East Bay Wedding Vendors

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
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 …
Watsonville / Monterey Bay Favors
Rudolfi Music Agency Rudolfi Music Agency
For the best live wedding music, don’t call a musician—call Peter Rudolfi! The reason is simple: instead of just one musician, he offers 72 solo musicians and vocalists, 68 classical ensem…
San Francisco DJs and Entertainment
Impact Lighting and Production Impact Lighting and Production
Nothing creates impact like lighting. A dramatic sunset on the horizon, soft light streaming through a forest canopy, a dynamic dance floor environment…all examples of how light can create the feeli…
Richmond Lighting
Abel Soria Photography Abel Soria Photography
While working swiftly and unobtrusively, Abel Soria is known for his fresh and spontaneous style—using creative photojournalism while never neglecting the traditional portraits. He arranges the …
San Jose Photographer
MB Wedding Design and Events MB Wedding Design and Events
MB Wedding Design and Events does more than just coordination; they truly design the entire event. As one industry professional notes, MB Weddings delivers “jaw dropping designs every time.̶…
San Francisco | Orange County | Hawaii Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Photo-matica Photo Booth Co. Photo-matica Photo Booth Co.
The Photo-matica Photo Booth provides the best of both worlds: a sleek, vintage-inspired outside with the best available digital technology on the inside. And the Photo-matica team follows suit—…
San Francisco Photo Booth
Video Madness Video Madness
The professionally-trained Video Madness film crew appreciates the need to be low-profile—not only will they be appropriately dressed for your event, but their top-of-the-line gear enables them …
Videographer
Magical Lighting Magical Lighting
The team at Magical Lighting understands not only the technical side of special event lighting, but also the psychology behind it. Light and color affect mood and emotion, and can transform your weddi…
Hayward Lighting
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…
San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
The Flower House The Flower House
Whether you are toting a scrapbook bursting with explicit ideas about everything from the bridal bouquet to the boutonnieres, or you just have a few preliminary thoughts about color, The Flower House …
Flowers
Sidepocket Sidepocket
Sidepocket is a full-service wedding band, which means they do it all: Dance music, dinner music, ambient music, cocktail hour music, emcee…and lots of personal attention. They work closely with…
DJs and Entertainment
Twin Spin Entertainment Twin Spin Entertainment
DJ Twin Spin has a broad taste in music and can effortlessly mix all genres and styles. With over 20 years of professional DJ experience, he has the uncanny ability to be able to read a crowd—al…
DJs and Entertainment
Renée Allen Photography Renée Allen Photography
Renée Allen’s brides tell us she has the “perfect personality” for a wedding photographer—calming, professional and personable, and simply a breeze to work with. With he…
San Francisco Photographer
Jade Turgel Photography Jade Turgel Photography
Jade Turgel is a storyteller by trade. A writer of children’s books and scripts for short films, she uses her storytelling sensibility to create visually captivating, photojournalistic wedding i…
Sebastopol 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…
Nationwide Invitations
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…
Oakland Makeup and Hair
Sweet on Cake Sweet on Cake
Best known for her jaw-droppingly realistic sculpted cakes, Amber McKenney never fails to impress with her mouthwatering recipes and impeccable design skills. “If you can dream it up, I can make…
Napa Cakes
Melons Catering and Events Melons Catering and Events
With their full-service approach to catering, Melons is able to coordinate every aspect of your special event. They’re known for their innovation, and the excellence of both their globally-inspi…
S. San Francisco Caterer
Il Fornaio Catering, Northern California Il Fornaio Catering, Northern California
If you’ve been to an Il Fornaio restaurant, you know they specialize in fresh, delicious, beautifully presented, authentic Italian cuisine. And the great news is that you can have that fabulousn…
Multiple locations Caterer