East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Shelburne Farms Wedding in Shelburne, VT

September 29, 2018

Mary & Daniel

Ensemble: Stax | Seven Piece
Photographer: Ashley Largesse |

A heartwarming September wedding at the Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble absolutely brought the house down!

East Coast Soul was blessed to be asked to join Mary & Daniel for their stunning Shelburne Farms Wedding in Shelburne, VT.

Preprations for Mary & Daniel's Big Day

Our groundwork for the wedding day began well ahead, with Mary & Daniel sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Mary & Daniel were heavily involved in this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.

Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Shelburne, VT and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Shelburne Farms 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.

Cocktail Hour

As is common, East Coast Soul was asked to provide cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a great opportunity for the bride and groom to relax after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by performing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

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In a bulk of weddings, the band is asked to provide MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Shelburne Farms Wedding was no different.

The bride and groom’s First Dance

The couple's first dance is consistently one of the most meaningful 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 complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

our performances commonly kick off with vintage material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get guests 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 transitioned into playing tunes 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 Mary & Daniel for having us at their beautiful September wedding at Shelburne Farms! And thank you to Ashley Largesse for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

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