A breathtaking June wedding at the Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, VT where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble definitely made some new best friends!
East Coast Soul was fortunate to be asked to join Kate & Jeffrey for their stunning Riverside Farm Wedding in Pittsfield, VT.
Preprations for Kate & Jeffrey's Big Day
Kate and Our preparations for the big day began well ahead, with Kate & Jeffrey offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the big day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Kate & Jeffrey were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.
Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Pittsfield, VT and took care of the normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for Riverside Farm 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 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 contribute by providing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy listening to. In this case, cocktail hour took place Tented area adjacent to the barn. We provided a Sax/Keys/Bass Trio and and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.
In a lion's share of receptions, the band is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the weddings. This Riverside Farm Wedding was no different. The bridal party set the tone by dancing in to You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates with the wedding guests cheering them in.
The bride and groom’s First Dance
The newly married couple's first dance is almost always 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. Kate & Jeffrey danced to How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. With this portion of the wedding complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble returned to the stage.
As part of our preparation process, we like to get a sense of what the bride and groom are excited to hear. Kate & Jeffrey Were a huge help here, giving us a ton of great input. Toto - Africa (the groom’s college buddies bonded over this one) Journey - Don't Stop Believin’ (groom will join on guitar, will bring his own guitar and cable) The Isley Brothers - Shout (last song of the night) Motown Whitney Houston Beyonce Justin Timberlake 90’s/2000’s Hall & Oates
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 Kate & Jeffrey for having us at their beautiful June wedding at Riverside Farm! And thank you to Sabin Gratz for sharing these beautiful photos with us!
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