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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 Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
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
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
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 spectac…
Real Weddings San Francisco Caterer
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
IQvideography IQvideography
IQvideography captures not only the pivotal moments of your wedding day, but also the subtle elements—the emotions, the atmosphere, the joy, and the tears—to deliver a fuller picture of yo…
Daly City Videographer
Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency
Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency started in 1993 in Asia moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000.
Special Offers Real Weddings Burlingame Makeup and Hair
Sidepocket Sidepocket
Sidepocket is a full-service wedding band, which means they do it all: dinner music, emcee, and lots of personal attention. They work closely with you to create the perfect wedding day, and of co…
Special Offers DJs and Entertainment
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
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…
Special Offers Real Weddings Greensboro Invitations
Simply Designed Simply Designed
Brides told us they adored the designs from Simply Designed and loved designer Heather Long’s ability to “get” their visions right away. Fellow professionals told us she maintains a …
Special Offers Potomac Invitations
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy
After finishing college with a degree in computer science, Jacques Oskanian devised an Armenian computer font that could be used by his church for various fliers. As a favor, he started designing wedd…
Real Weddings San Francisco Invitations
CaterMarin, Inc. CaterMarin, Inc.
Catering and full-service event coordination, including location scouting, rentals, entertainment, lodging for out-of-town guests, etc. Staff available to assist with questions and concerns at all ti…
San Rafael Caterer
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
Dia Rao Photography Dia Rao Photography
Dia Rao Photography offers complete wedding packages and the capability of customizing them to your specific event. From 3-day events with extended hours of coverage to smaller, more intimate weddings…
Special Offers Real Weddings Mill Valley Photographer
Montclair Baking Montclair Baking
Montclair Baking provides cake tasting, consultation, floral arrangement, delivery and setup. Custom cakes are available in a range of flavors and sizes. In addition, they are known for their dessert…
Oakland Cakes
Kay Wolff Design Kay Wolff Design
Kay not only loves flowers, but all things botanical—using elements from blooms and branches to foliage and even stones to create arrangements that express your style and make a statement. Kay …
Berkeley Flowers
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
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
Liberty Diamonds Liberty Diamonds
Family owned and operated since 1982, Liberty Diamonds prides themselves on their vast knowledge of diamonds and gemstones and personalized, friendly service. With their knowledgeable gemologists, ski…
Special Offers Real Weddings Irvine Jewelry and Gifts
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that capture natural and candid moments, enabling their couples to relive their wedding day emotions time and time again. They truly understand the importa…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer