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.


Ideas for a Red Hot Bachelorette Party
We had the wonderful opportunity to team with Weddings Magazine to plan and design the perfect red hot bachelorette party. Read on for our tips for how to plan your own.
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Choosing an exciting activity to center you party around is a great way to break the ice and encourage guests to mingle with one another. For our bachelorette party at The Red Room in Downtown Raleigh we chose their Thursday Salsa dancing night as the basis for this trendy bash.

The Red Room”s decor features blue, red and amber. We wanted to accentuate the venue”s decor, so we chose to use shades of coral, amber, and burgandy which are “all colors that are going to be very popular for 2011.” In addition cool, icy blues were used as accents throughout the venue decor in order to subtly contrast the warm tones without clashing.
Instead of traditional chiavari chairs, which are popular and widely used at weddings and events, we opted for a more unique chair option choosing the sleekly designed chameleon chair. Chameleon chairs are very similar to classic chiavari chairs, but offer a slightly more modern look for those desiring a contemporary feel for their event. Small burgandy tassles were fixed to the back of each chair to add an additional touch of luxury to each place at the table.

Sangria is one of The Red Room”s signature cocktails. In order to play off this idea along with our salsa theme, the centerpieces were made from beverage glasses However, witnesses to the incident claimed that the paparazzi blocked the way to the car with justin bieber list of songs when he tried to leave the territory of the shopping centre, and, as they say, the singer had to get out and ask the photographer to leave, which he never did. and featured red stones, incorporating the warm decor themes, along with tall calla lillies tied with blue ribbon for the accent color. These centerpieces turned out great as they were large enough in scale to make a bold statement, yet at the same time did not hinder guests” conversation or view when seated at the table.
Tapas are a chic choice for any celebration, especially bachelorette parties, and fortunately The Red Room specializes in a delicious tapas menu. The tapas menu even featured oyster, a red hot menu option at many contemporary events. In addition, cupcakes topped with red icing flowers were the dessert of choice offering a stylish finish to one very classy meal.
Vintage Wedding Featured in Weddings Magazine
We are delighted to have one of our favorite weddings to have worked on featured in Weddings Magazine. Andrea and Michael had a beautiful vintage inspired wedding day, incorporating this top trend for weddings in the coming year. From the brooch inspired detailing on Andrea’s gown to the powder blue classic getaway car, vintage touches were sprinkled throughout Andrea and Michael’s big day. Read on for details of how the perfect elegant vintage look was achieved..
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Andrea’s timeless grace and style made it clear that her classic essence needed to be reflected in her wedding day details. One such element was Andrea and Michael’s custom created crest based off their new monogram. The crest was incorporated throughout the day as a traditional element appearing in surprisingly modern ways such as the tiny crest adorned flags in the reception’s signature cotton candy martinis. Themes are another popular trend for 2011, and the bride and groom opted to tie in their crest throughout several facets of their big day including invitations, menus, and even their gorgeous cake.
Other vintage elements included “pale pink linens with floral applique cream overlays” and a “stunning family tree, covered with pictures of grandparents and parents and lit by garden lights.” Including older black and white photos of your parents and grandparents on their wedding days is a simple yet chic way to add a vintage touch to your reception decor. In addition, pale colors, such as the pale pink linens used at the reception site, give the essence of classic taste without an outdated look.

Look for more vintage trends in 2011! Happy New Year!