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Wedding Ceremony Music Ottawa-Caitlin and Rob’s wedding May 5, 2018

“We could hear the music from the bridal suite and it was stunning, and exactly as we had hoped. Numerous guests told us that the music was beautiful, and added a certain je ne sais quois to the mood. We would highly recommend Duo d’Amore. – Caitlin C.

 

Caitlin and Rob had a beautiful wedding ceremony and cocktail reception at the National Arts Centre on May 5th, and Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo were so happy to be a part of it. The music for the day was simply phenomenal! Caitlin chose quite a bit of pop music across different genres to set the mood for each part of the ceremony, with more upbeat selections during the cocktail reception. This helped to create a different feel for the cocktail portion,and our unique pop music selections certainly helped with that aspect of the day. A special mention also goes out to the wedding planner Shannon Kennedy of Kennedy Event Planning, as she did a great job as always. Back to the music! Here was the program for  both the ceremony and cocktail hour:

Prelude:

Bittersweet Symphony, Halo, Here Comes the Sun, In My Life, Wonderful Tonight 

Ceremony:

Wedding Party Processional: Can’t Help Falling in Love

Bride: All You Need is Love

Recessional: Game of Thrones Theme

Cocktail Reception:

A Thousand Years, Call Me Maybe, I Got A Feeling, At Last, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Only Time, Sweet Child of Mine

 

 

 

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Ottawa wedding ceremony music, Dongyuan + Shifeng’s wedding at Fairmont Montebello, September 24, 2016

 

The weather for this wedding ceremony at Fairmont Montebello could not have been more perfect—sunny, and not too hot, just what everyone hopes for their wedding day. The ceremony music featuring our violinist and cellist was also out of a fairy tale, as it was light and elegant with both standard and not so standard classical music, as well as Elvis’s Can’t Help Falling in love, which brought a modern touch to this very beautiful ceremony.

 

Bridesmaid processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Bride processional: Elvis Presley’s Can’t help fall in love 
Signing: Massenet: Meditation from Thais and Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s
Desiring
Recessional: Mendelssohn: Wedding March

 

Wedding planner: Darcy from Delightfully elegant events

Venue: Chateau Montebello

Ceremony and Reception music: Duo d’Amore

 

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Pamela + Guillaume’s wedding ceremony at Chateau Montebello, May 16, 2015, violin and cello duo, Wedding musicians Ottawa

Chateau Montebello is a rustic yet high-end venue, perfect for a wedding indoors or outdoors. We have performed here many times, and it is always a treat. Pamela and Guillaume had their ceremony outdoors just in front of the gazebo. Just before the start of the ceremony, we performed a selection of pop songs (Wonderful Tonight, Top Gun Anthem, Nothing Else Matters, and Fields of Gold, which really set the mood for this wedding. As the ceremony started our musicians performed a new classic: Pachelbel canon for the bridesmaids (instead of the bride) followed by the rich sounding flowing music of A Thousand Years. We love the trend for adding pop music in wedding ceremonies, and this is such a classy way to do it! These songs really work well. For the signing of the register the violinist and cellist performed Bach’s Jesu Joy, which added a timeless feel, but injected a bit of energy and pulse which ultimately was paired nicely with the traditional wedding march to conclude the ceremony, as the couple walked out as husband and wife!  

Photographer and photo credit: Genevieve Albert 

Wedding music Quebec/Ottawa : Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Carol + Bohdan’s wedding at the Paroisses Diocese de Gatineau-Hull, October 18, 2014, violin and cello duo Ottawa Wedding ceremony musicians

This was a beautiful Catholic ceremony, with very traditional selections. In the process of planning the music selections, the bride was going to have a singer that unfortunately could not make it to the ceremony, but luckily we were able to work something out, and performed an instrumental version of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

We often perform in Catholic weddings, and were again excited to be a part of Carol and Bohdan’s wedding day. For other couples planning a Catholic wedding, or looking for ideas for song selections, here is the listing of what this beautiful couple chose. As always we were happy to use our years of experience to make sure the music began and ended at the right points, and the songs were tailored to fit what the bride and groom wanted, with input from the Church as well.

1- fiancée (accompanied by his sister)  Clarke Trumpet Voluntary 
2- wedding party (flower girls, ring bearer, bridemaids) Charpentier 
Prelude from Te Deum 
3- bride (accompanied by bride’s mother) Pachelbel in Canon D 

For the Signing 

1- Hallelujah  

For the Communion

1- Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring 
2- Bach Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake) 

For the Recessional 

1- Mouret Rondeau 
2- Purcell Trumpet Tune 

 

Photo credit: http://www.paroissejeanxxiii.ca/

 

Ceremony music Ottawa/Gatineau: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

 

 

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Vanessa + John’s outdoor wedding ceremony at Le Belvedere, September 27, 2014, violin and cello duo, Wakefield Quebec wedding musicians

If there is one thing that set this wedding apart from other ceremonies that we have performed tat Le Belvedere, or anywhere else, it’s the variety and eclectic combination of songs that the bride and groom chose for the ceremony. Everything from Guns n Roses to Elvis to Vivaldi, and there were even more surprises. Our violinist and cellist even had the opportunity to accompany the bride’s Aunt, as she beautifully sung a song during the signing of the register. I am sure that this was exciting for all of the guests, and we love to go that extra mile to really make the ceremony special for everyone. Combined with the beautiful location at Le Belvedere this ceremony really reflected the couple and their family on such a joyous and happy day! Congratulations

Processional (Groomsmen + Groom Entrance): Sweet Child of Mine-Guns N’ Roses

Processional (Bridesmaids Entrance): Pachelbel’s: Canon in D

Processional (Bride Entrance): Can’t Help Falling in Love

Vanessa’s Aunt Sings:  Blessed the Broken Road (in E Flat)

Signing: Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional: Viva la Vida – Coldplay 

 

Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Joel Bedford

Venue Le Belvedere

Make Up Noah V.

Gown With Love Bridal

Flowers Ottawa Flowers

Cake Thimblecakes

Wedding ceremony music Ottawa/Quebec: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Duo d’Amore on Great Canadian Weddings: Alex and Sean, September 20, 2014, Ottawa wedding musicians

We are proud to announce that this beautiful wedding was featured on Great Canadian Weddings blog, Facebook and Instagram, and our violin and cello duo great time performing for this beautiful wedding ceremony in Ottawa.

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The site is a great resource, and the photos are beautiful: http://www.greatcanadianweddings.com/new-blog-1/rfbuaji7j5nycgokg5fkiuf6cizeah

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

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Marie-Eve and Marc’s wedding ceremony at The Cove, May 31, 2014, violin and cello duo, Westport ON

“Everything was more than perfect! Thank you so much!” Marie-Eve, bride

This was a picture perfect outdoor wedding, as you can see from the photo and if you look at the photos from the very talented Amy Eaton. The weather at The Cove in Westport was perfect, the ambiance, flowers, music—just everything. Marie-Eve and Marc were extremely easy to work with, and they selected warm, spring like music that especially complemented the ceremony. To start the string duo performed Christina Perri’s A Thousand years. In this arrangement the violin has the melody while the cello accompanies, and it is a very effective song for the processional at an outdoor wedding. The signing was Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, which brings the excitement down considerable, but the romance up a few notches (which of course is important in a wedding ceremony). To conclude the ceremony, the very popular and also romantic by with a bit more of a beat, Somewhere over the Rainbow.

Processional: A Thousand Years, Christina Perri

Signing: Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen

Recessional: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

 

Photo and Photographer Credit: Amy Eaton Photography

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Katrina and Jeremy’s wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello, violin and cello duo, April 26, 2014, Montebello QC

This wedding ceremony took place in the tent on site at Chateau Montebello, and the day way lovely! We worked very closely with the wedding planner, Roxanne to make sure that everything was organized, all the t’s were crossed and I’s dotted, and the ceremony was lovely. We performed light classical selections during the prelude before the wedding ceremony. The song selections for the ceremony were very traditional, which makes for an elegant yet warm atmosphere.

 

Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria

Recessional: Mendelsohn: Wedding March

 

 

Wedding planner: Roxanne Sarazin

Decorator: Dahlia Designs

Photographer and Photo credit: Genevieve Albert

Venue: Fairmont Chateau Montebello

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Alaina and Patrick’s wedding ceremony at St Philip’s Roman Catholic Church, January 11, 2014 in Goulbourn ON

 You guys were fantastic and made the ceremony perfect. Thank you very much and we will recommend you to our friends. Alaina and Patrick

The bride and groom were looking for an upbeat and fun selection of music to accompany their wedding ceremony, and they chose a number of great songs, which Duo d’Amore had a great time performing.

As the guests were arriving, they selected songs that many guests would know, by John Lennon (Imagine)

And Louis Armstrong (What A Wonderful World) to more modern pop songs like Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight and Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing. This really set the mood for the ceremony

For the bridesmaids processional, the Beatles Here comes the Sun was performed, followed by the very beautiful A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. This worked so well, and I am sure that A Thousand Years will be come a wedding ceremony classic. I also enjoyed the paring of this song with the previous song. Both songs are quite different and do a great job of letting the guests and family know that the bride is about to walk down to aisle.

For the signing the couple chose two songs: My eyes adore you and Somewhere over the rainbow, and the recessional, as the bride and groom were exiting was Bittersweet Symphony, which is loud and has a strong beat which is perfect for the end of the ceremony.

Prelude:

Time to say goodbye

What a wonderful world

Wonderful Tonight

Don’t stop believing

Imagine

Hallelujah

Ceremony:

Bridesmaids Processional – Here comes the sun

Bride Processional – A thousand years

Signing – My eyes adore you and Somewhere over the Rainbow

Recessional – Bittersweet Symphony

Venue and Photo: St Philips RC Church

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Jennifer and Richard’s wedding ceremony, December 21, 2013, violin and cello duo at Strathmere Inn, North Gower ON

“Great music provided for our wedding ceremony, thank you! Jennifer, bride

Although summer weddings are beautiful, it is always nice to perform at a winter wedding ceremony at Strathmere Inn. This was made even more special and classic by the classical music selections the couple chose for their ceremony. Starting with the maid of honor and flower girls and continuing on to the bridal entrance, the duo performed Pachelbel’s Canon in D. The signing was many people’s top choice: Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria, and was followed by the sprightly Clarke Trumpet Voluntary. Our thanks and congratulations to the beautiful couple as well a Strathmere Inn, and the stunning photos by photographer Andrew Van Beek.

Processional – Pachelbel Canon in D
Signing – Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Recessional – Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Photo and Photographer: Andrew Van Beek

Officiant: Keith Langille

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