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Napa Valley Custom Events is a wedding planning company based in the heart of Northern California’s wine country. Owner Sharon Burns is a WeddingWire Couple’s Choice award-winning wedding planner with over 20 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry. Sharon’s passion is in... (Wedding Planners)
Le Caprice is a bridal alterations boutique in Cupertino, California, that specializes in evening, special occasion, and wedding gown alterations. Having been established in 2009, they have about nine years of experience in the San Francisco wedding industry.ExperienceOwner Marina Konnikova began... (Wedding Dresses Cupertino)
Don Campbell Photography is a Chico, California-based photography company that specializes in going the extra mile to truly capture those meaningful and extraordinary photographs of the couple on the happiest day of their lives together. Don has over ten years of experience photographing weddings... (Wedding Photographers Chico)
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley is a wedding planning company located in Napa Valley, California. Owner and lead planner, Sonja Beazley Burch, started the company in 2011. Sonja brings over 20 years of experience to the business. She has specialized in helping couples from all over the world enjoy a... (Wedding Planners)
Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment is a wedding band and entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, California. From San Diego to Seattle, their crew of A-list musicians has created unforgettable celebrations for countless wedding couples in Calfornia, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington.... (Wedding Bands)
D. Crabtree-Johnson is a wedding officant based in Northern California. She is an ordained minister and licensed officiant who tailor makes and presides over wedding ceremonies throughout the northern region of California, from Sacramento to Redding, including: Chico, Magalia, Paradise, Oroville,... (Wedding Officiants Chico)
Tadashi Shoji is a fashion designer with dress and attire stores Glendale, Santa Clara, and Costa Mesa, California. The company namesake founded his business in the early 1980s, and his work brings joy to brides, bridesmaids, flower girls, and mothers of the bride and groom. Tadashi Shoji receives... (Wedding Dresses)
“The seating arrangement at their wedding was killer,” said no one ever. People remember the speeches, food and entertainment. On The Beat is a full service music agency providing world class entertainers to deliver any genre or mood you’d like. From your rehearsal dinner to your ceremony, from the... (Wedding Bands)
Cambria Events is a wedding coordinating company that is based in Santa Rosa, California. Founder Cammie Scirica has a passion for guiding couples as they create the wedding day of their dreams. Cammie has over 10 years of experience in planning and coordinating weddings throughout Northern... (Wedding Planners)
Joan Gilbert Bride is a wedding dress shop based in San Francisco, California, serving the surrounding San Jose and Oakland areas, as well. New York-based designer, Joan Gilbert, creates sophisticated, elegant, and sought-after designs for brides all over California. If you are looking for a totally... (Wedding Dresses San Francisco)
Brides on Hartz is a wedding dress shop located in Danville, California. The bridal boutique offers a wide selection of hand-picked gowns, so anyone who visits can find the dress of their dreams, no matter their shape or size. They also are happy to provide a variety of options for the wedding... (Wedding Dresses Danville)
Armoire is an innovative women’s clothing rental company based out of Seattle, Washington. Couples and their loved ones are given access to a vast online wardrobe where they can select up to four elegant garments per week. These subscription packages are available on a monthly basis. Armoire’s... (Wedding Favors)
Dariyenn Link Photography is a wedding photographer that is based out of Bakersfield, California. Inspired by her own family, founder, Dariyenn Link finds joy in documenting each precious passing moment in order to remember them far into the future. She has an eye for natural beauty and she works to... (Wedding Photographers Bakersfield)
Celebrity make up artist Lonnie Jordan sevices Northern and Southern California, the past 10 years, he has worked as lead artist for luxury brands, short films, campaigns, fashion shows and above all weddings. Lonnie wants to celebrate individual beauty while maintaining a cohesive bridal party... (Wedding Hair & Makeup Oakland)
I will work with you to create a personalized and meaningful wedding experience for couples and families from all different backgrounds, Jewish and not, LGBTQ and interfaith and mixed-heritage families. Whether this is your first wedding, or your fifth, during your sessions working with him, you... (Wedding Officiants Pasadena)
Party and Petal is a one stop shop wedding and events company. Founded by mother and daughter duo Sonia Wilson and Brittney Murray. Party and Petal specializes in floral design, venue rental for intimate weddings and photography services. With over 20 years of experience event designer Sonia Wilson... (Wedding Florists San Diego)
Roberta is a Brazilian singer and songwriter who will curate a special soundtrack for weddings with all of the songs that are meaningful to the couple. Then she will perform them at your wedding with romance and sincerity. This unique and personalized work makes this day even more unforgettable.... (Wedding Bands San Francisco)
Cinematt is a San Francisco, California-based videography company that specializes in capturing every couple’s love story as their wedding day unfolds. Matthieu Meynier is the creator and artistic director of Cinematt. He has over ten years of experience in creating unique wedding films. Cinematt... (Wedding Videographers San Francisco)
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!