I can honestly say I love my job. Most days you can find me chasing after my sassy four year old girl with her little sister close by and a latte in my hand. As the creative heart behind Tara Nicole Weddings, I love planning and designing beautiful spaces; but more importantly I love the friendships that last far beyond the wedding day. I am honored to work along side amazing couples to bring to life each intimate detail that highlights their unique love story. Even after 10 years, and over 200 weddings, each couple makes me fall in love with weddings all over again. People and relationships are my ultimate purpose.
When I got married, my biggest regret was that I tried to coordinate my wedding day myself. Even with my experience, iron-clad timeline and hard-fought planning, my wedding day had unavoidable mishaps - mostly weather. My mom and MOH didn't know the answers and I found myself spending time making decisions and putting out fires when I just wanted to hang out with my girlfriends and enjoy the day with my husband. Even though I can't control the weather, you can bet we will have an amazing plan A, B, and C that will leave you walking into your wedding day with confidence, peace and relaxation! And who doesn't want that?
My passion is serving others and this is why our company philosophy is built on giving you the BEST wedding experience. I pour my heart and soul into each client project to build your trust and develop the perfect design plan for you. I know how important this day is for you and how important it is for you to relax and live in the moment. It goes by so fast. Years from now, I want you to look back on your wedding day with joy and have the memories be so real, you almost get to relive your day all over again while also thinking, "this was so US".
With my crazy schedule, I make sure to save time to spend 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 2t clothes!!