Shannon & Tory
"Ariana Strings is hands down the most incredible musical addition to one’s wedding. From the moment we first interacted with Ariana she was personable, communicative, and invested in making sure that the details of our wedding were everything that we dreamed. She and her colleagues are some of the most musically talented people we have ever met, and our guests were so impressed by their performance throughout moments of our wedding. Their existing repertoire was extensive, and they were more than willing to learn any new songs that they had not yet performed as a group. Ariana was also extremely helpful in aiding us to select songs and was clearly very experienced and knowledgeable. Their accompaniment to our ceremony and cocktail hour was exactly the elegant element that put our wedding over the top, and Ariana and her colleagues were some of the loveliest, friendliest people we had met – we felt as if we were working 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!"
Maryelizabeth & Chris
"10 reasons to why you need to book Ariana Strings now
No words, but SO Many words. If you don't have time to read this, just get the take away message- Run to your phone, your emails-- and hire Ariana Strings.
Here are 10 reasons why you must hire Ariana Strings:
1. Ariana is the nicest, most supportive, kindest, talented person
2. She has an army of kind, talented performers
3. She is responsive, professional, and helpful-- not only about music, about the whole wedding process
4. She is compassionate and will take all your small details into consideration
5. They have an extensive playlist from Bach to Swift
6. They have many different teams of players- from guitars, to just strings, quartets, trios, duos
7. You get the vibe, She genuinely loves what she does
8. She has an innate ability to make you feel everything is going to be perfect.
9. It never feels like work, it feels like home
10. Because there is no one better."
Gretchen & Eric
"I am super late to the review game as a 2019 Bride, but hoping I can still catch some of you 2020 and 2021 brides to say HIRE ARIANA!
My title is deceiving in that Ariana has many options for your wedding, instrument and composition wise. What I chose for my wedding was a String Trio consisting of a cello, violin and viola to play at my ceremony at the church. It was the best decision I made for my ceremony. The music was beautiful and Ariana and her musicians are passionate and extremely talented. They were professional, but also caring and supportive on the best day of our lives.
I found Ariana and Ariana Strings through my wedding planner, Creative Concepts by Lisa. Ariana’s website from the get-go got me hooked. She has a list of dozens and dozens of songs she can play with her various sets of musicians. She also is open to suggestions if a song is not listed you would like played. After hiring Ariana I was fortunate enough to have a FaceTime call with her where my mom and I had the privilege of listening to her play some of the songs I was thinking for my ceremony. That call was so magical and beautiful and her playing alone made my mom and I tear up.
Throughout my whole wedding process, Ariana was organized and responsive, making sure she knew my whole ceremony backwards and forwards. She stayed on top of finding out who her cues to start playing at certain times of the ceremony were coming from and made me feel relaxed and confident that my ceremony music was all taken care of.
I cannot recommend Ariana and Ariana Strings more as the most perfect wedding ensemble to have at your wedding."
"We hired Ariana for a violin duet for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. It was supposed to be outside but Hurricane Elsa rained is out. That did not stop Ariana. The music felt even more intimate inside and just as beautiful. All the guests were raving about how nice the music was and were excited to recognize songs. Ariana is super detailed and very organized which is any bride’s dream! Her music made us feel so special on our special day. Book her now."
Kassondra & Christopher
TerryAnn & Mike
"First, if you only read one sentence – Ariana was amazing and I’d recommend her services in a heartbeat. When planning our wedding, my wife and I picked a venue first and Ariana second. Having a string quartet was my wife’s childhood dream and it was a non-negotiable subject – so while I had little choice in the matter, I can’t reiterate enough how wonderful Ariana and her team were. We picked mostly contemporary (pop) songs that translated beautifully to the string quartet – if you’re considering a string quartet or have a wife that is making you get one, please consider Ariana, they were excellent."
Sarah & Evan
"When I had thought about my wedding, there were a few things I knew that I really wanted—one of them was string instruments for the ceremony. I am so grateful to have found Ariana! Ariana and her fellow musicians were just fantastic. Ariana herself was so helpful in figuring out how many musicians made sense for our wedding and her tips on how to choose the ceremony music were so helpful. My fiancé and I were pretty overwhelmed by the choices and which ones would create the right feeling, but her tips really guided us and helped us feel confident. On the day of, I recurved so many compliments from our guests on the quality of the trio (several guests were professionals themselves!) and Ariana and her team really toned everything perfectly and helped create just the ambience we were hoping for. The other bonus was that Ariana had played at our venue (Barns at Wesleyan Hills) before so I had no worries about any coordination the day of. Thank you so much, Ariana! My only regret is not having her stay during the cocktail hour!"
Jade & Malcolm
"I had Ariana play the violin for my wedding ceremony at the Wadsworth Mansion in June. Her amazing talent set the tone for my wedding, and everyone could not stop talking about how awesome she was. Ariana was so sweet, patient, and professional. She helped me pick the perfect songs for my special day, and played them beautifully. I'm so happy I chose her, and I'd choose her again!"
"Ariana and her incredible team of musicians played during our ceremony and cocktail hour this weekend. They made our dreams come true with absolutely beautiful music to accompany those special moments. From the time we first contacted Ariana to our wedding day, she was warm, responsive, and just fantastic to work with. Thank you!!"
Kara & Becca
Jazzmine & Don
"Ariana Strings was amazing. A perfect addition to our special day. From the moment I heard them play at a wedding expo (John Legend which bought me to tears) I knew we HAD to have them. Ariana was flexible in my song choices and even let me make selections that were not originally offered. Guests raved about the elegance of having them there. Would highly recommend them to any future bride and groom or any special event. "
"Ariana and her team were a delight! They sound even better in person than they do online. Both my husband and father love classical music, so we were so looking forward to their performance; they did not disappoint. Our wedding took place last Friday and our guests are still raving about their performance. They really took the elegance and beauty of our ceremony and cocktail hour up a notch. I cannot recommend them enough!!"
Marissa & Matt
Kaitlin & Frank
"Ariana and her string trio were absolute perfection at our wedding ceremony. She was super professional and responsive to any questions I had throughout the planning process. Her music during our ceremony really added to the beauty of the day and was such a gift. I would choose her again and again for any function – not just a wedding!"
Kelly & Brian
"Ariana was amazing!! Ariana played a beautiful solo while my wedding party and I walked down the aisle. It was a surprise to my husband. We are both musicians so I knew it would be a real tear-jerker for him. He told me how beautiful it was the entire trip to the venue in our limo together. I'm so glad I had Ariana be a part of my wedding. She was so professional and even fixed a few sound/technical problems that I had left her with by accident. I also really loved the time we spent together during our consultation. It was the first time I had anyone explain to me what my timeline should be like for the wedding day. I had no idea what I was doing until I met up with Ariana. Oh so beautiful. All in all... 5 stars!"
Corey & Jack
"Hiring Ariana Strings was one of the best decisions we made for our big day! She was professional and prompt from day one. She made music suggestions for our big day and we're so happy we listened to her expert advice. She is a true professional and knows her stuff! We wanted a truly magical moment as guests arrived to our historic venue and Ariana Strings made that happen with beautiful string music as soon as guests walked in. The guests were raving about the strings and how romantic and magical it made the day. Hiring Ariana Strings was one of the best decisions we made for our big day!"
Andie & Emily
"Ariana Strings contributed (in a huge way) to our magical wedding. Set in a garden in Ridgefield, CT, Ariana and the rest of the musicians in the quartet were not only professional, but true artists. It was wonderful to have our evening enhanced by their sound. Throughout the planning experience, Ariana was attentive and easy to work with. She and her fellow musicians have done so many events that their calm and organized nature made working with them stress-free. I highly recommend them on all levels."
Cristine & Cliff
"Ariana and her team are professional, and extremely talented! They were so easy to work with, and very responsive. I would highly recommend using them for your wedding or event! Their music was absolutely beautiful, and really helped set the mood of our special day. I was nervous at first not having an organist for hymns, but Ariana knew how to play the one I wanted and it was amazing!"
Elizabeth & Andrew
"Ariana is a true professional and a beautiful person inside and out. Her playing was gorgeous and helped make our ceremony extra special."