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Courtney Drake

I started Drake Social with a passion for creating beautiful events that leave your guests in “awe”. I am a natural leader and consider myself lucky to have found the event industry.

Between Atlanta, Georgia, and Santa Barbara, California, I’m officially bicoastal. As an Atlanta native, my heart will always be in the south but my soul thrives on the west coast. I love mixing traditions and trends across both markets and that translates to one-of-a-kind events for my clients across the country.

My education and corporate experience elevate my natural talent for planning, design, and event management. A bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama in interior design, a master’s degree from Georgia Tech in construction management, and 11 years of corporate finance experience provide a solid foundation for superior event planning and design services.

I’m a fitness fanatic who loves red wine. You can find me in Europe during my offseason, or on the beaches of the Caribbean. Whether indulging in a seasonal Terrine from Arnaud Nicolas in Paris or soaking up rays in Exuma, I love to travel. I appreciate runway fashion, but my comfort lies in Anthropologie or Arhaus.

I am thrilled to get to know you so I can bring to life everything that makes you special as a couple. It is my mission to ensure your guests feel your love and experience the “awe” of your event.

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Cait Madden

I recognized my passion for weddings after being a bridesmaid for the better half of the last decade. I’ve attended and been a part of so many weddings that my mother began calling me “27 Dresses.” After being a part of so many weddings, I became captivated by watching each aspect come together to create something sensational on the big day. With a background in public relations and event planning, coordinating weddings was a perfect fit.

I grew up just outside of Atlanta and received my bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration on Public Relations from the University of West Georgia. After working in the corporate world as an Account Director, I’ve recently decided to return to UWG to complete my Masters in Business Administration. When I’m not at a wedding or studying, I like to volunteer at Best Friends Animal Society in Smyrna.

Incredible...

Not enough words to express how I feel about the quality of service, communication and finished product. I would recommend Drake Social for all of your wedding coordination/planning needs!! Courtney is more than just a planner... she’s a friend wanting to make your dreams come alive.”
Jen and Greg | Atlanta History Center

It was even better...

than I could have ever imagined, and during the whole process she made sure to point us to what was most important - the celebration of marriage! We left every meeting and phone call refreshed and excited about the decisions that were being made because we knew she truly cared about our wedding day."
Meri Kate and Chris | Abby Manor

A joy to work with...

Courtney is organized, attentive to every detail and very clearly knows the wedding business. You will be in the best hands-hire her!"
Jeannine and Dan | Ritz Carlton, Reynolds

In a league of her own...

when it came to planning weddings. She took our piecemeal vision and brought to life a celebration more breathtaking than we could have ever imagined. Her professionalism, creativity, charm, and warm personality are unparalleled."
Saskia and Alex | Mandarin Oriental
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