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Wedding Musicians Wakefield QC. Vanessa and John’s outdoor wedding ceremony at Le Belvedere, September 27, 2014. If there is one thing that set this wedding apart from other ceremonies that we have performed tat Le Belvedere, or anywhere else, it’s the variety and eclectic combination of songs that the bride and groom chose for the ceremony. Everything from Guns n Roses to Elvis to Vivaldi, and there were even more surprises. Our violinist and cellist even had the opportunity to accompany the bride’s Aunt, as she beautifully sung a song during the signing of the register. I am sure that this was exciting for all of the guests, and we love to go that extra mile to really make the ceremony special for everyone. Combined with the beautiful location at Le Belvedere this ceremony really reflected the couple and their family on such a joyous and happy day! Congratulations

Groomsmen + Groom Entrance): Sweet Child of Mine-Guns N’ Roses

Bridesmaids Entrance: Pachelbel’s: Canon in D

Bride Entrance: Can’t Help Falling in Love

Vanessa’s Aunt Sings:  Bless the Broken Road 

Signing: Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional: Viva la Vida – Coldplay 


Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Joel Bedford

Venue Le Belvedere

Make Up Noah V.

Gown With Love Bridal

Flowers Ottawa Flowers

Cake Thimblecakes


Wedding Musicians Wakefield QC: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

Wedding Musicians Wakefield QC
Wedding Musicians Wakefield QC

About Duo d’Amore’s wedding ensembles Wakefield QC

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

What type of weddings does your string quartet and ensembles perform at?

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 String Quartet and wedding ensembles Wakefield QC

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 Wakefield. 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 Wakefield QC. 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.

Ceremony music plan, and guide to choosing Wedding ceremony music

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)

The wedding part and bridal party music can really be anything, but a contrast between the wedding party and bride is recommended.

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. Generally, slower more contemplative music is chosen 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:

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.

Wedding and event venues around Wakefield QC

Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Wakefield, Quebec, lies a hidden gem that has gained prominence as a truly enchanting wedding destination. This picturesque area is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and charming ambiance, making it an idyllic setting for couples to begin their journey of love and commitment. Let our Wedding Musicians in Wakefield QC create the perfect musical backdrop for your wedding at one of these venues:

In the Gatineau Hills

The lush, rolling hills and lush forests that characterize Wakefield QC offer a captivating backdrop for wedding ceremonies and celebrations. The changing seasons add to the area’s allure, with vibrant blooms in spring, lush greenery in summer, and a tapestry of fiery colors in the fall. The surrounding Gatineau Hills provide a sense of tranquility and romance, creating an intimate atmosphere for couples and their guests.

Rustic yet Elegant

Couples seeking a rustic yet elegant wedding experience will find themselves drawn to the area’s charming venues. Quaint, beautifully restored barns and historic buildings provide a sense of nostalgia and authenticity, while offering modern amenities and conveniences. These venues are thoughtfully designed to seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings, creating an immersive experience that feels both intimate and grand.

Farm to table dining

Wakefield QC boasts a thriving arts and culinary scene, which translates into an exceptional wedding feast for guests to savor. Farm-to-table dining experiences highlight the region’s commitment to fresh, local ingredients, creating a memorable culinary journey that delights the senses. From artisanal cheeses to delectable desserts, the gastronomic offerings add an extra layer of indulgence to the wedding festivities.

An Array of Venues

Whether exchanging vows in an intimate garden ceremony, under a canopy of trees, or in a charming rustic barn, Wakefield QC offers an array of venues that cater to different preferences and styles. The area’s serene and natural beauty, coupled with its artistic and culinary delights, make it a captivating destination for couples who dream of a wedding that is both romantic and unforgettable. Duo d’Amore is proud to be a preferred vendor at both Le Belvedere and La Grange de la Gatineau.

Le Belvédère

This is a popular wedding venue in Wakefield, known for its stunning views of the surrounding landscape. It offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces. The main building features large windows to showcase the natural beauty of the area.

La Grange de la Gatineau

Rustic barn-style venue offers a charming and picturesque setting for weddings. The venue is surrounded by gardens and wooded areas, providing a tranquil and intimate atmosphere.

Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa

Historic venue combines elegance and natural beauty. It’s situated by the Gatineau River and offers indoor and outdoor event spaces. The old mill building has been renovated into a hotel and spa, providing a unique backdrop for your wedding.

Additional Venues

Fairbairn House Heritage Centre

Heritage building offers a quaint and historic atmosphere for weddings. It features a beautiful garden area that’s perfect for outdoor ceremonies and photos.

The Black Sheep Inn

Known for its live music and artistic vibe, The Black Sheep Inn occasionally hosts weddings. It has a distinct character and can offer a more unconventional setting for couples looking for something different.

Private Estates and Farms

Wakefield and the surrounding area have numerous private estates and farms that may be available for wedding rentals. These locations often provide a more personalized and intimate experience for your special day.

Cafés and Restaurants

Some of the local cafes and restaurants in Wakefield might also offer event space for weddings. These options can provide a cozy and intimate setting for smaller gatherings.

If you or someone you know is planning wedding or event in the Wakefield area and are looking for the finest, most experienced and professional Wedding Musicians Wakefield QC to perform, please recommend and contact Duo d’Amore today.

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