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.


Inspire-Me Monday: A Metallic Wedding Palette

Happy Monday Everyone! Today we wanted to share some metallic wedding inspiration. If you like the look of a clean, white wedding without bold accent colors, metallics are a good alternative. They will give the wedding some casino online dimension and focal points without taking away from the clean look.

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PhotoCredit: BelleTheMagazine, 100LayerCake, RuffledBlog, AileenTran, SaffronMarigold, TheSweetestOccasion, QueenBee1924 and DesireToInspire

Do you like this metallic palette, or do you prefer something with more pops of color?

Make it pretty!

Inspire-Me Monday: A Purple and Red Palette

Happy Monday Everyone! We love this rich, deep and romantic red and purple palette. We think that this color combination is so pretty for a wedding.

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PhotoCredit: ImBueYouIDo, KatelynJamesBlog, BitsyBride, OneFabDay, 100LayerCake, WeddingsChicks and OneWed

Do you like this deep and rich palette, or do you prefer something lighter and brighter?

Make it pretty!

Inspire-Me Monday: Teal and Yellow

Happy Monday Everyone!

We want to know what you think of this teal and yellow palette. We think that this is fresh, fun and unique. These two hues are definitely statement colors that would be perfect for a fun, relaxed summer wedding!

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PhotoCredit: Burnett’sBoards, OnTheGoBride, BrittCroftBlog, TheKnot, StyleUnveiled, ElizabethAnneDesigns, EverlastingOccasionsWeddingPlanning, Zazzle

Would you use these colors at your wedding?

Make it pretty!

Wedding Tip Thursday: A Tip Jar on the Bar

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{Event by Erin McLean Events, Photos by Martha Manning}

A little tip about tipping…here at EME, we all believe it is tacky to have a tip jar out on the bar at a wedding! However, we also all agree the bartenders should receive a gratuity. What to do? Discuss this in advance with the caterer/bartending service. Let them know you do not want a tip jar on display so that your guests do not feel they need to leave gratuity while attending your event.

Instead, ask if you can arrange to pay the gratuity before the event – you can ask to negotiate a set fee based on the estimated bar costs. I would suggest you take it a step further and ask that this arrangement be included in your contract so you have it all in writing. This agreement avoids the unsightly tip jar but makes sure your bartenders are taken care of so they can happily serve your guests!

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Inspire-Me Monday: A Grey and Green Wedding

Happy Monday Everyone! Today we want to share a pretty and sophisticated palette of greys and greens. We think that these colors look beautiful together and create an airy and romantic atmosphere.

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PhotoCredit: MyLovelyWedding, ColinCoweWeddings, Pinterest, StyleMePretty, BridsOfAFeather, Zazzle, HuluWeddingDress, OneToWed and WeddingsOnline

What do you think of this grey and green palette – would you use it at your wedding?

Make it pretty!