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 my mission to provide a high quality, musical experience for all couples by bringing the concert stage to your wedding day. It is my core belief that 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 my mission to support classical musicians by providing quality work that serves as a creative outlet which respects their time, talents, and commitment to their craft; and to provide an abundance of 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!"