​Glen Manor House Wedding in Portsmouth, RI

October 8, 2016

Cara & Kevin

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece

A charming wedding at the ​Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble found it nearly impossible to say goodbye to this particular group of guests!

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

Preprations for Cara & Kevin's Big Day

Our planning for the wedding began many weeks prior, with Cara & Kevin expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the wedding (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Cara & Kevin were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Portsmouth, RI and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for ​Glen Manor House weddings. Being prepared for load-in and set-up at any given venue is a critical part of our workflow. 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 requested to perform cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a great opportunity for the bride and groom to relax after the intense 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.

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Reception

In a lion's share of wedding celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to provide 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 invariably one of the most unforgettable parts of the wedding. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this part of the evening complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After as short a break as possible, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul shows commonly kick off with vintage 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 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 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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