Our heart & vision


At the end of the day, our heart for serving others is the foundation of our company’s philosophy to provide an unparalleled wedding planning experience. 


Here, we believe expectations should always be exceeded and the logistical side of your wedding doesn’t have to take over your life or feel overwhelming. With hundreds of weddings and events under our belt -- everything we do is done with intention and purpose. 

Because of this, you will feel calm, cared for, and supported throughout the entire planning process. We understand the ins, outs, and nuances of planning and designing events that will make you stop, smile, and wish for time to slow down. 


"If it was important to me, it was of the utmost importance to her."

Morgan, Bride

Hopeless romantic (and total Enneagram 1), lover of travel, Europe, and all home renovation projects.

I hope by now you know this business of ours is and always will be about connecting and serving people just like you. From cutting out wedding magazine images as a little girl, to organizing sorority events in college, I have always had a strong passion for design and event planning. When most of my friends wanted to climb the corporate ladder, I wanted to plan and design beautiful celebrations that bring people joy. 


FOUNDEr, lead planner, educator


Before weddings, I worked at Target as a store manager. As stressful and demanding as my time at Target was, it taught me how to effectively manage a team, solve problems quickly, and the value of providing a great client experience - all of which have been invaluable to me as a wedding planner.  I started Tara Nicole Weddings in 2010 and left Target in 2013. In 2015, I expanded our team and together we've been producing beautiful, highly-personalized weddings ever since. When I am not planning weddings with my fabulous team, I enjoy cooking, fitness, watching Netflix and spending time with my husband, Jimmy, and two little girls, Alessandra (Ali) and Katelyn.


the leader

tara steele

Looking for a planner who just "gets" you?

At Tara Nicole Weddings we believe working together shouldn’t feel like a process but an experience – one where you feel understood and cared for throughout every step and with every detail. We don’t just pull out a few spreadsheets or look at Pinterest to plan and design a wedding. We get to know each client on an intimate level so we can plan and design a wedding that is unique to them. 

Our process is refined, well oiled, and designed to suit the unique needs and crazy-busy schedules of our couples. With over 10 years of experience, we've seen a lot and we know exactly what it takes to ensure your day runs smoothly.  We make planning simple, efficient, and --most importantly-- fun!

to us, your wedding is our top priority.

you're in the right place

Allie joined Tara Nicole Weddings in 2015 and has over 10 years of planning weddings as well as large corporate events/meetings in Indiana, across the United States, and internationally. In her free time, you'll find her tackling home renovation projects with her husband, Nick and Bernedoodle, Carl. She has a thriving skincare business with Rodan + Fields and loves being active outdoors, early morning workouts, being an aunt to two kiddos, hosting personal events with her friends, and traveling anywhere that offers exotic, warm weather, and fun!  

LEAD PLANNER & beauty consultant

the organizer

allie kerschner

Franny joined our team in 2019 and worked as a venue coordinator for 2 years prior to coming to Tara Nicole Weddings. In her free time, you'll find her going to live concerts and working out at Orange Theory. She loves spending time with her puppy, Winnie, her friends and family, checking out all the new hangouts in downtown Indy, reading, and being the coolest aunt to her nieces and nephews. Her sense of humor and down to earth personality will have you feeling so calm and relaxed for your wedding day!  

LEAD PLANNER & puzzle connoisseur

the connector

franny smith

Emma has been with Tara Nicole Weddings since 2016 and has over 10 years in the travel and event industry planning events/meetings in Indiana and across the United States. In her free time she loves to travel and watch Disney movies, FRIENDS re-runs, play board games and spend time with family and friends! Emma combined her love for travel and Disney and works as a full service travel advisor specializing in Disney destinations when she's not doing weddings. Emma loves to work with clients and help them determine the right individual touches for their event or vacation.

event assistant & disney AFICIONADO

the traveler

emma bennett

Aly has been with Tara Nicole Weddings since 2016 and has over 10 years in the tourism industry planning events/meetings in Indiana and across the United States. From grabbing last minute items the bride forgot, to sewing 5 bridesmaids into their dresses because every zipper broke, Aly's hard work and skill set make her a vital asset to the Tara Nicole Wedding team. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, attending the Colts games, and being a mom to two little boys! Fun fact - Aly also has the hidden talent of being a balloon artist! 

event assistant & jack-of-all-trades

the life saver

aly walton

kim, bride

"She really understood my vision!"

"I felt in every conversation she really understood our needs/my vision...And in the end our wedding was everything we dreamed of and we had a blast because of Tara and her amazing team."



Our Services

Our services are ideal for those seeking a planner with extensive experience creating timeless celebrations that are big on style.






How we do it

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Successful events planned


Beautiful brides

13 years

Doing what we love! 


Magazine and blog features

for the record:

Angela, bride

"I would  trust  them with anything!"

"I have never given the reins to anyone for something so important, but I would trust them with anything. She instantly took my stress away and handled everything with such grace".

Through layering colors, textures, and subtle patterns - our events are known for their understated elegance coupled with a thoughtful and timeless style. Each event design is 100% custom. We're not interested in fitting you into a mold or trend that everyone else is doing on Pinterest. Every detail is beautifully and intentionally handcrafted just for you.

our custom designs

Our innate ability to listen and understand what our clients want and need is said to be THE #1 reason TNW is worth the investment! We get to know you on an intimate level where we acknowledge your concerns, desires, and give you the undivided attention you deserve so you always feel supported. You become more than just a client - you become a life-long friend. 

our excellent service 

With over 13 years of experience, our team is always prepared and professionally equipped to tackle any obstacle, challenge, or unpredictability your wedding may throw our way. We never stop learning and continually educate ourselves on the latest wedding trends and industry news so we can expertly guide you through any problems you may face, even Covid. 

our education & experience



"She became more than a wedding planner, she became a family friend."

Joie and Nikhil

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