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.

Wedding Favor Ideas

Favors are a great way for guests to remember your special day, so why not make them unique and memorable? We have a few new trends to add that special twist on your day.  Check out our take on fun edible and decorative favors that will leave your guests memorized.

Sweet Puff Candy

This flash back to a childhood favorite provides a fun atmosphere for the guests to enjoy some delicious cotton candy. Sweet Puff Candy provides a menu of a various of flavors such as classic strawberry and blueberry to modern flavors such as honey rose and  banana pudding.



Not only are macarons a fan favorite but they can also take on another role for your day. Our couple decided to use their custom champagne macarons not only as their favors but also the guests escort cards for seating.


Macarons by Sugar Euphoria and photo by Caroline Lima.

Custom Mugs

This favor is a great way for the couple to show off their personalities through their favorite things. Our couple were avid coffee and hot chocolate drinkers and wanted their guests to be included in their interests. Their custom mugs not only provided their monogram but also little bags full of coffee and hot chocolate for the guests to enjoy.

Desktop1Photo by Nancy Ray

Favorite Recipe

Make your favorite recipe into your wedding favor. Our couple had a family recipe for biscuits that they loved so they decided to share it with their guests. Custom bags with the couples initials add a personal touch to the favor. These bags not only contained the recipe for the famous biscuits but also the ingredients to whip up a batch of southern home cooking.


Photo by Story Photographers

Happy planning!


Peonies for days!!!

We love celebrating –  celebrating love, marriage, family, and of course peony season. This year we wanted to highlight Mother’s Day with a lovely bright table scape – and perfection – it falls at the height of peony season! 

We selected the yellow, coral, and fuchsia blooms to be the highlight of the table,  pairing with a simple white table, and place settings, with just a hint of gold – to add a little bit of sparkle. The yellow peonies were incredible, there was not a need for much more to create a happy, bright, and yes,  fancy setting for a perfect Mother’s Day celebration!
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