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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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Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
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
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
A Beautiful Ceremony A Beautiful Ceremony
Kimberly Thompson, a Napa Valley native, uses her intuition, sensitivity and experience working with couples from all backgrounds to design personalized, non-denominational ceremonies. Want to get mar…
Napa Officiant
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…
Real Weddings Alameda Photographer
Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair
Wowpretty’s 17 professionally trained and licensed stylists all have at least 10 years’ experience with airbrush technique. They love using their talents to bring out each bride’s un…
Special Offers Real Weddings Burlingame Makeup and Hair
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
Perfect Details Perfect Details
• Wedding Hair Accessories, Tiaras, Hats and Wedding Veils • Jewelry for the Bride, Bridesmaids, and Evening • Bridal Shoes and Evening Shoes • Gloves, Shawls and Wraps • Bri…
Special Offers Burlingame Wedding Dresses
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
flaunt Makeup Artistry flaunt Makeup Artistry
Whether in-studio or on-location, fLAUNT Makeup Artistry’s mission remains the same: to give their clients an amazing makeup look on the outside, and a whole new confidence on the inside. fLAUNT…
Special Offers Santa Rosa Makeup and Hair
Sidepocket Sidepocket
Sidepocket is a full-service wedding band, which means they do it all: dinner music, emcee, and lots of personal attention. They work closely with you to create the perfect wedding day, and of co…
Special Offers DJs and Entertainment
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
Lexie Lazear Designs Lexie Lazear Designs
There isn’t a makeup look or hairstyle outside of Lexie Lazear’s capabilities. She specializes in classic, glamorous bridal makeup, excels in vintage and “retro-romantic” desig…
Special Offers Real Weddings Oakland Makeup and Hair
The Flower House The Flower House
Whether you are toting a scrapbook bursting with explicit ideas about everything from the bridal bouquet to the boutonnieres, or you just have a few preliminary thoughts about color, The Flower House …
Real Weddings Flowers
Goodtime DJs and Karaoke Goodtime DJs and Karaoke
Mark and his staff provide full disc jockey and master of ceremony services, as well as assistance with reception planning. Karaoke and a singer are available, and if they don’t already have the…
Special Offers SF Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
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
Hartnell Hartnell
Wedding Dresses Mother of the Bride Dresses Veils, Wedding Jewelry and Accessories In-house Alterations Appointments strongly recommended. General hours: Monday–Friday: 10–5 Saturday: 1&n…
Santa Monica Wedding Dresses
Coastside Couture Coastside Couture
Coastside Couture strives to create spectacular and memorable events. Heidi and Karissa use their organizational skills, excellent communication, extensive network and creative insights to support and…
Santa Cruz: 303 Potrero St. Suite 7C; Carmel Valley: 24000 Robinson Canyon Rd. Suite C 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 …
Real Weddings Sonoma Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Petalworks Petalworks
As a full service floral design and event styling company, Petalworks creates stunning wedding floral arrangements while also assisting brides in the selection of their rentals, linens, paper goods, a…
Real Weddings Studios in Redwood City and Santa Rosa Flowers
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