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Ottawa Wedding Music violinist cellist: Temple’s Sugarbush

Ottawa Wedding Music violinist cellist: Temple’s Sugarbush. Our violin and cello duo performed at an outdoor wedding at Temple’s Sugarbush, a beautiful rustic chic venue southwest of Ottawa. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of nature, Temple’s Sugarbush offers a picturesque setting for couples seeking a truly memorable celebration. From intimate ceremonies to grand receptions, the venue provides a rustic yet elegant ambiance that will make your special day truly unforgettable.

Ottawa Wedding Music violinist cellist: Temple's Sugarbush
Ottawa Wedding Music violinist cellist: Temple’s Sugarbush

Indoor and outdoor spaces

With versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, including a charming maple sugar shack and scenic gardens, Temple’s Sugarbush provides the perfect backdrop for creating cherished memories. Their dedicated team is committed to ensuring every detail is flawlessly executed, allowing you to relax and savour every moment of your wedding or event. Discover the magic of Temple’s Sugarbush, where your dreams of a remarkable occasion come to life. And it is no surprise that we love performing at this beautiful location.

“It was magic hearing music in the woods”

wedding guest

Wedding ceremony music

Prelude as guests arrive

As the wedding guests were taking their seats, our string ensemble began to perform the following songs, which created a wonderful atmosphere:


A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)

All of Me (John Legend)

Can’t Help Falling in Love


LOST Theme

Wedding Processional Music:

Groom, escorting mothers of bride and groom, and groomsmen to follow: Pachelbel’s Canon in D

Bridesmaids: Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Bride’s music

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Performed by a string quartet or other string ensemble, “A Thousand Years” takes on a new dimension of beauty. The soaring melody of the song is enhanced by the rich and warm tones of the strings, creating a sound that is both romantic and enchanting. The sweeping strings create a sense of grandeur, making it the perfect choice for a wedding ceremony.

One of the benefits of having “A Thousand Years” performed by a string ensemble is the versatility it offers. The ensemble can adapt the arrangement to suit the couple’s preferences and the theme of the wedding. The tempo can be slowed down or sped up, and the dynamics can be adjusted to create a more dramatic effect. The string ensemble can also play different parts of the song to accompany the different parts of the ceremony, such as the bride’s entrance, the exchange of vows, and the recessional. Not only is it a 5 trending wedding songs of 2023, but it is sure to become a classic for many years to come.

Recessional music

Game of Thrones Theme

The Game of Thrones theme, composed by Ramin Djawadi, has captivated audiences worldwide with its epic and haunting melodies. When arranged for violin and cello, the musical piece takes on a new dimension, combining the rich tones of these instruments to create a truly remarkable interpretation.

The violin, with its soaring and expressive qualities, beautifully captures the essence of the theme’s emotive melodies. Its ability to convey both intensity and vulnerability allows the player to evoke the dramatic and suspenseful elements present in the original composition.

The cello, with its deep and resonant tones, adds a layer of depth and richness to the arrangement. Its warm and haunting quality enhances the dramatic tension and grandeur of the Game of Thrones theme, creating a powerful and evocative musical experience.

Together, the violin and cello intertwine in a delicate dance, each instrument complementing the other’s strengths. The interplay between the soaring violin melodies and the grounding presence of the cello results in a captivating and harmonious rendition that captures the essence of the Game of Thrones universe.

Cocktail Reception Music

After the ceremony, we performed a selection of bride requests and groom requests for the cocktail hour. Lots of great comments all around!

Disney Medley

I choose you (Sara Bareillies)

Once Upon a Dream (Cinderella)

Somewhere over the rainbow (wizard of oz)

Thinking out loud (Ed Sheeran)

You Raise me Up

At Last

A Dream is a Wish

LOST theme

Wake me Up (Avicci)

Wonderwall (Oasis)

Don’t you worry child (Swedish house mafia)

Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)

I will follow you into the dark (Death Cab for Cutie)

I got a feeling (BEP)

Viva La Vida (Coldplay)

Your Song (Elton John)

Ottawa Wedding Music violin cello
Ottawa Wedding Music violin cello

What string ensembles do you offer?

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, Ottawa

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 wedding music, Ottawa

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player, and 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.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

The short answer is we often recommend the violin and cello duo for between 50-150 guests, but when mic’s, we have performed for over 600, so it all depends. The more that we know about the type of event that you are hosting, the easier it is for us to recommend a string ensemble that will sound the best and fit with the wedding or special event that you are planning. Contact us here

The String Trio

The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third filler instrument, such as a violin or viola.

What size of group/event would you recommend for a violin and cello duo string ensemble?

This larger string ensemble is suited for events with over 200 guests, and larger venues in general. With a slightly larger sound than the violin and cello duo, but not as large or rich sound as the string quartet, the string trio fits right in the middle of the string ensembles that we offer.

String quartet wedding ensembles

Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire. The string quartet has a long and rich history. It dates back to the classical period of music in the 18th century. Additionally, during this time, composers such as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven wrote some of the most famous string quartet works. In the 19th century, the string quartet continued to be an important genre, with composers such as Schubert and Brahms producing some of their most notable works in this format. Also, during this time, the string quartet also began to be used for more private, intimate occasions such as weddings. For all of these events, timing and tempo are crucial. We would be happy to consult with you on planning any one of these.

What cities and areas do we serve?

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Banff
  • Canmore
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto/GTA
  • Peterborough
  • Saskatoon
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Burlington
  • Hamilton
  • Niagara
  • London
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Cambridge
  • Caledon
  • Vaughan
  • Owen Sound
  • Collingwood
  • Ottawa
  • Gatineau
  • Wakefield
  • Kanata
  • North Gower
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • Charlottetown

By understanding the different wedding terms and phrases, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the planning process. Whether you’re a bride, groom, or guest, these wedding terms will help you feel more confident and informed. We hope you have enjoyed Ottawa Wedding Music at Temple’s Sugarbush with the violin and cello. Read wedding and event reviews here