Ariella Strings

Testimonials from happy customers

Just a few of our favourite testimonials from previous clients! We have many more if you would like to see!


“We worked with Cheryl and John of Ariella Strings at our church wedding and reception at Luton Hoo. We chose them for their sterling reputation, known musical passion and skill, and because they are widely known to be of the utmost professionalism and diligence in nature, and exceptionally easy to work with.
We discussed our ideas with John and Cheryl, who created a tailored, interactive musical experience (wedding, reception, dinner) that really helped tell the tale of my wife’s and my journey together. They are incredibly talented, creative and an absolute pleasure to work with, and spend hours making sure the music is “just so”.
Our wedding included a very diverse mix of attendees, numerous vendors across a large landscape, multiple moving parties, and Cheryl and John easily navigated across vendors and locations with aplomb. They were exceptionally well-prepared, focused, partnered with our other vendors, and took particular care of personal and cultural sensitivities, blending into the wedding party seamlessly.
Should anyone be considering musicians of the highest order at Luton Hoo or other, then I cannot recommend them highly enough. We’ve had so many comments on them both and they truly made our wedding special.” 

Mr and Mrs C Tye Bride and Groom Holy Family Church and  Luton Hoo Hotel 

“Ariella Strings performed for us at our wedding at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire, and became a central part of our afternoon. While we were searching for bands, some groups we spoke to were very prescriptive with the set they were willing to play, whereas Ariella Strings were hugely accommodating in letting us choose a list of songs that we wanted from their extensive playlist – even stretching to their brilliant Jukebox Live idea, where guests can request tracks from the list we’d provided. This was a huge hit with our guests (to the point they didn’t want to come in for food!).  John and Cheryl were absolutely lovely to deal with while preparing for our big day, and excellent musicians too.We were having our photos taken for the majority of time Ariella Strings were playing, but it was clear all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed it – especially my three year old niece who requested “Let It Go” as often as she could! Four months on from the wedding, our friends still mention Ariella Strings whenever we reminisce about the day. We’re hoping one of them takes our recommendation soon, so we can enjoy them fully without being bothered by a photographer! 

Mr and Mrs A Craig Bride and Groom Stowe House 

Cheryl and John, Jeff and I would like to say a huge thank you for your part in our wedding ceremony. From the moment we started planning our wedding, I knew exactly what music I wanted to walk down the aisle to; Pachelbel’s Canon. I had imagined my walk down the aisle over and over again and on the day you truly made my dreams come true. Hearing the introductory notes before I started walking gave me spine chills, your talent is breath-taking. Other memories include when we signed the register and I could hear ‘Its all about you’ by Mcfly’ being played. It really made me smile. We would also like to thank you both for learning a new song at such short notice so we could walk back down the aisle together to Jeff’s favourite song ‘ Don’t stop believing’. It was a lovely upbeat piece of music and is another great memory. I should also mention that many of our guests also commented on how talented you both were, and how much they enjoyed your music. One guest described you as ‘the best he has ever heard’. We really can’t thank you enough, best wishes,

Lucy and Jeff, Cathedral Church, Northampton 

“I saw Ariella Strings perform at a wedding a few years ago at a hotel I worked in, and it was love at first sight. I knew I had to have you involved in my wedding somehow, whenever that day would be! So when it came to us setting our date, you were among the very first bookings we made, along with our venue. Cheryl and John, you have been an absolute dream to work with. Your personalities and love for what you do shines through in every song you play. You were such a special and personal part of our day and our guests continue to rave about you, as do we. We will look for any excuse to book you in the future.” 

Lucy and Rob Galloway  Luton Hoo Hotel