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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
Don Mulford, Ordained Minister Don Mulford, Ordained Minister
Don seeks to closely connect with each couple, enabling him to bring out the uniqueness of their personalities and relationship at the ceremony. He taps into the shared delight of the family and guest…
Peninsula Officiant
Vibrant Events Vibrant Events
Vibrant Events is a chic event planning service specializing in green weddings, eco-events, and environmentally-friendly practices. With an MBA in Sustainable Management, founder Corina Beczner comes …
Special Offers Oakland Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pretty Please Bakeshop Pretty Please Bakeshop
Pretty Please Bakeshop believes that two things are indispensable to a successful wedding cake: one, it must truly taste as fabulous as it looks, and two, it shouldn’t cost a small fortune! Bake…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Cakes
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…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Rosemarie Lion Photography Rosemarie Lion Photography
There is a simple joy, a certain sweetness in their work. Anyone who has hired Rose and Gerard Lion raves about their photography. With their European roots and background in photojournalism, Rose and…
Special Offers Photographer
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
Enhanced Lighting Enhanced Lighting
Enhanced Lighting provides stunning and innovative lighting design, lush fabric drapery, and state of the art audio/visual support along with their technical expertise. Their extensive experience incl…
South San Francisco Lighting
Laurel Designs Laurel Designs
Floral design and complete event decor and planning services. Chuppahs, pedestals, and specialty vases and fabrics available for rent. European, garden-style florals. Laurel Designs specializes in a …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Flowers
Napa Valley Custom Events Napa Valley Custom Events
Napa Valley Custom Events is an event planning company specializing in elegant Wine Country weddings. Founder Sharon Burns is a Napa Valley native with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality i…
Real Weddings Napa Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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 …
Special Offers Martinez DJs and Entertainment
Instead of You! Coordination and Design Instead of You! Coordination and Design
Full service event coordination, gorgeous design, and a big pinch of magic dust make weddings planned by Maxine Andrew very special.
Special Offers Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Events of Distinction Events of Distinction
Designing and planning award-winning weddings that allow the couple to savor every magical moment and delicious detail, Events of Distinction exudes style and flair in all that they create, fulfilling…
Real Weddings San Francisco & Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
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