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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 Day Like No Other A Day Like No Other
Jutta Lammerts is one of the most organized wedding coordinators we’ve come across. Her down-to-the-minute timelines and flawless execution are among her hallmarks. Yet she’s also known fo…
Real Weddings San Mateo Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
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
Gavin Farrington Photography Gavin Farrington Photography
It’s official: Brides love Gavin Farrington. They tell us he’s the type of guy you want beside you on your wedding day because he’s so relaxed, engaging and professional. But even mo…
Alameda 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
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
Love in the Mix Love in the Mix
Looking for a DJ company that combines an encyclopedic knowledge of music with the highest quality equipment and exceptional customer service? Look no further than Love in the Mix. Dan Rosenbach and h…
Real Weddings Berkeley 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
Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management Where To Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management
One of the first things any newly engaged gal thinks when it comes to planning her upcoming wedding is, “Where To Start?” Precisely the question Gwen Helbush is there to answer. With hundr…
Special Offers Real Weddings Newark Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Lani Elizabeth Fine Design in Flowers & Events Lani Elizabeth Fine Design in Flowers & Events
Lani Elizabeth’s talents stretch from exquisite, classic English garden style to sleek modern displays; their designs can be playful and inventive or just flat-out gorgeous. The team relishes th…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Gatos Flowers
Simply Designed Simply Designed
Brides told us they adored the designs from Simply Designed and loved designer Heather Long’s ability to “get” their visions right away. Fellow professionals told us she maintains a …
Special Offers Potomac Invitations
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
The Wedding Coach, LLC The Wedding Coach, LLC
Sanford Marshall of The Wedding Coach brings a fresh and unique perspective to planning—creating a fun-filled process dedicated to maximizing the bride and groom’s individual strengths and…
Alameda Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Park Avenue Catering Park Avenue Catering
As the first Green Certified Caterer in Napa and Sonoma Counties, Park Avenue Catering is committed to providing fresh, local, farm-to-table cuisine for your wedding or special event. As a full-servic…
Real Weddings Cotati Caterer
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
Sarah E. Hyde | sHe artists | hair and makeup Sarah E. Hyde | sHe artists | hair and makeup
Sarah and her highly skilled team of artists provide hair styling, hair coloring, cutting, makeup, hair extensions, lash applications and eyebrow contouring for you and your entire wedding party. Sar…
Mill Valley Makeup and Hair
Weddings With Michael Peterson Weddings With Michael Peterson
Described as a “triple-threat” pianist,  disc jockey and emcee, Michael Peterson can go from playing a touching classical ceremony procession to bringing the house down as the MC and …
Martinez DJs and Entertainment
Tim Halberg Tim Halberg
As Tim likes to say, “I’m an adventurous photographer for playful brides and decadent weddings.” Tim has honed the unique ability to document weddings with a focus on lighting and ex…
Photographer
Amy Carr Photography Amy Carr Photography
Amy works in both documentary and traditional styles. Engagement photos, pre-ceremony, ceremony and reception coverage in any combination are available. She offers packages for digital photography or…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer