Leah & Oran’s Copley Westin Hotel Wedding

Boston’s beautiful Copley Westin Hotel was the setting for Leah and Oran’s wedding. Rabbi Terri Bard officiated at the traditional Jewish ceremony.

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We played “Stairway to Heaven” as the bridal party began to enter. Three grandmothers were escorted down the aisle, followed by four bridesmaids and four groomsmen. Next came Oran’s parents, who walked halfway down the aisle, waited for his entrance, and then escorted him the rest of the way to the altar.

Leah, escorted by her parents, entered to “Canon in D”. The movie theme “Up” was the recessional. What a fun way the end! Cocktail hour was mostly old jazz standards with a few contemporary popular songs, too. Our flute, violin and cello trio had a great time playing at this lovely wedding.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Mollie & Martin at St Anthony’s in Cohasset

Our violin, viola and cello trio had a great time playing in beautiful St. Anthony’s Catholic church in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

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Mary Rooney, the church wedding coordinator, was great to work with. Her cue to play the first processional was very clear, something that’s so important if bridal party entrances are to go smoothly. Be sure to find someone to do this job if your church doesn’t have a coordinator.

We played classical music during the prelude. Processionals were “Canon in D” for the two mothers’ entrances. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” was played for the bridal party. Mollie chose “Trumpet Voluntary” for her walk down the aisle. Bach “Arioso” was played during the unity candle lighting. The recessional was “La Rejouissance”. We continued to play classical selections until everyone exited the church.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Willowbend Country Club String Trio Wedding

Lucky Michelle and Brian had gorgeous weather for their wedding at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee on Cape Cod. Willowbend has a lovely area on the lawn for ceremonies and a huge covered two level patio for cocktail hour.

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Terry Morris is in charge of events and does a terrific job putting all the pieces together for a smooth and beautiful celebration.

Our string trio played Bach “Air” for the bridal party. Michelle walked down the aisle to Pachelbel “Canon”. “La Rejouissance” was the recessional. It’s an upbeat piece that makes a good ending to ceremonies.

We played a selection of classical music for cocktail hour, since the bride and groom were big fans. We also included some of their favorite opera arias.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

DeCordova Museum String Duo Wedding

Paulita and Mike chose the beautiful DeCordova Museum for their wedding ceremony and reception.

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Our violin/cello duo was recommended to them by their event planner, JennieDee Hertello of JD Designs. We loved working with everyone to create the perfect wedding. Rabbi David Kudan, with whom we’ve collaborated many times, was the officiant.

The bridal couple chose “Danza Pastorale”, from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, for the entrance of the bridal party. Paulita walked down the aisle to Romanza from “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, by Mozart. The recessional was a very upbeat and happy “Simon Tov”, with guests clapping in time with the music.

Cocktail hour included a mix of classical, old jazz standards, tangos, rags, and a few popular contemporary songs.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Lauren & Jeff at the Wequassett Resort

Lauren and Jeff’s wedding was long-planned for the oceanside lawn of the Wequassett Resort in Harwich, MA. And, as sometimes happens on Cape Cod, it rained. Fortunately that isn’t a huge problem at the Wequassett and the ceremony was moved to the shelter of a terrace overlooking Pleasant Bay. We all stayed dry and the backdrop was still spectacular.

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The bridal couple had specific pieces in mind for their processionals. We played “Theme from Braveheart” for the bridal party entrances and “Edelweiss” for the bride. The three pieces played during the ceremony were Shubert’s “Ave Maria”, “Greensleeves” and “Fur Elise”. “Viva La Vida” was the very upbeat recessional. Our violin/cello duo rocked it!

Our string duo switched to a mix of classical, old jazz standards and popular songs for cocktail hour.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Allie and Will at the Seaport Hotel

Wintergarden, which is part of the Seaport Hotel complex, is a beautiful, open and bright space for wedding ceremonies. It’s across the street from the hotel entrance, so easily accessed by your guests. I particularly like the spiral staircase from which the bride or groom can make a spectacular “walk down the aisle”.

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We had a great time working with wedding planners Edna Dratch-Parker and Kasie Blanchette at Allie and Will’s wedding. Alicia Lapriore, coordinator for the Seaport Hotel, was also a big help.

Allie chose Bach “Air” for the bridal party and “Debbie” from Wonderland by Michael Nyman for her entrance. This was a Jewish ceremony so the Rabbi sang with accompaniment. The Beatles “All You Need Is Love” was the recessional.

Cocktail hour was mostly old jazz standards and contemporary popular songs from our extensive repertoire list. The bride and groom are both doctors with crazy schedules so I made sure I was easy to reach when they had time to talk.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Cello/Piano Duo at Danversport Yacht Club

May is a beautiful time to get married at the Danversport Yacht Club.

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Stephanie and James held their ceremony beside the gazebo with a large expanse of water and blue sky in the background. Our cello/piano duo enjoyed playing light classical selections during the prelude.

The bridal party walked down the aisle to “Dream” by Priscilla Ahn while Stephanie walked to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. Both are such pretty melodies. I rewrote my special arrangements of these tunes for trio and played them at two other summer weddings. The recessional was “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles.

The cocktail hour and dinner reception was held in the club ballroom where we played a mix of old jazz standards and popular songs.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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