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Duo d’Amore Wedding research in England and Italy 2014

As many of our clients know, I spent the past few weeks on a wonderful trip through parts of central Italy including Rome, Florence and Perugia, as well as additional time in London England. Besides the amazing food and wine in Italy, I had the great opportunity to do a good deal of research into wedding trends and ideas for 2015, as well as spends a good deal of time looking at and playing some wonderful violins, made by Italian violinmaker Filipo Protani. England was more focused on weddings, as I attended a wedding outside of London, and had the good fortune to visit a wonderful exhibit called Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

As with all trips, it’s always very nice to come home again. I am really excited to be refreshed and renewed for an amazing 2015!

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Duo d’Amore featured on Junebug Weddings

This is special feature of Carrie and Scott’s wedding on August 4, 2013 at Saskatoon Farm in Calgary.


Wedding Ceremony Music Calgary: Duo d'Amore-string duos, trios and quartets


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Hilary and Joseph’s wedding ceremony at First Unitarian Congregation, November 2, 2013, violin and cello duo, Ottawa ON

"The music was beautiful, perfectly timed, and really was just the right addition to our ceremony. Thank you for making it so easy and well-coordinated!" Hilary and Joseph, bride and groom

The music choices for Hilary and Joseph’s wedding were excellent, and the couple really chose well. The duo chose a variety of classical music during the prelude as guests were chatting and taking their seats. For the processional, as Hilary had a very small wedding party (just 1 maid of honor) the short and cheerful Prelude from Te Deum by Charpentier was a natural fit. The signing music was Bach’s Sleepers Awake, which is actually a less common choice, but one of our favorites to play. The violin and cello each have distinct melodies that weave in and out while maintaining a great pulse. Switching to modern music for the recessional is always fun, and it brides the gap between the church ceremony and the reception to follow; for this section, our violinist and cellist performed Here Comes the Sun, for a beautiful and happy finale to the wedding ceremony.

Processional: Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum

Signing of the registry: Bach's Sleeper's Awake

Recessional: The Beatle's Here Comes the Sun

Church and Photo Source: First Unitarian Congregation

Wedding Ceremony Music Ottawa: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Lynda and John’s wedding ceremony in the Windows Room of Inn on the Twenty, November 24, 2012, violin and cello duo, Jordan ON

There is something special about the venues owned and operated by Cave Spring, from the vineyard sites to the Windows room—the views are so sweeping and grand, unlike any other places that we have performed at in Niagara. Somehow, the Windows room is also organized so that guests can comfortably sit during the ceremony, go across the hall for the cocktail reception, and move back into the windows room to enjoy the view. This may sound like other venues, but it’s not—things are so close and always well organized. We really enjoy performing here and Lynda and John’s wedding was no exception. The ceremony music consisted of all classical music that went brilliantly. Pachelbel Canon was performed at Lynda walked down the aisle. The signing music was ever richer and layered—the famous Ave Maria by Bach Gounod was heard, and them everything lightened up for the recessional with Vivaldi’s Autumn (the first movement) performed as everything walked down to aisle into the corridor.

Processional:  Pachelbel's Canon D  

Signing:  Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria

Recessional:  Vivaldi's Autumn

Officiant: Sheldon Kofsky

Wedding ceremony musicians Jordan ON: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets

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