Ross + Kim
Boleo at The Kimpton Gray Hotel
KARIN CRUSHED IT! I can not even put into words how happy I am that Karin was a part of our wedding. From our first conversation, she was incredible to work with. She guided us through the entire process and knew every question to ask to make sure she understood the vibe we were going for. And, like I said, holy sh*t, she crushed it. As requested, we literally danced from the second the doors to the reception opened until every chanted for 'one more song' at the end of the night. She did SUCH a good job reading the room, keeping the night's schedule on track, and jamming with the rest of us. I can't imagine our wedding without her! You would be doing yourself a major disservice if you didn't request Karin for your event. THANK YOU, KARIN!!!
Katie & Shane
Low Res Studio
Our wedding was so much fun, and a major part of that was Helean! A guest told us, "Your DJ is KILLING IT!" and that was only one of several comments in reference to how awesome Helean was throughout the night. We had a lot of fun even before the wedding, meeting up with Helean and talking about music. Helean is super enthusiastic about making playlists come together, and will take time to help track (the right versions of) individual songs down. She spectacularly was able to reflect both of our personalities and tastes in music pre and post ceremony and on the dance floor. We just told her the songs we like and dislike and she took over things from there -- Hands down the best thing we did was just letting Helean do her thing! Every song played was that song that makes a person say, "Oh, I have GOT to get on the floor for this one!"
Lincoln & Elizabeth
The Montgomery Club
Sean Woods photography
DJ Eric Anthony was great! He made our wedding celebration so festive, fun and inviting for all of our guests. Eric was very attentive from the minute we confirmed our event with him. He helped us plan the run of show for the event, captured all of our preferences and musical tastes and was truly a great partner for our event. Thank you to the Toast & Jam team and especially to Eric for making our event so memorable!
Tom & Katy
Ignite Glass Studios
Louie Abellera Weddings
Eric was perfect. Our dance floor was packed from the moment it started until the very end and the energy stayed high the entire time. We received a lot of compliments from everyone, including from our other vendors, was how great the music was. Also, Eric was well coordinated with our day of coordinator and kept everything moving right on schedule. Eric made the process very easy, simple, and fun for us. We had a wide variety of tastes and Eric put together a great playlist from just a list of the artists we enjoy. We would highly recommend Eric for any occasion. Thank you Eric for making our reception stellar.
Kristen & Matt
True BBQ & Whiskey Bar
White Quill Creative
I first saw Toast & Jam’s booth at Indie Wed and I loved all the music they were playing! Even though they were booked my wedding day they put me on a waitlist and continued to try to accommodate me! I booked another dj service that claims to be “not your average wedding dj” and they were below average! They played my friend’s wedding and I hated what they did! They didn’t play any slow songs or even honor some of the guests requests! Plus this other company wanted me to build a playlist - What kind of bride has time for that?! Toast & Jam swooped in with the SAVE and Helean was available! Not only did I get to personally meet my dj beforehand (many companies don’t offer this like one who said I would be assigned whoever was available like a week before- that just doesn’t seem professional to me. ) Toast & Jam’s timeline and tools were so helpful it was like Helean was my wedding planner! My wedding was saved! I danced ALL night and received multiple compliments from my guests. Helean was amazing! Toast & Jam is the way to go for dj’s - less hassle, great selection, great dj’s!
Jonas & Kate
Zia's Lago Vista
Kathleen Virginia Photo
DJ Karin was a integral part of our wedding and we would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering hiring a professional DJ. From the first meeting to the last song, Karin helped guide us through our special day. She was extremely helpful in determining the best selection of music for our guests, understood our needs and over-exceeded our expectations. Her attention to detail and experience was something that made our day enjoyable and memorable. Almost everyone has provided nonstop compliments about Karin and the positive atmosphere she projected for our wedding. Absolute 10 out of 10, we would highly recommend DJ Karin. From ALL of us, THANK YOU!
Leah McCormick & Kevin Abramowica
The Newberry Library
Our DJ, Eric Anthony, was amazing! He really took the time to get to know us and our music "personalities." He totally set the mood during the ceremony and during the reception. Everyone commented that during the dance time every person was out on the dance floor. It was something no one had ever seen before. This was something that was very, very important to us. I had two newly married friends that had negative experiences with other DJ companies, so I was very picky about what company I went with. I cannot emphasize how happy I was with the music selection and how happy I was that everyone was up and dancing. My new mother in law even commented that she saw relatives dancing that never danced and her father danced several times (which was extremely rare for him). It really made my wedding day! Thank you T&J and Eric!
Kristin & Joe
Butterfield Country Club
Crane's Wedding Photography
We had a wonderful experience with Toast & Jam, specifically Shannon Duffy. She did an amazing job with our playlist and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. She was a terrific MC as well and helped keep the dinner/toasts on schedule. We met with Shannon twice before the wedding to sort out all the details. She listened to everything we were looking for and provided an extensive song list we could choose from. No need to spend thousands of dollars on a band- The Toast & Jam DJs are where it's at! If we ever plan a party again and need a DJ- Shannon will be our choice!
Bill & Ann
Eric did a fantastic job for our wedding ceremony and reception at the Morton Arboretum! He was professional and kind from our first planning meeting to the last song of the night. My groom was dancing up a storm and we had a blast all night! Thanks for the great music!
Kobi & Kathleen
Fire House Chicago
From the moment we met Eric Anthony, we had a good feeling. Super nice, professional, personable. He described the different ways we could utilize his DJ equipment from mic’ing the ceremony & toasts, classical music for the ceremony, afterwards cocktail music outside to dance music inside. Now all we had to do was pick our favorite music (which was like a part-time job that included a spreadsheet - we like a variety of music) and wait. Our second meeting, right before the wedding, we knew that with Eric’s attention to detail, we had nothing to worry about and we were correct! Throughout the event, he coordinated with our venue director to ensure everything was impeccably timed. He obviously combed through our music list and picked just the right flow. He had our guests up and dancing from the time the floor opened to last call. His enthusiasm was contagious as he jammed along with us from behind the DJ table. Don’t wait, ask for Eric early as I am positive he will be booking up well ahead.