A charming wedding at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School in Duxbury, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble just crushed it!
East Coast Soul was grateful to be invited to join Emily & Kevin for their stunning Duxbury Bay Maritime School Wedding in Duxbury, MA.
Preprations for Emily & Kevin's Big Day
Our planning for the big day began many weeks prior, with Emily & Kevin expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the big day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Emily & Kevin were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.
Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Duxbury, MA and carried out our normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for Duxbury Bay Maritime School 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 common, East Coast Soul was asked to provide 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 listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.
In a lion's share of receptions, we is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Duxbury Bay Maritime School Wedding was no different.
The couple’s First Dance
The newly married couple's first dance is traditionally one of the most emotional parts of the big day. It's a chance 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 circled back to the stage.
East Coast Soul dance performances often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach 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 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 Emily & Kevin for having us at their beautiful September wedding at Duxbury Bay Maritime School!