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Photo of Tara McMullen-King, the Wedding Witch of Salem, at the House of the Seven Gables

I am a Salem Witch who employs wordsmithing, intuition, and magick to craft memorable ceremonies!

Photo of Tara McMullen-King, the Wedding Witch of Salem,

My name is Tara ("Tah-Rah") McMullen-King (She/Her), and I launched Witchy Woman Weddings in 2020 to help couples create wedding, commitment, and vow renewal ceremonies that honor their backgrounds, passions, and quirks.
 

I am an Eclectic Witch, a Wiccan Priestess initiated into a lineaged branch of British Traditional Witchcraft, and an ordained minister of American Marriage Ministries. As a psychic witch, I often tap into my clairaudience and clairsentience, and I work with tarot cards, Lenormand cards, runes, tasseography, crystals, candle magick, and various forms of scrying. Over the past decade, I've had the opportunity to pursue classes and more extensive coursework taught by a plethora of distinguished scholars and leaders in the fields of Wicca, witchcraft, folk magic, and divination. The opportunity to read and learn from such luminaries as Laurie Cabot (the "Official Witch of Salem"), Timothy Reagan, Leanne Marrama, David Newman, Matt Venus, Ivo Dominguez, Judika Illes, Mary K. Greer, Christopher Penczak, Matt Auryn, Devin Hunter, and others has profoundly deepened my expertise and fortified my practice.

A member of the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants (IAPWO) and the Salem Chamber of Commerce, I have also pursued advanced studies in professional ceremony officiation, event design, and wedding planning. In 2021, I completed intensive coursework offered by the New York Institute of Art and Design and certified by the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), the world's largest professional wedding planning organization.

 

Prior to founding Witchy Woman Weddings, I spent 15 years working on design and coordination projects for a wide range of events, including professional conferences, fundraising events and galas, psychic fairs, and personal celebrations.

 

In addition to running Witchy Woman Weddings, I work for a fundraising research and data analytics consulting firm that has helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the United States and beyond.

 

I am also an artist, an award-winning researcher and trainer, a musician, a retired member of the Boston League of Women Wrestlers, and a huge fan of karaoke.

When I am not hunkered down with my laptop working on projects, I can usually be found drinking too much black coffee from Dunkin Donuts, getting tattooed, indulging in retail therapy, bingewatching documentaries and trashtacular reality TV, and hitting up my favorite local haunts!

Born and raised in Connecticut, I moved out to Boston after graduating from Smith College, a 150-year-old liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 2015, I moved up North to the Witch City... and met my soulmate two weeks later! Three years after our first date here in Salem (which took place on a Friday the 13th, naturally), we had our own fabulous "spooky season" wedding at The House of the Seven Gables. We currently reside in a very old home in Downtown Salem with our two black cats - Pugsley Addams and Darth Vader - and a few benevolent spirits.

For those of you into astrology who would like to know my "Big Three"... my sun sign is Aquarius, my rising sign is Virgo, and my moon sign is Pisces!

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