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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

 

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Star Wars Wedding String Quartet

Star Wars Wedding String Quartet

Ok, I’m just going to come out and say it—I’m 34 and just watched Star Wars for the first time the other day. Of course, I loved it, and thought that it would be a great idea for a wedding. Others have thought that way to, and you can read about interesting wedding ceremonies here.

If you do a Google search for Star Wars Wedding, a lot of what comes up is about costumes, hair, and other theme related details. However, as you can imagine, with Duo d’Amore, it’s all about the music. While we have performed Star Wars music at wedding in the past (namely the Imperial March) it would be great to put together a whole wedding with John Williams’ amazing score from the films. The string section of the orchestra features prominently in the film, and  any of our ensembles are perfect to convey the amazing compositions. Though there are many possibilities, I think this grouping would work particularly well:

Star Wars Wedding Program

Wedding Party Processional: Han Solo and Leia Love Theme, Empire strikes back

This theme is great to walk to as there is a slow but steady beat and it is quite lush. It is nice that the theme represents the love between the Han and Princess Leia, which is perfect for the bridesmaids and wedding party to walk to. It would make a great violin and cello duet.

Bride: Princess Leia’s Theme, Episode IV

This is the natural choice, and I would omit the introduction and start the processional head on with the main theme. Alternatively, it would be great to start this with the rebel fanfare, then lead into princess Leia’s theme. Either a duo, trio or string quartet could do this song justice.

Signing of the register: The Force Theme, Episode IV

While I originally thought the force theme would be a good option for the bridesmaids, It would actually suit the signing much better. This is quite a serious theme, a bit on the dark side (sorry about the pun) for the bridesmaids to walk down the aisle to, but perfect for the legal portion of the ceremony. This would sound great with the fullness of a string quartet

Recessional: Main Theme, Episode IV

To top it all off, the theme that everyone has been waiting for: the main theme from the film. This is the natural ending to a fun (and just a bit geeky) wedding! Again, the duo, trio and string quartet could really make this shine.

 

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Wedding Violinist Cellist Kitchener-Waterloo: Jenny and Wayne

“The Musicians were wonderful!”, Jenny and Wayne, bride and groom

We have performed at St John’s Lutheran Church for many concerts and weddings over the past 15 years, and it was nice to be back to perform this wedding ceremony. In speaking with the bride, the couple was looking for mainly popular music with a few classical pieces added for variety. This is the type of wedding program that we perform outdoors or in a secular context, and it was quite nice that the church is relaxed about what kind of music they allow, as it affords the couple an opportunity to experiment and have exactly the music they would like at the wedding ceremony, be it pop, contemporary or traditional, and everything in between.

Prelude: Today, Concerning Hobbits, Yellow, Can't Help Falling in Love, Dream

Bridal Party Processional - Pachelbel Canon in D

Bride Processional - A Thousand Years

Signing - Here Comes the Sun

Recessional - River Flows in You

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Wedding String Ensemble Waterloo: Sarah and Matthew

Wedding String Ensemble Waterloo: Sarah and Matthew

I had a great time chatting with Sarah and Matthew, as I always like it when couples know what the music they would like, and when we can deliver and craft an interesting grouping of songs for the ceremony that reflect both the church (in this case) and the bride and groom’s personal style. The Church wanted to make sure that the songs they had chosen would work well during the ceremony, and aside from the classical selections, which always work well, I wrote the following short reviews of the more modern pieces. We had a great time performing them, and received many compliments.

Bridesmaids Processional: Bach Air on the G string
Bride Processional: Disarm you with a Smile

The cello and violin are each highlighted in this soft and gentle arrangement. Both players alternate between bowing and plucking the strings to give a unique and interesting color to the sound. This piece is more intimate than the Bach Air, which provides a lovely contrast for the processional.

Signing: Hallelujah and Bach Jesu Joy
Recessional: Viva la Vida

Spirited and rhythmic, Viva la Vida brings a contemporary celebratory twist to the wedding ceremony, as the bride and groom exit.

Wedding venue and photo: Our Lady of Lourdes

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Wedding String Duo Kitchener-Waterloo: Tori and Eric

Wedding String Duo Kitchener-Waterloo: Tori and Eric

Another amazing wedding at Hauser Hall! Our violin and cello duo performed for this morning wedding on September 29, 2012, and had a great time working with Eric and Tori, creating a wonderful grouping of wedding songs for their ceremony. The selections combined the elegance and sophistication of classical baroque music with more modern, more upbeat selections such as Arms of Love by Kutless and Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve.

Prelude: 

La Rejouissance by Handel

First movement of the Cello Suite no 1 by Bach

Sleepers Awake by Bach

Wedding ceremony:

Processional: Canon in D- Pachelbel

Signing: Arms of Love- Kutless

Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve

 

Photographers: Stephanie Canada Photography and Melissa Weber Photography

 

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