George and Patty Medairy
Steve Scap - George Street Photography
We had the pleasure of having Toast & Jam provide the music for our recent wedding reception, and to say Toast & Jam and our DJ - Karin Fjellman - were amazing is the understatement of the year! Karin and her jams made our night more fun that we could have ever imagined, and she was so easy to work with. It was like she read our minds and knew exactly what classic tune or current crowd-pleaser to play to get everyone on the dance floor. We could not wait to hear what she played next. While there were many memorable moments - some of our favorites include a Nirvana tune that got our entire reception to start moshing, when Karin found an obscure sentimental song my sister requested, or ending the night with a full room sing-along of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. In fact - people were having so much fun they were legitimately sad when the music concluded. I have had numerous people tell me that our music was the best they had ever heard at a wedding reception. In fact, my uncle told me that he is going to insist that the remaining 16 of my unmarried cousins invite Toast & Jam to DJ their weddings - his kids or not. Thank you to Karin and Toast & Jam for your amazing work. You made our wedding reception a night we will truly never forget!!
Elaine and David Stern
Woman's Athletic Club
George with PJ Photography
We hired Katy with Toast & Jam after hearing another T&J DJ at my cousin's wedding. I remember the music was awesome and I didn't leave the dance floor once, so T&J immediately came to mind when we started planning our wedding. After we met with Katy, we were immediately impressed by her balance of professionalism and hip-ness. After our last phone call with Katy a few weeks before the wedding, we had no doubts and really felt like she 'got' us and the style we were going for. We couldn't have been happier on the big day! The night flowed seamlessly and perfectly thanks, in large part, to Katy! She knew exactly how to read the crowd and what would keep people on the dance floor. We can't recommend T&J highly enough for your wedding or event!
Ryan and Katie
The Outing Club
Creative Wedding Package
Thank you so much to our fabulous DJs, Katy and Jess! Toast and Jam really made our renewal of vows special with awesome tunes the entire night! The dance floor was never empty!! Katy and Jess were super easy and fun to work with and listened to our every request! We have absolutely no complaints and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to have a phenomenal party!! Love you Toast and Jam!
Adam & Sara
Chicago Curling Club
Katy was phenomenal! We could write about how great she was in meetings as we crafted our ceremony and reception. We could write about how she had a keen sense of the room and a ability to play the right song at the write time. We could write about how she was extremely flexible when things needed to be adjusted on the fly. Or we can just write: hire Katy from Toast & Jam, and then worry about everything else.
Jess & Sean
Mark Randazzo - r3mg creative boutique
Daniel was awesome from the beginning! Sean and I knew immediately we were in good hands when we met him! Before the wedding he was very thorough and kept us in line with great communication. On our wedding day, our ceremony and music were perfect and he kept our dancing shoes on at the reception! We have so many amazing photographs to prove that Daniel kept the night alive. Thank you for making our special day very memorable, Daniel!
Shannon and Alec
We hired toast and jam for our wedding at the last minute when we decided that we would like to have both a band and a DJ for the evening. Tim from toast and jam KILLED IT! He was such a pleasure to work with and he made all of the planning so easy and fun. He coordinated with the band and made everything a breeze. His MC skills were so great; the night went flawlessly. He read the crowd like a pro and kept the party going all night, there wasn't one dud song. Our guests had a blast and we received so many compliments from everyone. We can't thank him enough he was so rad. Don't hesitate to book Tim, he rocks.
Janice + Andrew
The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois
Before finding Toast & Jam, we were struggling to find a good DJ for our wedding. My husband had a very specific playlist in mind that did not include a countdown of the Top 40. So when we found Toast & Jam, Katie was like a heaven-sent DJ. She immediately understood our musical tastes and was so incredibly friendly in our Skype chats since we were planning from New York. What I appreciated most about Katie was how she incorporated all of our suggested songs but was also perceptive enough to gauge the tracks that would really get the dance floor moving without compromising the musical integrity of the night. When the crowd's energy waned, she didn't default to cheesy tunes or the "geezer pleasers" but would throw on something unexpectedly awesome and infectious! Even the attendees who usually stay on the dance floor outskirts could not resist jumping into the middle of the dance circle. Throughout the wedding Katie was also excellent about adhering to the timeline. She would alert the photographer to the upcoming speeches or cake cutting so we could be confident all those major moments were captured. It was a huge stress reliever to know she was looking out for us. We cannot recommend Katie and Toast & Jam enough!
Chris and Amy Stansbury
Toast and Jam was incredible. Alli brought so much energy and light to our love story. We had an awesome playlist that everyone could sing and dance too. Our love story started with music so it was incredibly important our music was a highlight in our day. Alli, you are amazing!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you.
Brian and Meg
Jennifer Shaffer Photography
Alli from Toast and Jam was the BEST wedding DJ!!!! After attending a friend's wedding and loving the DJ from Toast and Jam I knew I had to have them at our wedding! Alli made the whole process so fun and easy! I love how Toast and Jam does not use a bunch of gimmicks to get people to dance but instead plays great music and reads the room! We didn't have a wedding planner so Alli was so great at creating a schedule of events and keeping us on track! Alli really listened to what we wanted and the night was perfect thanks to her! People danced the whole night and we got so many compliments on the music! Even my 88 year old grandma got out on the dance floor in her wheel chair and I have never seen her dance at a wedding before!
Brendan & Katy
Patrick Fahrner Photography
Our Toast & Jam experience could not have been better. While in Los Angeles, we were planning a wedding for Chicago and our DJ, Shannon, could not have been more accommodating. She was very sociable and easy to talk to regarding what type of music and atmosphere we wanted for our dinner and reception. Our consultations were thorough and productive, but felt like a fun conversation between friends. At the wedding itself, she was prompt, efficient, warm and upbeat. We didn't have to worry about any set-up or logistics, Shannon took care of everything with a smile. She was able to accommodate our request for live music by providing two microphones for vocals and guitar. When it was time for the dance party, she kept everyone on the dance floor by playing hit after hit that people *wanted* to hear, rather than the usual wedding fare. She also kept the energy high by dancing behind her turn table. She was warm and receptive to all the guests and took requests when approached. Even when it was time for the groom to play some music for the guests, she maintained levels live- ensuring that the sound would be perfect. Because of Shannon, the dance floor was never empty, which made for a perfect wedding.