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Wedding Vendors for South Bay or San Jose Weddings

Certified By The Guide wedding vendorsLooking for the best vendors for your South Bay or San Jose 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
Magical Lighting Magical Lighting
The team at Magical Lighting understands not only the technical side of special event lighting, but also the psychology behind it. Light and color affect mood and emotion, and can transform your weddi…
Hayward Lighting
Todd Rafalovich Photography Todd Rafalovich Photography
Wedding industry professionals work with LOTS of photographers and know which ones are truly great, so who do they call when they need someone to shoot their own wedding? Many of them turn to wedding …
San Mateo Photographer
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 Invitations
The Wedding Coach, LLC The Wedding Coach, LLC
Sanford Marshall of The Wedding Coach brings a fresh and unique perspective to planning—creating a fun-filled process dedicated to maximizing the bride and groom’s individual strengths and…
Alameda Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Manali Anne Photography Manali Anne Photography
Manali’s strength lies in capturing candids. She makes people feel so comfortable that they almost forget there’s a camera in the room, and feel free to express who they truly are. Her ima…
Oakland / San Francisco Photographer
Alan Waltz Entertainment Alan Waltz Entertainment
Alan Waltz Entertainment is a small boutique-type disc jockey company that specializes in customer service. They’ll partner you with the DJ that will best showcase you as a couple, and your pers…
San Jose DJs and Entertainment
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
Vibrant Events Vibrant Events
Vibrant Events is a chic event planning service specializing in green weddings, eco-events, and environmentally-friendly practices. With an MBA in Sustainable Management, founder Corina Beczner comes …
Oakland & Sonoma Coordinator / Wedding Planner
YJM Photography YJM Photography
YJM Photography’s unobtrusive style combines photojournalistic techniques that capture the spontaneity of the moment along with traditional posing. YJM’s wedding photographs and albums tel…
Oakland's Sequoyah Hills Photographer
Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts
Katrina Rozelle offers an award-winning line of pastries, cakes and desserts daily. She provides gorgeous custom products for all kinds of events, including small pastries, handmade chocolates, indivi…
Alamo Cakes
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
Big Day Service Big Day Service
Celia Yu of Big Day Service has a clear mission: To give you the wedding you’ve always envisioned with as little stress as possible. She intently listens to her couples and tailors each detail t…
San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Andi Hatch Photography Andi Hatch Photography
Andi Hatch has an adventurous spirit, a passion for travel, and above all, a deep faith in true love and marriage. She tells us, “I truly enjoy weddings. At the end of the wedding, I am still en…
Mill Valley Photographer
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…
Photographer
Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes Edith Meyer Wedding Cakes
As a certified organic wedding cake designer, Edith Meyer provides her clients with gorgeous, delicious cakes made from fresh, local, organic ingredients. Memorable cake flavors include key lime with …
Santa Cruz | Carmel Cakes
Run Away With Me Run Away With Me
What if we told you that it’s possible to plan your entire wedding in just 3 simple steps? And what if we went on to say that this very stress-free, easy wedding would also be incredibly well or…
Windsor Elopement Packages
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…
Sausalito Photographer
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