Top 10 Reasons to DJ Your Own Wedding… Fear-Mongering Marketing Debunked

Jackie and Joe Spend Their Wedding Night Rocking Out with Their Friends to an Eclectic Mix of Classic Rockabilly, Modern Indie Rock, and Bluegrass.  Photo by Genevieve Nisly Photography.

Earlier this week, I read what may literally be the most hysterical article about wedding entertainment planning on the face of the planet.  It was an article from a sound equipment rental company about why you should rent sound equipment (from them, presumably) and fire up an iPod instead of hiring a DJ for your wedding. […]

Wedding Pro Interview: Vicki Lantz of Vicki Lantz Photography

Photo by Vicki Lantz Photography.

We first met Vicki Lantz of Vicki Lantz Photography when we were working on Brian and Leslianne’s April 2013 wedding reception at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts.  Leslianne is the Director of Catering at Old Carolina Barbecue Company. We love Vicki for her solid experience over a 20-year career as well as her […]

Event Review and Pictorial: Leslianne and Brian’s Modern Celebration at Canton Cultural Center for the Arts

On the Floor.  What's Happening on the Other Side of that Facade?  A Whole Lot of DANCING!  Photo by Vicki Lantz of Vicki Lantz Photography.

Two weeks ago, we featured the latest (and long-overdue) addition to our Pros We Love list – a wedding professional credited with not only an association to an award-winning employer and a fierce spirit of uniquely-tailored customer service but also the distinction of a title as a Something New Bride, the Director of Catering of […]

RETRACTED: Something New and SWEET to Love, This Season!


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Something New Entertainment Issues Retraction of Yesterday’s Press Release – What follows is a personal message from Something New Entertainment Master of Ceremonies Justin Herman – Well, guys — turns out I got “April Fooled” by my wife and business partner, Something New Entertainment Master of Ceremonies Anna-Jeannine “DJ AJ9″ Herman. […]

Dear DJ AJ9: How Can I Spot a Fake?


Last week, a bride asked me for advice on hiring a photographer.  In reply, I gave her a few names of local pros who said they were available on her date, as well as a little advice about how to spot a “fauxtographer” — someone who uses other photographers’ photos, representing them as their own. […]

Event Review: Something New and Supa Fresh


  Last month, Something New Entertainment headliner MCs Justin and  Anna-Jeannine “DJ AJ9″ Herman appeared at the Cleveland Flea, Borrow Vintage  Eclectic Rentals, and With Love and Whimsy Event Design’s joint wedding styling-and-planning venture “Supa Fresh” at the Lake Erie Building’s Screw Factory Artist Lofts Event Space. In addition to entertaining guests in the comfort […]

Something New Entertainment Master of Ceremonies Featured on Hitched Blog

DJ AJ9 MCs The Shoe Game for Michelle and Stephen.  Photo by Cavanaugh Photography.

Earlier this week, Something New Entertainment’s own Master of Ceremonies, Disc Jockey, and Lighting Designer Anna-Jeannine “DJ AJ9″ Herman was featured on the Hitched Ohio Wedding Blog. Hitch a ride over to the Hitched blog and check out the interview, where AJ9 talks about her background, gives tips about how to avoid a wedding entertainment […]

Wedding Pro Interview: Anna Zajac of Anna Zajac Photography


We first met Anna Zajac of Anna Zajac Photography at Conrad Botzum Farmstead in the Merriman Valley close to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  My associate DJ (Mike) and I (Anna-Jeannine/DJ AJ9) were providing Ceremony Sound Services, Reception Entertainment/Direction, Master of Ceremonies and Disc Jockey Services, and lighting design for John and Amber’s September 2013 outdoor […]

Something New Gets Supa Fresh


Breaking Something News: Something New Entertainment is proud to announce our partnership with Supa Fresh — a modern wedding market.  Read on to learn more, get tickets, or WIN tickets! This Saturday marks a feisty, fabulous, and FRESH event sure to cure your winter blues with all the staff, services, and support you need to plan […]