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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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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
Renée Allen Photography Renée Allen Photography
Renée Allen’s brides tell us she has the “perfect personality” for a wedding photographer—calming, professional and personable, and simply a breeze to work with. With he…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Little Bit Heart Little Bit Heart
Little Bit Heart is a custom paper goods and design company headed by paper-loving cousins Elizabeth and Jenna. While they provide everything from handmade paper, to branding services, to holiday card…
Invitations
Wilson Lee Weddings Wilson Lee Weddings
Wilson Lee Weddings caters to the boutique client by implementing a warm, down-to-earth simplicity. He says, “I practice an organic, creative approach to your photographs with a penchant for mod…
Special Offers Real Weddings 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
Greg Slick Photography Greg Slick Photography
Greg Slick’s work has an artistic edge—a vintage, retro feel in a fresh and modern way. He blends “old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technologies” to produce this uniqu…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sausalito Photographer
Fantasy Sound Event Services Fantasy Sound Event Services
Fantasy Sound Event Services provides wedding lighting that ranges from functional to decorative, from ambient to energizing, from outdoor settings to the most opulent ballrooms, and everything in bet…
Special Offers Real Weddings Livermore Lighting
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…
Real Weddings El Cerrito Flowers
Elli Elli
Elli’s mission is to help brides and grooms style a “uniquely personal wedding” with their chic, customizable products and paper goods. They offer everything from wedding invitations…
Portland Jewelry and Gifts
Vanda Floral Design Vanda Floral Design
Owner Bryce Loutsch has floral design in his blood—his first job was working at his parents’ floral shop! This Wine Country local opened Vanda Floral Design in 2003 to offer unique, high-q…
Real Weddings Petaluma Flowers
Laurel Designs Laurel Designs
Laurel Designs specializes in a creative use of seasonal materials and exciting combinations for European, garden-style florals. Laurel offers floral design and complete event décor and plannin…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Flowers
Melons Catering and Events Melons Catering and Events
With their full-service approach to catering, Melons is able to coordinate every aspect of your special event. They’re known for their innovation, and the excellence of both their globally-inspi…
S. San Francisco Caterer
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
CaterMarin, Inc. CaterMarin, Inc.
CaterMarin’s cuisine is “fresh, creative Californian” with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients. They are a full-service catering and event coordination company combining fa…
San Rafael Caterer
Creative Lighting Design Creative Lighting Design
Think incredible wedding lighting is out of your reach? Then you haven’t met Jimmy Duhig of Creative Lighting Design! This full-service, boutique lighting company undertakes a limited number of …
Napa Lighting
Marcel and Meher Photography Marcel and Meher Photography
Marcel and Meher Photography is a boutique wedding photography studio with a style often described as a blend of wedding photojournalism and fine-art photography. Their passion for artistic imagery e…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
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
Elite Entertainment Elite Entertainment
All Elite Entertainment DJs not only provide music for your special day, but also act as your Master of Ceremonies and Event Director. Ceremony packages including a portable second system with wireles…
Special Offers San Jose DJs and Entertainment
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy offers luscious paper and color choices, printing by letterpress, silkscreen and thermography, calligraphy services, and the full ability to customize. They spec…
Real Weddings San Francisco Invitations
Darcy, Documentary Weddings Darcy, Documentary Weddings
Darcy Padilla is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. She photographs weddings with a distinct style. And as a true photojournalist uses pictures instead of words to tell a story, we sugges…
Photographer