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.


Jorie + Brian | Merrimon Wynne Wedding | Raleigh Wedding Planner

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 Jorie is such a natural beauty! Her unique style translated so beautifully with the Merrimon Wynne House as the backdrop. She and Brian wanted a laid back, fun, and fanciful wedding celebration — we think her bouquet captured that essence perfectly. She chose a mix of pastels and wild greenery to give it such an organic look and feel. The illusion neckline and lace detail on her Ivy and Astor gown were stunning.

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The couple chose rose gold for their wedding rings – very on trend for 2016!

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Another trend that we love — mix and match bridesmaid gowns. We especially loved the color pairings Jorie chose for her bridal party. Her maids carried complimenting bouquets adding to the “boho chic” style of the wedding day.

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 Jorie and Brian treated their guests to lawn games as dusk fell on their reception. The couple danced away under a chandelier adorned tent to the sounds of jazz tunes from Adrian Duke.

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How delicious do these mini mason jar dessert shooters look! Just the perfect amount of Southern inspired touch!

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Thank you to the great team of vendors that came together to make Jorie + Brian’s day happen!

Planner: Nicole, Erin McLean Events  

Venue: The Merrimon Wynne House

Catering: Donovan’s Dish

Photography: Morning Wild Photography

Makeup: Michelle Clark

Hair: Parlor Blow Dry Bar

Florist: Embellished Blooms

Reception Music: Adrian Duke

Rentals: Party Reflections

Cake: Kaiya Ramsey 

 

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

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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

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Laura + Justin’s Stockroom Wedding – Raleigh Day of Coordinator

View More: http://ajdunlap.pass.us/vendorimages101014Laura + Justin’s love story began in Korea, traveled the world, and came to Raleigh to make it official! These military sweeties overflowed with love for each and it was so much fun being a part of their big day! Laura was a DIY bride with a vision. The end result was gorgeous! With the Stockroom in downtown Raleigh as the backdrop, Laura and Justin were surrounded by a retro Gatsby feel. Combining a bold palatte of red and golds, against the exposed brick and natural charm of the space, it was the perfect setting for their sweet and personalized “I do’s”!

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 How adorable is the monogram Laura + Justin  had framing their sweetheart table?

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Venue: The Stockroom at 230

Catering: Empire Eats

Photography: A.J. Dunlap Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Carrington, Erin McLean Events

Florals: Serendipity Designs

Videography: Twenty-One Films

Linens: CE Rental

DJ: Brian, Unlimited DJ

Cake & Desserts: Edible Art

Transportation: The Raleigh Trolley / Raleigh Rickshaw

Hair/Makeup: Elaine Harrison Makeup Artistry

Lighting: Themeworks Creative

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Nicole + Josh’s Grand Marquise Ballroom Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

Raleigh Wedding Photographer Nicole and Josh knew that Raleigh was the place to say their “I Do’s”!  This  sweet couple met in Raleigh and relocated to Texas shortly after getting engaged. I loved working with this kind couple! I always get excited when we have a vibrant color palate like orange, fuchsia, silver and bright blues! Then when I saw the gown Nicole chose I did a wedding planner happy dance! Raleigh Wedding Photographer  Raleigh Wedding Photographer

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These gorgeous lillies are Nicole’s favorite and I loved the composition with the orange and pink roses.

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Nicole chose these stunning blue Amsale gowns for her maids.

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How gorgeous was this cake??

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We wanted something to surprise the guests, so we had a rose petal cannon shoot over the dance floor. It was fantastic!!

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Ceremony: Mordecai Park

Reception: Grand Marquise Ballroom

Catering: Rockytop Catering

Photography: Azul Photography

Wedding Coordination & Design: Erin, Erin McLean Events

Florist: Tre Bella

Videography: Heartstone Films

DJ: Cortland, Bunn DJ Company

Linens: CE Rentals

Cake: Ashley Cakes

Makeup: Make Up For Your Day

Hair: Red Carpet Hair Salon

Ceremony Music: Elegant Ensembles

Wedding Programs and Menus: Wiregrass Weddings

- Erin

 

 

 

Maddy + Josh’s Prestonwood Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

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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.

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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!

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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

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Emily + John’s The State Club Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

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How glamorous is Emily? Tia had such a wonderful time working with Emily and John winter Raleigh wedding. It was a pretty cold day, but it didn’t seem to bother anyone. This was a time to celebrate! Oh, and a great reason to wear her gorgeous wrap!

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“John and I were so excited for our January wedding. We ended up with freezing cold temperatures but there was no snow or rain and I got to wear a fur! I wanted a very soft and romantic color scheme, so we chose blush, gold and grey. The ceremony was beautiful and then our guests were treated to lots of dancing, photobooth fun, and homemade honey from John’s dad’s beehives. The reception turned out fantastic, the cake was delicious, and Tia did a phenomenal job keeping everything on schedule! Our wedding was definitely the best day of my life! ” – Emily

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Thank you to the lovely team of vendors we worked with for Emily + John’s wedding weekend!

Ceremony: Edenton Street United Methodist Church

Reception: The State Club

Wedding Planner:  Tia with Erin McLean Events

Photographer: Cyn Kain Photography

Cake: Miel Bon Bons

Groom’s Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Florist:Tre Bella

Band: EG Peters Band

Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne, Be Pretty

Transportation: Raleigh Trolley / Classy Transportation

- Erin

Jennifer + Whitfield’s Stockroom Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

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Ah, this couple!! We had so much fun planning their winter Stockroom wedding! Jennifer and Whitfield wanted a wedding that was elegant and classic, but reflected their fun personalities. We chose a neutral palate and incorporated some great textures to add interest. I had a first at this wedding, we lost power during the ceremony! Eek, not that I panicked, well maybe for a brief  moment. But the guests didn’t miss a beat. Everyone took out the flashlights on their phones and lit the way for the couple to get married!   It was fantastic!

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Thank you to an outstanding team of vendors!

Reception: The Stockroom

Caterer: Belle’s Catering

Wedding Planning and Design : Erin with Erin McLean Events

Photographer: Megan Kime Photography

Rentals: CE Rental

Cake: Ashley Cakes

Florist:Tre Bella

DJ: Bunn DJ Company, Randy Bennett

Hair & Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Transportation: White Horse Transportation

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Megan + Matt’s Highgrove Estate Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

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Thank you to all the vendors that made Megan & Matt’s Wedding Day a great success!

Reception Site: The Highgrove

Wedding Design and Planning: Erin McLean Events, Erin McLean

Rentals: CE Rental

Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography

Florist: The English Garden

DJ: Joe Bunn DJ Company, Joe Bunn

Hair and Makeup: Makeup for Your Day

Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery

Officiant: G. Troy Page

Ceremony Music: Scott R. McKenzie

Congratulations you two!!

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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

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

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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 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!!!

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- Erin