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The Emotional Impact of Music on Your Wedding Day

The Emotional Impact of Music on Your Wedding Day

The Emotional Impact of Music on Your Wedding Day. Tips from our violinists cellists and string quartets and ensembles. www.duodamore.com

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Wedding Musicians Toronto: Melody and Scott Wedding Ceremony at the Ritz Carleton

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Book Wedding Musicians for 2024

Why You Shouldn't Wait to Book Wedding Musicians for 2024. Planning a wedding can be an exciting and joyful experience, but it can also be a stressful and overwhelming one.…

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Wedding Violinist Cellist Caledon: Sabrina and Sean

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…

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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

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Wedding Strings Ancaster: Ryan and Nilusha

Wedding Strings Ancaster: Ryan and Nilusha

Our string ensemble performs regularly at the Ancaster Mill, but this wedding was one of the most unique events that we have performed at the Mill. Ryan and Nilusha had their ceremony in the 1812 room, which, when you enter the Mill, is downstairs. This was our first time playing in the room, and it is both beautiful with the dark wood and fireplace, as well as the original artifacts from the mill presented in a glass display. Rooms that have some wood in them are great for carrying and enhancing the sound of string instruments and this really helped create a beautiful ambiance and purity of the violin and cello tone.

Ryan and Nilusha were interested in having a number of pop songs from our Modern repertoire throughout their ceremony, and we worked on creating the playlist below. Their ceremony was also interesting, as they combined traditional western traditions with beautiful Indian traditions for a truly memorable and wonderful ceremony.

Bridesmaids Processional: Cohen: Hallelujah

Bride Processional: Elvis: Can’t Help Falling in Love

Signing: Beatles: All you Need Is Love and Perri: A Thousand Years

Recessional: Coldplay: Viva la Vida

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Wedding String Trio Calgary: Sameer and Nastaran cocktail reception at the Fairmont Palliser, string trio July 27 2013, Calgary AB

Toronto Wedding Ceremony String Ensemble

I’m sure that Lesley and Ian had a great time planning their wedding, as we had a great time speaking with them as well as their wedding planner, Tara O’Grady from Bliss events, who was a pleasure to work with!

Leanne and Ian hired Duo d’Amore’s string duo to perform for their ceremony. As the guests were arriving and taking their seats, we the violinist and cellist performed a mixture of classical and popular selections.

Prelude from Te Deum – Charpentier Only Time – Enya Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke Trumpet Tune – Purcell Dante’s Prayer – Loreena McKennitt

During the ceremony, we performed Bach Air on the G String as the bridesmaids walked up the aisle and Bach’s Wachet Auf for the signing. For the Processional and the Recessional, Leanne ad Ian hired Ian Laing, an accomplished piper which is always a nice touch.

As the guests were exiting the Church, we had a great opportunity to resume playing a number of upbeat and celebratory pieces of music taken from both our classical and modern repertoire.

Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve Handel Hornpipe I & II from the Water Music Charpentier Prelude from Te Deum Handel Air from Water Music in F

Venue: St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe St Toronto Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets Wedding Planner: Tara O Grady of Bliss Events  Videographer: Images Transportation: A Rolls Choice Limo Piper: Ian Laing


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Strings for weddings Woodbridge: Rita and Kevin

Strings for weddings Woodbridge: Rita and Kevin

May the 18th was a popular day for a wedding, and Rita and Kevin has a lovely one! They were so easy to work with and it was just wonderful working with them. Their ceremony, which included communion, was the picture of elegance, traditional and class. In our correspondence and discussion of what music they would like at the wedding, the couple used our Sample Programs on our Quote page, and chose with Classic Mass option, adding the famous Wachet Auf, or Sleepers Awake by Bach. The entire program looked like:

Bridesmaids processional: Bach Air
Bride’s processional: Pachelbel Canon in D
Signing: Bach-Gounoud: Ave Maria
Communion: Bach: Wachet Auf
Recessional: Mendellsohn: Wedding March

Besides the Pachelbel, this was a real Bach fest! Bach ‘s music works so well because it is both comforting, as many of the melodies are well known, but also because the music is so well written, and it provides lots of interest for the guests, it is easy to walk to and it is endlessly tuneful and happy. The last music on the program was Mendelssohn’s wedding March, and it resounded as Rita and Kevin’s walked out followed by their family and friends. Congratulations!


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