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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
Minted Minted
Minted offers a fresh, modern and exclusive assortment of wedding invitations created by independent designers from around the world. They only use the finest paper stock, rich inks and crisp printing…
San Francisco Invitations
Napa Valley Custom Events Napa Valley Custom Events
Napa Valley Custom Events is an event planning company specializing in elegant Wine Country weddings. Founder Sharon Burns is a Napa Valley native with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality i…
Real Weddings Napa Coordinator / Wedding Planner
J’aime Bridal J’aime Bridal
“Affordable Luxury” Wedding Dresses Bridesmaid Dresses—over 700 samples in the store Plus-size Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses Mother of the Bride and Evening Wear Wedding Veils, Head…
Pleasanton Wedding Dresses
Sidepocket Sidepocket
Sidepocket is a full-service wedding band, which means they do it all: dinner music, emcee, and lots of personal attention. They work closely with you to create the perfect wedding day, and of co…
Special Offers DJs and Entertainment
Violetta Flowers Violetta Flowers
Although she is best known for her lush California natural style, Arlene is knowledgeable in all popular design styles. Her goal is to design floral arrangements that will meet each individual client…
Real Weddings San Francisco Flowers
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
Feet First Eventertainment Feet First Eventertainment
Co-founder Kevin Cloutier says that Feet First’s goal at every wedding is to find the perfect mix of professionalism, energy and, most importantly, FUN. According to local professionals who hav…
Special Offers DJs and Entertainment
Arrowood Photography Arrowood Photography
“Photography is my passion and my life’s work. It’s what I can’t imagine not doing. I invest my time and energy into this art form and wouldn’t have it any other way.R…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Perfect Details Perfect Details
With its online catalog and Bay Area showroom, Perfect Details is a veritable wedding accessory bonanza, offering a wide range of tasteful and elegant accompaniments to your bridal ensemble. Their vas…
Special Offers Burlingame Jewelry and Gifts
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
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
Andi Hatch Photography Andi Hatch Photography
Andi Hatch has an adventurous spirit, a passion for travel, and above all, a deep faith in true love and marriage. She tells us, “I truly enjoy weddings. At the end of the wedding, I am still en…
Mill Valley Photographer
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
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
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
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
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
Cohn Frankel Photography Cohn Frankel Photography
Lauren offers convenient online proofing and print ordering, luxurious handmade albums, a DVD of high-resolution digital negatives, and a presentation during the reception of selected images from earl…
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
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
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