Meet The Team

Fresh Look Photography

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!  

  • I love spending time with family and friends

  • Photography is my vibe (especially landscape and nature)

  • Traveling, I am always geared to go somewhere

  • Fishing - A past time I enjoy doing with my husband and our two boys

  • Mountain living, need I say more! My home in my dreams!

  • Coffee and Sweet Tea

  • Spa treatments

"I am a southern classy gal born and raised in North Carolina! I love spending time with my husband, Bill, and our two grown boys, Matthew and Nathan! 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

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 doing the following:

  • Spending time with my amazing husband and our two-year son.

  • I love shopping

  • Traveling anywhere that allows me to be adventurous

  •  Spending time with my Family and extended family 

 

I fell in love with doing weddings when I planned my own 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 want the same for you💕

Josie

Jr. Executive Planner

Josie is an organized, intelligent, and driven person. Her strengths are being detail-oriented and knowing how to manage her time.

 

She grew up in Pennsylvania, where she ultimately completed college at Bloomsburg University with her teaching degree. She has been teaching in Virginia for four years and looking for something different.

 

When she is not helping with weddings or teaching, you will find her doing the following:

  • Basking in the sun on the beach

  • Enjoying a boat ride on the lake

  • Cooking and baking for her family and friends

  • Being an organizing enthusiast you will find her at Target looking for new ways to organize.

 

Event planning has always been an interest of hers. She is looking to learn everything she can about the industry in order to open up her own venue someday. 

Kayla

Virginia Jr. 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.

Laura

Intern

Jessica

Team Member

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!