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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
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
Emily Scannell Photography Emily Scannell Photography
Emily Scannell is “a firm believer in keeping things simple.” And to put it quite simply, her passion is photographing weddings. Her brides tell us she captures all the sweet details and m…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Dream A Little Dream Events Dream A Little Dream Events
Dream a Little Dream Events offers customized wedding packages ranging from full planning and design, to partial planning, to “month of” coordination. A la Carte Services include: ̶…
San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
A Beautiful Ceremony A Beautiful Ceremony
Kimberly Thompson, a Napa Valley native, uses her intuition, sensitivity and experience working with couples from all backgrounds to design personalized, non-denominational ceremonies. Want to get mar…
Napa Officiant
Sarah Marcella Photography Sarah Marcella Photography
Sarah Marcella has a unique way of capturing life, spirit, and emotion in her photographs. She is professional yet warm and fun to be around. Brides say they felt at ease with Sarah, which resulted in…
Special Offers Santa Rosa Photographer
Lani Elizabeth Fine Design in Flowers & Events Lani Elizabeth Fine Design in Flowers & Events
Lani Elizabeth’s talents stretch from exquisite, classic English garden style to sleek modern displays; their designs can be playful and inventive or just flat-out gorgeous. The team relishes th…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Gatos Flowers
Coastside Couture Coastside Couture
Coastside Couture strives to create spectacular and memorable events. Heidi and Karissa use their organizational skills, excellent communication, extensive network and creative insights to support and…
Santa Cruz: 303 Potrero St. Suite 7C; Carmel Valley: 24000 Robinson Canyon Rd. Suite C Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Julie Atwood Events Julie Atwood Events
With a background in interior design, it’s no wonder Julie Atwood provides some of the most “distinctive furnishings, textiles, lighting, decorative elements and imaginative design in the …
Real Weddings Sonoma Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Susan Adler Photography Susan Adler Photography
Susan Adler photographs weddings, engagements, portraits, and other special event photography in medium format and 35 mm film and in digital. She offers fine art albums, online proofing, images on di…
Special Offers San Rafael Photographer
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
Moderne Beauty Moderne Beauty
Moderne Beauty specializes in on-location makeup and hairstyling for weddings and special events. Monina Wright not only creates flawless, natural makeup looks and stunning hairstyles, but she’s…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Makeup and Hair
Stark and Co Catering Stark and Co Catering
Stark & Co Catering brings the cuisine of James Beard Award semifinalist chef Mark Stark’s five award-winning restaurants to your special event. From the lobster rolls and ceviches of Willi&…
Santa Rosa Caterer
Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering
Full-service off-site or on-site catering. Event Concierge Service, including location and vendor sourcing. Menu packages range from $22 to $48 per person. A la carte services available. Cocktails an…
Monterey Caterer
Marcel and Meher Photography Marcel and Meher Photography
Marcel and Meher Photography is a boutique wedding photography studio with a style often described as a blend of wedding photojournalism and fine-art photography. Their passion for artistic imagery e…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Janae Shields Photography Janae Shields Photography
Janae believes your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life and so approaches each wedding with a sense of fun and a lively perspective. She captures each couple’s particular style and …
Special Offers 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 traditio…
Martinez DJs and Entertainment
Weddings With Michael Peterson Weddings With Michael Peterson
Described as a “triple-threat” pianist,  disc jockey and emcee, Michael Peterson can go from playing a touching classical ceremony procession to bringing the house down as the MC and …
Special Offers Martinez DJs and Entertainment
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
I DO! Wedding and Event Design by Julie Nunn Event Design I DO! Wedding and Event Design by Julie Nunn Event Design
Elegant. Stylish. Glamorous. Sparkling. Unprecedented. These are just a few of the ways people describe events planned by Julie Nunn, founder of I DO! Wedding & Event Design. As the second oldest …
Real Weddings San Francisco - Los Angeles - Chicago Coordinator / Wedding Planner