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Niagara Wedding Musicians Pillar and Post

Niagara Wedding Musicians Pillar and Post
Niagara Wedding Musicians Pillar and Post

 Niagara Wedding Musicians Pillar and Post. This was such a beautiful day! We love performing at the Rose Garden as it is just so perfect for an outdoor wedding. Our string trio performed the following music and even added  an additional recessional song to make the day even more special for the Laura and Vince, the bride and groom.

We love performing at the Pillar and post, and the Rose garden is perfect for our more intimate ensembles, of solo violin, solo cello, and string duo and trio. 

Wedding Ceremony Music and Playlist

Bridesmaids: Bach Air

One of our favourite songs to perform for the wedding party. This music is serene, and has an incredible flow to it. It works will with our string duo and quartet.  Bach’s “Air on the G String” is a beautiful and timeless piece of music that is often chosen as a popular selection for wedding ceremonies. Originally written for orchestra, it has since been arranged for a variety of instrumental ensembles, including string trio.

The piece is known for its simple, yet elegant melody that is carried by the first violin, while the other two string instruments provide a rich harmonic foundation. The slow tempo and sustained notes create a sense of calm and serenity that is perfect for wedding ceremonies.


One of the benefits of choosing “Air on the G String” for string trio is the flexibility it offers in terms of instrumentation. A standard string trio consists of a violin, viola, and cello, but it can be adapted to other combinations of string instruments, such as two violins and a cello.

Additionally, the piece can be performed in a variety of settings, whether it’s an indoor or outdoor ceremony, in a church or outdoor venue, or as part of a larger ensemble. The adaptability and versatility of “Air on the G String” make it an excellent choice for wedding music.

Bride: Pachelbel Canon in D

Always a classic!

Pachelbel’s Canon in D is a popular and beloved piece of music that is often chosen for wedding ceremonies, particularly for string ensembles. The piece was originally written for three violins and basso continuo, but has since been arranged for a variety of instrumental ensembles, including string quartet, string trio, and even solo instruments.

Repeated chords

The canon is characterized by its repeating chord progression and melody that is passed between the instruments, creating a beautiful and complex tapestry of sound. The piece begins with a simple melody played by the violins, which is then joined by the viola and cello to create a full and rich harmonic foundation.


One of the benefits of choosing Pachelbel’s Canon in D for a wedding string ensemble is its versatility. The piece can be performed in a variety of settings, whether it’s an indoor or outdoor ceremony, in a church or outdoor venue, or as part of a larger ensemble. It’s also adaptable to different instrumental combinations, allowing for flexibility in ensemble formation.

The piece has a timeless quality that transcends generations and is enjoyed by people of all ages. Its soft and gentle melody makes it a perfect choice for setting the romantic and emotional tone of a wedding ceremony.

Signing-Bach Jesu Joy

Another classic, this song is calming but also has an undercurrent of energy. A great choice that really helps the exit music to pop!

Recessional Music-Ellie Goulding

A bit more upbeat–perfect recessional exit music.

“Love Me Like You Do” is a popular song by Ellie Goulding, which has become a favorite choice for wedding ceremony exits. While the song was originally composed for vocals and electronic instruments, it has been adapted for string ensembles, creating a beautiful and elegant exit music option.

One of the benefits of choosing “Love Me Like You Do” for a wedding ceremony exit string ensemble is its contemporary and modern style, which is perfect for couples who want to add a fresh and current element to their wedding ceremony. The piece is also versatile and can be performed in a variety of settings, whether it’s an indoor or outdoor ceremony, in a church or outdoor venue.



Venue: Pillar and Post

Décor: Simply Beautiful Décor

Flowers: Roses and Twine

Wedding Musicians – Ceremony: Duo d’Amore

Candy Table: Candy by Katie

Cake: Sweet Celebrations

Music: Spirit of Sound

Officiant: Celebrating Life

Limousine: Royal Touch Limousine Service

Stationary: Oakville Paper Boutique

Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

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We are proud to be one of the most reviewed String Quartet and ensembles for weddings.not just in Niagara, but in all of Canada:–e8347

About Duo d’Amore

Duo d’Amore is an award winning string ensemble, made up of professional violinists, violists and cellists. Together we have versatile string ensembles such a s solo violinists and cellists, string duos, string trios and quartets. We perform a wide variety of music including pop, Top40 and classical for weddings, special and corporate events.

Whatever the size and scope of your wedding or event, there is a string ensemble that will perfectly suit the occasion. Listed below is an overview of our string ensembles, and some general remarks about the size of wedding or event where they are best suited. Every event is unique and we suggest that you contact us so that we can plan and customize a string ensemble for your special occasion. Contact us here

Listing our Wedding String Quartet and ensembles

The solo violin

The smallest bowed string instrument in the violin family is the violin. It is also the quietest instrument, but that does not mean that it cannot produce a sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra, in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra, and at the very back of the concert hall. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. This is why at wedding ceremonies for example we often are quite picky about the exact spot where our violinists and ensembles perform, no matter if the string ensemble is outdoors or indoors a single violinist is a great choice.

Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist is a great option for those who want live music but have a smaller budget. The solo violinist performs classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners.

The solo cello

Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions around Oakville. Larger than the violin, it is very resonant, and can play an equally wide range of music. Clients that hire the solo cello and solo violin for weddings and events often have a guest list of under 50, but not necessarily so.

The violin and cello duo

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player. This is our most requested string ensemble for hire around Oakville. Having both the violin, which is able to play soaring melodies, and the cello which is able to anchor and often accompany, while having an even larger sound it is no wonder that this is our most popular string ensemble. I like to imagine that the violin is like the right hand of the piano and the cello is the left had of the piano, together they can play almost anything, and that is another reason that it is our most popular ensembles.

Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo is a popular choice for weddings. The duo consists of a violinist and a cellist who play together, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound. The duo’s repertoire includes classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner parties.

The String Trio

The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third instrument. Often this is a violin or viola. We recommend this ensemble for 150-200 guests.

The String Quartet

Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire in Oakville. The string quartet has a long and rich history. This dates back to the classical period of music in the 18th century. Composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven wrote some of the most famous and enduring string quartet works. In the 19th century, the string quartet continued to be an important genre, with composers such as Schubert and Brahms producing some of their most notable works in this format. During this time, the string quartet also began to be used for more private, intimate occasions such as weddings.

Versatile ensemble

We often recommend the string quartet for large gatherings, receptions, weddings and events with 200 or more guests. The string quartet is one of our more versatile ensembles, as we can perform everything from Bach, Beethoven and Brahms in the classical spectrum, to pop, jazz, folk, Top40 and beyond.

Choosing wedding ceremony and reception music

Duo d’Amore has one of Canada’s largest collections of wedding pop and classical music for our string ensembles. In general here is what we recommend for a wedding ceremony. Of course, every ceremony is different and we like to customize things to suit your plans and ideas. We also have lots more wedding music planning ideas and resources on our blog, here.

Prelude (as guests arrive) 3-5 songs

Processional: 1 or 2 songs (1 song for both the wedding party and bride or 1 song for wedding party, another song for bride)

Signing: 1 classical song, or 2 pop songs

Recessional: 1 song

Consider slower less upbeat pop music guests arrive:

The prelude before the ceremony is a great time to include less upbeat pop music, as guests will be chatting. As well, we like to recommend that this is the time to include a wide variety of different styles, think classic rock, top40, the Beatles etc–a little something for everyone. Listen now:

Gradually add more contemporary/pop top 40

Add some contemporary selections: Contemporary music can add a modern touch to your playlist and appeal to a wider range of guests. Consider incorporating popular songs like “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri or “All of Me” by John Legend. As the ceremony progresses, we incorporate additional current pop music.

Incorporate special songs: Consider adding special songs that have meaning to you and your partner. It could be your first dance song, song from your first date or song that holds special memories for the both of you.

Vary the moods: Mix up the moods of the songs on your playlist to keep things interesting. Consider adding upbeat songs for the reception, and slower, more contemplative songs for the ceremony. Here are some ideas:

Signing of the register is a time for reflection

The signing of the marriage documents is a time to stop and reflect, and the choice of music should reflect that. This is the time to really slow things down. There may be time for one or even two pop songs, and don’y forget classical. The slower, quieter song choices really make whatever is chosen for the upbeat recessional “pop”.

Tell your story

Make a playlist that tells your love story: Create a playlist that tells the story of your relationship, by adding songs that hold special memories for the both of you.

Niagara Wedding Venues

Prince of Wales Hotel

Historic hotel offers elegant ballrooms and a stunning outdoor garden for weddings. It’s known for its classic charm and excellent service.

Queens Landing Hotel

Another luxury option, Queens Landing Hotel, offers a beautiful waterfront location and various indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings.

Peller Estates Winery

If you’re a wine enthusiast, Peller Estates Winery offers a scenic vineyard setting for weddings. You can exchange vows among the vines and enjoy a reception in their elegant event spaces.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

This family-owned winery features a rustic and charming barn that’s perfect for weddings. The vineyard and gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for your special day.

Additional Venues

Inniskillin Wines

Winery offers a picturesque setting for vineyard weddings. Their outdoor ceremony space overlooks the vineyards, and they have an elegant indoor space for receptions.

Oban Inn, Spa, and Restaurant

Boutique hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake has a beautiful garden courtyard for outdoor ceremonies and a charming indoor reception space.

Vintage Hotels

Vintage Hotels manages several historic properties in Niagara-on-the-Lake, including the Pillar and Post Inn, Queen’s Landing, and Prince of Wales Hotel. Each of these venues has its unique charm and offers a range of wedding packages.

Kurtz Orchards Farm and Marketplace

If you’re looking for a rustic and charming setting, Kurtz Orchards offers a barn and orchard venue that’s perfect for a country-style wedding.

Stratus Vineyards

Stratus Vineyards offers a modern and sleek setting for wine-loving couples. Their vineyard and winery make for a unique wedding backdrop.

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission manages several beautiful venues, including the Butterfly Conservatory and the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. These locations provide a natural and lush setting for weddings.

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