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Wedding String Quartet GTA: Erin and Jamie at Airship 37

Elegant Strings & Contemporary Beats: The Wedding Playlist coming January 2024

Elegant Strings & Contemporary Beats: The Wedding Playlist coming January 2024. Our Award winning string ensembles announce music update. to our already HUGE collection of pop, Top 40 and modern music.

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The Untapped Potential: How Guest Arrival Music Sets the Tone for Your Entire Wedding

The Untapped Potential: How Guest Arrival Music Sets the Tone for Your Entire Wedding

The Untapped Potential: How Guest Arrival Music Sets the Tone for Your Entire Wedding. Expert advice from our award winning string ensemble. String duos, trios and quartets performing across Canada.

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Niagara Wedding String Quartet: Tiffany + Michael

Niagara Wedding String Quartet: Tiffany + Michael

The weather was perfect for this outdoor wedding at Konzelmann Estate Winery.  Tiffany and Michael hired our largest ensemble, the string quartet, which provides the maximum volume and richness of sound, and it really helped to create lasting memories for the bride and groom as well as the guests.  The ceremony music was all pop music, and we were excited to perform fantastic arrangements.

 

Processional:
Wedding party: Somewhere over the rainbow
Bride: Thousand Years -Christina Perri

Signing: Make you feel my love –Adele and Marry Me -Train

Recessional: Marry You -Bruno Mars

 

Photo credit: Olivia Trade Sensation Events


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Wedding Violinist Cellist Niagara: Kurtz Orchards

Wedding Violinist Cellist Niagara: Kurtz Orchards

Wedding Violinist Cellist Niagara: Kurtz Orchards. Nadine and Ryans’s wedding ceremony at Kurtz Orchard Farm Estate, July 12, 2015.

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Enhancing your June wedding involves thoughtful touches that can elevate your celebration to unforgettable heights. With the big day approaching, incorporating last-minute additions can add charm, excitement, and personalization. From unique entertainment options to delightful culinary experiences, these additions not only enhance the ambiance but also create lasting memories for you and your guests. Discover how these simple yet impactful ideas can transform your wedding into a truly memorable event.

Niagara Wedding Violin and Cello Duo Pillar and Post

As I was checking the mail this week, I noticed a small envelope along with our mail. Upon opening it, I saw that is was a lovely thank you card from Jason and Sandy, from our performance at the Pillar and Post. Here’s the message inside:

Dear Duo d’Amore,

We both wanted to thank you for setting a beautiful stage with your music for our special day. It turned out to be sunny, and our guests were amused by the songs they recognized. We hope you enjoyed it and couldn’t have done it without you! Cheers! Sandy and Jason Mills

The string duo performed the following selections during the wedding ceremony:

Bride processional Pachelbel Canon

Signing of the register: Beatles Here Comes the Sun and Coldplay: In My Place

Recessional: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

During the cocktail reception following the wedding ceremony we performed good deal of upbeat and fun music (Beatles, U2, Beach Boys, Train, Foster the People etc) and it really suited both their planning and the mood for the day.

Niagara on the Lake wedding ceremony and reception music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets


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Wedding String Trio Calgary: Sameer and Nastaran cocktail reception at the Fairmont Palliser, string trio July 27 2013, Calgary AB

Wedding String Quartet and Ensembles Niagara: Cave Springs Retreat

"Fabulous to deal with, completely reliable and punctual. Price was reasonable. The music was phenomenal and unique: our choices as well as their choices pre and post ceremony. Barely saw them on the day of as I was the bride hiding in the back but was able to hear all the wonderful pieces which got me excited and emotional to walk down the aisle to my husband. Perfect day with perfect music." Charlene, bride

Our string duo performed at a lovely wedding yesterday at Cave Springs Vineyard. This venue is somewhat of a hidden gem in Niagara, as it is off the beaten path, down a long winding road. Even during the peak wedding season there is always a sense of quiet and privacy to this venue. Yesterday’s wedding was no exception. When we arrived at the venue, Juliana was there polishing glasses and setting up for the Sparkling wine toast (with the very classy NV Blancs de Blancs.) Other than that we were the only ones at the venue. A few moments later Sheldon Kosfky arrived and we had the opportunity to chat and catch up. As we perform often in Niagara we see Sheldon a lot and it is always a pleasure to chat with him and the staff at Cave Springs. As guest started to arrive and be seated, we started to perform. For the prelude portion of the ceremony, we performed an interesting mix of classical music to set the tone of the ceremony, and moved on to a number of popular songs as more guests arrived. At the start of the ceremony the attendants walked down the aisle, joined by a beautiful dog (I think it was a pug cross) that also played their part in the ceremony. Once the bridesmaids were at the front we started the brides processional song, which was Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. Sheldon as usual id a marvelous job during the ceremony, and was very kind in thanking us for our performance. During the signing we performed Storybook Love from a Princess Bride, and it was the perfect length for that portion. At the end of the ceremony, Sheldon introduced the couple and we performed All You Need Is Love by the Beatles. What a beautiful ceremony!

Bridesmaid: Bach Air

Bride Processional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun

Signing: Storybook Love theme from the Princess Bride

Recessional: Beatles: All You Need Is Love

Officiant: Niagara Region Weddings-Sheldon Kofsky

Photographer: Wandering Eye Photography

Wedding ceremony musicians Niagara: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets


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Toronto wedding Violinist at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Wedding String Ensemble Niagara: Balls Falls

Today’s wedding ceremony was wonderful. We arrived at the historic church at Balls Falls conservation area quite early, and the only other person inside the church was the officiant. We had a really nice chat and setup for our performance. The music for the ceremony was fantastic—Sarah and Shaun had spoken with me about creating an arrangement of a portion of the second movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto number 5 known as the Emperor Concerto. This music was to be played as the 3 bridesmaids, the maid of honor and the flower girls walked up to the front of the church, as well as for the bride’s processional. During the signing, the sister of the groom sang Schubert's Ave Maria, and the ceremony ended with an upbeat rendition of Handel’s La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks. It was so nice to perform in this small chapel. Though when we arrived it was pretty chilly, once the heat was on and all of the guests arrived, the room was very warm, and everyone had a great time.

Wedding ceremony musicians Niagara: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

 


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Wedding Cellist Niagara: A Rose of a Wedding at The Pillar and Post

Wedding Cellist Niagara: A Rose of a Wedding at The Pillar and Post

Held outdoors in the Rose Garden, Jennifer and Stephane’s wedding was a wonderful intimate occasion, enhanced by the fresh, bright spring weather.

I really have to congratulate Jennifer and Kevin for making their wedding dreams come true, and they accomplished this with a good measure of style and grace. First off, they did something that not many couples do: they were married at 9:30am!

I think this is wonderful, and that more couples should get married first thing in the morning, as you get to spend the whole day and you have the whole day to be with your new spouse and celebrate with your family and friends. Another nice thing about the ceremony was that there were less than 20 guests there, all of them there (I’m sure) because they really mean something to the bride and groom.- also wonderful. I wanted to comment also on the music choices, because there was one song that worked especially well. If you have been reading or following this blog you might notice that many of the vents that we perform at are with ensembles or groupings of instruments that are with multiple players, such as the violin and cello duo, three players in the trio four for a quartet and so on. This particular wedding was performed with a solo cellist, which although not as common as the some of the other ensembles, it was an absolute perfect fit for this ceremony and the music the couple chose. Here are their selections:

Bridesmaids Entrance: Pachelbel Canon
Bride: Enya: Amarantine
Signing; Bach Air
Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

Once again, we would like to congratulate Jennifer and Stephane, and wish them a lifetime of wedded bliss!


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