - Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Photo and Photographer: Andrew Van Beek

Officiant: Keith Langille

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Great new review from clients

As I was checking my email yeasterday, I recieved quite a nice surprise: a beautiful review from clients from a wedding ceremony  that took place at Ball's Falls Chapel in May 2013:

"Ester and Phil here, you may recall that your duo graced our wedding
ceremony this past May at Balls Falls. We wanted to thank both of you
for the fantastic job, in the aftermath of the ceremony we didn't
have a chance to catch you before you departed. The arrangement of
'Will the Night' was spot on and helped to make our ceremony a very
personal, touching experience whose soundtrack we will always
remember"

Thanks again, best of luck, we will certainly recommend you to others should the opportunity arise."

 

Thanks for such a nice email--we really enjoyed making your day special, and perforing at the beautiful and intimate Chapel at Ball's Falls Conservation area.

 

 


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Kimberley and Adrian’s wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in the Ivor Petrak Room, violin and cello duo, December 1, 2013, Banff AB

 

Thank you for the warm wishes. Both Kimberley and I are extremely happy with the performance during the ceremony. We also received many positive comments from those in attendance. Moreover, the musicians were very courteous and professional. They were outstanding! Cheers, Adrian

 

 It was lovely to be back that the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, for a beautiful and classical winter wedding ceremony. For the processional our string musicians performed the famous Pachelbel Canon, leading into the very appropriate Winter from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi during the signing of the register. As the officiant presented the couple, we performed the second hornpipe from the Watermusic by handel, as well as additional light classical music as the guests exited. Simple, classic and elegant!

ProcessionalPachelbel Canon in D

SigningVivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional: Handel: Hornpipe II from the Water Music

Photo: Fairmont Banff Springs

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