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Certified By The Guide wedding vendorsLooking for the best services for your East Bay 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.

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Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
martinFILMS martinFILMS
With an easygoing and unobtrusive style, Martin Meyer takes the approach of a documentary filmmaker when capturing weddings. The resulting films are artistic and personal narratives of your wedding da…
Special Offers Oakland Videographer
Big Day Service Big Day Service
Celia Yu of Big Day Service has a clear mission: To give you the wedding you’ve always envisioned with as little stress as possible. She intently listens to her couples and tailors each detail t…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Lexie Lazear Designs Lexie Lazear Designs
There isn’t a makeup look or hairstyle outside of Lexie Lazear’s capabilities. She specializes in classic, glamorous bridal makeup, excels in vintage and “retro-romantic” desig…
Special Offers Real Weddings Oakland Makeup and Hair
Straw Straw
If a FUN and MEMORABLE wedding is what you are after, you must check out Straw Catering. They bring “a little slice of carnival life to every event” with their whimsical fare. Inspired bit…
Special Offers San Francisco Caterer
Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design
Whether it is at your home, on-location at your wedding venue, or at their Union Square studio, Triple Twist gives you the freedom to choose when and where you would like to get ready on your wedding …
Special Offers San Francisco Makeup and Hair
Premier Catering Premier Catering
Premier Catering knows what makes an event special. They specialize in customizing menus for everything from formal seated dinners, to succulent buffets and cocktail hors d’oeuvre receptions. But be…
San Francisco Caterer
Liz Caruana Weddings Liz Caruana Weddings
Candid documentary wedding photography is Liz Caruana’s specialty. Her images tell a story, as she captures everything from the tiniest details, to the biggest laughs, to the most solemn moments…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
W Photography W Photography
Ricky Wong approaches shooting weddings as if he were the invisible third wheel on an amazing date between the bride and groom. He’ll encourage you to relax, have fun, and be yourselves while he…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
A Beautiful Ceremony A Beautiful Ceremony
Kimberly Thompson, a Napa Valley native, uses her intuition, sensitivity and experience working with couples from all backgrounds to design personalized, non-denominational ceremonies. Want to get mar…
Napa Officiant
2 the 9s Events 2 the 9s Events
2 the 9s Weddings & Events is a full-service wedding and event production company recognized for creating weddings, parties and corporate events that are stress-free and one-of-a-kind. Working han…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Encore Events Rentals Encore Events Rentals
Encore Events Rentals is a family owned and operated business priding themselves in offering excellent customer service and quality equipment at competitive prices.Encore Events Rentals offers a vast …
Real Weddings Petaluma Party Rentals and Linens
Rikki Ward Photography Rikki Ward Photography
Rikki’s brides tell us that of all their wedding photos, none of the images felt “posed” or “contrived.” Rikki Ward knows how to capture the essence of the moment and the…
Special Offers San Francisco 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
Love in the Mix Love in the Mix
Looking for a lighting company that combines the highest quality equipment and exceptional customer service? Look no further than Love in the Mix. With high-end comprehensive lighting, all computer-co…
Real Weddings Berkeley Lighting
Apollo Fotografie Apollo Fotografie
High-quality fine art wedding imagery meets a light-hearted, comfortable and entertaining experience with Apollo Fotografie. They’re a team of photographic artists with unforgettable personaliti…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
The Wedding Coach Ceremonies The Wedding Coach Ceremonies
With a great sense of humor and a wonderful spiritual side, Sanford Marshall—The Wedding Coach—creates ceremonies that embrace both the bride and groom’s personal interests and passi…
Alameda Officiant
Pretty Please Bakeshop Pretty Please Bakeshop
Pretty Please Bakeshop believes that two things are indispensable to a successful wedding cake: one, it must truly taste as fabulous as it looks, and two, it shouldn’t cost a small fortune! Bake…
Real Weddings San Francisco Cakes
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
JL Imagination JL Imagination
JL Imagination is an event production company specializing in luxurious lighting, sound, audiovisual, video, and drapery. Using the very latest technology, the expertise of their different departments…
South San Francisco Lighting
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