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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
Absolute Celebrations Catering Absolute Celebrations Catering
Fun, flexible and flavorful are three words that best describe Absolute Celebrations Catering. And really, what more could you want from your wedding caterer? The couples we spoke with told us that co…
San Ramon Caterer
Exclusively Weddings Exclusively Weddings
Exclusively Weddings provides brides with a one-stop shop for a variety of wedding needs, from wedding invitations and favors, to ceremony and reception items, and even honeymoon accessories! With the…
Nationwide Invitations
Rudolfi Music Agency Rudolfi Music Agency
For the best live wedding music, don’t call a musician—call Peter Rudolfi! The reason is simple: instead of just one musician, he offers 72 solo musicians and vocalists, 68 classical ensem…
San Francisco DJs and Entertainment
Love in the Mix Love in the Mix
Looking for a lighting company that combines the highest quality equipment and exceptional customer service? Look no further than Love in the Mix. With high-end comprehensive lighting, all computer-co…
Berkeley Lighting
Violetta Flowers Violetta Flowers
Although she is best known for her lush California natural style, Arlene Boyle of Violetta Flowers is knowledgeable in all popular floral design styles. Her goal is to create floral arrangements that …
San Francisco Flowers
La Bonne Cuisine, Catering and Events La Bonne Cuisine, Catering and Events
La Bonne Cuisine is a full-service caterer, which means they are able to take care of as little or as much as you want them to. Their cooking style can be described as “world cuisine cooked with…
Caterer
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental offers a diverse array of exquisite linens and table toppers for your wedding. Whether your style is elegant, traditional, contemporary, or even a little eccentric, La Tavo…
Napa Party Rentals and Linens
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…
Oakland Makeup and Hair
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…
Alameda Photographer
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
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…
San Francisco Flowers
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…
Multiple locations Caterer
Tan Weddings & Events Tan Weddings & Events
Rick and Jennifer Tan of Tan Weddings & Events know from experience how important it is for a wedding ceremony to reflect a couple’s combined spirit. Rick is Filipino and Catholic, while Jen…
Davis Officiant
Mandy Scott Flowers Mandy Scott Flowers
Mandy Scott’s inherent gift with flowers, art and interior design all converge in her breathtaking and vibrant floral designs, which have attracted a celebrity clientele—from movie stars t…
San Francisco Flowers
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
Apollo Fotografie Apollo Fotografie
High-quality fine art wedding imagery meets a light-hearted, comfortable and entertaining experience with Apollo Fotografie. They’re a team of photographic artists with unforgettable personaliti…
San Francisco Photographer
Denon and Doyle’s San Francisco Photo Booth Denon and Doyle’s San Francisco Photo Booth
Photo booths are all the rage at weddings because of all the FUN they bring to the party. Denon & Doyle’s photo booths take it a step further with a huge variety of options—from the tradit…
Pleasant Hill Photo Booth
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 …
Videographer
Straw Straw
If a FUN and MEMORABLE wedding is what you are after, you must check out Straw Catering. They bring “a little slice of carnival life to every event” with their whimsical fare. Inspired bit…
San Francisco Caterer
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 …
San Jose Photographer