Skip to main content


Unlike most musicians in the wedding industry, Karly's musical education and background are in jazz and contemporary music as opposed to classical music. As a pianist and vocalist, she specializes in creating unique arrangements of both pop and traditional songs, and even creates "mash-ups" when clients want something unique. Her mash-up of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (by Bach) and "Can't Help Falling in Love" (by Elvis) is a client favorite!

Karly studied at Boston's famed Berklee College of Music (John Mayer went there, too!) and plays with Mannheim Steamroller during the holiday season. Her experience in the music industry as a performer, songwriter, and studio musician give her a unique skillset for weddings: she is acutely aware of how music plays a larger role in setting the tone for guests as they arrive for a ceremony, and she can intuitively segue music from song to song with ease and elegance, avoiding akward silences at all costs. Additionally, as a vendor with 15+ years in the wedding industry who "attends" 50+ wedding ceremonies every year, Karly offers her clients insights beyond the musical realm. She enjoys sharing ideas and tips with clients during their song selection meetings. For many clients, these meetings are where the vision for their ceremony starts to feel real.

Services Offered:


Karly can perform as a soloist (piano, or piano + voice), and she can hire additional players as well, including:

- String players (violin, cello, a string trio or string quartet)

- Additional Vocalists (such as a male vocalist to join her if you want a duet)

- Trumpet players

- Bagpipers

- Guitarists... and more!

Karly also creates recordings for couples to use when live music isn't feasible. Search for Karlyn Music on Instagram, YouTube, and Sound Cloud to hear samples. Contact Karly to request a custom recording for your wedding.


Karly can perform as a soloist (piano, or piano and singing), or with her band. She provides an ecclectic mix of pop songs and jazz standards. Customize the size of the band to fit your budget. (3-4 players is the most popular option.)


Make your First Dance truly memorable by hiring Karly to perform your Spotlight Dance(s) LIVE! This is a great option when clients want their special songs played at a slower or faster tempo than the recording, or when lyrics need to be changed to fit the occasion.


For clients who are incorporating recorded music into their special day, this is a great option to consider. Karly can take your favorite pop song and record it as a solo piano piece, or add some strings. The options are endless. When these types of recordings are created for processional music, Karly can create special versions that are shorter in length, or played in a way that feels more wedding appropriate (slower or more dramatic, etc)

  • Woman-owned
illustration popular

Vendors you may like

See other vendors that are popular with couples right now

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?


What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Music
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Brass - Quintet
Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?


What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
5.0 out of 5 rating
83 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
100% Recommended by couples

8 User photos

83 Reviews
Molly B. Sent on 01/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating


We hired Karly for our daughter's wedding because we held an outdoor wedding (due to Covid) and were unable to have the traditional music in the church. We met with Karly several times prior to the wedding to perfect the timeline and music choices. Karly played the keyboard and brought along a violinist, cellist, and trumpeter. The music was wonderful and unforgettable. We would highly recommend!
Colleen M. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Over the moon and back pleased with Karlyn Jurgensen Wedding Music services! I have hired her 4 times for 4 family weddings!

In the span of one year, three of my daughters were married. All three chose Karlyn Jurgensen to sing at their church wedding cerermonies. Each bride & groom chose different songs with Karly's help at their song selection meetings. One bride asked Karly to find a violinist to accompany her as she played the piano and sang. Another bride asked her to find a flautist. The music was so overwhelmingly beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes. Eight years later, when I was getting remarried during the pandemic, I absolutely had to have Karly sing at my wedding. I was fearful the pastor of the church would not allow me to have a singer and musicians at our wedding. When I told him it was Karly Jurgensen, he approved because he was quite familiar with her performances and completely trusted her song repertoire and professionalism. Since it was during the pandemic, Karly consulted with us remotely and made it possible to hear what the various songs sounded like and helped us decide the best time in the ceremony for each song we selected. Listening to Karly sing is like listening to a heavenly angel's voice. Her beautiful voice is like nothing you've ever heard before! I have one more daughter who just got engaged and I'm certain she will insist that Karlyn Jurgensen sing at her wedding also.
Lauren H. Sent on 01/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Karly is Magical

Magic. Karly made the whole process so easy and fun. She helped us hand pick songs for every part of our ceremony and she was attentive to every detail. The day of our wedding she filled the air with love. I am so happy she was part of our wedding day.
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Message vendor


WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner


Do you want more pricing details?


Karly Jurgensen
Karly Jurgensen
Lead Musician

Hi, I'm Karly! I play the piano and sing, and love providing music for weddings. Just like couples who want something different, I like to PLAY something different... so I'm constantly creating new arrangements and "mash-ups," to keep things new and fresh for my ears and for wedding guests, too.

A "mash-up" is 2 or more songs put together to make one unique song. A few of the mash-ups I've created include:

* Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (by Bach) + Can't Help Falling in Love (by Elvis)

* What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) + Canon in D (Pachelbel)

* Love Song (The Cure) + Canon in D (Pachelbel)

* Rather Be (Clean Bandid) + Trumpet Tune (Clarke)

* Love Story (Taylor Swift) + Viva La Vida (Coldplay)

*Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay) + Something Just Like This (Coldplay)

You can hear recordings of some of these on my Sound Cloud Page (, and more recordings are on the way!

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Mahr String Quartet Mahr String Quartet Wedding Musicians

We absolutely love working with Karly!!! Her voice is heavenly. Her arrangements are unique and custom. She only hires the best musicians to create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Enjoy a one on one consultation to go through your musical selections and walk you through the process. Whether you鈥檙e looking for something modern or traditional/Catholic, you are in the best hands when you hire Karly.

Nova String Quartet Nova String Quartet Wedding Musicians

Karlyn is a fabulous musician! We love to work with her!

Signature Ceremonies LLC Signature Ceremonies LLC Wedding Officiants

Karly is an excellent pianist and vocalist, and she understands all the ceremony cues, timing, and details that other, lesser musicians miss. She combines her experience and skill to make your day perfect. Also, her vast repertoire makes her a great addition to any cocktail hour or champagne reception. When clients ask me for referrals for musicians, she's at the top of my list.


Other vendors in Omaha for your wedding

Wedding Vendors