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Cole Drake Events

This, loves, is the kind of wedding we live for.  That sort of elegant meets at-home affair that seamlessly mixes sophisticated details with a beautiful laid-back charm.  And the geniuses behind all of the pretty? Cole Drake Events, a team of talented designers and planners with an eye for design and a work ethic that is so crazy awesome, they’ll most definitely create the wedding of your dreams.

Just one look at this stunning affair and it’s easy to see why we can’t get enough of Cole Drake Events’ amazing talents.  I’m talking a breathtaking Napa Valley setting, yummy food stations and entertainers wowing the guests every step of the way.  It’s the kind of drop-dead gorgeous party that Cole Drake Events is known for – one that really speaks to who you are as a couple and is chock-full of creativity.  Whether it’s sourcing the perfect paper goods, designing a dream ceremony on straw bales or weaving in cultural touches that really make your day sing.  With Cole Drake Events, you can count on their authenticity, humor and roll-up-the-sleeves mentality to take your event to that next level.

Call Cole Drake Events today to begin planning your dream wedding.  And don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for even more inspiration.

Photography: Christophe Genty | Wedding Planner: David Aten Events | Wedding Planner: Cole Drake Events | Florist: Kathy Hoffman | Cake: Momofuku | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Favors: Favor Custom Gifts | Additional Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events | Ceremony Entertainment: Wine Country Entertainment | Dining Entertainment: Wine Country Aerialists | Dining Subfloor Rental: Classic Party Rentals | Farewell Brunch: Napa Valley Country Club | Farewell Brunch: Napa Valley Country Club | Furniture/Dining/Cocktails Rentals: Zephyr Tents | Golf Cart Rentals: Nick's Custom Golf Carts | Lighting/Audio: The Lux Productions | Linens: La Tavola | Patio Heaters: Patio Heaters R Us | Pool Area Rentals: Raj Tents | Pool Subfloor: Stage Commander | Private Estate (Wedding): Grooms Family Home | Reception Entertainment: Zach Darling ZDCA | Rehearsal Dinner: The Carneros Inn | Rehearsal Dinner: The Carneros Inn | Stationery/Logos: Ceci New York | Transportation: Napa Valley Limousine | VIP Portalettes: Northbay Portables | Valet Services: CPA Valet

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Romantic Bay Area Wedding

Take a moment to really soak in this gorgeous Bay Area affair, then wrap your head around the fact that it was planned in only three months.  Yes, three months is all A & B Creative creative had to put together this masterpiece of pretty and, well… they hit it out of the park completely.  Imagine breathtaking views, lush blooms from Mandolin Flowers and gorgeous captures from Hannah Suh.  See them here. 

And a beautiful film from Twenty Twenty Studios

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From Rebekah of A&B Creative… Matt & Shadi are such an incredible couple, the respect and adoration they have for one another, and their growing family is such an inspiration. We only had three months to find the venue and create the design for their big day, but I couldn’t be happier with how the whole day came together.

They chose a venue with a stunning view and we created designs including a head table that was a little out of the box. Shadi wanted lots of color, and a design that was incredibly romantic and very summery. Along with Amanda of Mandolin Flowers we created an incredibly romantic and lush runner that paired perfectly with the gold flatware and sea foam green plates and classic cut glass coups from Frances Lane. Little touches of calligraphy from Bright Room Studio added more romance and personality to the venue and celebration. We added cascading globe lights above the head table. I highly recommend trying to think outside the box/your venue to try to create exactly what you’ve dreamed of! This venue didn’t have an outdoor reception space, so we created one for the head table and for their guests to come enjoy their drinks around in an area that had previously only been used as a space for guests to get air. We transformed it into Shadi and Matt’s dream, and you never would have known it wasn’t made for that purpose!

Looking over all of Hannah’s stunning images you can’t help but feel the utter joy and love the couple and all of their friends and families felt all day long.

From the Bride… We planned our wedding in three months and we tried so hard to keep our focus on the important things. We didn’t stress and loved every bit of the process we really tried to cherish it all. We were so excited to plan something that truly expressed our love for each other. We wanted to have a very intimate feel. Our wedding day was a sweet testament of our love and journey in life. A day to celebrate with those that have been a crucial part of our lives. Our day was not only a day that we got to be joined together as one but also a day where we became a FAMILY. It was very important to us that the boys were a big part of our day. The boys being Matt’s best men was also something that was so extremely special. Seeing the joy in our boys’ faces that day made it perfect.

Photography: Hannah Suh Photography | Cinematography: Twenty Twenty Studios | Event Design: Rebekah Carey McNall, A & B Creative | Floral Design: Mandolin Flowers | Ceremony Venue: Crystal Springs Golf Course | Hair Stylist: Adrian De Lozada | Calligraphy: Bright Room Studio | Dinnerware: Frances Lane

Romantic Napa Valley Wedding

Do me a favor: take everything you know about Napa Valley weddings, add in an extra dose of romance and then top it off with some of the prettiest details you will ever lay your eyes upon.  The result?  This stunning affair captured beautifully by Glass Jar Photography.  Think elegant church ceremony meets one seriously gorgeous al fresco party.  Soak in every last moment in the world’s most amazing gallery.    

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From Glass Jar Photography… Sarah decided to marry her best friend in Napa Valley, CA around the hills of wine outside San Francisco. Her goal was a timeless wedding, classic and beautiful and I think she nailed it.

Starting the day at the gorgeous Pink Mansion then the two said their “I do’s” in a cute Spanish style church in the center of the valley, and hopped in an vintage car to exit and head over to an open wine field reception, with great food, tablescapes and decor and friends.

Photography: Glass Jar Photography | Reception Venue: Rutherford Grove Winery | Catering: Rutherford Grove | Bridal Suite: Pink Mansion

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