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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
Elli Elli
Elli’s mission is to help brides and grooms style a “uniquely personal wedding” with their chic, customizable products and paper goods. They offer everything from wedding invitations…
Portland Favors
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
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
Jerry Craig Disc Jockey Sound Jerry Craig Disc Jockey Sound
Jerry Craig Disc Jockey Sound Company has a long track record of experience with all types of parties, so they have developed the knack of reading the crowd to make sure everyone is having fun. In add…
Special Offers Templeton DJs and Entertainment
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 Favors
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
Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates
If you’ve visited Trufflehound’s shop in Ventura, you know about these exquisite handmade, small-batch truffles and chocolates made with the finest ingredients, by passionate chocolate lov…
Ventura Favors
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
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
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
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
Elli Elli
Elli’s mission is to help brides and grooms style a “uniquely personal wedding” with their chic, customizable products and paper goods. They offer everything from wedding invitations…
Portland Jewelry and Gifts
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
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
Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering
Full-service off-site or on-site catering. Event Concierge Service, including location and vendor sourcing. Menu packages range from $22 to $48 per person. A la carte services available. Cocktails an…
Monterey Caterer
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
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy
After finishing college with a degree in computer science, Jacques Oskanian devised an Armenian computer font that could be used by his church for various fliers. As a favor, he started designing wedd…
Real Weddings San Francisco Invitations
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
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