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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
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
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
The Flower House The Flower House
Whether you are toting a scrapbook bursting with explicit ideas about everything from the bridal bouquet to the boutonnieres, or you just have a few preliminary thoughts about color, The Flower House …
Flowers
Cohn Frankel Photography Cohn Frankel Photography
Lauren Cohn-Frankel uses her documentary skills in making beautiful images of her brides and grooms that remain true to their real selves. She explains that her “primary goal at each wedding is …
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
SWC Consultants SWC Consultants
Sarah Gallardo believes you must be totally comfortable with the person you hire to coordinate your wedding. After all, you’re trusting them with one of the biggest days of your life! Precisely …
San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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…
San Francisco Cakes
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 …
Potomac Invitations
Thomas Hughes Films Thomas Hughes Films
Using broadcast-quality digital cameras, high-end wireless microphones and state-of-the-art editing suites, Thomas Hughes Films creates elegantly edited wedding videos that are tailored to each client…
San Francisco Videographer
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
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…
San Jose DJs and Entertainment
Fantasy Sound Event Services Fantasy Sound Event Services
Fantasy Sound Event Services of Livermore, CA offers disc jockey, videography, and event lighting for weddings and other events. Their DJs are also experienced Masters of Ceremonies who coordinate you…
Livermore DJs and Entertainment
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
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
Violetta Flowers Violetta Flowers
Although she is best known for her lush California natural style, Arlene Boyle of Violetta Flowers is knowledgeable in all popular floral design styles. Her goal is to create floral arrangements that …
San Francisco Flowers
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 …
SF and LA Videographer
Straw Straw
If a FUN and MEMORABLE wedding is what you are after, you must check out Straw Catering. They bring “a little slice of carnival life to every event” with their whimsical fare. Inspired bit…
San Francisco Caterer
Dreamcatcher Artistry Dreamcatcher Artistry
Dreamcatcher Artistry is an on-location wedding beauty “dream team” consisting of professional makeup artists and hairstylists. Leah and her team of experienced and diverse artists have th…
San Francisco and Santa Barbara Makeup and Hair
JL Imagination JL Imagination
JL Imagination is an event production company specializing in luxurious lighting, sound, audiovisual, video, and drapery. Using the very latest technology, the expertise of their different departments…
South San Francisco Lighting
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…
Point Richmond Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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…
Coordinator / Wedding Planner