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.

Sara + Jeff’s Angus Barn Pavillion Wedding | Erin McLean Events | Raleigh Wedding Planner


Sarah and Jeff were married on a windy November day in a gorgeous Duke Chapel Ceremony and a glowing Angus Barn Pavilion reception. To say I loved working with this couple is an understatement! They are such a sweet and fun couple. We laughed the whole year of planning!

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Wedding Planning / Event Design: Erin, Erin McLean Events

Ceremony: Duke Chapel

Venue/Caterer:  The Pavilion at the Angus Barn

Photography: Cyn Kain Photography

Florist: Tre Bella

Baker: Ashley Cakes

Reception Music: The Retreat

Transportation: Carolina Livery

Rentals: CE Rentals

Hair and Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Seating Chart and Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Carrie

Invitations: Maria Scheel Invitations

Programs: Wiregrass Weddings

- Erin

Eleanor + Alex’s Angus Barn Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

Sometimes “the one” is across the ocean and it takes fate stepping in to make sure you meet. I loved hearing Eleanor’s story of meeting Alex, who was born in England, while they were both college students here in North Carolina. After their romance began, they both moved around the world and spent many months of dating long distance. But distance makes the heart grow fonder! The wedding scenes below prove that these two truly were meant to be.

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This entire wedding was the epitome of elegance! Eleanor’s childhood school, St. David’s, was the perfect spot for their classic ceremony. The couple even choose a song used at Kate and Will’s Royal Wedding to reflect Alex’s English background!

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The Angus Barn glowed for the reception. Croquet was on the lawn, an American flag and The Union Jack balanced on either side of the fireplace, and a cigar station kept guests intrigued! Individual sprigs of flowers were tucked into each napkin on silver charges set atop platinum linens.

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Good-humored speeches were given and then guests hit the dance floor! Eleanor and Alex and their parents were exceptional hosts. It was beautiful seeing everything come together, the decor, the music, and these two families. Congratulations, Eleanor and Alex!

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Thank you to all the fabulous vendors we worked with!

Venue: The Pavilions at the Angus Barn

Wedding Coordinator: Erin McLean Events, Tia Jones-Nusbaum

Photographer: Laura Simson Photography

Florist: The Watered Garden

Cake Baker: Edible Art

Ceremony Musicians: NC Strings Quartet

Band: Heartbeat of Soul

Transportation: Ecostyle Transportation

Rentals: CE Rentals

Makeup:  Luxe, Fiquet Bailey-Swan

Hair: 23 Indigo Lounge, Katie Largent


Ellen + Patrick's Angus Barn Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner


Ellen and Patrick were married this Fall in such classic Southern Style! Their Angus Barn Wedding Reception was full of such great formal details and style. The couple said “I Do” at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church and her palette of Grays, soft lavender, and blush was the perfect compliment to the gorgeous fall day!

When we started planning Ellen said she wanted the Angus Barn Pavilions to look formal and “country club” like.  So to accomplish this we brought in gorgeous mahogony chiavaris, satin and platinum linens. We also tented the patio to accommodate the dancing and fantastic band! I had so much fun with Ellen, her wonderful mom Jane, and great husband Patrick. Ellen”s sense of humor and great taste made the planning a pleasure!











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We used their duogram through the whole wedding planning and casino online design.




I LOVE this photo that Robin Lin captured!


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How sweet is the photo of the Bride”s parents?




We would like to thank all the fantastic vendors that helped make this beautiful wedding possible!

Venue: The Angus Barn

Wedding Planning and Design: Erin McLean Events

Ceremony: Hayes Barton United Methodist

Photographer: Robin Lin Photography

Florist: Fleurtations

Videographer: Jason Arthurs

Band: Atlanta Show Stoppers

Hair & Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Linens/Chairs/Tableware: CE Rentals

Chargers: Classic Party Rentals

Lighting: Total Production Services

Congrats you two crazy love birds!!!


- Erin


Cary Magazine's Elegant Weddings Gala

Did you just get engaged? Are you wondering what to do next? Come join us at the Cary Magazine’s Elegant Weddings Gala at  The Angus Barn Pavilion Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 4:30–8:30 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet with some of the area’s top wedding vendors, while enjoying drinks, samples and live music! Bring your family, friends, or bridal party, its a great night to start planning the wedding of your dreams!

It’s a wonderful opportunity to visualize your elegant wedding at The Angus Barn, and a great time to meet the ladies of Erin McLean Events. So get your tickets fast and make sure you stop by our table!

We currently have 10 tickets to give away free, so stop on by our store to pick them up, they are on a first come first serve basis. Tickets can also be purchased in advanced for $10, and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here.


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Kayla and Steven were married this past August at the Angus Barn Pavilions. When I first met them I knew that this couple truly got it. By “it” I mean they knew that this wedding was so much more about the gorgeous details and the dress. It was about a marriage and a merging of two families. They told me that the ceremony was as important, if not more, that the location, flowers, or food. I loved working with both families and was honored to be a part of this wedding!


JAGG Photography did such a wonderful job capturing this wedding!

I love this shoe shot! The shoes are so Kayla and Steven! The groom is an avid soccer player and coach.

Great pink Bridesmaid’s dresses from J. Crew!


Steven and Kayla opted for a first look! Such a sweet moment!

Don’t you love Kayla’s necklace? It was her grandmothers.

Steven’s Uncle made this cake stand. How completely awesome?



What a great moment between Kayla and her dad. They have such a close and fun relationship.

Kayla’s brother and friend sang the most beatuful rendition of “How He Loves,” it was truly a touching moment.

I think this picture captures the level of devotion that Steven and Kayla have. It is so fantastic to see a couple that puts so much thought and time into the ceremony.


This was such a fun wedding!

This bridal party was hilarious! I love a good ole fashion car decorating!!

                                             Congratulations Kayla and Steven! I loved working with both of you and your wonderful families!!



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Location: Angus Barn Pavilions

Photography: JAGG Photography

Flowers: English Garden

Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Invitations: Cute Buttons

Rentals: CE Rentals

Videography: Bluhat Films

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Hannah and Greg were married this April at the Angus Barn Pavilions. This was a wedding I will never forget! I always have a rain plan, but this morning we found out we needed a Tornado plan. Things got shuffled around and the ceremony was delayed. However, the moment Hannah started to walk down the aisle the sun came out and revealed the most gorgeous day. It was amazing!

The ladies were ready!


Greg wore a gorgeous ranunculus boutonniere. I always recommend them to match when we use peonies in the bride’s bouquet!

When working with Hannah on her wedding design she wanted to have her wedding go along with the rustic setting, but also to have an elegant feel to it. The ribbon taffeta linen was a perfect contrast to the heavy wood.

Hannah loved these cheese markers. They were an adorable escort cards!

Hannah suprised Greg by flying in a Cigar Roller from Miami. Needless to say it was a hit!

For their favors, the couple paid homage to New York City, were they reside. The Black and White cookies were delicious!

Hannah’s reaction in this picture is fantastic! It was such a fun celebration!

Venue: Angus Barn Pavilions

Wedding Planning and Design: Erin McLean Events

Photography: f8 Photo Studios

Flowers: English Garden

Hair and Makeup: Makeup for your Day

Rentals: CE Rentals

Band: Reality Show Band

Congratulations to you both!! You were such a joy to work with!



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This morning it felt a bit like fall in the air, a welcome break from the heat. So today is the perfect day to post the wedding of Amy and Shawn! They were married at the gorgeous Angus Barn Pavilions this past October.

Thank you to Heather Swanner Photography for these great images!

Tre Bella did a gorgeous job on the flowers!

It was the most gorgeous fall day!

Amy was a ballroom dancer. She was so elegant, I was jealous with my two left feet! It was some of the best dancing I have ever seen at a wedding. So entertaining!

Congratulations to a fantastic couple!!

xoxo, Erin