Emily & Mike Greenberg
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Hitch & Sparrow
Toast & Jam made our wedding SO FUN. Katie LaBombard was our DJ, and she was fantastic. She provided our ceremony music and party music. The dance floor was packed the entire night, more than any wedding we'd ever been to. Katie was also so much fun to work with. We left our final meeting with her wanting her to be our new best friend. She went above and beyond for us that night, troubleshooting, checking in with us to make sure we were happy with how everything was going, and was just so professional. I can't recommend Toast & Jam enough. Katie made our wedding.
Megan and Matthew Bruce
Chicago Cultural Center
There is no way I can possibly say enough about how wonderful Emily A. was - guests are still talking about how much they loved her. From the very beginning she was completely organized (a bride's dream) and a pleasure to work with. Throughout our big night she was a rockstar MC, played to the tastes of all of our guests (all ages were happy!), and had the dance floor crowded ALL night. Absolutely, without a doubt, some of the best money spent for our special day. Our highest of recommendations!!
Josh and Katie Winter
Brian Kinyon Photography
Katie LaBombard was our DJ for our wedding and she did an amazing job! The dance floor was rocking all night, and she did a wonderful job of keeping the evening flowing perfectly. She did the sound of the ceremony and reception. It was great working with her throughout the whole process, as things can get stressful, Katie was always a pleasure to deal with.
Erin and Sarah
Ravenswood Event Center
Michelle Lytle Photography
We had an AMAZING experience with T&J. Our DJ Rebecca was fantastic - super chill, organized, and very personable. From our first meeting with her, we felt very comfortable putting our music for the ceremony and party in her hands. She played a great variety of tunes throughout the night, and read the crowd perfectly. She also did a fantastic job MC'ing the night, and getting the mic's passed around to the right people for speeches. I wish we could get married again and have Rebecca DJ. Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping to make our day so special!!!
Jose & Tanya Bedolla
The Ivy Room
Karin Fjellman did an amazing job DJ'ing our wedding. All our guest were on the dance floor and she did an exceptional job playing music that enticed the crowed to keep dancing. We could not have asked for such an important part of our wedding to go so well. Thanks Karin!!!
Lisa & Mark
T&J really did great match-making when they gave us Emily. When we first met Emily, her enthusiasm for her work was contagious (and really got my then-fiancee excited!). As you can imagine there was a lot of time between our first meeting and when we finally starting getting down to fine-tuning the playlist. Emily zigged and zagged with our outrageously diverse requests and was able to put the songs together in a way that had people dancing all night. I told her from the beginning I wanted no sleepy music, no warm-up music...I wanted it to kickstart from the beginning. And when I mean ALL NIGHT, I mean they were throwing their arms in the air and wiggling in their seats during dinner and singing into imaginary microphones. Our first dance, she turned up the volume so the song could be heard in your bones (not sure if that was intentional but it was perfect!). After that, it was, as she said 'epic levels of dancing'. Our 80's meets 90's meets country playlist was a hit. I have one guy on crutches he danced so hard with his high kicks and splits. I can honestly say I ONLY missed 2 songs (a girl needs a cocktail and a break!)...I haven't danced that hard since SOUTH BEACH circa 2005. My dress was trashed, I was sweating bullets and my friends and family are still in disbelief at how great the jam was. On top of her talent and just wonderful demeanor, she was organized, professional, and made sure my requests were honored above all. Being a type-A business person, that was quite frankly a pleasant surprise. Thank you EMILY for the rockin dance floor and the wedding I always wanted.
Haley & Brayden
Abbey Moore Photography
When we met Caitlin in Wicker Park, we had an instant girl crush on her. After meeting with another DJ option (who looked like every overweight middle aged type who was at all of your middle school dances) who volunteered to download whatever we wanted even though he hadn't heard of it, Caitlin was like a breath of fresh air. We showed her our favorite 80's, 90's and now party playlist and a list of bands that we'd seen together and we were vibing. From there, we signed on the dotted line, completed our do not play list, comprised of organized dances and jams that require jumping, and had a beer together at our venue. As our wedding grew closer, friends who we had asked to play music during our ceremony got cold feet and Caitlin was ready to swoop in and save the day. She came early, got set up, and ran the show. Our ceremony was on stage downstairs at the Bottom Lounge and just like our venue, our music was anything but traditional, but it was heartfelt and everyone in the audience knew that it was very 'us'. Cocktail hour flew by, and before we knew it Caitlin was announcing the wedding party's entrance into the reception area upstairs. Her spunk was more than just being a good DJ, she was genuinely happy, excited and invested in our relationship. In addition to tearing up during our ceremony, she also admitted to crying during my dad's speech and agreed that our maid of honor and best man nailed it with their toasts that included a Will Smith spin off and Remix To Ignition lyrics. When they say that your wedding day flies by, you know 'they' are right, but you don't realize how fast it happens until it's over. At some point I swapped my heels for the bin of flip flops by the dance floor, and I made memories dancing with my husband, father, best friends, new family, and my grandparents. I honestly don't think I've ever been to a wedding with such a variety of people filling the dance floor all night. Our whole wedding day was perfect but it never would have been the same without the music, and so we owe so many thanks to Caitlin, who made our wedding what it was - a perfect and memorable night that we, and our guests, will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you Caitlin. Thank you so much.
Ellee & Chris
Mrs. Murphy & Son's Irish Bistro
Johnny & Michelle Wedding Photos
I feel so lucky to have found Alli Klein of Toast and Jam to DJ my wedding!! Alli was amazing!! She was so incredibly organized and ON TOP of every little detail that truly made our wedding spectacular. Not only does she know any song that you throw out to her, but she is so passionate about music that you can't help but totally vibe with her. I met with her in person twice in addition to many emails back and forth to make sure that everything was all set. We essentially set up a different theme for each section of the wedding - ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and dancing - and it was PERFECT!! All the guests were approaching me to compliment the wonderful music selection. It completely represented our musical taste as a couple and Alli totally NAILED it! She even went that extra mile to mix and blend a special song for our first dance - which had been choreographed. Through both her DJ work AND her fantastic personality, she was an amazing and VERY important part of the celebration. It was such an incredible time, I wish I could live it all again!
Jill & Ben
Emily was amazing. The dance floor was packed the entire evening. She was professional and so much fun to be around. She understood our musical tastes and executed our vision perfectly. Even when hiccups occurred, she fixed them quickly and I was none the wiser. I would highly recommend Emily and Toast & Jam!
John & Emily
Dabble Me This
Karin Fjellman is out of this world! From our first meeting we were hooked. She was very professional and just got what we were looking for in the evening. Needless to say, the music selection was incredible. Half the time I felt like Karin must have stolen my itunes library and the other half time I wish I had the songs she was playing in my music collection. We had an endless line of guests coming up to us and asking if we picked out the music or who our DJ was. The truth is that we picked out 5-10 songs and the rest was pure DJ skills. Karin kept everyone on the dance floor: young and old. It was amazing to see all of our aunts, uncles, cousins and friends rocking out to the same songs. I'm convinced this would not have happened without Karin!