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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 Main Office Location Category
All Ears DJ All Ears DJ
All Ears DJ gets it. You don’t want a cheesy wedding DJ in a ruffled tuxedo playing the Chicken Dance at your reception! The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. All Ears DJ w…
Special Offers San Francisco DJs and Entertainment
Little Bit Heart Little Bit Heart
Little Bit Heart is a custom paper goods and design company headed by paper-loving cousins Elizabeth and Jenna. While they provide everything from handmade paper, to branding services, to holiday card…
Invitations
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…
Special Offers San Francisco Cakes
Moderne Beauty Moderne Beauty
Moderne Beauty specializes in on-location makeup and hairstyling for weddings and special events. Monina Wright not only creates flawless, natural makeup looks and stunning hairstyles, but she’s…
Special Offers San Jose Makeup and Hair
Erin Beach Photography Erin Beach Photography
Erin Beach offers true photojournalistic style as a wedding photographer—indeed, she worked for about a decade in news before turning her attention to weddings.As a photojournalist, Erin’s…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Stephanie Secrest Photography Stephanie Secrest Photography
Stephanie Secrest says, “You know those pictures you’ve seen of a co-worker’s wedding, and she looks really stiff and all the emotions look fake and forced? Almost painful? Yea&mdash…
Alameda Photographer
Fantasy Sound Event Services Fantasy Sound Event Services
Fantasy Sound Event Services provides wedding lighting that ranges from functional to decorative, from ambient to energizing, from outdoor settings to the most opulent ballrooms, and everything in bet…
Special Offers Livermore Lighting
Weddings With Michael Peterson Weddings With Michael Peterson
Described as a “triple-threat” pianist, disc jockey and emcee, Michael Peterson can go from playing a touching classical ceremony procession to bringing the house down as the MC and DJ o…
Special Offers Martinez DJs and Entertainment
Alan Waltz Entertainment Alan Waltz Entertainment
Alan Waltz Entertainment is a small boutique-type disc jockey company that specializes in customer service: Alan’s goal for your entertainment is to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere based on y…
Special Offers San Jose DJs and Entertainment
Wildflower Linen Wildflower Linen
Wildflower Linen offers an extensive collection of unique tabletop linen and chair covers for weddings and special events. Whether you are looking for classic elegance, over–the-top glamour or …
San Francisco, Buena Park, Los Angeles, Costa Mesa Party Rentals and Linens
Junshien International Photographers Junshien International Photographers
We heard over and over that Junshien International Photographers are both super-talented and a wonderful, easy team to work with. Fellow wedding vendors had incredibly high praise for Junshien and h…
San Francisco Photographer
Harpist Krista Strader Harpist Krista Strader
Krista is highly experienced and professional (with over 1000 performances in her career), yet personal. Her wide range of musical styles includes classical, jazz, Celtic, alternative rock, and sacre…
San Francisco Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
Sasha Photography Sasha Photography
Always trying to push his camera to new limits, Sasha’s bold and vibrant images make it clear: this is wedding photography for rockstar couples. Sasha’s images are modern, bright, artistic…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Thomas Hughes Films Thomas Hughes Films
“When Courtney Cox and David Arquette hired Thomas Hughes Films to videotape their wedding, it was a real turning point for our company,” Thomas Hughes recalls. “When such a discern…
Special Offers San Francisco Videographer
Hartnell Hartnell
Wedding Dresses Mother of the Bride Dresses Veils, Wedding Jewelry and Accessories In-house Alterations Appointments strongly recommended. General hours: Monday–Friday: 10–5 Saturday: 1…
Santa Monica Wedding Dresses
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 Watsonville / Monterey Bay Favors
Scott Andrew Studio Scott Andrew Studio
With a “deep fascination for art of all types,” Scott Andrew loves capturing beauty, soft light, and displays of true love and emotion in his photography. His brides tell us he’s inc…
Special Offers Offices in Sonoma, San Francisco & Linden Photographer
Amazae Special Events Amazae Special Events
Amazáe Special Events brings creative vision to life with gorgeous design, professional planning, and flawless execution. With nearly a decade of experience, ASE fashions elegant events that ra…
San Jose Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer
For over 27 years Pat Gibbons has been bringing her artistry to the world of flowers, mixing color, texture and the highest quality flowers in her designs. She’s been told she has the best eye f…
Special Offers El Cerrito Flowers
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 h…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer