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Looking for the best services for your Southern 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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Company Special Offer Real Weddings Main Office Location Category
Vanilla Bake Shop Vanilla Bake Shop
In addition to baking and designing deliciously contemporary wedding cakes, Amy and her staff also create custom cupcake towers and innovative dessert tables that will keep your guests coming back fo…
Real Weddings Santa Monica Cakes
Jen Rodriguez Jen Rodriguez
Jen Rodriguez has a fun personality, an easygoing demeanor, a caring nature, and a creative flair—all of which translates directly into her role as your wedding photographer. Her past brides tel…
Special Offers Real Weddings Central Coast Photographer
Amber Events Amber Events
Amber Gustafson has a knack for “bringing it all together when Mom gets fussy, when the flower girl gets mad, and when diva vendors think it’s all about them.” Whether you need ̶…
Real Weddings Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
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
Linda Howard Events Linda Howard Events
Linda Howard has been a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants since 1996 and is a founding member of the Wedding Industry Professionals Association. Full Coordination Packages start at $10,0…
Real Weddings Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
I DO! Wedding and Event Design by Julie Nunn Event Design I DO! Wedding and Event Design by Julie Nunn Event Design
Elegant. Stylish. Glamorous. Sparkling. Unprecedented. These are just a few of the ways people describe events planned by Julie Nunn, founder of I DO! Wedding & Event Design. As the second oldest …
Real Weddings Los Angeles - San Francisco - Chicago Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Sterling Engagements Sterling Engagements
A Sterling Engagement is not your run-of-the-mill event—it’s both modern and timeless, vintage yet chic, beautifully designed and bursting with color and texture. From full-service event p…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Essence Entertainment Essence Entertainment
Essence Entertainment is one of Southern California’s premier talent agencies, providing live music and entertainment for weddings and special events. Whether it be a DJ, dance band, string quar…
Special Offers Costa Mesa DJs and Entertainment
Luna Gardens Events Luna Gardens Events
While Luna Gardens’ specialty is creating “awe-inspiring and dreamlike events,” they also bring wedding planning under control for their clients—streamlining the process to tak…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Angeles Party Rentals and Linens
Feast Feast
Feast may sound like it’s all about the food—and they certainly live up to their name in turning fresh, seasonal ingredients into visual and flavorful feasts—but their capabilities e…
Los Angeles Caterer
Yana Beauty Studio Yana Beauty Studio
Yana Sklyar, founder of Yana Beauty Studio, knows a thing or two about beauty. For more than ten years, she’s been making women look and feel gorgeous. She has now expanded her company, and head…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Angeles Makeup and Hair
Command Performance Catering Command Performance Catering
Command Performance Catering Group boasts an award-winning Executive Chef, and a dedicated team of experienced event professionals who share a passion for excellence and an eye for detail. As the in-h…
Moorpark Caterer
Perfect Details Perfect Details
With its online catalog and Bay Area showroom, Perfect Details is a veritable wedding accessory bonanza, offering a wide range of tasteful and elegant accompaniments to your bridal ensemble. Their vas…
Special Offers Burlingame Jewelry and Gifts
Justin Fone Productions Justin Fone Productions
Justin Fone Productions coverage options include 35mm film, 16mm film, Super 8mm film, and High-Definition. Final product is delivered on Blu-ray, DVD, or online. Justin Fone Productions welcomes assi…
Real Weddings San Francisco Videographer
Courtney Corvan Make Up Artist Courtney Corvan Make Up Artist
Courtney Corvan uses high-pigment makeup and water-based airbrush foundation for a flawless finish that will last all night. Pricing for 2013 weddings is as follows:Bridal Trial/Engagement Photo Makeu…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Angeles Makeup and Hair
Corbin Gurkin Photography Corbin Gurkin Photography
Corbin Gurkin’s passport is at the ready and her suitcase is perpetually packed. Known for her destination weddings, Corbin has ventured as far away as India, Vietnam, Kenya and Ukraine, but als…
Real Weddings Santa Barbara Photographer
Wolfgang Puck Catering Wolfgang Puck Catering
Wolfgang Puck Catering—their name, which is synonymous with culinary passion, innovation, and the freshest, greenest, healthiest, most conscientiously grown and raised ingredients, says it all.…
Los Angeles Caterer
Perfect Details Perfect Details
• Wedding Hair Accessories, Tiaras, Hats and Wedding Veils • Jewelry for the Bride, Bridesmaids, and Evening • Bridal Shoes and Evening Shoes • Gloves, Shawls and Wraps • Bri…
Special Offers Burlingame Wedding Dresses
Bella Vita Events Bella Vita Events
Bella Vita—it means beautiful life. That’s what founder and CEO Deborah James and her talented team manage to evoke in every event. From weddings to intimate soirées to movie indust…
Real Weddings Westlake Village Coordinator / Wedding Planner
A Sweet Design A Sweet Design
A Sweet Design is a custom cake studio that operates exclusively by appointment. Schedule a complimentary cake tasting to sample the many marvelous flavor combinations—and bring your color samp…
Special Offers Real Weddings Granada Hills Cakes