An inspiring wedding at the Twin Lake Village in New London, NH where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble laid down an unforgettable performance!
East Coast Soul was grateful to be brought to join Prita & Mac for their stunning Twin Lake Village Wedding in New London, NH.
Our groundwork for the wedding began well ahead, with Prita & Mac expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the wedding (we always leave an excess of time for preparation). Prita & Mac were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.
Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to New London, NH and began our standard load in and sound check process for Twin Lake Village. 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.
Part of our groundwork involves outlining exactly what portions of the wedding East Coast Soul will be involved with.
For this wedding in particular, we learned that Prita & Mac were also interested in East Coast Soul to provide ceremony music. In this case, Prita & Mac 's ceremony was held at Twin Lake Village. After East Coast Soul provided approximately 30 minutes of “prelude” music as guests found their seats, the ceremony began. Specially, we provided a Soloist performance for the processional, bride’s entrance, recessional.
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 contribute by performing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, we provided a and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.
In a majority of weddings, we is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This Twin Lake Village Wedding was no different. With introductions complete, we moved into into the bride and groom’s first dance. The first dance is consistently one of the most unforgettable parts of the wedding. It's a chance for the couple to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the evening complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After resting briefly, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned.
In many weddings, we are also asked to perform the couple's parent dances. This is a chance for the bride and groom to spend a couple minutes on the dance floor with their father and mother. In this case, the bride and her father danced together. The groom and his mother shared a dance as well. Parent dances are a great way to start the performance portion of the evening. We generally ask for the attention of the guests to start. We then often ask them to join the couple and their parents on the dance floor, and then move directly in to the rest of the performance.
Our performances often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get folks up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, 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 Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. 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 Prita & Mac for having us at their beautiful September wedding at Twin Lake Village!
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