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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
Rudolfi Music Agency Rudolfi Music Agency
This full-service music booking agency will find you a great Dance Band, elegant Classical Performers, DJ’s, World Music, and more. Dance Bands: Preview many local ‘name’ groups&m…
San Francisco DJs and Entertainment
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
Janae Shields Photography Janae Shields Photography
Janae believes your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life and so approaches each wedding with a sense of fun and a lively perspective. She captures each couple’s particular style and …
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
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
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
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
Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design
Whether it is at your home, on-location at your wedding venue, or at their Union Square studio, Triple Twist gives you the freedom to choose when and where you would like to get ready on your wedding …
Special Offers San Francisco Makeup and Hair
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
Shadowing Lights Shadowing Lights
Shadowing Lights Photography specializes in artistically capturing the magical moments of your wedding day with extraordinary light, vivid colors, and creative composition. Emma is especially adept a…
Special Offers Vacaville Photographer
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental offers a diverse array of exquisite linens and table toppers for your wedding. Whether your style is elegant, traditional, contemporary, or even a little eccentric, La Tavo…
Real Weddings Napa Party Rentals and Linens
Emily Scannell Photography Emily Scannell Photography
Emily Scannell is “a firm believer in keeping things simple.” And to put it quite simply, her passion is photographing weddings. Her brides tell us she captures all the sweet details and m…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Verducci Event Productions Verducci Event Productions
With over a million songs in their music library, Verducci Event Productions guarantees they’ll bring all your guests together through great music to create one rockin’ party! They’r…
Special Offers Berkeley DJs and Entertainment
Strawberry Fields DJ Company Strawberry Fields DJ Company
Strawberry Fields DJ Company provides full disc jockey and Master of Ceremony services for your special event. They will coordinate all announcements—from bridal party introductions to traditio…
Martinez 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…
Special Offers Real Weddings Richmond Lighting
Moderne Beauty Moderne Beauty
Moderne Beauty specializes in on-location makeup and hairstyling for weddings and special events. Monina Wright not only creates flawless, natural makeup looks and stunning hairstyles, but she’s…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Makeup and Hair
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
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
Erin Beach Photography Erin Beach Photography
Erin Beach offers true photojournalistic style as a wedding photographer—indeed, she worked for about a decade in news before turning her attention to weddings.As a photojournalist, Erin’s…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
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
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