Laura & Rick’s Four Seasons Hotel Wedding

It’s always a treat playing at the Four Seasons Hotel. Laura and Rick’s elegant July wedding was in a room overlooking the Boston Garden.

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Adam Herndon, from Park Street Church, officiated. Processionals were Handel “Air” for the Moms, ringbearers and flower girls and “Trumpet Voluntary” for Laura’s walk down the aisle. The couple chose the very cute, kid-friendly theme from “Up” for the recessional.

Cocktail hour was in the foyer with a mix of light classical and old jazz standards.

We enjoyed working with Philip Deschamps and photographer Lauren Killian McCarthy, a fellow Boston Wedding Group member.
Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Brigid & Jeffrey’s Chandler Hovey Park Wedding

Marblehead’s Chandler Hovey Park, overlooking the ocean, is a perfect location for wedding ceremonies.

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It’s public so there may be other people around the area, enjoying the breezes and view, but they are usually some distance away. It’s close to the Corinthian Yacht Club, which most couples use as their reception site.

The processional for the bridal party was “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Brigid chose “Canon in D” for her entrance. We played “Ave Marie by Shubert during the Unity Sand Ceremony (a good alternative to candle-lighting when outdoors.)

“Ode to Joy” and “La Rejouissance” were the recessionals.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

Kristen & Kevin at the Wequassett Resort

Our string trio had the pleasure of playing for Kristen and Kevin’s Wequassett Resort wedding.

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June is a perfect month to be on Pleasant Bay and this day was fantastic. We enjoyed working with officiant Ann Geagan.

We started with classical music for the prelude. The couple chose “Bittersweet Symphony” and “A Thousand Years” for the processionals. Kristen had a large wedding party — grandparents, parents and nine bridesmaids — and decided to stick with one song for everyone. We’ve often played a separate song for grandparents/parents and another for bridesmaids. There’s no set way to do this so go with what you like best.

The recessional was “Better Together”. We continued to play popular songs for cocktail hour, too.

Kalson Pang, head of catering and events at the Wequassett, coordinated this lovely wedding.

Good luck with your wedding plans.

Carol Premack
Musician/Manager
Intermezzo Chamber Players

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

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