A heartwarming wedding at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble absolutely brought the house down!
East Coast Soul was fortunate 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 big day began many weeks prior, with Emily & Trevor expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the big day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Emily & Trevor were heavily involved in this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.
Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Brownfield, ME and took care of the normal 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 great opportunity for the bride and groom to relax after the intense 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 John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.
In a majority of celebrations, the band is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding was no different.
The couple’s First Dance
The groom and bride's first dance is almost always one of the most unforgettable parts of the big day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the evening finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After as short a break as possible, East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble returned to the stage.
our performances often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get everyone up on the dance floor with songs they know and love. Artists like Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then transitioned into performing music 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!