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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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Featured Wedding Service: Denon and Doyle Disc Jockey Company

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
A Beautiful Ceremony A Beautiful Ceremony
Kimberly Thompson, a Napa Valley native, uses her intuition, sensitivity and experience working with couples from all backgrounds to design personalized, non-denominational ceremonies. Want to get mar…
Napa Officiant
Darcy, Documentary Weddings Darcy, Documentary Weddings
Darcy Padilla doesn’t just work in a photojournalistic style—she is an actively working photojournalist. She’s worked for both the New York Times and Washington Post. Her work has a…
Photographer
LucieXYZ Photography LucieXYZ Photography
Partners in life and business, Lucie and Sam Silveira created LucieXYZ Photography to be the kind of photography company that they would want if they were to get married again—that is, photogra…
Real Weddings Kanoehe 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
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
Events of Distinction Events of Distinction
Designing and planning award-winning weddings that allow the couple to savor every magical moment and delicious detail, Events of Distinction exudes style and flair in all that they create, fulfilling…
Real Weddings San Francisco & Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Encore Events Rentals Encore Events Rentals
Encore Events Rentals is a family owned and operated business priding themselves in offering excellent customer service and quality equipment at competitive prices.Encore Events Rentals offers a vast …
Real Weddings Petaluma Party Rentals and Linens
Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes
Edith Meyer is happy to create individual cakes for each table or guest, or a special dessert presentation with a multitude of tiny treasures. Memorable cake flavors include key lime with toasted …
Real Weddings Santa Cruz/Carmel Cakes
Fantasy Sound Event Services Fantasy Sound Event Services
Fantasy Sound Event Services of Livermore, CA offers disc jockey, videography, and event lighting for weddings and other events. Their DJs are also experienced Masters of Ceremonies who coordinate you…
Special Offers Real Weddings Livermore 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&n…
Santa Monica Wedding Dresses
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
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
Weddings With Michael Peterson Weddings With Michael Peterson
Described as a “triple-threat” pianist,  disc jockey and emcee, Michael Peterson can go from playing a touching classical ceremony procession to bringing the house down as the MC and …
Martinez DJs and Entertainment
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
The Wedding Coach, LLC The Wedding Coach, LLC
Sanford Marshall of The Wedding Coach brings a fresh and unique perspective to planning—creating a fun-filled process dedicated to maximizing the bride and groom’s individual strengths and…
Alameda Coordinator / Wedding Planner
True Confections True Confections
True Confections offers completely customized wedding cakes with a focus on local, seasonal, organic and sustainable products. They use only the highest quality ingredients—even adding safe, un…
Special Offers Real Weddings Berkeley Cakes
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
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
Verducci Event Productions Verducci Event Productions
Verducci Event Productions is home to Snapture! Photobooths. Custom-built exclusively for weddings, they fit anywhere from 3-12 guests and take 4 photos per strip with the simple push of a button. An …
Special Offers Berkeley Photo Booth
Junshien International Photographers Junshien International Photographers
We heard over and over that Junshien International Photographers are both super-talented and a wonderful, easy team to work with. Fellow wedding vendors had incredibly high praise for Junshien and h…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer