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Southern California Wedding Vendors

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
Beate Couture Beate Couture
Wedding Dresses Bridesmaid Dresses Mother of the Bride Dresses By appointment only. While we make every attempt to maintain the accuracy of this information, please contact salons in advance to ve…
Los Angeles Wedding Dresses
John and Colette photography & beauty John and Colette photography & beauty
John and Colette are a married photography team—and Colette is also a professional makeup artist. Though incredibly experienced in all forms of photography, ranging from advertising to documenta…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Angeles, CA Photographer
Scott A. Nelson Photography Scott A. Nelson Photography
Some might say it’s a calling. Clearly, when it comes to documenting that special day, Scott Nelson’s the man for the job. Ground zero, he says, was at age ten when a photographer paid a v…
Special Offers Real Weddings Laguna Niguel Photographer
The French Gourmet Cakes The French Gourmet Cakes
Well known in San Diego for their French Restaurant and Bakery, The French Gourmet goes above and beyond your typical caterer. In addition to freshly prepared top-quality gourmet cuisine, they provid…
Special Offers San Diego Cakes
B&G Photography B&G Photography
Jen Berggren started B&G Photography to explore a non-formulaic approach to wedding photography. “When I’m documenting a wedding, I don’t go in with a preconceived notion of what…
Special Offers Real Weddings Los Angeles Photographer
Hartnell Hartnell
Wedding Dresses Mother of the Bride Dresses Veils, Wedding Jewelry and Accessories In-house Alterations Appointments strongly recommended. General hours: Monday–Friday: 10–5 Saturday: 1&n…
Santa Monica Wedding Dresses
Erin Cole Couture Bridal Erin Cole Couture Bridal
Erin Cole Couture Bridal offers area exclusives on gowns by some of the most fashion-forward wedding designers. The international selection includes ravishing couture wedding dresses by Monique Lhuill…
Costa Mesa Wedding Dresses
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
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
Minted Minted
Minted offers a fresh, modern and exclusive assortment of wedding invitations created by independent designers from around the world. They only use the finest paper stock, rich inks and crisp printing…
San Francisco Invitations
Posh Peony Floral and Event Design | Decor and Rentals Posh Peony Floral and Event Design | Decor and Rentals
Posh Peony is an event design firm specializing in floral design, specialty linen rental, stylish décor accents and even ambient lighting—creating completely custom and unforgettable enviro…
Special Offers Rancho Cucamonga Party Rentals and Linens
Bel-Air Wedding Ceremonies Bel-Air Wedding Ceremonies
You probably wouldn’t expect a man who started out doing brain research to end up being one of the most popular officiants in Southern California, but that’s exactly what happened to Rober…
Los Angeles Officiant
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
Mon Amie Bridal Salon Mon Amie Bridal Salon
Mon Amie Bridal Salon carries an unparalleled selection of designer gowns and includes two in-store boutiques: The European Boutique featuring top bridal brands from around the globe, and the La Femme…
Costa Mesa Wedding Dresses
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
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
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
Pryor Events Pryor Events
Julie Pryor’s specialty is planning upscale weddings that are memorable in every respect. “An incredible site, great food, amazing music and breathtaking flowers are all an important part…
Special Offers West Los Angeles Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Exclusively Weddings Exclusively Weddings
Exclusively Weddings provides brides with a one-stop shop for a variety of wedding needs, from wedding invitations and favors, to ceremony and reception items, and even honeymoon accessories! With the…
Special Offers Real Weddings Greensboro Favors
Lili Bridals and Formals Lili Bridals and Formals
Wedding Dresses Bridesmaid Dresses Mother of the Bride Dresses Veils, Wedding Jewelry and Accessories Bridal Shoes In-house Alterations Appointments recommended. Monday-Tuesday: 11:00–8:00 We…
Special Offers Tarzana Wedding Dresses