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Tara and her team of experts represent some of Virginia's premier wedding planners. They know the who’s who of the Virginia luxury wedding landscape, working with A-list venues and vendors to create elegant and seamless events.

Why struggle through doing this alone when Simply Southern Weddings can handle the stressful details, allowing you to savor the fun of planning such a monumental event in your life?

Since the beginning, Tara has used her years of experience as a professional wedding planner to curate customized and deeply personal weddings that authentically reflect who you are as a couple.

Consultation with SSWE. Photo by Judith of Fresh Look Photography

Whoever you choose to plan your wedding will be sharing one of the most intimate moments of your life. Tara knows the responsibility of getting things done while holding space for all the emotions you’ll experience along the way.


When you work with Tara, you get to put all your focus on your creative vision while she and her team of professionals take care of the details to make those dreams come true.

Events by SSWE. Photo by Judith of Fresh Look Photography

When the unexpected happens, like rain, on your wedding day, the wedding must go on. Tara and her team are there to continue to execute your vision. When you hire us, you can rest assure that we will not stop until you are whisked off at the end of your eventful event.

a few of tara's favs

Favorite Season

Fall - give me all the pumpkin spice everything

Place to Visit

Anywhere with mountain views

Morning Habit

Coffee and alone time in the word

Favorite Mantra

I am always worthy of amazing things

Meet the team


Jessica Cameron

Executive Planner

From making your dream come true to all the steps along the way I am here to help SSWE make that happen for you! My name is Jessica and making your dream a reality is my priority! During my free time, you will see me spending time with my amazing husband and our two sons, shopping, traveling, and spending time with family. I fell in love with doing weddings when I planned my wedding in 2016 and knew this was something I would love to do. I know how special and amazing I felt on my wedding day and I want the same for you.


Breanna Norman

Intern/Client Mangaer

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Kayla Miller

Executive Planner

Kayla brings a blend of experience, education, and a positive attitude to the team. She earned her Marketing degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she served as the Vice President of the Business Student Ambassadors. This is where she gave tours of VCU’s School of Business, planned events to connect current students with alumni, and ultimately caught the planning bug. Along with working on the SSWE team, Kayla works in the health insurance industry as Cost of Care Analyst Sr.


Autumn Jordan

Executive Planner

I'm Autumn and I love all things weddings. I am in school to be a nurse and currently work in the Duke ER as a Paramedic Tech. Tara is my aunt and I love doing weddings with her. I also love meeting new vendors, so I enjoy going touring venues and chatting with all the venue coordinators. I am the North Carolina planner and look forward to helping you have your best day ever!


Jessica Williams

Jr. Executive Planner

My name is Jessica Williams and I graduated from Uva in 2018 with a degree in kinesiology. I currently work as a rehab technician for Bon Secours in motion. Even though PT is my first love event planning/wedding planning has always been a close second so I’m really excited to see what new things I can learn from being apart of this team! 

My name is Breanna and I love helping your dream become a reality for your wedding day! When i am not doing weddings, I am a full time student, and working full time as a waitress! During my free time I am spending time with my family, my boyfriend, and my dog Cooper. My favorite part about wedding day is seeing everything come together and seeing the brides face when they finally see everything! I can’t wait to help you on your big day!

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