The St. James room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza was the setting for Jackie and Mike’s June wedding. All of the function rooms at the hotel are beautiful and unique but the St. James is the most intimate. There is an adjoining room that’s perfect for cocktail hour with French doors between the two spaces. We were able to play for the ceremony on one side of the door and move quickly to the other side, enabling us to begin playing cocktail hour music almost immediately.
Tracy Gavin is in charge of wedding coordination for the hotel and, as usual, was great to work with. The bride and groom live in Atlanta and the brides’ parents are from Colorado so planning for the entire event was accomplished via email and phone. Jackie and Mike chose a Jewish tune called “Hitra’ut for the bridal party entrance. “Canon” was the bride’s processional, which we continued to play while she circled the groom. Mouret “Rondeau” was the recessional. A mix of classical, old jazz standards, tangos and rags were played during cocktail hour.