I've been performing for weddings and private events for over 10 years and each wedding season, I fall more and more in love. As a professional violinist, I am lucky to have a flourishing career performing in Connecticut's premier symphony orchestras, ballets, Broadway theater tours, and operas. Performing for brides and grooms is a wonderful creative outlet, allowing me to bring my art to new audiences, visit new places, and to jam with some of the greatest musicians around. Don't get me wrong, I love Beethoven and Mozart, but I can't help but smile each time I play tunes by The Beatles, Queen, and Journey's "Don't Stop Believing". Away from my music stand, I'm a wife and puppy mom, world traveler, spicy food aficionado, and photography newbie.
Ariana Strings players are active professionals in the classical music industry: All conservatory-trained musicians who perform in Connecticut's most prominent symphonies, chamber ensembles, operas, and musical theater & ballet orchestras. We provide the absolute highest level of professionalism when we bring the concert stage to your wedding day.
Performing in over 80 weddings per year together, we have a unique, blended style and work together as a perfect unit. We genuinely care about our couples and go above and beyond to make sure your day is everything you've envisioned.
You'll often see us playing in groups of 2, 3, and 4, but there are actually 20 musicians on our team.
The Ariana Strings team is incredibly versatile. We offer the following ensembles, who perform everything from classical to pop music favorites:
String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, & Cello)
String Trio (2 Violins & Cello)
Violin & Guitar Duet (Amplified & Acoustic)
Violin & Cello Duet
Violin & Viola Duet
Violin & Piano Duet
String Quartet + Singer
Features & Publications
Ariana Strings LLC has been featured as a leading wedding musicians in notable online and print publications, including Connecticut Bride Magazine, Carats & Cake, Hartford Magazine (in Best of Hartford Awards) and Glittery Bride.
On Left: Our feature in the January 2021 issue of Connecticut Bride Magazine. Click here to see more.
Stylized by Pink Olive Events
Photography by Cait Fletcher Photography
Venue: Bill Miller's Castle
Our Story & Mission
Once Upon a Time...
Ariana Strings unofficially began in 2012. I started performing for weddings when I was a music conservatory student. Couples began asking me more music choices and ensembles (like duets, trios, and quartets). Next thing I knew, I had performed for hundreds of weddings, created a huge music library filled with everything from Beethoven to The Beatles, and cultivated an incredible team of musicians.
Fun fact: I didn't mean to name my company after myself. My last name is quite tricky to spell and so many people listed Ariana Strings on wedding programs and vendor timelines that I just went with it!
Our musicians are active professionals in the classical music scene who perform in Connecticut's most prominent symphonies, chamber ensembles, operas, and musical theater & ballet orchestras. Performing in 70-95 weddings per year together, we have a unique, blended style and work together as a perfect unit.
For Our Couples
It is our mission to provide a high quality, musical experience for all couples by bringing the concert stage to your wedding day. It is our core belief that all loving couples deserve to have musicians that are committed to excellence and who are dedicated to making their wedding dreams a reality.
For the Artists
It is our mission to support classical musicians by providing quality work that serves as a creative outlet which values and respects their time, talents, and commitment to their craft; and to provide an abundance of fulfilling work so they are able to continue to build a flourishing career in the arts industry.
We are the Music Makers
Most of our photos are generous contributions from our couples and their photographers. Please note that a few of our musicians are not shown here only because we do not have their photos.
What our couples are saying...
Shannon & Tory, Bride + Groom
"Ariana and her colleagues were some of the loveliest, friendliest people we had met - we felt as if we were workingw with our friends. They were truly a delight to have as a part of our wedding. We will be forever grateful to have worked with Ariana and recommend her a thousand times over!"