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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
IQvideography IQvideography
IQvideography captures not only the pivotal moments of your wedding day, but also the subtle elements—the emotions, the atmosphere, the joy, and the tears—to deliver a fuller picture of yo…
Daly City Videographer
Vibrant Events Vibrant Events
Vibrant Events is a chic event planning service specializing in green weddings, eco-events, and environmentally-friendly practices. With an MBA in Sustainable Management, founder Corina Beczner comes …
Special Offers Oakland Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Darcy, Documentary Weddings Darcy, Documentary Weddings
Darcy Padilla doesn’t just work in a photojournalistic style—she is an actively working photojournalist. She’s worked for both the New York Times and Washington Post. Her work has a…
Photographer
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
YJM Photography YJM Photography
YJM Photography’s unobtrusive style combines photojournalistic techniques that capture the spontaneity of the moment along with traditional posing. YJM’s wedding photographs and albums tel…
Special Offers Oakland's Sequoyah Hills Photographer
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
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
Arrowood Photography Arrowood Photography
“Photography is my passion and my life’s work. It’s what I can’t imagine not doing. I invest my time and energy into this art form and wouldn’t have it any other way.R…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
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
Freedom Bakery and Confections Freedom Bakery and Confections
Freedom Bakery and Confections is all that you would wish for in a neighborhood bakeshop: Family owned and operated since 1975, they produce all of their gourmet wedding cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and …
Special Offers Watsonville / Monterey Bay Favors
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
Enhanced Lighting Enhanced Lighting
Enhanced Lighting provides stunning and innovative lighting design, lush fabric drapery, and state of the art audio/visual support along with their technical expertise. Their extensive experience incl…
South San Francisco Lighting
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
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…
Special Offers Real Weddings Greensboro Favors
New Delhi Indian Restaurant Catering New Delhi Indian Restaurant Catering
If you’re planning an Indian wedding, rehearsal dinner or other event, Ranjan is the man to call. He has a deep understanding of everything Indian, detailed knowledge of planning different relig…
Special Offers San Francisco Caterer
Justin Fone Productions Justin Fone Productions
Justin Fone Productions coverage options include 35mm film, 16mm film, Super 8mm film, and High-Definition. Final product is delivered on Blu-ray, DVD, or online. Justin Fone Productions welcomes assi…
Real Weddings San Francisco Videographer
Minister Maggie Minister Maggie
With a calm yet light-hearted presence, Minister Maggie performs both religious and non-denominational wedding and commitment ceremonies that express her couples’ spirituality, values and belief…
San Francisco Officiant
Emily Scannell Photography Emily Scannell Photography
Emily Scannell is “a firm believer in keeping things simple.” And to put it quite simply, her passion is photographing weddings. Her brides tell us she captures all the sweet details and m…
Special Offers 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
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