Some Rad Vendors for your Awesome Wedding

Here are some amazing (mostly local Bay Area) vendors who you should check out.  I have worked with or know most (but not all) of them.  Wedding planning is tough.  I am here to make the process a little easier.  Working with a great group of wedding pros can make your wedding all that much better.

Event Planners

Be Hitched

Rebecca is super sweet, laid back artistic event planner based in Oakland. Check out this Menlo Park wedding I did with her.

Fern Foot Events

Lovely husband and wife team out of Mendocino. Check out this Spring Ranch wedding I did with them.

Nicki Wolfe

Down-to-earth, humorous Bay Area wedding planner. Check out this SSS Ranch wedding I did with her.

Lea Stafford Events

Fun, organized, and great to work with. She is based out of Oakland. Check out this Chileno Valley Ranch wedding outside of Petaluma I did with her.

Blissful Events

Bay Area based. Great to work with. Check out this Ru's Farm wedding I did with her.

Catering / Food

Los Cilantros

Well run, excellent, fresh, local Mexican food from Berkeley. Check out this Roberts Regional Park wedding I did with them.

Nopalito

Killer mexican food out of San Francisco. Check out this Presidio Log Cabin wedding I did with them.

Cochinita

Authentic and delicious food from the Yucatan served out of their cool food truck. Based out of SF. Check out this China Camp wedding reception I did with them.

Katie Powers Catering

Absurdly good, local, organic, farm to table seasonal California food. I have probably worked with Katie more than any other single caterer. Her food is magical. Check out this Bolinas wedding I did with her.

Ann Walker Catering

Beautiful food, at an affordable price for high end, full service catering based out of Marin. Check out this Hacienta de las Flores wedding I did with them.

Anaviv

Excellent food, great flower, and event coordination all with one company… one stop shop… and it is all good. Check out this Bolinas wedding I did with them.

S+M Vegan

Vegan main courses and desserts. Super good food that your non vegan family will love. Check out this Menlo Park wedding I did with them.

Hair and Makeup

Kristen Marie

Does both hair and makeup and can work onsite or at salon. She is super fun to work with. Check out this City Hall wedding I did with her (she was also a guests at the wedding).

Marisa Perel

Does both hair and makeup and can work onsite or at salon. She is super fun to work with. Check out this Guerneville wedding I did with her.

Fox and Doll

Vintage and classic makeup and hair. Check out this Mountain Terrace wedding I did with them.

Flowers and Botanicals

Belle Flower Design Studio

Natalie is great. Her studio is in Emeryville. I have been working with her on weddings for over 10 years. Check out this SF Presidio wedding I did with her.

Flowers and Forage

Alyson is my rad neighbor in West Oakland. She is a delightful person and does great work. Check out this Ranch wedding near Yosemite I did with her.

Front Porch Farm

From the farm to your wedding. Organic flowers from Sonoma County. Check out this SSS Ranch wedding I did with them.

Flora Grubb

Exotic, unique florals. Based out of San Francisco. Check out this Mad Hatter Tea Party wedding I did with them.

Hawthorn Flower Studio

Sweet Oakland-based florist.

Farm Girl Flowers

Based out of San Francisco. Check out this Mountain Terrace wedding I did with them.

Amy Burke Designs

Based out of San Francisco. Check out this Mountain Terrace wedding I did with them.

Ash + Oak Floral Design Studio

Great Bay Area florists with an easy to navigate website and awesome floral designs. Check out this Victorian Gardens wedding I did with them in Mendocino.

DJs

Heart of Gold DJs

A team of sweet lady DJs who will rock your dance party. They have several women working in their company so chances are one of their talented ladies will be available. I have worked with them a number of times. Check out this Berkeley City Club wedding I did with them.

Golden Bell Music

Kickin’ DJs who spins mean mixes and play trumpet or sax along with music. I have worked with these talented folks a handful of times. Always a pleasure. Check out this SSS Ranch wedding I did with them.

Berkeley Square

Rad Dj and good people out of Berkeley. Check out this Pope Valley wedding I did with them back in the day.

Ceremony DJs

Jaime Jams is a super nerdy, vinyl loving, old school DJ with serious chops. Check out this Pelican Inn wedding I did with him.

Live Music

Kugelplex

Kick ass Klezmer band. Check out this Carmel wedding I did with them.

Inspector Gadje

Oakland-based Balkin brass band. Super fun to dance to.

The Class Band

Based in Southern CA, but travels to the bay area often. Excellent cover band. Check out this Calistoga wedding I did with them.

Fleetwood Mask

A kickin’ Fleetwood Mac cover band to rock your party. Check out this Marin Headlands Center for the Arts wedding I did with them.

What the Funk

Super fun funk Bay Area-based funk band. Check out this Ru's Farm wedding I did with them.

Mj's Brass Boppers

Authentic New Orleans singing and swinging Second Line brass band out of the Bay Area. They are super fun. Check out this Sonoma County wedding I did with them.

West Grand Boulevard

Oakland-based dance party band.

Jokob Sonnek

Bay Area-based classical guitarist. Check out this Woodside wedding I did with him.

David Trevors

Bay Area-based classical guitarist. Also plays jazz, pop, bossa nova, flamenco, and more.

The Town Howlers

Bay Area Blue Grass band. Check out this Oakland Hills wedding I did with them.

The High Water Line

Bay Area Blue Grass band.

Evie Laden

Square dance, body percussion, banjo, Evie and her husband Keith can do it all. Based in the Bay Area.

Eric and Suzy Thompson

Super talented Berkeley-based Blue Grass Band.

Desserts

Three Babes Bakeshop

Based out of San Francisco. Hands down the BEST pies in the Bay Area. Check out this Oakland Hills wedding I did with them.

Vive la Tarte

Fantastic tarts and other goodies out of San Francisco.

Grand Bakery

Kosher baked goods and cakes out of Oakland.

Mariposa Bakery

The Bay Area standard for fantastic gluten-free baked goods

Fox and Fawn

Bay Area cupcakes and pies, everything is vegan but you would never know by tasting it. They accommodate folks with nut, gluten, and other allergies.

Schubert's Bakery

Excellent traditional cakes out of San Francisco.

Other Great vendors

Duchess Clothier

Custom suit maker out of Portland. Check out this Foreign Cinema wedding I did with them.

Hall Madden

High-end custom suits out of San Francisco. Check out this Dawn Ranch wedding I did with them.

Dark Garden Corsetry

Custom corsets and wedding dresses out of San Francisco.

Kavamore Press

Custom Letterpress out of Berkeley. Check out this Oakland Hills wedding I did with them.

Sandelin Designs

Calligraphy and engraving. Nina is based in the Bay Area.

Mary Kay Mitchell

Mary Kay does Tarot cards, flower crowns, sign painting, calligraphy, and chalk art . She is based in the South Bay.

New York Wedding Ring

My buddy Sam Abbay in New York makes awesome wedding rings. He made mine. Custom wedding bands. If you are in the NY area you can do his wedding band workshop and make your own ring. If not, you can have him make a custom ring for you. Check out this Ru's Farm wedding I did with him.

Shelter

Fancy tent rentals. Check out this Los Gatos Mountains wedding I did with them.

Better 1/2 Wedding Videography

Jenn Dorn Heard is a sweet, laidback, unobtrusive, affordable videographer.