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Wedding String Ensemble Kitchener-Waterloo: Kris and Stephanie

Wedding String Ensemble Kitchener-Waterloo
Wedding String Ensemble Kitchener-Waterloo

Wedding String Ensemble Kitchener-Waterloo: Kris and Stephanie. We received a lovely thank you card from our clients Kris and Stephanie. They were married on September at a private residence on the outskirts of Kitchener-Waterloo.

“Matthew, Thank you so much for the superb musicians and music during our wedding celebrations on September 29th. By all accounts & unsolicited feedback–they were the best ever! Thanks for helping us make our day special & memorable! S&K” Read more reviews of us here:–e8347

It was a pleasure for our violin and cello duo to perform this wedding. We wish Stephanie and Kris all the best for a long and happy marriage!

A unique ceremony

It was great to work with the couple and plan the wedding music. They did a wonderful job, as you can see below from the wedding playlist that Kris and Stephanie chose:

Processional: Charpentier Prelude (matron of honour walk-in)

Mouret Rondeau (Stephanie)

Signing: Bach Arioso

Just a note about this: “Arioso” by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a beautiful and emotional piece of music that is often played during weddings. The piece, originally written for solo violin, is typically played on the cello or piano and is well-suited for the ceremony’s prelude or processional. It is often used as a solo for the bride’s entrance or for the unity candle lighting. The serene and elegant melody of “Arioso” creates a warm and romantic atmosphere. It makes it a popular choice for wedding music.

Recessional: Handel Royal Fireworks

Our samples of these are available at:

One of the fun things about this ceremony, is just following the signing, the couple asked us to include a short bit of I’m Yours and Signed Sealed, Delivered–and of course being live professional music, we were happy to take care of this for them. So much fun! Thanks Kris and Stephanie it was great fun performing for your wedding with our string ensemble in Kitchener-Waterloo!

About Duo d’Amore

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

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

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 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. And most often this is a violin or viola. We recommend this ensemble for 150-200 guests. Also, 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.

Huge list of Modern, Pop, Top40s

Having pop string music at a wedding or reception offers a unique and enchanting atmosphere that beautifully blends tradition with contemporary flair. Also, one of the key advantages is the versatility it brings to the event. Pop string music has the ability to cover a wide range of popular songs, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Wedding Venues around Kitchener-Waterloo

Hacienda Sarria

Known for its elegant Spanish-style architecture, this venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions.

Walper Hotel

A historic boutique hotel in downtown Kitchener, the Walper Hotel provides a unique setting for weddings with its vintage charm.

Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa

Located in Cambridge (near Kitchener-Waterloo), this luxury hotel offers stunning gardens and elegant indoor spaces for weddings.

Whistle Bear Golf Club

With picturesque landscapes, this golf club in Cambridge offers both indoor and outdoor settings for weddings.

Additional venues


A versatile venue offering a range of spaces suitable for weddings, including ballrooms and outdoor areas for ceremonies.

Waterloo Region Museum

Ideal for couples looking for a historic setting, this museum offers various event spaces including a Grand Foyer and heritage buildings.

Arabella Park Beer Garden

A unique and relaxed setting, perfect for couples who appreciate a more casual atmosphere.

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