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 amazing August wedding at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble laid down a truly unforgettable performance!

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

Preprations for Megan & Tyler's Big Day

Our groundwork for the big day began well ahead, with Megan & Tyler sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the big day (preparation is a key part of our process). Megan & Tyler 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 Topsfield, MA and began our standard load-in and sound check for Willowdale Estate 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.

Cocktail Hour

As is often the case, East Coast Soul was requested to perform 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 listend to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

Reception

In a bulk of weddings, we is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the celebrations. This Willowdale Estate Wedding was no different.

The couple’s First Dance

The couple's first dance is traditionally one of the most emotional parts of the big 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 quick break, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble circled back to the stage.

Dance Party

East Coast Soul shows often start with older material. We've discovered this is an excellent approach to get folks up on the dance floor with songs they're familiar with. Artists like Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. 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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