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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
Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar
Eric Jarmie 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 classic…
Real Weddings Santa Cruz DJs and Entertainment
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
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
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
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
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
Big Day Service Big Day Service
Celia Yu of Big Day Service has a clear mission: To give you the wedding you’ve always envisioned with as little stress as possible. She intently listens to her couples and tailors each detail t…
Special Offers San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Everything But The Wedding Dress Everything But The Wedding Dress
Everything But The Wedding Dress isn’t just a clever nameā€¦it’s literally a one-stop-shop for ALL your wedding accessory needs. And we’re not just talking gorgeous veils, garters an…
Special Offers Saratoga Jewelry and Gifts
Erin Beach Photography Erin Beach Photography
Erin Beach offers true photojournalistic style as a wedding photographer—indeed, she worked for about a decade in news before turning her attention to weddings.As a photojournalist, Erin’s…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Glass Slipper Gourmet Glass Slipper Gourmet
Using only the highest quality ingredients in small batch production, Chef Kelly O’Brien will work with you to create a custom-designed wedding cake with a wide variety of unique flavor offering…
Martinez Cakes
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
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 Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Love in the Mix Love in the Mix
Looking for a lighting company that combines the highest quality equipment and exceptional customer service? Look no further than Love in the Mix. With high-end comprehensive lighting, all computer-co…
Real Weddings Berkeley Lighting
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
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
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
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
A Touch of Grace A Touch of Grace
A Touch of Grace will take all your different ideas and details and seamlessly weave them into the wedding you’ve always wanted—creating the atmosphere and ambiance you desire, all within …
Real Weddings Walnut Creek Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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