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Top Wedding Planner, Chesapeake Wedding Planner, Weddings in Chesapeake Virginia, Pour Favor Coffee

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!

I'd love to assist with your wedding or event pla nning needs! I have over 20 years experience with an eye for a creative elegant design full of love and passion for what I do, and that is what makes me different.

My clients are always my number priority, and it's so important that I answer any questions you may have about my services before booking with me.

Whether I am there right from the beginning or jumping in when you need a hand, I will provide support every step of the way.

Btw, I look forward to having you as part of the SSWE family!

Let's Get Personal

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Hey Y'all, I'm Tara!

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I love a good cup of coffee

I love a good cup of coffee

Just give me a white mocha and I'm happy.

Married for over 20 years!

Married for over 20 years!

We met at a singles conference through our churches.

I LOVE vacations!

I LOVE vacations!

Mountains, here we come!

I love my2boys!

I love my2boys!

Transitioning them to adulthood, that was a whole new ballgame!

SSWE Mascot!

SSWE Mascot!

Our Cavapoo, Lexi, AKA the SSWE mascot!

This Is Us


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.


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.

North Carolina wedding planner

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! 

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