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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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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
Stephanie Secrest Photography Stephanie Secrest Photography
Stephanie Secrest says, “You know those pictures you’ve seen of a co-worker’s wedding, and she looks really stiff and all the emotions look fake and forced? Almost painful? Yea&mdash…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
AddyRose Design AddyRose Design
Described as a “feisty, fashion-forward mountain girl,” Roshel Ryan is an expert at crafting unforgettable Yosemite area weddings and elopements. She believes having a wedding in Yosemite …
Oakhurst Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Events of Distinction Events of Distinction
Designing and planning award-winning weddings that allow the couple to savor every magical moment and delicious detail, Events of Distinction exudes style and flair in all that they create, fulfilling…
Real Weddings San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
The Bartender Company The Bartender Company
What makes The Bartender Company a top-shelf service? Passion and care. You’ll be impressed with the way their creativity, flexibility and thoughtfulness combine with their serious wine, beer and …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Beverage Catering and Bartending
The Wedding Coach Ceremonies The Wedding Coach Ceremonies
With a great sense of humor and a wonderful spiritual side, Sanford Marshall—The Wedding Coach—creates ceremonies that embrace both the bride and groom’s personal interests and passi…
Alameda Officiant
Apollo Fotografie Apollo Fotografie
High-quality fine art wedding imagery meets a light-hearted, comfortable and entertaining experience with Apollo Fotografie. They’re a team of photographic artists with unforgettable personaliti…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Darcy, Documentary Weddings Darcy, Documentary Weddings
Darcy Padilla doesn’t just work in a photojournalistic style—she is an actively working photojournalist. She’s worked for both the New York Times and Washington Post. Her work has a…
Photographer
Tosca Productions Tosca Productions
Tosca and her team design and produce upscale weddings and events, incorporating each couple’s personal style and cultural traditions from around the globe, including Catholic, Jewish, Chinese,…
Special Offers Real Weddings Daly City 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
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
Iridescence Bridal Couture Iridescence Bridal Couture
Ju.Lee Collection (romantic, vintage-inspired gowns) Customizable Wedding Dresses Made-to-order Wedding Dresses Full Custom Design Service Custom Wedding Veils Evening, Cocktail, Bridesmaid, and Moth…
San Jose Wedding Dresses
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
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
An Everlasting Moment An Everlasting Moment
Through careful listening and a respect for her clients’ wishes, Mirella Riga of An Everlasting Moment produces stunning events that are set apart by their personalization and gorgeous details. …
Special Offers Pleasant Hill Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Renée Allen Photography Renée Allen Photography
Renée 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 he…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Perfect Details Perfect Details
• Wedding Hair Accessories, Tiaras, Hats and Wedding Veils • Jewelry for the Bride, Bridesmaids, and Evening • Bridal Shoes and Evening Shoes • Gloves, Shawls and Wraps • Bri…
Special Offers Burlingame Wedding Dresses
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
Love in the Mix Love in the Mix
Looking for a DJ company that combines an encyclopedic knowledge of music with the highest quality equipment and exceptional customer service? Look no further than Love in the Mix. Dan Rosenbach and h…
Real Weddings Berkeley DJs and Entertainment