East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Mad River Barn Wedding in Waitsfield, VT

July 6, 2019

Ally & Ellis

Ensemble: Stax | Seven Piece
Photographer: Leslie Swan |

A beautiful July wedding at the Mad River Barn in Waitsfield, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!

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

Preprations for Ally & Ellis's Big Day

Our planning for the wedding began many weeks prior, with Ally & Ellis offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Ally & Ellis were heavily involved in this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Waitsfield, VT and began our standard load-in and sound check for Mad River Barn weddings. We get a lot of questions about the logistics of loading in to any given venue. 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 - Giang

Cocktail Hour

As is often the case, East Coast Soul was requested to perform 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 variety of relaxed music for guests to listend to. 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 John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.

Mad River Barn Wedding - Bride Up On Shoudlers

Reception

In a majority of celebrations, we is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. 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. It's a chance 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 part of the wedding complete, 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

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 - Band and Guests

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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