East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Private Residence Wedding in Woodstock, VT

August 24, 2019

Lindsay & Dillon

Ensemble: Soulsville | Eight Piece
Photographer: The Light and Color |

A heartwarming August wedding at the Private Residence in Woodstock, VT where East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble laid down a truly unforgettable performance!


"Hands down-the BEST decision I made for my outdoor Vermont wedding. I planned my wedding on my own and knew that music was just as important to me as tasty food, but was not sure if a band would understand how to work with my unique and unconventional requests. I started to work with Art and immediately felt comfortable and knew I was dealing with professionals. We went with The Soulsville ensemble and they absolutely blew everyone away. We had an older crowd for guests and we were worried no one would dance, but the dance floor was packed the entire evening. More importantly to me was that I gave them a few songs I needed them to play (which they did, on time and exactly as I had envisioned) but they understood how to navigate the evening and did not need their hands to be held. When planning a wedding on your own, there are a ton of things to think about and plan but ECS was not a bother. They knew what to do and did it better than I ever could have imagined. I want to get married again just to listen to them! ECS will be your smartest and easiest decision for your wedding!"

Lindsey (Bride)

Woodstock, VT
August 24, 2019

East Coast Soul was grateful to be invited to join Lindsay & Dillon for their stunning Private Residence Wedding in Woodstock, VT .

Preprations for Lindsay & Dillon's Big Day

Our preparations for the wedding day began well ahead, with Lindsay & Dillon sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding day (preparation is a key part of our process). Lindsay & Dillon were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.

Once the wedding day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Woodstock, VT and moved swiftly through our standard 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.


In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.

Wedding: Woodstock, VT (Private Residence)

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 blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.

Wedding: Woodstock, VT (Private Residence)


In a lion's share of weddings, East Coast Soul is asked to provide MC services for the formal portions of the wedding celebrations. This Private Residence Wedding was no different.

The groom and bride’s First Dance

The newly married couple's first dance is invariably 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 portion of the wedding complete, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a super brief break, East Coast Soul's Soulsville ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul performances 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 playing tunes 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 Lindsay & Dillon for having us at their beautiful August wedding at Private Residence! And thank you to The Light and Color for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Wedding: Woodstock, VT (Private Residence)

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