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Looking for the best services for your Central California or Central Coast wedding? We've got them right here. How do we know? We ask. And ask. And ask. The wedding photographers, caterers, videographers and so on that you find here have all been Certified By The Guide. That means we've asked dozens of people (other professionals who've worked with them and brides and grooms and mothers of the bride, etc.) for feedback on each one of them...and they passed with flying colors.

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
Everything But The Wedding Dress Everything But The Wedding Dress
Everything But The Wedding Dress isn’t just a clever name…it’s literally a one-stop-shop for ALL your wedding accessory needs. And we’re not just talking gorgeous veils, garters an…
Special Offers Saratoga Jewelry and Gifts
Aqua Terra Culinary Aqua Terra Culinary
Local, seasonal, sustainable and farm-to-table. Words that perfectly describe AQUA TERRA Culinary’s responsibly sourced, high-quality ingredients. You won’t find run-of-the-mill wedding fo…
Pacific Grove Caterer
Freedom Bakery and Confections Freedom Bakery and Confections
Freedom Bakery and Confections is all that you would wish for in a neighborhood bakeshop: Family owned and operated since 1975, they produce all of their gourmet wedding cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and …
Special Offers Real Weddings Watsonville / Monterey Bay Cakes
OCLA Events OCLA Events
OCLA Events is a full-service event planning, rental and production company that can truly do it all. From wedding coordination and event management, to exquisite rentals and linens, to flowers, déco…
Special Offers Real Weddings Rancho Santa Margarita Party Rentals and Linens
Amy Wellenkamp Photographers Amy Wellenkamp Photographers
Amy Wellenkamp’s catchphrase is “your day…your story…your style,” and her brides tell us that is exactly what she delivers—a photographic narrative of your wedding …
Real Weddings Nipomo Photographer
Mike Danen Photography & Cinema Mike Danen Photography & Cinema
With the talent and artistic eye for capturing unscripted, unforgettable moments, Mike Danen brings a fresh, artistic sensibility to wedding photography. He joyfully documents some of the most beautif…
Special Offers San Francisco & Monterey Photographer
Jen Rodriguez Jen Rodriguez
Jen Rodriguez has a fun personality, an easygoing demeanor, a caring nature, and a creative flair—all of which translates directly into her role as your wedding photographer. Her past brides tel…
Special Offers Real Weddings Central Coast Photographer
Exclusively Weddings Exclusively Weddings
Exclusively Weddings provides brides with a one-stop shop for a variety of wedding needs, from wedding invitations and favors, to ceremony and reception items, and even honeymoon accessories! With the…
Special Offers Real Weddings Greensboro Invitations
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy offers luscious paper and color choices, printing by letterpress, silkscreen and thermography, calligraphy services, and the full ability to customize. They spec…
Real Weddings San Francisco Invitations
The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five
Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five was created “with the goal of providing outstanding food, appealing presentation and excellent service at the location of your choice” and the feed…
Clovis Caterer
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
With an eye toward the latest trends in invitation design, events, and fashion, Abbey Malcolm translates the wishes and style of her clients into chic, impeccably designed wedding stationery. She puts…
West Deptford Invitations
Allyson Magda Photography Allyson Magda Photography
Allyson Magda loves to work with clients who have an appreciation for art and desire a photographer with an artistic eye and a creative and fresh approach. Services to all bride and grooms include a …
Real Weddings Santa Barbara Photographer
Simply Designed Simply Designed
Brides told us they adored the designs from Simply Designed and loved designer Heather Long’s ability to “get” their visions right away. Fellow professionals told us she maintains a …
Special Offers Potomac Invitations
OCLA Events OCLA Events
OCLA Events is a full-service event planning, rental and production company that can truly do it all. From wedding coordination and event management, to exquisite rentals and linens, to flowers, déco…
Special Offers Real Weddings Rancho Santa Margarita Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering
Tarpy’s menus feature what they call “Creative American Country Cuisine.” According to their many fans, that translates as “really great food,” (and hearty portions, too!…
Real Weddings Monterey Caterer
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental offers a diverse array of exquisite linens and table toppers for your wedding. Whether your style is elegant, traditional, contemporary, or even a little eccentric, La Tavo…
Real Weddings Napa Party Rentals and Linens
Coastside Couture Coastside Couture
Coastside Couture strives to create spectacular and memorable events. Heidi and Karissa use their organizational skills, excellent communication, extensive network and creative insights to support and…
Santa Cruz: 303 Potrero St. Suite 7C; Carmel Valley: 24000 Robinson Canyon Rd. Suite C Coordinator / Wedding Planner
AMS Entertainment AMS Entertainment
AMS is a one-stop shop for all of your wedding entertainment needs. In addition to professional and experienced DJs, AMS offers various rentals such as karaoke, EZ-DJ and photo booths and other state-…
Special Offers Arroyo Grande DJs and Entertainment
Corbin Gurkin Photography Corbin Gurkin Photography
Corbin Gurkin’s passport is at the ready and her suitcase is perpetually packed. Known for her destination weddings, Corbin has ventured as far away as India, Vietnam, Kenya and Ukraine, but als…
Real Weddings Santa Barbara Photographer
OCLA Events OCLA Events
OCLA Events is a full-service event planning, rental and production company that can truly do it all. From wedding coordination and event management, to exquisite rentals and linens, to flowers, déco…
Special Offers Real Weddings Rancho Santa Margarita Lighting