Patty & Chris
Finding the right DJ was the most important "To Do" on our Wedding Checklist. Thanks to Toast & Jam, more specifically Erica Schwanke, our wedding reception was AMAZING! The dance floor was packed for 4 1/2 hours straight! Our guests had the best time and complimented on the music all night long. Even my grandma, who I caught dancing to Michael Jackson, thought it was "The event of the season." Thanks, Erica and the rest of the Toast & Jam crew!
Theresa and John
Photos by Fred Hayes
We heard two phrases over and over again:
"This was the best wedding we have ever been to"
"This is the best New Year's Eve we have ever been to"
Obviously, we are thrilled to hear this and anxious to take credit, but the truth is – this was all Dena. Never a dull moment, never a lull, just dancing magic, smiles, sparkles all night long. 3.5 hour solid dancing block where everyone was on the floor, the whole time. Killer New Year's Eve countdown that had an incredible build up of songs to midnight and even more spectacular celebratory songs after. Nailed a song cue mid ceremony from behind a staircase. The skills go on and on.
We planned our wedding from Los Angeles, so we asked a wedding planning friend in Chicago for advice on who should DJ. She said Toast and Jam, no other options. We are so glad we asked.
Kelly and Leelai
The floor was bouncing and the speakers were shaking! T&J did an amazing job deejaying our wedding, seamlessly blending the traditional cultural music with old soul and dance tracks. Dena was fun, professional, and thorough, making sure everything was perfect.
Molly and Michael
Klein Creek Golf Course
Photos taken by a friend of the couple
I knew, as a photographer that Toast & Jam was the DJ I was looking for, I've loved working with them in the past, and appreciated their great tunes, style, and the way they really get the party dancing and the people having fun.
We enjoyed ourselves at our wedding, and danced! Our friends rocked all night and really had a fun time pulling out Roxbury dance moves, and even ripping their pants ( True ):) We loved that even the little flower girls, felt the urge to do a backbend on the dance floor too! Our guests keep telling us what a fun party it was!
Courtney & Omar
What a beautiful memory Toast and Jam left us with! Not only were the songs perfectly chosen and orchestrated, but Dena really shaped the essence of the evening through her music. She didn't simply play music but, rather, molded the whole atmosphere of the evening. From beginning to end, having Dena at the wedding felt like having an old friend...who also happens to be able to put on one rockin' dance party!
Colleen & Hamish
We are so glad we had Dena as our DJ. We are pretty much as clueless as they come when it comes to wedding, so if she helped our ceremony and reception go smoothly, she can help anyone! She is very calm, especially on the big day, as well as organized, on time, and cheery! (Even the father of the bride commented that Dena was a "nice young lady." ) As if that weren't enough, she has awesome taste in music and helped keep our dance party going strong! All of our guests commented on the music, and many of them have started referring to our wedding as "The Best Dance Party Ever!"
Brigid & Joe
Illinois Beach Resort
We wanted our wedding to mimic who we are: unique, jovial and FUN! Hiring Dena was the best way of ensuring that!!! It's so cool to hear people praising your wedding, months after it's over (at other peoples' weddings no less). It's kind of odd...in the most awesome way. In the rave reviews we continue to receive, Dena is always the key. She knew what to play and when. She appealled to young kids and really old kids too. The dancefloor was always packed. And I think she had as much fun as we did...dancing from her post. It just felt like we asked a really good friend to tend to the music. Dena, thanks for making our wedding the greatest night of our lives!!
Michelle & John
Tasha Schalk, Redwall Photography
Karin was absolutely outstanding. She was highly professional, yet easy going and chill throughout the whole process. I would recommend Karin, and Toast & Jam to all my family and friends.
Nicolette & Regina
William Tell Banquets
Mark Siragusa Photography
When planning our wedding, it was important to us to use LGBT friendly vendors that didn’t just tolerate us for the money, but were enthusiastic about participating in our “big day.” Toast & Jam was the absolute best choice. Our pre-reception meetings were efficient and detailed. Our diverse likes were honored, and as promised, we didn’t hear a single “stale” song. People danced….and danced…and danced. From ages 3 – 83, our family and our friends danced, and so did we. Pictures from the end of the night say it all – jackets off, shoes off, sweaty faces, everyone on the dance floor. Guests repeatedly tell us how much FUN they had, and we know Kate and Rachel played a huge part in its success.
Christine & Jared
Photos by a friend of the couple
Amazing!!! We had so many compliments about the music. Everyone danced and danced and danced...it was perfect. It was also wonderful that you were so easy to be around, professional, fun. Toast & Jam really helped to make our wedding the best night of our lives. It exceeded every expectation and hope that we ever could have had!