Stunning & Elegant: Diana & Michael Tie the Knot at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
A couple months ago, we had the distinct pleasure of providing the musical entertainment for Diana and Michael’s big day. The wedding was held at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, well known as one of the most exclusive 5-star hotels on the strip. The guests consisted of about 50 of the couple’s family and close friends, who had gathered from all over the country.
The ceremony took place in one of the ballrooms, with music provided by a small string ensemble. Guests then moved into the foyer for the cocktail hour, before heading into the larger ballroom for the reception.
After the Grand Entrance (“Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors) and first dance (“It Had To Be You” by Frank Sinatra), we took the guests on a journey of the last sixty years in popular music, playing everything from The Four Seasons to Michael Jackson to Bruno Mars. The guests ranged from 5 years old at the youngest, to mid-80s at the most seasoned! We provided a little something for everybody, finding a common ground for guests of all ages on a few universal classics, such as “Shout” by Isley Brothers “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder, and “Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Some of our younger guests loved our medley of top 40 hits, including “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, and “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift.
They were perfect, literally perfect. Through all our questions, requests, demands, inquiries, concerns, rescheduling, on and on and on, they were nothing but gracious, professional, prompt and courteous. Then they showed up and rocked the hell out of absolutely everyone. My wife and I, and every single one of our guests, give them the highest praise possible. And the cherry on top, they let me get on stage and jam with them. We had Ben and his band, which we clearly highly recommend dishing out the extra money for and locking in. Perfect.
The number one priority my bride and I wanted for our wedding was for a night full of dancing--not people begrudgingly on their feet, but truly having the best time on the dance floor. Ben Mallare absolutely delivered that for us. Since getting back from our honeymoon, the first thing people say to us is "that band you had was the best wedding band we've ever seen". If you are reading this review, don't waste another minute--book Ben Mallare--you'll be so glad you did. PS--they even learned a house/electronic song for us by request--they can truly do it all
The entire wedding, we were (and still are) so proud to share the Ben Mallare name and are thrilled we could share our day with them. We could go on and on about how much fun the dance floor was, how engaging the band was with guests, how great the music was, etc., but you should take all of that as an absolute given. Ben Mallare’s band brings together truly talented, hard working and fun musicians. We knew music was going to be a very important part of our wedding weekend and we wanted the absolute best of the best, and we have only the highest recommendation for everything Ben Mallare.