East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Chatfield Hollow Wedding in Killingworth, CT

September 7, 2019

Nicole & Peter

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece

A heartwarming wedding at the Chatfield Hollow in Killingworth, CT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!

Testimonial

"They ARE the Wedding !!! We saw them at a friends wedding and immediately knew we had to have them at ours . Especially the Stax Ensemble staring Giang Luc. He is electrifying !!! People were literally blown away by this band and we have already booked them for an office Xmas party . The team was organized in booking and capturing our style of music and very helpful with playlist for background music when the live band wasn’t playing . Literally the best wedding band ever."

Nicole (Bride)

Killingworth, CT
September 7, 2019

East Coast Soul was fortunate to be asked to join Nicole & Peter for their stunning Chatfield Hollow Wedding in Killingworth, CT.

Preprations for Nicole & Peter's Big Day

Our planning for the wedding began well ahead, with Nicole & Peter expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the wedding (preparation is a key part of our process). Nicole & Peter were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Killingworth, CT and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Chatfield Hollow weddings. Our process for loading in and setting up at any given venue is a big part of our preparation process. This is a part of the day that we take seriously, spending extra time to avoid rushing, and ensuring our gear is properly tuned for the room.

Ceremony

In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.

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Cocktail Hour

As is common, East Coast Soul was asked to provide cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a great opportunity for the bride and groom to unwind after the heightened emotions of the ceremony. We contribute by providing a blend of relaxed music for guests to listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

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Reception

In a majority of wedding celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This Chatfield Hollow Wedding was no different.

The groom and bride’s First Dance

The bride and groom's first dance is traditionally one of the most meaningful parts of the wedding. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the evening complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

our performances often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get folks relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then transitioned into playing tunes by artists like Whitney Houston, Prince, Michael Jackson and more. Finally, we ended the night 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.

Thanks so much to Nicole & Peter for having us at their beautiful September wedding at Chatfield Hollow!

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