Beautiful wedding days in Virginia Beach (and all of Hampton Roads) start with Simply Southern Weddings and Events. Working with every couple to understand their dreams, we specialize in taking that vision and bringing it to life. Beach weddings, destination weddings and wedding coordination for your day. It all starts with a free wedding style consultation to assess your budget and needs.

timeless | elegant | unforgettable

I'm so excited you're here. I'm Tara, wife to my hubby bubby, Bill, mama to our two, somewhat grown boys, coffee queen, and your new bff.

Welcome, friend!

Here at SSWE we have a deep love for timeless simplicity.

We love working with you not only to help bring your vision to life but to make sure the entire process is as fun and stress-free as possible.

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In order to do this, we mastered a top-notch production list that will help us create your event exactly the way you want it. Our clients LOVE this program and so do we, but we are biased! 

your vision is our vision - your style is our style - ultimately, we want your event to be just as you want it to be.

let's do this!

"Tara and her team were absolutely AMAZING. We were on the fence about whether or not we needed planning services. Let me tell you - you do! They were so friendly and helpful throughout the entire planning process." 

- clemie & Chris

"From the first meeting with Tara, she was such a gem to work with! She worked very hard to understand and grasp my vision. The moment I arrived at the venue on our wedding day, I was in awe! Tara had taken care of absolutely everything! She took my dreams and made it a seamless reality. She truly has a talent, not only for being a devoted wedding planner, but also for developing a relationship with each bride to make sure her day is as perfect as she imagined!"


"Tara not only brought my vision to life, she made it her mission to make sure that my wedding day was the absolute best day of my life, and it truly was."


Simply southern weddings and events, a virginia beach wedding planner, for couples getting married or renewing their vows Serving virginia beach, virginia, north carolina, and beyond.

We believe there is wonder in the tiniest of moments

Jessica & Damian

"Tara and her team are amazing. I booked Tara for "Day-Of" planning but really felt like I had full-service wedding planning. Tara took such care to make sure things were fixed by another vendor the day before my wedding and preserved my sanity! She was so kind, patient, and accommodating through the whole process"

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evan & mallory

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