Becca-Jane and Todd were married on June 23rd at the Chapel of the Cross with a reception at the Carolina Inn afterwards. Todd is a Major in the Marines who was teaching at The Citadel in Charleston, while Becca was living in Washington, DC. If you are around this couple for one minute you can see how totally in love they are for each other! Although the bride and groom were apart for the planning, everything came together in an amazing way.
The morning of the wedding the bridal party ran a 5k. The Bride and Groom left at separate times of course!
Thank you to all of the great vendors that helped me bring this day together!
Wedding Planner and Event Design : Erin McLean Events
Reception Site: The Carolina Inn
Photographer: Cyn Kain Photography
Videographer: Life Stage Films
Florist : Tre Bella
Ceremony Florist: University Florist
Music : In Full
Invitations: Maria Scheel Invitations
Calligraphy: Sherri Coyle
Transportation: Carolina Livery
I was so happy with how their escort card table turned out! Tre Bella was able to take my idea that was a combination of a few photos I had seen and make it even better!
Todd loves ice cream, so Becca Jane surprised him with an ice cream bar. It was a huge hit! I love his reaction!
This was such a fun wedding to be a part of! All of the decorative elements had a classic style that came together beautifully. Being around the bride and groom you can sense how in love they are, and we are so happy that we could help bring this special day together for them. So glad you are together now!!
Congrats to the newlyweds!
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.
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Call 919-918-2715 to speak with one of our wedding specialists today! Please mention this facebook offer when you call!
Kristin and Eelco were married this May in Chapel Hill in this bright and colorful wedding! We planned most of the wedding remotely because they were based in Boston. I truly loved working with them both. They are so much fun, creative, and super smart. The couple met while at Harvard and Kristin was finishing up her Doctorate during the planning. The groom is from Amsterdam and most of his friends and family made the international trip! I am so happy that Kristin is now a professor at UNC and they both now call Chapel Hill home!
Kristin was radiant!
To pay tribute to Eelco’s Dutch heritage we incorporated bright, oranges and Tulips! I loved that she wanted a whole palate of bright colors. So much fun!
Kristin’s grandmother married them. It was so sweet!
Kristin and Eelco love their Wiener Dog appropriately named “Wiener”, hilarious!
I love when a groom toasts his new wife!
I was so happy with how this tent turned out!
The ice cream truck was a huge hit!
Thank you to these fantastic vendors for making this great wedding happen!!
Wedding Planning and Design: Erin McLean Events
Photography: Abigail Seymour
Florist: English Garden Florist
Rentals: Party Reflections
Hair and Makeup: Makeup for Your Day
Videography: Southern Video and Design
Ice Cream Truck: Mr. Ice Cream
Lighting: Total Production Services
Congratulations to you both! I am so glad you are in North Carolina now!
Happy Tuesday Shoesday! I thought these BHLDN Spirit-Of-The-Moment Heels were so sweet!
Make it Pretty!!
Thank you Kristin and Eelco for the sweet words! I loved working with you both for your wedding!!
If you are considering a wedding planner and can afford it, have no doubts that this is absolutely the best investment that you can make in your day (with the exception of maybe photographer). Erin is the best! we would hear it wherever we went in the Triangle area, because she has excellent relationships with the vendors and is a skilled designer and planner. She is incredibly competent and helpful, I often found myself wondering what it was that brides were so stressed out about with “wedding planning”. She helped us design the perfect event as a reflection of us, everyone told us after the wedding that it was the so “us”… From looking at her blog though you can see that she is extremely versatile and just exceptionally good at connecting with her clients. She seems to be dealing with a rapidly growing business, but I always felt like she was very invested in our wedding. Day-of she was simply indispensable!
I cannot wait to see your pictures and I am happy your new home will be here in North Carolina!!
Molly and Jonathan were married on a gorgeous April day in an equally gorgeous Carolina Inn Wedding! When I first met Molly I knew this was one cool lady! Jonathan was deployed and she had moved here recentley. When I saw the picture of her gown I just gasped! It was so gorgeous and the veil was just as breathtaking! What a fun day!
How great is this grandfather shot?
To say this was a fun group is an understatement!
Love the shoes!
Molly’s parents never had an official first dance, so she surprised them with one at her wedding. What great role models!!
Wedding Coordination: Erin with Erin McLean Events
Photography: Almond Leaf Photography
Ceremony and Reception: The Carolina Inn
Flowers: Tre Bella
Officiant: Barbara Lodge
DJ: Mitch with Joe Bunn DJ Company
Cake: Sugar Buzz
Linens: CE Rental
Congratulations again to such a fun couple!!
We love what we do! It is so much work but getting reviews like this is so rewarding:
I can not even begin to say how much I enjoyed working with Erin!!! She is professional, reliable, and AMAZING at what she does. The last thing a bride wants is an uptight high strung wedding planner and that is NOT what you get with Erin. She makes it a point to keep things running smoothly!! And if something goes wrong during the planning process or day of you will not know about it because Erin will be right there fixing anything that could possibly cause her bride stress. I would highly recommend Erin and Erin McLean Events for anyone who is looking for an AMAZINGLY AWESOME planner!!!!
Love Molly!! Thank you for making my work so worthwhile!
PS. Did you see her veil and gown? So excited to see her pictures.
While out and about, don’t forget to keep your eyes open for items to help make your wedding special. I have found some of the most memorable décor in the most unusual places. Holiday sales of any sort can be treasure troves for garlands, ornaments, candles, containers, and so on. Those crystal brooches that are 75% off after Valentine’s Day may be the perfect addition to your bouquet.
Flea markets and garage sales can provide amazing metal work, frames, and inexpensive furniture. You could use those old iron lanterns to light up the path to your ceremony entrance. Antique jewelry – especially brooches – can be gorgeous on the wedding cake or as gifts to the bridesmaids. Consignment shops often carry a random assortment of very cost effective vases…when paired on a table, they are fantastic for centerpieces. (And could double as the guest favors!) You may not automatically think of your wedding when visiting somewhere like Southern States – but you can find bulk stones and glass rocks, twine, burlap, seed packets…all sorts of items that may fit with your wedding theme. Gather these items as you purchase them and then pass them on to your florist or designer (with a list of the items for safe return!).
The great thing about buying some of your own decoration touches is that you get them back as memoirs after the big day. I found beautiful sparkling ornaments after Christmas that were hung from branches in centerpieces at a spring wedding – and now the bride and groom decorate their Christmas tree with those ornaments each year. You can begin creating memories now for your wedding…just keep your eyes open!
So, I am obsessed with this gown since I saw it this weekend at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show. I was stunned how this just floated down the runway!
In Vera’s words:
If there is any one dress in my Spring 2012 collection that epitomizes the pageantry of the Paris Opera, it’s Hayley. The centerpiece of this dress, for me, is the absolutely stunning, theatrical cascade of organza petals in the skirt, all cut from the most delicate tissue organza. They just float on the dress like a spilling bouquet. I did the petals in two tones: first, in a soft sand color, and then a nude, so it just gives you a complex tonality that’s a little more special.
For even more movement and excitement in the skirt, I’ve also used pleated honeycomb tulle—it gives you a whole other texture and volume underneath that petal effect. You almost picture Hayley swirling across the stage in a Degas painting.
The dropped-waist bodice features softly draped illusion organza over a corset. That transparency effect—that play between “reveal” and “conceal”—is one of my favorite techniques.
I’ve used all the textures in this dress, particularly in the petals, to give Hayley a rich, luxurious look, instead of going with traditional bling. For me, it’s about using fabric manipulations to make things look new and modern. And it’s also all about the motion in the whole gown, not the static detail. I love being able to achieve slouch and ease in a gown, and I always do this very purposefully, with layer upon layer of organic elements, as you see in Hayley. Getting that stunning combination of seemingly effortless beauty that’s so perfect and strategic: that’s what brings a dress together for me.
I like my bridal collections to be filled with unexpected touches—everything is very deliberately mixed up, assembled together, and then taken apart again, until I’ve found that perfect balance between architecture and effortlessness.
Love these Stuart Weitzman Bridal Shoes!