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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

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

{ Sarah + Alan} Napa Valley Wedding Weekend | Sullivan Winery | Meadwood Napa Valley

Sarah and Alan have this infectious positive energy and joy surrounding them! They wanted to create an amazing weekend for their guests and with the help of Stephanie Cole of Cole Drake Events, they went above and beyond!

Sarah had three completely different concepts she wanted to come to fruition: a Liberace inspired, blinged-out wedding, an all-white croquet post wedding brunch and a rehearsal dinner that HAD to include a mobile pizza oven.  Most importantly, she wanted everyone who attended to have fun.

Guests began the weekend at Sullivan Winery – where they were greeted by a glass of fantastic wine, Baron (Sarah and Alan’s teacup Yorkie) and the Britney Spears Pandora station blasting.  They noshed on freshly spun Artisan pizzas (straight from the mobile pizza oven) while they posed for the talented caricaturist.

There was plenty of laughter throughout these three days of events and it will be a weekend that I will never forget.  From the infectious love of Sarah & Alan and their guests to the constant harmony of laughter throughout the events, this weekend transpired exactly as it should.

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Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Mark Leonardi, Sullivan Winery

Caricaturist, Rehearsal: Rene Pulido, Rene Art

Rehearsal Catering: Gesine Franchetti, Rosso Pizzeria

Linens: Moira McGovern, La Tavola

Classic Party Rental

The next day, or the main event, was hosted at Meadowood Napa Valley where Sarah and Alan transformed a meeting room into a spectacular draped venue – perfect for their intimate affair.  After tray passed canapés, guests enjoyed a three course dinner followed by a scrumptious late night dessert table.    At the conclusion of the event, Sarah, Alan, their mothers and Baron (in his black tuxedo) handed out individually packaged mini wedding cakes for guests to take home.

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When Sarah described her “vision” of her wedding day to her planner, Stephanie Cole of Cole Drake Events, she said, “If you can make my reception look like Liberace threw up, I will be ecstatic!” Sarah and her team of vendors delivered. The result was a room overflowing with pink, gold, glitter and sparkle! 43454725 29 28 26 20 (1)

On the final day, guests strolled to the Croquet Brunch, most hiding behind large sunglasses, which was complete with Meadowood’s very own Croquet Master.  All attendees donned all-white apparel, including Baron, who dressed formally in an all-white tuxedo.

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Many thanks to the incredible team that pulled together to make this memorable weekend for Alan & Sarah!

Wedding Planner: Stephanie Cole, Cole Drake Events

Site/Caterer: Lauren Bates/Josie Makdisi

Florist: Jessica Switala, Fleurs de France

Photographer: Briana Marie, Briana Marie Photography

Cake Favors: Carolyn Free, Sweetie Pies

Hair/Make-up: Deeanna Reese, It’s A Date

Guest Transportation: Gina Rodriguez, Pure Luxury

Ceremony/Cocktail Musician: Angela Takeishi, WCE, Harpist,

DJ/Dinner/Dancing: Angela Takeishi, WCE, Tony Sparks

Classic Party Rentals & Hartmann Studios

Draping/Lighting: Mary Ross, Five Star Productions

Stationary/Menus: Kathy Peterson, Paper Habit

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Mark Leonardi, Sullivan Winery

Caricaturist, Rehearsal: Rene Pulido, Rene Art

Rehearsal Catering: Gesine Franchetti, Rosso Pizzeria

Linens: Moira McGovern, La Tavola


November 26, 2013