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Are you gathering inspiration from real weddings? Here's how to create your own:

1. Get started with our wedding checklist and timeline.

2. Find a wedding venue. When you see wedding venues you like, start asking questions! Use our Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Wedding Location.

3. Next you’ll need to find wedding vendors. We’ve got questions you can ask potential wedding vendors, too.

Featured Real Weddings: Gerber + Scarpelli Photography

Gerber + Scarpelli Photography

Gerber + Scarpelli Photography

Almost a dozen accomplished photographers reside under the Gerber + Scarpelli umbrella, with experiences ranging from fashion and fine-art photography, to extensive world travel, to theater and the performing arts. One of their brides tells us, “They have a hip, edgy, on-the-forefront-of-photography attitude, look and feel.” You will surely find the perfect fit for your wedding within their impressive roster.

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Certified By The Guide wedding professionalsBrides and other wedding professionals love the wedding vendors featured in Here Comes The Guide. We know because we spend a lot of time asking! We only consider them Certified By The Guide if we get rave reviews.


Southern California Real Weddings

Amber Events

B&G Photography

Bella Vita Events

Butterfly Floral and Event Design

Charles Lauren Films

Colette’s Events

Epic Imagery

Full Spectrum Photography

Good Gracious! Events

Hoffmann Photographer

I Do! Wedding and Event Design by Julie Nunn Event Design

James Johnson, Los Angeles Photographer

John and Colette photography & beauty

Kathy Wright & Co.

Liberty Diamonds

Linda Howard Events

Luna Gardens Events

Montecito Country Club

Pixie Vision Photography

Posh Peony Event Design

Scott A. Nelson, Wedding Photo Artist

Sterling Engagements

Taglyan Cultural Complex

The University Club Atop Symphony Towers

Vanilla Bake Shop

Yana Beauty Studio

Central California Real Weddings

Allyson Magda Photography

Amy Wellenkamp Photographers

Corbin Gurkin Photography

Denner Vineyards & Winery

Festive Designs

HammerSky Vineyards and Estate Winery

Jen Rodriguez

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Shelli Armstrong Events and Design

Panacea Event Floral Design

Still Waters Vineyards

Northern California Real Weddings

2 the 9s Events

A Savvy Event

A Touch of Grace

Abel Soria Photography

Adrienne D. Keats Calligraphy

Amazáe Special Events

Amy Carr Photography

Anaïs Event Planning and Design

Arrowood Photography

Bear Flag Farm

Blue Moon Productions

Botanica Floral and Event Design

Charmed Events Group

Denon and Doyle DJ Company

Desmond Charles Photography

Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes

Elsa Vera Productions

Encore Events Rentals

events of distinction

Fantasy Sound Event Services

Fleurs de France


Freedom Bakery and Confections

Got Light

Greg Slick Photography

Healdsburg Country Gardens

Holman Ranch, Vineyard and Winery

I Do! Wedding and Event Design by Julie Nunn Event Design

Il Fornaio

Impact Lighting and Production

Ingela Floral Design

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Jasmine Wang Photography

Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange

Julie Atwood Events

Julie Mikos, Photographer

Justin Fone Productions

Justin’s Catering and Event Production

Kate Whelan Events

Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema

Lani Elizabeth Fine Design in Flowers

Laurel Designs

Little Blue Box Weddings

Love in the Mix DJ services

LucieXYZ Photography

Mandy Scott Events

Mandy Scott Flowers

MB Wedding Design and Events

Merrily Wed

Moderne Beauty

Nancy Liu Chin Design

Napa Valley Custom Events

Octavia Hunter Photography

Park Avenue Catering

Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer

Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers


Photo-matica Photo Booth Co.

Pretty Please Bakeshop

Rhee Bevere Photography

Sasha Photography

Seasonal Celebrations

Shanti DuPrez Photography

Shelli Armstrong Events and Design

Stephanie Secrest Photography

Sutherland Entertainment: DJ, Guitar, Photo Booth, Lighting

Sweet on Cake

The Flower House

Tarpy’s Roadhouse and Monterey Stone Chapel

Tosca Productions

Villa Montalvo at Montalvo Arts Center


Wallace Creek Vineyards

Waterlily Pond

Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management

Wilson Lee Weddings

Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair