​Glen Manor House Wedding in Portsmouth, RI

October 8, 2016

Cara & Kevin

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece

An exquisite wedding at the ​Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble definitely made some new best friends!

East Coast Soul was fortunate to be asked to join Cara & Kevin for their stunning ​Glen Manor House Wedding in Portsmouth, RI.

Preprations for Cara & Kevin's Big Day

Our groundwork for the wedding day began well ahead, with Cara & Kevin sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Cara & Kevin were heavily involved in this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.

Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Portsmouth, RI and began our standard load-in and sound check for ​Glen Manor House 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.

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 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 do our part by performing 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.

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Reception

In a majority of wedding celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This ​Glen Manor House Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The bride and groom's first dance is almost always 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 part 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.

Dance Party

our performances often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get everyone 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 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 Cara & Kevin for having us at their beautiful October wedding at ​Glen Manor House!

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Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at ​Glen Manor House, perhaps in Portsmouth, RI? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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