Meet The Team
Tara Jones is the heartbeat of SSWE and the reason any of us are here creating couple's happily ever after! She loves planning weddings and other events, such as showers, charity events, and company parties. She definitely got this from her mom who also LOVED to entertain!
What does Tara enjoy doing when she's not providing excellent wedding day services for her clients? To her, spending time with family and friends brings her great joy! Tara shares a love for photography (you will find a camera in her hand at any given time), traveling, filling up on coffee and a good massage!
"I am a southern classy gal born and raised in North Carolina! I love spending time with my husband, Bill, and our two teen boys, Matthew and Nathan! I love fishing, planning vacations and I feel at home in the mountains! I am a blessed woman because I have a husband that takes great joy in helping me with most of my events; so I guess you can say he is the muscle behind it all!"
Jessica loves anything to do with event planning from planning her own wedding to all of her family gatherings so we are excited to bring her on board and watch her grow as part of our team! As a native from the state of Virginia, Jessica joined SSWE while working for a well-known Insurance company in public relations. Her vivacious personality, sense of fun and go-getter attitude makes her a valuable part of our team!
What does Jessica enjoy doing when she's not helping to make your day great. She would be spending time with her family and her 3 amazing/hyper dogs. I have a passion for fashion, movies, and enjoying a walk on the beach. Nothing is better than a quiet night on the porch, with family and sweet tea.
I am new to Virginia, have only been here since September 2017. My husband and I were relocated from San Diego, California with the Navy. For the last 3 years, I have been working as a wedding coordinator and have loved every minute of it. My love for event planning began early in my school years, where I was a part of the associated student body. We had the task of planning everything from school dances to fundraisers. I really developed a passion for weddings and wedding planning in the last few years through my work at San Diego Special Events Company. I love the fast-paced work environment and the diversity, no two weddings are ever alike. Seeing all the planning come to life on the day of the wedding is my favorite part, plus getting to be there for my clients during some pretty special moments is amazing as well. My detail-oriented nature helps me be a successful wedding planner. I am experienced in many elements of wedding planning like design, decor, floral arrangements, and most recently catering. I joined the SSWE team with a desire to continue my work in planning and executing events.
When I am not wedding planning, I love to spend time with my husband. We love watching movies and going out to explore. I love the outdoors and hiking. I am also a big foodie, I love trying the local fare, there are some great restaurants in this area. I am also a huge history person, I love spending time learning about historical sites in any town or visiting museums. Lastly, I really enjoy thrift shopping, I love finding old, unique pieces!