I am a Pennsylvania born girl living in North Carolina and loving all things Southern. I am so close to using y'all on a daily basis. I have been planning events for 10 years and fell head over heels in love with Weddings 5 years ago. I love all things fashion, colorful, design, and of course weddings!

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

July 10

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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

May 20

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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

- Erin

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

March 6

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Matt and Megan were married in a gorgeous Highgrove wedding this past fall! We love these gorgeous photos from Nancy Ray Photography. Megan’s color palate was so much fun to work with. We used bright greens and oranges to add some vibrancy to their wedding. I loved it! 2014-01-272

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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!!

xo,

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

February 6

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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Roshni + Neil’s Marriott City Center Wedding – Raleigh Wedding Planner

January 23

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Neil started proposing to Roshni the day after their first date. She just didn’t know it. He sent her a card thanking her for their first date and the last letter of the last word in that card was “W”. And so it went throughout their two year dating…he sent cards for special occasions or just because, and the last letter of the last word on each card added up to “Will you marry m” – the last card ended with an “e” and that my friends, is one of the most romantic proposal I have ever heard! As many couple we meet with say, when you know, you know! With such an amazing proposal, an amazing wedding celebration was sure to follow. These gorgeous photos tell the story of all the colors, traditions, beauty and awe that was their wedding weekend! Their Sangeet started on Saturday and was inspired by a Morrocan accents. Sunday, downtown Raleigh was filled with guests – including a camel! – for the Bhaarat which concluded with a banana stump cutting ceremony.Chengappa Wedding

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Guests were greeted with bright red and white decor as they entered for the wedding ceremony. It was a lively event filled with blessings and even little jokes for the couple. I love that the parents were seated under the Mandap with the couple!

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Roshni’s cutting skills were tested at this traditional Well Ceremony – cutting a coconut is not easy!

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Did I mention that garment, jewelry, shoe, hair and makeup changes? Absolutely amazing – but what a long day, hair and makeup started at 5:00a.m. and the wedding reception went well past midnight. Roshni and Neil managed to look radiant throughout the day!

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The reception was decked out in hues of blue and purple with crystal and orchids everywhere! After their first dance and the fabulous food, several family and friends gave speeches and there were plenty of surprises – a photo montage video and a flash mob dance! And of course, there was lots of dancing. The music ranged from traditional Coorgi and Hindi, to popular Bollywood choices, to modern hits – something for everyone!

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The Erin McLean Events Team had so much fun being part of this celebration, thank you, Roshni and Neil for an unforgettable experience.

Thank you to all the amazing vendors that were a part of this wedding!

Venue: Raleigh Marriott City Center

Wedding Coordinator: Erin McLean Events – Tia Jones-Nusbaum

Photographer: Vesic Photography

Videographer: Life Stage Productions

Caterer: Bombay Grille

Cake Bakery: Sugarland

Camel Vendor: Carolina Camel Rides

DJ: Neal Patel

Designer: Le Reve Creations

Hair: Ginger Smith

Makeup: Amani Asad

Chair Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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

January 13

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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!!!

xo,

- Erin

 

Cassie and John’s Rose Garden and Stockroom Wedding | Erin McLean Events | Raleigh Wedding Planner

July 16

Cassie and John’s Rose Garden and Stockroom wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina was such a beautiful event! From the beginning they knew they wanted a “Southern Urban Chic” feel and the Rose Gardens and Stockroom were amazing locations to give that feel to the wedding day.

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The bridesmaids were wearing such beautiful dusty lavender dresses that looked incredible against the pink and white florals!

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Cassie and John knew that they wanted a late ceremony so that there was good light, and also so that the gardens could be in the shade for their guests. The roses were in full bloom, which was breathtaking!

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We had such an amazing team of vendors helping to make this day such a success!

Planner – Tia Jones, from Erin McLean Events

Officiant – Reverend LuAnn Charlton

Ceremony Location – The Raleigh Rose Gardens

Reception Location – The Stockroom

Band - The Reality Show Band

Photographer – Joe Payne Photography

Caterer – Scarborough Fare

Florist – Tom Williamson

Rental Chairs – Grand Rental Station

Transportation – Olde South Trolley

Makeup – The Junction Salon

Classical Guitarist – Matthew Kanon

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This was one of the best party atmospheres at a wedding. Cassie and John decided to do heavy hors d’oeuvres so that people could dance and mingle. The 10-piece band kept people on the dancefloor all night – the music was unbelievable!

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Cassie and John had a very classic and traditional wedding, but it was still so fun and looked gorgeous. It was so great to be a part of their special day. We want to wish them all the love and happiness!

 

 

Sacred Heart Cathedral and Second Empire Tavern Wedding | Raleigh NC Wedding Planner

April 16

Ann Marie and Peter had a beautiful ceremony at Sacred Heart Cathedral with a reception at The Second Empire. Peter was deployed for a year before the wedding, so we planned remotely with him while he was overseas in Afghanistan serving our country. Ann Marie is in medical school.  They are the sweetest couple that love each other so much, and love to laugh! I am so happy to know this couple and bringing this special event together for this amazing couple.

A big thanks go to all of the wonderful vendors that helped make this such an amazing wedding!

Wedding Planning and Design: Erin with Erin McLean Events

Ceremony  Venue: Sacred Heart Cathedral

Reception Venue: Second Empire

Photographer: Lauren Mann Photography

Florist: Fleurtations Florist

Makeup: Patricia Love

Hair: Makeup for Your Day

DJ: KMDJ Company


Congratulations to Ann Marie and — it was so awesome working with you and I wish you all the best!

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The Oaks at Salem Wedding – North Carolina Wedding Planning

February 28

Stephanie and Ted were married at The Oaks of Salem on a warm, fall afternoon. The ceremony was under a willow tree next to a picturesque pond, it was the perfect setting for such a romantic and special occasion! With homemade caramel apples for all of the guests and a delectable dessert table, the guests were fueled to fill the dance floor! What a fun couple!

Thanks to Kevin Milz for the beautiful photos!

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Thank you to the great team of vendors that came together to make this event amazing!

Wedding Planner: Erin with Erin McLean Events

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Oaks at Salem

Photographer: Kevin Milz Photography

Clergy: Barbara Lodge

Caterer: Belle’s Catering

Florist: The English Garden

Dessert Bar: Erin McLean Events

Hair and Makeup:  Makeup For Your Day

DJ: KMDJ Company

Invitations: Cute Buttons

 

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Mark your Calendars: A Taste of Cobblestone Hall | Erin McLean Events | Raleigh Wedding Planner

February 22

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On Wednesday February 27, Cobblestone Hall will be holding a tasting event with drinks and hors d’oeuvres for guests to sample. Cobblestone Hall is a premiere event venue located in the City Market in Downtown Raleigh. This is a perfect place for brides to sample foods from different caterers and to explore the venue that is conveniently located close to downtown Raleigh, hotels and shopping for any out-of-town guests.

The event is Wednesday February 27 from 5:00PM-8:00PM at Cobblestone Hall. (215 Wolfe Street Raleigh, NC 27601).

This event requires an RSVP to attend. If you are interested in stopping by, please RSVP to kbriggs@showtimeevents.net by 5PM on Monday.

For more information about Cobblestone Hall, check out their website.

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