Proof a Garden Party Wedding Doesn't Have to Be Outdoors
A summer wedding with a ceremony at the historic Duke Chapel followed up a ballroom reception at the Carolina Inn. The wedding planner transformed the space to feel like a garden brought indoors throu...
Leave it to Erin McLean Events to plan and design a garden party-style wedding...and to do it all in just 8 weeks. With the use of cascading greenery and metallic accents, she transformed a classic ballroom into a reception any guest would die to attend. Laura Gordon photographed and you can dive right into the gallery this way.
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From Erin McLean Events... Celia had her heart set on an outdoor wedding, but planning for an August wedding day made that dream seem a little out of reach. Not only that, but because of Adrian’s medical school schedule, we needed to plan this wedding in a little less than 8 weeks! Never fear, why don't we create an enchanted garden party in the iconic Hill Ballroom at Carolina Inn? Celia and Adrian were sold, so after being married in the newly reopened Duke Chapel in all its restored glory, they would dance the night away among flowing florals, glowing tablescapes, and the incomparable sounds of The Sleeping Booty Band.

Introducing blush tones ranging from the palest pink to soft ivories, paired with cascading greenery and metallic accents, the ballroom transformed into a lovely look never before created. With the addition of boxwood bars, barely golden chiffon runners, and a cake oozing with lush blooms, Celia and Adrian's vision for an outdoor wedding day came alive indoors.

We brought in a crisp white dance floor and staging to bring the look together and of course provide ample room for celebration once Sleeping Booty Band kicked off the night!
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Photography
Laura Gordon Photography
Cinematography
Jeff Brewer Films
Floral Design
Lily Greenthumb's Wedding & Event Design
Cake
Ashley Cakes
Ceremony Venue
Duke Chapel
Reception Venue
Carolina Inn
Hair + Makeup
Makeupforyourday
WC
Calligraphy
Well Addressed Calligraphy
Entertainment
Sleeping Booty Band
CR
Rentals
CE Rental
Rentals
Classic Party Rentals
Rentals
I Do Linens
Rentals
Themeworks Creative