East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Private Residence Wedding in Little Compton, RI

August 31, 2019

Lea & Ryan

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece
Photographer: Wild Souls Studio |

An exquisite August wedding at the Private Residence in Little Compton, RI where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble found it nearly impossible to say goodbye to this particular group of guests!

East Coast Soul was fortunate to be brought to join Lea & Ryan for their stunning Private Residence Wedding in Little Compton, RI.

Preprations for Lea & Ryan's Big Day

Our groundwork for the wedding began months in advance, with Lea & Ryan offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding (preparation is a key part of our process). Lea & Ryan were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Little Compton, RI and took care of the normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for Private Residence 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.

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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 unwind after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We contribute by providing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more.

Reception

In a bulk of receptions, the band is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Private Residence Wedding was no different.

The groom and bride’s First Dance

The bride and groom's first dance is almost always one of the most emotional parts of the wedding. 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 dance performances often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get guests relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, 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 Lea & Ryan for having us at their beautiful August wedding at Private Residence! And thank you to Wild Souls Studio for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Private Residence, perhaps in Little Compton, RI? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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