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.
Lauren & Bob
Aanna Chase Photography
Shannon was the best! She really set the mood for the night, and us & our guests had the best time. She was *super flexible with us on a pretty unique playlist *helped us articulate what we were looking for during the consultation *helped us set a general timeline of events *thoroughly understood what we were looking for *NONE of the cringey DJ stuff you hope to avoid like a "DJ voice" and the Cha Cha Slide I couldn't recommend her highly enough.
Meghan and Chandler
Columbus Park Refectory
Emily A. was amazing! We had already heard from so many married friends that hiring Toast and Jam was one of the best wedding planning decisions they had made. From the jump, Emily assured us that our party would feel unique to us and she went above and beyond to give us and our guests the party of our lives. She even helped us coordinate our friends band performing at the end of the night! She sound checked them and everything! Emily A. is a rockstar and Toast and Jam is the absolute best!
Kelly & Luke
Chicago History Museum
Alyssa Mcelheny Photography
We are big music people and as we began the planning process we realized that the dance floor was one of the most important parts of our wedding. We had heard nothing but good things about the T&J team, and for good reason. From the moment we began working with Shannon it was nothing short of awesome! She was sweet, easy to communicate with, and totally accepted our lists of favorite songs. When it came to the day-of, our dance floor was never empty. Not only did we think it was perfect, but all of our guests raved about how great the music was throughout the night. We’re still getting comments about it! We simply had the best night of our lives and have Shannon to thank for that.
Danika + Mark
Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club
Danielle Simone Charles
We are so grateful to Karin for her lovely DJing for our wedding. We wanted an oldies and soulful music mix and Karin effortlessly played an amazing soundtrack for our entire wedding. We didn't want any cliche wedding songs or much current music and Karin was incredibly respectful of our desired vibe. She also took requests selectively during the reception by playing only songs she thought we'd approve of which was awesome! I would highly recommend Karin and Toast & Jam for any wedding, music was the most important element to us and she delivered! <3
Barbara Huang and David Rosner
Armour House at Lake Forest Academy
Tim Tab Studios
Karin was the DJ of our dreams come true! She was absolutely easy to work with and answered all our neurotic questions throughout the process and provided us great guidance. During the evening, she was so professional and on top of it on timing and announcements. Once the music started, the dance floor was ALWAYS packed and there was never a dull moment. Karin did a great job prepping our playlist and infusing our choices. We are so happy going with Toast and Jam and had a blast!
Jennifer Pinkston-Geer & Jason Geer
Autumn and Melinda Photography.....http://autumnandmelinda.com/
We had an amazing wedding all around and one of the biggest reasons why was the music. It was a surreal evening and Karin Fjellman captured the entire evening perfectly with the music. She was beyond easy to work with, has incredible taste in music, and made the entire evening flow like magic. The music from the moment the guest arrived, to the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, announcements, and then dance party reception were all beyond what I had envisioned. We couldn't have been happier with the entire experience from the get go with Toast & Jam and specifically Karen. They both come highly recommended.
Kat Krzynowek and Jacob Lorenz
Ed & Aileen Photography
One word - Awesomesauce. Eric was absolutely fantastic, our meetings were fun yet professional and he made walking through the whole experience a breeze. We have some random music tastes and he was able to weave everything together flawlessly. Once the party started I think I left the dance floor only to say my obligatory hellos to people or else I would have never left - Thank you Eric for adding to an amazing day!
Erin & Sean
Biagio Events & Catering
Alli. Was. Flawless!!! From our initial meetings, to the end of the night, working with T&J and DJ Alli was such a breeze. She honored our requests, kept the party going and the dance floor full! Our dinner playlist especially truly felt customized to our personal taste, which was impressive because we were pretty vague with our selections. I would recommend T&J and Alli to anyone and would hire them again in a heartbeat! We received many compliments from our guests and had the best time ever! Thanks Alli!!!
Steven Sims & Barry Mann
Mayne Stage, Chicago
We searched many websites to choose our DJ and when we found Toast & Jam we knew they were it. Their website was the only one that published they had worked with Gay clientele & had great reviews and pictures of gay couples. It was important for us to use gay friendly vendors. Eric Anthony was our DJ and all we can say is WOW! From the moment we met him it was an instant connection. He just “got it”. He was so helpful through the entire process and we felt like we struck gold. He had tons of suggestions and made sure we were always on the same page. He took complete care of us the night of the wedding without being glued to our hip. His communication was clear, and he is a great listener. He is definitely you’re A-Z DJ and a fabulous MC. An amazing experience. Steven & Barry