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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
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 Real Weddings Watsonville / Monterey Bay Cakes
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
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
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
The Wedding Coach Ceremonies The Wedding Coach Ceremonies
With a great sense of humor and a wonderful spiritual side, Sanford Marshall—The Wedding Coach—creates ceremonies that embrace both the bride and groom’s personal interests and passi…
Alameda Officiant
A Touch of Grace A Touch of Grace
A Touch of Grace will take all your different ideas and details and seamlessly weave them into the wedding you’ve always wanted—creating the atmosphere and ambiance you desire, all within …
Real Weddings Walnut Creek Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Junshien International Photographers Junshien International Photographers
We heard over and over that Junshien International Photographers are both super-talented and a wonderful, easy team to work with. Fellow wedding vendors had incredibly high praise for Junshien and his…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Aqua Terra Culinary Aqua Terra Culinary
Local, seasonal, sustainable and farm-to-table. Words that perfectly describe AQUA TERRA Culinary’s responsibly sourced, high-quality ingredients. You won’t find run-of-the-mill wedding fo…
Pacific Grove Caterer
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
Ashley Wexler Photography Ashley Wexler Photography
Ashley Wexler’s images are a little rustic, a little romantic, consistently creative, and always genuine. Her “secret sauce” is that she befriends her couples—getting to know t…
Real Weddings Sonoma Photographer
Il Fornaio Catering, Northern California Il Fornaio Catering, Northern California
If you’ve been to an Il Fornaio restaurant, you know they specialize in fresh, delicious, beautifully presented, authentic Italian cuisine. And the great news is that you can have that fabulousn…
Special Offers Multiple locations Caterer
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
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
Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar
Eric specializes in the performance of Spanish flamenco and classical guitar music throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Clients often choose the elegance of Eric’s classical repe…
Real Weddings Santa Cruz DJs and Entertainment
WedSafe Wedding Insurance WedSafe Wedding Insurance
WedSafe® offers two wedding insurance products that can be purchased individually or as a package to help provide security and protect your wedding:Wedding Event Cancellation / Postponement Plus I…
Real Weddings Jericho Wedding Insurance
Greg Slick Photography Greg Slick Photography
Greg Slick’s work has an artistic edge—a vintage, retro feel in a fresh and modern way. He blends “old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technologies” to produce this uniqu…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sausalito Photographer
Verducci Event Productions Verducci Event Productions
Verducci Event Productions is home to Snapture! Photobooths. Custom-built exclusively for weddings, they fit anywhere from 3-12 guests and take 4 photos per strip with the simple push of a button. An …
Special Offers Berkeley Photo Booth
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
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
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