AVIVA Strings

Elegant Live Strings For Weddings, Events and Special Occasions

Elegant Live Strings For Weddings, Events and Special Occasions. Serving Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, The Wyoming Valley and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Poconos, The Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Binghmaton, Delaware, New Jersey, and beyond!

 

The Wyoming Valley: Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Scranton, Hazleton, Moosic, Clarks Summit and the surrounding areas.

The Pocono Mountain Region: Blakeslee, Canadensis, Bangor, Delaware Water Gap, Jim Thorpe, Pocono Summit, Stroudsburg, Tannersville, Tobyhanna and the surrounding areas.

The Lehigh Valley: Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Emmaus, Macungie, Nazareth, Northampton, Kutztown, and the surrounding areas.

Montgomery County and the Main Line: Lansdale, King of Prussia, Lower and Upper Merion, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Doylestown, Ambler, Narberth, Pottstown, Collegeville, and the surrounding areas.

Philadelphia and the Tri-State Area: New Hope, Lambertville, Camden, Moorestown, Wilmington, and the surrounding areas.

Binghamton and the surrounding areas.

Sydney & Matt | Fiddle Lake Farm Real Wedding & Feature in The Knot Magazine!

We can't even believe it - our name is officially in print! AVIVA Strings (along with a seriously all-star vendor team) was feature in The Knot magazine, Pennsylvania Fall/Winter 2017 issue! Yay! We haven't gotten our hands on a hardcopy yet but click here for digital edition!

AVIVA Strings is so excited to be featured in The Knot magazine! We loved being part of this incredible, rustic, elegant Pennsylvania wedding!

AVIVA Strings is so excited to be featured in The Knot magazine! We loved being part of this incredible, rustic, elegant Pennsylvania wedding!

This wedding was full of magic, including a mid-ceremony 'Kiss the Girl' sing-a-long (can you guess which part of the ceremony that came before?) featuring AVIVA Strings' string quartet + pianist along with a close friend of the bride & groom leading the singing! There were so many special details, including custom arrangements for string quartet of Vance Joy's 'Riptide' and Temper Trap's 'Sweet Disposition' (one of our favorites!) as well as a 'Call Me Maybe' recessional and everything from Disney to Coldplay to the Beatles for cocktail hour! 

Check out the list of incredible vendors that made this unbelievable wedding at Fiddle Lake Farm possible! Links are below!

Check out the list of incredible vendors that made this unbelievable wedding at Fiddle Lake Farm possible! Links are below!

One of our favorite aspects of this incredible event was how involved everyone was in the planning of the details. We spoke to both Syd & Matt multiple times about their vision for the day, what sort of 'playlist' they were imagining, favorite artists, favorite songs. And we also got to chat with Sydney's mom throughout the planning process as well as their friends who took part in the musical moments during their ceremony. Sydney told me after the wedding that she loved hearing the sounds of the quartet wafting through the trees (it was like an enchanted forest, really) as she rode up to her ceremony in a vintage automobile, before taking one of the most important 'walks' of her life!

Here is what Lori, mother-of-the-bride, had to say about her experience with AVIVA Strings!

Jessica and AVIVA were fabulous. They were professional, flexible (had the wedding in the woods), had only 15 minutes before the service to practice with our soloist and it sounded flawless. The music was outstanding and contributed to a magical wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. I am the mother-of-the-bride and it is refreshing to deal with vendors who do their job so well. Thank you AVIVA. You are the best! 

 

Gorgeous photo, courtesy of Danielle Coons Photography, of AVIVA Strings' quartet enjoying some pre-ceremony time in the woods!

Gorgeous photo, courtesy of Danielle Coons Photography, of AVIVA Strings' quartet enjoying some pre-ceremony time in the woods!

AVIVA Strings violinist performing for this incredible Poconos wedding! Photo courtesy of Danielle Coons Photography

AVIVA Strings violinist performing for this incredible Poconos wedding!

Photo courtesy of Danielle Coons Photography

Vendor Team

Ceremony Strings | AVIVA Strings

Venue | Fiddle Lake Farm

Photographer | Danielle Coons Photography

Videographer | Birdhouse Wedding Films

Planning | L.C. Solutions

Catering | Epicurean Delight

Reception Entertainment | Franklin & Alison Dance Band

AVIVA Strings provides elegant, live strings and jazz ensembles for weddings, events and special occasions throughout all of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, the Poconos, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and beyond!

www.AVIVAstrings.com | hello@AVIVAstrings.com

AVIVA Strings founder named '20 under 40'!

So thrilled to announce that AVIVA Strings founder, Jessica Nataupsky Kang, has been named '20 under 40' for 2017 by the Times Leader of Northeastern Pennsylvania! She was recognized for her achievements as a business owner and community leader throughout Northeastern PA and beyond! Click the image below for the full article or click HERE to head to the original post on the Times Leader website!

Jessica Nataupsky Kang, founder of AVIVA Strings, named 20 under 40 in Northeastern Pennsylvania by the Times Leader!

AVIVA Strings provides elegant, live strings and jazz ensembles for weddings, events and special occasions throughout all of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, the Poconos, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and beyond!

www.AVIVAstrings.com | hello@AVIVAstrings.com

Serena & Matthew | Stroudsmoor Country Inn Real Summer Wedding

As the weather is getting warmer, and the flowers are beginning to bloom, all we can think about are all the incredible spring and summer weddings we have coming up! We are having the best time planning the perfect ceremony and cocktail hour 'playlists' for our couples getting married in the next few weeks and months. All of our ensembles are going to be super busy this season, from our soloists, duos, trios and string quartets, to our jazz combos and even harpists and singers! We are getting ready for a very busy couple of months!

Our string and flute duo performing for a beautiful summer wedding at Stroudsmoor Country Inn. Photo courtesy of Michelle Holt Photography

Our string and flute duo performing for a beautiful summer wedding at Stroudsmoor Country Inn.

Photo courtesy of Michelle Holt Photography

While, wedding season has officially begun here at AVIVA Strings, we can't help but be reminded of some of the amazing, warm-weather, outdoor weddings we had the honor of performing for last spring and summer. We are excited to highlight one of the most stunning ceremonies we performed for last summer at the always-gorgeous, Stroudsmoor Country Inn located in Stroudsburg, PA in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. We positively love performing at Stroudsmoor - all of their celebration spaces are spectacular and the Stroudsmoor wedding team is second to none. 

 

AVIVA Strings strings ensemble warming up before a ceremony at the spectacular Stroudsmoor Country Inn in the Pocono Mountains. Photo courtest of Michelle Holt Photography

AVIVA Strings strings ensemble warming up before a ceremony at the spectacular Stroudsmoor Country Inn in the Pocono Mountains.

Photo courtest of Michelle Holt Photography

This wedding took place Stroudsmoor's Woodsgate venue, which is tucked away in the trees to create the most magical, intimate atmosphere. Our couple chose a cello and flute duo and had special requests ranging from Canon in D to John Legend's 'All of Me' to The Beatles! We had the best time working on all aspects of Serena & Matthew's ceremony music and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!

We had the pleasure of working with some unbelievable colleagues on this beautiful wedding! 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Team

Ceremony Strings | AVIVA Strings

Venue | Stroudsmoor Country Inn

Photographer | Michelle Holt Photography

Videographer | Kevin Fonash Studios

AVIVA Strings provides elegant, live strings and jazz ensembles for weddings, events and special occasions throughout all of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, the Poconos, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and beyond!

www.AVIVAstrings.com | hello@AVIVAstrings.com

Say 'hello' to AVIVA Strings' brand new email address!

We finally have a new email address utilizing our own domain (i.e. @avivastrings.com instead of @gmail.com) and we are so dang excited! You can now reach us for all of your wedding and event music needs at hello@AVIVAstrings.com! We know - this may seem small, but its something we've been looking forward to creating for along time. We finally had an opportunity to get to it and spent the better part of the day migrating all of our emails, various social media accounts, and troubleshooting all the little things that we were confused about! We are so looking forward to being able to better serve YOU - our wonderful clients - with this new email account!

Plus, sometimes we like being a little fancy schmancy! ;) Who doesn't right??

Looking for strings or jazz for your wedding or special event? Shoot us an email at our brand NEW email address! 

Looking for strings or jazz for your wedding or special event? Shoot us an email at our brand NEW email address! 

AVIVA Strings provides elegant, live strings and jazz ensembles for weddings, events and special occasions throughout all of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, the Poconos, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and beyond!

www.AVIVAstrings.com | hello@AVIVAstrings.com

An AVIVA Strings feature!

AVIVA Strings was so thrilled to be a featured vendor a few weeks ago on Seneca's Blog!

Check out our feature HERE!

We met Seneca through our local Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rising Tide Society chapter (which she started) almost 2 years ago. In addition to being an amazing, awe-inspiring friend and colleague, Seneca is the founder and principal photographer at Photography by Seneca, the owner and operator of Seneca's Bridal & Dress Boutique located in Montrose, and co-founder of Confetti Photo Booth! Click the links to check out each of her amazing businesses. WOWZA! Such a #bosslady, seriously.  

We're going to be featuring Seneca and all of her incredible businesses on our blog down the road, but for now, we just wanted to say THANKS for the shout out, Seneca! We are so grateful to know you and can't wait to work with you this upcoming wedding season!

AVIVA Strings provides elegant, live strings and jazz ensembles for weddings, events and special occasions throughout all of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, the Poconos, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and beyond!

www.AVIVAstrings.com | hello@AVIVAstrings.com

Can AVIVA Strings travel to my wedding??

Ever wondered how far AVIVA Strings will travel for your wedding or event? We receive many questions about where our string quartets, trios, jazz combos and other ensembles perform, and many of our clients are surprised to find out that we perform everywhere from Philadelphia to Allentown to the Poconos and all places above below and in between! Literally! And of course, if you're having a destination wedding, our musicians travel and perform worldwide!

We're so excited to highlight some of our favorite places to make music in! In the coming months, we'll be doing more in-depth features on these spectacular locations and how live music can enhance your ceremony and reception in these incredible places. We're always excited to work in new venues and spaces! Where are you getting married?? Wherever it is, we can't wait to chat with you about your wedding music!

Wedding & Events in the Philadelphia & the Tri-State Area:

AVIVA Strings violin & cello duo performed for a spectacular wedding at the Riverbend Center outside of Philadelphia this past fall!  Image courtesy of Melissa Kelly Photography

AVIVA Strings violin & cello duo performed for a spectacular wedding at the Riverbend Center outside of Philadelphia this past fall! 

Image courtesy of Melissa Kelly Photography

Check out this magical setting at the Old Mill in Media, PA! A truly magnificent place to say 'I do'! Our string trio was thrilled to be included in the celebration! Image courtesy of Philly-based photographer, ME Photo & Design.

Check out this magical setting at the Old Mill in Media, PA! A truly magnificent place to say 'I do'! Our string trio was thrilled to be included in the celebration!

Image courtesy of Philly-based photographer, ME Photo & Design.

Wedding & Events in Allentown, the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre & Northeastern Pennsylvania:

A beautiful summer wedding at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains! Can you spot our string quartet?? Image courtesy of Dove Photography

A beautiful summer wedding at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains! Can you spot our string quartet??

Image courtesy of Dove Photography

 

AVIVA Strings provides elegant, live strings and jazz ensembles for weddings, events and special occasions throughout all of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, the Poconos, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and beyond!

www.AVIVAstrings.com | AVIVAstrings@gmail.com

We feel so LOVED!

AVIVA Strings violin & cello duo accompany our beautiful fall bride down the 'aisle' at the historic Duportail House outside of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Kristland Lee Photography.

AVIVA Strings violin & cello duo accompany our beautiful fall bride down the 'aisle' at the historic Duportail House outside of Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Kristland Lee Photography.

Happy Friday everyone! A quick update to mention that we've added a bunch of reviews (and pretty photos) from some of our recent AVIVA Strings wedding clients to our client LOVE page! Some of our more recent accolades include praise for one of our string duos from a snowy Philly winter bride (and omg the photo in the snow! be still, my beating heart; you can read the Real Wedding blog post HERE for more on that perfect day), beautiful words from another fall Philadelphia bride (did we mention that we <3 <3 <3 fall weddings?) who was married at the historic Duportail House,  thanks from our most recent Scranton couple who said 'I do' at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel to the beautiful sounds of their string trio, and our super sweet couple who exchanged their vows in the chapel at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge!

Have you worked with us in the past? Have you heard one of our string or jazz ensembles perform at a wedding or event? We would love to hear from you! Please consider leaving a review for us by clicking the links below! <3

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AVIVA Strings provides elegant, live strings and jazz ensembles for weddings, events and special occasions throughout all of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, the Poconos, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and beyond!

www.AVIVAstrings.com | AVIVAstrings@gmail.com

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