Our string ensemble performs regularly at the Ancaster Mill, but this wedding was one of the most unique events that we have performed at the Mill. Ryan and Nilusha had their ceremony in the 1812 room, which, when you enter the Mill, is downstairs. This was our first time playing in the room, and it is both beautiful with the dark wood and fireplace, as well as the original artifacts from the mill presented in a glass display. Rooms that have some wood in them are great for carrying and enhancing the sound of string instruments and this really helped create a beautiful ambiance and purity of the violin and cello tone.
Ryan and Nilusha were interested in having a number of pop songs from our Modern repertoire throughout their ceremony, and we worked on creating the playlist below. Their ceremony was also interesting, as they combined traditional western traditions with beautiful Indian traditions for a truly memorable and wonderful ceremony.
Bridesmaids Processional: Cohen: Hallelujah
Bride Processional: Elvis: Can’t Help Falling in Love
Signing: Beatles: All you Need Is Love and Perri: A Thousand Years
Recessional: Coldplay: Viva la Vida
Ancaster Wedding ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets