Tower Hill Botanical Garden Wedding

Tower Hill Botanical Garden was the perfect wedding venue for Miranda and George.

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There’s a beautiful expansive lawn that’s perfect for ceremonies and flowers always blooming no matter what time of year. In June the colors are truly amazing!

The processionals for the bridal party and bride were “Canon in D” and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”. The recessional was “In My Life” by the Beatles. We moved indoors for cocktail hour and played a mix of classical and contemporary popular music. There’s an attached patio so guests can easily step outside to enjoy the spectacular view.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

String Quartet at Danversport Yacht Club

Early June can be iffy for weather but Liz and Rob got lucky with a perfect day. Danversport Yacht Club has a gazebo next to the water that serves as a lovely backdrop to ceremonies. It’s surrounded by flower beds and hanging baskets (so pretty!).

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We had fun working with their friend and “day-of” officiant, Andy. He did a great job even though he was a little nervous. Liz and Rob chose Handel “Air” for the bridal party entrance and “Canon in D” for Liz’s walk down the aisle. Rob’s daughter was the flower girl. “Trumpet Voluntary” was the recessional.

Cocktail hour was held on the patio next to the banquet room. We played mostly old jazz standards and Broadway tunes.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Hillary & Dan’s Hotel Marlowe Wedding

Hillary and Dan selected Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge as their wedding venue. It was a good choice since there’s a nice park for ceremonies right across the street.

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We lucked out on the weather since a storm was due. The rain held off long enough for Hillary to make her way slowly down the aisle. (She broke her ankle a week before the wedding!)

Rabbi Meszler was the officiant for this lovely wedding. It was great working with Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative, too.

The prelude consisted of a variety of classical and Jewish music. The couple requested that we play “What a Wonderful World” just before the processionals began. The bridal party entered to “Canon in D”. Hillary chose “Bridal Chorus” (Here Comes the Bride). The recessional was “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”. We moved into the hotel for cocktail hour and played mostly popular songs including “God Only Knows”, “I’m Yours, and “When I’m Sixty-four”.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

 
Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Lindsay & Christopher at Joan of Arc Church

Joan of Arc in Orleans on Cape Cod is a beautiful contemporary church and — good news for summer weddings — it has air conditioning! That’s something couples often forget to consider when they select a ceremony site. It can be both hot and humid during the summer so it’s really nice to have the option of AC.

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Another plus, Joan of Arc provides a coordinator for the wedding processional and this always makes a huge difference. Everyones’ walk down the aisle goes smoothly and the musicians don’t have to skip a beat. The mothers’ bridesmaids, ring bearer and flower girls all processed to Handel “Air”. The bride walked down the aisle to “Canon in D”.

Lindsay and Christopher chose to have a string trio accompany our singer. The offertory song was “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and communion was “Ave Maria”. The recessional was “I Want To Hold Your Hand”. (It’s a good idea to always check with your priest before selecting a popular song as many churches don’t allow them.) We enjoyed working with Father Fitzpatrick on this full mass wedding.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Wequassett Resort May Wedding

May is usually a perfect month for weddings on Cape Cod. Missy and Jay chose to have their ceremony on the lovely Wequassett Resort lawn next to Pleasant Bay.

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You can’t find a prettier view!

We were a trio with violin, cello and trumpet for both ceremony and cocktail hour. The processionals were “Trumpet Voluntary” for the bridal party and “Canon in D” for Missy.

We played “Arioso” for the memorial moment to remember Missy’s dad. It’s a good choice when you don’t know how long you’ll need the music to last. We can easily adapt it to fit unity candle lightings, sand mixings, etc.

“Trumpet Tune and March” was the recessional. It’s a great, upbeat ending to the ceremony. And we had a lot of fun playing old jazz standards and popular songs during cocktail hour.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Early May Wedding at Lynn Woods

Melissa and Forrest chose the garden at Lynn Woods for their wedding ceremony. Although the flowers were not yet in bloom, the wooded setting was a lovely backdrop for a very happy celebration.

This was all about family, with Melissa’s stepfather officiating. (We had played for his wedding to Melissa’s mom several years ago – a second wedding for the bride and groom – with all their adult children as groomsmen and bridesmaids.)

I played solo cello for Melissa and Forrest. Prelude music included such favorites as “Prelude from Unaccompanied Suite for Cello, No. 1″ and “Air” by Bach as well as Handel’s “Air”. The processionals were “Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke and “Canon in D” by Pachelbel. Handel Bourree was played during the planting of a rosebush ceremony. Allegro from “Spring”. “The Four Seasons” was the recessional.

The reception was held at Finz Restaurant in Salem, MA.

Good luck with your wedding plans.
Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

April Wedding at The Wequassett Resort

We are so lucky to play for weddings at The Wequassett Resort in Harwich. Laruen and Kevin chose this venue for their late April wedding. I never get tired of the spectacular view that serves as the backdrop for outdoor events.

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It was a cool but sunny day which allowed us to be on the lawn. Of course, the recently rebuilt terrace is always a great “Plan B” in case it’s cold or raining. It’s a much larger space for guests to enjoy and offers the same fabulous view as the lawn.

The bride and groom have Irish roots so asked us to play some Irish tunes during both the prelude and cocktail hour. We have a book full of these fun songs and always have a good time playing them. Family member Robert served as officiant, making it a very personal ceremony.

Processionals were “Canon in D” for the bridal party and Vangelis “Hymne” for the bride. We played “Arioso” for the unity sand mixing that was included in the ceremony. (We have several good pieces that can be shortened to fit a unity candle lighting, water or sand mixing.)

“La Rejouissance” was the recessional. Cocktail music included more Irish tunes plus Beatles’ songs, Van Morrisson, “Field, of Dreams Theme.” We played “Falling” from the movie and show “Once” as a special request from the bride and groom after they finished taking photos.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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