East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Stratton Mountain Resort Wedding in Stratton, VT

August 3, 2019

Cicely & Robert

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece
Photographer: LightRing Productions |

A breathtaking August wedding at the Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble blew the roof off the place!

Testimonial

"I literally cannot stop talking about how amazing this band was at our wedding. I have never danced so much at a wedding and I've never seen so many people both on the dance floor and moving tables to dance on the grass around it! I truly am not just saying that because it was my own wedding - this band was the talk of the entire next morning's brunch. We had the Stax ensemble with Dan and Astha singing and they are some of the most engaging performers I've ever seen. The whole band is so immensely talented and they did an excellent job with learning our first dance song, playing really appropriate (but good!) dinner music, and then turning it UP for the dance party. They also were so awesomely accommodating about traveling and making sure all details were accounted for. Thank you ECS!!!"

Cicely (Bride)

Stratton, VT
August 3, 2019

East Coast Soul was blessed to be invited to join Cicely & Robert for their stunning Stratton Mountain Resort Wedding in Stratton, VT.

Preprations for Cicely & Robert's Big Day

Our planning for the big day began months in advance, with Cicely & Robert sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the big day (preparation is a key part of our process). Cicely & Robert were heavily involved in this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.

Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Stratton, VT and began our standard load-in and sound check for Stratton Mountain Resort 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.

Ceremony

In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.

Wedding: Stratton, VT (Stratton Mountain Resort)

Cocktail Hour

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 heightened emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by performing 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.

Couple in front of a covered bridge - Wedding: Stratton, VT (Stratton Mountain Resort)

Reception

In a majority of celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Stratton Mountain Resort Wedding was no different.

The bride and groom’s First Dance

The groom and bride's first dance is traditionally one of the most emotional 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 complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul shows often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get everyone relaxed and dancing with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, 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 Cicely & Robert for having us at their beautiful August wedding at Stratton Mountain Resort! And thank you to LightRing Productions for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Wedding: Stratton, VT (Stratton Mountain Resort)

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