For Episode 30 of the Nebraska Wedding Podcast, Kelly sits down with Karly Jurgensen of Karlyn Music to discuss all of the unexpected ways music plays in to the big day.
Fun fact, “Karlyn” is actually Karly’s full name – which, of course, explains her business’ name. She’s been playing the piano since she was 8 years old, and decided pretty early on she hoped to make a career of music. She attended Berkeley College of Music in Boston, where she received a Bachelor of Music with a major in Songwriting. ( So YES – she totally knows what she’s doing.) After college she moved to NYC where she was part of the big city grind… until she met a Nebraska boy that swept her off her feet. The rest is history! (Some pretty cool history that includes a national TV appearance and subsequent musical career with Mannheim Steamroller (1:50) )
Once in Nebraska, Karly realized there was a legitimate lack of customized music in the wedding industry… one SHE wanted to fill. She now does 50 to 75 weddings in the Nebraska and Iowa areas per year. (2:50)
Karly talks about the challenges of running a business while raising two very young children (8:00) and as we usually do around here, she reveals three things her clients may not know about her. (Her FIRST fact involves hanging out Billy Joel and Don Henley. Yeah, really.)
Karly dives in to what questions she wishes brides and grooms were asking when booking her services, (11:49) as well as unique ways they can incorporate customized music into their big days. (15:40)
She talks through some of the really cool stuff she can put together for both the reception and ceremony, and honestly, we’re shocked we haven’t heard more of this. It’s genius. (17:30) She also goes over what kind of music is best during which parts of your wedding, and how to determine what equipment is needed (because you want your guests to actually hear the vows you worked so hard on!) She also discusses some amazing ideas about incorporating your favorite songs in an entirely unique way you may not have ever thought of!