Erin McLean Events is a boutique wedding planning + design team specializing in elevated design and exceptional service. Based in North Carolina, We create Southern couture events for the fanciful at heart. Our team of creatives orchestrate seamless and lovely occasions that are true to our clients.

Tuesday Shoesday!!

Happy Tuesday Shoesday! I am loving these Christian Louboutin Manchon booties.



 Raleigh Wedding Planner

Barclay Villa Wedding, Raleigh Wedding Planner

Amber and Andrew were married in stunning Barclay Villa wedding! Amber and I had a wonderful time with her Wedding Design! The palate was pinks, creams, and peaches. It was stunning!!

Thank you to Megan Kime Photography!



I do love a sequin cake table!! This is the one linen you should have total fun with!!

Wedding Design and Coordination: Erin McLean Events

Photography: Megan Kime

Flowers: English Garden

Rentals: CE Rentals



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Angus Barn Wedding

Happy Tuesday Shoesday !!

This is something I have been doing on EME’s Facebook page. We are bringing it to our blog!

If you are a Twilight fan you will recognize these delicious shoes! They also come in Cranberry. Someone should give my husband Tom the idea for Christmas (ok, they might be over the budget!)

You can see them online here!




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Angus Barn Wedding, Raleigh Wedding Planner

Kayla and Steven were married this past August at the Angus Barn Pavilions. When I first met them I knew that this couple truly got it. By “it” I mean they knew that this wedding was so much more about the gorgeous details and the dress. It was about a marriage and a merging of two families. They told me that the ceremony was as important, if not more, that the location, flowers, or food. I loved working with both families and was honored to be a part of this wedding!


JAGG Photography did such a wonderful job capturing this wedding!

I love this shoe shot! The shoes are so Kayla and Steven! The groom is an avid soccer player and coach.

Great pink Bridesmaid’s dresses from J. Crew!


Steven and Kayla opted for a first look! Such a sweet moment!

Don’t you love Kayla’s necklace? It was her grandmothers.

Steven’s Uncle made this cake stand. How completely awesome?



What a great moment between Kayla and her dad. They have such a close and fun relationship.

Kayla’s brother and friend sang the most beatuful rendition of “How He Loves,” it was truly a touching moment.

I think this picture captures the level of devotion that Steven and Kayla have. It is so fantastic to see a couple that puts so much thought and time into the ceremony.


This was such a fun wedding!

This bridal party was hilarious! I love a good ole fashion car decorating!!

                                             Congratulations Kayla and Steven! I loved working with both of you and your wonderful families!!



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Location: Angus Barn Pavilions

Photography: JAGG Photography

Flowers: English Garden

Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Invitations: Cute Buttons

Rentals: CE Rentals

Videography: Bluhat Films

Greetings from Engage!11

I have been so fortunate to have been able to attend the Engage!11 Conference this week in Grand Cayman (I know, my job is tough! )

Being in a room with Mindy Weiss, Sylvia Weinstock, Marcy Blum, Ed Libby, just to name a few. I learned so much and am so excited to make some strong changes to Erin McLean Events. So excited!

Check out the video here Engage!11 Video!

As an Event Planner I was blown away with all of the details. This was a flawless event from start to finish!

We went to Stingray City and Rum Point. Swimming with the Stingrays was so fun!

Getting to know Randy Fenoli was such a treat! He is amazing! Getting to know these fabulous ladies was wonderful!  Emily Ley (make sure you order her new planner!), Emily Ayer with Southern Weddings, and Whitney English!

So, you know that I love weddings, but you may not know my planning icon has always been the amazingly talented Mindy Weiss. Getting to chat one on one with her was such a surreal experience. She was so down to earth and so genuine. I tried to be cool, but I think I may have come across as giddy!

I am so excited about the new year! We are making some great changes to Erin McLean Events. For 2012 our focus is on excellent client services. We will be announcing some exciting new things on this blog in a few days. Stay tuned!!

So excited!





Southern Weddings SW#4!!

Have you seen Southern Weddings new magazine?? It is one of the most gorgeous wedding magazines I have seen. It is stunning and a must have source of inspiration for all you Southern Brides! Be sure to check out our ad with this gorgeous couple Jenn and Ford with photography by Nancy Ray Photography!