First things first: Congratulations on your engagement! We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of your wedding day. Planning a wedding is no easy feat (Been there!) and I'm here to help!
I genuinely enjoy what I do and strive to give each of my couples an out-of-this-world experience. It's my mission to provide you with talented artists who will give you incredible music and a phenomenal experience from start to finish.
I know you're researching and comparing a ton of vendors and considering everything carefully - it's overwhelming! So, I'm answering your biggest questions right here to make things super easy for you. My goal is to make wedding music the easiest part of your planning.
Who are you? How does this work?
Hi! I'm Ariana, the owner and lead violinist of Ariana Strings LLC. I'll be the friendly face answering all your emails as well as your one and only coordinator, there to help you every step of the way. Over the years, I have fine-tuned (pun intended) my way of organizing all the details and helping my couples plan their ceremony and music.
I'll incorporate your style preferences and personality so our music complements your wedding vision. Need help? I have a ton of resources and will be happy to guide you. Weddings are our specialty, so we've got you covered.
Since 2010, my team and I have performed for hundreds of weddings and will take care of every single detail to make sure your wedding is perfect. You can count on us to go above and beyond in every aspect: from helping you with music selections to coordinating cues with your vendor team, we are on top of it.
Wait... so is it just you? Who performs on my wedding day?
I can only play one instrument at once, so I have cultivated an incredible team to play with me. Ariana Strings exclusively feature the talents of professional, conservatory-trained musicians. Our players are all over Connecticut's premier concert stages: with Hartford Symphony, Eastern CT Symphony, New Haven Symphony, in the pit of Phantom of the Opera North American tour and so many more. We bring the concert stage to your wedding day.
We perform everything from traditional classical wedding music to today's Top 100, making sure to provide the highest level of professionalism and that unique touch of elegance. It is our honor to bring the highest level of musicianship and artistry to your wedding day.
We love our couples and they love us too! We've won The Knot's Best of Wedding Award (2014-2022), been inducted to The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, won Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Award (2016-2022), and Best of Hartford 2021-2022. We have also been featured as a leading wedding musicians in notable online and print publications, including Connecticut Bride Magazine, Carats & Cake, Connecticut Magazine, The Hartford Courant (The Best of Hartford Awards), and Glittery Bride.
What songs do you play?
We play All the Hits from 1645 to Today
Wedding music is a wonderful opportunity to showcase who you are as a couple. Our versatile ensembles perform wedding favorites from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Eras as well as jazz standards, Disney songs, pop music, classic rock, and today's Top 100. If you have your heart set on a unique song, I’ll be happy to have a custom arrangement made especially for you. Check out our videos (below) and on the main music video page.
How do we get started?
It is our honor to bring the highest standard of excellence from the concert stage to your wedding day. Please explore my website (check out our videos, song lists, set lists, offerings). My website includes some general package information and starting rates. For an official quote, please use the contact page.
We generally book 1-2 years in advance.
Happy wedding planning!