Anna and Daniel
The Grove Redfield Estate
DJ Emily made our whole wedding a truly magical and unforgettable experience. My husband and I are both professional dancers, and as such, music is a huge part of our lives and community. We knew instantly when we met Emily we could trust her to make selections representative of our tastes and the exuberant mood we wanted to inspire at our reception. Suffice it to say, Emily did not disappoint! From the moment the music started, the dance floor just erupted with joy and the dancing lasted through the whole night. Not only did she help us get literally all of our guests on the dance floor throughout the entire evening, she was also absolutely an indispensable part of our planning team, helping us craft a timeline, advising how to best utilize our venue from ceremony to reception, and helping us iron out other tiny logistical details that slipped our minds completely. She was encouraging, warm, and funny from start to finish, and our guests just adored her. Emily truly delivered a thoughtful and joyful experience which honored and celebrated who we are as couple and also created the best dance party we have ever had the pleasure to attend! We can’t recommend Emily and Toast and Jam highly enough!
Marvin and Nicole
Emily was the best! Nicole found Toast and Jam through a co worker who had recently gotten married. We met with Emily twice before the wedding, I was already impressed with thier list of music. I was also impressed with what they wouldn't play. (Chicken Dance? Electric Slide? Ain't nobody got time for that!) Emily was fantastic during the meetings. If we needed suggestions for certain songs, she had lists ready to go. We were also able to provide aditional songs from our own collection. The list of songs is MASSIVE but if you don't see something, ask they probably have it. Toast and Jam knows music and they will keep the party going. We were worried about having an empty dance floor, but at no point in the night was that an issue. Thanks for giving us a soundtrack to the best day of our lives Emily!
Paul & Linda
Tom Gillespie Photography
If you're looking for a ranging dance party, stop right here. Toast and Jam's fantastic DJs will make it happen. When we first got engaged, most details of our wedding were hazy - but we knew one thing: we wanted to give our guests the best night ever. Shannon at T&J did not disappoint. From the word 'go', Shannon listened to our vision and then did an amazing job bringing it to life. She literally played floorfillers the whole night long from Party Rock Anthem, which got Paul's 60-year-old uncle grooving, to old-school Blink 182, prompting us to sing (loose term) at the top of our lungs. The night ended with all of us in a cheesy circle belting out Hey Jude in a hot, sweaty mess. To this day, our guests still tell us "You guys had the best wedding EVER!" and it's largely because Shannon helped us dance our faces off. I can't say enough good things about her and T&J, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience.
Paul and Molly Bockwoldt
Nick Edmundson Imaging
Emily is the best DJ ever!! She was the first and only DJ we met with because after meeting her we knew our wedding would be the party of a lifetime. She understood exactly the type of wedding we wanted and she gave great advice when we didn't know what to do. After the wedding the most common comment we got was "I couldn't stop dancing!" We were so thrilled that everyone had a good time and enjoyed Emily's talents. I would recommend Emily and Toast & Jam to anyone and everyone. Thanks Emily for making our day the best it could be!
Chad Seddon & Nikki Reinholdt
Salvage One - Chicago
George Street Photography
Katy Albert was great to work with! She is super friendly, fun and really easy to work with. She is also very flexible. She helped mix our first dance songs and we ended up changing one of the songs on her a few weeks before. She got it back to us within a few days so we could practice our dance. Also, the day of the wedding, we decided that we wanted our family to be announced at the beginning of the reception. She was very open and flexible to that as well and did a great job. Also, we had a hiccup with our bar closing during dinner (we weren't aware that this was going to happen). She let us know it was closed as soon as she found out so that we could reorganize the flow of speeches with toasts to be sure people had drinks as things were happening. We had so much fun! Thanks, Katy and Toast & Jam!
Mary & Zach Alesandrini
Venuti's Banquets and Ristorante
Lorenzo de Gregorio
Toast & Jam was hands down one of the best vendors at our wedding! Tabitha Boorsma was our DJ, and boy, was it a match made in heaven! I like to think that I have pretty great taste in music after growing up with a dad who exposed me to the oldies station from a young age, three much older brothers who made me love every song from the 70's and 80's, and my own love for all modern music from hard rock to hip hop to country and everything in between. I was apprehensive that I'd ever find a DJ who really understood the breadth of music that we were looking for, and wanted to be sure that we had the best dance floor that we've ever seen (because who doesn't love a wedding where you can't stop dancing?). Well Tabitha was my girl! From the first meeting, she was on the exact same page as us on the type of music we wanted, and came up with fantastic suggestions right off the cuff that were not tired and overplayed. She totally rocked the house on our wedding day. Each song was executed flawlessly, and our friends and family of all ages never left the dance floor. We cannot say enough great things about our experience with Toast & Jam. Our best advice, book them immediately! This is one vendor that every great wedding day must have.
Kate D’Ambrose & Brian Slaboch
Morris Park Country Club
Toast & Jam's Tabitha Boorsma is the Michael Jordan of the DJ industry! Yes, she really is that talented. The dance floor at our wedding was rocking all night! She was professional, hardworking, and fun to work with. If you are looking for a great DJ then your search is finished. We highly recommend Tabitha!
Lindsay and Brian
Midlane Golf Resort
Katherine Salvatori Photography
We loved Toast & Jam and Daniel Musisi. The music was a great mix, our dance floor was going pretty strong the entire night, and they made just made things easier for us. Not only did Daniel do a great job, his awesome personality helps bring out the best in everyone.
Megan & Rob
City View Loft
Bethany Fritz, Maypole Studios
We'd already experienced Toast & Jam DJ's at our friends' weddings so when we got engaged there was no question who to call. DJ Alli is incredible. She was serious about understanding our musical tastes created a set list that incorporated all of our favorites. She even tracked down a hard to find version of "You are My Sunshine" by Johnny Cash and June Carter for my dance with my Dad. Friends and family from 2 weeks old to 95 years old were dancing the whole night! Alli was incredibly patient and helpful as we agonized over choosing our last song of the night. We ended up going with Styx's "Come Sail Away" and the night ended with our family and friends from all areas of our life singing with their arms around each other before lifting us up and carrying us around the room. Alli truly created the best dance party of our lives and we can't thank her enough.
Erin & Rick
Loft on Lake
Modern Image Studio
Shannon was AMAZING! Leary of the same DJ playing the same 15 songs you hear at every wedding, we had a very clear vision for what we wanted our reception to be. Toast and Jam came highly recommended from our caterer, and they did not disappoint. From our very first meeting through the last dance of our reception, Toast and Jam was professional, responsive, and understood the vision we had for our wedding. We provided our key songs for dances and our “do not plays” and let Shannon do the rest. Our dance floor was packed the entire night! Shannon and the Toast and Jam team could not have done a better job, making for an incredible night; we could not have been more pleased!