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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
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 …
Special Offers Real Weddings Walnut Creek Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Merrily Wed® Merrily Wed®
Merrily Rocco has an incredible eye for detail, panache for design, and years of experience in the service industry—thus giving her a well-rounded approach to the art of wedding planning. But be…
Real Weddings Tahoe City Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Feet First Eventertainment Feet First Eventertainment
Co-founder Kevin Cloutier says that Feet First’s goal at every wedding is to find the perfect mix of professionalism, energy and, most importantly, FUN. According to local professionals who hav…
Special Offers DJs and Entertainment
KI Photography KI Photography
Kristian Iskandar uses a mostly candid, photojournalistic approach to capture moments as they happen—paying close attention to all the photographic and emotional details to ensure you can alway…
Santa Clara Photographer
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
Amazáe Events Amazáe Events
Amazáe Events brings creative vision to life with gorgeous design, professional planning, and flawless execution. With nearly a decade of experience, Amazáe fashions elegant events that …
Real Weddings San Jose Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Mandy Scott Events Mandy Scott Events
With a rich background as an award-winning floral designer, and a personal interest in art, interior design, and world travel, Mandy Scott brings an incredibly creative eye and artistic perspective to…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Janene’s Bridal Boutique Janene’s Bridal Boutique
Wedding Dresses Alterations Custom Wedding Dress Design Wedding accessories, including belts/sahses, shoes, handbags, veils and headpieces and jackets Custom Wedding Jewelry Design
Alameda Wedding Dresses
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
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 Watsonville / Monterey Bay Favors
Creative Lighting Design Creative Lighting Design
Think incredible wedding lighting is out of your reach? Then you haven’t met Jimmy Duhig of Creative Lighting Design! This full-service, boutique lighting company undertakes a limited number of …
Napa Lighting
Seasonal Celebrations Seasonal Celebrations
Laurie Keit of Seasonal Celebrations truly cares about bringing her clients’ visions to fruition (from rustic to extravagant) while staying on budget—creatively drawing on her deep knowled…
Special Offers Real Weddings Belmont Flowers
Paper Stories Paper Stories
Inspired by bold colors, vintage imagery, pop culture, nature, and a good sense of humor, Kelly Horvath of Paper Stories handcrafts an eclectic line of flat printed and letterpress stationery. Using 1…
Chicagoland Invitations
Instead of You! Coordination and Design Instead of You! Coordination and Design
Full service event coordination, gorgeous design, and a big pinch of magic dust make weddings planned by Maxine Andrew very special.
Special Offers Coordinator / Wedding Planner
YJM Photography YJM Photography
YJM Photography’s unobtrusive style combines photojournalistic techniques that capture the spontaneity of the moment along with traditional posing. YJM’s wedding photographs and albums tel…
Special Offers Oakland's Sequoyah Hills Photographer
designHERimage Makeup and Hair Artistry Bay Area California designHERimage Makeup and Hair Artistry Bay Area California
Tiffany believes that the key to glowing bridal makeup is enhancing your best features with sheer washes of tones and colors, rather than caking on layers of foundation! Using an airbrush to achieve t…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Makeup and Hair
Kate Whelan Events Kate Whelan Events
According to her brides, Kate Whelan Miller is an incredibly organized “creative genius,” bursting with “amazing style and seemingly endless knowledge of all things wedding.” W…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sacramento Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
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