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Lindsay & Ryan

Selecting a DJ / MC for our wedding was not a simple task. So many choices out there and all promising a great experience. We found Jeff – DJ Haymaker online and then met him in person at the Wedding Expo in Kelowna. His personality was exactly what we were looking for; he promised an incredible experience and boy did he over deliver!

Jeff’s expertise goes far and beyond your standard DJ service. Where he really shines is delivering the MC role! In the manner he introduced the head table we felt like we had known him for years. His ability to break the ice with interactive games was both genius and hilarious! His music selection was great and he was totally open to requests. This kept the dance floor full all night long!

We had a technical issue with our laptop which was used to deliver our slide presentation, Jeff was bound and determined to get it working as he knew how important this was to us. He hunted down another laptop and with the help of an IT guy they got it working! The effort he displayed to get this working was nothing short of incredible. Most people would have said,”sorry…” but not Jeff!

If you want to ensure your wedding runs smoothly and your friends experience the Best Wedding Ever, look no further!! We received so many positive comments. The first text message I received the following day was “Funnest wedding ever!” The picture that was attached really made me laugh!

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Caley & Eddie Redden

My husband and I did not originally plan on adding a DJ service to the budget for our wedding this summer.  We, mistakenly, thought that our day would “do” with an iPod; we assumed someone would take on the role of MC; and we hoped that family would help us coordinate last minute things on the day of.

After 11 years together, we knew what we wanted for our wedding… The conversation about just going down to City Hall had been brought up, and then shot down, when we realized we had waited over a decade to share this moment with our families and closest friends, and it was our wish to celebrate in the best way we could think of.  We wanted fun, we wanted laughter, we wanted love and we wanted the “Best. Wedding. Ever.”

We started to realize that if we wanted a party, we needed a professional, but we were worried about finding someone that could decode our sporadic thoughts, crazy ideas and contradictory music selections.  I called Jeff on a whim after reading an overwhelming amount of positive reviews and recommendations about him on various sites online. After speaking with Jeff on the phone, my now-husband and I KNEW we needed Jeff.  He had charisma, he was funny and fun (yes, we could tell that on the phone), he was caring and incredibly considerate of our wants, needs and limits.

A few weeks before the wedding when my husband and I finally met Jeff in person, we were both beyond stressed.  Life was overwhelming us, planning was drowning us and we were both ready for it all to “just be over”…  One of the first things Jeff asked us was how we were feeling, and when we told him, rather honestly, how we felt, he nodded in understanding and asked questions in concern.  He told us, “by the time we’re done talking today, I promise you will feel 10x, if not more, better then you do just now…”  He was right.

From that moment on and right up until the last hours of our wedding reception, he was right.  Jeff has this incredible talent for what he does.  Not only is he the epitome of professional; but he is outgoing, trustworthy, creative with his games (you HAVE to play the group games he does), funny, an excellent MC, a fabulous day-of coordinator, and an all-around good guy, but he made possible a wedding that we both felt like we had been waiting for, for a very long time.

Thanks Jeff – you gave us the wedding we dreamed of, and to us, that’s priceless.

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Brittany & Tristan Nelson

My husband and I got married July, 1st 2016 at the Eldorado in Kelowna . We picked Jeff to be our DJ pretty early on because he had done my brother and sister in laws wedding 3 years prior and definitely left a lasting impression so I didn’t feel it was really an option to try anyone else.

We are also not from Kelowna we are from Slave Lake, AB and I found Jeff made it really simple and easy for me to deal with long distance. Now as per our wedding he was absolutely amazing. We met a couple days before with Jeff as well as our MC and we all hit it off! The meeting with Jeff got us super exited for the big day. There was one small issue with a song I had picked as it had some talking in the version I had wanted which apparently was not very easy to find so Jeff confirmed with me if it was something I had wanted for sure or not and I assured him it was. I did not have to fret for long about it as Jeff apparently got to work quickly because hours later I had gotten a text assuring me he had found the one I wanted, not that I had any doubts he wouldn’t.

Jeff is one of those people that right off the get go you just feel like you know he will always pull through.

Now to the big day! For our ceremony, I know most brides or grooms say they just “saw the person” didn’t know or hear what else was going on, well I am not that bride haha. Music is just one of those things that makes a moment for me and Jeff pulled it off perfectly. I never once heard a pause when a song  should be starting, no breaking up in the music, he actually even managed to look like a happy guest in the background on some of the pictures our guests had snuck which was totally fun because it is a lot nicer then just being like “oh there is the DJ in the background just doing his job and doesn’t care about the wedding.” which for me is going above and beyond. Also one thing that I didn’t expect was Jeff had actually suggested a photo he had seen done at our wedding location to do with all of our guests and honestly I am so glad he suggested it because I wouldn’t have even thought of it and now we have a photo of all of our guests who attended the wedding which normally people do not get to have!

On to the reception, now I must say our MC got along great with Jeff which doesn’t surprise me because well he is super easy going but their communication made the night amazing everything fell together perfectly and their games were definitely a fan favorite. One of the games we played Jeff had done at the wedding we attended years prior and I was a bit worried a lot of the guests would say ” Oh we did this before blah blah” nope he changed it up just enough that they had a complete blast and are still 28 days later talking about how hilarious it was.

One thing for me though that was most memorable was his ability to remember guests names and faces. We had a lot of guests comment on the fact that he did this and when he announced the guests song he would give a little fun speech about them and the song he was playing for them which really made it feel like he knew everyone from my family personally and like he was a part of the wedding, not just as the DJ but as a friend or family. Even throwing in some funny jokes about  some of my crazy families dance moves or song choices which made everyone crack up including that guest themselves.

I honestly couldn’t have picked a better DJ and judging by the guests comments about how amazing he was I don’t think they think I could have picked a better DJ. Again like I said they are still talking about how the DJ was one of the best parts of the whole wedding. Thanks again Jeff you were AWESOME!!!

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Claire & Luke Stang

If we could write a book outlining all the ways Jeff helped us during our wedding it still wouldn’t be enough.  We hired him over a year in advance to DJ/MC our wedding.  Planning a wedding in a city you live 7 hours away from was a daunting task but Jeff ensured that our worry was his priority.  He said from day one of meeting that his main goal was ensure we had peace of mind on our day and that every guest walked away feeling it was the “best wedding ever”.

June 18, 2016 arrived, somewhat overcast in the morning but hey it makes for great pictures right? The outdoor ceremony (with no back up plan I might add) was to start at 3pm and around 2 Mother Nature decided to release a torrential down pour… and she didn’t let up.  Jeff, luckily was up at our venue early and managed to reorganize EVERYTHING to accommodate a ceremony under our reception tent. When I say everything I mean seating, alter, processional, grand entrance, signing of documents and live entertainment.  You don’t realize how much there is to coordinate when you have to do it last minute, in the RAIN. All I can say it thank god for Jeff.  The wedding party and myself showed up and he met with each of us to ensure we were all at ease, understood when and where we walked and enjoyed each minute of it!

Following the ceremony was cocktails and music prior to dinner.  Jeff had the music pumping in the tent and while we were out doing photos people would come up to us and state how much fun everyone in the tent was having.  This was such a relief, I can’t even tell you; especially due to our shattered plan of outdoor lawn games during cocktails and the wet feet!

Our reception rocked, and ALL because of Jeff; holy crap he outdid himself. Between the music mashups, games and jokes everyone was either dancing up a sweat or laughing hysterically. There was never a dull moment, it was absolute perfection and had no hiccups or lulls.  My biggest worry on this day had always been timeline of the reception; which happens first, who initiates what, etc.  Jeff took control, handled it all. We never had to even think, we just enjoyed it and let it all play out and it was beyond amazing.

We truly believe Jeff was the glue to our wedding.  He held it all together, planned and coordinated, offered guidance, and picked up slack in other areas.  In fact, I believe he was the first person we thanked at our speech, simply because he made the day happen.

He is now the biggest part of our wedding story, a dear friend, and our biggest wish for any upcoming weddings!

We love you Jeff!

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Lindsay & Brian

When people ask me what my favourite aspects of our wedding were, I say our ceremony (I mean, we were getting married after all!) and Jeff. Jeff was my second most favourite aspect of our wedding.

Right from the beginning, we knew we were in good hands which immediately put us at ease. Jeff is so eager to learn more about you as a couple and always assures you he is there to simply make this the best day of your life. We got the premium package because it was really important to us to create a memorable experience for our guests and we have no regrets.

If you can, I would encourage you to look at this package to because it allows Jeff to do what he does best. He seamlessly coordinated our ceremony music and created an environment at our reception that cannot be duplicated by anyone. He was witty, spontaneous, and creative and comes by this talent so effortlessly that it allowed us and our guests to enjoy ourselves knowing that all of the fundamentals, timing and logistics were in place too.

I can confidently say that having Jeff on our “wedding team” was one of the best decisions we made.

Lindsay and Brian Bazett

PS.. Jeff, we honestly had a hard time even finding the words to describe how amazing you were but tried to sum it up for others (without writing a novel). We so hope to see you again, maybe at another wedding in Kelowna where we can dance the night away with another funny hat on.

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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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