Stephanie & Richard
Photos by Billy Merrell & Christine Ko
We want Emily to be our new best friend. But really -- she was such an amazing DJ/emcee/taskmaster/etc. From the very beginning, she was able to help us articulate what *we* wanted. She helped us begin to think about details and nuances we surely wouldn't have considered on our own until it was a crisis (oh dear the pie-cutting music!). She was always good-humored, thoughtful, and totally clairvoyant about our picky musical tastes. We're pretty sure that every single person danced at some point during the reception, and our friends-with-picky-musical-tastes were also blown away. Thanks Emily!
Jamie & Kory
Bolingbrook Golf Club
Kelly Lyle Photography
Wow, where to begin! Toast and Jam was highly recommended to me by a family friend. I am so glad we followed that recommendation, because that's how we met Karin. Karin was absolutely amazing! From the very beginning, she was professional yet fun to work with. We live 3 hours outside of Chicago, and she was very willing to meet on a weekend to accommodate our busy schedule. She replied in a timely matter to every email I sent her, and even went above and beyond giving us many song choices when we were unsure. Everybody was on the dance floor all night, and several guests have told me it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding. She was my favorite vendor that I worked with! Thank you so much Karin for making our wedding truly amazing!
Laura & Brian
Dawn E. Roscoe Photography
A big thank you to Karin and Toast & Jam for making our wedding reception so much fun and for making the planning process so easy! Karin did a phenomenal job with our specific/vague requests--like, "Play x song, but whenever you think it would be best." Beyond that, we didn't give her much direction, but she managed to capture our wide-range of taste in music from the cocktail hour to dinner and through the last dance. We didn't want to leave the dance floor the entire night, and we didn't have to because ALL of our guests joined us out there. Thank you, Karin...it was a joy to have you as part of our big day!
Devon & Giuseppe
Kate Miller Photography
Karin and her phenomenal DJ talents made an impressive impact on our wedding day! We were initially impressed with Karin's ease and low stress approach as we planned the party. On the special day, Karin packed a powerful punch to her music playlists. She incorporated all of our favorite genres and bands, while keeping the dance floor jammed. We received countless compliments throughout the night from family and friends too! People literally danced the entire night! We could not have asked for a better DJ in making our day most memorable. Thank you Karin for generating a nonstop musical marathon of fun!
Emily & Jay
Arrowhead Golf Club
Photo from a Friend of the Happy Couple
Emily A. was a great DJ who helped us think through reception logistics that we would not otherwise have. Emily's emcee-ing was a huge reason our reception ran smooth and we were able to enjoy the party. Thank you Emily for being part of our day and your cross-country communication throughout our wedding planning! We appreciate everything you did.
Ariella & Tom
Ida Noyes Hall
Jen Wiley, jwiley photography
We were concerned, leading up to our wedding day, about whether our guests would get out on the dance floor, given that we were having a luncheon wedding in the middle of a bright, sunny day. We had nothing to worry about! Karin provided us with exactly the vibe we were going for, and the dance floor was packed all day long. The reception was fun and perfect, in no small part due to our wonderful DJ!
Alexis & Geoff
The Glen Club
Dan Prawice, Jolie Images
We couldn't be happier with our DJ, Karin, and Toast and Jam in general. Karin took the time to get to know us as a couple before the wedding and ensured that the music was tailored to our preferences and the crowd. If you're planning a party or a wedding, look no further than T&J… Thanks so much for helping make our wedding such a wonderful time for both us and our guests!
Elizabeth & David
The Ivy Room
Weeks after our wedding people were still talking about how much fun they had and DJ Karin played a huge role in that! With little direction from my husband and me as to the music we wanted, she read the crowd and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. We wanted everyone to feel like they were at an amazing party and there was no doubt that is how everyone remembers the night. Toast & Jam is without a doubt the best!
Dory & Joe
Todd Judge Photography
I had heard about Toast & Jam from one of my coworkers who hired them for her wedding. She raved about them, so I thought we needed to follow suit. We were set up with Karin Fjellman and from the moment we met her, we knew she was going to be awesome. Her professional manner and attention to detail made us know we made the right choice and we felt our stress melt away. At our reception, Karin took charge and made our day flow smoothly. She introduced everyone perfectly and knew who and when to give the microphones to for the toasts, prayers and speeches. Now, onto the dance portion of the night…EVERYONE was on the dance floor from the minute the music started until our reception was over. I have had so many compliments on how everyone (20-something’s to 60-something’s) could dance to every one of the songs. She played a great mix of Motown, Old School, and Top 40’s.
All we have to say is “Karin Rocks”!
Renee & Andy
Chicago Illuminating Co.
Michele Rivera & Andy Rivera, Misha Media Photography
"We couldn't have asked for more with Toast & Jam! DJ Karin truly brought our wedding to life before the ceremony even started: We laughed, we cried, and we enjoyed every second of it. Choosing a DJ was a priority for us, and we hit the jackpot with Karin. Her music choices were a hit with everyone, whether 5 years old or 55 years old! Karin really listened to our music preferences and created a masterpiece of an evening... We have never seen so many people dancing at one time at a wedding. Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had. Thank you for making our night so memorable. Without a doubt, the best night of our lives!"