Jo & ZiahWow! Wow! Wow! We had an awesome experience with Toast and Jam, specifically Shannon! Working with her was stress-free. We appreciated the ability to guide the theme of evening while seeing her skills as a DJ shine through, without any micromanagement from us. The ceremony went down without a hitch in large part thanks to the perfectly timed music from Shannon. When the dancing started Shannon cued up the hits and they didn't stop until a raucous, turnt, crescendo of dancing and fun at the end of the night. It was an amazing night and Shannon played a integral part in setting the mood and getting folks to shake their groove thangs.
Tony Favarula Photography
Ryann & Bo
Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oaks Forest Preserve
AJ Abelman Photography
We had a handful of friends and professionals in the wedding industry recommend hiring Toast & Jam for our wedding and we are very happy we did! We loved working with our DJ, Sean Jacobi. From start to finish, Sean and the T&J family (Dena specifically!) offered exceptional customer service. Our wedding ceremony and reception were all outdoors and required equipment set-up in a few locations. Sean took care of everything with such ease. Sean met with us twice before the wedding to get a feel for our overall music vibes and then again to go through music selections and specialty songs. Everything was executed perfectly. And most importantly, our dance floor was packed all night! We can't recommend Sean and T&J enough. They were amazing. Thank you to Sean and his team who helped make our wedding so much fun!
Jess & JarredDJ Michael is the BEST and our unique reception wouldn't have been the same without his expertise and understanding of our needs. We've got eclectic tastes (re: we're music snobs!) so our song selection and preferred sonic ambiance was tough to nail down. Michael was patient, attentive, and did his homework to ensure every single song that made the night's playlist (including first/last dance, father/daughter dance etc.) was in line with our expectations while keeping the crowd of family and friends happy and dancing. We're so pleased with how the night turned out and would recommend DJ Michael and Toast & Jam to ANY couple looking for a world class music experience on their big day. Cheers to the whole crew!
Monica and JeffEric did an outstanding job as the DJ for our wedding! Communication was excellent leading up to the event. He took into account our musical preferences and seamlessly transitioned between songs to keep the dance floor going. Many of our guests commented on how good Eric was. Thanks, Eric!
Woman’s Club of Evanston
Mike & NathalieAlli made our wedding so much fun! Both of us were on the dance floor almost the whole night - every time we tried to sit down, she'd put on another song SO GOOD we had to be out there. Her song selection was so close to our own tastes that it was spooky. At one point Alli pulled a deep Bon Iver cut that Mike loved but hadn't heard in years. At one point Alli pulled a deep Bon Iver cut that Mike loved but hadn't heard in years. Multiple people asked Nathalie "did you make this playlist?" since the music playing felt so "us." At the same time, she adjusted to the tastes and preferences of our guests as well, playing Toto's "Africa" upon request and throwing on some Paul Simon when Nathalie's uncles stepped out onto the dance floor. Overall, an A+ experience and one of the best parts of our wedding.
Allie Appel Photography
Zach & AndreaPicking the DJ was the easiest part of wedding planning; every married couple, caterer, and venue we asked for recommendations ALL said Toast & Jam. With unanimous suggestions and no seconds place it was an obvious choice. With so many things that could go wrong, we decided to hedge our bets with a sure-thing DJ. Planning an out-of-state wedding was a stressful adventure but Shannon and T&J made the music/entertainment part easy. Despite our constantly changing plans, and 11th hour venue change, Shannon did not miss a beat and had helpful suggestions and reassuring advice at every step. She made it easy for us to include our favorite songs (even the obscure ones!), and also introduced us to some new music before the big day. The party was great, and there was some music for everyone from the nine-year-olds to the ninety-year olds.
Maura Black Photography
Susan & NickWould definitely recommend DJ Michael! He was incredibly responsive to our questions whenever we reached out, and was very detail oriented throughout the entire process. It never felt like anything was going to slip through the cracks. Michael did a great job of incorporating the songs we knew we wanted played into his overall set, which all flowed together in a cohesive/seamless way. We got incredibly positive feedback about the music from our wedding guests. Thank you Michael for doing your part in helping to make it such a memorable night.
Meaghan and MichaelDJ Alli did an incredible job bringing the party to our reception. Alli catered to a variety of interests, keeping not only our older guests grooving but also our younger friends. Throughout the process, Alli helped mold our ideal for the perfect reception into an incredible playlist. Would highly recommend to any couple looking to a book a DJ for their reception.
Studio This Is
Taroh & ChrisMy husband and I had a phenomenal wedding and DJ Shannon was a huge part of that! We appreciated her supportive, easy going manner from our first meeting with her, all the way to our last dance. She heard our desires and worked her music magic! Throughout our wedding day, her sweet and calm spirit permeated as she made announcements, gave the bridal party introduction, etc. We had a lot of detailed aspects to our wedding music, and she went above and beyond to accommodate. Our ceremony and reception were emotionally captivating, thanks to Shannon and her exceptional work. I would choose her (and T&J) all over again.
Pic by Shawn Rouse
Huyen and Derek FosterToast & Jam was recommended to us by our venue and from the moment we reached out for our first meeting, we knew Emily would be our DJ, regardless if we picked the company or not. This left us feeling very confident that if we picked Toast & jam we would receive a personalized experience. Fast forward to our final meeting before the wedding and Emily had notes from things we discussed at our first meeting with her to everything we said we wanted in between. We enjoy music like most people but are not experts so we relied heavily on recommendations from Emily and she hit the nail on the head with everything from the ceremony to cocktail hour to the final call!
The Ivy Room
True Grace Photography