A lovely wedding at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble definitely made some new best friends!
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 planning for the wedding began many weeks prior, with Emily & Trevor sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Emily & Trevor were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.
Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Brownfield, ME and began our standard load-in and sound check for Stone Mountain Arts Center weddings. We get a lot of questions about the logistics of loading in to any given venue. 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 intense emotions of the ceremony. We contribute by providing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.
In a majority of celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Stone Mountain Arts Center Wedding was no different.
The bride and groom’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 portion of the evening complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble circled back to the stage.
East Coast Soul dance 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 Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then moved 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 Emily & Trevor for having us at their beautiful December wedding at Stone Mountain Arts Center!