"I highly recommend Brian. He's not only a good friend, but a huge music fan that knows how to do the job right...and most importantly, tastefully. He's the only DJ I personally refer out to in the Twin Cities".
DJ Jake Rudh — 89.3FM The Current & Transmission Dance Nights/Radio Program
Voted “Best DJ” in the Twin Cities by the readers of City Pages (2003-2012)
Voted “Best DJ” by the editors of City Pages magazine (2011)
"Brian did a spectacular job at our wedding! He listened very carefully during our meet and greet and did a fabulous job when it came to the day-of! We used him for the music during ceremony, dinner and reception and he was wonderful for everything! We were a bit nervous since we literally listen to EVERY kind of genre imaginable but Brian did a wonderful job keeping the dance floor packed and most importantly, FUN! Everyone was complimenting me on the reception and how fun it was. He is great at giving you exactly what you want and you can tell that he put in the time and effort to make sure that the music would the best mix for us personally, instead of just showing up and playing music like I imagine most DJ's do. At the end of the night, he even gives you a CD of the music played so that you can relive the night! We also used Justin as a wedding officient, also available through Cookies & Cognac. He was very professional and is great at adding character to your wedding. We told him that we wanted to have a fun ceremony, and a fun ceremony we had! He is a great public speaker and helped make our wedding day special. You can characterize your ceremony as much as you want, or just let him take the lead and construct the ceremony script.
I would suggest cookies and cognac services to any future bride and groom. They are very professional and they really take the pressure off the Big Day. I didn't have to worry about the officient or the DJ at ALL during my stressful time of wedding planning."
Rio & Paul — March, 2014
"As soon as we started planning our wedding, my husband and I knew that music would be an important part of our day; our favors were mixtape CDs, and our table numbers were song lyrics. So, we did our research when it came to finding a good fit with a DJ. After talking to several large DJ/entertainment companies, we heard about Cookies and Cognac from a friend. Upon meeting with Brian, we were immediately impressed by both his demeanor and by what he had to say. In the months leading up towards the wedding, he was receptive to our wishes and provided great guidance to help us plan our cocktail hour, special dances, and reception music. On the day of the wedding, Brian did a perfect job of reading the crowd, and kept the dance floor packed for three straight hours. He was attentive, and even piped in and played clips of songs referenced in speeches. He even provided us with CDs at the end of the night with every song he played so that we could relive our night. We absolutely couldn't have asked for a better dance party- thanks, Brian!"
Anna & Clay — October, 2013
"Brian was entirely dedicated to delivering on every aspect of our music/microphone needs. He went above and beyond in several ways to customize our day. We can't imagine there are many DJ's who can compete with the level of professionalism Brian exudes."
Nicole & Paul — November, 2012
"We loved Cookies and Cognac! Brian DJ'ed our wedding and was great to work with. He has a great sense of humor and really listened to what we wanted. He kept the dance floor packed all night as well as made all announcements that we wanted. He was completely professional and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ!"
Sheless & Eric — May, 2012
"Cookies and Cognac did an absolutely awesome job at our wedding! Brian did a great job playing the songs that we really wanted as well as mixing in a great variety of awesome songs. He is also a very personable person and is willing to play whatever you want to hear. He did a great job of keeping people on the dance floor all night long and we can't thank him enough for the wonderful experience he provided to our night!"
Chris & Krystyne — December, 2011
"Thank you for being the best DJ we could have imagined. We have been happily married for a year, and have since taken part in a number of weddings. We have found that once you go through your own wedding, you pick up on all the background details when attending other weddings. No other DJ could compare to Brian. Your responsive attitude to picking music with us in advance of the wedding, and reading the crowd that night, led to the best wedding tunes we could have dreamed for. We still listen to the wedding music mix you provided at the end of the night. We wish you the best!"
Ella & Pete — September, 2011
“Cookies & Cognac were super helpful from the first contact to the last. Justin guided my planning phases and was extremely helpful in reducing the stress level that comes with planning a wedding. Their unique package pricing allowed us to have some options we didn’t consider early on. We were extremely pleased that we added the jazz band for our cocktail hour. We had everyone dancing at our wedding, and a month later we are still getting compliments on how great Brian, the DJ was. We would strongly recommend them for anyone trying to plan everything on their own. These guys are organized, personable, patient, and knowledgeable. We recommend the whole package! That’s what we were going for, classy at moments, but loose and fun. You interpreted our desires and musical tastes adeptly.”
Vicky & Robin — August, 2010
“The best thing about Cookies & Cognac was how simple they made everything. They were able to take care of so many details at the same time: officiant, ceremony musicians, DJ... It was so nice to be able to tell them what we wanted and have them prepare the ceremony and reception dance for us to approve ahead of time. Everything was so seamless and classy, we would not have wanted to do it without them.”
Casi & Jordan — August, 2009
"Cookies & Cognac was instrumental in making our wedding day perfect. Not only are these guys first class musicians, but they are consummate professionals as well. They spent a significant amount of time helping Amie and I select music for the ceremony as well as for the dance, really tuning in to our musical tastes as well as those of our family and friends. In an industry that often marginalizes the essence of such an important day, Cookies & Cognac is truly a refreshing breath of fresh air."
Amie & Rob — May, 2008