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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
Featured Wedding Service
Featured Wedding Service: Sasha Photography

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
Montclair Baking Montclair Baking
Montclair Baking provides cake tasting, consultation, floral arrangement, delivery and setup. Custom cakes are available in a range of flavors and sizes. In addition, they are known for their dessert…
Oakland Cakes
San Francisco Wedding Officiant San Francisco Wedding Officiant
Ceremony selection includes contemporary non-religious civil ceremonies, non-denominational ceremonies, or personalized wedding ceremonies designed around your beliefs and desires. Intimate weddings …
Special Offers San Francisco Officiant
Tosca Productions Tosca Productions
Tosca and her team design and produce upscale weddings and events, incorporating each couple’s personal style and cultural traditions from around the globe, including Catholic, Jewish, Chinese,…
Special Offers Real Weddings Daly City 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
Vanda Floral Design Vanda Floral Design
Owner Bryce Loutsch has floral design in his blood—his first job was working at his parents’ floral shop! This Wine Country local opened Vanda Floral Design in 2003 to offer unique, high-…
Petaluma Flowers
Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes
Edith Meyer is happy to create individual cakes for each table or guest, or a special dessert presentation with a multitude of tiny treasures. Memorable cake flavors include key lime with toasted …
Real Weddings Santa Cruz/Carmel Cakes
Sasha Photography Sasha Photography
Always trying to push his camera to new limits, Sasha’s bold and vibrant images make it clear: this is wedding photography for rockstar couples. Sasha’s images are modern, bright, artistic…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
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
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
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
Moderne Beauty Moderne Beauty
Moderne Beauty specializes in on-location makeup and hairstyling for weddings and special events. Monina Wright not only creates flawless, natural makeup looks and stunning hairstyles, but she’s…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Jose Makeup and Hair
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
Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer Patricia Gibbons, Floral Designer
For over 27 years Pat Gibbons has been bringing her artistry to the world of flowers, mixing color, texture and the highest quality flowers in her designs. She’s been told she has the best eye f…
Special Offers Real Weddings El Cerrito Flowers
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
Fleurs de France Fleurs de France
Fleurs de France has a very lush European romantic style. Designer Jessica Switala’s creations are abundant, natural and uncontrived combinations ranging from delicate and very subtle to extrem…
Real Weddings Sonoma/Napa Flowers
Premier Catering Premier Catering
Premier Catering knows what makes an event special. Besides being recognized for their impressive presentations and delicious food, Premier Catering is notable for their ability to handle any situati…
San Francisco Caterer
Stephanie Secrest Photography Stephanie Secrest Photography
Stephanie Secrest says, “You know those pictures you’ve seen of a co-worker’s wedding, and she looks really stiff and all the emotions look fake and forced? Almost painful? Yea&mdash…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
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
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
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