East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

The Liberty Hotel Wedding in Boston, MA

June 9, 2018

Abby & Peter

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece
Photographer: Shana Sureck |

An unbelievable June wedding at the The Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!

East Coast Soul was grateful to be asked to join Abby & Peter for their stunning The Liberty Hotel Wedding in Boston, MA.

Preprations for Abby & Peter's Big Day

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

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Boston, MA and took care of the normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for The Liberty Hotel 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.

Ceremony

In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.

Sax and Guitar Ceremony - Liberty Hotel Wedding

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 unwind after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We contribute by performing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.

Black and White Ceremony Photo - Liberty Hotel Wedding

Reception

In a majority of weddings, the band is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This The Liberty Hotel 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 portion 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 shows commonly kick off with vintage material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get everyone relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then transitioned 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 Abby & Peter for having us at their beautiful June wedding at The Liberty Hotel! And thank you to Shana Sureck for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Eric Schindler on Tenor Sax - Liberty Hotel Wedding

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at The Liberty Hotel, perhaps in Boston, MA? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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