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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
The Wedding Coach, LLC The Wedding Coach, LLC
Sanford Marshall of The Wedding Coach brings a fresh and unique perspective to planning—creating a fun-filled process dedicated to maximizing the bride and groom’s individual strengths and…
Alameda Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Wilson Lee Weddings Wilson Lee Weddings
Wilson Lee Weddings caters to the boutique bride by implementing a warm, down-to-earth simplicity. A creative approach to your wedding photography with a penchant for modern luxury. We practice journa…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
The Bartender Company The Bartender Company
The Bartender Company is one of the highest-quality bartending services in the Bay Area. By refining their process over thousands of occasions, they’ve gained the expertise to help you create a re…
Special Offers San Francisco Beverage Catering and Bartending
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
Montclair Baking Montclair Baking
Montclair Baking provides cake tasting, consultation, floral arrangement, delivery and setup. Custom cakes are available in a range of flavors and sizes. In addition, they are known for their dessert…
Oakland Cakes
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…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
Sidepocket Sidepocket
Sidepocket is a full-service wedding band, which means they do it all: dinner music, emcee, and lots of personal attention. They work closely with you to create the perfect wedding day, and of co…
Special Offers DJs and Entertainment
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…
Special Offers Multiple locations Caterer
Silicon Valley Music & Entertainment Silicon Valley Music & Entertainment
Silicon Valley Music offers professional live music services with acts ranging from jazz trios to 14-piece ensembles. Silicon Valley Music will work with you to find the right musical selection to fi…
San Jose DJs and Entertainment
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
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…
Real Weddings San Francisco Flowers
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
Renee Allen Photography Renee Allen Photography
Renee Allen’s brides tell us she has the “perfect personality” for a wedding photographer—calming, professional and personable, and simply a breeze to work with. With her discr…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
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
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
True Confections True Confections
True Confections offers completely customized wedding cakes with a focus on local, seasonal, organic and sustainable products. They use only the highest quality ingredients—even adding safe, un…
Special Offers Real Weddings Berkeley Cakes
Pretty Please Bakeshop Pretty Please Bakeshop
Pretty Please Bakeshop believes that two things are indispensable to a successful wedding cake: one, it must truly taste as fabulous as it looks, and two, it shouldn’t cost a small fortune! Bake…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Cakes
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
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
Tosca Productions Tosca Productions
Tosca and her team design and produce upscale weddings and events, incorporating each couple’s personal style and cultural traditions from around the globe, including Catholic, Jewish, Chinese,…
Special Offers Real Weddings Daly City Coordinator / Wedding Planner