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Ottawa Wedding Music

Highlighting Duo d'Amore's live classical and pop string performances at wedding ceremonies and cocktail and dinner receptions in Ottawa including Chelsea QC, Gatineau QC, Kanata, Merrickville, Metcalfe, Montebello QC, Nepean surrounding areas. We perform indoors and outdoors in venues ranging from hotels, golf courses, churches, cathedrals, chapels, inns, restaurants, gazebos, parks, gardens, historic sites, museums, schoolhouses, orchards, backyards, ballrooms, wineries, waterfront, beaches, waterfalls and community and banquet halls. A full range of string ensembles: solo violinists and cello players, string duos, string trios and string quartets.

Summer is definitely upon us, and Julie and Mike did a great job in planning a beautiful summer wedding! Rockcliffe Park Pavilion was built in 1918 and overlooks the Ottawa River, as you can imagine it is a fabulous venue for a wedding ceremony. For Julie and Mike’s wedding, they booked Sean on solo violin who performed Imagine by the Beatles as the attendants walked down the aisle, followed by Blowers Daughter for the bride. The melody from What a Wonderful World was performed for the Signing, and the summer classic Wouldn’t It Be Nice led the couple down the aisle as husband and wife.

Imagine" will be played for the attendants walking down the aisle, "Blowers Daughter" for when I walk down the aisle, "What a Wonderful World" for the signing and "Wouldn't it be Nice" for the recessional.

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Thank you for the excellent performance at our wedding on June 29th at the Museum of Nature. It turned out exactly as we hoped thanks to you.  Your rendition of La Vie en Rose was beautiful and I particularly appreciate that you were able to accompany my dear friend Rosanne as she sang Ave Maria on fairly short notice. “ Kristen & Anthony

This review says it all. We were glad to perform at this wedding ceremony, and always happy to do our best for any last minute changes or additions. In his case we were able to accompany a friend of the bride and groom who sang during the ceremony, and we received many compliments.

Bridesmaids: Somewhere over the Rainbow (Isreal K version)

Bride: La Vie en Rose

Signing: Ave Maria with Singer

Recessional: Beatles All you Need is Love

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Melissa and Matt’s wedding ceremony, June 15th, St Anthony’s Church, Ottawa

We often perform at St Anthony’s Church on Booth St in Ottawa, and Melissa and Matt’s ceremony was another beautiful event. Many guests arrived early for the ceremony, so we started to play a selection of additional music prior to the start of the wedding ceremony. When the ceremony started, the flow and timing of everything was incredible. As wee knew the number of bridesmaids that were walking down the aisle it was easy for us to end the first piece of music which was Charpentier’s Prelude from Te Deum at exactly the right point, right when the final bridesmaid took her place. Similarly for the rest of the ceremony (most importantly the bridal processional) everything else went exceptionally well, as our playing filled the warn acoustic of the Church. The signing was the popular Bach Gounod Ave Maria, which was followed by The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn.

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Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-Violin and Cello duo
Photography and Video by: Trending Media


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Our string duo performed for a lovely winter wedding ceremony. Regarding music for the wedding, the bride wanted to walk down the aisle to Bach Air on the G string, which we think creates a feeling of both richness to the sound but there is also a fresh quality to the music that is timeless. For the music during the signing and recessional, as well as the prelude and postlude music the clients were kind enough to let us select something appropriate. This is a nice gesture and one that helps create a sense of surprise on the wedding day.

Wedding ceremony music: Duo d'Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Sarah and Shane’s wedding in the Heritage room of the Fairmont Chateau Montebello, November 17, 2012, violin and cello duo, Montebello, QC

Chateau Montebello is beautiful at any time of the year, but late fall is always wonderful. Sarah and Shane had a lovely ceremony. Their song selections combined baroque elegance with romantic richness. Starting with the bridesmaids, our violinist and cellist performed Mouret’s Rondeau, which many people know as the theme to Masterpiece Theatre. For Sarah, the bride, the string duo performed Wagner’s Bridal Chorus (this is where the richness comes is, as it sounds lovely with the violin and cello) and finally for the recessional we ventured back into baroque territory with the exuberant second hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music.

Processional Mouret: Rondeau and Wagner: Bridal Chorus
Recessional: Handel: Hornpipe II from the Water Music

Photo and venue: Chateau Montebello

Wedding ceremony musicians Montebello, QC: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets

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