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Arioso Strings

Cary , NC
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Cary, NC US 27511 (map)

PHONE

919-616-0418

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ABOUT US

Arioso Strings creates the ultimate elegant wedding or event.

Performing in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. Providing live classical music that will add the perfect... Read more
Arioso Strings creates the ultimate elegant wedding or event.

Performing in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. Providing live classical music that will add the perfect elegance, and beauty to your wedding. String Quartets, String Trios, Violin & Cello Duos, Violin & Guitar Duos and several Instrumental Soloists. Our soloists include classical guitar, violin, cello, trumpet and a wonderful vocalist to make your special occasion perfect.

These highly trained and experienced professionals play with the NC Symphony, The Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle, DPAC, The NC Theater, The Carolina Ballet and the North Carolina Opera. Their years of experience performing together create the best live classical music in the area.

Mary Page Block, owner of Arioso Strings, enjoys working with couples to create an elegant atmosphere for one of the most important times of their lives. She is experienced with the musical coordination of hundreds of weddings from large formal events to small casual gatherings of a few friends. Her knowledge, experience and organization make the planning process for this portion of the wedding stress-free and wonderful for the couple getting married.

Arioso String's on-line music sample collection is one of the largest in the country. It allows our clients to easily hear many of their musical options. These are performed by the musicians of Arioso Strings and the quality of the samples allows one to truly experience the musicians beforehand and to easily choose their ideal music.

Visit www.ariosostrings.com

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Guitar, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes. We have over 100 samples of our musicians performing on line at our website: http://www.ariosostrings.com/ You may also request a free CD of these samples at mary@ariosostrings.com
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We always arrive 30 minutes before we are to begin playing to set up and go over cues or other details with the event coordinator.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
There are no additional charges for travel within a 25 mile radius of the Raleigh, Durham Airport. For areas further than this please email mary@ariosostrings.com for a free quote.

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Ashley
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings did an amazing job with my ceremony music! We had a string quartet and the music was just so classic and beautiful. Everyone was talking about how beautiful our ceremony music was! Mary was so easy to work with and they made it so simple to pick out your ceremony music! It was not stressful at all! I would highly recommend Arioso Strings to Raleigh area brides!
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Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

Ashley it was a delight to work with you! Congratulations on your marriage and I'm so glad that we could be part of such a special day for you, your family and friends!
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Private User
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter used the string quartet and it was heavenly. She chose traditional hymns for their ceremony and Mary was more than helpful in searching for and ordering one selection that she didn't have in their huge repertoire. I am so glad we found them!
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Susie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Scott and Mary from Arioso Strings were wonderful to work with. We enjoyed their website, lisytening to the samples of music and instruments. Everything was very professional and prompt. Scott played beautiful music and several of the guests commented on how lovely the music was. He was perfect for my daughter's wedding. I highly recommend Arioso.
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Diane
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We contracted with Arioso Strings to provide rehearsal dinner music, wedding ceremony music, and cocktail hour music in April, 2014.

Working with Mary and Arioso Strings was incredible. From our first contact and all the way thru our entire wedding planning and actual day, Mary was extremely attentive, responsive, and flexible. On the day before our rehearsal dinner, I contacted Mary and asked if they had a jazz guitarists that could play at our dinner. She responded yes, sent me the contract and cost, and had everything lined up within just a short time.

We used her guitarist in addition to a string quartet with a trumpet player and they were top notch. The entire group was professional, sounded amazing, and extremely nice! Mary led us thru the planning process for selecting our music and even worked out playing for my niece to sing during the actual ceremony. We could not have asked for anything more from Mary and her musicians. I would highly recommend them and hope we will have an event for them to play at in the future. A real pleasure to have on our special day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mary Block and the team at Arioso Strings are really amazing. Mary was wonderful to work with to plan our ceremony music. She was knowledgeable and once we explained what we wanted, she was able to steer us in the right direction and help us pick the music that was absolutely perfect for us and for our ceremony.

Not only was the planning process seamless and simple, the musicians who performed at our wedding, (a cello and violin duo) were phenomenal. The music was lovely, and everything from the music before the ceremony, to the music during the ceremony, to the processional music after the ceremony was exactly as we planned.

We absolutely recommend Arioso Strings to anybody looking for ceremony musicians! They were absolutely great.
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Kelsey
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with A Southern Soiree wedding planners and they highly recommended Arioso Strings. I listened to many ceremony musicians but fell in love with the sounds of Arioso Strings! They stayed in contact throughout the wedding planning process, and also gave me song ideas for the ceremony. We used a violin and guitar and it sounded heavenly as I walked down the aisle. I walked down the aisle to "Marry Me" by Train and they made it sound perfect!

Arioso Strings also played our cocktail hour after the ceremony. They showed up early and had all their equipment set up, ready to go. I would absolutely recommend this company for any brides looking for ceremony musicians!
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Mollie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend! We hired the cello and violin duo for our wedding ceremony and they were great, professional, and punctual! Mary, Arioso's main point of contact, is easy to work with and responds quickly to questions.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Arioso! Mary was very responsive through the whole process which you will grow to appreciate even more when trying to plan an event. The duo we had came in and set up on time and promptly. When their time was over, they packed up discreetly and left. They were a wonderful addition to our wedding and we received plenty of compliments on their beautiful music! Thank you, Arioso!!
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary and the Arioso Strings team are a joy to work with. From the start, Mary was great at lending a gentle hand on any ideas we threw at her. We ended up selecting the duo (violin and jazz guitar) for our small art gallery ceremony. Craig and Ed did a beautiful job.

We had a special request for the duo, Cosmic Love by Florence + the Machine. I was a little nervous knowing they would not have played it (live) before, but once i heard the song start to kick off our processional it was just amazing! They performed such a lovely rendition!

The duo from Arioso created the exact feel we were going for with our wedding. A decision well made.
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anna
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The violinist at my daughters wedding was perfect. He was pleasant to me and all of my guest. He really really seems to enjoy what he does. The sound of the music was sooooo beautiful and just OFF THE CHART excellent. thumbs up to Kevin the violinist/musician. The only thing I regret is not asked Kevin if he wanted a beverage and offer him some wedding food. Sorry, I forgot, I was just too busy. I'm sure he can find it in his heart to forgive me.
Thanks again from ANNA- the happy mom
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Very responsive and easy to work with. Showed up on time, did a great job.
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meredith
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having Arioso Strings perform at our ceremony! They came highly recommended from the chapel, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Mary was so great to work with, and stayed in touch via phone and email to make sure our ceremony was exactly how I envisioned it. She even put a string quartet on hold while my family made a decision about a trio or a quartet. She gave me suggestions but overall, it was completely my decision on what music was played at what times. She has the experience and expertise to know what works and what doesn't. Arioso Strings has played a lot at All Saints Chapel and they were perfect for our ceremony as they knew the layout, they knew that a string quartet would not over power the space, and they are so professional. We weren't going to have a videographer, but after hearing Arioso Strings samples online, we decided to get one simply so we could hear the music over and over again! It was just beautiful and I was so excited when I found out Mary would actually be playing at my ceremony as she comes highly regarded in the community. Our ceremony would not have been the same without Arioso Strings, and I am so thankful Mary was so great to work with.
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Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure! All Saints is one of my favorite places to perform and we had such a wonderful time! Thank you and congratulations!
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings played as a string quartet for my indoor September wedding. Mary and the whole team was amazing! They were easy to work with, professional, and flexible. While planning the wedding, they were responsive and did everything they could to help our vision become a reality. Arioso Strings spent time searching for sheet music and practicing our special requests. On the day of the wedding, they were punctual and professional. We received multiple complements on our string quartet and could not be happier with how the day turned out! I would definitely recommend them and would use them for future events!
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Christin
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with the musicians electronically and it was perfect. We chose the sting trio option for our outdoor wedding of approximately 100 guests. The group has a very helpful website which provided audio samples ahead of time. I worked with them to find and select custom sheet music that matched our personalities; we strayed a bit and ended up playing a mix of usual and not-so-usual music throughout our ceremony. They showed up while I was "in hiding" before the bridal processional. They set up and sat beside our guests discreetly while bringing joy and merriment to the occasion! I found this vendor to be easy to work with and the music was beautiful.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mary was such a pleasure to work with! She was extremely professional throughout the entire planning process and provided great advice regarding music selection. We have received so many compliments on our ceremony music because of the incredible musicians of Arioso Strings. We used the string quartet, and they were absolutely wonderful. I definitely recommend Arioso Strings for your wedding!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with the string trio that performed at our daughter's wedding on June 8, 2013. The trio was on time, very professional and performed beautifully. The services were very professional and you made us feel very confident in Arioso Strings. You were able to provide us with all that was promised.
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Alexandria
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Mary was a pleasure. Her musicians were punctual and amazing!
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Jo
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary and her musicians were wonderful and very professional. They were very easy to work with and the music was beautiful.
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Jeremy
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary and team did an outstanding job at my wedding. The resources and samples provided on the website were extremely helpful in making our music selections. It was a perfect day and their lovely music set the perfect mood for our joyous occasion. We could not have asked for a more seamless experience and we won't hesitate to recommend Arioso Strings to anyone looking for music in the future.
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Denise
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a violin/guitar duo play for our daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. It started to barely sprinkle just as the ceremony started, and the musicians did not miss a beat! The music was beautiful and really added to our perfect day! Thank you Arioso!
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KirstiAnn
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a solo classical guitar from Arioso Strings play during our ceremony and cocktail hour at Fearrington- Ed was awesome! Arioso Strings sends out a list of songs their musicians usually play, although we requested several that weren't on there, and Ed knew how to play them, and he did a great job! He was there early to set up and many guests commented on how great the music was. Very easy to work with and top notch musicians!
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Mary Beth
Wedding:
3/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The musicians were wonderful! We loved having a violin and an acoustic guitar as a duet! Mary has a great website, with musical clips (which were very helpful! and fun to listen to!), and tools to help choose songs for your wedding. Would definitely recommend to others!
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ivey
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
They did exactly what they said they would do. Nice, personable, professional.Added so much elegance to our event. Beautiful sound!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a violin/cello duo perform at our wedding and the girls were amazing! It really added that special something to our ceremony. It was one of the things that our guests commented on the most...how lovely the prelude and ceremony music were.

Plus, working with Mary was such a great experience. She allowed us to make our own decisions and requests - but was also there with suggestions and music samples if we needed them. While Arioso was a tiny bit more expensive than a couple of the other musicians we checked out - the responsiveness to our emails and the skill and talent level at the ceremony made it well worth the minute amount of extra money. I would highly recommend working with Arioso Strings on your event!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mary with Arioso Strings was excellent! She helped us select the perfect music for our ceremony. They were also more than willing to make a last minute change to play outside. I highly recommend Arioso Strings!
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings was recommended to us by several wedding professionals. They did a wonderful job at our ceremony. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. I would recommend them without reservation.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings was super easy to work with to plan our wedding music. The musicians were amazing, and our event went off without a hitch. Thank you!!
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Marie
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We selected Arioso Strings to provide ceremony music for our wedding. Mary was very helpful in guiding us for selecting music. They have a very helpful website which let us listen to music samples specifically by the different configurations (duo, trio, etc).

We had a string duo with a violin and cello. The musicians were professional and the music sounded wonderful. It was the perfect touch for our ceremony and I would highly recommend Arioso Strings.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary was great to work with. She was very responsive and willing to do whatever you needed. THank you for making my day so special! I will recommend to anyone I know that needs musicians. Y'all were great!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
A number of the guests at our wedding commented on what a classy touch Arioso Strings added to our wedding. Mary was a delight to work with and responded very quickly to all of my e-mails and requests. They were able to play special request songs that weren't on their published playlists. I was very, very pleased with them and was so happy that I'd hired Arioso Strings to play for our wedding ceremony.
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Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

Thank you! I know often the bride and groom don't really get to hear much of the music on the big day but your guests do and giving them the gift of live music is a treat! We love performing and then creating the atmosphere you want most when you walk down the aisle. I am always glad to dig deep to try and find you music that we don't already have. I am so glad we could help and the wedding was terrific! Best wishes and congratulations!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding was at all saints chapel in Raleigh. I'm so happy we chose to work with arioso strings! The music was beautiful and really was a great choice for pre ceremony, processional, and recessional music. We chose the string trio and it sounded great with the acoustics of the chapel! They are very professional and experienced as well. Highly recommended!!
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Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

Congratulations! All Saints Chapel is a fabulous venue and your wedding was so beautiful! You are right, the acoustics and ambiance of All Saints Chapel is fantastic and makes this setting one of our very favorite places to play. Best wishes!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings provided such beautiful music on our wedding day. We received numerous compliments on the wonderful performance, particularly their mastery of "Don't Stop Believing." They had a wide variety of selections to choose from and offered many great suggestions during the song selection process. They helped make our wedding day perfect!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We wanted a custom song played by a violin and guitar... a silly pop love song from when my now husband and I were in college... and they were so accommodating! They made the song sound beautiful, and what we were afraid would be a silly moment turned into one of the sweetest, most memorable moments of the ceremony -- when they played our song as I walked down the aisle. They were on time, professional, well dressed, and great at the instruments. Plus, this service offers many different instrument combinations and many musicians, so you don't have to worry about anyone getting sick and not showing up or anything. Definitely use them!
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Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to play for the wedding! Turns out that special song was a favorite of one of our guitarists: "Hey There Delilah" by The Plain White T's and they were delighted to create a violin/guitar version.
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Robin
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Arioso Strings to any Bride for their wedding music. My daughter's wedding was held outside of a Bed and Breakfast. We used their Quartet and a vocalist. They did an awesome job and helped to make my daughter's wedding day perfect!
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings quartet was fabulous. Mary Blalock was especially helpful in planning my ceremony music - which believe it or not can be hard! Music is very important to my husband and I, so we wanted to make selections that were meaningful. I had a special music request that I wanted played before I walked down the isle. They had someone write the score to the music so they could learn it, and it was fabulous. It was my husband's favorite song and he was really surprised! Such a pleasure to work with them! The music was beautiful and really made our day magical and elegant.
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Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

It was such an incredible wedding The special scoring of Led Zeppelin's Going to California expertly arranged for quartet was very special!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings music was beautiful- we had the trio and trumpeter and I could not have asked for better ceremony and cocktail hour music. Thank you Mary!
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Whittyp87
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better group of musicians!
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings did a wonderful job. Everyone commented on how beautiful their music was and they were my "low hassle" wedding vendor. They required no real supervision and responded promptly to all questions. They behaved professionally, and gave our ceremony and cocktail hour a very elegant atmosphere.
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Brittaney
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings was great!! So dependable, beautiful and very easy to work with!! I would highly recommend them!
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Lindsay
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
The music played at our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. I wasn’t thinking about much other than my soon-to-be husband the moment I walked down the aisle, but one vivid memory I do have is thinking about how wonderful the strings sounded. The string trio and soloist did a phenomenal job, and I received many compliments about the overall performance. Also, Mary helped me plan the ceremony and made some music suggestions that really personalized it. She was so helpful! I 100% recommend Arioso Strings!
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Saguid and Dale
Wedding:
1/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings did a fantastic job!

Our wedding was a small wedding and in all honesty, I don't think it would have been the amazing wedding it was without Arioso Strings.
We got in contact with Mary and she helped us set it up perfectly. I wasn't in the country for most of the setting up, and even through the distance, Mary was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had. The music clips in their website also helped us to review what we wanted for our day.

I would definitely recommend Arioso Strings to any event that would like perfect music. The musician are very talented and know how to set the ambiance for the occasion.
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LMP
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Arioso Strings was a complete pleasure - Mary and her team took the time to help us create a customized selection of non-traditional wedding music that was simply stunning on the cello and violin. Absolutely the best and top notch professionals - I 100% recommend Arioso Strings for your special day!
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Jill
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings made our daughter's October 8 wedding. The setting in the church was perfect and the quartet was spot on. Everything moved to perfection. As the mother of the bride, only wish I could have been in the church earlier to hear complete selection. We worked with our organist and the strings to play at 15 min. intervals, worked like a charm. Every aspect of dealing with Arioso was professional and worry free. We are still receiving compliments on how wonderful the entire wedding was but in particular, the music. Thank you Mary and Quartet Jill Rasor
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Stunning work. A pleasure to work with! We found Arioso strings from all the wonderful reviews written on them and I am glad to be adding another from our own Wedding! Although my memory of the music played during our Wedding ceremony is slightly skewed as I don't remember half of what went on, all we kept hearing from all our guests was how wonderful the music was, who were they, can they play at our next event....When I finally had a chance to sit down and watch the video my brother in law made for us of our Wedding ceremony I was floored by how beautiful the music was and was so grateful for choosing Arioso strings. Mary Block is the utmost professional and sweet in her communications with me, I cannot thank her and her very talented team enough!
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Colby
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings was a pleasure to work with. I was a very particular bride, and the owner Mary was just wonderful to work with. She was able to go above and beyond and give me suggestions based on my needs, not her profit. She suggested the perfect songs for what feel I wanted, and provided the very best professionals. I am very glad I did business with Arioso, and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to deal with talented professionals.
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West
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
The musicians did an excellent job and they sounded wonderful! I really appreciated how well Mary (the coordinator) communicated with me by email, and how easy it was to make plans for the music. Their website was very simple to use, and it was great to be able to listen to the pieces beforehand and choose the ones we liked best! We would definitely recommend them to our friends!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jessie
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Mary Page at Arioso. She was very organized and helpful. We really enjoyed picking the music before, during and after our ceremony (the website is very helpful!). We had guitar and violin, and the music was absolutely perfect while still being in the background.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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CarolinaBride
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Simply beautiful! They helped make my wedding day perfect!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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EPV0406
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Simply perfect in every way. Great people who make beautiful music for your fabulous day.

Elizabeth and Dan, Durham NC April 23, 2011 Wedding at Duke Gardens
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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vecchione83
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful! We had a trio accompany our organist for our ceremony. It was the icing on the cake! The sound coming from the church gave people goosebumps. It was a finish touch that I'm so glad we had. Mary and her fellow musicians were so professional and amazingly talented! When I arrived to the church I was rushed into a back room so no one could see me... after all my attendants lined up and it was just my step-father and I waiting to walk out to the church doors I was calm, cool and collected... Until i heard the angelic music of Arioso strings!! The first song I heard was Ava Maria... and that is so special to me b/c that was the song i played for my fathers funeral... they played it so beautifully that i could feel his presence in the room... then when i heard Cannon in D my heart felt like it was going to burst! The elegance of the music sent great feelings of happiness and streams of tears down my face!! It was something i will never forget.... I highly recommend using them for your ceremony...they are worth having those wonderful memories!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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mkutzmarks
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Professional, talented, easy to work with, great value.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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gloflo
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary is amazing and a complete professional. My ceremony music was beautiful and added a touch of class to my ceremony.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary was so great at responding to my emails and helping me choose music. The trio was very professional on the day of our wedding and sounded great!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lballengee
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a last minute music situation where our previous musicians fell through. Arioso Strings came through for us a week and a half before the wedding. The musicians were very professional and well-dressed, and played exactly what we asked. Highly recommended!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Gail Ann
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure working with Arioso Strings, our guests loved their beautiful music too! We used their services for 2 hours, including cocktail hour because of their awesome reputation! We highly recommend their services!!! So kind and professional. Thank You Mary!

http://ariosostringsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/carolina-inn-for-jonathan-and-gails.html
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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StateGirl
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Arioso did a wonderful job for our ceremony music. We had a three piece string group which was lovely in the old church we were married in. They were professional and wonderful to work with. The made the planning process so easy.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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janice
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent all away around! Bravo!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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rnt1020
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings helped us to have live music for our small elopement ceremony. We were able to have a real violinist play our song as I walked down the "aisle" and a religious song after the ceremony. Mary was extremely helpful especially since this was all arranged via email from another state. I would definitely recommend them.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
They were wonderful the day of our wedding! The music was beautiful and I would definitely use them again!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Bruce
Wedding:
8/4/2013
4.9/5.0
A guitar and violin duo provided by Arioso Strings provided the prelude, ceremony and recessional music to my daughter's wedding at the Duke Gardens in Raleigh, North Carolina. The musicians were very professional and accomplished. No amplification was needed and the duo sounded superb in that venue. Because I am a big fan of classical music, it was important that I could choose from a variety of selections. The Arioso Strings website allowed me to audition segments of most candidate piece so that I could get the feel of the flow of the music. Everything worked out as planned. Thank you Mary!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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DellaPatrick
Wedding:
3/10/2012
4.9/5.0
I'd always dreamed of having a string quartet at my wedding, and Arioso made my day everything I dreamed it would be. They're music is flawless, they even played Beatles songs during my cocktail hour! I would've given them the full 5 stars, the only reason I didn't was because I needed them to come earlier than 3:30 to play for our pre-ceremony social, but they said they couldn't start that early. So they came after some guests had already arrived, but regardless they still did a beautiful job.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/22/2007
4.9/5.0
Arioso Strings was a pleasure to work with. They were very helpful throughout the process of selecting songs, and the musicians were very flexible considering it started pouring an hour before my ceremony was set to start in the Duke Gardens and we had to move to the hotel for the ceremony. The music was beautiful - I received many compliments on how nice it was. I would highly recommend Arioso Strings.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.8/5.0
Great service from Mary. Ed was our guitarist and did a fantastic job. I allowed him to use his professional discretion when choosing prelude music as my wedding guests arrived. It was lovely.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.8/5.0
Very professional. Have lots to choose from on their website, but they don't do much of what's not on there. Which is OK because they have lots of others to choose from. The music was absolutely lovely!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Trey
Wedding:
10/5/2012
4.8/5.0
Arioso Strings played at our wedding at The Fearrington, and they were fantastic! Many of our guests told us that they really loved hearing Arioso's music before and after the ceremony.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lane
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.8/5.0
Such a wonderful day with beautiful music. Thanks to Mary for all her work on making the music perfect!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Beautiful December Wedding
Wedding:
12/3/2011
4.8/5.0
Arioso Strings provided lovely music for my daughter's wedding. They played exactly what we requested, were extremely professional, and added a wonderful formalily to the evening. It wouldn't have been the same without them. Very recommended
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elisabeth
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.8/5.0
Arioso Strings provided beautiful music for our ceremony and also during cocktail hour. They were very accomodating with the times we needed them- we only needed an hour and a half rather than a full two hours, so they prorated their fees to accomodate this. The music that we wanted to hear was already in their repertoire, and made such a lovely addition to our ceremony!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Proud MOB
Wedding:
3/17/2012
4.4/5.0
The music was beautiful. They arrived early to set up and warmed up which created a lovely sound in the courtyard while everyone finished getting ready for the wedding. I love strings and they didn't disappoint!
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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