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.

Carly + Earl | Prestonwood Country Club Wedding | North Carolina Wedding Planner


Gold Invitation Suite

Carly was a classic beauty and timeless bride. She and her mother were such a delight to plan with throughout the process. It was important to both Carly and Earl that their marriage remain the center focus of their celebration. They wanted to incorporate details that were personal to them and their relationship. They chose Prestonwood Country club since Cary is where Carly grew up! She also has her new monogram embroidered into her gown for her walk down the aisle, which also happened to be in blue! In bringing Carly’s vision for her wedding day to life, she knew she wanted a classic and elegant theme, but wanted to bring the outdoors inside the reception. We were able to do this through gorgeous centerpieces, cool hedging, and warm amber uplighting to illuminate the space.

Classic Cap Sleeve Gown

Gown Monogram

Crystal Bouquet Accessories


The crystal detail added to her bouquet was just stunning. We wanted to maintain that timeline feel but add a surprise element of  old world glamour.

Bridal Preparations

Church of the Good Shepard Wedding

Raleigh Groom

Blush Bridal Party

Classic Bride North Carolina

Church of the Good Shepard Wedding

Raleigh Bride and Groom

Downtown Raleigh Wedding

Blush Bouquet

Downtown Raleigh Bride and Groom

Dressing up the ballroom at Prestonwood isn’t hard – it is such a beautiful space in it’s own rite. We chose a color palette that played on its classic style and enhanced it with a little bit of glamour. Partnering with Fresh Affairs we sprinkled the ballroom with alternating height centerpieces, creating dimension and flow throughout the space. Carly loved warm classic colors, tying in ivories, blush tones, and pops of champagne sparkle n the linens. Incorporation the fresh greenery, ruscus, into the centerpieces brought the essence of summer indoors and added a natural texture.

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Gold Rim Charger

Gold Place Setting

Carly selected calligraphy Myra Jestor of Well Addressed Calligraphy for all of her paperie. We wanted to highlight her pristine craftsmanship into the reception. We added classic floral place cards and custom bar signage created by Myra as well as a stunning mirrored seating chart displayed on hedging during cocktail hour.

Prestonwood Cake

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Prestonwood Ballroom

Live Wedding Painter

Carly + Earl were gifted with a live painter for their reception. Maggie was able to capture the gorgeous space and the couple’s first dance! What an amazing keepsake.

Prestonwood Country Club Decor

Custom Wedding Koozie

Prestonwood Ballroom Wedding

Sol Fusion definitely brought the party for Carly + Earl’s reception. Everyone was on the dance floor having the time of their life! We loved bringing in this classic black and white dance floor to jazz up the space.

Sol Fusion Band

Krispey Kreme Favor

Carly and Earl wanted to send their guests home with a classic Carolina treat – what could be more fitting than Cheerwine and fresh Krispey Kreme doughnuts, both born in NC!

Prestonwood Grand Exit

Southern Grand Exit

Raleigh Wedding Car Service

Thank you to an excellent team of vendors who assisted in creating the perfect wedding day for Carly + Earl!

Event Planning + Design – Erin McLean Events

Ceremony – Church of the Good Shepard

Reception – Prestonwood Country Club

Photography – Robyn Van Dyke Photography

Florals – Fresh Affairs

Rentals – CE Rental

Hedging – Classic Party Rentals

Specialty Bar – Themeworks 

Transportation – A Formal Affair 

Reception Music – Sol Fusion Band 

Lighting – Total Production Services 

Calligraphy + Signage – Well Addressed Calligraphy

Exit Transportation – Carolina Car Service 

Live Painting – Maggie Kuhn 




Mallory + Michael’s Prestonwood Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner


If you get to meet Mallory, you’ll quickly notice she always has on something pink! This was the main inspiration for her and Michael’s gorgeous wedding day which was filled with shades of pink, navy and the perfect touch of sparkle.
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We loved the dramatic floral design of these unique ceremony programs.
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Prestonwood’s Ballroom was the perfect backdrop for hot pink linens adorned with fabric petals – the space was large enough to pull off such a bold color choice and we were thrilled with the impact!


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Not only was this reception beautiful, it was planned with fun in mind. Lots of dancing (the dance floor was packed all night!), outdoor games, Southern-inspired touches in the menu and a pretty pom pom send off combined to create the perfect celebration. A huge thank you to the awesome team of vendors that made Mallory + Michael’s day possible!

Venue: Prestonwood Country Club

Photographer: Anna Routh Photography

Photo Booth: Hot Dog Photo Booth

Wedding Coordinator: Tia, Erin McLean Events

Videographer: K2 Production

Florist: The English Garden

Cake: Prestonwood Country Club

DJ: Joe Bunn, Bunn DJ Company

Transportation: Horizon / Cowboy Limo / White Horse Transportation

Rentals: CE Rental

Hair & Makeup: Bella Trio


Maddy + Josh’s Prestonwood Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner


Memorial Day brought special meaning to our sweet couple Maddy + Josh this year. Not only is this a special holiday for their families, but it was also their picture perfect wedding day. Framed by her family’s beautiful southern home – Maddy and Josh said “I do” surrounded by a breathtaking array of white and green florals and pristine landscaping fit for a magazine cover. This wedding was all Southern Glamour! We worked with Maddy’s Mother to bring her specific vision to life, one that highlighted the love the Maddy and Josh share, their close family bonds, and the meaning of the Memorial Day holiday for this West Point graduate Groom.



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We loved the bond this bride and her mother shared! Two beautiful ladies!







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The entire design was based off of a bouquet that Maddy loved. It was classic peonies, roses and the sweet blue tweedia flower. We wanted to make sure that all the elements of the design worked with the groom’s uniform. I am so happy with how it all turned out! Kassel-61








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The bride’s brother Nathan married the couple. How amazing is this back yard? So perfect for a wedding! Kassel-446

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Maddy and Josh chose to honor the “Fallen Soldier” at their reception. This was a touching tribute to those who have sacrificed for our country and the freedoms that we all cherish today.




How gorgeous was this table scape? Paired with glittering linens and candlelight for days these white and blue blooms from Fresh Affairs took our breath away!






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The couple made their grand exit to a sea of waving American flags – a fitting ending to a Memorial Day wedding!


Maddy + Josh’s wedding weekend wouldn’t have been possible without this fabulous team of vendors!

Ceremony:Family Home

Reception: Prestonwood Country Club

Wedding Planner & Design: Erin with Erin McLean Events

Photographer: Vesic Photography

Videographer: Heartstone Films

Ceremony Musicians: Elegant Ensembles

Rentals: CE Rental

Lighting: Total Production Services

Cake: Prestonwood Country Club

Florist: Fresh Affairs

DJ: Joe Bunn, Bunn DJ Company

Jazz Trio: Mark Wells

Paper: Good South 

Hair/Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids Gowns: Alexia’s Bridal

Transportation: Carolina Livery / White Horse Transportation / Raleigh Trolley

- Erin