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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: 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, uns…
Special Offers Real Weddings Berkeley Cakes
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
Melons Catering and Events Melons Catering and Events
With their full-service approach to catering, Melons is able to coordinate every aspect of your special event. They’re known for their innovation, and the excellence of both their globally-inspi…
S. San Francisco Caterer
Julie Atwood Events Julie Atwood Events
With a background in interior design, it’s no wonder Julie Atwood provides some of the most “distinctive furnishings, textiles, lighting, decorative elements and imaginative design in the …
Real Weddings Sonoma Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that capture natural and candid moments, enabling their couples to relive their wedding day emotions time and time again. They truly understand the importa…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
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
I DO! Julie Nunn Event Design I DO! Julie Nunn Event Design
Julie Nunn has a clear approach to wedding planning—and it revolves around getting to know her couples: “We take time to learn about you, your life, your thoughts and vision. We use this …
San Francisco | Los Angeles | Chicago Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Melinda Le’ Photography Melinda Le’ Photography
San Francisco native Melinda Rodriguez is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things vintage, and a total people-person. With a fun and witty approach, Melinda establishes trust with her clients right f…
San Francisco Photographer
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
Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design Triple Twist Makeup & Hair Design
Whether it is at your home, on-location at your wedding venue, or at their Union Square studio, Triple Twist gives you the freedom to choose when and where you would like to get ready on your wedding …
Special Offers San Francisco Makeup and Hair
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
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 and Accessories
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
Nancy Liu Chin Design Nancy Liu Chin Design
Nancy Liu Chin is one of the brightest stars in the wedding floral design industry; she provides legendary customer service and exceptionally designed flowers for weddings and special events, with a f…
Real Weddings San Francisco Flowers
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
Kay Wolff Design Kay Wolff Design
Kay not only loves flowers, but all things botanical—using elements from blooms and branches to foliage and even stones to create arrangements that express your style and make a statement. Kay …
Berkeley Flowers
All Ears DJ All Ears DJ
All Ears DJ gets it. You don’t want a cheesy wedding DJ in a ruffled tuxedo playing the Chicken Dance at your reception! The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. All Ears DJ w…
Special Offers San Francisco DJs and Entertainment
Rikki Ward Photography Rikki Ward Photography
Rikki’s brides tell us that of all their wedding photos, none of the images felt “posed” or “contrived.” Rikki Ward knows how to capture the essence of the moment and the…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
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