An unbelievable August wedding at the The Coonamessett in Falmouth, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble just crushed it!
East Coast Soul was grateful to be brought to join Kristy & Christian for their stunning The Coonamessett Wedding in Falmouth, MA.
Preprations for Kristy & Christian's Big Day
Our planning for the big day began many weeks prior, with Kristy & Christian offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the big day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Kristy & Christian were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.
Once the big 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. 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.
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 asked to provide cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to relax after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We contribute by performing 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 lion's share of celebrations, we is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This The Coonamessett 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 big day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this part of the evening finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After as short a break as possible, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.
our shows often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get guests relaxed and dancing with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then moved into performing music 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!