A heartwarming November wedding at the Rivermill at Dover Landing in Dover, NH where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble left absolutely everything out on the dance floor!
"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 blessed to be invited to join Lauren & Jacob for their stunning Rivermill at Dover Landing Wedding in Dover, NH.
Preprations for Lauren & Jacob's Big Day
Our planning for the wedding day began many weeks prior, with Lauren & Jacob sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding day (preparation is a key part of our process). Lauren & Jacob were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.
Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Dover, NH and took care of the normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for Rivermill at Dover Landing 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 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 intense emotions of the ceremony. We contribute by providing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.
In a bulk of wedding celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This Rivermill at Dover Landing Wedding was no different.
The groom and bride’s First Dance
The couple's first dance is almost always one of the most emotional parts of the wedding day. It's an opportunity 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 as short a break as possible, 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 Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. 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 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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