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Wedding Bands, Wedding Planning, Weddings

We’re Certified By The Guide!

June 28, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve been hand-picked as a Certified Vendor by Here Comes The Guide, a highly respected publication and one of the most comprehensive wedding planning resources available to brides and grooms!

Spend a few minutes browsing The Guide online, and you’ll see the great care they take to provide inspiration, information, and references for each crucial part of a couples’ wedding. From venues to vendors, bridal shows to dress design, The Guide’s online resources help couples navigate through the daunting task of planning their own perfect wedding from scratch. Couples find peace of mind knowing that each of their recommendations have been carefully curated by a tight-knit group of wedding professionals using real reviews and references, personally collected from past brides, grooms and clients. It’s no small feat getting Certified by The Guide; take it from their motto:

“We only list wedding vendors that we’d recommend to our own sisters, brothers, and best friends.”

That’s a high standard to live up to when it comes to serving you and your loved ones on the happiest, most special day of your life– and we welcome the challenge each time. We’d like to thank The Guide for our Certified Vendor badge, as well as being their featured entertainment recommendation for weddings in Southern California, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii.

For more information about their certification process, and a full list of all their Certified Vendors, please visit The Guide today!

Celebrating with Daniel and Carlye at the Majestic in downtown LA

Written by Symeon Tzvetkov.

Wedding Bands

Spotlight: Meet Stefan Poole

April 17, 2018

As we dive into the 2018 wedding season, we want to take a moment to introduce the latest addition to the Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment team, Stefan Poole!

While Stefan is new to BME&E, he’s a seasoned vocalist, band leader, and emcee with a world of experience under his belt. Raised between Italy and the US, Stefan has taken his voice around the world, performing with renowned acts like Andy Grammer, Jack & Jack, and Bridgit Mendler.

Stefan’s influences include legends like Prince, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Our couples and clients are drawn to his radiating youthful energy that allows guests to fall in love with the classics all over again. As a versatile singer, Stefan can moves effortlessly between old and new, mixing Bruno Mars next to Bob Marley, and Justin Timberlake alongside Frank Sinatra. For Stefan, it’s all about connecting with the audience using the universal language of music.

   Be sure to check out his performance reel below, and get in touch with us today to book the Stefan Poole Band for your big day!

Written by Symeon Tzvetkov.

Weddings

A Beautiful Wedding for Jaclyn and Danny at the Langham Huntingon, Pasadena

March 26, 2018

If you are looking for a magnificent venue for your own big day, the prestigious Langham Huntington in Pasadena is a worthy consideration. Last month, the Langham played host to Jaclyn and Danny Lim’s beautiful wedding, and one of our most spectacular shows to date. The evening began as guests took to the lawn of the breathtaking Horseshoe Garden, to witness the couple take vows and tie the knot in a traditional Christian ceremony.

After enjoying cocktails in the courtyard, guests met us in the stunning Georgian Ballroom for the newlyweds’ grand entrance and first dance, which we accompanied with Ronan Keating’s “When You Say Nothing At All.” Spirits were high as we led Danny and Jaclyn in their father/daughter and mother/son dances, to “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion and “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel.

As the evening carried on through dinner, we invited the guests to celebrate with us on the dance floor, where we entertained them with pop, R&B, and classic rock hits, old and new. Between Golden Age classics like The Doors’ “Touch Me”, and irresistible contemporary hits like Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”, our guests paid tribute to their most cherished memories with a dazzling evening of new ones.

All photos courtesy of Jennifer Fujikawa Photography.

Written by Symeon Tzvetkov.

Parties!, Venues

Allstate Rocks the Revolution with MJ and Ben Mallare’s 11-Piece Party Band

March 15, 2018

Last month, we were pleased to bring our full 11-piece show band to the magnificent Palm Springs Convention Center for Allstate’s “Rock the Revolution” party. Attended by nearly 200 employees, the party took place in the ornate Primrose Ballroom, where guests were treated to a exquisite buffet spread, before settling in for a Grammy-style awards ceremony commemorating their workplace achievements. The celebration then commenced as a Michael Jackson impressionist took to the dance floor to our own MJ medley, starting with “Billie Jean”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, and “PYT”.

The King of Pop then invited the guests to join in on the fun, kicking off a dance competition, where guests shook it loose for a chance at some prizes.

As the evening continued, our signature 10-piece band kept the floor alive and grooving with party hits old and new, from Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” to hip-hop cuts like Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” and 2Pac’s “California Love”, led by one of our lead singers, Evan Saucedo.

All in all, it was a night of smooth grooves and high spirits not to be forgotten any time soon. We look forward to our next occasion celebrating with Allstate!

All photos courtesy of Josh Owens Photography.

Article written by Symeon Tzvetkov.

Parties!

Bridal Shower in Castro Valley

June 16, 2015

Our friends Jamie and Dan decided to throw a joint Bridal Shower for a newly engaged couple. We have to admit, we’d never been part of an event like this before, but one of Jamie’s friends put it best as she took in the lavish setting – “Jamie is such a class act!” The event was both elegant and a ton of fun. Guests were welcomed to specialty cocktails handmade by Jamie’s close friends. As the live music began, guests made their way onto the patio where tables were set with white rose tablecloths and gold dining chairs.

IMG_5162Lunch was served by Hosted by Annette Catering, a company Jamie loves and uses often. Following the meal (and a few more cocktails, of course), we kicked the music up a notch and really started the party. Guests danced to some of our new additions like “Shut Up And Dance” and “Honey I’m Good,” as well as some of our other favorite folk-pop songs that fit the mood perfectly.

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It was certainly an event to write home about! We loved our time with this wonderful group and cannot wait to celebrate with them again.