Kira and Jakub’s wedding ceremony at Banty’s Roost Country Club, September 8, 2012, violin and cello duo, Caledon ON

Kira and Jakub hired our violin and cello duo to perform for their wedding ceremony and cocktail reception at Banty’s Roost Country Club. The wedding ceremony was outdoors, I must admit that the music selections that were chosen really helped to accentuate and project a fresh outdoor feeling. The first song that started the ceremony was Mouret Rondeau—this song is stately and very easy for the bridesmaids to walk to as it has a clear cut beat. Sometimes the music for the bride will contrast the bridesmaids, but not in this case. Spring by Vivaldi really amped things up and created both a fresh feeling as well as a sense of excitement, which is how it should be for the bride on the wedding day! The signing music took a step back in terms of the vivacity, but also moved into a more lush and rich tonal palette, as our musicians performed the beautiful meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet. With a traditional ending to the ceremony, the bride and groom walked off as husband and wife to Mendellsohn’s wedding march.

Wedding ceremony and reception musicians Caledon/GTA: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, Caledon ON

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Sabrina and Marc’s wedding ceremony and reception at Eaton Hall, July 14, 2012, violin and cello duo, King City ON

Eaton Hall is many things—known as Canada’s Downton Abbey, a location for film and tv shoots, the former home of Lady Eaton (of T. Eaton fame) and of course a wonderful Toronto wedding venue. Our string ensembles (violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet) always enjoy performing for weddings at Eaton Hall, and Sabrina and Marc’s wedding was spectacular. The music that they chose for the ceremony was well suited to the castle like atmosphere of the surroundings, as the classical music they chose felt right at home amongst the architectural splendor of the house. The ceremony started off with a fanfare—the musicians performed Purcell’s Trumpet Tune for the entrance of the bridesmaids, and transitioned to the traditional bridal Chorus by Wagner. After the vows, the couple and attendants signed the register to the slightly upbeat but well chosen Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake) by J.S. Bach. Rounding out the ceremony, the newlywed’s exited in style to Mendelsohn’s wedding March.

Wedding ceremony musicians Eaton Hall/King City: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet

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Niagara Wedding String Quartet: Cave Spring Vineyard

Wedding String Duo Toronto: Lora + Dave

The gardens at Fantasy farm are beautiful! It is such a nice experience to be surrounded by lush growth, beautiful flowers on a wonderfully sunny and bright afternoon. This feeling of peace and calmness carried through into Lora and Dave’s wedding, which was a true fantasy. Throughout the planning process, and especially the music song selection process, the couple was really looking forward to hearing the music that they had spent time listening to and ultimately choosing to have played as the ceremony was taking place. As Lora’s bridesmaids entered Te Deum by Charpentier was performed. After the last bridesmaid got to the front and stood beside each other, the bride entered to Pachelbel Canon in D. From this point the couple exchanged rings and vows, and they signed the register, to perhaps one of the most beautiful and appropriate selections for the signing: Bach’s Ave Maria. It always strikes me everything we play this music, how well it is written, and how many different moods it can express. Traditional, the ceremony ended as the couple triumphantly exited amidst applause to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.

Update: A short while after the ceremony, Duo d’Amore received a wonderful notefrom the bride and groom:
“Duo d'Amore: Very professional and the cello and violinist sounded lovely! Everyone at my wedding enjoyed listening to them play, myself included. :) Thanks again! Lora G. - Toronto Wedding on June 16th, 2012.”

Flowers: Florida Flowers
Jewellery: Bob Burke Jewellery
Venue: Fantasy Farm
Photography: Pix by Max
Ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trio and quartets
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Wedding String Quartet Ensembles Mississauga

Wedding string quartet/ensembles Mississauga

Weddingbells magazine called Christine and Stephen’s wedding ceremony at the Glenerin Inn in Mississauga “vintage and chic” and it certainly was both of those things. As far as the music selection, Christine wanted to keep the music pretty classic, and chose wedding selections for our list of sample programs, which is tailor made for a classic wedding.

Bridesmaids: Bach Air

Bride: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria

Recessional: Mendelsohn Wedding March

It was a great day and we were as always, happy to be a part of it!


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Cheryl And Joseph’s wedding Sunday July 31, 2011 at the Liberty Grand, Toronto

We were honored to take part in Cheryl and Josephs wedding ceremony, which was held at the courtyard of the Liberty Grand. Though we perform here often, it is always amazing too see the same beautiful surroundings, but have the chance to perform ceremonies that are completely different, reflecting the tastes and wishes of our clients. Cheryl and Joseph, had a traditional and not so traditional wedding, wonderfully incorporating some Jewish elements into the ceremony. During the ceremony, they chose Handel Air from the Water music, and two compositions by Bach to enhance the day: Wachet Auf, or Sleepers Awake and Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring. Mazel tov!

Caterer: Brian Sjoblom
Band: Dave Murphy
Ceremony Musicians: Duo D’Amore
Chair Covers & linen: The Toronto Florist & The Liberty Grand
Challa: Liberty Grand
Clergy: Elaine Goodman
Florist: The Toronto Florist
Lighting: The Liberty Grand (pin spotting & uplighting)
Linen: The Liberty Grand
Make-up: Sonia Levine
Hair: Lila
Wedding cake: I Do Wedding Cakes
Wedding Planner: Heidi Gruenspan

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