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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

Olivia + Murphy | Chalkhill Estate | Cole Drake Events

A gorgeous spring wedding with an amazing couple…couldn’t ask for anything better! A few times during the day I caught myself simply smiling, teary eyed…in awe of their love for each other! Stephanie Cole & Meredith Law of M. Design pulled together a beautiful spring palate with soft romantic tones to compliment the natural beauty of Chalk Hill Estate.

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To create a seamless beautiful wedding like this you need an amazing team. I was so proud to a part of this one:

Planning / Coordination: Stephanie Cole | Cole Drake Events

Venue: Chalk Hill Estate

Florals / Design: Meredith Law | M Designs

Cake: Condra Easley | Patisserie Angelica

Make Up \ Hair: Deanna Reese | It’s a Date

Rentals / Linens: Encore Events | La Tavola Linens

Transportation: Pure Luxury

Music: Angela Takeishi | Wine Country Entertainment

Officiant: Pete Shaw



April 18, 2016

{Michelle + Dave} St. Helena Catholic Church, Merryvale Winery, Culinary Institute of America | Wedding Photography


Michelle & Dave set the bar high – a gorgeous wedding, unmatched kindness and a love that made us all smile throughout the day! Enjoy…I promise you’ll smile too! Oh…and that cake…!! Amazing! Untitled M+D1M+D19M+D13 M+D15 M+D18m+_d134 123 Untdfg itled sdfM+D19untitled M+D10Untsdf asdfitledUntitledM+D7Untiasdf tledM+D6  M+D16

Amazing weddings like this come together because of professionals like these:

Chaz Crozier | Cole Drake Events

Hair & Makeup: Heather Romero | The Powder Room

Ceremony: St. Helena Catholic Church

Wine & Cheese Reception: Merryvale Winery

Reception/ Catering: Culinary Institute

Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation

Florals: Fleurs De France

Enterainment: Wine Country Entertainment

September 14, 2014

Katie + Jon | Chalkhill Estate Winery | Wedding Photography

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This gorgeous ChalkHill Estate Wedding planned by Stephanie Cole of Cole Drake Events has a delight! Surrounded by beautiful children and gorgeous Napa Valley views, it was an event for all to remember!

Venue: Chalk Hill Estate

Wedding Coordinator: Stephanie Cole | Cole Drake Events

Florals: Meredith Law | M Designs

Cake: Jenna Cook | Da Bombe

Rentals & Linens: Encore Events

Makeup & Hair: Deanna | It’s a Date

April 30, 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