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.

Lauren + Mac’s Carolina Inn Wedding | Erin McLean Events | Chapel Hill Wedding Planner

Lauren envisioned a beautiful garden theme for her wedding day and there couldn’t have been a more perfect setting than the Carolina Inn in summertime. But Lauren + Mac didn’t just choose the Inn for its charm and beauty – they also had a sentimental reason, they met there! We loved the tying in the soft blush, pinks, and greens with the theme – it couldn’t have turned out more perfect!

  This lovely cake by Sweet Memories bakery was the perfect fir with the garden party!





Wedding Coordination: Erin McLean Events

Ceremony and Reception: The Carolina Inn

Florals: Bride and Erin McLean Events

Photography: Julie Livingston

Cake: Sweet Memories

Officiant: Barbara Lodge

Band: Peter Lamb

Hair/Makeup: Makeup for Your Day

- Erin





Colleen + Dale’s Blue Zone Wedding – Chapel Hill Day of Coordinator

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The light was magnificent as it came through all the windows at this Blue Zone wedding overlooking Kenan Stadium! A traditional church ceremony started the day and the Bridal Party and guests traveled via trolley to the reception. Colleen and Dale kept their wedding day fresh and classic!

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We loved the blue and gray palette that was accented with white and green florals. The Blue Zone added a modern backdrop and a surprise guest joined cocktail hour – the UNC mascot, Ramses!Cooper Wedding4



Glass vases, metallic linens, and mirrored table “numbers” created the right amount of shiny touches to add a little glamor to the reception.Enhanced_0819




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Best wishes Colleen and Dale, what an amazing night of memories! Thank you to all the vendors who worked together to make this wedding so beautiful.

Day of Coordinator: Tia, Erin McLean Events

Venue: Upper Club at The Blue Zone

Caterer: Rocky Top Hospitality

Photographer: Carden’s Design

Florist: The English Garden

Baker: Simply Cakes

Reception Music/Photobooth: Triad DJ and Events

Transportation: Historic Salisbury Trolley

Rentals: CE Rental

Hair and Makeup: Mina’s Studio


Susan + Rob’s Carolina Inn Wedding – Chapel Hill Day of Coordinator


Susan, Rob and their families were a joy to for us to work with! They had so much history going back to their childhood and family ties to The Carolina Inn which made the wedding weekend extra special for everyone. It truly made for the perfect love story! From their cocktail hour on the front porch of The Carolina Inn to their confetti popper exit, this couple was just adorable. Guests danced into the night to the talented tunes of Groovetown and snacked on fresh Krsipy Kreme doughnuts to cap off the evening. Yum! SRWB_03


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Susan and her mom chose so many sweet touches to add to the wedding night. We loved the generations of family wedding photos on display! The signage provided by Calligraphy by Carrie added charm and style too. SRWB_38

This cake by Miel Bon Bon was jaw-dropping. The detail was exquisite – definitely a show stopper. SRWB_37

We loved the bold color palette Susan chose. It was the perfect blend of fall colors with the already beautiful decor in Old Well. SRWB_36 SRWB_21SRWB_40 SRWB_42 SRWB_44 SRWB_48

This was all possible with an amazing team of vendors! We wish Susan + Rob so much happiness!

Ceremony: University Presbyterian Church

Reception: The Carolina Inn

Photography: Robin Lin Photography

Videography: F8 in Motion

Wedding Coordinator: Carrington, Erin McLean Events

Florals: Tre Bella

Cake: Miel Bon Bon

Reception Music: Groovetown

Signage: Calligraphy by Carrie

Stationary: Maria Scheel

Transportation: Boston Coach

Rentals: CE Rental

Makeup: Bella Trio

Hair: Kim King


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

October Promotion with the Carolina Inn Weddings

We are so excited to be a part of this promotion with the wonderful Carolina Inn!

Dont’ try to do it all yourself……
The Carolina Inn and Erin McLean Events are excited to offer you the opportunity to receive a complimentary day of coordinator to handle all the little details of your ceremony and reception as well as four hours of event design consultation. Book your wedding with us by October 1, 2012 to take advantage of this great opportunity.
*Wedding reception revenue must be guaranteed at $12,000. Certain rules and restrictions apply. New bookings only.
Call 919-918-2715 to speak with one of our wedding specialists today! Please mention this facebook offer when you call!


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Wedding Gown Wednesday!


I so love the neckline of this Pronovias Gown!

Maybe it is the model’s amazing bun (how do I get that?) or the lighting. Whatever it is, this is so feminine!

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Make it Pretty Monday!! Wedding Hairstyles!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It was super hot here in Raleigh, but it was a good excuse to get some pool time it!

My brides are always looking for ideas for their wedding hair. I pulled a few off of the Knot that I think are so pretty!