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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
Dia Rao Photography Dia Rao Photography
Dia Rao Photography offers complete wedding packages and the capability of customizing them to your specific event. From 3-day events with extended hours of coverage to smaller, more intimate weddings…
Mill Valley Photographer
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
amazáe | events amazáe | events
amazáe | events brings creative vision to life with gorgeous design, professional planning, and flawless execution. With nearly a decade of experience, amazáe | events fashions elegant events that r…
San Jose Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Creative Lighting Design Creative Lighting Design
Think incredible wedding lighting is out of your reach? Then you haven’t met Jimmy Duhig of Creative Lighting Design! This full-service, boutique lighting company undertakes a limited number of …
Napa Lighting
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
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…
Multiple locations Caterer
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
Pretty Please Bakeshop Pretty Please Bakeshop
Pretty Please Bakeshop believes that two things are indispensable to a successful wedding cake: one, it must truly taste as fabulous as it looks, and two, it shouldn’t cost a small fortune! Bake…
San Francisco Cakes
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 Cakes
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
Blue Moon Productions Blue Moon Productions
Andy Hirsch of Blue Moon Productions brings together the best of both worlds—a photographer’s eye for detail and a filmmaker’s talent for storytelling—to create a compelling an…
Campbell Videographer
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
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
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…
Belmont Flowers
Moderne Beauty Moderne Beauty
Moderne Beauty specializes in on-location makeup and hairstyling for weddings and special events. Monina Wright not only creates flawless, natural makeup looks and stunning hairstyles, but she’s…
San Jose Makeup and Hair
Mandy Scott Flowers Mandy Scott Flowers
Mandy Scott’s inherent gift with flowers, art and interior design all converge in her breathtaking and vibrant floral designs, which have attracted a celebrity clientele—from movie stars t…
San Francisco Flowers
Erin Beach Photography Erin Beach Photography
Erin Beach offers true photojournalistic style as a wedding photographer—indeed, she worked for about a decade in news before turning her attention to weddings.As a photojournalist, Erin’s…
San Francisco Photographer
Liz Caruana Weddings Liz Caruana Weddings
Candid documentary wedding photography is Liz Caruana’s specialty. Her images tell a story, as she captures everything from the tiniest details, to the biggest laughs, to the most solemn moments…
San Francisco Photographer
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 …
San Francisco Coordinator / Wedding Planner