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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
Kate Whelan Events Kate Whelan Events
According to her brides, Kate Whelan Miller is an incredibly organized “creative genius,” bursting with “amazing style and seemingly endless knowledge of all things wedding.” W…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sacramento Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Karenscape Photography Karenscape Photography
Interesting angles, creative composition, and a unique perspective are the hallmarks of Karenscape Photography’s wedding imagery. Karen Gordon specializes in high-quality, artistic wedding photo…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sebastopol Photographer
San Francisco Wedding Officiant San Francisco Wedding Officiant
Ceremony selection includes contemporary non-religious civil ceremonies, non-denominational ceremonies, or personalized wedding ceremonies designed around your beliefs and desires. Intimate weddings …
Special Offers Real Weddings San Francisco Officiant
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
Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings
Jessica Goldblatt created Dreams on a Dime with the conviction that “it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have a fabulous event! By being smart and creative with your money, you can create…
San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Jade Turgel Photography Jade Turgel Photography
Jade Turgel is a storyteller by trade. A writer of children’s books and scripts for short films, she uses her storytelling sensibility to create visually captivating, photojournalistic wedding i…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sebastopol Photographer
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
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
Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes
Edith Meyer is happy to create individual cakes for each table or guest, or a special dessert presentation with a multitude of tiny treasures. Memorable cake flavors include key lime with toasted …
Real Weddings Santa Cruz/Carmel Cakes
Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering Tarpy’s Roadhouse Catering
Full-service off-site or on-site catering. Event Concierge Service, including location and vendor sourcing. Menu packages range from $22 to $48 per person. A la carte services available. Cocktails an…
Monterey Caterer
Everything But The Wedding Dress Everything But The Wedding Dress
Special Offers Saratoga Favors
Lani Elizabeth Fine Design in Flowers & Events Lani Elizabeth Fine Design in Flowers & Events
Lani Elizabeth’s talents stretch from exquisite, classic English garden style to sleek modern displays; their designs can be playful and inventive or just flat-out gorgeous. The team relishes th…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Gatos Flowers
Merrily Wed® Merrily Wed®
Merrily Rocco has an incredible eye for detail, panache for design, and years of experience in the service industry—thus giving her a well-rounded approach to the art of wedding planning. But be…
Real Weddings Tahoe City Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Deborah Coleman Photography Deborah Coleman Photography
With Deborah Coleman you receive a true photojournalist who documents your wedding day. Deborah conveys the best of your event, expertly using light, camera angles, and subsequent post-production work…
San Francisco Bay Area Photographer
Blue Moon Productions Blue Moon Productions
Ask any bride and they’ll tell you the same thing—your wedding is a whirlwind and will be over before you know it! Videography provides something photography alone cannot—it not onl…
Real Weddings Campbell Videographer
Junshien International Photographers Junshien International Photographers
We heard over and over that Junshien International Photographers are both super-talented and a wonderful, easy team to work with. Fellow wedding vendors had incredibly high praise for Junshien and his…
Real Weddings San Francisco Photographer
Bay Area All Strings & Brass Bay Area All Strings & Brass
With a wide variety of ensembles, styles and instruments to choose from, Bay Area All Strings & Brass’ talented musicians are sure to impress your guests and elevate your special event to th…
Special Offers Mountain View DJs and Entertainment
Greg Slick Photography Greg Slick Photography
Greg Slick’s work has an artistic edge—a vintage, retro feel in a fresh and modern way. He blends “old world craftsmanship with cutting edge technologies” to produce this uniqu…
Special Offers Real Weddings Sausalito Photographer
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, Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner