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Your Virginia Beach and Surrounding Area Wedding Planners Team!

With us, you can enjoy your wedding planning journey!!

Say "I Do" to a stress-free wedding planning journey with the help of one of our wedding planners

Have you found the love of your life?

  • Are you overwhelmed now with advice?

  • Are you dealing with unsolicited options?

  • Not sure which details speak to you as a couple?

  • Are you staying up all night Pinteresting and researching?

  • Are you worrying about what your wedding day is going to be like?

  • Do you wonder if you are making the right decisions? 

  • Do you wish you had a framework for the planning process? An online platform to keep yourself organized?

  • A wedding planning BFF? Someone to ask advice from?

  • Are you running a business, in college, have a high-stress job schedule?


Event by SSWE. Photo by W.Styron Photography

Does this sound like You?

Then you have FOUND your wedding planning team. Simply Southern Weddings and Events is here to help, whether you hire us for full-service or even our wedding management service, we are here to help!

Let's get this planning party started!

Edenton, North Carolina Wedding
Corporate Events, Virginia Beach

Welcome friend!

Here at SSWE we have a deep love for timeless simplicity!

It is our passion that every couple enjoy the planning process with as little stress as possible. Tara and her team of experts work hard to ensure that our SSWE couples have access to planning tools that will help simplify their planning journey.

Beautiful wedding days in Virginia (and beyond) start with Simply Southern Weddings. We work with every couple to understand their dreams. You have a vision and we are here to help bring it to life. No matter what your vision is, Beach weddings, destination weddings, and coordinating your special day, it all starts with a free wedding style consultation to assess your budget and needs.

Virginia Wedding Planner, Wedding linens,

timeless | elegant | unforgettable

Stop Feeling Stressed and start feeling love

Imagine basking in the golden glow of a setting sun as the backdrop as you say your "I Do's"  You look around to the faces of the most precious people in your life, gathered to celebrate this monumental moment.  This is it, the day you've dreamed about, you are marrying the man you love surrounded by the people you love. You are experiencing love, joy, excitement, and confidence that everything will flow seamlessly without you having to lift a finger.But, planning a wedding that's just as sweet as your love, takes months of making endless decisions- and that was not in your dreams. You are now overwhelmed and stress has robbed you of the joy that every couple should experience while planning their wedding. At SSWE, we take away stress and decision fatigue, so you can revel in the joy of celebrating with love at your dream luxury wedding. 

Event by SSWE. Photo by: Pog Media Photo and Video

How It  Works


Explore working with SSWE. Schedule a complimentary video chat to explore our custom weddings and wedding packages.


Work with Tara to help bring your wedding vision to life. If you need extra help, our full-service package may be exactly what you are looking for.


Leave the details to us, and we’ll orchestrate the laid-back luxury wedding you’ve been dreaming of.

Success Stories

Hey Y'all, I'm Tara

Your Wedding Planning Companion

I am the proud owner of Simply Southern Weddings and Events, and I am so glad you stopped by! If you are like me, you have weddings on your mind and a cup of coffee (or sweet tea) in your hand! Hey, I love both, so no judgement here!

To share a little bit of history, Tara launched SSWE in 2014 full-time. What started out as a hobby after getting married in 1999, Tara felt it was time to take the leap and go full force in helping couple's have their dream wedding. The goal was to take all the knowledge learned throughout the years and crafting a plan to help simplify the planning process with as little stress as possible that will help couples enjoy the process. At the end of the the wedding planning journey, it is a wonderful feeling to know that each couple was able to have their dream day as they married the love of their life surrounded by all the people they love!

Tara and her team always make their clients their number one priority, Whether we are there right from the beginning or jumping in when you need a hand, we will provide support every step of the way. that's why it is so important that we answer any questions you may have about our services before booking and becoming part of the SSWE Family.


We are super excited that you are considering us and can't wait to meet you and become your planning companion.

Photo by: Fresh Look Photography

Think we'd be a match?

We cannot wait to get to know you and your fiancè! Love stories are our favorite and yours is so special. Let us show you how we can support your wedding dreams in coming true.

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