East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Private Residence Wedding in Mattapoisett, MA

August 25, 2018

Abby & Josh

Ensemble: Stax | Nine Piece
Photographer: Elizabeth LaDuca |

An unbelievable August wedding at the Private Residence in Mattapoisett, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble definitely made some new best friends!

East Coast Soul was blessed to be invited to join Abby & Josh for their stunning Private Residence Wedding in Mattapoisett, MA.

Preprations for Abby & Josh's Big Day

Our planning for the wedding day began well ahead, with Abby & Josh offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Abby & Josh were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.

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

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 often the case, 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 heightened emotions of the ceremony. We do our part 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, we is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Private Residence Wedding was no different.

The bride and groom’s First Dance

The newly married couple's first dance is traditionally one of the most unforgettable parts of the wedding day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this part of the evening complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul dance performances commonly kick off with vintage 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 Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, and more dominated the outset of our performance. We then moved 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 Abby & Josh for having us at their beautiful August wedding at Private Residence! And thank you to Elizabeth LaDuca for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Ready to Learn More?

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

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