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.

Valentine's Day Photoshoot!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We were so happy to have been asked by the Branches & Light,  a photography workshop for ladies organized by Nancy Ray and Caroline Joy, to design and style an “Oh My Darling” Photoshoot!


I LOVE Valentine’s Day! I love going to the Dollar Store with 10 dollars and buying tons of tacky decor and decorating my house. Oh its not pretty, but so fun! Happy Valentine’s Day to my Darling husband Tom!


Photographer: Caroline Joy and Nancy Ray

Designer and Stylist: Erin McLean with Erin McLean Events

Flowers: Tre Bella

Gown: Tre Bella

Cake: Ashley Cakes

Cake Stand: Sarah’s Stands

Hair and Makeup: Samantha Crowder

Jewelry: Emily Hansel Designs

Calligraphy: Juliet Jones

Venue: The Sutherland


Have a great day with your Valentine!!!


DIY Friday! Heart Garland

Happy DIY Friday! One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is that you have free license to go a little cheesy:) I love going to the dollar store and finding fun things to decorate with on Valentine’s Day! I always have a ton of paint samples. So I used them to make fun heart garland! So simple and easy, you won’t mind making it for your Valentine!

All you need is:

– Some paint chips

-A needle and thread

-A heart cut out (we used our small heart punch out we used for our heart toppers)

It makes it more fun when the paint colors have names like “Hot to Trot” and “Fire and Ice!”

Now just start punching out hearts!

We like how these look like conversation hearts. You could add your own notes to them!

Next you thread them all together and you are ready to hang it!

We made a bonus DIY project in the frame. We are all about love notes and printed “I love you because” on some fun paper and framed it. Each day you can leave a note for your valentine on the glass with a dry erase marker! From doing the dishes to the things that make you love them the most! An easy way to count the ways you love each other!

Happy Valentine’s Day!



Our Vintage Valentines Day Shoot!

A few weeks ago we got the fun idea to do a Vintage Valentines Day Photoshoot! Thanks to some amazingly talented vendors we were able to put together this romantic tribute to one of our favorite holidays:






















Photography: Kevin Milz Photography

Gown and Flowers: Tre Bella

Rentals: CE Rentals

Venue: The Stockroom at 230

Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery


Happy Valentines Day!!

xoxo, Erin

Happy Valentines Day!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful valentines day!! If you are planning a wedding I hope you took the night off of planning and enjoyed time with your fiance.

Remember to give yourself a break from time to time 🙂