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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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Featured Wedding Service: Denon and Doyle Disc Jockey Company

Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
W Photography W Photography
Ricky Wong approaches shooting weddings as if he were the invisible third wheel on an amazing date between the bride and groom. He’ll encourage you to relax, have fun, and be yourselves while he…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Little Bit Heart Little Bit Heart
Little Bit Heart is a custom paper goods and design company headed by paper-loving cousins Elizabeth and Jenna. While they provide everything from handmade paper, to branding services, to holiday card…
Invitations
Lexie Lazear Designs Lexie Lazear Designs
There isn’t a makeup look or hairstyle outside of Lexie Lazear’s capabilities. She specializes in classic, glamorous bridal makeup, excels in vintage and “retro-romantic” desig…
Special Offers Real Weddings Oakland Makeup and Hair
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
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…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
Jesse Leake Photography Jesse Leake Photography
Jesse Leake works in a photojournalistic style. We heard his work described as fresh, edgy, creative, fun, young, beautiful, warm and innovative but one word in particular came up over and over: amaz…
San Francisco Photographer
Renee Allen Photography Renee Allen Photography
Renee Allen’s brides tell us she has the “perfect personality” for a wedding photographer—calming, professional and personable, and simply a breeze to work with. With her discr…
Special Offers San Francisco Photographer
La Bocca Fina La Bocca Fina
Wedding and special event planning, tons of vendor resources, full service staff, complete line of linens, china and flatware, from simple to formal. Custom design of menus. All menu items cooked on …
Hayward Caterer
Montclair Baking Montclair Baking
Montclair Baking provides cake tasting, consultation, floral arrangement, delivery and setup. Custom cakes are available in a range of flavors and sizes. In addition, they are known for their dessert…
Oakland Cakes
Sutherland Entertainment - Music And More For Private Events Sutherland Entertainment - Music And More For Private Events
With Spencer Sutherland, you no longer have to choose between the romantic ambience of a live guitarist and the party atmosphere of a rockin’ DJ/MC. Described by his brides as the “whole p…
Special Offers Real Weddings Vallejo DJs and Entertainment
Goodtime DJs and Karaoke Goodtime DJs and Karaoke
Mark and his staff provide full disc jockey and master of ceremony services, as well as assistance with reception planning. Karaoke and a singer are available, and if they don’t already have the…
Special Offers SF Bay Area DJs and Entertainment
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental offers a diverse array of exquisite linens and table toppers for your wedding. Whether your style is elegant, traditional, contemporary, or even a little eccentric, La Tavo…
Real Weddings Napa Party Rentals and Linens
Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency
Wowpretty Makeup and Hair Agency started in 1993 in Asia moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000.
Special Offers Real Weddings Burlingame Makeup and Hair
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
La Bonne Cuisine, Catering and Events La Bonne Cuisine, Catering and Events
La Bonne Cuisine offers a variety of catering options, as well as full-scale décor and event planning, destination and hospitality services, production and entertainment. Every affair, whether …
Special Offers Caterer
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…
Special Offers Videographer
Juniper Spring Photography Juniper Spring Photography
Liza Head of Juniper Spring Photography believes, “the most beautiful photos come from people not just acting natural, but from being natural.” With a great sense of humor and adventurous …
Real Weddings Photographer
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…
Special Offers Oakland Videographer
An Everlasting Moment An Everlasting Moment
Through careful listening and a respect for her clients’ wishes, Mirella Riga of An Everlasting Moment produces stunning events that are set apart by their personalization and gorgeous details. …
Special Offers Pleasant Hill Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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