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…
Napa Cakes
Kate Whelan Events Kate Whelan Events
According to her brides, Kate Whelan is an incredibly organized “creative genius,” bursting with “amazing style and seemingly endless knowledge of all things wedding.” We could…
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 …
Sonoma Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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…
Vallejo DJs and Entertainment
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 …
Watsonville / Monterey Bay Cakes
Magical Lighting Magical Lighting
The team at Magical Lighting understands not only the technical side of special event lighting, but also the psychology behind it. Light and color affect mood and emotion, and can transform your weddi…
Hayward Lighting
Melons Catering and Events Melons Catering and Events
With their full-service approach to catering, Melons is able to coordinate every aspect of your special event. They’re known for their innovation, and the excellence of both their globally-inspi…
S. San Francisco Caterer
Jesse Leake Photography Jesse Leake Photography
Jesse Leake works in a photojournalistic style. We heard his work described as fresh, edgy, creative, fun, young, beautiful, warm and innovative but one word in particular came up over and over: amazi…
San Francisco Photographer
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…
Oakland's Sequoyah Hills Photographer
Manali Anne Photography Manali Anne Photography
Manali’s strength lies in capturing candids. She makes people feel so comfortable that they almost forget there’s a camera in the room, and feel free to express who they truly are. Her ima…
Oakland / San Francisco Photographer
Cinematt Cinematt
Through creative filmmaking techniques and taking the time to truly get to know their couples, Cinematt puts together passionate and authentic wedding films that capture all the details and emotions o…
San Francisco Videographer
Hannah Smith Events Hannah Smith Events
Hannah Smith Events’ goal is to ensure a flawless event that is authentic to your own personal style. They firmly believe that planning a wedding should be a fun experience—and encourage you t…
Napa | Sonoma | San Diego Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Dreamcatcher Artistry Dreamcatcher Artistry
Dreamcatcher Artistry is an on-location wedding beauty “dream team” consisting of professional makeup artists and hairstylists. Leah and her team of experienced and diverse artists have th…
San Francisco and Santa Barbara Makeup and Hair
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
With an eye toward the latest trends in invitation design, events, and fashion, Abbey Malcolm translates the wishes and style of her clients into chic, impeccably designed wedding stationery. She puts…
West Deptford Invitations
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…
San Francisco Photographer
Ju.Lee Collection Ju.Lee Collection
From unique, gorgeous lace wedding dresses to beach bridal gowns, Ju.Lee Collection mixes vintage-inspired designs with elegant silhouettes. Their one-of-a-kind gowns are perfect for bold, untradition…
San Jose Wedding Dresses and Accessories
SnapFiesta Photobooth, Flipbooks & Slow Motion Studio SnapFiesta Photobooth, Flipbooks & Slow Motion Studio
SnapFiesta isn’t your typical wedding photo booth. Their “open-set studio” is portable and can be custom fit for your wedding venue. Reminiscent of a professional photography set, th…
San Francisco | Los Angeles | Austin | DC Photo Booth
CaterMarin, Inc. CaterMarin, Inc.
CaterMarin’s cuisine is “fresh, creative Californian” with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients. They are a full-service catering and event coordination company combining fab…
San Rafael Caterer
Events of Distinction Events of Distinction
An award-winning wedding designer and author of a groundbreaking book on wedding planning, Joyce Scardina Becker uses over 25 years of nuptial experience to help couples create amazing celebrations. …
San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Elite Entertainment Elite Entertainment
All Elite Entertainment DJs not only provide music for your special day, but also act as your Master of Ceremonies and Event Director. Ceremony packages including a portable second system with wireles…
San Jose DJs and Entertainment