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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 Main Office Location Category
A Touch of Grace A Touch of Grace
A Touch of Grace will take all your different ideas and details and seamlessly weave them into the wedding you’ve always wanted—creating the atmosphere and ambiance you desire, all within …
Special Offers Walnut Creek Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
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…
Special Offers Multiple locations Caterer
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
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
Justin Fone Productions Justin Fone Productions
Justin Fone Productions coverage options include 35mm film, 16mm film, Super 8mm film, and High-Definition. Final product is delivered on Blu-ray, DVD, or online. Justin Fone Productions welcomes assi…
San Francisco Videographer
YJM Photography YJM Photography
YJM Photography’s unobtrusive style combines photojournalistic techniques that capture the spontaneity of the moment along with traditional posing. YJM’s wedding photographs and albums tel…
Special Offers Oakland's Sequoyah Hills Photographer
Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management
One of the first things any newly engaged gal thinks when it comes to planning her upcoming wedding is, “Where To Start?” Precisely the question Gwen Helbush is there to answer. With hundr…
Special Offers Newark Coordinator / Wedding Planner
California Rose Catering, Inc. California Rose Catering, Inc.
California Rose takes a boutique approach to catering: they typically handle one event per day, enabling them to give you their full attention. Rose and Dov work every event and take customer service…
Berkeley Caterer
Jesse Leake Photography Jesse Leake Photography
Jesse Leake works in a photojournalistic style. We heard his work described as fresh, edgy, creative, fun, young, beautiful, warm and innovative but one word in particular came up over and over: amaz…
San Francisco Photographer
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
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 …
Special Offers Videographer
Renee Allen Photography Renee Allen Photography
Renee 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 her discr…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
La Bocca Fina La Bocca Fina
Wedding and special event planning, tons of vendor resources, full service staff, complete line of linens, china and flatware, from simple to formal. Custom design of menus. All menu items cooked on …
Hayward Caterer
Carl Mindling - Bay Area DJ & MC Carl Mindling - Bay Area DJ & MC
DJ and Master of Ceremonies Carl Mindling says it best: “You can trust me with the mic.” And his brides back this statement up, telling us that Carl runs a seamless reception. He’s d…
Los Gatos DJs and Entertainment
Mandy Scott Flowers Mandy Scott Flowers
Mandy Scott’s inherent gift with flowers, art and interior design all converge in her breathtaking and vibrant floral designs, which have attracted a celebrity clientele—from movie stars t…
San Francisco 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 Watsonville / Monterey Bay Favors
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
Shanti DuPrez Photography Shanti DuPrez Photography
Shanti DuPrez’ work is both cutting-edge and classic, offering her clients the best of both worlds in wedding photography. Using a combination of true film and digital, she captures the uniquely…
Photographer
Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes
Edith Meyer is happy to create individual cakes for each table or guest, or a special dessert presentation with a multitude of tiny treasures. Memorable cake flavors include key lime with toasted …
Santa Cruz/Carmel Cakes