Oyster Harbors Club Wedding in Osterville, MA

December 18, 2010

Maggie S. & Ryan S.

Ensemble: Stax | Ten Piece
Photographer: Meghann Gregory |

An unforgettable, mid-December wedding at the Oyster Harbors Club on Cape Cod that will forever be remembered as one of East Coast Soul's favorite performances.

Testimonial

"Based on recommendations from others, we went into our wedding with very high expectations for ECS, and somehow they managed to surpass them. The band set exactly the right mood for our wedding with a perfect selection of songs that got everyone on the dance floor. We received countless comments from family and friends regarding ECS, all with lofty praise for their performance and ability to get the wedding guests involved. In addition to their already great selection of music, the band learned several songs for us, including an Irish folk song, that made the music all the more meaningful. Additionally, the band handled the more formal aspects, like the first dance and introduction of the wedding party, with the perfect mix of class and style. Hiring ECS for the reception was one of the best decision we made and I would wholeheartedly recommend them for any wedding or event."

Ryan (Groom)

Osterville, MA
December 18, 2010

Oyster Harbors Club Wedding

One of East Coast Soul's all time favorite performances

East Coast Soul

East Coast Soul was fortunate to be brought to join Maggie S. & Ryan S. for their stunning Oyster Harbors Club Wedding in Osterville, MA.

Preprations for Maggie S. & Ryan S.'s Big Day

Our preparations for the big day began months in advance, with Maggie S. & Ryan S. expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the big day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Maggie S. & Ryan S. were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.

Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Osterville, MA and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Oyster Harbors Club 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.

Oyster Harbors Club Wedding

Cocktail Hour

As is common, East Coast Soul was requested to perform cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to relax after the heightened emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by providing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

Oyster Harbors Club Wedding

Reception

In a lion's share of receptions, we is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Oyster Harbors Club Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The couple's first dance is traditionally one of the most unforgettable parts of the big day. It's a chance for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the wedding complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

our dance performances commonly kick off with vintage material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get everyone up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then moved 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 Maggie S. & Ryan S. for having us at their beautiful December wedding at Oyster Harbors Club! And thank you to Meghann Gregory for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Oyster Harbors Club Wedding

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Oyster Harbors Club, perhaps in Osterville, MA? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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