A beautiful August wedding at the The Coonamessett in Falmouth, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble blew the roof off the place!
East Coast Soul was blessed to be brought to join Kristy & Christian for their stunning The Coonamessett Wedding in Falmouth, MA.
Preprations for Kristy & Christian's Big Day
Our preparations for the wedding day began well ahead, with Kristy & Christian offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Kristy & Christian were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.
Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Falmouth, MA and carried out our normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for The Coonamessett weddings. We're often asked about our process for loading in and sound checking at various venues. 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.
In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.
As is often the case, East Coast Soul was requested to perform cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to unwind after the heightened emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by providing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.
In a majority of weddings, the band is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This The Coonamessett Wedding was no different.
The groom and bride’s First Dance
The newly married couple's first dance is traditionally one of the most unforgettable parts of the wedding day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the wedding finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.
East Coast Soul performances often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get everyone up on the dance floor with songs they know and love. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then transitioned into playing tunes by artists like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince 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 Kristy & Christian for having us at their beautiful August wedding at The Coonamessett! And thank you to Dan Aguirre for sharing these beautiful photos with us!