An amazing August wedding at the The Coonamessett in Falmouth, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble found it nearly impossible to say goodbye to this particular group of guests!
East Coast Soul was blessed to be asked 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 well ahead, 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 heavily involved in this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.
Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Falmouth, MA and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for The Coonamessett weddings. We get a lot of questions about the logistics of loading in to any given venue. 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 blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.
In a bulk of weddings, East Coast Soul is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This The Coonamessett Wedding was no different.
The couple’s First Dance
The groom and bride's first dance is invariably one of the most emotional parts of the big day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the evening finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.
our performances often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get guests up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then transitioned into performing music 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 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!