East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Ochre Court Wedding in Newport, RI

October 10, 2015

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece

A heartwarming wedding at the Ochre Court in Newport, RI where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble found it nearly impossible to say goodbye to this particular group of guests!

East Coast Soul was fortunate to be invited to join this beautiful couple for their stunning Ochre Court Wedding in Newport, RI.

Preprations for the couple's Big Day

Our preparations for the wedding began months in advance, with the bride and groom offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). The bride and groom were heavily involved in this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Newport, RI and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Ochre Court 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.

Band Playing - Ochre Court Wedding - Rhode Island Wedding Bands

Cocktail Hour

As is often the case, East Coast Soul was asked to provide 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 providing 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.

Guests Dancing - Ochre Court Wedding

Reception

In a bulk of weddings, the band is asked to provide MC services for the formal portions of the weddings. This Ochre Court Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The 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. With this part of the evening 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

East Coast Soul shows commonly kick off with vintage material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get folks up on the dance floor with songs they know and love. Artists like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then transitioned into playing tunes 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 this beautiful couple for having us at their beautiful October wedding at Ochre Court!

Band Playing - Ochre Court Wedding

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Ochre Court, perhaps in Newport, RI? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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