Julie Jakolat is a Kingston, New York-based disk jockey that understands the ability of music to enhance the most precious moments in people’s lives. Each couple will be able to sit down with Julie in order to create a playlist of thoughtfully selected songs to help celebrate your new marriage. A great deal of planning before your event will ensure that the right atmosphere is created to get your friends and family moving. Contact Julie Jakolat, DJ to start planning for your special day!
Julie was born in a record store and educated on the radio. After moving to New York City, she worked as a resident DJ at the Virgin Megastore. Eventually, she was asked to DJ a wedding as a favor and quickly fell in love with the role.
Julie’s extensive playlist ranges a wide variety of genres, including salsa, electronic, hip-hop, jazz, oldies, pop, R&B, rock and top 40. The DJ's services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Becca · Married on 10/14/2017
Wow. Where do I even begin? Julie was perfect. I can't stress PERFECT enough! From our very first conversation while we were searching for the right DJ, she was super nice, spoke with us both professionally and like a friend. We knew pretty much right away she was the right choice- and BOY were we happy we picked her! Communication in the months leading to the wedding day was a breeze- she was super responsive and so enthusiastic- like she was looking forward to it as much as we were! Any ideas as far as specific songs or reception timing, she was right on board, or offered an even better idea I hadn't thought of! Julie really went above and beyond a DJ's duties in my book- she helped me lay out the timeline of the whole reception weeks in advance, and guided our guests along seamlessly so no one was standing around wondering what to do or where to go. And let's not forget the PARTY! She built a fabulous dance party, got almost every guest on the dance floor, even the shy, and our 90 year old grandfather! She was able to read the crowd so well, took requests (running all of them by me and my groom first!) and looked like she was having a great time herself! When it was time for last call, all the guests were sad the dance party was coming to an end! After the wedding day, I was sad the super special event I'd been planning for months had passed- in huge part because communication with my vendors had become so familiar and fun! I really look at Julie like a friend. She was so happy for us, helped give us the best day of our lives, and I can't imagine our wedding day without her. YOU ROCK, JULIE! Look no further brides to be, you've found your DJ.Sent on 10/24/2017
Jillian · Married on 05/26/2019
Best DJ ever!
Julie is absolutely amazing! She curated the most amazing soundtrack to our day that included all the songs we wanted to hear. And even more amazing, she helped make sure our whole day ran smoothly. We had a DIY wedding that we planned and executed ourselves. She made sure that all vendors were able to communicate and that our bridal party moved through our timeline exactly as they were supposed to. Our guests raved about how amazing our reception was, but it truly was thanks to everything that Julie did. She was so chill throughout, so I ended up looking forward to emails or phone calls from her throughout planning because I knew I’d be enjoying myself the whole time. Her rates are very reasonable compared to other DJs in the area as well. We can not recommend her enough.Sent on 06/01/2019
Niki · Married on 04/13/2019
We didn't consider anyone else
We love Julie! All night people kept coming to us and telling us how aweome the music was. She listened to what we were looking for musically and created a great experience.Sent on 04/16/2019
She originally played at our friends' wedding and then another couple in the same friend group had her play their wedding as well. We loved her so much we didn't even consider anyone else! At our wedding, we realized she had also played at my childhood best friend's wedding! 4 Julie couples at one wedding. Wedding inception!
DJ Julie is a a friend,mentor, and excellent DJ. She is the kind of DJ who after guiding you through the process of planning the music and completely exceeding your highest expectations with her performance, you will remember her fondly as a friend that helped make your wedding that much more spectacular. There is something to be said about hiring a independent DJ rather than going through a entertainment company. It makes the entire process that much more personable which is something you will grow to appreciate and sincerely thank yourself for in the end.
Julie is great to work with.