An exquisite wedding at the Waterville Valley in Waterville Valley, NH where East Coast Soul's Atlantic ensemble had a night to remember!
East Coast Soul was fortunate to be invited to join Samantha & Winston for their stunning Waterville Valley Wedding in Waterville Valley, NH.
Preprations for Samantha & Winston's Big Day
Our groundwork for the big day began many weeks prior, with Samantha & Winston offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the big day (preparation is a key part of our process). Samantha & Winston 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 Waterville Valley, NH and began our standard load-in and sound check for Waterville Valley 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 asked to provide 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 listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.
In a lion's share of weddings, we 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 groom and bride's first dance is consistently one of the most meaningful parts of the big 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 often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get folks relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then transitioned into performing music 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 Samantha & Winston for having us at their beautiful October wedding at Waterville Valley!
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