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Jared & Yeonseo

DJ Haymaker helped to make our wedding day one that we will cherish and remember forever.

Jeff takes the time to learn about the bride and groom as well as their family and friends, making the experience much more personal and relatable for everyone involved. This really shone through during the activities and games that he plans for the reception.

His music program is a huge bonus and it really helped to plan the little details for our wedding. This includes the pre-ceremony music, ceremony, and reception music. He is a world-class DJ and anybody in the market for one will not be disappointed by choosing him for their event.

We truly feel that DJ Haymaker cared about our special day and that he would go the extra mile to make sure everyone was happy.

Thank you so much Jeff!

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Luc & Kaylee Jouan

Jeff, the MC/DJ you need for your wedding.

You can have the best food, the best venue, the best family and friends, but without an amazing MC/DJ your special day will not be complete. And this person to us was Jeff (DJ Haymaker).

Let’s start with the MC part; Jeff is personable and will make sure to get to know your guest. He is a fun guy to talk to and brought us some fun game for our guests to enjoy and have fun. His love story was one of many highlights of the day. You know you chose the right guy when your friends tell you how amazing he was 2 weeks later.

Now the dj part; DJ Haymaker knows how to read the crowd. Not only did he played all the song that we and our guests requested, he also made sure to play what made people dance. He had a 10 minutes killer mix/mashup that got a lot of people dancing. He got us dancing all night long.

It has been 2 weeks since our special day and one person that made it so special was definitely Jeff. He is more than just a DJ/MC, he was truly a great help to make our wedding day special, and he made sure that our family and friends had a blast.

Thank you so much Jeff, we truly cannot thank you enough for your help.

Luc and Kaylee

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Lee & Sondra Watkins

The best wedding DJ & MC in the Okanagan! I am a professional wedding photographer who has photographed hundreds of weddings all over B.C. and Alberta for the last 12 years and have had the pleasure of working with Jeff quite a few times. My wife and I hired Jeff for our wedding because there was no doubt in my mind that he is the best wedding DJ in the Okanagan.

He brings a one of a kind experience and professionalism like no other DJ I have worked with in the past. From his prep and planning beforehand, to the fun and excitement he delivers at the event is unmatched. He is there every step of the way leading up to the day and makes you feel at ease when planning your event. His presence and delivery as a DJ and MC is something every guest will walk away saying “That guy was incredible!”.

Most of our guests assumed he knew us our entire lives with how many details and the backstory he knew about us and our relationship. His attention to detail when learning about you in the months leading up to the event is amazing.

Highly recommend DJ HAYMAKER to everyone planning a wedding and wanting their event to go off without any issues. He delivers the best experience you could ever ask for!

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Mike & Jackie Hunter

Will not find a better DJ or MC!

Where do we even start, to say Jeff was great is an understatement. Going into the planning process we didn’t realize how important having a professional DJ would be. We are so happy we hired Jeff and would highly recommend him to every bride and groom out there.

Originally we did not plan on having Jeff be our MC but with covid changes this was probably one of the best things that came out of it. Our guests are still taking about how amazing and personable Jeff was all throughout the night! There was never a dull moment and Jeff brought an energy and excitement that really solidified the ambience/vibe we wanted to have.

Not only was he an amazing DJ and an MC but he also had so much valuable insight for our timeline, set up and planning leading up to the wedding. Not to mention he has run many weddings in and around the Okanagan and knows all the key players in the industry.

Highly highly recommend. Hire Jeff and use all that he offers, you will not be disappointed.

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Ashley & Brandon McMurphy

Hiring Jeff was by far the best decision we made for our big day!!  The entire day went so smoothly and flawlessly thanks to him.

We attended a wedding the summer before that Jeff DJ’d and MC’d which made our decision to hire him an easy one!

Jeff is so charismatic and knows how to engage the crowd. He was extremely helpful throughout the planning process and was always happy to have a chat or message me back with any questions I had!

Jeff is extremely personable and even though we didn’t tell him our immediate families names ahead of time he knew all of them by name instantly!

We only had positive feedback from guests about Jeff, everyone wanted to know who our DJ was and where we found him!

He is so good at reading the crowd and keeping the dance floor full all night!

So many of our guests have told us that our wedding was the “best wedding” they have ever been to.

We are still riding the high from our wedding and I am so thankful to Jeff for making it the Perfect day.

Ashley and Brandon

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Tiana & Daniel Robinson

Getting a great DJ was very important to us for our wedding, we got that and so much more with Jeff! He did a phenomenal job as our emcee as well as helping us plan our timeline and music and essentially being our day of coordinator. Every conversation we had with him prior to the wedding made us feel at ease and all of the things we were “stressing” about were no big deal.

Jeff went over and above our expectations by attending our rehearsal the morning before bringing music so we were sure we had the right songs picked for the ceremony. We thought about hiring a day of coordinator but after speaking with Jeff about it decided not to. It’s hard to express how great he was on the wedding day; he was there early to set up and text messaging both of us to see if we needed anything. Throughout the day he was always making sure the day was flowing as planned and that we weren’t getting too overwhelmed. We felt that he was truly there for us!

The days after the wedding we’ve received many compliments from our guests about how much fun everyone had. The games Jeff had planned were a huge hit with our crowd, they really broke the ice and had every person engaged and enjoying themselves. The dance floor was packed all night, he really did a great job reading the crowd. No one wanted the party to end!

Jeff will tell you he’s typically more expensive than most DJ’s and we will tell you he’s worth every penny! We highly recommend him and will definitely refer him to all of our friends and can only hope they will take our word for it so we can attend another extremely memorable DJ Haymaker event!

Thank you, many times, over Jeff!

Daniel & Tiana Robinson

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Jesse and Mike

Where to even start?

Do you want your ceremony to go smoothly with no stress from a music and mic aspect?

Do you want your reception to rock all night long- to the point that even the grandparents are up groovin’ and movin’ it?

Then Jeff is your man. My husband and I had Jeff out for our wedding on June 15th and honestly there’s no one better.

He just handles it, he has fantastic ideas, games and suggestions that one can only get from years of crafting his art.

Along with that he’s also a pretty wicked guy, easy to talk to and arrange things and just generally seems to love what he does, which makes such a difference.

Our celebrant and DJ were what we got the most compliments on after the wedding, do yourself a favour and stop looking, just book him!

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Jane and Derek May

We had heard rave reviews of Jeff’s wedding services, which made our decision to hire him an easy one! The rumors were true. Jeff was more than a DJ and MC – his suggestions and guidance demonstrated his wealth of insight and experience in creating a seamless, engaging, unique experience for all of our guests (beyond just the music). Jeff nailed it with his creative interactive activities, off-the-cuff jokes (that never crossed the line), and he knows how to read a crowd to keep the dance floor packed. I can’t recommend hiring an MC enough (as opposed to asking inexperienced and unpredictable Uncle Bob to do it).

We were amazed at how quickly Jeff put faces to names for those in our wedding party, and with how he knew everyone’s relationships with each other. Jeff is a pro, and a great person who genuinely cares about you and your wedding. Don’t waste your time hiring anyone else.

Thanks again Jeff,
Jane & Derek

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Taran and Manjot

It’s no lie when people say that the DJ makes or breaks the party – and all we can say is that our guests remained on the dance floor until the lights came on and they were kicked out of the venue.

We should started by mentioning we had a very long & very Indian Wedding for which we couldn’t have picked a better DJ/MC combo.

Jeff went above and beyond the scope of a DJ both in our year-long the planning process and on the day of our wedding– he was on site creating the perfect atmosphere with his extensive knowledge of music for every traditional aspect of our big day from first thing in the morning well into the wee hours of the night.

As an MC he was incredibly interactive keeping all of our family and friends engaged and as a DJ, he was able to read the vibes of everyone and played a multitude of songs to keep the party alive. His ability to fuse Indian and Western music throughout the night with a solid balance of non-stop requests was the key to our happy guests!

We thank DJ Haymaker for allowing us and our family to have one of the best days we’ve experienced, one which our families will talk about for years to come!

Taran & Manjot

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Namika and Matt Demedeiros

We just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us! We felt like you were family. Throughout a crazy wedding planning process, not only did you help and guide us along the way, you made sure we were calm and excited.

Our guests all kept raving about how it was the funnest wedding they have ever been too. And to be honest, it was so much fun for us too! We weren’t stressed out about anything!

You were just as much a part of the wedding as everyone else, and everyone felt like they were your best friend. Our bridal party thoroughly enjoyed how you got to know each and every one of them. You went above and beyond our expectations and we are soooooo glad we went with you.

Our wedding would have not been the same party. For everyone else out there, my husband’s family is Portuguese and I am Indian. Not only was there a difference of cultures but our guests were from all over Canada and the world. We had no idea what kind of music would get our guests on the dancefloor. I figured top 40 since everyone could understand it, but boy was I wrong. The entire dance floor was packed with a mix of top 40, old school wedding, country, and Bhangra!! Jeff knew all the Bhangra songs that would make everyone go to the dance floor, I cannot say enough words about the research he did to make sure our party was a success.

Especially since we hadn’t discussed a single Indian song beforehand. The amount of attention to detail and enthusiasm he had was unparalleled. He is a true definition of a professional in every aspect. Not just your typical DJ. He is the ultimate party man.

Thank you so much Jeff! If we had to do it all over again we would pick you to be our DJ/MC a thousand times!

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