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.

1705 Prime Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

Yellow, Pinks, and Creams were so classic in this 1705 Prime Wedding of David and Laura. I have never laughed so hard then when I had meetings with this couple. As a Wedding Planner it is such a joy to work with a couple that truly compliments each other in the best way possible.

Thank you to Gallant Fox Photography for these gorgeous images!

Tre Bella did such a stunning job on the flowers!

I created this family tree for the couple. We hung pictures of their families past weddings. It is such a great way to show great photos! How gorgeous is the mercury glass!

Yeah!! Love that Laura looking at the reception was captured! I love this moment!

We mixed three linens in this design, which adds such great texture and interest to the space!

Event Planning and Design: Erin with Erin McLean Events

Venue: 1705 Prime – Rocky Top Catering

Photography: Gallant Fox Photography

Flowers: Tre Bella

Videography: Diva Productions

DJ: Jim Unger with Joe Bunn DJ Company

Cake: Ambrosia Cakes



Raleigh Wedding Planner


1705 Prime Wedding

Sarah and Nick were married this past December in what could only be called a perfect wintry wedding. With a ceremony at Fairmont and a reception following at 1705 Prime, their Raleigh wedding was lovely from start to finish.

The bride’s delicate pumps with bows added a classic ladylike touch.


The English Garden did these gorgeous floral designs.

The junior bridesmaid carried this pomander style bouquet. Different from traditional bouquets, the pomander is a ball of flowers hanging from a decorative ribbon. This variation from traditional bouquets is also a great option for flower girls or other bridesmaids.


With the exception of the junior bridesmaid, the other three bridesmaids carried simple bouquets of baby’s breath which were perfectly complimented by their soft sage green dresses.

Fairmont United Methodist Church is a traditional wedding ceremony venue in the heart of Raleigh. Towards the end of the ceremony the guests were given candles to hold- a perfect touch for the a wedding in the holiday season.

What a fantastic vintage inspired shot from Sweet Life Photo.


The bride and groom chose to incorporate a “wishing tree” into their reception decor. This gorgeous tree, designed by The English Garden, was accompanied by little tags with which guests could write congratulations and wishes for the bride and groom.

And the little wish tags even featured the couple’s new last name initial.

Rocky Top Hospitality provided the delicious reception cuisine including mini pizza slices and BBQ biscuit sandwiches. As always Rocky Top did a spectacular job on the food…all the guests loved it!

We love Rocky Top Catering for Triangle Weddings! DJ Ken Holmes from Joe Bunn DJ Company kept the dance floor packed!

The delicious cakes were made by Cinda’s Creative Cakes.

The bride and groom also chose to show alma mater spirit with a delicious Wake Forest Deacon mascot cake and a Virginia Tech Hokies mascot cake. They looked almost too good to eat!

1705 Prime is a perfect Raleigh wedding reception venue with plenty of space for tables, mingling, buffets, a bar, and of course of dance floor!

1705 Prime is one classy southern wedding reception venue. It’s traditional on the outside, but contemporary on the inside.

Congratulations, Sarah & Nick!