Julia + Michael wedding ceremony at Cave Spring Vineyard, June 7, 2014, violin and cello, Niagara

 “Thank you for making such a special contribution to our day!” Julia, bride

June 7th, was truly a beautiful day—the weather was wonderful and the perfect day for a wedding ceremony. The wedding was held at the escarpment site (complete with a lovely pond) at Cave Spring Vineyards, just a few kilometers from Inn on the Twenty in Jordan. This site is particularly wonderful, as unlike the other vineyard site, this one is elevated slightly, so guests have a wonderful view of the vines and lake Ontario that is spectacular. Another interesting thing about this site, and why we love it so much, is that it backs onto the escarpment, which acts almost like an amphitheater for the instruments, reflecting the beautiful sounds of the string instruments with surprising clarity.

Julia and I spoke about the music selections, and she had a great list already planned, which worked out very well. The only suggestion I offered is to have a second song chosen in case the signing went overtime. She chose Counting Crows: Accidentally in Love which was a nice combination with the recessional song of Here Comes the Sun. It was a great day and all the guests had a wonderful time. We were happy to be a part of it!

Ceremony music selections:

Processional - A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

Signing - All You Need is Love (Beatles) and Accidentally in Love (counting Crows)

Recessional - Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)

Wedding Vendors:

Bridal Gown – Becker’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses – David’s Bridal

Tuxes – Saxon for Men

MUAH – Christina at Niagara Mobile Hair

Florist – The Watering Can

Jeweler – Spence Diamonds

Minister – Judy Kofsky

Photographer: Robyn Russell

Bakery – Inn on the Twenty Restaurant

Videographers – Elle & Be Films

DJ – Patrick’s DJ Service

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Nicole + Michael wedding ceremony at Caffino restaurant, June 7, 2014, violin and cello duo, Toronto

This was beautiful, sunny day—just look at the wonderful light coming in through the windows, skillfully captured by Toronto photographer Justin Lucarelli, at Caffino restaurant.

All I can say about this wedding is Wow! Our violinist and cellist started to perform as the guests were arriving, giving them a few minutes to chat before creating a refined yet contemporary mood by performing interesting pop songs like Here Comes the Sun, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen as well as Can’t Help falling in Love, among others.

For the processional, the ceremony took a classical turn, as Pachelbel Canon was performed. During the signing, Bach’s Jesu Joy was performed, which is one of our favorite pieces for this portion of the ceremony. As signings can last 5-8 minutes (and this one was shorter than 8 minutes) Jesu Joy works perfectly—it does not stand our like some louder and more forceful pieces, rather it bubbles away like a pure mountain stream, and keeps the guests entertained. Just after the couple was introduced as husband and wife, amid clapping and cheering, we launched into the ever-popular Mendelsohn Wedding March.

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