As the creative director behind Tara Nicole Weddings, I am a wife, mom, and avid home decorator. A true believer in grace, relationships and beautifully designed weddings, my mission is to create a life I love to live every single day. My family is everything to me. When I am not in the office, you can find me chasing after my sassy four year old girl with her little sister close by and a latte in my hand. I love planning and designing beautiful spaces; but more importantly I love how our service builds friendships that last far beyond the wedding day. Even after 10 years, and over 200 weddings, each couple makes me fall in love with weddings all over again.
My heart for serving others is the foundation of our company's philosophy to provide you with the BEST wedding experience. I pour my heart and soul into each client project to develop a personal connection and orchestrate the perfect design plan. Because of this, you will feel calm, cared for, and supported throughout our planning process. I understand how important this day is for you and your family. Years from now, I want you to look back on your wedding day with joy and think, "this was so US".
When not in the office, I spend most of my time with my amazingly supportive husband, Jimmy, and my sweet daughters Alessandra (Ali) and Katelyn. We are constantly doing home improvement projects and watching HGTV Fixer Upper. Joanna Gaines is my role model! If I am not in the office, you can probably find me at Target (fun fact - I used to work there). My happy place is in church. It’s here where I do my best thinking, refocus, and get centered back on what really matters.
Nothing compares to your wedding day! There are so many special moments and memories you will cherish forever! My personal favorite is the moment right before you walk down the aisle. First look or not, this is an emotional moment and it gets me every time! Being a mom has also helped me to see wedding days in a new lens - the time when your mom helps you into your dress, the first look with Dad, and the Father/Daughter dance are now some of my new favorite moments.
I love Fall, Holiday traditions, winters snuggled up by the fire with my favorite blanket and quality time with my little family. I am obsessed with Kate Middleton’s wardrobe and I love all things Harry Potter. I would totally be a Gryffindor! Coffee is a must and football season is a blast in our house with fantasy football. Go Colts! I do not like any fruits and I am pretty picky with my veggies – I am a meat and potato kind of girl with a weak spot for a good cheeseburger.
One of the underlying reasons I started Tara Nicole Weddings was to have the flexibility to spend more time with my kids when I had a family. Now, I am mom to two girls - Alessandra (Ali) - 4 years, and Katelyn 1 year and I get to do just that! Ali is my little diva and has a personality big enough to take on the world! Katelyn loves playing with her big sister and is growing like a weed - 1 year and we are already in 3T clothes!!