Ariana Strings Reviews

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46 Reviews for Ariana Strings

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Glenn M Hyatt · Married on 11/24/2019

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    Great Experience

    Ariana was great to work with. We went with a trio and they sounded fantastic, we received many compliments on them (and there are several professional musicians in my family). Planning was simple and she was very responsive to any emails or questions.

    Sent on 12/23/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind testimonial, Glenn! We had a wonderful time performing for your wedding and I'm just so happy to hear that you had a great booking experience. Thank you again! Congratulations and best wishes!!
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    Sydney · Married on 10/19/2019

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    Highly recommend!

    Ariana Strings was absolutely incredible! They provided the music for our ceremony and it could not have been any more beautiful! They are extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. We HIGHLY recommend them for your big day! You won't regret it!!

    Sent on 10/28/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Sydney! We had such a wonderful time performing for you and we are so grateful that you included us in your wedding day. Congratulations and best wishes!
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    Dayle · Married on 09/14/2019

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    Absolutely fabulous!

    I would highly recommend hiring this ensemble. Not only are they affordable, they are true professionals and wonderful to work with. They added the perfect touch of elegance and class to my wedding and cocktail hour. Thank you, Arianna!!!!!

    Sent on 10/03/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Dayle! It was such a pleasure to perform for your sunset wedding at Water's Edge. It was really special and we had a lot of fun. Congratulations and best wishes to you and Per Erik!
  • Liz

    Liz · Married on 08/10/2019

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    Beautiful music with smooth and easy set up

    They were absolutely wonderful. We chose a violin and guitar combo for our beach wedding, and it added an elegance to our ceremony that made all the guests really happy. The musicians handled everything - they had their own sound system and chose the perfect spot to set up. They communicated clearly before the day and set up with no trouble. We chose songs for the processional/recessional that weren't in their collection so it cost an extra $10 per song, but they did a *perfect* job with the arrangement so I would say it was worth every penny. They also played great songs for the rest of the time (pre-processional and post-recessional). I really like that they have samples on their website - honestly, everything about this company is easy and goes smoothly. I highly recommend Ariana Strings!

    Sent on 08/14/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Liz! We had so much fun learning your wedding music and are so glad you enjoyed our performance! Your beach wedding was so beautiful and we had a fantastic time playing. Thank you for letting us be part of your special day. Best wishes!
  • Erin

    Erin Kelly · Married on 07/18/2019

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    Amazing! Would definitely recommend

    Ariana and her team were wonderful! I looked them up on Instagram and also loved that they provided samples on their website. We had requested a couple of songs at an additional cost and they were great! We also had to change the set up before our reception and Ariana worked seamlessly with our planner to make it all works! It turned out better than we could have imagined. She was also very responsive to my requests, and easy to work with. Highly recommend!!

    Sent on 09/19/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Erin! It was our pleasure to perform for your wedding day. I especially enjoyed creating your custom set list of all classic rock and rock favorites. Thank you again for having us! Congratulations and best wishes!
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    Michael and Alyssa Flynn · Married on 06/29/2019

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    Beautiful guitar and violin duet

    Ariana Strings was a wonderful company to work with. I was nervous at first that asking them to travel from Farmington CT to Charlestown RI would be too much, but they were very willing to travel for our special day. They are extremely easy to work with during the planning process. They provide you with questionnaires with everything they need to know... which also made sure I was on track with with my venue and dj In the planning process. A week or two before the wedding they send out an overview to make sure everything is still the same for you to review and make any last changes. She reached out to my venue and set everything up for the day of so I did not have to be involved at all. Very professional. The violin and guitar duet was perfect and our guests complimented what a lovely touch it was to the ceremony and cocktail hour. They loved the pop songs they played. Overall super easy to work with and very worth the price!

    Sent on 07/06/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Alyssa and Michael! I strive to make wedding music the easiest part of every couple's wedding and I am just over the moon that you're happy with my planning process! We had such a wonderful time performing for you. Thank you so much for having us. Congratulations and best wishes!
  • Erin

    Erin Malley · Married on 06/09/2019

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    So amazing!

    We are so happy we chose Ariana Strings to play at our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding! Ariana is so sweet and lovely to work with. She was super supportive and responsive when choosing the songs for our ceremony, and was more than happy to learn new songs for what we specifically wanted. She and her team are so talented! Would absolutely book her again.

    Sent on 06/14/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Erin!! It was our *absolute* pleasure to work with you and to be able to bring our music to your wedding day. Thank you so much for having us. Congratulations and best wishes!
  • Sarah

    Sarah · Married on 06/09/2019

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    Created the perfect ambience!

    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!

    Sent on 11/19/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so so much, Sarah! It was really an absolute pleasure to perform for you and to be a part of your wedding day. It means the world to me to hear that you're so thrilled with my planning process and that you're happy with our performance. Thank you for having us! Congratulations and best wishes :)
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    Stacy · Married on 06/01/2019

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    Amazing String Trio! Pleasure to work with!

    Ariana and her team were wonderful! I had a custom song done for my wedding ceremony- they learned it and played it beautifully! It far exceeded my expectations. She was also very responsive, and easy to work with. I highly recommend Ariana Strings!

    Sent on 10/15/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so so much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure to bring our music to your wedding day. I'm over the moon to hear that you were happy with our arrangement of Keith Urban's "Your Everything". It was so nice to be able to get to know that beautiful song! Thank you again for having us. Best wishes to you and David!
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    Kelly Bednarz · Married on 06/01/2019

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    We loved our music from Ariana Strings!

    I highly recommend Ariana Strings for your wedding. She was so easy to work with and the music was beautiful during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Our guests loved it!

    Sent on 06/02/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Kelly! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your wedding day. Thank you so much for having us. Best wishes!!
  • Gretchen

    Gretchen · Married on 06/01/2019

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    Best String Trio For Your Wedding

    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.

    Sent on 01/13/2020

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Oh my goodness, thank you so so much, Gretchen! It was our absolute delight to be a part of your wedding day. We'll never forget Eric's sweet vows counting all the special moments leading up to your wedding day. We're over the moon that you're so happy with us! Congratulations and best wishes!
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    Jessica · Married on 05/18/2019

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    Gorgeous music, easy to work with

    The biggest regret of our wedding was not being able to listen to Ariana during cocktail hour! The music for the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We added a custom arrangement for our recessional, and working with her to get it started was very easy. My guests have all raved about how perfect her song choices were during cocktail hour, and how beautiful the preformance was. We would definitely recommend Ariana to anyone looking for live music!

    Sent on 05/24/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We had so much fun playing for your ceremony and cocktail hour. Performing "The Office Theme" was our favorite and your guests were an absolute delight! It was such a pleasure to meet you and to be part of your wedding day. Thank you for having us.
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    Kevin Merritt · Married on 04/21/2019

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    So. Worth. It.

    We were delighted from start to finish! Added Soooo much to our event!

    Sent on 04/22/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! It was our pleasure to perform for your Easter services. Best wishes!!
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    Jennifer · Married on 09/28/2018

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    Booking a string duet was a last minute decision for us and I am so thrilled that we did! Heading the string duet play during my ceremony was truly magical and helped complete my fairytale wedding ! Ariana was so helpful in answering questions and worked along side our organist to ensure that the music was coordinated during my ceremony ! I had a special request song and Ariana made it happen! I am forever grateful with the way everything went . Selecting songs was quite easy as Ariana provided a list of suggestions !

    Sent on 10/09/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Jennifer! My cellist and I had such a lovely time performing for your ceremony and we are so glad to hear that you are happy with our work! It was such a pleasure to be a part of your wedding. Thank you again for having us! Congratulations and best wishes!
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    Alyssa · Married on 09/07/2018

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    We booked Ariana Strings on pretty short notice, but despite our lack of planning, Ariana rose to the occasion and was an absolute rock star with planning, music suggestions and any general requests or questions we had. We ultimately booked a trio, and they helped make our church ceremony elegant and modern.

    Sent on 10/09/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Alyssa! We had such a wonderful time performing for your beautiful wedding ceremony. Thank you again for having us. Congratulations and best wishes!
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    Jazzmine · Married on 08/17/2018

    5.0
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    Absolutely Amazing

    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. Guest raved about the elegance having them there added. Would highly recommend them to any future bride and groom (or any special event).

    Sent on 12/12/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Jazzmine!! Meeting you was such a pleasure and we are just thrilled that you loved our performance. Thank you so much for having us as part of your special day. Congratulations and best wishes!!
  • Melissa

    Melissa · Married on 08/05/2018

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    A perfect element to our ceremony!

    Hiring Ariana was an easy decision we made while planning our wedding. She was very helpful, professional and very accommodating to our special requests. Up until the day of, she kept in contact, had multiple calls to ensure everything was correct which put our minds at ease. I put her up to the ultimate task to play a country song while I was walking down the aisle and “Despacito” for our 6 year old. She NAILED it!! Having musicians play during the ceremony brought a sophisticated element to the wedding and made it more personal. Even if you hire a DJ or band, do not overlook Ariana Strings and her ensembles.

    Sent on 10/19/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Melissa!! We had SO much fun learning that new arrangement of Despacito and we're so happy that you enjoyed it as much as we did! It was such a pleasure to work with you and to be a part of your incredibly beautiful wedding. Congratulations and best wishes!
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    Marissa · Married on 08/03/2018

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    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!!

    Sent on 08/10/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Marissa! We had a wonderful time meeting and performing for you and your lovely guests. It means the world to us to hear that our performance was so memorable! It was truly a pleasure to meet you and be a part of your wedding. Thank you again for having us. Congratulations and best wishes!!
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    Michael · Married on 07/14/2018

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    Absolutely spectacular performance by a strings trio at our wedding! The bride walked down the aisle to "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol, which is more or less "our song", and EVERYONE was crying. Simply stunning. We're so sorry that when we were whisked away to take pictures, that we didn't get to say hi and congratulate you all on a job incredibly well done! Thank you all! --Mike & Jillian Kane

    Sent on 07/16/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Mike and Jillian!! We had a wonderful time performing for you. It was such a pleasure to work with you and hearing that we made such an impression on your wedding day is just the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for your kind words - it means the world to us!
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    Viktoria · Married on 06/15/2018

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    Ariana and her team were incredible at our ceremony and cocktail hour! From the very beginning she was very easy to work with, professional and super helpful. We had a violin duet and it made our ceremony that much more special. We are so happy that we went with Ariana and her team, they are the best. If you are in search of a violinist, look no more!

    Sent on 08/08/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Viktoria! We had such a lovely time meeting you and performing for your wedding and it means the world to hear that we made your day that much more special. Thank you, thank you! Best wishes!
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    Shannon Sansom · Married on 06/15/2018

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    Amazing Wedding Music!

    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!

    Sent on 03/03/2019

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Wow! I am so overwhelmed by your kind words. Thank you ever so much!! It was truly a delight to be a part of your wedding and to get to know you both. Thank you, thank you! Thank you!
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    Chelsea · Married on 06/09/2018

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    They did a fantastic job! In planning, preparing, over all excellent! Unfortunately as the bride and groom we didn't get to enjoy the full show but the ceremony music was perfect! We wanted our first dance song translated into an instrumental for our walk down the isle and they did a great job. Thank you for making our day that much more magical!

    Sent on 06/20/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Chelsea! It was such a pleasure to get to be a part of your special day. As musicians, it was such a wonderful opportunity to expand our repertoire and perform your special requests. Thank you for booking Ariana Strings. Congratulations on your wedding and best wishes!
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    Rita · Married on 06/03/2018

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    Ariana was absolutely amazing at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour!! I had guests telling me they can listen to her all day and night! My guests were so impressed with the music choices we selected and how well she played the violin, and the guitarist was awesome!!! What a beautiful touch of elegance this brought to my wedding day! I am over and beyond thrilled and impressed how professional, friendly, and classy Ariana Strings was. I am so very pleased with her work!! THANK YOU ARIANA; For making my vision of elegance and romance come to life!! You are so talented and truly a wonderful person to work with. Thank you for making my wedding day special!! God Bless you!!! -Rita

    Sent on 06/14/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Rita! I'm over the moon! I'm so happy that we were able to bring your vision to life. We especially loved adding such a different version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" to our repertoire and playing it at your ceremony. It was such a pleasure to meet and work with you and I wish you all the best! Congratulations!
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    Rita · Married on 06/03/2018

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    Ariana was absolutely amazing at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour!! I had guests telling me they can listen to her all day and night! My guests were so impressed with the music choices we selected and how well she played the violin, and the guitarist was awesome!!! What a beautiful touch of elegance this brought to my wedding day! I am over and beyond thrilled and impressed how professional, friendly, and classy Ariana Strings was. I am so very pleased with her work!! THANK YOU ARIANA; For making my vision of elegance and romance come to life!! You are so talented and truly a wonderful person to work with. Thank you for making my wedding day special!! God Bless you!!! -Rita

    Sent on 06/14/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so so much, Rita! It was a pleasure to meet you and to be a part of your special day. I’m just over the moon hearing that you and your guests loved our performance! Thank you, thank you! Best wishes, Ariana
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    Alyssa · Married on 06/02/2018

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    Ariana + Co. did an incredible job at our cocktail hour! She was very responsive throughout the entire planning process and our guests raved about their performance. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 06/26/2018

    Ariana Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Alyssa!! Your wedding was so beautiful and we had so much fun with your guests. During cocktail hour, they often came up to us asking which classical piece we were playing or stopped to sing along with the pop song. It was really sweet! Thank you again for your kind words and for booking Ariana Strings. Congratulations and best wishes!