An exquisite May wedding at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had the guests screaming for an encore!
East Coast Soul was grateful to be invited to join Maura & Brian for their stunning Willowbend Country Club Wedding in Mashpee, MA.
Preprations for Maura & Brian's Big Day
Our preparations for the big day began many weeks prior, with Maura & Brian offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the big day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Maura & Brian were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and super helpful throughout.
Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Mashpee, MA and took care of the normal load-in, set up, and sound check process for Willowbend Country Club 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.
In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.
As is common, East Coast Soul was asked to provide 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 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.
In a majority of receptions, the band is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the weddings. This Willowbend Country Club Wedding was no different.
The couple’s First Dance
The newly married couple's first dance is consistently one of the most emotional 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 wedding finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After as short a break as possible, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.
our shows often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get everyone 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 moved into playing tunes 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 Maura & Brian for having us at their beautiful May wedding at Willowbend Country Club! And thank you to Heather Chick Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us!
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Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Willowbend Country Club, perhaps in Mashpee, MA? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!
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