A beautiful wedding at the Hill Farm Inn in Sunderland, VT where East Coast Soul's King ensemble left absolutely everything out on the dance floor!
East Coast Soul was grateful to be asked to join Sarah & Andrew for their stunning Hill Farm Inn Wedding in Sunderland, VT.
Preprations for Sarah & Andrew's Big Day
Our groundwork for the wedding day began months in advance, with Sarah & Andrew expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the wedding day (preparation is a key part of our process). Sarah & Andrew were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.
Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Sunderland, VT and began our standard load-in and sound check for Hill Farm Inn 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.
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 asked to provide cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a great opportunity for the bride and groom to unwind after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by providing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.
In a majority of weddings, the band is asked to provide MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This Hill Farm Inn Wedding was no different.
The couple’s First Dance
The bride and groom's first dance is consistently one of the most emotional parts of the wedding day. It's a chance for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the evening 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.
our shows often start with older material. We've found this is a great way 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 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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