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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
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
Cinematt Cinematt
Through creative filmmaking techniques and taking the time to truly get to know their couples, Cinematt puts together passionate and authentic wedding films that capture all the details and emotions o…
San Francisco Videographer
Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer
For almost 30 years Pat Gibbons has been bringing her artistry to the world of floral design: mixing color, texture and the highest quality flowers. She’s been told she has the best eye for colo…
Special Offers Real Weddings El Cerrito Flowers
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
Mike Danen Photography & Cinema Mike Danen Photography & Cinema
With the talent and artistic eye for capturing unscripted, unforgettable moments, Mike Danen brings a fresh, artistic sensibility to wedding photography. He joyfully documents some of the most beautif…
Special Offers San Francisco & Monterey 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
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
Impact Lighting and Production Impact Lighting and Production
Nothing creates impact like lighting. A dramatic sunset on the horizon, soft light streaming through a forest canopy, a dynamic dance floor environment…all examples of how light can create the feeli…
Special Offers Real Weddings Richmond Lighting
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
Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management
Where To Start, Wedding Management, provides a range of planning services for weddings, proposals and other related celebrations. Gwen Helbush is passionate about bringing your vision to life with a c…
Special Offers Real Weddings Newark Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Encore Events Rentals Encore Events Rentals
Encore Events Rentals is a family owned and operated business priding themselves in offering excellent customer service and quality equipment at competitive prices.Encore Events Rentals offers a vast …
Real Weddings Petaluma Party Rentals and Linens
J’aime Bridal J’aime Bridal
“Affordable Luxury” Wedding Dresses Bridesmaid Dresses—over 700 samples in the store Plus-size Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses Mother of the Bride and Evening Wear Wedding Veils, Head…
Pleasanton Wedding Dresses and Accessories
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
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
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 Favors
Gavin Farrington Photography Gavin Farrington Photography
It’s official: Brides love Gavin Farrington. They tell us he’s the type of guy you want beside you on your wedding day because he’s so relaxed, engaging and professional. But even mo…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
Justin Fone Productions Justin Fone Productions
Justin Fone brings event cinematography into the 21st century. His company, Justin Fone Productions, creates opulent films in Super 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film as well as in High-Definition. Their final …
Real Weddings San Francisco Videographer
Photo-matica Photo Booth Co. Photo-matica Photo Booth Co.
The Photo-matica Photo Booth provides the best of both worlds: a sleek, vintage-inspired outside with the best available digital technology on the inside. And the Photo-matica team follows suit—…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photo Booth
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
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…
Real Weddings Napa Party Rentals and Linens