Allison & Paul
Osteria Via Stato
Krista Scarlavai Photography
Music sets the tone for a reception, which is why I am so happy that we went with Toast & Jam! Emily was amazing to work with, she got to know Paul and I to truly represent our music tastes throughout the whole reception. Paul is from Ireland so it was important for us to incorporate some Irish music into the night. Emily was very open to everything we wanted and then used her expertise to make sure that the playlist was appreciated by all guests. She did a great job incorporating our favorite music as well as Oldies and Motown to keep the dance floor packed all night!
Dan and Katie Spivak
LaMirage, Rolling Meadows
Hiring Toast & Jam was a fantastic decision for our wedding! We had DJ Jess and all of our guests commented on how epic she made our dance floor. We were a little random as my husband's family is Russian and you eat multiple courses throughout the evening. Jess helped us create mini dance sets and the dance floor was packed for every single one of them! It was important to us that all of our guests felt like they owned the dance floor. She had our parents rocking out and we had friends who didn't get off of the dance floor until 1:30 in the morning. Jess also really knew how to read the crowd and she just made the evening about us. I'm a dork who likes oldies and my husband likes more EDM, etc. She somehow pulled it off and it was amazing! Also, she helped us create the timeline for the evening that we used for our food and photographer. We would recommend Toast & Jam 100%!
Prashant Srivastava and Meredith Cohn
Greenhouse Lofts Photography
Karin Fjellman was our DJ from Toast and Jam and Karin is absolutely the best. Our ceremony with her background music was surreal. Then she rocked the party all afternoon and we had to be kicked out after 4 hours of continuous dancing! She is the consummate professional at the top of her profession!!
Carolyn & Sean O’Reilly
Katy Albert exceeded our expectations! From our first meeting she was very organized and easy to work with. Neither of us are super into music so it was very helpful to have her expertise in picking many of our songs.All of our formal dances were perfectly timed, and she kept the dance floor packed all night long! We had many guests tell us that our wedding was the most fun wedding they had ever been to and a large part of that was our awesome DJ! Thank you Katy!!!
Emily and David
Mark Trela Photography
DJ Karin was awesome. It has been four months since our wedding and people are still telling us how much they loved the music! The dance floor was packed the whole night with all ages represented. We definitely recommend Toast and Jam and DJ Karin!
Alyssa and Devon
Elena Bazini Photography
Emily was our DJ for our wedding in November 2015! She is the best! We were told if we wanted a great DJ and lots of people dancing at our wedding, this was the place to check out first! We wanted to book them almost immediately after looking at their website and seeing their no play list (we loved this) and fantastic reviews. We DID book them immediately after having our initial Skype call with our DJ, Emily, who was super friendly, very professional, and clearly knew her stuff! We had total faith in her and knew everything would be great. Even so, at our reception, Emily exceeded our expectations! We had some family and friends tease us before the wedding when we mentioned songs like the Chicken Dance and Cha Cha Slide wouldn't be played. They were convinced no one would dance. Not only did people dance at our wedding, but people NEVER LEFT THE DANCE FLOOR! It was always packed, even bouncing at one point, and every single person we talked to - no matter what their age or taste in music was - LOVED the DJ. We also really appreciated Emily's advice and help in planning the night out - when introductions, speeches, dinner courses, etc. would take place. She also was very quick to respond to any emails! Then the night of the wedding, she kept everything running smoothly, and it was no problem when we took things out of the schedule, changed things up, or needed her to make an extra announcement. She was absolutely the best! We would HIGHLY recommend Toast & Jam if you want your guests to have the most fun at your wedding and keep dancing all night long!
Parry and Michael
The lovely Emily of Toast & Jam was the DJ for our December wedding. It was a pleasure getting to know her, and she did such an excellent job. People are still telling us how great the music was at our wedding. We loved her. Our parents loved her (very important!). Our guests loved her. Hiring Toast & Jam was one of the best decisions we made! We met with Emily in person twice and my husband and I and my parents also communicated with her over email throughout the wedding planning process. She was always very responsive and helpful. She listened to us during conversations about music and the kind of music we wanted to hear - and the music on the night of was an awesome mix of our own personal requests plus Emily's expert music choices which fit exactly what we were looking for. She was great as the emcee who introduced the toasts, made announcements throughout the night, and let people know when it was their turn to speak. Her fun, kind, and relaxed vibe helped everyone feel totally comfortable. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Toast & Jam and with Emily. And we're so glad that the memories of our wedding reception are linked with songs we loved!
Matt and Mattei Britten
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Orange2 Photo - Nick Gerber
Toast and Jam really lives up to its reputation. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ and MC. From the first meeting Katy was a great fit. She listened, offered suggestions, and was just a wonderful person to work with, both professional and charismatic. On our wedding day she was calm and collected, double checked name pronunciations, helped us get thru the logistics of the announcements, speeches and all the things you don't feel like remembering on your wedding day. The dance floor was never empty. We had countless friends and family members comment on how great the music was, and how well it was transitioned. We even discovered that a certain family member could do the worm. Given the age range of our guests it really is saying something when people young and old love the music. Katy pulled everything off flawlessly!
Julie & Ryan
J. Harley Photography
Our experience was top notch from the beginning. Toast and Jam is one of the best DJ groups in the city, and we totally agree. We worked with Shannon Duffy and she was great from our very first meeting to our wedding day. When asked what our vision was for our wedding, we told her that we wanted our night to be a big, fun party where the dance floor was full at all times. Shannon did an amazing job and fulfilled our request. She helped pick songs that represented our vision of the day. Everyone was on the dance floor and the energy was great. Since our wedding we have received numerous compliments about our day and especially the DJ and how she was amazing, kept the dance songs going, played all different genres of music so everyone felt special and even with our ceremony everyone loved the variety of music. This could not have been accomplished without her help and guidance. We are truly great full for Shannon and the amazing music set she put together. It truly was a night we will always remember.
Bryce & Sarah Skriba
Riverside Receptions (Geneva, IL)
DJ Karin Fjellman is awesome!!! She was DJ for Sarah's cousin's wedding 2 years ago, and we loved her so much we decided to give her a call when planning our own wedding! Toast and Jam as a company was professional, responsive, and very easy to communicate with. The same goes for Karin. When discussing our event with her during our first meeting (when booking) and also our final meeting (right before the wedding) she was extremely thorough. She thought to ask about points of reception that we wouldn't have remembered! It was clear that she listened to all our requests/dislikes once we heard her play. Also, she did a great job 'reading' the crowd at the reception and on the dance floor. She played songs that were sure to be a hit to the different audiences, but fun for all. She also did a great job MCing. She only used the mic when necessary, and she was right on the ball. As our MC, she had to coordinate with a live jazz band we hired for cocktails and dinner and the coordinators and chef at our reception venue. I would highly recommend her for any event!!!