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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
The Flower House The Flower House
Whether you are toting a scrapbook bursting with explicit ideas about everything from the bridal bouquet to the boutonnieres, or you just have a few preliminary thoughts about color, The Flower House …
Real Weddings Flowers
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
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
Cohn Frankel Photography Cohn Frankel Photography
Lauren Cohn-Frankel uses her documentary skills in making beautiful images of her brides and grooms that remain true to their real selves. She explains that her “primary goal at each wedding is …
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
Harpist Krista Strader Harpist Krista Strader
Krista Strader is a highly experienced and professional harpist (with over 1000 performances in her career), yet offers incredibly personalized service. Her wide range of musical styles includes class…
San Francisco Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
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
SnapFiesta Photobooth, Flipbooks & Slow Motion Studio SnapFiesta Photobooth, Flipbooks & Slow Motion Studio
SnapFiesta isn’t your typical wedding photo booth. Their “open-set studio” is portable and can be custom fit for your wedding venue. Reminiscent of a professional photography set, th…
Special Offers San Francisco | Los Angeles | Austin | DC Photo Booth
Lexie Lazear Designs Lexie Lazear Designs
There isn’t a makeup look or hairstyle outside of Lexie Lazear’s capabilities. She specializes in classic, glamorous bridal makeup, excels in vintage and “retro-romantic” desig…
Special Offers Real Weddings Oakland Makeup and Hair
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
MB Wedding Design and Events MB Wedding Design and Events
MB Wedding Design and Events does more than just coordination; they truly design the entire event. As one industry professional notes, MB Weddings delivers “jaw dropping designs every time.̶…
Real Weddings San Francisco (and Hawaii) Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Deborah Coleman Photography Deborah Coleman Photography
With Deborah Coleman you receive a true photojournalist who documents your wedding day. Deborah conveys the best of your event, expertly using light, camera angles, and subsequent post-production work…
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
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
W Photography W Photography
Ricky Wong approaches shooting weddings as if he were the invisible third wheel on an amazing date between the bride and groom. He’ll encourage you to relax, have fun, and be yourselves while he…
Special Offers 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
Ashley Wexler Photography Ashley Wexler Photography
Ashley Wexler’s images are a little rustic, a little romantic, consistently creative, and always genuine. Her “secret sauce” is that she befriends her couples—getting to know t…
Real Weddings Sonoma Photographer
Minted Minted
Minted offers a fresh, modern and exclusive assortment of wedding invitations created by independent designers from around the world. They only use the finest paper stock, rich inks and crisp printing…
San Francisco Invitations
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
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
Petalworks Petalworks
As a full service floral design and event styling company, Petalworks creates stunning wedding floral arrangements while also assisting brides in the selection of their rentals, linens, paper goods, a…
Real Weddings Studios in Redwood City and Santa Rosa Flowers
Karenscape Photography Karenscape Photography
Interesting angles, creative composition, and a unique perspective are the hallmarks of Karenscape Photography’s wedding imagery. Karen Gordon specializes in high-quality, artistic wedding photo…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sebastopol Photographer