Monica & Tyler were very hands on when it came to deciding on their Newport beach wedding entertainment.  I met with them over a year before their wedding and showed them our 3 dance bands. Undercover, Soundwich and Candela all had a unique appeal but as soon as they said they wanted some traditional latin music I knew that Candela was the perfect choice for their Newport beach wedding!

Watch Candela’s performance from that very night:

A week later I received an email from Monica and Tyler thanking me for suggesting Candela for their Newport beach wedding.  They also took the time to leave this review of the band on

Tyler said…
Candela did an amazing job performing at our wedding! Our guests raved about the music and asked where we found this amazing band. All of the band members were extremely professional. It was clear that they had done many, many events before ours. They played well, dressed well, and were very friendly with us and our guests. Maurice was an energetic and elegant emcee, especially during the grand entrance and wedding speeches. The band as a whole played an eclectic, exciting mix of new and old English and Spanish hits that had almost all of our crowd of 200 dancing for over 3 hours! At the end of the night, we didn’t want them to stop. The light music during dinner was very relaxing. The songs we requested for the bridal party entrance, our grand entrance, and father/daughter, mother/son dance were spot on. In fact, all of the songs they played sounded very good and you couldn’t even tell that the songs were being covered. Candela’s manager, George, was very responsive and worked with us to make sure our reception was everything we wanted it to be. The band is the one thing that our guests are still talking about in regards to the wedding. We are extremely happy with Candela’s performance and we highly recommend them for anyone interested in live music at their wedding or other event. We hope to see and hear them play again soon! Definitely a 5/5 rating!

Enjoy this snapshot of their wedding day:

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Venue contact: Director of Catering at The Pacific Club; Rick Cervantes

Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography and

Entertainment: Candela | Undercover Live Entertainment