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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
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
Alan Waltz Entertainment Alan Waltz Entertainment
Alan Waltz Entertainment is a small boutique-type disc jockey company that specializes in customer service: Alan’s goal for your entertainment is to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere based on y…
Special Offers San Jose DJs and Entertainment
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
Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer
For over 27 years Pat Gibbons has been bringing her artistry to the world of flowers, mixing color, texture and the highest quality flowers in her designs. She’s been told she has the best eye f…
Special Offers Real Weddings El Cerrito Flowers
Epiphany, a divine bridal boutique Epiphany, a divine bridal boutique
Epiphany has a juicy selection of the latest wedding dresses by designers like Watters Bride, Justin Alexander, Martina Liana, Sue Wong and more. At this full-service bridal shop, you’ll also di…
Special Offers Carmel Wedding Dresses
Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar
Eric 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 classical repe…
Real Weddings Santa Cruz DJs and Entertainment
High Mountain Weddings High Mountain Weddings
High Mountain Weddings offers officiant services for outdoor weddings in the beautiful and scenic Lake Tahoe area. Rev. Josh Denniston and his team of high-quality ministers provide both religious and…
Special Offers South Lake Tahoe Officiant
Justin Fone Productions Justin Fone Productions
Justin Fone Productions coverage options include 35mm film, 16mm film, Super 8mm film, and High-Definition. Final product is delivered on Blu-ray, DVD, or online. Justin Fone Productions welcomes assi…
Real Weddings San Francisco Videographer
Botanica Floral & Event Design Vintage Rentals Botanica Floral & Event Design Vintage Rentals
In addition to offering exquisite, custom-tailored floral arrangements, Botanica Floral & Event Design also offers vintage wedding rentals and distinctive accessories. Whether you’re having …
Special Offers Sacramento Party Rentals and Linens
Little Blue Box Weddings Little Blue Box Weddings
Little Blue Box Weddings is an award-winning wedding planning firm with a signature wedding style that is best described as “understated elegance, with a decidedly modern twist.” Located in downto…
Special Offers Real Weddings Napa Coordinator / Wedding Planner
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental offers a diverse array of exquisite linens and table toppers for your wedding. Whether your style is elegant, traditional, contemporary, or even a little eccentric, La Tavo…
Real Weddings Napa Party Rentals and Linens
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
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that—according to their brides—have amazing chemistry and are the perfect complement to both each other, and the wedding day. They understand t…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Verducci Event Productions Verducci Event Productions
Verducci Event Productions is home to Snapture! Photobooths. Custom-built exclusively for weddings, they fit anywhere from 3-12 guests and take 4 photos per strip with the simple push of a button. An …
Special Offers Berkeley Photo Booth
Octavia Hunter Photography Octavia Hunter Photography
San Francisco fine art wedding photographer Octavia Hunter says, “Each time I photograph a wedding I form life long connections to my clients. My work is a combination of honest art, inspired ph…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency
Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency is composed of 17 professional stylists. Led by Jira, founder of Wowpretty, the staff consists of 9 Master Stylists, and 8 Senior Stylists. The stylists are all profes…
Special Offers Real Weddings Burlingame Makeup and Hair
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
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
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
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