Becky Levine & Benji Derman
Cafe Brauer @ Lincoln Park Zoo
We had DJ Ruby perform at our wedding at Cafe Brauer, and wow was she fantastic! She really took to heart our suggestions and the music made the celebration feel distinctly us! She nailed the special songs we carefully had chosen, and then got the party bumping with awesome music for young and old. I could see DJ ruby boppin' around herself which made me so happy - if someone truly enjoys their job as much as she does then they're definitely going to do a great job. Moreover, she went up to each of our toasters and reviewed how to use the mic effectively - we came to find out that this is very unique! From the planning stages (not just picking songs, but DJ Ruby getting a sense for our style) to the execution, she nailed every bit of it. The sound at Cafe Brauer can be a bit challenging at times, but we really had no issues thanks to her expertise. If you want a capable, dedicated, nice, and talented DJ, T&J has got you covered!
Jennifer & Sharon
The Ivy Room at Tree Studios
Amy Stallard photography
Toast & Jam was recommended to us by a good friend and we were not disappointed. From our first meeting with Norah we knew she was going to make sure our wedding/dinner party was going to be perfect. Sharon's biggest fear was that no one would dance and as you can see that wasn't a problem at all. Norah kept the tunes lively and the dance floor stayed full until we finally had to shut it down. Norah was also very thoughtful in the music she played for our cocktail hour and throughout dinner. She incorporated our 'must have' songs perfectly. Can't thank her enough for collaborating with us and making our night memorable. xoxo
This is Feeling Photography
Toast and Jam, specifically Jess LeMaster, was absolutely incredible to work with. Jess guided us from Day 1, with a calming presence, through exactly what we needed to know to feel confident that the music on our wedding day would be on point. And it WAS!!! We are still getting compliments on how good it was and many friends are asking us about T & J for their upcoming weddings. We can't say enough good, not only about the company and their process, but about these DJs being such quality people, a joy to work with. Jess took our input (which let's face it was limited, because we trusted her immediately) - and created music that was the backbone of our event. Because of this and the calm control she took over the day, we were at ease and able to enjoy every minute. T & J - THANK YOU!
Katie & Jeff
Whittaker Woods Golf Club
Alli Klein was a key player in the celebration of our wedding. As a generous collaborator, she not only included songs important to us, requests from our guests, but also exhibited a mastery in the art and science of reading a crowd, selecting the right tunes at the right time to keep the energy going on the dance floor. Several months after the wedding, our friends and family still mention how she was the perfect choice to be our DJ. The Cubs also won the playoffs during the reception, and she had Go Cubs Go at the ready to pump up the high spirits even more!
Sarah and Justin
Tim was awesome!! He took our different tastes in music and not only made a playlist that we loved, but one that our guests did too! People were on the dance floor the whole night, and we had several guests come up and comment on how great the DJ was. Thanks, Tim!!
Mallory & Aaron
The Blackstone Hotel
Jess absolutely KILLED it as our DJ at the wedding! Toast & Jam was wonderful to work with and Jess could not have been easier and more accommodating! She made sure we were as stress free as could be, sending along samples and follow ups, working with us until the day before the wedding to find the perfect version of a song. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were all flawless. The dance floor was packed from start to finish – pure dancing magic! Everyone had such a blast, no one wanted Jess to stop playing as the wedding started to wind down. Would recommend to anyone looking for the best DJ – start to finish Toast & Jam made our wedding fantastic!
Amy & Tim
Donovan Reading Room
Gold Grid Studios
DJ Alli was awesome - very easy to work with, highly responsive and professional. Her advice and musical expertise were much appreciated. She kept the night on track and the dance floor hot. The music flowed perfectly and we received multiple compliments on the music. Thank you Alli!
Jenna & Craig
Jaclyn Simpson Photography
When we asked our wedding photographer for a DJ recommendation she had only one - Toast & Jam. We had a great experience with T&J, specifically our DJ Alli Klein. Alli was so easy to work in person and over email from the first meeting to the event. She provided great recommendations for the ceremony, kept us on track leading up to and the day of the wedding, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night.
Summer & Patrick Weber
Our medium sized wedding reception (~105 people) was beautifully MC'd and DJ'd by Alicia Walter. She was communicative and awesome from first meeting to last dance. Everything from the introductions, to cake cutting, to the first dances was executed spectacularly. The venue coordinator even commented at the end of the night how much our group danced compared to others she's seen. We had so much fun at our wedding reception and so did our guests. Toast & Jam nailed it. Thank you so so so much!
Michael and Shannon
Emily did a fantastic job at our wedding with everything (DJ, MC, handling the rain)! We met with Emily in advance to go over things and for certain parts we had no clue what to play. She had great suggestions and it helped take some of the stress off of us. At the reception, she kept everyone happy and dancing the night away! Many of the guests told us they didn't leave the dance floor the entire night. We would highly recommend working with Emily and Toast & Jam!