East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Granite Links Golf Club Wedding in Quincy, MA

June 28, 2019

Emily & Dan

Ensemble: Stax | Seven Piece
Photographer: Somerby Jones |

An inspiring June wedding at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble left absolutely everything out on the dance floor!

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East Coast Soul was fortunate to be invited to join Emily & Dan for their stunning Granite Links Golf Club Wedding in Quincy, MA.

Introductions and Preprations for Emily & Dan's Big Day

Emily & Dan first reached out to us in January of 2018. East Coast Soul actually performed at the groom's brothers wedding several months prior. The bride emailed with "I can honestly say anytime someone brings up that wedding people start raving about you." Of course, we're thrilled to join for another family event! Our preparations for the big day began well ahead, with Emily & Dan expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the big day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Emily & Dan 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 Quincy, MA and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Granite Links Golf Club 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

One aspect of our preparations involves outlining exactly what portions of the big day East Coast Soul will be involved with. For this wedding in particular, Emily & Dan were also looking for East Coast Soul to help out for their ceremony. Emily & Dan 's ceremony started at 5:30 pm on and took place The Lawn at Granite Links Golf Club. East Coast Soul prepared a a Solo Guitar performance and One Wireless Mic and One Lavalier Mic for speeches. Following East Coast Soul performing approximately 30 minutes of “prelude” music as guests arrived, the ceremony took place. Emily & Dan provided a beautiful collection of songs for us to perform for the ceremony:

  • Prelude: James Taylor
  • Processional: James Taylor – Carolina on My Mind
  • “Bride’s Entrance”: Zac Brown Band – Free (performed by the Best Man)
  • Recessional: The Band – Atlantic City

Granite Links Wedding - Bride Dancing

Cocktail Hour

As is common, East Coast Soul was asked to provide cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a great opportunity for the bride and groom to relax after the heightened emotions of the ceremony. We contribute by providing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, We provided a Piano/Sax Duo and and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.

Granite Links Wedding - Toasts

Reception

In a majority of weddings, East Coast Soul is asked to provide MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Granite Links Golf Club Wedding was no different. The guests of honor danced in to the sounds of Teenage Dream by Katy Perry with the wedding guests cheering them in.

The couple’s First Dance

The groom and bride's first dance is consistently 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. Emily & Dan danced to I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Mark Jones, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. With this portion of the evening finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

our dance performances often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get folks 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 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 & Dan for having us at their beautiful June wedding at Granite Links Golf Club! And thank you to Somerby Jones for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Granite Links Wedding - First Dance

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Granite Links Golf Club, perhaps in Quincy, MA? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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