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Northern California Wedding Vendors

Looking for the best vendors for your San Francisco Bay Area or Northern California 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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Featured Wedding Service: Verducci Event Productions
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Featured Wedding Service: Sasha Photography

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
Anaïs Event Planning and Design Anaïs Event Planning and Design
Anais Event Planning and Design is a boutique special events company led by the multi-talented Amrit Dhillon-Bains. While luxury event design and production for the discerning Southeast Asian client …
Real Weddings Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Nouvelle Vogue Nouvelle Vogue
Not only is the bridal shop effortlessly elegant; but brides and industry pros tell us that the experienced, knowledgeable owners are delightful to work with: We hear that their style expertise will e…
San Mateo Wedding Dresses and Accessories
Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer
For almost 30 years Pat Gibbons has been bringing her artistry to the world of floral design: mixing color, texture and the highest quality flowers. She’s been told she has the best eye for colo…
Real Weddings El Cerrito Flowers
Melons Catering and Events Melons Catering and Events
With their full-service approach to catering, Melons is able to coordinate every aspect of your special event. They’re known for their innovation, and the excellence of both their globally-inspi…
S. San Francisco Caterer
martinFILMS martinFILMS
With an easygoing and unobtrusive style, Martin Meyer takes the approach of a documentary filmmaker when capturing weddings. The resulting films are artistic and personal narratives of your wedding da…
Special Offers Oakland Videographer
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
designHERimage Makeup and Hair Artistry Bay Area California designHERimage Makeup and Hair Artistry Bay Area California
Tiffany believes that the key to glowing bridal makeup is enhancing your best features with sheer washes of tones and colors, rather than caking on layers of foundation! Using an airbrush to achieve t…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Makeup and Hair
M Sibthorpe Photography M Sibthorpe 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…
Special Offers Real Weddings Oakland / San Francisco Photographer
Strawberry Fields DJ Company Strawberry Fields DJ Company
Strawberry Fields DJ Company provides full disc jockey and Master of Ceremony services for your special event. They will coordinate all announcements—from bridal party introductions to tradition…
Martinez DJs and Entertainment
Photo-matica Photo Booth Co. Photo-matica Photo Booth Co.
The Photo-matica Photo Booth provides the best of both worlds: a sleek, vintage-inspired outside with the best available digital technology on the inside. And the Photo-matica team follows suit—…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photo Booth
Iridescence Bridal Couture Iridescence Bridal Couture
Each Iridescence Bridal Couture wedding dress is custom designed and handcrafted by a team of expert seamstresses. Romantic, vintage inspired wedding styles for the bold untraditional bride. Classic s…
San Jose Wedding Dresses and Accessories
Encore Events Rentals Encore Events Rentals
Encore Events Rentals is a family owned and operated business priding themselves in offering excellent customer service and quality equipment at competitive prices.Encore Events Rentals offers a vast …
Real Weddings Petaluma Party Rentals and Linens
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
Elli Elli
Elli’s mission is to help brides and grooms style a “uniquely personal wedding” with their chic, customizable products and paper goods. They offer everything from wedding invitations…
Portland Jewelry and Gifts
AddyRose Design AddyRose Design
Described as a “feisty, fashion-forward mountain girl,” Roshel Ryan is an expert at crafting unforgettable Yosemite area weddings and elopements. She believes having a wedding in Yosemite …
Oakhurst Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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…
Special Offers Point Richmond Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Colleen Riley Photography Colleen Riley Photography
Colleen Riley is a film and digital wedding photographer. Yet no matter the medium, Colleen’s images have a romantic softness, a timeless simplicity, and an organic, ethereal feel. One look at h…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sacramento Photographer
Video Madness Video Madness
The professionally-trained Video Madness film crew appreciates the need to be low-profile—not only will they be appropriately dressed for your event, but their top-of-the-line gear enables them …
Special Offers Videographer
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
Elli Elli
Elli’s mission is to help brides and grooms style a “uniquely personal wedding” with their chic, customizable products and paper goods. They offer everything from wedding invitations…
Special Offers Portland Invitations