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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
Paper and More! Paper and More!
Paper and More! is the perfect online resource for brides designing their own wedding invitations or stationery. They offer high-quality card stock, envelopes, metallic card stock, vellum paper, linen…
Fremont Invitations
Janene’s Bridal Boutique Janene’s Bridal Boutique
Wedding Dresses Alterations Custom Wedding Dress Design Wedding accessories, including belts/sahses, shoes, handbags, veils and headpieces and jackets Custom Wedding Jewelry Design
Alameda Wedding Dresses
Scott Andrew Studio Scott Andrew Studio
With a “deep fascination for art of all types,” Scott Andrew loves capturing beauty, soft light, and displays of true love and emotion in his photography. His brides tell us he’s inc…
Special Offers Offices in Sonoma, San Francisco & Linden Photographer
Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management
One of the first things any newly engaged gal thinks when it comes to planning her upcoming wedding is, “Where To Start?” Precisely the question Gwen Helbush is there to answer. With hundr…
Special Offers Real Weddings Newark Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Paper Divas
Part of Wedding Paper Divas flair comes from the stationery itself. Each piece starts with an expert designer who works exclusively with the site to craft ingenious designs that vary in style from ado…
Real Weddings Mountain View Invitations
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
McCalls Catering & Events McCalls Catering & Events
McCalls Catering and Events has the experience to guide you through every detail of your special event—from finding your ideal venue, to creating the perfect menu, to selecting the most spectac…
Real Weddings San Francisco Caterer
Sutherland Entertainment - Music And More For Private Events Sutherland Entertainment - Music And More For Private Events
With Spencer Sutherland, you no longer have to choose between the romantic ambience of a live guitarist and the party atmosphere of a rockin’ DJ/MC. Described by his brides as the “whole p…
Special Offers Real Weddings Vallejo DJs and Entertainment
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
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
Premier Catering Premier Catering
Premier Catering knows what makes an event special. Besides being recognized for their impressive presentations and delicious food, Premier Catering is notable for their ability to handle any situati…
San Francisco Caterer
Juniper Spring Photography Juniper Spring Photography
Liza Head of Juniper Spring Photography believes, “the most beautiful photos come from people not just acting natural, but from being natural.” With a great sense of humor and adventurous …
Real Weddings Photographer
Brilliant Designs Brilliant Designs
Brilliant Designs offers affordable ambient lighting and dance lighting packages that will completely transform your wedding venue and set the stage for an utterly unforgettable reception. Their light…
Special Offers Berkeley Lighting
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
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
New Delhi Indian Restaurant Catering New Delhi Indian Restaurant Catering
If you’re planning an Indian wedding, rehearsal dinner or other event, Ranjan is the man to call. He has a deep understanding of everything Indian, detailed knowledge of planning different relig…
Special Offers San Francisco Caterer
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
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
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
Sweet on Cake Sweet on Cake
Best known for her jaw-droppingly realistic sculpted cakes, Amber McKenney never fails to impress with her mouthwatering recipes and impeccable design skills. “If you can dream it up, I can make…
Napa Cakes