September 5, 2015

Cassandra D. & James B.

Pot and Kettle
Bar Harbor, ME

Photographer: Emilie, Inc. »

Wedding – Pot and Kettle – Bar Harbor

A meticulously decorated, early fall wedding at the exclusive "Pot & Kettle" in Bar Harbor, ME, where East Coast Soul enjoyed one of its most boisterous crowds of the 2015 season.

East Coast Soul Wedding Performance at Pot and Kettle

Dan Omphroy from East Coast Soul - Pot and Kettle Wedding

Planning for a Bar Harbor Wedding

East Coast Soul was asked to perform at the Pot and Kettle Club in Bar Harbor Maine for the beautiful wedding of James and Cassandra in September of 2015. This was our first time performing in Bar Harbor at the Pot and Kettle. The views from the venue of the water were beautiful, and the staff proved friendly and accommodating.

More First Dance Shots - Pot and Kettle Wedding

East Coast Soul was also asked to provide cocktail hour music. Because of the layout of and the location of their cocktail hour, we recommended what has become our most popular cocktail hour option, our jazz duo. In this case we provided bass and keyboard to provided an authentic jazz feel. Their cocktail hour was held in an open lawn area next to the main tent, right on the water. Our musicians blazed through an hour set of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and more. When that was finished, the wedding was ready to move to the reception portion of the evening.

Bride and Groom in the Dance Circle - Pot and Kettle Wedding

In a majority of weddings, East Coast Soul is asked to provide MC services for the program portions of the evening. With introductions complete, we moved immediately into the couple’s first dance. This is almost always one of the most meaningful parts of the evening. It's a chance for the couple to take a moment for themselves. After resting briefly during dinner, East Coast Soul returned and delivered a performance.

Groom on a Chair - Pot and Kettle Wedding

Our performances often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get folks up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists likeMarvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, The Temptation were most popular at the beginning of our set list. Towards the end of the night, we ended up performing contemporary material that everyone could sing along with. Guests danced non-stop from beginning to end, and we limited our breaks to ensure people had as much time to dance as possible.