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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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Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
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
Montclair Baking Montclair Baking
Montclair Baking provides gorgeous wedding cake design, cake tasting, consultation, floral arrangement, delivery and setup. Custom cakes are available in a range of flavors and sizes. In addition, the…
Oakland Cakes
MB Wedding Design and Events MB Wedding Design and Events
MB Wedding Design and Events does more than just coordination; they truly design the entire event. As one industry professional notes, MB Weddings delivers “jaw dropping designs every time.̶…
Real Weddings San Francisco (and Hawaii) Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Ingela Floral Design Ingela Floral Design
Ingela Ruschin describes her style as “natural, opulent and bold with a European flair.” She combines the highest quality flowers with fruits, vegetables, grasses and branches in innovativ…
Real Weddings Campbell Flowers
Impact Lighting and Production Impact Lighting and Production
Nothing creates impact like lighting. A dramatic sunset on the horizon, soft light streaming through a forest canopy, a dynamic dance floor environment…all examples of how light can create the feeli…
Special Offers Real Weddings Richmond Lighting
W Photography W Photography
Ricky Wong approaches shooting weddings as if he were the invisible third wheel on an amazing date between the bride and groom. He’ll encourage you to relax, have fun, and be yourselves while he…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Everything But The Wedding Dress Everything But The Wedding Dress
Everything But The Wedding Dress isn’t just a clever name…it’s literally a one-stop-shop for ALL your wedding accessory needs. And we’re not just talking gorgeous veils, garters an…
Special Offers Saratoga Favors
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
Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Paper Divas
Part of Wedding Paper Divas flair comes from the stationery itself. Each piece starts with an expert designer who works exclusively with the site to craft ingenious designs that vary in style from ado…
Real Weddings Mountain View Invitations
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema
Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema is a full service portrait and wedding studio located in the SOMA district of San Francisco. With over 20 years of professional experience, Kevin wins the confidence of…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Abel Soria Photography Abel Soria Photography
While working swiftly and unobtrusively, Abel Soria is known for his fresh and spontaneous style—using creative photojournalism while never neglecting the traditional portraits. He arranges the …
Real Weddings San Jose Photographer
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
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
Everything But The Wedding Dress Everything But The Wedding Dress
Everything But The Wedding Dress isn’t just a clever name…it’s literally a one-stop-shop for ALL your wedding accessory needs. And we’re not just talking gorgeous veils, garters an…
Special Offers Saratoga Jewelry and Gifts
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
SWC Consultants SWC Consultants
Sarah Gallardo believes you must be totally comfortable with the person you hire to coordinate your wedding. After all, you’re trusting them with one of the biggest days of your life! Precisely …
Special Offers San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Video Madness Video Madness
The professionally-trained Video Madness film crew appreciates the need to be low-profile—not only will they be appropriately dressed for your event, but their top-of-the-line gear enables them …
Special Offers Videographer
Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency
Wowpretty provides brides with the finest professional makeup and hairstyle services. They have 17 professionally trained stylists skilled in bridal makeup and hair, and airbrush makeup. They love usi…
Special Offers Real Weddings Burlingame Makeup and Hair
Seasonal Celebrations Seasonal Celebrations
Laurie Keit of Seasonal Celebrations truly cares about bringing her clients’ visions to fruition (from rustic to extravagant) while staying on budget—creatively drawing on her deep knowled…
Special Offers Real Weddings Belmont Flowers
Instead of You! Coordination and Design Instead of You! Coordination and Design
Would you like to exchange vows amidst a century-old stone ruin in the Wine Country? How about an elegant gourmet dinner on a starlit bluff overlooking the ocean? Or perhaps you’d prefer to danc…
Special Offers Real Weddings Coordinator / Wedding Planner