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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
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
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…
Real Weddings Napa Caterer
MB Wedding Design and Events MB Wedding Design and Events
MB Wedding Design and Events does more than just coordination; they truly design the entire event. As one industry professional notes, MB Weddings delivers “jaw dropping designs every time.̶…
Real Weddings San Francisco (and Hawaii) Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Mike Danen Photography & Cinema Mike Danen Photography & Cinema
With the talent and artistic eye for capturing unscripted, unforgettable moments, Mike Danen brings a fresh, artistic sensibility to wedding photography. He joyfully documents some of the most beautif…
Special Offers San Francisco & Monterey Photographer
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
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
With an eye toward the latest trends in invitation design, events, and fashion, Abbey Malcolm translates the wishes and style of her clients into chic, impeccably designed wedding stationery. She puts…
West Deptford Invitations
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
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
Montclair Baking Montclair Baking
Montclair Baking provides cake tasting, consultation, floral arrangement, delivery and setup. Custom cakes are available in a range of flavors and sizes. In addition, they are known for their dessert…
Oakland Cakes
De Young Flowers De Young Flowers
De Young Floral Events specializes in composing graceful and contemporary floral designs while still tailoring them to your vision, color palette and budget—blending your specifications with th…
Real Weddings Campbell Flowers
Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers Perfect Circle Photography with Curtis Myers
There is only one chance to document your wedding day and Curtis Myers embraces this responsibility as a huge honor. He will work closely with you to ensure your photos are relaxed, natural and a clea…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Sutherland Entertainment - Music And More For Private Events Sutherland Entertainment - Music And More For Private Events
With Spencer Sutherland, you no longer have to choose between the romantic ambience of a live guitarist and the party atmosphere of a rockin’ DJ/MC. Described by his brides as the “whole p…
Special Offers Real Weddings Vallejo DJs and Entertainment
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
WedSafe Wedding Insurance WedSafe Wedding Insurance
WedSafe® offers two wedding insurance products that can be purchased individually or as a package to help provide security and protect your wedding:Wedding Event Cancellation / Postponement Plus I…
Real Weddings Jericho Wedding Insurance
Mandy Scott Flowers Mandy Scott Flowers
Mandy Scott’s inherent gift with flowers, art and interior design all converge in her breathtaking and vibrant floral designs, which have attracted a celebrity clientele—from movie stars t…
Real Weddings San Francisco Flowers
Sweet on Cake Sweet on Cake
Best known for her jaw-droppingly realistic sculpted cakes, Amber McKenney never fails to impress with her mouthwatering recipes and impeccable design skills. “If you can dream it up, I can make…
Real Weddings Napa Cakes
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
IQvideography IQvideography
IQvideography captures not only the pivotal moments of your wedding day, but also the subtle elements—the emotions, the atmosphere, the joy, and the tears—to deliver a fuller picture of yo…
Daly City Videographer
Impact Lighting and Production Impact Lighting and Production
Nothing creates impact like lighting. A dramatic sunset on the horizon, soft light streaming through a forest canopy, a dynamic dance floor environment…all examples of how light can create the feeli…
Special Offers Real Weddings Richmond Lighting