Recommended Vendors

Here are the folks we love to work with most!

In our experience, these select few go above and beyond to work together as a team with every vendor at the wedding, and truly care about the experience of the bride and groom.

Photographers

  • Green Vintage Photography, Leslie Callan, starting at $3,000
    Green Vintage Photography is a Sacramento-based studio founded by wedding, newborn, portrait and family photographer Leslie Callan. Green Vintage Photography serves all of Northern California including Sacramento, San Francisco, the bay area, Tahoe, Napa, Nevada County, and beyond. Travel available- check the destination calendar for GVP near you!
    greenvintagephotography.com
  • Athena Kalindi, starting at $2,950
    “I love to think that working together really is a collaboration! You are trusting me to document your life, and I am so honored. I love couple’s whose approach to their wedding is relaxed, and more than anything want to celebrate their love in a fun and authentic way. I’m pretty goofy and don’t take myself very seriously- no doubt you may find me in your photobooth with the biggest afro wig available! I do take my work seriously though, it means everything to make beautiful images for you!”
    athenakalindiphotography.com
  • Allyson Wiley & Chantel Giongco, starting at $4,000
    “Simply put, we want to encapsulate the emotions that surround your wedding, and really capture your unique relationship. We want to be mindful of the hard work and planning you have put into your wedding, and we want to create imagery that speaks to the way you are with your partner – that sweet look, that silly giggle, the way you hold each other. Being a wedding photographer is an amazing gift, and we treat it as such. We like to engage with your family and friends, and have fun with them. We like to help you bustle your dress, if needed, and congratulate you in the quiet moments we have together. We become friends, we celebrate together, we document your love story.”
    allysonwiley.com
  • Blue Lotus Photography, Josh and Sandra
    “Blue Lotus Photography is a partnership between Josh and Sandra Tomkins, a husband and wife team who believe that every event MOMENT lived is a time to be treasured. It is with this inspiration that we pursue our daily lives and subsequently our work behind the camera.It is a great privilege and honor to document HISTORY through a lens and share it with the world. We aspire to suspend a moment in TIME and portray it in all of its true and natural beauty.”
    bluelotusphotography.com

Wedding Coordinators

Having a wedding coordinator or day-of coordinator can make a world of difference for a wedding! Coordinators are pros at taking the stress out of managing such a busy and important day. We love coordinators because they ensure events start on time and don’t run too long, causing delays later in the day (if there is no coordinator, this responsibility often falls onto your photographer!) They also help organize and prepare your vendors by ensuring the photographer and cinematographer are notified and ready for the next event, which in turn gives you better photos and video.

  • Kate Whelan Events, Kate Whelan
    “Distinguished in the press and adored by her clients, award-winning wedding planner and designer, Kate Whelan, is the go-to girl for stylish weddings in Sacramento and throughout Northern California. A true wedding alchemist, she transforms your ideas into golden moments and gorgeous details that make your wedding distinctive and totally unforgettable. Trust Kate and her exceptional team to flawlessly organize, elevate, and execute your plans, and enjoy yourself while you and your guests have the time of your life celebrating your wedding. Kate was recently voted Best Wedding Planner by Style Magazine Reader’s 2015 Choice Awards, The Knot Northern California 2013 Best of Weddings, and the 2012 KCRA A-list.”
    katewhelanevents.com
  • Rue 29 Napa, Janice Twomey
    “It is a sacred privilege and honor to be asked to assist with a wedding, whether by the couple or their family. It is an honor to be granted their trust and something that that I take very seriously. My weddings and events are truly a labor of love.No two couples are alike and no two weddings are alike. It is my intention to always create a unique, one of a kind wedding that is a true, authentic representation of each couple’s love and devotion to one other.
    rue29napa.com
  • CES Weddings and Events, starting at $995
    “Since it was founded in 2007, CES has supported close to 200 beautiful weddings and events throughout Northern California. From the Bay Area, Sacramento, Chico, Redding and up to Lake Almanor, we have loved partnering with our clients to deliver the day of their dreams. We are committed to serving our clients by building relationships, understanding their needs and working within their budget to deliver a first class event – every time. Our team of coordinators have over 30 years of combined event planning, hospitality and management experience, so you can feel confident you’re in great hands with CES!”
    cesweddingsandevents.com
  • Graceful Gatherings, starting at $2,500
    “Graceful Gatherings is an event planning and coordination company based in Lincoln, CA. We are a full service wedding and event planning team offering event styling, floral design, vintage rentals and more. Although we are based in the quaint town of Lincoln, our services are available throughout California. We have planned all types of events including weddings, birthdays, festivals, and everything in between. We take your ideas and turn them into a reality…no idea is too big or small for us! Contact us today for your free consultation!”
    gracefulgatherings.net

Officiant

  • Reverend Tan
    Reverend Tan has been providing wedding services for over 20 years in the state of California. The team of professional officiants, founded by husband and wife duo Rick and Jennifer Tan, enjoys performing a wide range of custom ceremonies, including spiritual, religious, non-regilious, inter-faith, and thematic. They are available for a variety of other celebrations such as vow renewals, memorials, and baby blessings. Reverend Tan’s live harp, flute, piano, guitar, violin, and viola afford couples with a truly memorable celebration.
    reverendtan.com

DJs and MCs

An experienced DJ is more than the music they play, they are the key to a wonderful ceremony and reception. We can’t stress how important your DJ or band is—not only for you and your guests but also to your wedding film! Our best audio is captured via the DJ’s soundboard. If a DJ or band is inexperienced with audio technology, or doesn’t have top of the line equipment, this can lead to startling mic interference or audio cutting out during your ceremony or toast speeches. Sadly this happens more often than most people imagine! Audio difficulties can mean guest don’t hear all of your vows, interference can cause guests to cut their toast short and sometimes these issues can bleed onto your video’s sound too. We can’t tell you enough how important it is to have a DJ who not only beat matches the best tunes, but also has the tech know-how to setup and troubleshoot effectively.

  • SJ’s Disc Jockey, Joe Kalamaras
    “I am known for personalizing each event to your tastes and preferences, incorporating the music you want to hear and dance to, and MCing your event in a way that makes me the perfect complement. I offer a full suite of DJ/MC services, a fun Photo Booth for your event, uplight and custom lighting package to bring a room to life, slideshow montages and much more.”"
    sjsdiscjockey.com
  • Music On The Move, Dara and Doug
    “When we meet and begin the planning process, be assured that you are meeting with the actual team attending the day of your wedding, reception or celebration. Your Sacramento wedding DJ and MC are here to help you with an entire catalogue of tasks for your big day. We are your planner, detailer, event coordinator, troubleshooter, production manager, assistant, music maestro, entertainer, master of ceremonies, spokesperson, representative, and most of all — your friend.”
    musiconthemovedjs.com
  • Elite Entertainment, Turner Hayes
    Elite Entertainment has been providing the Bay Area with professional wedding, corporate and social event services since 1994. We have been voted Best of the Knot, Certified by the Guide, and highly rated on Wedding Wire and Yelp.com to assure our customers of Quality, Experience and Professionalism. Most event vendors look to the DJ as a source of knowledge and guidance, as Elite DJs, we proudly take on this task. Our DJs do more than just play good music, they are Professional MCs that help manage and coordinate your event for complete success. This is why there is a sense quality, experience and professionalism you can only get from an Elite DJ.
    e3music.com

Hair Stylist

  • Tessa Matsis
    Tessa graduated from Federico Beauty Institute in 2006. She is the Creative Lead of Strands Salon and Spa and trained as a Certified Color Educator with Aveda. She has advanced education with Aveda and other product lines in cutting, coloring and updos. She is passionate about updos, redheads, short edgy cuts and men’s cuts. She was a model giving her additional insight with runway styling and make up. She loves creating hair art and the human connections with her guests.
    tessa-matsissmith.squarespace.com

Flowers

  • Little Boy Flowers, Angie Tomey
    “From seed to lush bouquet, Little Boy Flowers will custom grow your flowers for your wedding day. Whatever your budget, we have a package to meet your needs. Here at Little Boy Flowers we create wedding flowers that reflect the seasonal abundance of the farm. Because our studio is situated right in the middle of the flower fields, orchards and gardens, we have access to materials that you would rarely see in conventional wedding flowers. The result is a lush, organic and natural look. Our personalized services include an on-farm consultation and farm tour. From seed to bouquet, we offer a truly eco-friendly option for your wedding day.”
    littleboyflowers.com

Catering

  • Jackson Catering & Events, Evan Selby
    As a Chef-owned and operated company, our primary concern has always been to provide the freshest, highest quality cuisine for all of our events. We are proud to have earned our reputation for truly memorable food and professional service. We are honored to have recently been selected as Caterer of the Year for the third consecutive year by the National Association of Catering & Events, Sacramento chapter.
    jacksoncateringevents.com

Vintage Rentals

  • Tin Roof Farmhouse, Erica Henderson
    “Tin Roof Farmhouse specializes in eclectic vintage chic design; from vintage luxe to woodland bohemian and everything in between. We love reclaimed, natural and unexpected pieces. All of our vintage rentals have been previously loved with lots of patina and stories to tell.”
    tinrooffarmhouse.com
  • Graceful Gatherings
    “We are a full service wedding and event planning team offering event styling, floral design, vintage rentals and more. Although we are based in the quaint town of Lincoln, our services are available throughout California. We have planned all types of events including weddings, birthdays, festivals, and everything in between. We take your ideas and turn them into a reality…no idea is too big or small for us! Contact us today for your free consultation!”
    gracefulgatherings.net

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