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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
National Gown Cleaners National Gown Cleaners
National Gown Cleaners offers cleaning, preservation and restoration services for bridal, christening, communion and social gowns. Their process begins with an incredibly thorough inspection of your g…
Special Offers Campbell Wedding Dresses
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
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
Melinda Le’ Photography Melinda Le’ Photography
San Francisco native Melinda Rodriguez is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things vintage, and a total people-person. With a fun and witty approach, Melinda establishes trust with her clients right f…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
With an eye toward the latest trends in invitation design, events, and fashion, Abbey Malcolm translates the wishes and style of her clients into chic, impeccably designed wedding stationery. She puts…
West Deptford Invitations
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
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
Rhee Bevere Photography Rhee Bevere Photography
Rhee likes to say they capture the big picture, the tiny details, and everything in between. Focusing exclusively on wedding photography, Rhee and her team will do whatever it takes to tell your dist…
Real Weddings Campbell 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
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
Paper Stories Paper Stories
Inspired by bold colors, vintage imagery, pop culture, nature, and a good sense of humor, Kelly Horvath of Paper Stories handcrafts an eclectic line of flat printed and letterpress stationery. Using 1…
Chicagoland Invitations
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
Waterlily Pond Floral and Event Design Waterlily Pond Floral and Event Design
Voted “Best of the Bay Wedding Flowers” by San Francisco Chronicle readers, Waterlily Pond Floral and Event Design speaks to brides looking to make a truly unique aesthetic statement. Wate…
Real Weddings San Francisco Flowers
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
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
Events of Distinction Events of Distinction
Designing and planning award-winning weddings that allow the couple to savor every magical moment and delicious detail, Events of Distinction exudes style and flair in all that they create, fulfilling…
Real Weddings San Francisco & Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Sweet on Cake Sweet on Cake
Best known for her jaw-droppingly realistic sculpted cakes, Amber McKenney never fails to impress with her mouthwatering recipes and impeccable design skills. “If you can dream it up, I can make…
Real Weddings Napa Cakes
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
Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design
Whether it is at your home, on-location at your wedding venue, or at their Union Square studio, Triple Twist gives you the freedom to choose when and where you would like to get ready on your wedding …
Special Offers San Francisco Makeup and Hair