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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. Expert advice from our award winning string ensemble. String duos, trios and quartets performing across Canada.

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

Toronto/GTA string ensembles for hire

Toronto/GTA string ensembles for hire Toronto/GTA string ensembles for hire. Duo d'Amore is an award winning string ensemble, made up of professional violinists, violists and cellists. Together we have versatile…

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violin cello CN Tower I'm Yours Jason Mraz

Wedding Strings Toronto: In Performance

Wedding Strings Toronto: In Performance Wedding Strings Toronto: In Performance. A performance of I'm Yours by Jason Mraz. Also included in this blog are wedding ceremony music selection tips, an…

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Strings for Weddings Casa Loma: Sarah and Anthony wedding ceremony September 2, 2012, violin and cello duo, Toronto ON

Toronto wedding string trio: Casa Loma

The mother of the groom contacted Duo d’Amore looking for music for her sons wedding ceremony at Casa Loma. Deciding between a violin and cello duo,  string trio and a string quartet, they couple chose the string trio. The trio is midway between the duo and quartet, and it’s a slightly more full sounding ensemble than the string duo, which works well in a space like the beautiful conservatory.

For the prelude prior to the ceremony, we typically a selection of classical pieces, and this worked out well as the clients requested that we perform selections by Vivaldi, Bach and other composers whose music is light and airy. This type of music really helps to set the mood as guests take their seats, and again in such a beautiful location, the music really adds to the whole experience.

During the ceremony, we performed Pachelbel Canon in D as the bride walked up the aisle, and more modern music for the signing of the register. When there is slightly more upbeat pop music as opposed to classical, we always advise our clients to choose two songs rather than one, as signings can last as long as 8 minutes. Having two songs that work well together just provides that extra bit of insurance that there will be enough music to last for the whole signing, and keeps the guests entertained with something special that they might not expect. For the recessional we performed the very popular Marry you by Bruno Mars for a beautiful conclusion to a beautiful wedding ceremony.

 

Processional: Pachelbel Canon

Signing: Can't Help Falling in Love and Wonderful Tonight

Recessional: Bruno Mars: Marry You

 

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer and photo credit:  Sandra Stephenson Photography

Venue: Casa Loma, Toronto, Ontario

Dress Designer: Garber’s Bridal – Justin Alexander

Hair Stylist: Evoke

Makeup Artist: Jennifer Evoy

Floral Designer: Peter Paul’s Flowers

Cinema and Video: Barefoot Photographer

Officiant: Ceremony Matters

Caterer: Liberty Group

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Wedding String Quartet GTA: Erin and Jamie at Airship 37

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Wedding String Quartet Toronto: Sharlyn and Jonathan. Violinist and Cellist performance featuring Metallica and Van Halen Liberty Grand

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Toronto wedding Violinist at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

The bride and groom were married in the historic Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, founded in 1849 as a school for Irish immigrants, many of them fleeing the great famine in Ireland-the the theme of a new and happier life runs through the very foundation of the building. First for immigrants seeking educations, and now for brides and grooms looking for anew life together! The prelude started with light classical music, with our violinist performing Vivaldi’s Spring from the four seasons as a highlight among other pieces. At the start of the ceremony, the bridesmaids walked in to the stately Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum, and the violin player seamlessly switched to the Wagner Bridal March, as the bride processed down the aisle, up to the front. For the signing oft the marriage license, Bach’s Wachet Auf was played, and this is always a nice choice for the signing, as it flows very well, but does not overshadow anything. As the couple was first presented as man and wife, Handel’s loud, fast and exciting music from the royal fireworks, a hornpipe dance was expertly performed to a happy audience.

 

Bridesmaids Processional - Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum

Bride: Wagner: Bridal March

Signing: Bach: Wachet Auf

Recessional: Handel:  Hornpipe from the Royal Fireworks

 

Photographer and photo credit: Pure Aperture 

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Wedding String Quartet GTA: Erin and Jamie at Airship 37

Sundays performance and I might add Saturdays were just beautiful and added a great atmosphere of calm and rejoicing to both occasions. Mother of the bride

This wedding ceremony was the start of a series of vents for the bride and groom spanning two days, and two string ensembles. The wedding ceremony took place on the Saturday at Airship 37 in the distillery district, and included a very modern grouping of songs that fit in perfectly with the type of ceremony the bride and groom had in mind. For the prelude and seating, the string quartet performed a number of pieces, ending with the Theme from Skyrim. To start the bridesmaids processional we performed All I Want is You by U2, and segued into Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. The next portion of the ceremony where the musicians perform is for the signing, and we performed the upbeat Bittersweet Symphony, as this particular signing was fairly short. The recessional was really fun, as it was a homage to the Breakfast Club, with the song Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds, and even included the fist pump!

Following the ceremony the string quartet also performed for the cocktail hour in the Fermenting Cellar. The next day the clients hired the violin and cello duo to perform at a brunch at George Restaurant. Once again everything was very well received.

Theme from Skyrim

Bridesmaids: All I Want is You-U2

Bride Processional: Iris-Goo Go Dolls

Signing: Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve

Recessional-Don’t You Forget About Me-Simple Minds

Event Designer: Shealyn Angus, Bliss Events

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Wedding Violinist Cellist Toronto: Danielle and Dan

 “The musicians at the ceremony were fantastic yesterday. We received so many compliments! Thank you for making the day extra special.” Danielle, bride.

This ceremony combined classical elegance with modern sensibilities, to create a new hybrid that guests loved! After the guests were seated, the first music that stared the wedding off was Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring by Bach, which we performed as the mothers were escorted and seated. We then performed the romantic and rich Ave Maria, which itself is a hybrid version by both JS Bach and the French composer Charles Gounod who added the top part (played first by the cello) centuries after Bach composed his part. The classical and exceptional Pachelbel canon was played for the bride, and as I have said before—there is a reason why this is performed at so many weddings—it works so well, and guarantees a smooth and beautiful ending as the bride reaches the front of the aisle at the Church. The signing switched gears to Etta James’ At Last, with the ceremony ending to the upbeat Bittersweet Symphony.

Parents coming down the aisle: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)

Bridesmaids processional: Gounod Ave Maria (Bach)

Bride's processional: Pachelbel's Canon in D 

Registry signing: At Last (Etta James)

Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

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Wedding String Ensemble Vaughan: Ariana and Patrick wedding ceremony at the West River Event Centre,

Wedding String Ensemble Vaughan: Ariana and Patrick

Strains of Bach Air on the G String were heard as the final bridesmaid took her place, and we received a signal that the bride was next. We placed our bows on the strings and began the first bars of the very famous Pachelbel Canon, until the bride reached the front. Both of these classical pieces set the tone for the elegant ceremony. During the signing, we performed Enya’s Only Time, and then shifted to a much more modern and quick paced, exciting version of Bittersweet Symphony.

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Wedding Venue: West River Event Centre

 


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