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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
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
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
Botanica Floral and Event Design Botanica Floral and Event Design
Audrey Chaney uses her intuition, great sense of style, and attention to detail to pick up on the vision of her brides and deliver exquisite floral arrangements perfectly tailored to meet their needs.…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sacramento Flowers
Vibrant Events Vibrant Events
Vibrant Events is a chic event planning service specializing in green weddings, eco-events, and environmentally-friendly practices. With an MBA in Sustainable Management, founder Corina Beczner comes …
Special Offers Oakland Coordinator / Wedding Planner
LucieXYZ Photography LucieXYZ Photography
Partners in life and business, Lucie and Sam Silveira created LucieXYZ Photography to be the kind of photography company that they would want if they were to get married again—that is, photogra…
Real Weddings Kanoehe Photographer
Enhanced Lighting Enhanced Lighting
Enhanced Lighting provides stunning and innovative lighting design, lush fabric drapery, and state of the art audio/visual support along with their technical expertise. Their extensive experience incl…
South San Francisco Lighting
Jasmine Wang Photography Jasmine Wang Photography
Adventurous, well-travelled, bilingual in Chinese, semi-fluent in French and Italian, formally trained in music, dance, painting and photography, Jasmine Wang brings a lot of multicultural awareness …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy
After finishing college with a degree in computer science, Jacques Oskanian devised an Armenian computer font that could be used by his church for various fliers. As a favor, he started designing wedd…
Real Weddings San Francisco Invitations
Hartnell Hartnell
Wedding Dresses Mother of the Bride Dresses Veils, Wedding Jewelry and Accessories In-house Alterations Appointments strongly recommended. General hours: Monday–Friday: 10–5 Saturday: 1&n…
Santa Monica Wedding Dresses
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
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
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
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
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
Renee Allen Photography Renee Allen Photography
Renee 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 her discr…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Emily Scannell Photography Emily Scannell Photography
Emily Scannell is “a firm believer in keeping things simple.” And to put it quite simply, her passion is photographing weddings. Her brides tell us she captures all the sweet details and m…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
CaterMarin, Inc. CaterMarin, Inc.
Catering and full-service event coordination, including location scouting, rentals, entertainment, lodging for out-of-town guests, etc. Staff available to assist with questions and concerns at all ti…
San Rafael Caterer
California Rose Catering, Inc. California Rose Catering, Inc.
California Rose takes a boutique approach to catering: they typically handle one event per day, enabling them to give you their full attention. Rose and Dov work every event and take customer service…
Berkeley 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
Octavia Hunter Photography Octavia Hunter Photography
San Francisco fine art wedding photographer Octavia Hunter says, “Each time I photograph a wedding I form life long connections to my clients. My work is a combination of honest art, inspired ph…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer