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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
Desmond Charles Photography Desmond Charles Photography
Desmond and Roxy are a husband and wife team that capture natural and candid moments, enabling their couples to relive their wedding day emotions time and time again. They truly understand the importa…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Minister Maggie Minister Maggie
With a calm yet light-hearted presence, Minister Maggie performs both religious and non-denominational wedding and commitment ceremonies that express her couples’ spirituality, values and belief…
San Francisco Officiant
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
Novella Bridal Novella Bridal
Novella Bridal is more than just a chic bridal boutique with great service and pretty wedding dresses: They’re also bridal designers in their own right. So if you find a dress at Novella that is…
San Francisco Wedding Dresses and Accessories
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
McCalls Catering & Events McCalls Catering & Events
McCalls Catering and Events has the experience to guide you through every detail of your special event—from finding your ideal venue, to creating the perfect menu, to selecting the most spectacu…
Real Weddings San Francisco Caterer
Sasha Photography Sasha Photography
Always trying to push his camera to new limits, Sasha’s bold and vibrant images make it clear: this is wedding photography for rockstar couples. Sasha’s images are modern, bright, artistic…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar Eric Jarmie, Spanish Guitar
Eric Jarmie 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 classic…
Real Weddings Santa Cruz DJs and Entertainment
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
Absolute Celebrations Catering Absolute Celebrations Catering
Fun, flexible and flavorful are three words that best describe Absolute Celebrations Catering. And really, what more could you want from your wedding caterer? The couples we spoke with told us that co…
San Ramon Caterer
All Ears DJ All Ears DJ
All Ears DJ gets it. You don’t want a cheesy wedding DJ in a ruffled tuxedo playing the Chicken Dance at your reception! The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. All Ears DJ w…
Special Offers San Francisco DJs and Entertainment
A Day Like No Other A Day Like No Other
Jutta Lammerts is one of the most organized wedding coordinators we’ve come across. Her down-to-the-minute timelines and flawless execution are among her hallmarks. Yet she’s also known fo…
Real Weddings San Mateo Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Mandy Scott Events Mandy Scott Events
With a rich background as an award-winning floral designer, and a personal interest in art, interior design, and world travel, Mandy Scott brings an incredibly creative eye and artistic perspective to…
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco 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
Epiphany, a divine bridal boutique Epiphany, a divine bridal boutique
Epiphany has a juicy selection of the latest wedding dresses by designers like Watters Bride, Justin Alexander, Martina Liana, Sue Wong and more. At this full-service bridal shop, you’ll also di…
Special Offers Carmel Wedding Dresses and Accessories
Cohn Frankel Photography Cohn Frankel Photography
Lauren Cohn-Frankel uses her documentary skills in making beautiful images of her brides and grooms that remain true to their real selves. She explains that her “primary goal at each wedding is …
San Francisco Bay Area 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
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
Minted Minted
Minted offers a fresh, modern and exclusive assortment of wedding invitations created by independent designers from around the world. They only use the finest paper stock, rich inks and crisp printing…
San Francisco Invitations
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