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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
Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates
If you’ve visited Trufflehound’s shop in Ventura, you know about these exquisite handmade, small-batch truffles and chocolates made with the finest ingredients, by passionate chocolate lov…
Ventura Favors
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
Melons Catering and Events Melons Catering and Events
Full service catering and event production. Custom event design and globally-inspired cuisine.
S. San Francisco Caterer
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…
Real Weddings Photographer
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
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
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
Sasha Photography Sasha Photography
Always trying to push his camera to new limits, Sasha’s bold and vibrant images make it clear: this is wedding photography for rockstar couples. Sasha’s images are modern, bright, artistic…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Janene’s Bridal Boutique Janene’s Bridal Boutique
Wedding Dresses Alterations Custom Wedding Dress Design Wedding accessories, including belts/sahses, shoes, handbags, veils and headpieces and jackets Custom Wedding Jewelry Design
Alameda Wedding Dresses
Instead of You! Coordination and Design Instead of You! Coordination and Design
Full service event coordination, gorgeous design, and a big pinch of magic dust make weddings planned by Maxine Andrew very special.
Special Offers Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Jasmine Wang Photography Jasmine Wang Photography
Adventurous, well-travelled, bilingual in Chinese, semi-fluent in French and Italian, formally trained in music, dance, painting and photography, Jasmine Wang brings a lot of multicultural awareness …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
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
J’aime Bridal J’aime Bridal
“Affordable Luxury” Wedding Dresses Bridesmaid Dresses—over 700 samples in the store Plus-size Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses Mother of the Bride and Evening Wear Wedding Veils, Head…
Pleasanton Wedding Dresses
La Bonne Cuisine, Catering and Events La Bonne Cuisine, Catering and Events
La Bonne Cuisine offers a variety of catering options, as well as full-scale décor and event planning, destination and hospitality services, production and entertainment. Every affair, whether …
Special Offers Caterer
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that—according to their brides—have amazing chemistry and are the perfect complement to both each other, and the wedding day. They understand t…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Gavin Farrington Photography Gavin Farrington Photography
It’s official: Brides love Gavin Farrington. They tell us he’s the type of guy you want beside you on your wedding day because he’s so relaxed, engaging and professional. But even mo…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
Botanica Floral and Event Design Botanica Floral and Event Design
Audrey Chaney uses her intuition, great sense of style, and attention to detail to pick up on the vision of her brides and deliver exquisite floral arrangements perfectly tailored to meet their needs.…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sacramento Flowers
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
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
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