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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.

Featured Wedding Service
Featured Wedding Service: Verducci Event Productions
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Featured Wedding Service: Sasha Photography

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
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
Jesse Leake Photography Jesse Leake Photography
Jesse Leake works in a photojournalistic style. We heard his work described as fresh, edgy, creative, fun, young, beautiful, warm and innovative but one word in particular came up over and over: amaz…
San Francisco Photographer
Seasonal Celebrations Seasonal Celebrations
Laurie Keit of Seasonal Celebrations truly cares about bringing her clients’ visions to fruition (from rustic to extravagant) while staying on budget—creatively drawing on her deep knowled…
Special Offers Real Weddings Belmont Flowers
Park Avenue Catering Park Avenue Catering
As the first Green Certified Caterer in Napa and Sonoma Counties, Park Avenue Catering is committed to providing fresh, local, farm-to-table cuisine for your wedding or special event. As a full-servic…
Real Weddings Cotati Caterer
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…
Special Offers Mountain View DJs and Entertainment
True Confections True Confections
True Confections offers completely customized wedding cakes with a focus on local, seasonal, organic and sustainable products. They use only the highest quality ingredients—even adding safe, un…
Special Offers Real Weddings Berkeley Cakes
Straw Straw
If a FUN and MEMORABLE wedding is what you are after, you must check out Straw Catering. They bring “a little slice of carnival life to every event” with their whimsical fare. Inspired bit…
Special Offers San Francisco Caterer
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
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
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
Fantasy Sound Event Services Fantasy Sound Event Services
Fantasy Sound Event Services provides wedding lighting that ranges from functional to decorative, from ambient to energizing, from outdoor settings to the most opulent ballrooms, and everything in bet…
Special Offers Real Weddings Livermore Lighting
Mandy Scott Events Mandy Scott Events
With a rich background as an award-winning floral designer, and a personal interest in art, interior design, and world travel, Mandy Scott brings an incredibly creative eye and artistic perspective to…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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! Fill out a…
Special Offers Santa Cruz Wedding Planning Showroom
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
Kate Whelan Events Kate Whelan Events
According to her brides, Kate Whelan Miller is an incredibly organized “creative genius,” bursting with “amazing style and seemingly endless knowledge of all things wedding.” W…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sacramento Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Shanti DuPrez Photography Shanti DuPrez Photography
Shanti DuPrez’ work is both cutting-edge and classic, offering her clients the best of both worlds in wedding photography. Using a combination of true film and digital, she captures the uniquely…
Real Weddings Photographer
Hayley Anne Photography Hayley Anne Photography
A self-described “nomad at heart,” Hayley is a free spirit with a wanderlust that has taken her across the globe. She has photographed in Morocco, Spain, France, Holland, Sweden, Latvia, I…
Special Offers Santa Cruz 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
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
Lovely Day Events Lovely Day Events
Lovely Day Events understands that the day of your wedding holds everything that matters. This boutique wedding planning company specializes in working with clients who want to be hands-on with the pl…
Napa Coordinator / Wedding Planner