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Paul + Eliav | Mad Men in Napa | Cole Drake Events

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This wedding was incredible…I don’t even know where to begin. From an amazing start of a board game invitation suite by Ceci New York to every single detail thoughtfully planned by Stephanie of Cole Drake Events. These two dapper men had the idea of Mad Men in Napa and all of the vendors took the fantastic idea and ran with it! Their guests were treated to a bruch with Tre Postri, Wine Blending at Franciscan, Cooking school at CIA, an over the top wedding at Calistoga Ranch and a champagne tour and brunch at Domaine Chandon. But the most memorable part of this weekend but not just the exceptional events that were planned but the love and respect that these two men had for each other and their friends & family. I was touched many times throughout the weekend by the sweetness, thoughtfulness and gentle humor that they shared. It was a gift to work with them!

Everyone worked tirelessly on this wedding to make these two gentleman’s dream come true! It was an awesome sight to see!

PLANNER: Cole Drake Events
 Stephanie Cole
VENUE & CATERING: Calistoga Ranch
 500 Lommel Rd, Calistoga, CA
PHOTOGRAPHY: Briana Marie Photography
Briana Marie & Brian David Forgie
CINEMA: Aaron Lee Films
FLORAL: Fleur de France
Jessica Switala
WELCOME, WEDDING, Wine Country Entertainment
AND SOUND PACKAGE Synchronicity Strings Quartet,
 ICE SCULPTURE Clear Memories
HAIR & MAKE-UP Bella Bridal
Jocelyn Locy
RENTALS Classic Party Rentals
 Kristina Pahlow
Bright Rentals
Ana Stone
Bickner Dance Floors
Standard Party Rentals
Jessica Sharp
La Tavola
Eileen Wagstaffe
Jeffry Mills
FAMILY LUNCH TrePosti Events & Catering
Kimmie Husted
Michael Lea
WELCOME DINNER Culinary Institute of America
Samantha Chavez
Kristine K Events
CATERER Debbe Dellinger
GUEST TRANSPORATION: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation
October 6, 2016

{ Carmen + Scott } Wedding Weekend . Napa Valley

This couple is amazing… The amount of love, generosity and authenticity that I witnessed during their awesome three-day affair was beyond!cs16

Their weekend began with a welcome dinner at Travigne followed by a rehearsal dinner at Sullivan Winery and was wrapped up with a gorgeous Calistoga Ranch Wedding! With design and coordination by Sarah of Cole Drake Events… perfection!

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Special thank you to these amazing professionals:

Coordinator: Sarah Drake | Cole Drake Events

Welcome Bags: Favor

Welcome Dinner: Travigne

Rehearsal Dinner: Sullivan Winery

Rehearsal  Catering: Oak Avenue Catering

Catering: Calistoga Ranch

Florals: Jessica Switala | Fleurs de France

Music: Wine Country Entertainment

Officiant: Father Harmuth

Makeup/ Hair: Jennifer Smallwood | It’s a Date


September 4, 2014

{Shawna + David} Calistoga Ranch Wedding Photography

Before we all venture off to spend time with family and friends for Thanksgiving, I think you’ll want to take a peek at this beautiful wedding! There is no where better to celebrate fall in the Napa Valley; Calistoga Ranch is the perfect setting to enjoy rustic romance with classic elegance.  You may remember this gorgeous couple from their maternity shoot.  Now, just a few months later, with their adorable baby in their arms, Shawna & David celebrated an unforgettable day planned and designed by Sarah Drake of Cole Drake Events. With every moment, every image…romance!



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Planning & Design: Sarah Drake | Cole Drake Events

Venue: Calistoga Ranch

Officiant: Charles Grande

Cake: Sweet on Cake

Ice Sculpture: Ice Illusions

Music: Wine Country Entertainment | Boutique DJ’s

Florals: Fleurs de France


November 28, 2013

{Megan + Michael} Calistoga Ranch . Napa Valley Film Photography

Megan & Michael came to me and I instantly knew that I would love them. When they explained that Megan was a World Champion Equestrian, Michael had a million great questions for me about my work and in lieu of an expensive engagement ring they decided to go to Thailand…these are my people! Their wedding was so fun; complete with a hike into the creek bed (love it when my clients trust me), a Guinness World Record setting PingPong rally, and a push-up contest between the bride and her father. Seriously…couldn’t ask for a wedding more fun to photograph. But despite all of the hoopla, the best part…the absolute best part, is watching these two look at each other. Nothing can out-do simple, honest, love.

All images below shot with Film: Fuji 400H, Kodak 800, Illford 3200 | Contax 645 | Richard Photo Lab

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Venue: Calistoga Ranch | Laura Vaughan

Wedding Coordination: Lisa McAdams Events

Officiant: Scott Seely

Music: California Mobile DJ
Flowers: Kate Stanley

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Videographer: Weddings on Film

Transportation: NV Tours


October 16, 2013