East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Shelburne Farms Wedding in Shelburne, VT

September 29, 2018

Mary & Daniel

Ensemble: Stax | Seven Piece
Photographer: Ashley Largesse |

A breathtaking September wedding at the Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had an incredibly time that will *not* soon be forgotten!

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

Preprations for Mary & Daniel's Big Day

Our preparations 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 take our preparation process extremely seriously). Mary & Daniel were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.

Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Shelburne, VT and began our standard load-in and sound check 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 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 listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

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In a lion's share of wedding celebrations, we is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This Shelburne Farms Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The newly married couple's first dance is invariably 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 part of the evening finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul shows commonly kick off with vintage material. We've found this is a great way to get guests relaxed and dancing with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, 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 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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