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:
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!
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-Strings for wedding Ancaster
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 https://duodamore.com/contact-us/
What type of weddings does your string quartet and ensembles perform at in Ancaster?
We perform at all kinds of weddings such as non-denominational weddings, Catholic weddings, Jewish Weddings, Christian weddings, Orthodox weddings and many others.
What ensembles do you have for hire?
Listing our Wedding String Quartet and ensembles Ancaster
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 Newmarket. 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 Toronto. 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 trio a great mid size ensemble that is an excellent option for an outdoor wedding, and also a large church wedding.
The String Quartet-Strings for wedding Ancaster
Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire. 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-Strings for Wedding Ancaster
Duo d’Amore has one of Canada’s largest collections of wedding pop and classical music for our string ensembles. Also, 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.
Custom musical arrangements
As well, we often arrange music specifically for our brides and grooms. Imagine that you want a certain song and you want to walk in to a specific part of that–we can tailor this to suit. Ask us about our custom song arrangements.
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.
Is someone you know is planning wedding or event in Ancaster? Please recommend and contact Duo d’Amore’s Strings for wedding Ancaster today.