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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
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
The Bartender Company The Bartender Company
What makes The Bartender Company a top-shelf service? Passion and care. You’ll be impressed with the way their creativity, flexibility and thoughtfulness combine with their serious wine, beer and …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Beverage Catering and Bartending
Justin Fone Productions Justin Fone Productions
Justin Fone brings event cinematography into the 21st century. His company, Justin Fone Productions, creates opulent films in Super 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film as well as in High-Definition. Their final …
Real Weddings San Francisco Videographer
Mike Danen Photography & Cinema Mike Danen Photography & Cinema
With the talent and artistic eye for capturing unscripted, unforgettable moments, Mike Danen brings a fresh, artistic sensibility to wedding photography. He joyfully documents some of the most beautif…
Special Offers San Francisco & Monterey Photographer
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…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes
As a certified organic wedding cake designer, Edith Meyer provides her clients with gorgeous, delicious cakes made from fresh, local, organic ingredients. Memorable cake flavors include key lime with …
Real Weddings Santa Cruz | Carmel Cakes
Erica Messer, Harpist Erica Messer, Harpist
A classically trained harpist, Erica plays gorgeous, ambient music on a custom white, electro-acoustic harp. Erica has a vast repertoire of classical and contemporary music, and is also willing to lea…
San Mateo DJs and Entertainment
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
The Wedding Coach, LLC The Wedding Coach, LLC
Sanford Marshall of The Wedding Coach brings a fresh and unique perspective to planning—creating a fun-filled process dedicated to maximizing the bride and groom’s individual strengths and…
Alameda Coordinator / Wedding Planner
New Delhi Indian Restaurant Catering New Delhi Indian Restaurant Catering
If you’re planning an Indian wedding, rehearsal dinner or other event, Ranjan is the man to call. He has a deep understanding of everything Indian, detailed knowledge of planning different relig…
Special Offers San Francisco Caterer
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…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
Minister Maggie Minister Maggie
With a calm yet light-hearted presence, Minister Maggie performs both religious and non-denominational wedding and commitment ceremonies that express her couples’ spirituality, values and belief…
San Francisco Officiant
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
Creative Lighting Design Creative Lighting Design
Think incredible wedding lighting is out of your reach? Then you haven’t met Jimmy Duhig of Creative Lighting Design! This full-service, boutique lighting company undertakes a limited number of …
Napa Lighting
Rhee Bevere Photography Rhee Bevere Photography
Rhee likes to say they capture the big picture, the tiny details, and everything in between. Focusing exclusively on wedding photography, Rhee and her team will do whatever it takes to tell your disti…
Real Weddings Campbell Photographer
La Bocca Fina La Bocca Fina
La Bocca Fina is a chef-owned company offering a “kitchen-to-dining table experience” by providing on-site cooking at every event to ensure the utmost freshness. They are committed to pro…
Hayward Caterer
Enhanced Lighting Enhanced Lighting
Enhanced Lighting provides stunning and innovative lighting design, lush fabric drapery, and state of the art audio/visual support along with their technical expertise. Their extensive experience incl…
South San Francisco Lighting
Mandy Scott Events Mandy Scott Events
With a rich background as an award-winning floral designer, and a personal interest in art, interior design, and world travel, Mandy Scott brings an incredibly creative eye and artistic perspective to…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
McCalls Catering & Events McCalls Catering & Events
McCalls Catering and Events has the experience to guide you through every detail of your special event—from finding your ideal venue, to creating the perfect menu, to selecting the most spectacu…
Real Weddings San Francisco Caterer
True Confections True Confections
True Confections offers completely customized wedding cakes with a focus on local, seasonal, organic and sustainable products. They use only the highest quality ingredients—even adding safe, uns…
Special Offers Real Weddings Berkeley Cakes