Katie & David at Glen Manor in Portsmouth, RI
Katie and David chose Intermezzo’s violin/cello duo to provide ceremony and cocktail music for their July wedding at Glen Manor, a beautiful French chateau-style mansion, designed by John Russell Pope, who was also the architect for the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Portsmouth Historical Society has volunteers who manage this lovely home, with a resident event coordinator for special events. We’ve had the pleasure of playing for several weddings on the great lawn overlooking the water.
Prelude music included selections by Handel, Bach, Mozart, Purcell, Mouret and Beethoven. The first processional was “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” for a bridal party consisting of grandparents, the groom’s parents, mother-of-the-bride, maid of honor and a flower girl who was escorted by her dad because she was shy about walking down the aisle. (If you’re including small children, keep in mind that they may be frightened by so many people and need an adult to walk down the aisle with them.)
Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusic by Mozart was the bride’s processional. The recessional was the very upbeat “Alla Hornpipe” from Handel’s Water Music. We played a mix of light classical, old jazz standards and Broadway favorites during cocktail hour.