There are a lot of wedding videography companies all around St. Louis who are selling wedding films, wedding highlights, wedding videos: a lot of different names for the same thing. Usually the package is some sort of 4 - 6 minute compilation of clips taken throughout the day, set to music. Sometimes you'll hear vows, toasts, or other audio from the day, sometimes not.
So with all the choices available in our area, how do you pick just the right person to film your wedding? How do you know that Applause is the right wedding videographer for you?
We think we are the right choice for wedding videography because we have done a lot of background work to ensure our reliability and deliverability. But does that really matter to you as the Bride or Groom? Regardless of the gear, the experience, or the price tag, the final product is what you want to fall in love with before you hire a wedding videographer.
In this post, I'm going to share a few films that showcase the style of wedding video we produce. The care taken to edit your film into a beautiful love story is what really makes the difference. Editing to the music, engaging the viewer, weaving the story from beginning to end with slow builds, dramatic reveals, joyous endings, all with seamless editing that is pleasure to watch, this is what makes a wedding film edited by Applause Weddings stand out from the crowd.
Here at Applause, we edit each film with help from the same team who shot the footage. This is how we ensure that each film is handcrafted to be unique, and to tell YOUR story.
The best part (in our opinion) is that we don't stop with just the Highlights! Our Applause packages include your Full-Length Ceremony as well as a long version of your Reception (we shoot until the Last Dance!) and all of this is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
If you watch all of these wedding films, I think you'll be able to see that there is a range of feelings showcased in each one, because each couple's wedding day had it's own vibe! Sometimes its easy to view weddings as all being the same....there's prep, vows, photos, and dancing. And that's true, those elements exist in each wedding day schedule, but won't each of these elements be planned by you, and match your personality? Won't each of these wedding traditions have your own special spin put on them, to reflect the utter uniqueness of your love? This is what we aim to reveal when we edit your wedding video.
The follow videos are just a few of the wonderful 2018 weddings we filmed. For more including lots of one minute Sneak-Peeks (also included in your Applause Package), visit our YouTube channel.
* - these are vendors on our Preferred list (we provide a discount on our popular Round of Applause package when you book with one of our preferred vendors)
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2015 was another fantastic year for Applause Productions. We played a lot of great venues, and produced some of the most beautiful videos we've seen to date.
There were so many to choose from, I had a hard time picking out just a few, but I finally narrowed it down! This year, we plan to blog as many of our weddings as possible, giving our future clients inspiration and information about all the different possibilities and how we provide the best DJ and Videography for every unique wedding that comes our way!
And now let me introduce 3 of my faves from 2015:
1) Michele and Alex
Applause Productions Provided: DJ, Videography, Ceremony Sound
This ceremony was supposed to take place at the Tower Grove Park Ruins and Fountain area, however the weather wasn't too cooperative. On the plus side, Michele and Alex were to have their reception at The Piper Palm House, and so a quick reset of the room and everyone was dry during the vows! Afterwards, mother nature decided to start cooperating, giving the guests a beautiful cocktail hour on the patio. After the formalities of a Grand Entry and some Toasts, Butler's Pantry provided an amazing array of hot and cold appetizers, nothing short of delicious! This group was truly a party-loving crowd, dancing their hearts out all night! Check out the highlights from this unforgettable event and couple:
2) Monique and Kevin
Applause Productions Provided: DJ, Videography, Ceremony Sound
If there was ever a wedding in our repertoire that resembled a scene from a TV show, this was it! The street in front of Monique's parent's home set the scene for this ceremony. Rows of white chairs on a cobblestone path, surrounded by family homes and tall trees, finished off with an arbor for an altar, you could truly feel the love and support of this couple's friends and family when they said "I Do". After the ceremony it was off to Crown Valley Winery for a reception in the charming barrel room. The couple chose a Sweetheart Table instead of a sprawling head table, where they enjoyed the toasts and speeches from their attendants. And who says you need a knife to cut the cake? Check out their choice of tools in their highlight video:
3) Jerod and Robyn
Applause Productions Provided: DJ, Videography, Uplighting
This one may be considered a little unfair, as it happens to be one of our Nephews, but how could we resist. Not only are family weddings the best, the ones with beautiful churches and unique reception venues are like icing on the (wedding) cake! This wedding takes us outside of the Lou, in none other than Missouri's capital, Jefferson City. The day began at St. Peter's Church, just a block from the Capital Building. Robyn and her girls enjoyed getting ready on-site, including all hair and makeup, and putting on a dress made for a princess. Following the ceremony, the wedding party headed out for pictures while the guests made a very short journey to The Millbottom. This venue has an industrial feel, yet still felt inviting with the table settings and decor added by this couple. With a full stage, the DJ set up with uplights, still left room for the wedding party to line up for a champagne toast before heading to the second level where they enjoyed private dining overlooking the guests. After an authentic Kansas City BBQ dinner, the Bride and Groom, plus their attendants, were back downstairs and the party started! Things were going hot all night on the dance floor as this crowd was loving the wide variety of music. Check out both their entire ceremony as well as their highlights:
Join us as we Blog our way through St. Louis Weddings!