Tara and her team at SSWE are renowned as Virginia's foremost wedding planning experts. They are intimately acquainted with the crème de la crème of the Virginia luxury wedding scene, collaborating with top-tier venues and vendors to craft sophisticated and flawless occasions.
Why navigate this journey alone when Simply Southern Weddings is here to handle the daunting details, granting you the freedom to relish the joy of orchestrating this momentous occasion in your lives?
From the very start, Tara has harnessed her extensive expertise as a seasoned wedding planner to craft bespoke and profoundly meaningful weddings that genuinely capture your unique essence as a couple.
Events by SSWE. Photo by Judith of Fresh Look Photography
When the unexpected, like rain, decides to join your wedding day, rest assured that the show will go on seamlessly. Tara and her team are your unwavering support, dedicated to realizing your vision no matter what. With us by your side, you can trust that we'll work tirelessly to ensure every moment of your special day unfolds just as you've dreamed. Sometimes, a Plan B may come into play, and we'll provide you with our professional advice to ensure the magic continues, no matter the circumstances, bringing your unique vision to life.
Consultation with SSWE. Photo by Judith of Fresh Look Photography
Selecting the right wedding planner is choosing a partner for one of life's most intimate and cherished moments. With Tara by your side, you'll find not just a planner but a dedicated ally who understands the significance of your special day.
Tara and her team specialize in shouldering the responsibilities while providing the emotional support you need during this journey. With Tara at the helm, you're free to channel your energy into crafting your dream wedding, knowing that every detail will be flawlessly executed by a team of dedicated professionals.
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Exploring Destinations with Majestic Mountain Views – My Ultimate Bliss!
Every Morning: A Cup of Coffee and Time Alone In The Word
If God leads you to it, He will guide you through it.
Meet the team
"Hi there, I'm Jessica, and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Simply Southern Weddings and Events team, helping turn your dreams into reality! When I'm not working on creating magical weddings, you'll find me enjoying precious moments with my wonderful husband and our two sons. I also have a passion for shopping, traveling, and cherishing quality time with my family.
My journey into the world of weddings began in 2016 when I planned my own wedding. Experiencing the joy and magic of that day made me realize that wedding planning was my true calling. I know firsthand how incredibly special and unforgettable your wedding day should be, and it's my mission to make sure you feel just as amazing on your big day."
"Hello there! I'm Kayla, and I'm thrilled to share a bit about myself with you. I bring a unique blend of experience, education, and a sunny disposition to our team at Simply Southern Weddings and Events. My journey into the world of event planning began during my time at Virginia Commonwealth University, where I pursued a degree in Marketing. While there, I had the privilege of serving as the Vice President of the Business Student Ambassadors.
In this role, I not only honed my leadership skills but also discovered my passion for event planning. I had the opportunity to give tours of VCU's School of Business, organize events that connected current students with alumni, and, most importantly, I caught the planning bug!
Outside of my role with SSWE, I also work in the health insurance industry as a Senior Cost of Care Analyst. I'm excited to bring my knowledge, enthusiasm, and fresh perspective to our team as we help bring your dream events to life. Can't wait to work with you!"
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!
Jr. Executive Planner
"Hello, everyone! I'm Jessica Williams, and I'm delighted to introduce myself. I earned my degree in kinesiology from UVA back in 2018. Currently, I work as a rehab technician for Bon Secours in Motion, where I help people on their path to recovery. Physical therapy has always been my true passion.
However, right alongside it, event and wedding planning have held a special place in my heart for as long as I can remember. I'm thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with the Simply Southern Weddings and Events team. I'm eager to expand my horizons and learn new things, and I can't wait to bring my unique perspective to our projects. Let's create unforgettable moments together!"
"Hey there, lovely couples! I'm Breanna, and I'm absolutely passionate about making your wedding dreams come true. When I'm not immersed in the world of weddings, you'll find me juggling the life of a full-time student and working as a waitress.
During those precious moments of free time, I cherish spending quality moments with my family, my wonderful boyfriend, and my adorable dog, Cooper. There's just something magical about the way a wedding day unfolds, and my favorite part is witnessing everything seamlessly come together. But the absolute highlight? Seeing the radiant smile on the bride's face when she takes in all the beauty around her!
I'm beyond excited to be part of your big day and help create unforgettable memories together!"