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.

Mallory + Michael’s Prestonwood Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner


If you get to meet Mallory, you’ll quickly notice she always has on something pink! This was the main inspiration for her and Michael’s gorgeous wedding day which was filled with shades of pink, navy and the perfect touch of sparkle.
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We loved the dramatic floral design of these unique ceremony programs.
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Prestonwood’s Ballroom was the perfect backdrop for hot pink linens adorned with fabric petals – the space was large enough to pull off such a bold color choice and we were thrilled with the impact!


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Not only was this reception beautiful, it was planned with fun in mind. Lots of dancing (the dance floor was packed all night!), outdoor games, Southern-inspired touches in the menu and a pretty pom pom send off combined to create the perfect celebration. A huge thank you to the awesome team of vendors that made Mallory + Michael’s day possible!

Venue: Prestonwood Country Club

Photographer: Anna Routh Photography

Photo Booth: Hot Dog Photo Booth

Wedding Coordinator: Tia, Erin McLean Events

Videographer: K2 Production

Florist: The English Garden

Cake: Prestonwood Country Club

DJ: Joe Bunn, Bunn DJ Company

Transportation: Horizon / Cowboy Limo / White Horse Transportation

Rentals: CE Rental

Hair & Makeup: Bella Trio


Ali + Conrad’s Chapel Hill Country Club Wedding – Chapel Hill Day Of Coordinator

View More: Ali and Conrad were college sweethearts at Duke University, but careers pulled them apart graduation. Five years later, they reunited and eventually became engaged on campus where they first met! With Chapel Hill Country Club as the setting for the big day, we love that the pair insisted guests have a memorable and relaxing evening (think pre-ceremony cocktail hour with a jazz trio!). Ali’s gorgeous bridesmaids all chose their own gowns, and we’re pretty much OBSESSED with their glow! Getting Ready-0341 Ali+Conrad Blog Photos3 Ali+Conrad Blog Photos4   How amazing are these shoes? Ali+Conrad Blog Photos7 Ali+Conrad Blog Photos2 View More: Ali+Conrad Blog Photos6 Ali+Conrad Blog Photos5 Ceremony-0246 Bride and Groom Portraits Reception1 Reception2 View More: View More: Ali+Conrad Blog Photos View More: View More: View More: View More: View More: View More: Venue/Caterer: Chapel Hill Country Club Photographer: Graham Terhune Florist: Tre Bella Baker: Gigi’s Cupcakes Ceremony Music: Jazz Trio Reception Music: The Winn Brothers/Katz Audio Transportation: Red Rider Shuttle Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Hair and Makeup: Perfection by Patricia Photobooth: Entertainment Playground Bridal Gown: MONIQUE LHUILLIER skirt and self designed corset Congratulations!! - Erin

Blair + Greg’s Carolina Inn Wedding – Chapel Hill Wedding Planner


This couple called on old Hollywood glamour for their stunning Carolina Inn New Year’s Eve wedding! From the bride’s sparkling Jimmy Choo’s to the mix-and-match sequin bridesmaid dresses, there was no lack of drama and grace on Blair’s wedding day.

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The black and white decor highlighted the “Gatsby” like feel in the Old Well Room for Blair and Greg’s reception. Typically it is tough to use a black and white color palette but this couple pulled it off. They wanted a simple, classic, but dramatic night, capturing the essence of the sparkly celebration!

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The couple brought in an acoustic guitar for their ceremony, but pumped up the party with Groove Town at the reception.



We brought in up-lighting  to showcase the architecture in Old Well and to warm up the space with a festive glow.

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The bride was big on sticking to the black and white theme, but there was catch…the only color was in the cake! A Funfetti cake – we loved it!





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Thanks to the fabulous team of vendors that made this night possible!

Venue/Caterer: The Carolina Inn Photographer: Michael Moss Photography Wedding Coordinator: Erin McLean Events, Tia Florist: Tre Bella Baker: Cinda’s Creative Cakes Ceremony/Reception Music: Groovetown Rentals: CE Rentals Lighting: Total Production Services Hair and Makeup: Makeup for your Day   TIA-copy-300x119111