East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Willowdale Estate Wedding in Topsfield, MA

August 18, 2018

Megan & Tyler

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece
Photographer: Brit Perkins Photography |

A charming August wedding at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble absolutely brought the house down!

East Coast Soul was grateful to be asked to join Megan & Tyler for their stunning Willowdale Estate Wedding in Topsfield, MA.

Preprations for Megan & Tyler's Big Day

Our planning for the wedding began months in advance, with Megan & Tyler offering a myriad of musical and logistical options with us for the wedding (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Megan & Tyler were happy to be a key part of this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Topsfield, MA and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Willowdale Estate 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 common, East Coast Soul was asked to provide 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 performing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

Reception

In a bulk of receptions, East Coast Soul is asked to take care of MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Willowdale Estate Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The groom and bride's first dance is consistently one of the most emotional parts of the wedding. It's an opportunity 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 circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

our 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 Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the outset of our performance. 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 Megan & Tyler for having us at their beautiful August wedding at Willowdale Estate! And thank you to Brit Perkins Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Willowdale Estate, perhaps in Topsfield, MA? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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