A beautiful wedding at the Waterville Valley in Waterville Valley, NH where East Coast Soul's Atlantic ensemble definitely made some new best friends!
East Coast Soul was fortunate to be brought to join Samantha & Winston for their stunning Waterville Valley Wedding in Waterville Valley, NH.
Preprations for Samantha & Winston's Big Day
Our planning for the wedding day began well ahead, with Samantha & Winston offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Samantha & Winston were heavily involved in this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.
Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Waterville Valley, NH and took care of the normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for Waterville Valley weddings. 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.
In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.
As is common, East Coast Soul was requested to perform cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a great opportunity for the bride and groom to relax after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by performing a variety of relaxed music for guests to listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.
In a majority of celebrations, the band is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the weddings. This Waterville Valley Wedding was no different.
The bride and groom’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 part of the wedding complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Atlantic ensemble returned to the stage.
our shows commonly kick off with vintage material. We've found this is a great way to get folks relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then transitioned 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 Samantha & Winston for having us at their beautiful October wedding at Waterville Valley!
More New Hampshire Weddings
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A stunning September wedding at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in Whitefield, NH where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a tough time saying goodbye to this particular group of guests!
August 1st, 2015
An amazing August wedding at the The White Mountain Hotel & Resort in North Conway, NH where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble blew the roof off the place!