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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
Melons Catering and Events Melons Catering and Events
Full service catering and event production. Custom event design and globally-inspired cuisine.
S. San Francisco Caterer
Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates
If you’ve visited Trufflehound’s shop in Ventura, you know about these exquisite handmade, small-batch truffles and chocolates made with the finest ingredients, by passionate chocolate lov…
Ventura Favors
HD Video Memories & Photography HD Video Memories & Photography
When you book HD Video Memories & Photography for your wedding, you’ll be getting two photographers to capture your day: Larisa Marr and V. Haldeman. With two photographers, you can rest ass…
Special Offers San Jose Photographer
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
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
Stark and Co Catering Stark and Co Catering
Stark & Co Catering brings the cuisine of James Beard Award semifinalist chef Mark Stark’s five award-winning restaurants to your special event. From the lobster rolls and ceviches of Willi&…
Santa Rosa Caterer
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
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
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
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
Rudolfi Music Agency Rudolfi Music Agency
This full-service music booking agency will find you a great Dance Band, elegant Classical Performers, DJ’s, World Music, and more. Dance Bands: Preview many local ‘name’ groups&m…
San Francisco 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
AddyRose Design AddyRose Design
Described as a “feisty, fashion-forward mountain girl,” Roshel Ryan is an expert at crafting unforgettable Yosemite area weddings and elopements. She believes having a wedding in Yosemite …
Oakhurst Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Sarah Marcella Photography Sarah Marcella Photography
Sarah Marcella has a unique way of capturing life, spirit, and emotion in her photographs. She is professional yet warm and fun to be around. Brides say they felt at ease with Sarah, which resulted in…
Special Offers Santa Rosa Photographer
Thomas Hughes Films Thomas Hughes Films
“When Courtney Cox and David Arquette hired Thomas Hughes Films to videotape their wedding, it was a real turning point for our company,” Thomas Hughes recalls. “When such a discern…
Special Offers San Francisco Videographer
Carl Mindling - Bay Area DJ & MC Carl Mindling - Bay Area DJ & MC
DJ and Master of Ceremonies Carl Mindling says it best: “You can trust me with the mic.” And his brides back this statement up, telling us that Carl runs a seamless reception. He’s d…
Real Weddings Los Gatos DJs and Entertainment
Liberty Diamonds Liberty Diamonds
Family owned and operated since 1982, Liberty Diamonds prides themselves on their vast knowledge of diamonds and gemstones and personalized, friendly service. With their knowledgeable gemologists, ski…
Special Offers Real Weddings Irvine Jewelry and Gifts
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
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
Floralisa Floralisa
Floralisa provides gorgeously designed yet affordable flowers that will enhance the look of any celebration. Owner Lisa Brown specializes in matching her client’s style and vision. Whether it…
Special Offers Real Weddings East Bay Flowers