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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
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
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
Merrily Wed® Merrily Wed®
Merrily Rocco has an incredible eye for detail, panache for design, and years of experience in the service industry—thus giving her a well-rounded approach to the art of wedding planning. But be…
Real Weddings Tahoe City Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Greg Slick Photography Greg Slick Photography
Greg Slick’s work has an artistic edge—a vintage, retro feel in a fresh and modern way. He blends “old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technologies” to produce this uniqu…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sausalito Photographer
Carl Mindling - Bay Area DJ & MC Carl Mindling - Bay Area DJ & MC
DJ and Master of Ceremonies Carl Mindling says it best: “You can trust me with the mic.” And his brides back this statement up, telling us that Carl runs a seamless reception. He’s d…
Real Weddings Los Gatos DJs and Entertainment
Rebecca Jean Catering Rebecca Jean Catering
Seasonal, fresh and locally sourced ingredients are the foundation of Rebecca Jean Catering’s diverse menus. They strive to captivate your vision and tastes while expertly balancing the familiar…
South San Francisco Caterer
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
Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates
If you’ve visited Trufflehound’s shop in Ventura, you know about these exquisite handmade, small-batch truffles and chocolates made with the finest ingredients, by passionate chocolate lov…
Ventura Favors
A Day Like No Other A Day Like No Other
Jutta Lammerts is one of the most organized wedding coordinators we’ve come across. Her down-to-the-minute timelines and flawless execution are among her hallmarks. Yet she’s also known fo…
Real Weddings San Mateo Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Got Light Got Light
Got Light produces custom-tailored lighting design combined with top-notch customer service. They can provide a variety of lighting to suit your needs, including monogram projections, pin spotting, dr…
Real Weddings San Francisco Lighting
Charmed Events Group Charmed Events Group
The gals at Charmed Events Group like to think of themselves as “The Modern Romantics.” They’re in love with love and enamored by all things fashionable and beautiful. Their design a…
Real Weddings Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
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
Goodtime DJs and Karaoke Goodtime DJs and Karaoke
Mark and his staff provide full disc jockey and master of ceremony services, as well as assistance with reception planning. Karaoke and a singer are available, and if they don’t already have the…
Special Offers SF Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
Elaine Bell Catering Elaine Bell Catering
Owner, event planner, and professional chef Elaine Bell likes to say, “I love to cook and I love to feed people. Every party I do is the most important party ever done. Elaine Bell Catering is a…
Napa Caterer
Vibrant Events Vibrant Events
Vibrant Events is a chic event planning service specializing in green weddings, eco-events, and environmentally-friendly practices. With an MBA in Sustainable Management, founder Corina Beczner comes …
Special Offers Oakland Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Renee Allen Photography Renee Allen Photography
Renee 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 her discr…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
The Bartender Company The Bartender Company
The Bartender Company is one of the highest-quality bartending services in the Bay Area. By refining their process over thousands of occasions, they’ve gained the expertise to help you create a re…
Special Offers San Francisco Beverage Catering and Bartending
Instead of You! Coordination and Design Instead of You! Coordination and Design
Full service event coordination, gorgeous design, and a big pinch of magic dust make weddings planned by Maxine Andrew very special.
Special Offers Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Rosemarie Lion Photography Rosemarie Lion Photography
There is a simple joy, a certain sweetness in their work. Anyone who has hired Rose and Gerard Lion raves about their photography. With their European roots and background in photojournalism, Rose and…
Special Offers Photographer