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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
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
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
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
YJM Photography YJM Photography
YJM Photography’s unobtrusive style combines photojournalistic techniques that capture the spontaneity of the moment along with traditional posing. YJM’s wedding photographs and albums tel…
Special Offers Oakland's Sequoyah Hills 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
Emily Scannell Photography Emily Scannell Photography
Emily Scannell is “a firm believer in keeping things simple.” And to put it quite simply, her passion is photographing weddings. Her brides tell us she captures all the sweet details and m…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
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
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
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
Don Mulford, Ordained Minister Don Mulford, Ordained Minister
Don seeks to closely connect with each couple, enabling him to bring out the uniqueness of their personalities and relationship at the ceremony. He taps into the shared delight of the family and guest…
Peninsula Officiant
Katharina Stuart Floral Art and Design Katharina Stuart Floral Art and Design
Katharina Stuart bases her design concept on structured simplicity. Her sophisticated florals are a mix of vivid blossoms and unique materials, customized to fit the theme and atmosphere of your even…
Special Offers El Cerrito Flowers
Sarah Marcella Photography Sarah Marcella Photography
Sarah Marcella has a unique way of capturing life, spirit, and emotion in her photographs. She is professional yet warm and fun to be around. Brides say they felt at ease with Sarah, which resulted in…
Special Offers Santa Rosa Photographer
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
IQvideography IQvideography
IQvideography captures not only the pivotal moments of your wedding day, but also the subtle elements—the emotions, the atmosphere, the joy, and the tears—to deliver a fuller picture of yo…
Daly City Videographer
Rev. Ray Capper Rev. Ray Capper
Reverend Ray Capper offers three client meetings prior to the wedding and then he designs a service that’s personalized for the couple. He assists in writing the vows and also offers optional p…
Corte Madera Officiant
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
Cohn Frankel Photography Cohn Frankel Photography
Lauren offers convenient online proofing and print ordering, luxurious handmade albums, a DVD of high-resolution digital negatives, and a presentation during the reception of selected images from earl…
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
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
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
With an eye toward the latest trends in invitation design, events, and fashion, Abbey Malcolm translates the wishes and style of her clients into chic, impeccably designed wedding stationery. She puts…
West Deptford Invitations
Making Arrangements Floral Design Making Arrangements Floral Design
Making Arrangements provides bridal and attendant’s bouquets, ceremony flowers, centerpieces, corsages and boutonnieres on a custom basis in their floral design studio. Designs are also availabl…
Berkeley Flowers