Airport Hotel – Last Minute String Trio

Okay, I’m guessing you’re thinking “an airport hotel, seriously!” I usually feel that way about airport hotels. . . until then I saw the Hilton Boston Logan airport hotel.

It’s a really nice venue for weddings, not to mention super convenient for your guests who fly in from other parts of the country.

Beth Rolfe, the event coordinator, is an absolute pleasure to work with. She’s organized, accessible when you need questions answered, and coordinates the vendors effortlessly. Marissa and Gregg decided to have ceremony/cocktail hour musicians only three weeks before their wedding date.

Wedding planner Terri Altergott (www.somethingborrowedsomethingnew.com), a fellow member of New England Wedding Professionals, asked if I could provide a string trio. Of course, we were already booked to play for two other weddings that day so I knew it would be tricky to find the right musicians. Luckily, our “subs” (violin, viola and cello) were able to step in.

Just a word about Intermezzo “subs”. They are all top notch players who freelance on a regular basis. I would never ask anyone to play who isn’t an accomplished musician and comfortable playing our wedding repertoire. Marissa sent a lovely note thanking me for the beautiful music as well as the professionalism of the last minute ensemble.

In case you’re wondering, they played Bach “Air” and Pachelbel “Canon” for the processionals; “Autumn” from the Vivaldi Four Seasons was the recessional. Cocktail hour included classical, tangos, rags, waltzes, old jazz standards, and a few contemporary popular tunes.

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