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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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Featured Wedding Service
Featured Wedding Service: Mandy Scott Events

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
Erica Messer, Harpist Erica Messer, Harpist
A classically trained harpist, Erica plays gorgeous, ambient music on a custom white, electro-acoustic harp. Erica has a vast repertoire of classical and contemporary music, and is also willing to lea…
San Mateo DJs and Entertainment
Magical Lighting Magical Lighting
The team at Magical Lighting understands not only the technical side of special event lighting, but also the psychology behind it. Light and color affect mood and emotion, and can transform your weddi…
Hayward Lighting
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…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
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
Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering
Tarpy’s menus feature what they call “Creative American Country Cuisine.” According to their many fans, that translates as “really great food,” (and hearty portions, too!…
Real Weddings Monterey Caterer
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema is a full service portrait and wedding studio located in the SOMA district of San Francisco. With over 20 years of professional experience, Kevin wins the confidence of…
Real Weddings San Francisco 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…
Special Offers Santa Cruz Wedding Planning Showroom
W Photography W Photography
Ricky Wong approaches shooting weddings as if he were the invisible third wheel on an amazing date between the bride and groom. He’ll encourage you to relax, have fun, and be yourselves while he…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
SnapFiesta Photobooth, Flipbooks & Slow Motion Studio SnapFiesta Photobooth, Flipbooks & Slow Motion Studio
SnapFiesta isn’t your typical wedding photo booth. Their “open-set studio” is portable and can be custom fit for your wedding venue. Reminiscent of a professional photography set, th…
Special Offers San Francisco | Los Angeles | Austin | DC Photo Booth
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, Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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 disti…
Real Weddings Campbell Photographer
Liberty Diamonds Liberty Diamonds
Family owned and operated since 1982, Liberty Diamonds prides themselves on their vast knowledge of diamonds and gemstones and personalized, friendly service. With their knowledgeable gemologists, ski…
Special Offers Real Weddings Irvine Jewelry and Gifts
Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar
Eric Jarmie specializes in the performance of Spanish flamenco and classical guitar music throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Clients often choose the elegance of Eric’s classic…
Real Weddings Santa Cruz DJs and Entertainment
Apollo Fotografie Apollo Fotografie
High-quality fine art wedding imagery meets a light-hearted, comfortable and entertaining experience with Apollo Fotografie. They’re a team of photographic artists with unforgettable personaliti…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Deborah Coleman Photography Deborah Coleman Photography
With Deborah Coleman you receive a true photojournalist who documents your wedding day. Deborah conveys the best of your event, expertly using light, camera angles, and subsequent post-production work…
San Francisco Bay Area 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
2 Friends Events 2 Friends Events
2 Friends Events takes wedding planning “off your shoulders, but never out of your hands.” They’ll simplify the process by starting with a realistic budget, and then tackling the wed…
San Jose Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Moderne Beauty Moderne Beauty
Moderne Beauty specializes in on-location makeup and hairstyling for weddings and special events. Monina Wright not only creates flawless, natural makeup looks and stunning hairstyles, but she’s…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Makeup and Hair
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
Freedom Bakery and Confections Freedom Bakery and Confections
Freedom Bakery and Confections is all that you would wish for in a neighborhood bakeshop: Family owned and operated since 1975, they produce all of their gourmet wedding cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and …
Special Offers Real Weddings Watsonville / Monterey Bay Cakes