Wedding duo trio quartet Kanata. Sandra and Joseph’s wedding ceremony at Kanata United Church, October 20, 2012, violin and cello duo, Kanata ON. Sandra and Joseph’s wedding was very traditional and beautiful, and the music perfectly complimented the ceremony.
Classic Music Selections
In our initial correspondence, the bride already knew that she wanted to walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon, and chose a number of additional songs to complement this selection. Particularly nice was the addition of an additional choice at the end of the ceremony. Although we always perform music as the guests exit, in this case the bride and groom chose a wonderful selection by the baroque composer Charpentier. This was a great choice, as it is always nice to see clients that are looking after their guests on the wedding day.
I just wanted to write you a quick note and commend you and your musicians for a fantastic job at our wedding. I was only able to catch half the show myself but from what I heard from my guests, it was amazing. Thanks again for helping to make our BIG day spectacular! Sandra, bride
Wedding Ceremony Music Program
Processional: Clark: Trumpet Voluntary
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel: Canon in D
Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
Bride and Groom’s Recessional: Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Guests Recessional: Charpentier: Prelude from Te Deum
Wedding duo trio quartet Kanata/Ottawa: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets
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.
How do we book your services?
Booking is simple. We send you a booking form to sign, and return to us with a deposit.
Do you perform for more than the ceremony?
Yes! We can perform for the cocktail hour through dinner, and any other moment where music is appropriate such as the first dance of the couple.
What types of music do you perform?
We perform pop, top40, video game music, jazz standards etc, and also take requests! Here is our current list of pop music, and we are always expanding and growing our list of music selections.
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 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. 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 or large church wedding.
The String Quartet
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
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.
Custom musical arrangements
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.
Wedding venues near Kanata ON
Kanata, Ontario, is a lovely place to host a wedding, and there are several wedding venues in and around the area. Here are some options to consider:
Located in Kanata, this upscale hotel offers elegant wedding spaces, including ballrooms and outdoor options. They provide wedding packages and have experienced staff to help plan your event.
This golf club in Kanata offers beautiful views and event spaces for weddings. They have indoor and outdoor options and can accommodate both small and large weddings.
Just a short drive from Kanata, Stonefields Estate is a picturesque countryside venue known for its rustic charm. It offers a barn and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions.
Situated in nearby Stittsville, Amberwood offers a scenic backdrop for weddings with its golf course and event facilities. They provide various wedding packages to suit your needs.
This modern community center in Kanata offers event spaces for weddings. It’s a versatile option that can be customized to your preferences.
Located in Ottawa (not far from Kanata), this venue offers a variety of event spaces and catering options for weddings of all sizes.
Bridges Golf Course & Country Club
This golf club in nearby Chelsea, Quebec, offers a picturesque setting with views of Gatineau Hills. It’s a bit of a drive from Kanata, but it’s a popular choice for weddings.
If you’re looking for a luxurious wedding venue, consider the Fairmont Château Laurier in downtown Ottawa. While not in Kanata, it’s a prestigious option with historic charm.