We found DJ Haymaker through an internet search for “Okanagan DJ”. After calling around to 3 other companies whom were less than impressive, I got to speak directly to DJ Haymaker. After 45 minutes on the phone, I asked him if he was available for our wedding on September 5th, 2009 at the
Summerland Waterfront Resort and he confirmed he was. We later found out that DJ Haymaker comes so well recommended that people book their wedding around his available dates! My fiancée and I met with Jeff in Kelowna about 6 months prior to the actual wedding date and we both immediately had peace of mind with our choice and knew he was the perfect DJ for our ceremony and reception. Immediately you could tell that he is talented, loves his job, but more importantly you could tell he wanted our event to be perfect for us and memorable for all our guests.
Fast forward to the wedding day, we had some unexpected and unforecast rain. Without hesitation Jeff jumped into action and helped reorganize the entrance to the ceremony and coordinated with the resort to ensure that everything went off perfectly. He was our wedding coordinator, MC and DJ all in one!
Since the wedding day, the common feedback we’ve received from guests is “best wedding ever”, “most fun I’ve ever had”, “best party I’ve been to in Canada”, “I used to hate Survivor”, “I’ve never danced so much in my life”. Some guests have asked me for DJ Haymakers contact information to retain him for their own functions! Our guest list consisted of people ranging from very young to old. They ranged from doctors, lawyers, pastors, police, teachers and labourers. Jeff was able to find the perfect mix of music that appealed to everyone. As MC he was phenomenal in introducing the wedding party, the bride and groom and organizing the whole evening for us, so we could relax and enjoy our time as husband and wife. Jeff organized a game called “Survivor”. We are not normally fans of wedding games. In fact, most of them we find to be mundane and repetitive and boring. Without spoiling the event, Survivor got each and every guest involved and motivated to part – it set the mood for the rest of the evening. I’ve never laughed so hard as I did at some of the things that my inconspicuous guests produced. Jeff is very personable and friendly and has a great sense of humour that reflects in the exceptional work that he does. Jeff is tasteful, a pleasure to work with and even wore a shirt to match our wedding colors!
I have no problem being a reference for anyone who is “on the fence” about using DJ Haymaker for their event, email me at michael.lane(at)gmail.com. If I could offer you one piece of advice in your decision making process it would be to hire Jeff – he’s worth far more than he charges and you will not