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Kiran & Kent

We got married on October 24, 2015 at the Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna, and what a spectacular day and evening it was.

A HUGE part of the magic of the day was the incredible support and talent we received from Jeff Hay – DJ Haymaker, not only at the wedding itself, but prior to.  We hired Jeff to be our DJ, Day of Planner/go to person, and MC and it was the best decision we made!  From start to finish, we got so much more than we expected!  He is fun, kind and knows so much about weddings that from the moment we started to work with him, we were put completely at ease. Peace of mind when planning a wedding is hard to come by, but that is what we got from Jeff. Thanks Jeff, from the bottom of our hearts!

Prior to: We live in Calgary so although not too far away, Kelowna was still a destination wedding for us. Jeff made it easy to connect to make plans and discuss what we wanted.  From choosing our music, to the set up of the wedding timeline and flow of the day/evening, he had a ton of great suggestions (all of which we used) that helped us plan the perfect wedding.  He went out of his way to make time to meet with us when we were in Kelowna and had limited time – even though it was his busy busy season!  The best part was the Mash up he did for us for our 1st dance.  We decided to do a surprise dance with a few fun songs and moves and Jeff helped us by not only putting the Mash together (3 different versions based on changes we wanted) but also making recommendations for the music.

Wedding Day!: The entire day and party went off without a hitch (or if there was one, we certainly had no idea, because Jeff handled it all behind the scenes).  He had all our music cued and managed all the logistics with our venue and Officiant so there was not confusion for us or our guests. Our cocktail hour was a smash hit with our Mash-up dance and he even extended it/and pushed back dinner so we could enjoy some of it as he knew that was important to us. The Party?  Well what that will go down in history as “the best wedding ever” which is what all of our friends are saying. From some great icebreakers, to memorable and sentimental moments he pulled off the perfect mix. The dance floor shook all night and with the variety of ages we had there, he made sure there was a mix of music for everyone.  Many of our friends and family have specifically asked where we found him and exclaimed how fantastic he was.

We could not have been more pleased. Thanks Jeff, from the bottom of our hearts!

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Megan & John

I don’t even know where to start about how incredible DJ Haymaker is… Jeff made our wedding a spectacular day – from ceremony to reception!

His service, communication and preparation for our day was beyond compare! He was such a phenomenal energy, overflowing with ideas and suggestions to make the day personal and unique!

And then Party Time… And WOW! The only word to come to mind!

The crystals were definitely shaking all over Sparkling Hill!!! He engages everyone in the room – even my 72 year old Aunt trying to get a basketball in the net… Around her waist no less!!! LoL! His variety and attention to detail is above and beyond!!! My husband and I closed down our own wedding because we couldn’t stop dancing!!!

Jeff was the BEST choice we could have made and feel incredibly lucky to have had to honour of meeting him and having him a part of our big day!!!

You ROCK DJ Haymaker! Thank You is not enough!!!

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Janessa & Derron Vandewetering

I had trouble coming up with feedback for Jeff, but not because he wasn’t great; it’s because he was almost TOO good so I had trouble not rambling about how awesome he is!

I’m a ‘planner’ (aka a little bit of a control freak) and I normally like to be the one to do everything, but with Jeff I was able to hand over the reins and let him take control, and I’m so glad I did! He made our day run so unbelievably smooth, because he’s not just a DJ but he’s also a wedding planner, friend, confidante, MC, and DJ all in one.

We had a bridesmaid running late, it started raining, and I was panicking and Jeff made sure that everything was sorted perfectly. He entertained people so nobody even realized we were running late, and he organized the guests and wedding party to accommodate for the rain.  Jeff made sure that we followed a timeline, he kept people entertained, ensured our guests knew where to go and what was going on, and he definitely kept the bridal party calm and organized.

Jeff did everything -he helped organize other vendors, helped get everything set up for the reception, and made the transition from ceremony to reception so easy.

He was also our MC, and he had the entire room laughing and my bridal party was almost in tears from laughter. Everything from his introductions to the games he played were fantastic. He is 100% an entertainer (not just a DJ), and I’m so unbelievably glad he was our MC/DJ. I can’t imagine it would have been as perfect as it was without Jeff. And of course his music is amazing!

Jeff played the songs we wanted, took requests, and he is so experienced he just knew what music to play to keep people on the dance floor. There wasn’t a single time that the dance floor was empty all night! It’s been almost 6 months, and we still have friends and family saying that our DJ was amazing and people wanting to know where we found Jeff.

My husband had all 4 of his siblings get married in the last 2 years, and his family has admitted our wedding was the most fun. I would recommend Jeff in a heartbeat, he will make your wedding go so smoothly, and it’s just like working with a friend. He truly cares about making sure you have the best wedding ever, and he’ll make it happen.

Thank you Jeff!!

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Kimberly & Dusten Lockwood

Jeff Hay was not only our DJ for our wedding but our MC as well – and to be honest we couldn’t have done it without him!!!

From the start of the ceremony until the end of the evening – Jeff was there rocking both of the ceremony and reception venues!!! As soon as we met Jeff we knew we needed him as our MC , we’ve all been to those BORING weddings where the second cousin , old school aunt , or unbearable in law was the MC and people just couldn’t wait to leave – and that was most definitely NOT going to be the way to make our wedding the years “best wedding ever”.

Having Jeff as our MC completely eliminated having any bias of grooms or brides family and allowed there just to be non stop, ongoing , fun and laughter!!

Family and a countless number of our (critical) friends are calling our wedding the “event of the year” – and we truly hold our Dj responsible for this! He had the dance floor rockin until 130 AM , until the venue literally dragged us all out leaving our guests wondering .. “Where is the after party??” , Jeff my only suggestion is – if you’re going to be THAT good at your job , we gotta find a place to do an after party Ha Ha

JEFF thank you is really not enough – we miss you already!!!
Lots of Love,
Kimberly and Dusten LOCKWOOD

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Kim & James Epp

We had seen DJ Haymaker at a wedding previously and knew we had to have him cover ours. We were not disappointed!

Jeff made the planning process easy and reminded us of those little things we may have overlooked but would regret not having looking back. He gave us great feedback on our ideas and was always so willing to work with us. And our day was PERFECT!

We had an AMAZING time, and all our guests were raving about how awesome the party was. He did everything from MC our day, to make sure everything ran smoothly throughout the course of the evening. He read the crowd to keep the dance floor full and the party going, they literally had to kick us out at the end of the night. All the feedback from our guests was that it was the most fun they had had at a wedding, and wished we could do it all again. The night was perfect… just not long enough 🙂 Thank you so much to Jeff for playing such a huge part in making our day what we always dreamed it would be!

Jeff, we really can’t say enough good things, everyone is still talking about our wedding! I can’t remember what i had told you on the way out of the wedding, it all just feels like it was a dream now but everyone says it was the best wedding they have every been to 🙂

Thanks again, it was awesome!!!!

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Brett & Erika Hamilton

We had been to a couple weddings that Jeff was a part of before, so we were well-aware of how great he is at what he does and we KNEW we needed to have him MC and DJ at our wedding. In fact, we literally chose our wedding day around his availability…. so I guess technically Jeff chose our wedding day – thanks Jeff! The weather was perfect!

Not only did Jeff surpass our already high expectations of hosting a GREAT party, but he was also very helpful along the way. Jeff guided us into choosing our incredible wedding venue as well as an awesome officiant to make it all official. He has seen and done it all so his recommendations and experiences when it comes to venues, venders and almost anything to do with weddings, is completely invaluable.

Weddings are stressful and the day-of can be that way as well. I’m not gonna lie, we totally thought we’d be a little frantic about what time it was, where we needed to be, and what was coming next. But with Jeff there, doing his thing, our stress level quickly went down to zero. He’s got you covered! You can kick back, relax and finally take part in enjoying the great time you’ve spent so long planning!

Our wedding day was nothing short of perfect thanks in large part to Jeff Hay. We can’t recommend him highly enough! Having a wedding without this guy is a ridiculous idea! Get out your cheque book – he’s worth it!

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Danielle & Obaid Malik

What can we say – Jeff was everything we could ask for, and more! When we first met Jeff, he described himself as an entertainment coordinator, and that’s what he was! He was our DJ for our wedding, our MC for the reception, and above all, he really was our entertainment coordinator for our wedding day!

Jeff was there for us from the very beginning. We first came across Jeff’s services from a friend who had attended a wedding he put on, and heard such amazing things! When we first called him up, he was absolutely great. He gave us so much assurance from the very first call, asking us tons of questions, giving us tons of suggestions, and was very comfortable and had a lot of experience incorporating our two cultures – Chinese and Pakistani – into our wedding day. We were extremely impressed with our initial phone call with him, and even more impressed after meeting him in person to go through the details of our wedding day.

When it came to the actual day, Jeff was on top of his game. He was great in checking in on us, to make sure our day was flowing as planned. His ability to captivate a crowd is absolutely remarkable. He was our MC for the night, and ensured our guests were enjoying their time – incorporating fun facts about the wedding party, and various games. He gave us so much peace of mind during the reception, guiding the night’s events, including our many outfit changes.

But let’s get to the actual party! The dance floor was packed! Jeff has an ability to keep the dance floor going, feeling the crowd for what songs will keep the party going. It was quite amazing! One of the biggest comments we would get from our wedding guests after the event was “Your MC/DJ was amazing!!” He left such an amazing impression on our wedding guests, and us.

Jeff is the pinnacle of what an entertainment coordinator is, and we would highly recommend him to anyone getting married in the area!

Jeff, thank you so much for everything!!!

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Brittany & Neil

DJ Haymaker made our wedding, during the year before our wedding we asked him a ton of questions as we needed help with many different things. He gave us lots of awesome ideas such as doing pictures before the ceremony, which by the way was the best idea ever! It keeps everything flowing without any gaps between the ceremony and the reception, and after the ceremony you can have some time to talk with the guests and have a glass of wine!

A few days before the wedding we met him for coffee again and went over everything to do with the wedding which was a huge stress reliever. He gave us some great ideas in regards to changing some things at the reception which we feel really made a huge difference.

For the ceremony at Cedar Creek Estate Winery he helped choose all the different songs for us walking down the isle and made some suggestions that we would have never thought of that really set the mood for the ceremony right from the start. He also was the MC for the whole wedding and kept everything rolling smoothly on time, he has the ability to read the crowd and kept everyone entertained all night!

The dance floor was going all night and there was never any gaps when the floor was empty, I couldn’t believe almost half the guests were partying with us until 1am! It’s the first wedding i’ve seen that the dance floor was so full all night right to the end!

If your lucky enough to have DJ Haymaker at your wedding you will have memories for life just like we do!

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Richard & Allie Hartman

Jeff was instrumental in making our wedding as fantastic as it was. He was equal parts DJ, MC, Wedding Planner, Wedding Coordinator, and Invaluable Resource for Recommendations. Jeff made himself available for a half dozen face-to-face meetings as well as being available anytime for email queries. His recommendations for other professionals in the industry were top-notch; he introduced us to our wedding planner as well as our minister, both were themselves invaluable resources! He was there with us every step of the way in the planning process – he even met with our reception venue coordinator to go over the day with us.

As a DJ/MC, he was incredible. He connected with every one of the bridal party to ensure the most personalized ceremony and reception possible. His music selection was fabulous, and he had everyone – including my 85 year old grandmother! – involved in all of his games. He kept the dance floor packed the entire night and made sure to accommodate all requests – of course keeping my husband and my tastes in mind. I cannot express enough just how amazed I was with Jeff’s services – I give him a 5-Star review, hands down. To anyone who wants THE BEST WEDDING EVER: hire Jeff.


The highest praise I can give is that I would hire him again and recommend his services. Jeff was the consummate professional and on top of that he is lot of fun! The success of my daughter’s wedding was in large part due to Jeff. He orchestrated the whole day and thanks to him everything ran smoothly. His choice of music was superb both for the ceremony and the reception. He acted as DJ and made sure the guests were having a good time. I truly enjoyed working with him and could not be more pleased with the results.

Donna (Mother of the Bride)

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Elisha & Cam

From the moment my fiancé and I booked DJ Haymaker until the moment we said I do, Jeff was nothing but professional, helpful, and just plain awesome. He offered his expertise when needed but also went out of his way to make our wedding day exactly what we envisioned. He’s practically magic, somehow playing music that appeals to multiple generations. Our dance floor was literally packed the whole night and even those family and friends who “don’t dance” couldn’t help themselves.

Jeff was readily available via phone, text , or email at any time. He even took the time to phone my MC so that they could work together to make sure the day flowed smoothly. My fiancé and I have had non stop feedback about how much fun the whole reception was and how they have never had so much fun on the dance floor before. I highly recommend DJ Haymaker if you want THE BEST NIGHT EVER!!

Thanks so much Jeff!

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