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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
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
HD Video Memories & Photography HD Video Memories & Photography
When you book HD Video Memories & Photography for your wedding, you’ll be getting two photographers to capture your day: Larisa Marr and V. Haldeman. With two photographers, you can rest ass…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Photographer
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
High Mountain Weddings High Mountain Weddings
High Mountain Weddings offers a stress-free, all-inclusive outdoor wedding package in the beautiful and scenic Lake Tahoe area. Whether it’s a summer lakefront wedding or a snowy winter celebrat…
Special Offers Real Weddings South Lake Tahoe Elopement Packages
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
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
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
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
Lumitone Lumitone
Lumitone specializes in same-day, instant-edit films in HD. They also specialize in 3D “growing up” slideshows to be presented at your event. Their unique team and equipment allows them to…
Special Offers Videographer
Harpist Krista Strader Harpist Krista Strader
Krista is highly experienced and professional (with over 1000 performances in her career), yet personal. Her wide range of musical styles includes classical, jazz, Celtic, alternative rock, and sacre…
San Francisco Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
Rev. Ray Capper Rev. Ray Capper
Reverend Ray Capper offers three client meetings prior to the wedding and then he designs a service that’s personalized for the couple. He assists in writing the vows and also offers optional p…
Corte Madera Officiant
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
Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management
One of the first things any newly engaged gal thinks when it comes to planning her upcoming wedding is, “Where To Start?” Precisely the question Gwen Helbush is there to answer. With hundr…
Special Offers Real Weddings Newark Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Exclusively Weddings Exclusively Weddings
Exclusively Weddings provides brides with a one-stop shop for a variety of wedding needs, from wedding invitations and favors, to ceremony and reception items, and even honeymoon accessories! With the…
Special Offers Real Weddings Greensboro Favors
flaunt Makeup Artistry flaunt Makeup Artistry
Whether in-studio or on-location, fLAUNT Makeup Artistry’s mission remains the same: to give their clients an amazing makeup look on the outside, and a whole new confidence on the inside. fLAUNT…
Special Offers Santa Rosa Makeup and Hair
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
Deborah Coleman Photography Deborah Coleman Photography
With Deborah Coleman you receive a true photojournalist who documents your wedding day. Deborah conveys the best of your event, expertly using light, camera angles, and subsequent post-production work…
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
Gavin Farrington Photography Gavin Farrington Photography
It’s official: Brides love Gavin Farrington. They tell us he’s the type of guy you want beside you on your wedding day because he’s so relaxed, engaging and professional. But even mo…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
Liberty Diamonds Liberty Diamonds
Family owned and operated since 1982, Liberty Diamonds prides themselves on their vast knowledge of diamonds and gemstones and personalized, friendly service. With their knowledgeable gemologists, ski…
Special Offers Real Weddings Irvine Jewelry and Gifts