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 beautiful August wedding at the Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, VT where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had an incredibly time that will *not* soon be forgotten!

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 fortunate 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 wedding day began months in advance, with Cicely & Robert sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding day (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Cicely & Robert were heavily involved in this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.

Once the wedding 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. 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.

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 common, East Coast Soul was requested to perform cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to relax after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by providing a variety of relaxed music for guests to enjoy listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.

Wedding: Stratton, VT (Stratton Mountain Resort)

Reception

In a majority of wedding celebrations, the band is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Stratton Mountain Resort Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The newly married couple's first dance is invariably one of the most emotional parts of the wedding day. It's a chance 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 Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul performances often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get guests 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 transitioned 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 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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