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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
Featured Wedding Service: Denon and Doyle Disc Jockey Company

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
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
Carl Mindling - Bay Area DJ & MC Carl Mindling - Bay Area DJ & MC
DJ and Master of Ceremonies Carl Mindling says it best: “You can trust me with the mic.” And his brides back this statement up, telling us that Carl runs a seamless reception. He’s d…
Real Weddings Los Gatos DJs and Entertainment
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy offers over 80 brand names, including such stationery lines as Vera Wang, William Arthur, Crane & Co., Arlene Segal, Elum Letterpress, Monique Lhuillier and al…
Real Weddings San Francisco Invitations
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
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
Goodtime DJs and Karaoke Goodtime DJs and Karaoke
Mark and his staff provide full disc jockey and master of ceremony services, as well as assistance with reception planning. Karaoke and a singer are available, and if they don’t already have the…
Special Offers SF Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
Cohn Frankel Photography Cohn Frankel Photography
Lauren offers convenient online proofing and print ordering, luxurious handmade albums, a DVD of high-resolution digital negatives, and a presentation during the reception of selected images from earl…
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
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
Vanda Floral Design Vanda Floral Design
Owner Bryce Loutsch has floral design in his blood—his first job was working at his parents’ floral shop! This Wine Country local opened Vanda Floral Design in 2003 to offer unique, high-…
Petaluma Flowers
Don Mulford, Ordained Minister Don Mulford, Ordained Minister
Don seeks to closely connect with each couple, enabling him to bring out the uniqueness of their personalities and relationship at the ceremony. He taps into the shared delight of the family and guest…
Peninsula Officiant
Verducci Event Productions Verducci Event Productions
Verducci Event Productions is home to Snapture! Photobooths. Custom-built exclusively for weddings, they fit anywhere from 3-12 guests and take 4 photos per strip with the simple push of a button. An …
Special Offers Berkeley Photo Booth
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
Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar
Eric 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 classical repe…
Real Weddings Santa Cruz DJs and Entertainment
A Touch of Grace A Touch of Grace
A Touch of Grace will take all your different ideas and details and seamlessly weave them into the wedding you’ve always wanted—creating the atmosphere and ambiance you desire, all within …
Special Offers Real Weddings Walnut Creek Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Denon and Doyle’s San Francisco Photo Booth Denon and Doyle’s San Francisco Photo Booth
Photo Booths are a distinctive and fun alternative to standard wedding favors. They print pictures quickly to keep the party moving, and save you from having to ask your second cousin to man the Polar…
Real Weddings Pleasant Hill Photo Booth
Erin Beach Photography Erin Beach Photography
Erin Beach offers true photojournalistic style as a wedding photographer—indeed, she worked for about a decade in news before turning her attention to weddings.As a photojournalist, Erin’s…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Feet First Eventertainment Feet First Eventertainment
Co-founder Kevin Cloutier says that Feet First’s goal at every wedding is to find the perfect mix of professionalism, energy and, most importantly, FUN. According to local professionals who hav…
Special Offers DJs and Entertainment
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
Creative Lighting Design Creative Lighting Design
Think incredible wedding lighting is out of your reach? Then you haven’t met Jimmy Duhig of Creative Lighting Design! This full-service, boutique lighting company undertakes a limited number of …
Napa Lighting