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 |

A heartwarming August wedding at the Private Residence in Little Compton, RI where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble laid down a truly unforgettable performance!

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 planning for the big day began many weeks prior, with Lea & Ryan expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the big day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Lea & Ryan were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.

Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Little Compton, RI and carried out our 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.

Cocktail Hour

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 providing a variety of relaxed music for guests to listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

Reception

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

The couple’s First Dance

The newly married couple's first dance is traditionally one of the most unforgettable parts of the big day. It's a chance for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the evening complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul shows often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get everyone up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then moved 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 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!

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