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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

{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

{Tarnna + Brendan} Hood River Valley . Oregon | Wedding Photography on Film

When Tarnna & Brendan asked us to come to Oregon to photography their beautiful wedding, I could not have been happier! It was a day filled with such an abundance of love, tenderness and fun; it was a joy to photograph!

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Caterer: Solstice Wood Fired Oven

Tables & Chairs: Riverhood Rentals

Bride & Groom boquets & boutineers: Lucy’s Informal Flowers

Table Flowers & Decorations: Bruce & Kathy Yeadon

Jewelry: Twiggs

Hair: Kylie Nicholls

Make-up: Jesselle Peña.

All images were shot on Film: Portra 400, 800 and Illford 3200

Developed and Scanned by Richard Photo Lab

October 9, 2013

{ Kathy + John } Beaulieu Gardens | Napa Valley Wedding Photography


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Kathy & John’s Ketubah was intricately hand painted…a work of art.10 5 7

The couples adorable son donned an adorable tux matching Dad. 1214 8 13 9

Paula le Duc never fails to make tasty bites that are not only delicious but beautiful! 11


Julie Stevens Florals built a beautiful manzanita Chuppah woven with orchids. After the ceremony, guests wrote their wishes for the family and attached the notes to the Chuppah. 2 1

I love a couple that really enjoys their first dance! Kathy & John’s dance combined beautiful ballroom with a sassy swing set. 4  15

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On this warm summer night guests wandered into the vineyard and enjoyed dipping their toes into the pool.22

Guests enjoyed a gorgeous sweet table.23 21

A special thanks to all of the professionals who came together to make Kathy & John’s day memorable!

Venue: Beaulieu Gardens | Sarah Lamborn

Coordination: Erin Taylor | Bustle Events

Photography: Briana Marie Photography

Video: Thomas Hughes

Cake: Sweet on Cake

Florals: Julie Stevens

Caterer: Paula Le Duc | Sarah Lamborn

Transportation: California Wine Tours

DJ: Josh Dukes


July 16, 2013