An amazing wedding at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble had a night to remember!
East Coast Soul was blessed to be asked to join Emily & Trevor for their stunning Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding in Brownfield, ME.
Preprations for Emily & Trevor's Big Day
Our groundwork for the wedding began well ahead, with Emily & Trevor expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the wedding (preparation is a key part of our process). Emily & Trevor were heavily involved in this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.
Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Brownfield, ME and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Stone Mountain Arts Center weddings. We're often asked about our process for loading in and sound checking at various venues. 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 unwind after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by performing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.
In a lion's share of wedding celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding was no different.
The groom and bride’s First Dance
The groom and bride's first dance is invariably one of the most unforgettable parts of the wedding. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this part of the wedding finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble returned to the stage.
East Coast Soul performances commonly kick off with vintage material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get folks relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then moved into playing tunes by artists like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince 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 Emily & Trevor for having us at their beautiful December wedding at Stone Mountain Arts Center!