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Music For Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

Whether your celebration is large or small, a faith-based or civil ceremony, an elaborate reception at a country club or resort or an intimate gathering for close family and friends, Carolyn has years of experience providing music for all types of weddings.

For Your Ceremony
You've been searching for just the right songs that reflect your musical tastes and yet remain within the traditions of your faith. And you need a musician to bring these songs to life in the reverent manner called for on this most important day. As a wedding ceremony musician, Carolyn is uniquely qualified to assist you.
  • She can serve as both vocal soloist and pianist, performing your instrumental selections as well as singing special vocal solos from the piano
  • She can provide solo piano music if only instrumental selections are desired, with the option of also providing piano accompaniment for other instrumentalists or vocal soloists
  • She can serve as your vocal soloist, with your church organist, a string ensemble or other instrumentalists providing accompaniment
Carolyn is keenly aware of the need to choose music that it appropriate to the occasion and she will work within the guidelines of your church or venue to assure that the selections you choose are appropriate and beautifully performed.

Music planning assistance is also part of her commitment to you. A complimentary copy of her CD, "Music for Your Wedding Ceremony", along with a comprehensive booklet she authored to guide you through the process, is available to all ceremony clients. The CD includes over 45 song excerpts representing a wide variety of musical styles, and includes a special section devoted to music for the Catholic wedding ceremony.

For Your Reception
This is the day you've been waiting for, and nothing says "elegance" like live music. As a background pianist and singer/pianist, Carolyn specializes in a wide variety of musical styles. The music of Broadway - from classic Jerome Kern and Cole Porter to the modern masterworks of Andrew Lloyd Webber - is a particular specialty. Popular jazz standards and romantic ballads from Sinatra to Streisand and Norah Jones are well represented, and favorite classical selections can also be included. Carolyn blends these diverse styles into a seamless set of songs, lending the understated elegance to your cocktail and dinner reception that only an experienced musician can provide.

Ideas To Consider
Thinking about having a small ensemble perform your wedding music? Perhaps strings playing Bach and Mozart with piano accompaniment before your ceremony, or a trumpet fanfare to announce your processional. Maybe you'd like another vocalist to sing a duet with Carolyn during the ceremony. The upbeat sound of a jazz trio playing Frank Sinatra's greatest hits makes for a grand entrance at your reception. Or maybe you simply want quiet, conversation-friendly solo piano playing soft ballads in the background. All of these are possible as Carolyn collaborates regularly with the finest musicians in the region and can create just the right ensemble for your wedding day.

Special song requests are always welcome, and Carolyn is adept at singing in several foreign languages. She maintains an extensive library of music in a wide variety of styles, and custom arrangements can be developed for an additional fee.

If your venue does not provide a piano, Carolyn's portable digital piano and professional sound system are available for a nominal cartage fee.

Contact Carolyn for additional information about music for your wedding.

What Others Are Saying
"Carolyn, thank you so much for the beautiful music you provided. You do it in a way that is so evocative. It was a wedding ceremony that was everything we hoped for and more. We are truly so truly glad you were a part of making this happen!"
   DiMotto wedding ceremony, Milwaukee, July 2011
"Thank you so much for the wonderful music you provided for our wedding ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how nicely the ceremony flowed, and of course your beautiful music to accompany it made it so much more memorable. It has been a pleasure working with you -- please add us to your mailing list so we can continue to follow your work."
   Robins/Sellars wedding ceremony, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, August 2010.
"We are so glad we chose you to sing and play for our wedding ceremony. Your music, along with the string quartet, was exactly what we wanted and we couldn't be happier. Thank you!!"
   Mehrstedt/Kozeniecki wedding ceremony, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee, July 2009
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being such a wonderful part of our wedding celebration! You are so fun, warm and accomplished as a musician -- we deeply appreciate all your time and effort."
   Young/Wieland wedding ceremony and rehearsal dinner, The Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee, February 2008
"Your music was absolutely perfect for our ceremony and reception -- we are so glad we found you!! Thank you for your beautiful piano music and vocals, and for including so many of our favorite songs."
   Klein wedding ceremony and reception, Maxim's (Nancy Goldberg Center), Chicago, February 2006
"Your piano and vocal music on our wedding day was wonderful! Our guests were absolutely delighted ... it was everything I ever dreamed of!"
   Matus/Bailey wedding ceremony and reception, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chicago, December 2005.
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