An exquisite December wedding at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!
East Coast Soul was blessed to be asked to join Claire & Scott for their stunning Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding in Cooperstown, NY.
Preprations for Claire & Scott's Big Day
Our preparations for the wedding day began well ahead, with Claire & Scott offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Claire & Scott were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.
Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Cooperstown, NY and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Otesaga Resort Hotel 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.
In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.
As is common, East Coast Soul was asked to provide cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to relax after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We contribute by providing a blend of relaxed music for guests to listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.
In a bulk of celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding was no different.
The groom and bride’s First Dance
The newly married couple's first dance is almost always one of the most unforgettable 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 wedding finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.
our dance performances often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get folks up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then moved into performing music 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 Claire & Scott for having us at their beautiful December wedding at Otesaga Resort Hotel! And thank you to Korver Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us!