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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
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
Melons Catering and Events Melons Catering and Events
Full service catering and event production. Custom event design and globally-inspired cuisine.
S. San Francisco Caterer
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…
San Francisco Photographer
Vanda Floral Design Vanda Floral Design
Owner Bryce Loutsch has floral design in his blood—his first job was working at his parents’ floral shop! This Wine Country local opened Vanda Floral Design in 2003 to offer unique, high-…
Real Weddings Petaluma Flowers
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
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
Junshien International Photographers Junshien International Photographers
We heard over and over that Junshien International Photographers are both super-talented and a wonderful, easy team to work with. Fellow wedding vendors had incredibly high praise for Junshien and his…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Amazáe Events Amazáe Events
Amazáe Events brings creative vision to life with gorgeous design, professional planning, and flawless execution. With nearly a decade of experience, Amazáe fashions elegant events that …
Real Weddings San Jose Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Little Bit Heart Little Bit Heart
Little Bit Heart is a custom paper goods and design company headed by paper-loving cousins Elizabeth and Jenna. While they provide everything from handmade paper, to branding services, to holiday card…
Invitations
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
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
Harpist Krista Strader Harpist Krista Strader
Krista is highly experienced and professional (with over 1000 performances in her career), yet personal. Her wide range of musical styles includes classical, jazz, Celtic, alternative rock, and sacre…
San Francisco Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
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
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy
After finishing college with a degree in computer science, Jacques Oskanian devised an Armenian computer font that could be used by his church for various fliers. As a favor, he started designing wedd…
Real Weddings San Francisco Invitations
La Bocca Fina La Bocca Fina
Wedding and special event planning, tons of vendor resources, full service staff, complete line of linens, china and flatware, from simple to formal. Custom design of menus. All menu items cooked on …
Hayward Caterer
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 …
Real Weddings San Jose Photographer
A Touch of Grace A Touch of Grace
A Touch of Grace will take all your different ideas and details and seamlessly weave them into the wedding you’ve always wanted—creating the atmosphere and ambiance you desire, all within …
Real Weddings Walnut Creek Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
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
Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts
Katrina Rozelle offers an award-winning line of pastries, cakes and desserts daily. She provides gorgeous custom products for all kinds of events, including small pastries, handmade chocolates, indivi…
Alamo Cakes