East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Willowdale Estate Wedding in Topsfield, MA

August 18, 2018

Megan & Tyler

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

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

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

Preprations for Megan & Tyler's Big Day

Our preparations for the wedding began months in advance, with Megan & Tyler sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding (we take our preparation process extremely seriously). Megan & Tyler were heavily involved in this advanced planning and a huge asset throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Topsfield, MA and began our standard load-in and sound check for Willowdale Estate weddings. Our process for loading in and setting up at any given venue is a big part of our preparation process. 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 great opportunity 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 enjoy. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

Reception

In a lion's share of receptions, East Coast Soul is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the weddings. This Willowdale Estate Wedding was no different.

The groom and bride’s First Dance

The bride and groom's first dance is consistently one of the most meaningful parts of the wedding. It's a chance 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 often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get everyone 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 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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