Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Website and Email Problems!

If you tried to email me since my new website went live (on Friday), then I did not get your email! My email has not been working since I switched my site, but I got it working today. Just wanted to let you know in case you tried to email me...please try again! Please go to my new blog at Thanks!


Friday, April 24, 2009

New Website and Blog for Weddings with Tara

Hello everyone! I am excited to announce the launch of my new website! It just went live today...still the same web address, so please check it out:

Please leave me comments and let me know what you think! It is so nice to finally see it go live! :) Thank you to all the photographers that allowed me to use their fabulous artwork on my site:

Abigail Seymour Photography
Corey McNabb Photography
Parker J. Pfister
tm photography
Woodward + Rick

Also, a humongous THANK YOU to Jacob and Troy, with DigitalChalk for helping me design and develop my new and improved site! You guys are the best!

Just so you know, my blog will also be moving to my new website and will no longer be found at this site. So for updates and/or to follow my blog, please go to Thank you so much for all of you who read my blog! I can't tell you how much it means to me! :)


Friday, April 17, 2009

Smoochbooth Party at Corey McNabb's studio!

When Corey McNabb called and asked me to help him throw a party to 'unveil' the Smoochbooth, I was very excited! The problem was, we were throwing this party at his office and studio, so we had to totally transform the space into an 'event' site! It was so much fun to do and see it all come together. A humongous thank you to Classic Event Rental who let me play and use whatever I needed... furniture, lighting, fabric draping, glassware and linens, etc. Thank you, thank you, thank you! So many people helped out with this event, and we are so grateful for each contribution. Check out the pictures to find out about all the sponsors...

Looks like there is a lot of work to be done! These are obviously the 'before' pictures!

And now for the 'after'!

The lighted path to the restrooms...very important! :)

Thank you to Liz, with The Purple Iris, for the funky floral decor! :)

M7 Catering provided the savory hors d'oeuvres, while The Colorful Palate provided the sweets! Oh my goodness, the food was fantastic! I know that everyone was raving about the food, so thank you to these amazing caterers!

The homemade peanut butter cups were to die for! Yummy!

Corey McNabb provided all the beverages, including the Smoochtinis! The Wine Guy helped out with the wine cost...thanks!

Check out this cake! Yes, it is a cake! And it was lip smacking good...okay that was cheesy, but it was very tasty! Melissa, with Cakes by Jane, is extremely talented as you can see!

I just loved the ice carving Masterpiece Ice created for this event. So perfect! I don't know how they do it...

There is the man himself...Corey McNabb. I love this shot that my husband took!

How can you not dance when Dylan, with Blazin Sounds Entertainment, is the DJ? Thank you, Dylan!

Everyone had a good time using all the props that were there for the Smootchbooth!

Having fun in the Smoochbooth...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Intimate Wedding at Homewood in Asheville

Now this is what I call an intimate wedding...just the bride, groom, officiant, me and the photographer! I just loved when Jill and Andrew contacted me wanting a simple, romantic wedding in Asheville for just the two of them. I thought Homewood would be the perfect place for a winter wedding in front of their gorgeous (and warm!) fireplace. I love not only being a planner, but getting to sign the marriage license! :) Thank you, Katy Cook, for capturing this beautiful affair!!

Liz with The Purple Iris created a beautiful bouquet for Jill!

That is Katy signing the marriage license as the other who is taking the photo?? ME!!! :) Wonderful work, huh?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ashley and John's Wedding at the Crest Center

What a fun wedding this was! Ashley and John were married on Saturday, January 17th at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville. From there guests moved to the Crest Center Pavilion for the reception. The reception was decorated beautifully with iron work and candlelight provided by the bride's family. Both the groom's mother and the bride's mother brought their own wedding dresses and had them displayed as guest's entered the Pavilion. What a sweet touch! Here are some fantastic photos, by Aaron Imaging, of Ashley and John's special day...

Brown's Floral Design did a great job with the flowers!

Ashley and John both went to NC State University. John played football and Ashley was on the Dance cute! :) What a great cake by Edible Art out of Raleigh!

There were a lot of dance team members there...and they all entertained us! I am an NC State Dance Team alumni, so it was very tempting to get out there with them...but, I hid quietly in the corner! :) :)

The band, Band of Oz, was fantastic!! I just loved them! They kept people dancing all night long!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner at the Riverbend Barn on the Biltmore Estate

I can't believe I haven't posted these pictures yet! Amy and Mike were married at the Inn on Biltmore Estate back in May of 2008, and the day was captured perfectly by Corey McNabb. You can check out the blog post of their wedding here. But, the night before, Amy and Mike had a fun, laid back rehearsal dinner at the Riverbend Barn, also located on the Biltmore Estate. The atmosphere was so relaxed, and everyone enjoyed good food, good company, and fantastic bluegrass by Balsam Range. My brother and best friend, Troy Tolle, took photographs of the evening. Please enjoy!

We had bandannas for all of the guests, which also served as their place cards.

Amy, her dad, and her sister...beautiful family!

This was a family that loved horses, so all the tables were named after different horses...of course, they have to have one that all the kids loved! :)