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Wedding Services for Monterey and Carmel Weddings

Certified By The Guide wedding vendorsLooking for the best services for your Monterey or Carmel wedding? We’ve got them right here. How do we know? We ask. And ask. And ask. The wedding photographers, caterers, wedding planners 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
Bay Area All Strings & Brass Bay Area All Strings & Brass
With a wide variety of ensembles, styles and instruments to choose from, Bay Area All Strings & Brass’ talented musicians are sure to impress your guests and elevate your special event to th…
Mountain View DJs and Entertainment
Renée Allen Photography Renée Allen Photography
Renée 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 he…
San Francisco Photographer
Montclair Baking Montclair Baking
Montclair Baking provides gorgeous wedding cake design, cake tasting, consultation, floral arrangement, delivery and setup. Custom cakes are available in a range of flavors and sizes. In addition, the…
Oakland Cakes
New Delhi Indian Restaurant Catering New Delhi Indian Restaurant Catering
If you’re planning an Indian wedding, rehearsal dinner or other event, Ranjan is the man to call. He has a deep understanding of everything Indian, detailed knowledge of planning different relig…
San Francisco Caterer
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…
San Francisco & Monterey Photographer
Hayley Anne Photography Hayley Anne Photography
With a photojournalistic approach, Hayley prefers blending into the surroundings to document the day as it organically unfolds. Her images have been described as simple, natural, elegant and real. She…
Santa Cruz Photographer
Juniper Spring Photography Juniper Spring Photography
Liza Head of Juniper Spring Photography believes, “the most beautiful photos are unscripted.” With a great sense of humor and adventurous spirit, Liza puts her clients at ease and captures…
San Jose Photographer
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
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
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…
Epiphany, a divine bridal boutique Epiphany, a divine bridal boutique
Epiphany has a juicy selection of the latest wedding dresses by designers like Watters Bride, Justin Alexander, Martina Liana, Sue Wong and more. At this full-service bridal shop, you’ll also di…
Carmel Wedding Dresses and Accessories
Alan Waltz Entertainment Alan Waltz Entertainment
Alan Waltz Entertainment is a small boutique-type disc jockey company that specializes in customer service. They’ll partner you with the DJ that will best showcase you as a couple, and your pers…
San Jose DJs and Entertainment
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
Manali Anne Photography Manali Anne Photography
Manali’s strength lies in capturing candids. She makes people feel so comfortable that they almost forget there’s a camera in the room, and feel free to express who they truly are. Her ima…
Oakland / San Francisco Photographer
KI Photography KI Photography
Kristian Iskandar uses a mostly candid, photojournalistic approach to capture moments as they happen—paying close attention to all the photographic and emotional details to ensure you can alway…
Santa Clara Photographer
Coastside Couture | The Couture House Coastside Couture | The Couture House
Wish you knew someone who could direct you to the wedding venues and vendors in the Monterey Bay Area who’d be the perfect fit for your style and budget? The Couture House can help! In a comfor…
Santa Cruz Wedding Planning Showroom
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
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…
Alameda Photographer
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that capture natural and candid moments, enabling their couples to relive their wedding day emotions time and time again. They truly understand the importa…
San Francisco Photographer
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…
San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner