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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
Featured Wedding Service: Denon and Doyle Disc Jockey Company

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
Rudolfi Music Agency Rudolfi Music Agency
For the best live wedding music, don’t call a musician—call Peter Rudolfi! The reason is simple: instead of just one musician, he offers 72 solo musicians and vocalists, 68 classical ensem…
San Francisco DJs and Entertainment
Instead of You! Coordination and Design Instead of You! Coordination and Design
Would you like to exchange vows amidst a century-old stone ruin in the Wine Country? How about an elegant gourmet dinner on a starlit bluff overlooking the ocean? Or perhaps you’d prefer to danc…
Special Offers Real Weddings Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Magical Lighting Magical Lighting
The team at Magical Lighting understands not only the technical side of special event lighting, but also the psychology behind it. Light and color affect mood and emotion, and can transform your weddi…
Hayward Lighting
JL Imagination JL Imagination
JL Imagination is an event production company specializing in luxurious lighting, sound, audiovisual, video, and drapery. Using the very latest technology, the expertise of their different departments…
South San Francisco Lighting
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
Alan Waltz Entertainment Alan Waltz Entertainment
Alan Waltz Entertainment is a small boutique-type disc jockey company that specializes in customer service. They’ll partner you with the DJ that will best showcase you as a couple, and your pers…
Special Offers San Jose DJs and Entertainment
Red Eye Collection Red Eye Collection
Red Eye Collection’s specialty? Narrating your love story through images. Oscar Urizar captures the full picture of your wedding through his lens—both guiding the composition of formal por…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Denon and Doyle Disc Jockey Company Denon and Doyle Disc Jockey Company
Denon & Doyle Mobile DJ offers full disc jockey and master of ceremonies services for all kinds of events, as well as karaoke, lighting and sound systems. They always have backup staff and equipme…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
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, Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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…
Real Weddings San Mateo DJs and Entertainment
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
Amazáe Events Amazáe Events
Amazáe Events brings creative vision to life with gorgeous design, professional planning, and flawless execution. With nearly a decade of experience, Amazáe fashions elegant events that …
Real Weddings San Jose Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Paper Stories Paper Stories
Inspired by bold colors, vintage imagery, pop culture, nature, and a good sense of humor, Kelly Horvath of Paper Stories handcrafts an eclectic line of flat printed and letterpress stationery. Using 1…
Chicagoland Invitations
Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer
For almost 30 years Pat Gibbons has been bringing her artistry to the world of floral design: mixing color, texture and the highest quality flowers. She’s been told she has the best eye for colo…
Special Offers Real Weddings El Cerrito 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
Kay Wolff Design Kay Wolff Design
Kay not only loves flowers, but all things botanical—using elements from blooms and branches to foliage and even stones to create arrangements that express your style and make a statement. Kay …
Berkeley Flowers
Pretty Please Bakeshop Pretty Please Bakeshop
Pretty Please Bakeshop believes that two things are indispensable to a successful wedding cake: one, it must truly taste as fabulous as it looks, and two, it shouldn’t cost a small fortune! Bake…
Real Weddings San Francisco Cakes
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, uns…
Special Offers Real Weddings Berkeley Cakes
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
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema is a full service portrait and wedding studio located in the SOMA district of San Francisco. With over 20 years of professional experience, Kevin wins the confidence of…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer