Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Erin McLean Events had a huge milestone last weekend: 100 Weddings! Wow, 100 Weddings! It is a number that seems crazy to me. Because I remember every single couple and wedding like it was yesterday! I still can picture the moment that I sent Claire down the aisle out at Celebrity Dairy at my first wedding. I remember my fear when the air conditioning unit dripped on their gorgeous custard (horrified!). Most importantly, I remember loving every minute of their day! I fell in love with wedding planning!
I had the pleasure of working with Trisha and Adam for their wedding at the gorgeous Carolina Inn. Trisha was a bride with great ideas and style, she was just unsure how to bring it all together. That is where I came in. We worked on the overall event design and planning to have a gorgeous and flawless wedding for this awesome couple!
I was beyond excited to receive this email from the Mother of the Bride Monday morning:
Good morning, sunshine. Just had to let you know what a fantastic job you did for us on Trisha’s wedding. Everything went off beautifully, and I think for sure that Trish had the wedding of her dreams. She has done nothing but praise you all weekend long.
Again, you were absolutely GREAT, and Trish and I both will highly recommend you to any of our friends or family should the need for a wedding planner arise. We have been working with you since June, and I feel like you have become one of the family. We will miss you.
Warmest and sincerest regards,
I have been so fortunate the past four years to do what I love. Thank you so much to all of my couples and families that have allowed me into your lives! I am so thankful!!
How great are these Save the Dates?
We kept the church palate very soft and neutral so that the reception would be a surpirse of color. All Saints Chapel is so romantic!
Loved the pocket squares!
I love the anemones in Krishna’s bouquet. It added a pop of black to break-up the all white bouquet. Gorgeous!
These LOVE mugs from Anthroplogie are a great decor addition!
Krishna and Bill had two signature drinks. They were a hit!
How adorable are these birds??
The dessert table was the perfect addition to this wedding! So adorable and delicious!
I absolutely LOVE swizzle straws!
This personalized house was the card box.
Birds all around!
The Dicken’s kept the dance floor packed!!
I absolutely loved planning this wedding! I loved how unique it was. Krishna had such great taste and such a love for paper and the little details.
Wedding Planning and Design: Erin McLean Events
Ceremony: All Saints Chapel
Reception: Cobblestone Hall
Photography and Video: f8 Photo Studios
Catering: Green Planet Catering
Dessert Table: Swank Sweets
Paper: Mae Mae Paperie
Band: The Dickens
Cake: Swank Cake Design
Hair and Makeup: Makeup for Your Day
Birds: Holly Aiken
So excited to have Krishna and Bill’s wedding to be featured on Style Me Pretty today!! Check it out here!
I am so incredibly excited to share my new branding with all of you!!
As I entered my 4th year of business this past year, I realized the look and feel of Erin McLean Events needed to feel more more authentic, more me. What did that even mean? Good question!
In January I had the great fortune of attending a workshop called Making Things Happen. It was there that I really started identify who my ideal bride is. I have always wanted to be a great fit for my brides and vice versa. Making Things Happen was a huge eye opener for me. It made me a better business owner, wife, sister, friend, and planner. I knew that I was a very good wedding planner and designer, but I needed my branding to feel like me.
For 2011, I wanted to truly focus on creating a great experience for my couples from start to finish. To do this, I enlisted the help of some truly talented women. Lara Casey and Emily Ley with Making Brands Happen. Then the real work began!
So, drum roll please…
Thank you to Cathy Olson for doing such a gorgeous job on my new site and blog!
I truly love what I do. I am so blessed to have a job that makes me excited to get up in the morning and come to work. I am always wanting to learn more and grow as a person, professionally and personally. I have put a lot of work into not only the new branding, but in the operations and day to day of Erin McLean Events. I am so excited to share all of this with you.
I will be focusing my blog on Real Weddings, Entertaining ideas, DIY Projects, and all things inspiring.
Thank you so much for visiting my new site! I hope you enjoy!!
Hannah and Greg were married this April at the Angus Barn Pavilions. This was a wedding I will never forget! I always have a rain plan, but this morning we found out we needed a Tornado plan. Things got shuffled around and the ceremony was delayed. However, the moment Hannah started to walk down the aisle the sun came out and revealed the most gorgeous day. It was amazing!
The ladies were ready!
Greg wore a gorgeous ranunculus boutonniere. I always recommend them to match when we use peonies in the bride’s bouquet!
When working with Hannah on her wedding design she wanted to have her wedding go along with the rustic setting, but also to have an elegant feel to it. The ribbon taffeta linen was a perfect contrast to the heavy wood.
Hannah loved these cheese markers. They were an adorable escort cards!
Hannah suprised Greg by flying in a Cigar Roller from Miami. Needless to say it was a hit!
For their favors, the couple paid homage to New York City, were they reside. The Black and White cookies were delicious!
Hannah’s reaction in this picture is fantastic! It was such a fun celebration!
Venue: Angus Barn Pavilions
Wedding Planning and Design: Erin McLean Events
Photography: f8 Photo Studios
Flowers: English Garden
Hair and Makeup: Makeup for your Day
Rentals: CE Rentals
Band: Reality Show Band
Congratulations to you both!! You were such a joy to work with!
We are so excited to have our mason jar favor photoshoot with the always fabulous Nancy Ray be featured on the inspiring Southern Weddings Blog. We would love if you left a comment, thank you!