An unbelievable August wedding at the Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble blew the roof off the place!
"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!!!"
August 3, 2019
East Coast Soul was grateful 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 groundwork for the big day began well ahead, with Cicely & Robert sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the big day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Cicely & Robert were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.
Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Stratton, VT and carried out our normal load-in, set up, and sound check process 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.
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 requested to perform 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 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 wedding celebrations, East Coast Soul is asked to provide MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This Stratton Mountain Resort Wedding was no different.
The bride and groom’s First Dance
The newly married couple's first dance is almost always one of the most meaningful parts of the big day. It's an opportunity 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 quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.
our performances commonly kick off with vintage material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get guests up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then transitioned 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 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!
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