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Wedding String Quartet Ensembles Ajax, Deer Creek

Wedding string quartet ensembles Ajax ON

The weather was just wonderful for this ceremony at Deer Creek Golf Course in Ajax. Early October was unseasonably warm with temperatures reaching into the high teens, and hardly a cloud in the sky. During the wedding planning process, I spoke and exchanged emails with Milani the bride, who was just lovely. She was interested in a very classic wedding ceremony with an additional song added. Because this was a Filipino wedding ceremony (which we are very familiar with) there can be a number of additional spots for music. I should also note that every Filipino wedding we have ever performed at has always been one centred on a large loving family—everyone has an amazingly good time.

 

Bridal party processional: Pachelbel Canon in D

Bride entrance: Bach Air on a G String

Cord and veil ceremony: Bach Arioso

Signing: Bach Jesu of Mans desiring
 
Recessional: Handel La Rejouissance 

 

Photo and video credit: Beyond Infiniti Photography  

 

Wedding ceremony music Ajax/GTA: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

 

Here is a listing of the music that was performed by our most popular ensemble, the violin and cello duo:

 

 


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Wedding Violinist Cellist Kitchener: Michelle and JD

Wedding violinist cellist Cambridge Mill

Melanie and Andrew were looking to create a fun, eclectic, yet still classically styled wedding with the music following suit.

We always want to ease guests into the wedding experience with beautiful prelude music—music that is not too upbeat but still have some movement and energy, though on the lighter side to make guests feel welcomed. For this the lovely couple chose pop selections such as Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley, Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia and A Thousand Years by Christina Perri to be performed.

Once the ceremony was about to start, the bridesmaids walked down the beautiful aisle in the pavilion of the Cambridge Mill to Beyonce’s Halo. The piece is actually kind of surprising, as it reflects a very classical sensibility. It is a perfect choice to walk to as well, and one that we often recommend.

For Melanie’s processional, the string ensemble performed Beautiful Day by U2. During the signing of the register we also performed a very non traditional selection (but one which the groom was particularly excited to hear) the Top Gun Anthem.

When the officiant pronounced and introduced the couple the violinist and cellist played a great rendition of I think I want to marry you by Bruno Mars. It is always lovely to play at the Cambridge Mill (and the acoustics really enhance and amplify the strings) and we can’t wait to be back! 

Photo credit: CX Photography

Wedding ceremony music Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets


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Wedding Cello Player Toronto

This wedding, held at the Gardiner Museum, was both modern and classic, in equal measure, both as an event in itself and musically. Music was very important to both Kyle’s and they chose a very unique and interesting collection of ceremony songs for their ceremony. As for the instruments, they also chose a unique selection: solo cello, which was quite a bold choice, but it worked very well with their song choices.

During the prelude, the very classical and romantic The Swan was performed. This is an absolutely gorgeous piece of music, written by the French composer Saint-Saens as part of a collection of works scored for various instruments, of which the Swan is one of the most famous components. You can read more about it here

Going from strength to strength, the processional was the prelude from Bach’s Cello suite number 1, and this piece is also a first class solo piece for the cello. During the signing of the register, the tone changed to embrace for contemporary music, with All I Ask of You being performed. And as the couple walked out during the triumphant recessional, the theme from Rhapsody in Blue was performed. All I can say is that we were so delighted to make Kyle and Kyle’s wedding memorable, tying the ceremony together with beautiful music. 

Prelude: The Swan

Processional: Bach Cello Suite No 1

Signing: All I ask of you (Phantom of the Opera)

Recessional: Theme from Rhapsody in Blue

Photography and photo credit: MKPhotographics
Venue: Gardiner Museum
Suits: Gotstyle and Holt Renfrew
Macarons: Bobbette & Belle
Caterer: A La Carte Kitchen
Candy: Old Time Confections
Audio/Visual: Freeman Audio Visual
Graphic Design: Kyle Caven
Planner: Kyle Smith & his maid of honour
Flowers: Tory (maid of honour) & Shane Willsmith

Additional details and beautiful photos by MKPhototographics can be  seen here

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Wedding Violinist Cellist Ensembles St Catharines ON

Wedding violinist cellist ensembles St Catharines

This was a fantastic ceremony, and even the weather cooperated! It was Duo d’Amore’s first time performing at Rockway Vineyards, and everything went perfectly! The staff at the winery was friendly, and as it was quite warm the wedding was even outside which is quite a rare thing in October. Us being string players, with the colder weather and even more serious lower humidity can to terrible things (irreparable in some cases) to our expensive instruments, but this wedding worked out great!

For music the couple chose classical selections, including Bach Air and Pachelbel Canon for the processional. During the signing, a friend sang (which added a wonderful touch to the wedding) and our violin and cello duet performed once again for the recessional! What a wonderful wedding!

 

Photo credit: Rosetta Li Wedding Photography

Wedding ceremony music Niagara: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets


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Wedding Violinist Waterloo Park: Nicole and Jay

Kitchener-Waterloo wedding ceremony violinist

Fall wedding ceremonies are fantastic, and Maria and James wedding was no exception. The ceremony was held indoors at the Abraham Erb Grist Mill, right near Waterloo Park. We have performed here for over 10 years, and even though the venue is right in the heart of Uptown Waterloo, it always feels like you are in the country. The beautiful rich colours also make it a wonderful time for outdoor photos, as seen from the beautiful images by Hillier Photography

Martha and James did a great job of choosing songs. It always amazes me when clients send me their music selections and I would not change a thing, and this was the case with the well-chosen selections. As the venue was small, the clients chose a solo violin player for the ceremony, which was a nice touch.

The processional was the much-loved classic, Pachelbel Canon, and this was used for the wedding party and the bride. The signing music was Bach Jesu Joy, and we often recommend this for the signing portion of the ceremony, as it is just the right length, and it helps that this has more of an upbeat feel to it, which looks forward to the recessional, which is typically faster in tempo. As the couple exited as husband and wife, Mouret Rondeau was performed, as this gave both a sense of excitement as well as a really nice classic feel to conclude the wedding ceremony. Congratulations!

 

Processional:  Pachelbel Canon in D

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Recessional: Mouret Rondeau

 

Wedding ceremony music Waterloo/Kitchener: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets


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Wedding String Trio Calgary: Sameer and Nastaran cocktail reception at the Fairmont Palliser, string trio July 27 2013, Calgary AB

Orangeville Wedding String Quartet

Thank you so much for your beautiful music on Saturday.  I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to formally meet (the day was such a blur), but I distinctly remember stopping as we walked out of the tent, and Garrett and I smiling at each other as newlyweds and listening as "Bittersweet Symphony" played and it was a moment that I will never forget. “ Laura, bride 

Hockley Valley Resort is about an hour northeast of Toronto, and it is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as they are so beautiful. Duo d’Amore performs here quite regularly throughout the year for events, and we were honoured to be back to perform for Laura and Garrett’s wedding. We had lots of opportunity to perform as the couple booked us for the ceremony and reception.

As is normal, we arrived in plenty of time and performed a number of songs for the prelude just prior to the wedding ceremony. When the bridesmaids were assembled, the violinist and cellist started with Secrets by One Republic and when they were all lined p at the front, we transitioned to the very beautiful A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. This song works so well for a bridal processional! After the vows came the signing which is another opportunity for the string duo to perform, and we performed a touching rendition of I Won’t Give Up, by Jason Mraz. To conclude the ceremony the strings performed Bittersweet Symphony, and like Laura mentioned in the quote above, it was a “moment that I will never forget.”

Following the ceremony there was a cocktail reception, and the strings switched from playing slower pop songs, to songs that were more lively and upbeat (as Laura and Garrett requested) before making a quiet exit as the party got into full swing.


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Strings for Weddings Casa Loma: Sarah and Anthony wedding ceremony September 2, 2012, violin and cello duo, Toronto ON

Toronto wedding string trio: Casa Loma

The mother of the groom contacted Duo d’Amore looking for music for her sons wedding ceremony at Casa Loma. Deciding between a violin and cello duo,  string trio and a string quartet, they couple chose the string trio. The trio is midway between the duo and quartet, and it’s a slightly more full sounding ensemble than the string duo, which works well in a space like the beautiful conservatory.

For the prelude prior to the ceremony, we typically a selection of classical pieces, and this worked out well as the clients requested that we perform selections by Vivaldi, Bach and other composers whose music is light and airy. This type of music really helps to set the mood as guests take their seats, and again in such a beautiful location, the music really adds to the whole experience.

During the ceremony, we performed Pachelbel Canon in D as the bride walked up the aisle, and more modern music for the signing of the register. When there is slightly more upbeat pop music as opposed to classical, we always advise our clients to choose two songs rather than one, as signings can last as long as 8 minutes. Having two songs that work well together just provides that extra bit of insurance that there will be enough music to last for the whole signing, and keeps the guests entertained with something special that they might not expect. For the recessional we performed the very popular Marry you by Bruno Mars for a beautiful conclusion to a beautiful wedding ceremony.

 

Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Can't Help Falling in Love and Wonderful Tonight

Recessional: Bruno Mars: Marry You

 

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer and photo credit:  Sandra Stephenson Photography

Venue: Casa Loma, Toronto, Ontario

Dress Designer: Garber’s Bridal – Justin Alexander

Hair Stylist: Evoke

Makeup Artist: Jennifer Evoy

Floral Designer: Peter Paul’s Flowers

Cinema and Video: Barefoot Photographer

Officiant: Ceremony Matters

Caterer: Liberty Group

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