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Bill Calhoun Mobile Music is a wedding DJ company in San Diego, California. This professional team of DJs has played over 1,000 weddings, with extensive experience in other forms of events and commercial radio, as well. They can provide services to wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate... (Wedding DJs San Diego)
******** PLEASE USE HOTDJ@YAHOO.COM FOR ALL CORRESPONDENCE****** Advantage DJ is a wedding DJ based out of Bishop, California that provides entertainment for events from Reno to Los Angeles. As part of the Eastern Sierra Entertainment Services Group, Advantage DJ offers a package deal that includes... (Wedding DJs Bishop)
Father Jerry Bellamy is a retired Catholic priest who has been officiating wedding ceremonies in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco California since 1971. He is now married with a wonderful wife and two children. He respects each couple’s relationship by... (Wedding Officiants Los Angeles)
Pro Art Music has been providing premium artistic quality award winning professional entertainment for weddings, corporate and social events and commercial tour and contracting services in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, Los Angeles, California and the Dominican Republic since 1999. We have performed... (Wedding Musicians)
Rue 29 Napa Valley is a wedding planning company based in the heart of California’s Napa Valley. The WeddingWire Couple’s Choice award-winning company’s team of expert wedding and event planners have over 25 years of experience across the United States. They will go above and beyond to help you find... (Wedding Planners)
Buster.com is a a Baltimore, Maryland-based luxury transportation company that serves Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Planning a wedding can certainly present you... (Wedding Limos)
Camellia Lane Events is a wedding planning service located near Wine Country and the Bay Area. Our goal is to make wedding planning stress-free as possible for our clients. We want our clients to simply enjoy their wedding day without the hassle of planning every detail. We offer a variety of event... (Wedding Planners)
A wedding and event rental service, Get Cozy Vintage Mobile Bars specialize in mobile bars with big personalities. Couples will be able to rent classic 1950s style caravan campers and authentic vintage Piaggio Ape mini trucks that are reimagined as mobile bars for their event. A memorable... (Wedding Rentals)
CMG Weddings and Events is a wedding planning company that serves Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley and beyond. They are devoted to personalizing your special day, regardless of your style, taste or vision. The company specializes in making the planning process free of stress and most... (Wedding Planners)
Sandra Yvette Photography is a storyteller and fine art wedding photographer based out of San Diego, California. Sandra will capture every special memory of your wedding, looking for the little moments and details throughout your day that capture your beauty and tell your love story. Services... (Wedding Photographers Vista)
Boutique Planner Collective is a natural wedding planning company for couples looking to get married in the greater Napa, California area. This wedding planning team is collection of professional and independent planners, always looking for what’s best for the couple. Couples working with Boutique... (Wedding Planners)
Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford began their love of food and wine with cycling adventures through Italy where long days of cycling would end in leisurely evenings of good wine, food and hospitality. As great lovers of food, wine and adventure, Gary and Kit sought to bring these memorable experiences... (Wedding Favors Saint Helena)
Four Seasons Cleaners is a wedding gown service based in Ventura, California that will help keep your garment safe and in good condition for future generations. As a member of the Association of Wedding Gowns Specialists, they are trained to use effective methods to alter your dress before the big... (Wedding Dresses Ventura)
What’s Up Europe is a wedding dress showroom located in Visalia, California. They offer dresses for brides, mothers of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, and flowersgirls. They also offer dresses for social and other special events. What’s Up Europe has been part of the wedding industry in Central... (Wedding Dresses Visalia)
Greene’s Cleaners specializes in wedding gown preservation in Napa, California. The best part? You don’t even have to leave your house. Greene’s provides thorough inspection and museum-quality preservation of your gown and wedding accessories. In business since 1919, all work is done in-house.... (Wedding Dresses)
Tanja Nixx Photography is a wedding photography business based in San Francisco, California. She will capture your wedding as though it were a Hollywood film! Tanja has been an artist for over 20 years. From tattooing to painting, she has the eye for artistic quality and loves getting creative with... (Wedding Photographers)
Yours Truly Media is a wedding videography company based in San Diego, California, also serving couples across the US. This company uses cinematic, documentary, and storytelling filming styles to preserve memories of your wedding day that you’ll cherish for years to come. Services Offered Yours... (Wedding Videographers)
Onsite Beauty by Brooke is a professional bridal hair and makeup service based in Issaquah, Washington. Brooke Galasso, the owner of the service, is a licensed cosmetologist and has been in the beauty industry for more than eight years. Onsite Beauty by Brooke strives to ensure that every client... (Wedding Hair & Makeup)
Christina Piombetti Photography is based in Northern California and specializes in timeless, candid wedding photography. Every couple's love journey is different, and Christina loves capturing intimate, candid moments that reveal each individual love story. She enjoys shooting in a contemporary,... (Wedding Photographers)
The Golden State sets the gold standard for wedding venues. With an abundance of stunning natural landscapes, historic destinations, eclectic urban areas and seaside celebration options, California offers more variety, excitement and romance than any other state. For couples seeking city weddings, Los Angeles is a great choice, with glitz and glamour that help define the city of angels. In Northern California, few cities can match San Francisco for architecture, unique character and an all-time favorite wedding backdrop, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. California's wine country is perfect for a change of pace wedding. Actually, there are two famous wine regions in the state - the better-known Napa Valley near San Francisco and the Santa Ynez / Santa Barbara area just north of Los Angeles. Nature enthusiasts will find abundant alternatives away from the beaten path; Lake Tahoe, the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and a hundred other spots throughout the state are worthy of your consideration
California's climate is almost as varied as the state's geographical and demographic makeup. While Southern California locations rarely disappoint in terms of sunny, cloudless skies, points north experience cool autumn and winter weather. San Francisco's famously finicky climate can change in an instant. But for the most part, practically any location in California is accommodating to wedding celebrations. With some advance planning, you'll be able to pick the appropriate dress, based on your wedding day weather. Color choices can be daunting in California, but the state's sun-drenched venues work great with yellow, neutral colors, pink, purple and other traditional tones. Vineyard weddings are the perfect opportunity to go with burgundy, blue or green, to complement the local grape varieties.
The Golden State's meteoric real estate market, high state tax rate (currently at 7.5%) and regulatory-happy government can make a wedding celebration a bit expensive. Likewise, wedding food and décor possibilities can be pricy, but a little research and creativity will help limit overall wedding costs. According to recent research, the Golden State is one of the more expensive states to hold a wedding, at around $275 per guest. For décor, California roses are a popular choice, especially for SoCal venues. Expect to pay around $40-50 per dozen. Outdoor vineyard weddings can help offset décor expense, with the rolling hills, idyllic farmland and natural landscape redefining a "beautiful wedding." California's diverse cuisine scene makes for limitless catering options. In the Sonoma Valley region, catered BBQ from one vendor can run for around $30 per guest. In the LA area, another vendor offers a variety of both local and international-inspired menu choices, ranging from $50-150 per guest.
A California wedding license isn't too difficult to obtain. You'll need a photo ID, an adult witness, and you have to be at least 18 years old. Some counties in California require a birth certificate for that extra layer of ID validation.
For assistance planning your California wedding, don't forget to browse our California wedding venues, with great locations all throughout the Golden State!