An inspiring November wedding at the Rivermill at Dover Landing in Dover, NH where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!
"I can't even begin to tell the internet how incredible this band was!! We had the Stax ensemble and they. SERIOUSLY. BROUGHT. IT. Everyone at the wedding kept talking about how beautiful the venue & decor was...until the band started playing. Then the band was all anyone could mention!!! For much of the night, I couldn't tell if we were at our wedding or a concert of the best, most danceable songs!! All the band members brought so much energy to the music - EVERYONE was on the dance floor, either fan-girling out to the musicians and singers, or breaking it DOWN with their bad selves!!! As far as communication is concerned, they are top notch. I'm a pretty detail-oriented person, and I was highly impressed with their communication throughout the wedding planning process and questions for what we wanted for sound. These guys are responsive, helpful, creative, and SO SO much fun. I HIGHLY recommend you book them...before someone else does!!!"
November 10, 2018
East Coast Soul was grateful to be brought to join Lauren & Jacob for their stunning Rivermill at Dover Landing Wedding in Dover, NH.
Preprations for Lauren & Jacob's Big Day
Our preparations for the big day began well ahead, with Lauren & Jacob offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the big day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Lauren & Jacob were heavily involved in this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.
Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Dover, NH and began our standard load-in and sound check for Rivermill at Dover Landing 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.
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 heightened emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by providing a variety of relaxed music for guests to listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.
In a bulk of wedding celebrations, we is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Rivermill at Dover Landing Wedding was no different.
The couple’s First Dance
The bride and groom's first dance is invariably 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 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.
East Coast Soul shows often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get guests relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then transitioned 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 Lauren & Jacob for having us at their beautiful November wedding at Rivermill at Dover Landing! And thank you to Jess Jolin for sharing these beautiful photos with us!
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August 1st, 2015
An unreal August wedding at the The White Mountain Hotel & Resort in North Conway, NH where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a funky good time that won't soon be forgotten!