“Thank You” From Our Brides, Grooms and Clients

We created this space to share the wonderful thank you notes and e-mails that we receive directly from our clients. We feel blessed because we love what we do, and we are grateful to know that we make our clients so happy on one of the very most important days in their lives. These are memories that will last a lifetime, and we are privileged to be an important part those special memories!

Good afternoon Elizabeth & Lee,

I don’t think John and I could rave more about the band if we tried! We absolutely LOVED them, as did both our parents and all the guests! My mom just told me that a friend of ours that was at our wedding actually just booked the band for their son’s wedding!! Furthermore, we have 2 friends, who were also at the wedding, that would like to get more information to hopefully book you for their wedding this up-coming June 2!!

Looking back on our wedding day, some things that stand out for us are:
1 – The planning process. Everyone was extremely helpful during the planning process. We loved seeing Ariel play at the Clinton Inn and the energy that all members exuded. The input from you and Liz was very helpful with regards to flow of the night, song ideas, breaks, etc.

2 – Learning our songs – We thought all of the songs the band sang were great, but we really loved the fact they took the time to learn our first dance and the parent dances. Especially since we changed the words to my dance with my dad. The band was flexible and easy going.

3 – John’s “guest” appearance – We have been to a number of weddings, and not once have we seen the groom, bride, or anyone for that matter, join in with the band. Having John sign/rap with the band to Cheap Thrills was one of the best moments of the night. Thank you for that!

4 – Flow of Music – The band knew exactly what to play and when. The cocktail hour music was perfect and set the scene for what kind of cocktail hour we wanted. It also flowed nicely into the reintroductions, speeches (hilarious when they played Christmas music after the Best Mans speech) and the reception. There were a few timing delays due to dinner/photos, but the band moved right along and made it work seamlessly with our day of coordinator.

5 – We had a blast! There was never a time that we said, I wish the band would do this, or did that until the last song. We wish they sang the last song, but we knew this going in after talking with Liz that it was over the new song quota (which was OK with us).

The only thing we wish we had done … is asked for the band to stay LONGER!!!! We wish the whole night was longer!! 🙂 We chatted with the band after and keep saying how we wished we booked the mansion and them for longer!

As I said in the beginning, we cannot rave about them more. We loved having Ariel as part of our big day and if we had to go back and do it again, we would pick Ariel time and time again. Now we just hope more of our friends book you guys so we can see you again as a guest!!! 🙂

Thank you for everything!

Sara & John

PS – we have some good photos of the band, we are just waiting to get them released from the photographer. I can send some over if you’d like. 🙂

Thank you so much for reaching out! The band was phenomenal! Everyone was on the dance floor all night and we got amazing feedback. Everyone loved them, especially Lawrence and the saxophonist! Lawrence was so friendly and got the crowd going and went onto the dance floor! It was amazing! He sang our wedding song (Just the way you are by Billy Joel FLAWLESSLY!) Once I get the photos back from the photographer, I can share some photos.

Thank you so much again for all of your help! It was beyond amazing!


Hi Liz,
Just wanted to let you know that the band was unbelievably great last Saturday night! Everyone loved them and had a great time.

Thanks for all your help in making my daughter’s wedding a wonderful memory.

Look forward to seeing the band again at the Barrister’s Ball. (Sarah will be giving them a great review on the Knot)

Fondly, Kathy

We are still getting short videos from the guests with your band playing such great songs! We have only heard rave reviews of how much the guests enjoyed the band! Many were from NJ, NY and CT said you were the best band they have heard at a wedding. I truly enjoyed dancing and was very pleased to even enjoy your music during the dinner hour. We were lucky to have found you and without even actually hearing you in person. Sorry for my delay in responding but had family in town and finally getting some much needed rest. We can relive what we missed when we see the final video! Thanks for your amazing performance for my daughter and son in law during their wedding celebration!


I hope this email finds you well and I apologize for my delayed response. We recently got back from our honeymoon and are slowly adjusting back to reality!

I cannot speak highly enough about the band. They were PHENOMENAL. They kept a great energy going throughout the evening and I was really happy and surprised that one of the singers continued to sing through our courses as well- I was expecting recorded background music but instead felt like we had beautiful live music and entertainment all night!

Please do pass on my huge thanks to the band for making our day so special. A band is a huge part of whether or not a wedding is a hit, and your band truly made ours one. Everyone was singing their praise!

Please let me know if I can post any reviews anywhere etc- it’s the least I can do!

Thanks so much again to such a stunningly talented group of musicians who made our wedding that much more fabulous for all of us. 🙂


Thank you SO much to you and your band for making our wedding awesome!! We had people dancing that haven’t danced in years. The energy, the outfits, the lights – it was all magnificent!! You guys made our Wedding incredible. It would not have been the same without you.

Thanks Again!

Hi Elizabeth!
We seriously cannot thank you enough for making our wedding so much fun! You were unbelievable, and everyone is still talking about how you were the best band they’ve heard!

This weekend I’m sitting down and doing all my reviews on the wedding websites and can’t wait review Ariel Music and Events. Your band is extremely talented!

Thank you so much!
Christine and Andy

Hi Elizabeth,
You played at our daughter’s wedding on Aug 10th at the Madison Hotel. Ariel was fabulous!!! We are still hearing about how your band “was the best wedding band ever”! After hearing you at your showcase last October, we were very confident with booking you. However, you exceeded our hopes and kept the wedding moving, and kept the fun going. We even received hand written notes from some of our guests, telling us the very same thing. Your band is filled with very talented musicians and vocalists, and we thank each one of you for making our daughter’s wedding “the best night of her life”!! That’s all we wanted.

Again many thanks for your professionalism and for your wonderful music. The reception was absolutely perfect!


Dear Elizabeth,
We wanted to thank you so much for the AWESOME music!! Everyone at our wedding loved the band and said you were a major highlight of the wedding!! All your suggestions worked beautifully with the wedding down to the cake cutting song, so again, thank you thank you thank you!!

we are still waiting on pictures, but I’ve seen a couple great ones of some of your musicians that I will pass along shortly….

take care and hope this wedding season keeps you busy!!

Melissa and Hary

Hi Elizabeth!
Dave and I just returned from our amazing honeymoon–sorry for the delay in replying to you!

You asked for suggestions to improve the quality of our experience with Ariel. My husband and I seriously considered this for about an hour and could not come up with a single thing that would improve a couple’s experience with Ariel–you guys were 100% perfect!! (And we are a demanding crowd!)

Again, Dave and I and our families could not possibly thank you enough–YOU ROCK!!!

Thanks again,

Dear Elizabeth,
Judy and I have just 3 words for you and Ariel, AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!
I think that sums it up. We don’t know how better to express our appreciation for your wonderful performance at our wedding.

The music was perfect at the ceremony, cocktail hour and of course the dinner party! We had a perfect day and your music just completed the day for us.

As you saw, all of our guests were highly impressed by your performance of The Moon Represents My Heart in Mandarin! No one expected that from you and I had my reservations at first since we did not hear you sing it before. But it was a jaw dropping performance. You managed to surprise everyone in the room including Judy and I. Judy’s father did not realize it was a live performance until AFTER the dance when we told him. He just thought we played a recording!

It was definitely a climax to our wedding day. I thought it was not possible but you even got MY parents to dance!

Your female vocalist’s performance was just as we expected, INCREDIBLE! AMAZING! Many guests came to me and asked who she was. Of course the entire band was just amazing. All of you are awesome performers.

I will be sure to past on your information to our friends who are just around the corner from getting married themselves.

Thank you from the both of us,

Albert & Judy

Hi Elizabeth,
Alycia and I had an amazing time and people are still complimenting us on how great you and your band were that night!! Many of our guests said it was the best band they have ever seen at a wedding and the most fun they’ve had at a reception.

Thank you for making it such an amazing evening. Alycia and I just returned from our honeymoon early this week so we are planning on giving you a fantastic review on the knot/wedding wire this weekend!

Talk to you soon,

Thank you for your email and for all of your hard work leading up to and on the day of the wedding! Our guests truly have not stopped talking about how great the band was and even the general manager at North Jersey Country Club asked me to pass along your contact information. We were thrilled with how the reception went and our guests had so much fun dancing! Thanks again for everything, you were a pleasure to work with!

Suzanne and Adam

Hi Elizabeth!
It’s so great to hear from you. How are you doing?

Thank you and the entire band again for your FABULOUS performance at our wedding. Our guests are still talking about you guys! You really made the night a huge hit. Ryan and I can’t thank you enough. 🙂

Take care and keep in touch!


Hello Elizabeth!
Thank you sooooooo much!!! You were amazing! We had sooo much fun!

A lot of people commented on how GREAT you guys were! And the best wedding band they have heard so far! I will highly recommend you guys to any of my friends that are planning events!

Many thanks,
Anne Mae and Jose =)

Subject: Re: Awesome wedding!!
It was the most amazing night, we had the greatest time and your band rocked. Everyone complimented you to us that night and for days later. You truly made our wedding! We will definitely write a review. Thanks so much for making our wedding so special. Everyone was so amazing and so talented. Special thanks to Taileen for learning Dodi Li and Starlight. It was so fantastic. It truly was an amazing celebration.

Thank you,
Deborah and Tal

Dear Elizabeth,
I am sorry that it has taken two weeks for me to reach out to you regarding our son’s wedding. It has taken that much time for me to recover emotionally from that beautiful day. The wedding itself was perfect….we are blessed with a beautiful son and truly beautiful daughter-in-law.

We have had an opportunity to see some family videos from the reception, as well as feedback from many of our guests. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful Ariel was that night. From start to finish, you were classy, professional, and so talented and versatile. We have received so many rave reviews from our guests that it is impossible to count.

Paul and I cannot thank you enough!! We just watched our cousin’s video tonight and were struck, once again, by the performances of your wonderful ensemble. I do believe that Ariel is such a great band because of the talent and veratility of all of your performers. We could not have been more thrilled that night… and the packed dance floor that I have seen in every photo simply re-affirms that we made the best possible choice for Brendan and Christine’s wedding.

Thank you so much for everythng …. we will be recommending you to everyone we know!

Susan and Paul

Subject: Re: Congratulations!
Dear Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for the outstanding job you guys did at my wedding! Everybody at my wedding kept coming up to me and telling me how they are having such a wonderful time and how great of a band you guys are. I am still hearing from my friends and family how amazing the band was! I know a few people who grabbed your business card. Everyone loved you guys!

Having the 10 piece band was such an amazing surprise and I appreciate how great you were at keeping my Dad’s secret. I was so nervous about our wedding song being sung live, but you guys did such an outstanding job and I will always cherish that moment. All of you have such amazing talent and If there is any future events or weddings that come up I will be sure to recommend Ariel Entertainment as my number one choice.

Thank you for making my wedding day something for everyone to talk about!

Truly Thankful,

Subject: RE: Thank you!!
Hi Elizabeth,
My Pleasure! We haven’t gotten our thank you cards out yet, but seriously Ariel was so amazing! My friends and family can’t stop talking about how great the band was 🙂 I wish we had another occasion to hire you all! Kevin learned our first dance song perfectly. I can’t wait to hear it on the video again.

I can’t say enough great things about the band and the members. I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know getting married.

Hope you’re having a fantastic summer!


Subject: Smiling from ear to ear!
Dom and I just got back from our honeymoon, and we are still smiling from ear to ear about our beautiful wedding. Our happiness is mostly due to the fantastic music you provided. We have received countless compliments about our choice in a band and we wanted to pass on our praises and let you know that people continue to rave about what a great band Ariel was. We are so happy we chose your band for our wedding. You kept everyone on the dance floor the entire time (which is what we wanted!) and picked the perfect mix of music. From our wedding song flawlessly performed by Taileen, to the extended rendition of shout we were so impressed by your sound as a band and felt you were even better than when we heard you last year.

I can’t tell you how happy we are and we can’t wait to watch the video so we can relive every moment! Your music made our event so special. We are so glad our friends have already requested your information for a wedding next June, And if you ever need a reference, please feel free to add our name to the list. We will sing your praises whenever you need us to.

Thank you again it was truly a pleasure!
Victoria and Dominic

Subject: Your band!
Hi Elizabeth,
We are back and I finally had a chance to email you back!!
It truly was amazing and you guys did a FANTASTIC Job!!! We have received nothing but rave reviews about you. I am glad you guys had fun, that is what it was about!! Everyone danced and everything was just amazing…the only thing that went wrong was that it went by too fast L.

Absolutely, let me know where I can put any recommendations for you…I am 150% behind your band J

Thanks again,

Subject: Re: Thank you!
Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for everything!!! We had the most amazing day and you guys were awesome. Everyone said how great the band was…we couldn’t be happier 🙂

I will definitely write a review and recommend you to anyone in need of a band!

Thanks again,

Hi Elizabeth,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the incredible music at our wedding reception. You and your band are truly amazing!!! You are so professional, a pleasure to work with and every song that was played just got better and better! Every person at our wedding raved about you! I can’t wait for all of our friends to get married so we can spread the word about you!

Ariel is the best out there 🙂 My friend works for a production company in NYC and works with a lot of bands…she said you were unbelieveable. Keep up the awesome work!!

Alison and Sean

Hi Len & Elizabeth,
I just wanted to personally thank you & company for a super job done at Tracy & Charlie’s wedding at the Woodbury Country Club. We could not have been happier with the band and many of our guests (some in the business) agreed. Having worked that room with my band many times myself, I knew we made the right choice.

I’d also like to thank everyone, especially Kevin & Taileen, for a great job done on “I Belong To You.” It felt very comfortable and natural sitting in with the band, something I’d enjoy anytime! Also thanks Len for the solid chart for the band and for being so generous with your equipment.

We as musicians know how important the band is to anyone’s affair, and I appreciated knowing that we had that part of the evening covered very well with Ariel on the band stand!

Thanks again & all the best,

Dear Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for your email and for making our wedding so special! It was everything we dreamed of and more! Our plan to have people dancing the entire night was definitely accomplished, thanks to you guys!! I had many people say they took your card and just LOVED the band. You guys were fantastic.

Thank you so much for everything. I will definitely post positive reviews on the bridal sites. That is how I found you guys. I will absolutely recommend you to any of my friends that get married in the future. If you ever need a reference I would be glad to be one for you too.

Thanks again for everything!

Re: Your Performance at my Son’s Wedding
I’ve been trying to get to email you for the last few days to tell you how wonderful I thought you and your group were at my son’s wedding on Sunday, but so many people have emailed and called me to say the same that I’m just getting to it now. Simply put, you guys sounded GREAT! Even though I was so so busy socializing, in the background, I heard you and you sounded fabulous, never missed a note, all singers in harmony! You sounded well rehearsed on every song. I especially enjoyed the Motown medley; you rolled from one song to another perfectly. Additionally, you MCed the wedding smoothy and professionally. You played all the songs we asked for. You even played at the volume we asked for and enjoyed……… plenty of music filling the room but not so much that we couldn’t hear each other. As you already heard, my daughter just got engaged yesterday so we’ll be talking! again.

Thanks for a great job!

Subject: Our wedding!
Michael and I wanted to thank you and the entire band for a wonderful job at our wedding. We and our guests had a great time. Despite the weather earlier in the day, everything went as we had planned and we would not have changed a thing. We wanted a classy affair where people also had a lot of fun. Your band ensured there was an abundance of fun. I just remember the dance floor being full all night. Even those who don’t dance enjoyed the versatility of the music and enjoyed the entertainment. Many of our guests were so touched by the singing of Con Te Patiro. Michael’s cousin was so impressed he went home and logged into your website to allow his children to listen to your band.

Again we want to thank you for contributing to the success of our wedding reception and should you require referrals, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards
Christine and Michael

Dear Elizabeth and the Ariel Band,
We were so thrilled to have Ariel Entertainment for our wedding! Your professionalism and performance exceeded our expectations throughout the planning process and on our wedding day!

Thank you, Elizabeth, for your patience with us as we negotiated and planned every detail. You made the whole process easy and really stress-free. I appreciate your willingness to let us have the freedom to make our own announcements and introductions. The evening was also flawless in terms of your timing and accommodating any last minute requests, etc.

We were really blown away by Kevin and the Band’s performance of our wedding song, So In Love, and the other special parent songs. We were amazed by the Band’s ability to get everyone dancing- some people that hadn’t danced for 30 or more years were grooving all night long….and my grandpa danced to the more contemporary hip hop songs with me and my cousins….that is a miracle!

We would be happy to provide a reference for anyone who is contemplating booking the band as we were. We could not have been more pleased with Ariel. We wish we could do it all over again!

Thank you so much,
Becca and Brandon

I just wanted to thank you and your band for a wonderful evening. you were all fabulous, and if you need a reference, just give me or lisa and jordan a call. i don’t think i ever sat down; i danced all night and thoroughly enjoyed myself to the fullest.

Thanks again for a memorable night. judy

Subject: Re: Thank you!
Hi Elizabeth,
Sorry this is so belated. It seems that post-wedding life has taken a while to settle back down…I’ve been meaning to email you for the longest time. I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding absolutely spectacular! Here’s what I posted about your band on weddingchannel.com:

“Ariel Entertainment was absolutely amazing! They had virtually every guest at our wedding on the dance floor from the first dance to the last. They were very friendly and easy to work with. They learned the song we requested for our first dance, customized the song list to integrate both American and Latin music, and added a percussionist to play the Latin music. We were complimented by many of our guests on how great the band was, and we could not have been more pleased with our band selection!”

As far as suggestions to improve the quality of the experience we had with your group…I’m happy to say I can’t think of a single one…You guys were absolutely great and I wouldn’t have changed a thing!


Subject: Great party!!
A BIG THANKS to all of you! We had tons of happy customers at our holiday party, even the hardest to please gave positive responses, including “Will they be back next year?” 🙂

You are all fantastic musicians and entertainers, and we THANK you for being so diligent with the volume control. Every single person had a great night because of that. Those that didn’t dance, could still chat with their friends without screaming or leaving the room.

Wishing each and every one of you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
Lee and Mary Anne,
and all of your new friends at Canfield Scientific

PS- Also, thank you for graciously allowing the “Canfield Band” to share the stage. Much appreciated.

Subject: Thank you!
Ethan and I are the ones who should be thanking you! Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and the band blew everyone’s mind! I keep saying that I have never been to a wedding where everyone is on the dance floor within the first five minutes. And thank you again for learning our song and letting Dan sing. Our guests loved it, and Dan was impressed by the homework you all did on his song.

Ethan and I loved every single song you played, and they all sounded like the original!! People still can’t get over how great Ariel was. Even the grandparents were dancing the night away….all night! I will be happy to recommend you to anyone, and will post my suggestions online any chance I get.

Thank you again for making our wedding day THE most spectacular experience that we will treasure forever.
Jenna & Ethan

RE: Your wedding reception
Hi Elizabeth!
We are so excited to hear from you. Thank you so much for everything. I can’t even tell you how amazing our wedding was (and not just because it was ours)! Everything was perfect and even the little unexpected things were perfect (like the minister having an emergency and having to leave… you stepped up and did an AMAZING job with the grace!).

Guests were RAVING about the band. It was nothing that anyone has ever experienced before at a wedding! I am SO fortunate to have had you guys play at our wedding. The only suggestion I have is to keep doing what you are doing, you are phenomenal! Now that we are back from the honeymoon (which was fantastic!) and getting settled back into our routine, I will most definitely go onto The Knot and brag about having the best band!

I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding the most perfect day of our lives. It’s funny because during the planning Massimo pushed back a little here and there about different things (mainly because of money), but I don’t think he could envision how all of the details would come together. I was so glad when he said to me that he had no idea that all of the details and planning was going to come together to such an elegant, romantic, uniquely perfect event that was so “us”. Every detail fit together perfectly. He was blown away! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I hope to see you again someday. We would LOVE to have a 5 year anniversary party and have you play!!! We will be in touch. Take care of yourself.

Much Love and gratitude,
Rachael and Massimo

Hi Elizabeth,
I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job playing at my wedding at the Candlewood Inn, Brookfield. Brian and I have gotten such rave reviews of our wedding and everyone has said what a fantastic band! My wedding was everything I could ever dream of and that is due to the unforgettable dance party that took place! The music and the flow of the wedding were perfect! We have had friends refer to the “Ariel Band” as the best wedding band that have ever heard!

I will recommend Ariel to anyone looking for a wedding band in the future!

Thank you again!
Andrea and Brian

Dear Elizabeth,
I am writing to let you know how unbelievably happy Michael and I were with you and your band. Our banquet manager, as you know, was definitely impressed and he will definitely be calling you for future club events!

I’ve never heard so many compliments about a band. You made our wedding reception memorable for everyone present.

We thank you a million times over for being so great. Did you all eat? Drink? Were you taken care of? LYC is a great place to play music – Sailors are fun!

Thank you with both our hearts,
Alison and Michael
PS Elizabeth, please let us know what we can do to promote Ariel. We are so thankful to you, you have no idea….We are happy to do what will help you promote Ariel.

With much gratitude,
Alison and Michael

Dear Elizabeth,
Wow! What a night! I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding so amazing. I knew as soon as I walked in the room and people were already dancing that we were in for a great evening. Your organizational skills and insight throughout our planning was also quite impressive. It was definitely the best day of my life and you helped make it happen!

I look forward to working with you again soon!

All the best,

Subject: Belated Thanks!
Dear Elizabeth (and the Ariel Entertainment Band),
We are very sorry we did not write back sooner, but we did not forget about you! We would like to say thanks so much to you guys for doing such an awesome job at our wedding! So many of our guests were so pleased and excited by the music, as were we! We have been to five weddings since our own and 4 out of 5 of them had DJs, and one had a band. You guys were exceptional by comparison! We really enjoyed the songs that you performed and the energy that you all brought to our reception. We loved that the dance floor was packed for most of the night- that’s exactly what we wanted! Thanks so much again for everything! We have recommended and will continue to recommend Ariel Entertainment!

Feel free to use us as references and we are glad you enjoyed Garden Falls.


Gianna and Albert

Subject: Thank you!
Hi Elizabeth! We have nothing but rave reviews for you and your band. You were very responsive and professional leading up to the event and the band performance was amazing!! All of my friends and our parents’ friends thought you were the best wedding band they’d ever seen. It was a perfect mix of old and new and kept everyone dancing like crazy for the whole night.

We will make sure to pass along your information to anyone who’s looking and I will send you our picture link when it comes in case there are some good band shots you might like to use.

Take care and I hope our paths cross again someday. Thanks again for all of your help in making our day so special!


Subject: Thank you!
I want to thank you for the wonderful job you and the band did for us (will also send a formal ‘thank you’ note) at our wedding reception. Your band was an absolute hit. I kept hearing about how great you were from all of my guests!

I am excited about posting some rave reviews on theknot.com so that other brides will know how great your band is!

Freda and Norm

Subject: Thank you!
Hi Elizabeth,
I just want to tell you that we were so pleased with Ariel’s performance at our daughter’s wedding, and would not hesitate to recommend you!!!!! The dance floor was packed and you did a wonderful job with the special dance songs. I have taken the liberty of sending your information to Michael at the New York Athletic Club. He asked for it. The whole staff thought you were great and that your voices were so good. Hope that gets you some other jobs. Thanks, again for your wonderful handling of our party.
Best, Darby

Subject: Thank you!
Dear Elizabeth,
We just got back today from our honeymoon. We want to thank you and the band for making our wedding amazing. We received a bunch of emails and calls that said your band was fantastic. Thanks so much for everything. We will definitely spread the word. Thanks a million!

Best regards,

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