• Ariana Strings

Personalizing Your Wedding Music

With a world full of music out there, it's easy to personalize your wedding day to reflect you and your love story. We have a variety of ensembles and a huge library filled with custom-arranged classical music and pop songs that add a touch of elegance to any occasion. For Gretchen and Eric, they chose our string trio to perform for their wedding ceremony. Their videographer, Alyson, was so kind to share their ceremony footage with me and to edit it into a special video so we could have a memory of their wedding day.

For prelude music, they asked for a mix of classical music and light romantic songs to delight guests as they arrived. The moment Alyson Films captured is our performance of the second movement of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nactmusik ("A Little Night Music").

During my performance consultation with Gretchen and her mom, I gathered the most important ceremony details and made recommendations about what length of songs fit best with the number of people in their bridal party. They opted to combine the parent processional and bridal party processional into one to hear more of one song: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

Then, Gretchen selected the absolute wedding favorite, Pachelbel's Canon in D. It is a classic for a reason! The way it opens with the iconic solo cello line and builds by adding each instrument is unforgettable.

Gretchen and Eric asked us to perform a short musical interlude after the vows so they could take in the moment. When I saw their wedding video, I was so delighted to see how happy it made them!

For the recessional, Gretchen asked if we could create an upbeat version of When You Wish Upon a Star from Disney's Pinnochio. It's such a luscious harmony that we played up-tempo, which gave it a celebratory and romantic feel.

Lastly, as the newlyweds met their families in the receiving line of bubbles, we performed upbeat pop favorites like Wouldn't it Be Nice by The Beach Boys. Joyful music to escort them off to their wedding celebration.

Vendor team:

Wedding reception venue: Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park

Wedding Planner/Designer: Creative Concepts by Lisa

Photographer: TBM Photos

Videographer: Alyson Films LLC

Musicians: Ariana Strings LLC

Flowers: Flowers by Justine

Dress: The Wedding Embassy

Limo: Gateway Limo

Caterer: Coastal Gourmet CT

Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone Weddings