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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
Minted Minted
Minted offers a fresh, modern and exclusive assortment of wedding invitations created by independent designers from around the world. They only use the finest paper stock, rich inks and crisp printing…
San Francisco Invitations
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
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
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
Epiphany, a divine bridal boutique Epiphany, a divine bridal boutique
Epiphany has a juicy selection of the latest wedding dresses by designers like Watters Bride, Justin Alexander, Martina Liana, Sue Wong and more. At this full-service bridal shop, you’ll also di…
Special Offers Carmel Wedding Dresses and Accessories
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
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 Favors
Perfect Details Perfect Details
• Wedding Hair Accessories, Tiaras, Hats and Wedding Veils • Jewelry for the Bride, Bridesmaids, and Evening • Bridal Shoes and Evening Shoes • Gloves, Shawls and Wraps • Bri…
Special Offers Burlingame Wedding Dresses and Accessories
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 Wedding Dresses and Accessories
All Traditions All Traditions
Taffy offers a range of planning and coordination options—whether you need someone to handle all of the planning details from the start or just need a coordinator to work on your wedding day. B…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Luis Obispo Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Hayley Anne Photography Hayley Anne Photography
A self-described “nomad at heart,” Hayley is a free spirit with a wanderlust that has taken her across the globe. She has photographed in Morocco, Spain, France, Holland, Sweden, Latvia, I…
Special Offers Santa Cruz Photographer
Botanica Floral and Event Design Botanica Floral and Event Design
Audrey Chaney uses her intuition, great sense of style, and attention to detail to pick up on the vision of her brides and deliver exquisite floral arrangements perfectly tailored to meet their needs.…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Luis Obispo Flowers
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
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
Shelli Armstrong Events and Design Shelli Armstrong Events and Design
Where are you in the wedding planning process? Have all your vendors and need to pull it together? Have a lot of ideas, but need to refine and find great vendors? Have no idea how to start or how to s…
Real Weddings Fresno Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Allyson Magda Photography Allyson Magda Photography
Services to all bride and grooms include a complimentary engagement session, online proofing and custom gallery-style (a.k.a. magazine-style) collaged albums, in which each layout is designed fresh fo…
Real Weddings Santa Barbara Photographer
Paper and More! Paper and More!
Paper and More! is the perfect online resource for brides designing their own wedding invitations or stationery. They offer high-quality card stock, envelopes, metallic card stock, vellum paper, linen…
Fremont Invitations
Perfect Details Perfect Details
With its online catalog and Bay Area showroom, Perfect Details is a veritable wedding accessory bonanza, offering a wide range of tasteful and elegant accompaniments to your bridal ensemble. Their vas…
Special Offers Burlingame Jewelry and Gifts
Festive Designs Festive Designs
Festive Designs provides personal, undivided attention to each client by never taking two weddings at the same time. Melinda and her staff can then ensure that every last detail of your flowers are p…
Real Weddings San Luis Obispo Flowers