Get to Know the Applause Family

It Started in 1994

In the basement of their family home in Arnold, Missouri, John teamed up with his father to build their own sound and lighting set up with the intent to bring a better DJ experience to the St. Louis area. Since then, Applause Productions has served countless couples with the quality, value, and hospitality that can only be found in a family business. In our mind, there is no better place for our unique skills and talents than weddings.

We’ve had the amazing opportunity to perfect our skills for over 25 years, and now to pass on everything we know to our teams.  It’s very exciting! We can’t wait to share them with you, also.

Our First Wedding Video: 25 Years Ago!

3 Pillars Make Applause

the Right Choice for Your Wedding

Be flexible, but be honest

We want to hear your ideas and plans for your event, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve them. We won't make promises we can't keep.

Go above and beyond

Being a service provider means we are there to serve. We want to do that in any way we can, and exceed your expectations.

Smooth the way

The responsibility of servicing your once-in-a-lifetime event is not to something we take lightly. Redundancy in our equipment and staff, extensive staff training, hands on owners, all means you can trust that things will go smoothly.

About the Founders - John and Amanda Potter

We live and breathe weddings

From transforming our part time business into a full time job with part time associates, to constantly learning new skills and following wedding trends, around our house it’s #weddinglife all the time, and we like it that way!

Now that’s not to say we don’t have family and friends in our lives, we most certainly do all sorts of non-wedding things. We enjoy St. Louis Style Pizza and BBQ, nerdy stuff like Comic-Con, Harry Potter, and the latest Star Wars releases, video gaming, and all sorts of travel adventures.

We’d love to work with you at your wedding or next event! Contact us to get started.

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The Question You Should Be Asking

What will I have left when the wedding is over?

This is the “lightbulb” question that makes it clear where you should be investing your budget.  When the day ends, the food is gone, the cake is eaten, and the venue locks it’s doors, the only thing left are the memories.

Applause specializes in creating and preserving your memories.

Is it Too Good to be True?

Could it really be possible for one company to offer boutique quality services without the boutique prices? Why do we do it? The answer is simple: We love what we do and we want to keep doing it. We offer you value-packed packages at an affordable cost, and we do it with the highest of quality expectations.  It’s not too good to be true, but it does sell out.  We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to ensure we have availability for your date.

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John Potter

Fearless Leader

John is the OG founder of Applause. Whatever he says, we all follow! He's seriously the best DJ we've ever seen, and his tech skills are a true gift!

Amanda and Abby Potter

Yes, We are Mother and Daughter

Nothing happens at Applause without Amanda and Abby. From answering your emails and texts to bringing wedding highlight films to life, these ladies lead our teams on the job and in the office.