East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Mad River Barn Wedding in Waitsfield, VT

July 6, 2019

Ally & Ellis

Ensemble: Stax | Seven Piece
Photographer: Leslie Swan |

An inspiring July wedding at the Mad River Barn in Waitsfield, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble absolutely brought the house down!

East Coast Soul was fortunate to be brought to join Ally & Ellis for their stunning Mad River Barn Wedding in Waitsfield, VT.

Preprations for Ally & Ellis's Big Day

Our preparations for the wedding day began well ahead, with Ally & Ellis sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Ally & Ellis 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 Waitsfield, VT and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Mad River Barn 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.

Mad River Barn Wedding - Guests Dancing

Cocktail Hour

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 intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by providing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, cocktail hour took place Outdoor patio adjacent to main pavilion. We provided a Playback and and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

Mad River Barn Wedding - Giang

Reception

In a lion's share of celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Mad River Barn Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The newly married couple's first dance is almost always one of the most emotional parts of the wedding day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. Ally & Ellis danced to Real Love Baby by Father John Misty, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. With this portion of the evening finished, 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

As part of our preparation process, we like to get a sense of what the bride and groom are excited to hear. Ally & Ellis Were a huge help here, giving us a ton of great input. Soul/Funk Ariana Grande Lizzo - Juice Proud Mary Prince Earth Wind & Fire Queen Michael Jackson Whitney Houston

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 Ally & Ellis for having us at their beautiful July wedding at Mad River Barn! And thank you to Leslie Swan for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Mad River Barn Wedding - First Dance

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Mad River Barn, perhaps in Waitsfield, VT? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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