After getting married in December 1999, Tara decided she wanted to help other brides have the wedding of their dreams, so she made the decision to jump in and lend a hand to family and friends that were tying the knot. This was something she only helped with from time to time while working full time as a property manager. However, in 2014, her friend's daughter became engaged and Tara wanted to help her overcome the stress of wedding planning, which sparked a passion to continue helping other brides have the wedding of their dreams! Therefore, she decided to launch her own wedding business. So, in 2014 her wedding planning business journey began! After spending a lot of time growing her business, Bill, her husband, was offered a job in the beautiful state of Virginia, (VA is for Lovers!) and at the end of summer 2015, they relocated to the Virginia Beach area. Once here, she decided it was time to rebrand her company and start afresh and therefore created Simply Southern Weddings and Events by Tara! Business started to take off and she looks forward to helping you plan your one of a kind event! Are you ready to become a part of our SSWE family?