Brynne & Andy
Artifact Events - South Loft
George Street Photography - John K.
We could not rave more loudly about how much we loved working with DJ Karin and the Toast & Jam fam. Karin made our day so extra special. She was incredibly caring, patient, and fun-loving, and even edited a song's length for us up to the day before the actual wedding. She was awesome, and kept our crew of guests on the dance floor with their most creative dancing shoes on. Thank you so much, Karin - we truly loved every moment of working with you!
Lauren & Frank
Lacuna Artist Loft
Kat Schleicher of Ellagraph Studios
We had the privilege of working with Shannon, who is awesome and easy to talk to. She absolutely nailed our taste: the dancefloor was packed with friends and family all night! Shannon also acted as a great MC, not intrusive or cheesy! The entire night moved along according to our timeline seamlessly – ceremony music, speech announcements, everything was perfectly executed. We can’t say thank you enough for the outstanding professionalism and experience we received from T&J and Shannon.
Beau and Felicia Wittmer
Our wedding at RM Champagne was phenomenal and Eric was a huge help in making it that way. He met with us multiple times in advance to really get to know our musical tastes and how we wanted the event to go, even researching and getting to know more obscure music we wanted to hear that he wasn't as familiar with; he was extremely professional in executing it on the day of and created a really fun evening for us, reading the room's vibe and adjusting all along the way - lots of compliments from our guests and high marks and gratitude from us.
Caroline & Justin
Eric was the DJ for our wedding at the Lakewood just over a week ago. We have had so much fun getting to know him and working with him to create our playlist. I was so happy with how much input we could provide, he made the most incredible playlist and really listened to our crazy music selections. He was an absolute delight, we chatted multiple times over the phone & he made the time to meet us in person. Our wedding guests were dancing for hours straight because of his incredible energy. He made it the best night and we will not forget how much fun we had!!
Sierra & Danny
Loft on Lake
We received so many compliments about the music at our wedding! Emily absolutely nailed the sweet spot between music that matters to us personally, hitting the right mood for each part of the evening and keeping everyone engaged and excited to dance. She was familiar with our venue, ready for multiple scenarios and helped us think through the order of events. We didn't have a coordinator for the day of, and Emily was wonderful at helping move things along with much needed announcements and musical queues. If we had it to do over, we wouldn't think twice about hiring Toast & Jam, it was worth every penny.
Mary and Chris
The Quadrangle Club
Candid Clicker Photography
Emily did a stellar job DJ’ing our wedding and we could not be more impressed with our Toast and Jam experience. From our first meeting with Emily, where she attentively listened to us share our music tastes and asked plenty of questions to better understand our wedding vision, we knew the T & J was the right choice. She was full of ideas, suggestions and help that helped guide not just the music but also the whole event. She started off before the ceremony with soft instrumental songs then set the tone through cocktail hour and dinner with some fun yet unobtrusive favorites before kicking off the dance party with a medley of high energy jams from all decades and genres. Emily worked with the mood of the room and each song went perfectly with the feel of the moment. For days after our wedding, guests shared with us how much they enjoyed the music throughout the evening. Emily is professional and fun with a wide range of music knowledge and a great sense of timing. We recommend her and T & J 1000x over!
Elaine and Pat
DJ Alli did an amazing job throughout the process of planning our wedding. She helped make planning easy, and when the day of the wedding came around we felt really comfortable knowing that she would be taking charge of our reception. She went the extra mile to include (at times) obscure versions of songs that we wanted for the reception so that everyone involved got to hear their special songs. Every single one of our 300+ guests was on the dance floor and we couldn't have asked for a better dance party!
Stephanie and Jared
Megan Saul Photography
We felt so lucky to have Karin as our DJ on our special day. During our meetings with her prior to the wedding, it was clear she understood and even shared our music tastes, putting us completely at ease for whatever music selection she put together. She really made our reception an awesome party, and SO MANY of our guests complimented not only the music but also Karin and how it seemed she was truly enjoying her time with us, always with a smile on her face. It was really a pleasure working with her!
Mike & Angela Allegretti
Loft 28 West
DJ Eric is the newest member to Toast & Jam and we were his first wedding. I have to say that Eric killed it. Not only did he play great music and read the crowd well, he also was there with us from the start. Even when we couldn't meet face to face, we did face time. We gave him a list of music we were in to and he took it from there. He also did our ceremony and nailed it. I can't speak for all the other DJ's but I can say that with Eric it really felt like we not only got our moneys worth, but also made a friend. He is a great guy, great DJ, and I would HIGHLY recommend him for any wedding. Thanks Eric for everything. I hope to be on the dance floor with you behind the music again someday.
Sevgi & Sinan
Olivia Leigh Photographie
We wanted to incorporate Turkish traditions & songs into our downtown Chicago wedding, and Karin was so great at making it all happen! About half our guests were Turkish, the other half American, and Karin did an awesome job of mixing the Turkish & English songs...everyone was dancing! Many of my guests were impressed at her skills...especially her transitions between songs. Karin was so great and easy to work with! She was so helpful in choosing entrance & cake cutting songs and was great at coordinating timing for speeches. And the late night 90s mix was the best! She made everything easy, and was a true pleasure to work with. Thanks for such a fun night!