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Our #1 Requested Pop Song (it’s not what you think!)

Our #1 requested pop song (it’s not what you think!) Ok, so I’ve got your attention. Our number one request is our custom arrangement of your favourite pop song for your wedding. We can arrange almost any song, and really take pride in our custom arrangements, for any and all of our ensembles.

How does the process work?

First, you tell us about the song that you would like arranged. Then, we have a chat about the song–why you like it, and for which part of the wedding ceremony you would like it for. From there we can chat about the different options, if it is better suited for certain parts of the ceremony. Our clients really appreciate our expertise with this, and it really helps to make the ceremony that much more special and personalized.

I hired a violin-cello duo from Duo d’Amore to play at my wedding at Cave Springs Vineyard, and they did an absolutely stunning job! Not only was the quality of their playing exquisite, but Matthew worked very closely with me on some custom arrangements, including playing the Indiana Jones theme song during the recessional as a surprise for my husband (he’s a huge fan!). Matthew sourced the necessary sheet music and helped keep it hush hush during our planning. He also customized bridesmaid’s walk-in timing to BB King’s Stand By Me for the processional. For those who don’t want custom arrangements, their catalogue is quite extensive, and includes a wide variety of classical and pop contemporary music.
Everything sounded beautiful. The duo was the perfect accompaniment for my ceremony, and we received many compliments from our attending guests. Would absolutely recommend them! Penelope, bride

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Our #1 requested pop song (it’s not what you think!)

How do custom arrangements elevate a wedding ceremony?

Custom music arrangements can elevate a wedding in many ways, starting with the fact that they are uniquely tailored to the couple’s preferences, style, and personality. The music can reflect the couple’s love story, their cultural heritage, or any other special meaning that they want to convey through their wedding ceremony and reception.


Moreover, live custom string arrangements add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any wedding, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for the guests. The sound of a live string quartet, for example, can create a beautiful and intimate ambiance that sets the tone for the rest of the wedding.


Custom arrangements also give couples the flexibility to choose music that perfectly matches the mood and theme of their wedding, from traditional classical pieces to contemporary pop songs. This allows them to create a cohesive and memorable experience for their guests, making them feel like they are part of something truly special and unique.


Finally, live custom music arrangements add a sense of class and professionalism to a wedding. Professional musicians are skilled at reading the crowd and adjusting the music to fit the moment, creating a seamless and enjoyable musical experience that will leave guests talking about the wedding for years to come.

How many can you create per event?

In general, we can create 1-2 arrangements per event.

Which ensembles can you arrange for?

We can create string arrangements for all of our ensembles, though some songs are better with a string quartet rather than a soloist, duo or trio. Again, we can offer our opinion and advice regarding this.

What string ensembles do you offer?

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, intimate pop music performances

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-our most popular ensemble for pop songs

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 versatile pop ensemble

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 in Banff, AB

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, dating 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 and enduring 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 and 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

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