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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
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
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—…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photo Booth
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
Arrowood Photography Arrowood Photography
“Photography is my passion and my life’s work. It’s what I can’t imagine not doing. I invest my time and energy into this art form and wouldn’t have it any other way.R…
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
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
Glass Slipper Gourmet Glass Slipper Gourmet
Using only the highest quality ingredients in small batch production, Chef Kelly O’Brien will work with you to create a custom-designed wedding cake with a wide variety of unique flavor offering…
Martinez Cakes
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
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
Susan Adler Photography Susan Adler Photography
Susan Adler photographs weddings, engagements, portraits, and other special event photography in medium format and 35 mm film and in digital. She offers fine art albums, online proofing, images on di…
Special Offers San Rafael Photographer
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 …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Photographer
Elaine Bell Catering Elaine Bell Catering
Owner, event planner, and professional chef Elaine Bell likes to say, “I love to cook and I love to feed people. Every party I do is the most important party ever done. Elaine Bell Catering is a…
Napa Caterer
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
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
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
Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings
Jessica Goldblatt created Dreams on a Dime with the conviction that “it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have a fabulous event! By being smart and creative with your money, you can create…
San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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…
Special Offers Sebastopol Photographer
Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar
Eric specializes in the performance of Spanish flamenco and classical guitar music throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Clients often choose the elegance of Eric’s classical repe…
Real Weddings Santa Cruz DJs and Entertainment
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…
Real Weddings Los Gatos DJs and Entertainment
Perfect Details Perfect Details
Wedding Hair Accessories, Tiaras, Hats and Wedding Veils Jewelry for the Bride, Bridesmaids, and Evening Bridal Shoes and Evening Shoes Gloves, Shawls and Wraps Bridal Purses and Handbags Wedding Gar…
Special Offers Burlingame Wedding Dresses