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Artistic Allegiance: Creative Collaborations in Weddings

Artistic Allegiance: Creative Collaborations in Weddings

Artistic Allegiance: Creative Collaborations in Weddings. Exploring interesting options with vendors including the string duo trio and quartet

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Wedding Violinist Cellist Ancaster: Lauren and Abim

NEW: 2024 Pop Music List

Duo d'Amore unveils their 2024 Modern Music list, with new arrangements of Pop, Top 40 Video game music an so much more for all our wedding and event string ensembles.

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Wedding String Ensemble Calgary: Adrienne and Neil wedding ceremony at Holy Name Parish, February 28, 2014, violin and cello duo, Calgary

What to Consider Before Booking a String Quartet

What to Consider Before Booking a String Quartet for a wedding ceremony, wedding reception, cocktail reception or corporate event

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Tech-Savvy Weddings: Incorporating Technology into Your Ceremony

Tech-Savvy Weddings: Incorporating Technology into Your Ceremony

Tech-Savvy Weddings: Incorporating Technology into Your Ceremony. Welcome to our blog series on Tech-Savvy Weddings, where we explore the exciting world of incorporating technology into your wedding ceremony. In this…

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Wedding Violinist Cellist Ancaster: Lauren and Abim

Classical Music with a Twist: Using Timeless Pieces in Unexpected Wedding Moments

Classical Music with a Twist: Using Timeless Pieces in Unexpected Wedding Moments. Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life. From the ceremony…

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Top five 2024 wedding trends

Violinist for weddings Niagara

Violinist for weddings Niagara. One of the things that sets Duo d'Amore apart from other musical acts is their focus on creating a customized musical experience. Whether you're looking for…

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Why should you have Duo d’Amore on your preferred vendors list?

Why should you have Duo d'Amore on your preferred vendors list? Duo d'Amore String Ensemble is a vendor that provides live string music for events such as weddings, corporate events,…

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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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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.

 

Wedding ceremony music: Duo d'Amore-violin and cello duos trios and quartets

 


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