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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: Denon and Doyle Disc Jockey Company

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
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
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
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
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 …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Photographer
Mandy Scott Events Mandy Scott Events
With a rich background as an award-winning floral designer, and a personal interest in art, interior design, and world travel, Mandy Scott brings an incredibly creative eye and artistic perspective to…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts
Katrina Rozelle offers an award-winning line of pastries, cakes and desserts daily. She provides gorgeous custom products for all kinds of events, including small pastries, handmade chocolates, indivi…
Alamo Cakes
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that—according to their brides—have amazing chemistry and are the perfect complement to both each other, and the wedding day. They understand t…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Rikki Ward Photography Rikki Ward Photography
Rikki’s brides tell us that of all their wedding photos, none of the images felt “posed” or “contrived.” Rikki Ward knows how to capture the essence of the moment and the…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
An Everlasting Moment An Everlasting Moment
Through careful listening and a respect for her clients’ wishes, Mirella Riga of An Everlasting Moment produces stunning events that are set apart by their personalization and gorgeous details. …
Special Offers Pleasant Hill Coordinator / Wedding Planner
CaterMarin, Inc. CaterMarin, Inc.
Catering and full-service event coordination, including location scouting, rentals, entertainment, lodging for out-of-town guests, etc. Staff available to assist with questions and concerns at all ti…
San Rafael Caterer
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 equipm…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
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
Elaine Bell Catering Elaine Bell Catering
Owner, event planner, and professional chef Elaine Bell likes to say, “I love to cook and I love to feed people. Every party I do is the most important party ever done. Elaine Bell Catering is a…
Real Weddings Napa Caterer
California Rose Catering, Inc. California Rose Catering, Inc.
California Rose takes a boutique approach to catering: they typically handle one event per day, enabling them to give you their full attention. Rose and Dov work every event and take customer service…
Berkeley Caterer
Junshien International Photographers Junshien International Photographers
We heard over and over that Junshien International Photographers are both super-talented and a wonderful, easy team to work with. Fellow wedding vendors had incredibly high praise for Junshien and h…
Real Weddings San Francisco 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
Weddings With Michael Peterson Weddings With Michael Peterson
Described as a “triple-threat” pianist,  disc jockey and emcee, Michael Peterson can go from playing a touching classical ceremony procession to bringing the house down as the MC and …
Martinez DJs and Entertainment
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
Lumitone Lumitone
Lumitone specializes in same-day, instant-edit films in HD. They also specialize in 3D “growing up” slideshows to be presented at your event. Their unique team and equipment allows them to…
Special Offers Videographer