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Wedding Vendors for Santa Cruz Weddings

Certified By The Guide wedding vendorsLooking for the best vendors for your Santa Cruz wedding? We’ve got them right here. How do we know? We ask. And ask. And ask. The wedding photographers, caterers, wedding planners 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
Lumitone Lumitone
Lumitone specializes in same-day, instant-edit films in HD. They also specialize in 3D “growing up” slideshows to be presented at your event. Their unique team and equipment allows them to…
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
Elli Elli
Elli’s mission is to help brides and grooms style a “uniquely personal wedding” with their chic, customizable products and paper goods. They offer everything from wedding invitations…
Portland Favors
martinFILMS martinFILMS
With an easygoing and unobtrusive style, Martin Meyer takes the approach of a documentary filmmaker when capturing weddings. The resulting films are artistic and personal narratives of your wedding da…
Oakland Videographer
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 …
Watsonville / Monterey Bay Favors
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…
Campbell Flowers
Darcy, Documentary Weddings Darcy, Documentary Weddings
Darcy Padilla is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. She photographs weddings with a distinct style. And as a true photojournalist uses pictures instead of words to tell a story, we sugges…
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…
San Mateo Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Rikki Ward Photography Rikki Ward Photography
Rikki’s brides tell us that of all their wedding photos, none of the images felt “posed” or “contrived.” Rikki Ward knows how to capture the essence of the moment and the…
San Francisco Photographer
Paper Stories Paper Stories
Inspired by bold colors, vintage imagery, pop culture, nature, and a good sense of humor, Kelly Horvath of Paper Stories handcrafts an eclectic line of flat printed and letterpress stationery. Using 1…
Chicagoland Invitations
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…
San Francisco Photographer
Katharina Stuart Floral Art and Design Katharina Stuart Floral Art and Design
Katharina Stuart bases her design concept on structured simplicity. Her sophisticated florals are a mix of vivid blossoms with unexpected color fusions, and unique natural materials. With an artistic …
El Cerrito Flowers
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…
Mountain View DJs and Entertainment
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…
Alameda Photographer
Thomas Hughes Films Thomas Hughes Films
Using broadcast-quality digital cameras, high-end wireless microphones and state-of-the-art editing suites, Thomas Hughes Films creates elegantly edited wedding videos that are tailored to each client…
San Francisco Videographer
The Wedding Coach Ceremonies The Wedding Coach Ceremonies
With a great sense of humor and a wonderful spiritual side, Sanford Marshall—The Wedding Coach—creates ceremonies that embrace both the bride and groom’s personal interests and passi…
Alameda Officiant
La Bocca Fina La Bocca Fina
La Bocca Fina is a chef-owned company offering a “kitchen-to-dining table experience” by providing on-site cooking at every event to ensure the utmost freshness. They are committed to pro…
Hayward Caterer
Elite Entertainment Elite Entertainment
All Elite Entertainment DJs not only provide music for your special day, but also act as your Master of Ceremonies and Event Director. Ceremony packages including a portable second system with wireles…
San Jose DJs and Entertainment
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
With an eye toward the latest trends in invitation design, events, and fashion, Abbey Malcolm translates the wishes and style of her clients into chic, impeccably designed wedding stationery. She puts…
West Deptford Invitations
Waterlily Pond Floral and Event Design Waterlily Pond Floral and Event Design
Waterlily Pond Floral and Event Design speaks to brides and grooms looking to make a truly unique aesthetic statement with their wedding flowers. Owner and Lead Designer Natasha Lisitsa is known for t…
San Francisco Flowers