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Dodmoor House Northamptonshire Wedding

On Saturday 30th April we had the pleasure of playing for the wedding of Kathryn and Nic at one of the best wedding venues in the country  – Dodmoor House.

This amazing venue has just won the National Wedding Awards 2016 “Wedding Venue of the Year (Countryside)” Congratulations to each and every member of the team who work so hard to make sure all their couples have the wedding they dream of!

Dodmoor House

Dodmoor WIA picture 2016

Dodmoor House is an exclusive use venue in the heart of Northamptonshire. We are very proud to be their recommended professional string quartet. From the moment couples book Dodmoor as their wedding venue, they are treated to the most amazing service. All the team members are caring, friendly and professional and attention to detail is second to none. Nothing is ever too much trouble and everything is done with a smile!

This wedding has to be one of our favourites so far – we were booked to play for the Kathryn and Nic’s ceremony, drinks reception and also their wedding breakfast (afternoon tea!)

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Real weddings – Dodmoor House

On 3rd October 2015 Ariella String Trio had the pleasure of playing for the wedding of Nicky and Lee at one of our favourite wedding venues, Dodmoor House.

We are very privileged to be one of the recommended suppliers for Dodmoor House – we know the staff and venue very well and can’t recommend them highly enough!

Although it was Autumn we were lucky with the weather and it wasn’t too cold! All the guests were able to enjoy their drinks outside and we had lots of requests for pop and rock, especially Metallica!!!

Our Bride and Groom, Nicky and Lee, were absolutely lovely – a real pleasure to work with and they had chosen some fab music! Their guests thought it was amazing that we were playing all sorts of pop and rock music!

Here are some photos I took of the wedding – some lovely work from the wedding suppliers the couple had chosen. We are really lucky to get to see the finished results of each of our couples’ months of planning!

The beautiful cake was created by Shelly from “La Belle Cake Company” who we have had the pleasure of working with many times!

Venue dressing was by Gems Celebrations – Wedding and Event Hire. We work with this company often and I am always blown away by how they transform venues! Totally professional, this company is no.1 on our recommended list!


I must admit to being a little biased about this as purple is my FAVOURITE colour!!

The flowers were beautifully arranged by “By Arrangement Floristry” 

The photographer was Rob Lunan of Welcome Photography  – lovely to finally meet him!

We were very well looked after by Delicious Catering a company we had never worked with before but our sarnies were LOVELY!! Thank you!

Of course, no wedding is ever complete at Dodmoor without the lovely Geoffrey who loves us to fuss her! She is a great favourite especially with the children at weddings!

Sometimes, at weddings and events, we get to see some really unusual sights! Thought I would share this lady’s handbag with you! I have a friend who loves PUGS so I took this photo for her! Hope you enjoy!!


Until next time…………………!!

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Ariella Strings – Official “Rock My Wedding” Recommended String Quartet!

We are simply the top string group in the UK leading the way in everything to do with the service clients receive when they book a string group for their wedding! We make our couples feel special and important and enjoy helping them choose their very own personal musical scenery for their special day!


Have a listen to our string trio playing “She” from the movie “Notting Hill”



We are recognised as being top of our field by entrepreneurs, top wedding blogs, wedding industry awards and by Bridal Magazines! Most importantly our couples have given us fabulous reviews and testimonials – we must be doing it right!!!


Anyone for Coldplay??



We are a string group recommended by “Rock My Wedding” one of the best and well loved wedding blogs in the world.



We are one of the Ultimate Wedding Magazine recommended suppliers.

Featured in Ultimate Wedding Magazine

The Ultimate Wedding Magazine is a top glossy UK Bridal Magazine BUT it is much, much more! It is ALSO the very FIRST INTERACTIVE Bridal Magazine in the UK. We are very privileged to be one of their exclusive wedding suppliers. 

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Ariella String Trio at St Mary’s Church, Woburn and Parkside Mercure Hotel – String Quartet Bedfordshire

Our wedding on 19th October took us to the beautiful Parish Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire. As professional musicians we have played at many recitals and concerts in this Church as members of orchestras and also chamber groups.

It was lovely to see the Church “in action” for a wedding ceremony!

When we arrived the Church was already a hive of activity! The Groom and his Ushers were outside having their photos taken and the videographer was sorting himself out.

I hope you enjoy the photos




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Photos after the ceremony



At this point we packed up our stuff and drove through to Parkside Hotel in Milton Keynes to play for the welcome drinks.











Also set up at Parkside was The Guest Factor – a fab idea for family and friends to leave good wishes and love for posterity!!



We left a little message for Christina and Peter wishing them every happiness!

Another one of our wedding supplier colleagues was booked for this wedding! The couple were lucky enough to secure the services of Bluemark Entertainment! Simply one of the best around!!


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Ariella String Duo at Sopwell House! Another lovely Autumn Wedding ~ String Quartet Hertfordshire

On Saturday 2nd November we played at Sopwell House for Julia and Jazz. They booked the string duo to play for their wedding ceremony and drinks reception.

I am really starting to love these Autumn weddings – our couples are really thinking outside the box and we LOVE what they are doing with their venue styling!

We were met by a very excited Groom who pointed out the peacock feathers on the back of some of the chairs in the ceremony room. Jazz explained that they had included these peacock feathers as his family is from India. He also pointed out the pattern on the lining of his suit – Peacock feathers!! The Peacock is the National bird of India so it was very fitting!

Peacock feathers. The Peacock is the National bird of India

Peacock feathers. The Peacock is the National bird of India 

The ceremony was taking place in the Mountbatten Suite and we began playing for the guests assembling with some light classical music. The couple had asked for us to play music from the Four Seasons so that was part of the mix.

Julia and her Bridal party entered to Pachelbel’s Canon. The whole ceremony was classical music adding a lovely classy atmosphere. Julia’s sister gave a very moving reading/talk about how much the couple were loved by all who know them! It made a refreshing change from the usual wedding readings!

Unusually, the couple had a marriage blessing directly leading on from their civil wedding ceremony. We were joined by a vicar who performed this blessing followed by the couple exiting to La Rejouissiance, Handel!

We were very chuffed to be working with one of our talented wedding supplier colleagues, Lewis Duncan of Pho2U. Very lucky couple to have him as their photographer!


Lewis Duncan – Pho2U in action!!!

After the ceremony we moved rooms to the Patricia Alice Suite for the drinks reception and enjoyed a more relaxed repertoire of music including  1000 Years, Chasing Cars, Make you Feel my love, Viva La Vida and One day like this! 

As always I took lots of photos to share with you – absolutely stunning! The couple had put a lot of thought into their whole wedding! Congratulations Julia and Jazz – we wish you all the very best for your future life together!

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The wedding cake was by a friend of the couple – I loved the fresh flowers on the top!




One of the Bridesmaid’s bouquets!! Absolutely exquisite!!










The flowers and table centrepieces were designed by Wild Ivy of St Albans – really LOVED their work! It was lovely to bump into them before we started our booking – more often than not we don’t get to see who makes the venues look so stunning!!


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