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Strings for wedding Ancaster

Strings for wedding Ancaster

Strings for wedding Ancaster. Our violinist and cellist performed a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Miller’s Chapel of the Ancaster Mill in June of 2019, and we received a lovely review from the bride. This was originally posted on wedding wire, and you can read this and other reviews of past performances here: https://www.weddingwire.ca/wedding-music/duo-damore–e8347

“Incredibly talented and perfectly professional. We selected our ceremony songs but allowed Duo D’Amore to choose the pre-ceremony songs while our guests were seated and we couldn’t be happier with the mood they set for us. We had two musicians play at our Ancaster Mill indoor ceremony and it was the perfect volume and presence needed.”

 As always, I like to personally respond to customer reviews, and here is what I wrote:

 Hi Ashley,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a personal review of our services. We LOVE what we do, and I’m always glad when our enthusiasm and dedication come across in performance. All the best for a long and happy marriage!

Warm regards,

Matthew

Incidentally the Miller’s Chapel is a wedding venue located in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. It offers a charming and elegant setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue features beautiful architecture and garden spaces, making it a popular choice for couples who are looking for a unique and unforgettable wedding experience. The venue can accommodate a variety of wedding sizes and styles, and the staff is dedicated to helping couples plan their dream wedding. If you are reading this, and are interested in learning more or getting  a quote for a live performance, go to our quote page here: https://duodamore.com/contact-us/

About Duo d’Amore and our string ensembles

Duo d’Amore is an award winning string ensemble, made up of professional violin, viola and cello players. Together we have versatile string ensembles such as solo violinists and cellists, string duos, string trios and quartets. We perform a wide variety of music including pop, Top40, video game music 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 https://duodamore.com/contact-us/

How to book us?

Booking is easy! Contact us here https://duodamore.com/contact-us/ and tell us about the wedding or event you are planning. We will send a booking form for you to fill out and send back to us with a deposit. That’s it!

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 large sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra. This is in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. And 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

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Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. 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 one violin player and one cello player. And this is our most requested string ensemble for hire. As well, 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 all types of events. 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.

The String Trio

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

The String Quartet

Our string quartet is the largest ensemble that we have for hire. We often recommend the string quartet for large gatherings, receptions 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.

What areas of Canada do you serve?

Duo d’Amore has garnered a stellar reputation for catering to destination weddings across a multitude of cities in Canada. Their extensive network of talented musicians spans various regions, allowing them to provide exquisite live string performances for couples seeking a touch of musical elegance at their corporate event.. Their ability to curate local string ensembles in these diverse locales ensures that couples can experience the beauty of live string music tailored to their unique wedding destination. With their expertise in providing enchanting melodies, Duo d’Amore seamlessly weaves the magic of live strings into the tapestry of unforgettable moments, enhancing the ambiance and creating cherished memories for couples and their guests alike. We serve the following cities across Canada:

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Banff
  • Canmore
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto/GTA
  • Peterborough
  • Saskatoon
  • Sudbury
  • North Bay
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Burlington
  • Hamilton
  • Niagara
  • London
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Cambridge
  • Caledon
  • Vaughan
  • Markham
  • Owen Sound
  • Collingwood
  • Ottawa
  • Gatineau
  • Wakefield
  • Kanata
  • North Gower
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • Charlottetown

Top Reviewed string ensemble

Duo d’Amore stands as a distinguished and highly praised string ensemble, earning exceptional reviews and top ratings on both WeddingWire and Google platforms. Their remarkable performances and dedication to delivering musical excellence have garnered them widespread acclaim from couples and clients across Canada. On WeddingWire, Duo d’Amore has consistently received glowing testimonials, highlighting their professionalism, versatility, and ability to add an exquisite touch to weddings.

Stellar Reputation

Their mastery in creating enchanting atmospheres through live string music has led to a plethora of five-star ratings, earning them a coveted spot among the top-reviewed wedding music providers. Moreover, on Google, their reputation remains stellar, with clients commending their flawless execution, captivating performances, and their knack for tailoring music to suit diverse preferences and wedding styles. Duo d’Amore’s unwavering commitment to musical artistry, coupled with their stellar customer service, continues to position them as a sought-after and highly acclaimed choice for couples seeking a sublime musical experience on their special day.

Huge List of Pop Music

At Duo d’Amore, our selection of pop music for string ensembles reflects our passion for bridging the gap between classical and contemporary genres. We carefully curate a repertoire that showcases the versatility of string instruments, infusing each piece with our unique interpretation and style. From the soulful melodies of Adele to the infectious rhythms of Bruno Mars, we breathe new life into beloved pop hits, captivating audiences with our seamless blend of elegance and energy. Our goal is to create unforgettable musical experiences that resonate deeply with listeners, transcending boundaries and celebrating the timeless appeal of pop music through the rich sounds of classical strings.

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Listing our Wedding String Quartet and ensembles Ancaster

Strings for wedding Ancaster
Strings for wedding Ancaster

Listen to music samples:

Visit our website to listen to pop and classical wedding favourites performed by our musicians: Listen to samples here.

Here is what we recommend for a typical ceremony:

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)

As well, the wedding part and bridal party music can really be anything, but a contrast between the wedding party and bride is our recommendation.

Signing: 1 classical song, or 2 pop songs

The signing is the portion of the ceremony where the marriage documents are signed by the bride, groom, officiant and witnesses. Also generally, slower more contemplative music is a great choice for this portion.

Recessional: 1 song

This is the part of the ceremony where the bride and groom exit the venue, and upbeat, fun and exciting music really helps to create a festive mood.

Consider slower less upbeat pop music guests arrive:

As well, he prelude before the ceremony is a great time to include less upbeat pop. 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: https://duodamore.com/samples/

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. And 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: https://www.brides.com/upbeat-love-songs-4799999

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 makes the recessional “pop.”

Tell your story

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

Wedding and Event Venues Near Ancaster ON

Carmen’s Banquet Centre

A versatile venue offering elegant ballrooms and beautiful gardens for both indoor and outdoor weddings. They provide full-service catering and have a dedicated team to assist with wedding planning.

The Lakeview by Carmen’s

This waterfront venue offers stunning views of Lake Ontario and is known for its modern architecture and chic ambiance. It features versatile event spaces and top-notch catering services.

Ancaster Mill

A charming venue set in a picturesque village, Ancaster Mill offers rustic yet elegant spaces for weddings. It’s known for its scenic waterfalls, gardens, and historic charm.

The Spice Factory

This converted industrial space provides a trendy and unique setting for weddings. With exposed brick walls and a contemporary atmosphere, it’s perfect for couples seeking a more urban vibe.

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)

If you’re looking for a natural and lush setting, the Royal Botanical Gardens offer various indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions amidst beautiful gardens

Additional Venues

Michelangelo Events and Conference Centre

Known for its luxurious ambiance, Michelangelo offers multiple ballrooms and event spaces, along with gourmet cuisine options for weddings.

Knollwood Golf Club

This golf club provides a serene backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The scenic golf course and well-appointed banquet facilities are designed to accommodate weddings of various sizes.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

If you’re interested in a more artistic setting, the gallery offers unique event spaces surrounded by impressive artworks, creating a distinctive atmosphere for your wedding.

The Scottish Rite

A historic venue with grand architecture and elegant interiors, The Scottish Rite offers a sophisticated setting for weddings. It features intricate details and a touch of old-world charm.

Best Western Premier C Hotel by Carmen’s

This modern hotel offers contemporary event spaces for weddings. It combines sleek design with convenient accommodations for both the wedding party and guests.

Hamilton Convention Centre

Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, this convention center offers versatile spaces for weddings of varying sizes. Its central location provides easy access for guests.

Is someone you know is planning wedding or event in Ancaster? Please recommend and contact Duo d’Amore’s Strings for wedding Ancaster today.

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