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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
Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar
Eric Jarmie specializes in the performance of Spanish flamenco and classical guitar music throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Clients often choose the elegance of Eric’s classic…
Real Weddings Santa Cruz DJs and Entertainment
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
Elli Elli
Elli’s mission is to help brides and grooms style a “uniquely personal wedding” with their chic, customizable products and paper goods. They offer everything from wedding invitations…
Portland Jewelry and Gifts
A Beautiful Ceremony A Beautiful Ceremony
Kimberly Thompson, a Napa Valley native, uses her intuition, sensitivity and experience working with couples from all backgrounds to design personalized, non-denominational ceremonies. Want to get mar…
Napa Officiant
Minted Minted
Minted offers a fresh, modern and exclusive assortment of wedding invitations created by independent designers from around the world. They only use the finest paper stock, rich inks and crisp printing…
San Francisco Invitations
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…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Flowers
Instead of You! Coordination and Design Instead of You! Coordination and Design
Would you like to exchange vows amidst a century-old stone ruin in the Wine Country? How about an elegant gourmet dinner on a starlit bluff overlooking the ocean? Or perhaps you’d prefer to danc…
Special Offers Real Weddings Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
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
Stacey & Company Stacey & Company
Stacey & Company offers wedding planning services ranging from day-of coordination to full-scale wedding planning and design.¬†They also can assist with rentals such as chairs, linens, lighting, e…
Special Offers Point Richmond Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Andi Hatch Photography Andi Hatch Photography
Andi Hatch has an adventurous spirit, a passion for travel, and above all, a deep faith in true love and marriage. She tells us, “I truly enjoy weddings. At the end of the wedding, I am still en…
Mill Valley Photographer
Elite Entertainment Elite Entertainment
All Elite Entertainment DJs not only provide music for your special day, but also act as your Master of Ceremonies and Event Director. Ceremony packages including a portable second system with wireles…
Special Offers San Jose 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…
Real Weddings Berkeley Lighting
Perfect Details Perfect Details
With its online catalog and Bay Area showroom, Perfect Details is a veritable wedding accessory bonanza, offering a wide range of tasteful and elegant accompaniments to your bridal ensemble. Their vas…
Special Offers Burlingame Wedding Dresses and Accessories
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
I DO! Julie Nunn Event Design I DO! Julie Nunn Event Design
Julie Nunn has a clear approach to wedding planning—and it revolves around getting to know her couples: “We take time to learn about you, your life, your thoughts and vision. We use this …
San Francisco | Los Angeles | Chicago Coordinator / Wedding Planner
La Bonne Cuisine, Catering and Events La Bonne Cuisine, Catering and Events
La Bonne Cuisine offers a variety of catering options, as well as full-scale décor and event planning, destination and hospitality services, production and entertainment. Every affair, whether …
Special Offers Caterer
The Wedding Coach Ceremonies The Wedding Coach Ceremonies
With a great sense of humor and a wonderful spiritual side, Sanford Marshall—The Wedding Coach—creates ceremonies that embrace both the bride and groom’s personal interests and passi…
Alameda Officiant
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