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.


Maddy + Josh’s Prestonwood Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

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Memorial Day brought special meaning to our sweet couple Maddy + Josh this year. Not only is this a special holiday for their families, but it was also their picture perfect wedding day. Framed by her family’s beautiful southern home – Maddy and Josh said “I do” surrounded by a breathtaking array of white and green florals and pristine landscaping fit for a magazine cover. This wedding was all Southern Glamour! We worked with Maddy’s Mother to bring her specific vision to life, one that highlighted the love the Maddy and Josh share, their close family bonds, and the meaning of the Memorial Day holiday for this West Point graduate Groom.

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We loved the bond this bride and her mother shared! Two beautiful ladies!

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The entire design was based off of a bouquet that Maddy loved. It was classic peonies, roses and the sweet blue tweedia flower. We wanted to make sure that all the elements of the design worked with the groom’s uniform. I am so happy with how it all turned out! Kassel-61

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The bride’s brother Nathan married the couple. How amazing is this back yard? So perfect for a wedding! Kassel-446

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Maddy and Josh chose to honor the “Fallen Soldier” at their reception. This was a touching tribute to those who have sacrificed for our country and the freedoms that we all cherish today.

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How gorgeous was this table scape? Paired with glittering linens and candlelight for days these white and blue blooms from Fresh Affairs took our breath away!

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The couple made their grand exit to a sea of waving American flags – a fitting ending to a Memorial Day wedding!

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Maddy + Josh’s wedding weekend wouldn’t have been possible without this fabulous team of vendors!

Ceremony:Family Home

Reception: Prestonwood Country Club

Wedding Planner & Design: Erin with Erin McLean Events

Photographer: Vesic Photography

Videographer: Heartstone Films

Ceremony Musicians: Elegant Ensembles

Rentals: CE Rental

Lighting: Total Production Services

Cake: Prestonwood Country Club

Florist: Fresh Affairs

DJ: Joe Bunn, Bunn DJ Company

Jazz Trio: Mark Wells

Paper: Good South 

Hair/Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids Gowns: Alexia’s Bridal

Transportation: Carolina Livery / White Horse Transportation / Raleigh Trolley

- Erin

 

What EME brides are saying!

We are so blessed to get to work with such wonderful couples! Thank you to our sweet bride Jenny! Carrington and I had the best time working with you! JK review 10474875_10152589733503885_33342727880128288_oWe can’t wait to see the rest of your photos!

- Erin

Marion + Bryan’s Cotton Room Wedding – Durham Wedding Planner

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This wedding was one for the books! Marion wanted a design that captured the essence of a wintery wedding. Her inspiration? Her stunning Jimmy Choo crystal stilettos. {Gasp!} We worked with Marion to bring her vision to life incorporating tons of candle light, mirrored signage, unique silvery linens, and of course an array of white and pink florals. Marion was the epitome of grace and elegance on her wedding day complete with a phenomenal fur wrap to keep the winter cold away! She and Bryan were so fun to work with and we want to share their perfect night with everyone! Enjoy!

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The Cotton Room provided the perfect rustic backdrop for this picturesque wedding night! Utilizing the open floor plan, we decided on long tables with cascading candlelight to complete the space. It truly was a winter wonderland!

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We loved working with an incredible team of vendors for Marion + Bryan’s wedding weekend!

Ceremony: Duke Chapel

Reception: The Cotton Room

Caterer: Triangle Catering

Wedding Planner: Erin & Tia with Erin McLean Events

Photographer: Walters & Walters Photography

Videographer: 21 Films

Rentals: CE Rental

Lighting: Simpsound

Cake: Ashley Cakes

Florist:Tre Bella

Band: Groovetown 

Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Hair: Posh

Transportation: Carolina Livery

- Erin

Emily + John’s The State Club Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

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How glamorous is Emily? Tia had such a wonderful time working with Emily and John winter Raleigh wedding. It was a pretty cold day, but it didn’t seem to bother anyone. This was a time to celebrate! Oh, and a great reason to wear her gorgeous wrap!

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“John and I were so excited for our January wedding. We ended up with freezing cold temperatures but there was no snow or rain and I got to wear a fur! I wanted a very soft and romantic color scheme, so we chose blush, gold and grey. The ceremony was beautiful and then our guests were treated to lots of dancing, photobooth fun, and homemade honey from John’s dad’s beehives. The reception turned out fantastic, the cake was delicious, and Tia did a phenomenal job keeping everything on schedule! Our wedding was definitely the best day of my life! ” – Emily

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Thank you to the lovely team of vendors we worked with for Emily + John’s wedding weekend!

Ceremony: Edenton Street United Methodist Church

Reception: The State Club

Wedding Planner:  Tia with Erin McLean Events

Photographer: Cyn Kain Photography

Cake: Miel Bon Bons

Groom’s Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Florist:Tre Bella

Band: EG Peters Band

Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne, Be Pretty

Transportation: Raleigh Trolley / Classy Transportation

- Erin