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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
The Flower House The Flower House
Whether you are toting a scrapbook bursting with explicit ideas about everything from the bridal bouquet to the boutonnieres, or you just have a few preliminary thoughts about color, The Flower House …
Real Weddings Flowers
Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings
Jessica Goldblatt created Dreams on a Dime with the conviction that “it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have a fabulous event! By being smart and creative with your money, you can create…
San Francisco 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
martinFILMS martinFILMS
With an easygoing and unobtrusive style, Martin Meyer takes the approach of a documentary filmmaker when capturing weddings. The resulting films are artistic and personal narratives of your wedding da…
Special Offers Oakland Videographer
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
Abel Soria Photography Abel Soria Photography
While working swiftly and unobtrusively, Abel Soria is known for his fresh and spontaneous style—using creative photojournalism while never neglecting the traditional portraits. He arranges the …
Real Weddings San Jose 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
Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers
Curtis Myers explains: “I believe photographs are invaluable. We are the sum of our experiences and the memories we make. Photography preserves these memories. This is part of the reason I have …
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency
Wowpretty provides brides with the finest professional makeup and hairstyle services. They have 17 professionally trained stylists skilled in bridal makeup and hair, and airbrush makeup. They love usi…
Special Offers Real Weddings Burlingame Makeup and Hair
Shanti DuPrez Photography Shanti DuPrez Photography
Shanti DuPrez’ work is both cutting-edge and classic, offering her clients the best of both worlds in wedding photography. Using a combination of true film and digital, she captures the uniquely…
Real Weddings 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
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
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
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
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
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, photograp…
Real Weddings Kanoehe Photographer
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
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
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
National Gown Cleaners National Gown Cleaners
National Gown Cleaners offers cleaning, preservation and restoration services for bridal, christening, communion and social gowns. Their process begins with an incredibly thorough inspection of your g…
Special Offers Campbell Wedding Dresses and Accessories