The State Room at 60 State Street in Boston is a fabulous space for wedding ceremonies. Christina and Lee were married in the Great Room which overlooks the harbor. You can watch planes landing at Logan Airport, boats dock at Rowes Wharf, and spiders crawl outside of the window. (I’m told that spotting these high-climbing arachnids is pretty unusual given the windy conditions on the 30th floor.)
The bridal party entered via the doorway at the back of the room while the bride descended the stairway from the mezzanine. It was very dramatic.
Christina and Lee chose the second movement from Vivaldi’s guitar concerto (arranged for string quartet), “Air” by Handel, and “Air” by Bach for the processionals. The recessional was “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles. We’ve been playing that one a lot this season.
The cocktail hour was held upstairs on the mezzanine. We played contemporary popular tunes, tangos, Broadway and old jazz standards.