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Wedding 101: The Top 10 Essential Wedding Terms You Need to Know

Wedding 101: The Top 10 Essential Wedding Terms You Need to Know. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, especially when you're trying to decipher all the different terms and phrases…

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Wedding Strings Niagara: Julia + Michael photo credit Robyn Russel

Wedding Strings Niagara: Julia + Michael

 “Thank you for making such a special contribution to our day!” Julia, bride

June 7th, was truly a beautiful day—the weather was wonderful and the perfect day for a wedding ceremony. The wedding was held at the escarpment site (complete with a lovely pond) at Cave Spring Vineyards, just a few kilometers from Inn on the Twenty in Jordan. This site is particularly wonderful, as unlike the other vineyard site, this one is elevated slightly, so guests have a wonderful view of the vines and lake Ontario that is spectacular. Another interesting thing about this site, and why we love it so much, is that it backs onto the escarpment, which acts almost like an amphitheater for the instruments, reflecting the beautiful sounds of the string instruments with surprising clarity.

Julia and I spoke about the music selections, and she had a great list already planned, which worked out very well. The only suggestion I offered is to have a second song chosen in case the signing went overtime. She chose Counting Crows: Accidentally in Love which was a nice combination with the recessional song of Here Comes the Sun. It was a great day and all the guests had a wonderful time. We were happy to be a part of it!

Ceremony music selections:

Processional - A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

Signing - All You Need is Love (Beatles) and Accidentally in Love (counting Crows)

Recessional - Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)

Wedding Vendors:

Bridal Gown – Becker’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses – David’s Bridal

Tuxes – Saxon for Men

MUAH – Christina at Niagara Mobile Hair

Florist – The Watering Can

Jeweler – Spence Diamonds

Minister – Judy Kofsky

Photographer: Robyn Russell

Bakery – Inn on the Twenty Restaurant

Videographers – Elle & Be Films

DJ – Patrick’s DJ Service

Wedding ceremony musicians Niagara: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets


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Wedding Violinist Cellist Burlington: Jennifer and Stephen

 

Jennifer and Stephen’s wedding ceremony at the Waterfront Hotel in Downtown Burlington, May 17, 2014, violin and cello duo, Burlington ON

 

We initially spoke with Jennifer as sometimes happens, as they had booked a duo from another company that had to cancel for some reason or another, and we were happy to fill in and perform for her wedding ceremony in downtown Burlington at the Waterfront Hotel. As we subbed in at the last minute, the couple already had their wedding ceremony songs picked out (classical) for the violin and cello duo. They also hired our string ensemble to perform at the cocktail hour immediately following the ceremony, and their only request was to keep the music laid back and fun, and our violinist and cellist performed a mixture of music including several fun pop arrangements.

 

 

Processional -  Pachelbel  Canon in D

 

Signing - Bach  Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire

 

Recessional -  Mendelssohn   Wedding March

 


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Wedding String Ensemble Calgary: Cavelle and Harry

Our violin and cello duo had a great time performing for this wedding, as everything went smoothly and sounded beautiful. We started by performing the classic Pachelbel’s Canon for the wedding party and bride, continuing on to Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria during the signing (a beautiful piece and ideal for the signing of the register) and finishing off with a well chosen and upbeat Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke.

Processional: Pachelbel: Canon
Signing: Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Recessional: Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Hotel Arts, Calgary
Wedding planner: www.lynnfletcherwedings.com


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String Ensemble Vancouver: Andrea and Russell

String Ensemble Vancouver: Andrea and Russell

Our violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet play many different kinds of events, though most often, we are hired to perform for a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and sometimes the dinner as well. It’s not very often when we are hired only for the cocktail hour, but it is actually refreshing to play after the ceremony has ended, as we did at the Cecil Green Park House in Vancouver. This is a great option for brides and grooms that perhaps have the music sorted out for the ceremony, but want something special and unique, as well as upbeat and fun for the cocktail hour. As always we enjoyed every minute and received lost of compliments from the guests!

Bride’s Hair: Jinesa McCaw from Pamper Me Pretty

Bride’s Makeup: Jinesa McCaw from Pamper Me Pretty

Photography and photo credit: Blu studios

Wedding Dress: St. Patrick

Florist: Stephanie Dieleman

Cocktail party musicians Vancouver: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet


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