Love Stories of 2023: Top Wedding Reviews and Moments Shared. In the harmonious realm of weddings, where love orchestrates the most beautiful of unions, there exists a melodic tapestry woven from heartfelt promises and shared moments. Welcome to our string ensemble blog, a captivating ode to “Love Stories of 2023: Top Wedding Reviews and Moments.”
2023 was a wonderful year
In the symphony of love, our string ensemble takes center stage, becoming an integral part of these cherished narratives. Throughout the year that passed, our strings resonated with the emotions of countless love stories. Their melodies weaving into the fabric of unforgettable matrimonial celebrations.
As we embark on this musical journey, we aim to encapsulate the essence of these love stories through the lens of our string ensemble performances. Each pluck of a violin string, every resonant note of a cello, and the enchanting harmony of a string quartet served as the backdrop to moments that were etched into the memories of couples and their loved ones.
We invite you to explore not only the reviews and reflections on these weddings but also the invaluable moments we had the privilege to be a part of. Through our performances, we’ve had the honor of enhancing these magical occasions. And lending a touch of elegance and emotional depth to the love stories that unfolded.
Crescendo of emotions
Join us as we unveil the crescendo of emotions, the crescendo of love, and the unparalleled beauty of these unions. Here, we celebrate the union of music and love, where every arpeggio and every chord strike a chord in the hearts of those who have embarked on their journey together. Now onto Love Stories of 2023: Top Wedding Reviews and Moments Shared.
Ali’s wedding at Orchardview, Ottawa ON
So Beautiful! We hired a violinist and cellist for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They played beautifully and were on the ball! Having them added a little something extra to our day, and they were a big hit with the crowd!
Amanda’s wedding at Eglinton West Gallery, Toronto ON
We had a beautiful wedding made perfect by Matthew and his musicians at Duo d’Amore. Matthew was quick to respond and easy to work with. The musicians showed up perfectly on time and exceeded my expectations. The music during the ceremony was beautiful and I couldn’t have been more happy. They have a huge list of modern music to choose from which was exactly what I was looking for. I would definitely recommend them for any wedding. Thank you!
Nate’s wedding at Cave Springs Vineyard, Niagara ON
My wife and I hired Duo d’Amore to perform at our outdoor ceremony. Matthew took care of booking the string duo for our ceremony, and was always quick to respond, and happy to answer any of our questions. He was very helpful in recommending music for each portion of the ceremony, and the catalogue of songs to choose from was very impressive and offered plenty of variety.
On the day of, the performers arrived early to set up and play as our guests arrived, and gave a beautiful performance throughout our ceremony. We received many compliments afterwards, and would happily recommend Duo d’Amore to any couple looking to add a memorable performance to their wedding day.
Mazurique’s wedding at the Fairmont Empress, Victoria BC
Exceptional! We could not be happier with Duo d’Amore. From day one, they were incredibly responsive, flexible, and easy to work with. The music was absolutely perfect and really added to the atmosphere of the wedding. You cannot go wrong with booking Duo d’Amore!
Lucy and Jesse’s wedding at St Mary’s Boat Club, Halifax NS
Wonderful ceremony music!
Excellent service! Would recommend.
Knowles Wedding at Blue Mountain Resort ON
This was a beautiful ceremony performed with our violin and cello duo in Meaford. We then performed at the gorgeous Blue Mountain conference centre for the cocktail reception.
Tia’s cocktail reception at the Butternut Tree Restaurant, Edmonton AB
We also perform at many stand alone cocktail receptions, and this venue was fantastic. We can’t wait to be back!
About Duo d’Amore and our string ensembles-Wedding Violinist Cellist Ancaster: Lauren and Abim
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 https://duodamore.com/contact-us/
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.
What areas of Canada do you serve?
Duo d’Amore has garnered a stellar reputation for catering to destination weddings across a multitude of cities in Canada. Their extensive network of talented musicians spans various regions, allowing them to provide exquisite live string performances for couples seeking a touch of musical elegance at their destination wedding. Their ability to curate local string ensembles in these diverse locales ensures that couples can experience the beauty of live string music tailored to their unique wedding destination. With their expertise in providing enchanting melodies, Duo d’Amore seamlessly weaves the magic of live strings into the tapestry of unforgettable moments, enhancing the ambiance and creating cherished memories for couples and their guests alike. We serve the following cities across Canada:
- North Bay
- Owen Sound
- North Gower
Top Reviewed wedding ensemble
Duo d’Amore stands as a distinguished and highly praised string ensemble, earning exceptional reviews and top ratings on both WeddingWire and Google platforms. Their remarkable performances and dedication to delivering musical excellence have garnered them widespread acclaim from couples and clients across Canada. On WeddingWire, Duo d’Amore has consistently received glowing testimonials, highlighting their professionalism, versatility, and ability to add an exquisite touch to weddings.
Their mastery in creating enchanting atmospheres through live string music has led to a plethora of five-star ratings, earning them a coveted spot among the top-reviewed wedding music providers. Moreover, on Google, their reputation remains stellar, with clients commending their flawless execution, captivating performances, and their knack for tailoring music to suit diverse preferences and wedding styles. Duo d’Amore’s unwavering commitment to musical artistry, coupled with their stellar customer service, continues to position them as a sought-after and highly acclaimed choice for couples seeking a sublime musical experience on their special day.
Ancaster and area venues: a selection
A historic mill converted into a restaurant and wedding venue with beautiful gardens and scenic views.
Historic building in downtown Ancaster offering a charming and elegant atmosphere for weddings.
Golf and curling club with banquet facilities and picturesque landscapes for weddings.
Offering indoor and outdoor event spaces for weddings, with lush greenery and scenic views.
Versatile venue with multiple event spaces and amenities for weddings of various sizes and styles.
Royal Botanical Gardens
Located in nearby Burlington, this venue offers stunning gardens, indoor facilities, and waterfront views for weddings.
This venue offers modern event spaces and waterfront views for weddings.
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.
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)
Signing: 1 classical song, or 2 pop songs
Recessional: 1 song
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: 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. 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 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.