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 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.
I've been performing for weddings and private events for over 10 years and each wedding season, I fall more and more in love. As a professional violinist and vocalist, I am lucky to have a flourishing career performing in Connecticut's premier symphony orchestras, ballets, Broadway theater tours, and operas. Performing for brides and grooms is a wonderful creative outlet, allowing me to bring my art to new audiences, visit new places, and to jam with some of the greatest musicians around. Don't get me wrong, I love Beethoven and Mozart, but rocking out to Queen and Britney Spears is a whole new level of fun.
Away from my music stand, I'm a wife and puppy mom, world traveler, spicy food aficionado, and photography newbie. I love musical theater so much that I star in shows as well as write theater reviews for BroadwayWorld.com.
The Ariana Strings team is incredibly versatile. We offer 20+ different wedding ensembles, who perform everything from classical to pop music favorites:
String Orchestra (8-14 players)
String Quintet (5 players)
String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola, & Cello)
String Quartet with Drums (2 Violins, Viola, Cello, & Percussion)
String Trio with Drums (2 Violins, Cello, & Percussion)
String Trio (2 Violins & Cello)
Electric String Trio
Flute Trio (Flute, Violin, & Cello)
Violin & Guitar Duet (Amplified & Acoustic)
Violin & Cello Duet* (Electric, Amplified, & Acoustic)
Violin & Viola Duet
Violin & Piano Duet*
Violin & Flute Duet
Singer & Piano Duet
Solo Singer (Soprano)
String Quartet + Singer
String Trio + Singer
*Choose from Electric, Amplified, or Acoustic to fit the size and space of your event beautifully.
Ariana Strings players are active professionals in the classical music industry: All conservatory-trained musicians who perform in Connecticut's most prominent symphonies, chamber ensembles, operas, and musical theater & ballet orchestras. We provide the absolute highest level of professionalism when we bring the concert stage to your wedding day.
Performing in over 80 weddings per year together, we have a unique, blended style and work together as a perfect unit. We genuinely care about our couples and go above and beyond to make sure your day is everything you've envisioned.
You'll often see us playing in groups of 2, 3, and 4, but there are actually 20 musicians on our team including core players and guest artists.
For Our Couples
It is our mission to provide a high quality, musical experience for all couples by bringing the concert stage to your wedding day. It is our core belief that all loving 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 our mission to support all classical musicians by providing quality work that serves as a creative outlet which values and respects their time, talents, and commitment to their craft; and to provide an abundance of fulfilling work so they are able to continue to build a flourishing career in the arts industry.
Features & Publications
Ariana Strings LLC has been featured as a leading wedding musicians in notable online and print publications, including Connecticut Bride Magazine, Carats & Cake, Hartford Magazine (in Best of Hartford Awards) and Glittery Bride.
On Left: Our feature in the January 2021 issue of Connecticut Bride Magazine. Click here to see more.
Stylized by Pink Olive Events
Photography by Cait Fletcher Photography
Venue: Bill Miller's Castle
Our couples love us!
"We booked a cello and violinist for our wedding, and Ariana & her team were absolutely perfect for our Aria wedding! Ariana is funny, sweet, attentive, and extremely talented! She kept it laid back and fun to pick the music, but was extremely timely and made sure she checked in on a regular basis throughout the planning process. I didn't have to worry about a thing! I can't thank her and her team enough for a beautiful start to our day! <3"