East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Willowbend Country Club Wedding in Mashpee, MA

May 12, 2018

Maura & Brian

Ensemble: Stax | Seven Piece
Photographer: Heather Chick Photography |

A charming May wedding at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble left absolutely everything out on the dance floor!

East Coast Soul was fortunate 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 groundwork for the big day began many weeks prior, with Maura & Brian expressing a variety of musical and logistical preferences with us for the big day (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Maura & Brian were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.

Once the big day arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Mashpee, MA and moved swiftly through our standard 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.

Ceremony

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

Willowbend Country Club Wedding - Bride Dancing

Cocktail Hour

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 do our part by performing a variety of relaxed music for guests to listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davies, and more.

Willowbend Country Club Wedding - Band Playing

Reception

In a lion's share of wedding celebrations, the band is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the receptions. This Willowbend Country Club Wedding was no different.

The bride and groom’s First Dance

The groom and bride's first dance is invariably one of the most meaningful parts of the big day. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this part of the evening finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After a quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

our shows often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get guests 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 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 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!

Willowbend Country Club Wedding - Getting Down

Ready to Learn More?

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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