A charming wedding at the Hill Farm Inn in Sunderland, VT where East Coast Soul's King ensemble definitely made some new best friends!
East Coast Soul was grateful to be invited to join Sarah & Andrew for their stunning Hill Farm Inn Wedding in Sunderland, VT.
Preprations for Sarah & Andrew's Big Day
Our preparations for the wedding began months in advance, with Sarah & Andrew sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding (preparation is a key part of our process). Sarah & Andrew were heavily involved in this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.
Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Sunderland, VT and carried out our normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for Hill Farm Inn weddings. Our process for loading in and setting up at any given venue is a big part of our preparation process. 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 performing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.
In a bulk of celebrations, we is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Hill Farm Inn Wedding was no different.
The couple’s First Dance
The groom and bride's first dance is almost always 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 wedding complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's King ensemble circled back to the stage.
East Coast Soul shows 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 Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, 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 Sarah & Andrew for having us at their beautiful August wedding at Hill Farm Inn!
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