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CLIENT REVIEWS

"If you’re looking for the most incredible, magical, thoughtful, and kind officiant.. look no further than Tara!!! She was such a pillar to my husband and I throughout the planning process for our Valentine’s Day elopement at Hammond Castle! Tara answered every email with thought and compassion, had lists of vendors ready to go when asked, offered ideas and solutions, and was just all around full of good energy and reassurance. Our cat unfortunately became very ill at the beginning of planning. Tara made it a point to periodically check in and ask how our kitty was doing. This meant so much to us! Also, Tara’s script writing skills are unmatched. Our questionnaire answers were woven into such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. Not to mention, her delivery skills are outstanding. She is well spoken, eloquent, and sincere. This was really important to my husband and I and Tara nailed it! We truly felt like such a special couple from start to finish and are so grateful for the entire experience. We’re already saying if we ever renew our vows, that it’s gotta be Tara!! Witchy Woman Weddings for life!!"

--- Jessica & Chris

"Working with Tara was like a dream come true! I had no idea how to create our ceremony, and using her incredible expertise, she helped us craft a unique and personal ceremony for our Witchy / Miami Vice themed wedding. She was super easy to work with, and she is both incredibly thorough, organized, and personable. We so enjoyed both meeting up with her in person and filling out detailed questionnaires for us to fill out. She is a true gem, both as a person and as an officiant in the alternative wedding world. We feel so lucky to have had her as our officiant. Thank you, Tara!!"

--- Sam & Craig

"We contracted Tara to do a Wiccan handfasting on Samhain at the House of the Seven Gables... and we couldn't be happier we found her! She takes the time to get to know her clients so she can tailor the ceremony to them. We had quite a few Zoom meetings leading up to the big day to make sure all questions were answered and all bases were covered, and she always promptly responded to my multitude of text messages. She was super helpful in suggesting different services in Salem (we are from out of state), and also provided contact information for them. Tara has great attention to detail and works hard to make sure your special day turns out to be everything you dreamed of - we are so happy we found her, and recommend her 100%. We also made a new friend who we will definitely stay in contact with!"

--- Melissa & Betsy Jo

"We are so blessed to have come across Tara while planning our October 13th elopement in Salem. As a practitioner of Witchcraft, it was extremely important to me to have our ceremony conducted by a fellow Witch… to say we were excited when Tara responded to our email is an understatement! Tara blew us away with her professionalism, patience, kindness, and creativity. She is always quick to reply, and is a wealth of knowledge on how to navigate getting married in Massachusetts (we are from Nova Scotia, Canada, and were having trouble finding information about getting married away) – she has loads of recommendations in her toolbox. While including aspects of a ritual, the ceremony conjured was unique; intuitively and eloquently written by Tara. She incorporated the elements and simplicity of my practice, and weaved in the most beautiful, soul touching words. She took the time to get to know us and was happy to include our little witchlings in the ritual… and she left quite the impression on them! I can truly say our day would not have had the magick and impact it did had it not been for her. If you are looking for a traditional or “traditional-ish” Witch/Wiccan ceremony, reach out to Witchy Woman Weddings. You will not be disappointed."

--- Brie & Mike

“My husband and I got married the day before Halloween, and our ceremony was absolutely perfect! Tara created a beautiful, well-written ceremony for us that incorporated actual witchcraft, such as calling in the elements to bless our marriage. My husband’s family absolutely loved it, and it was their first time witnessing anything that had to do with actual witchcraft! She even created a gorgeous altar for us, and brought in spiritual objects and elements that corresponded to our relationship. I would not change a thing about our wedding – it was perfect, and leading up to our ceremony, Tara was incredibly lovely to work with and extremely helpful. I looked everywhere throughout the entire U.S., and was drawn to her and the House of Seven Gables, where we held our ceremony. I’m absolutely grateful for how everything worked out!”

--- Elissa & Dave

"We could not imagine our wedding without Tara! From the moment we found Tara’s website, we knew we had found the perfect officiant for us. Working with Tara was hands-down the best and easiest part of our wedding planning! Tara has so much experience and was able to guide us in everything from vendor selection, marriage license prep and curating the perfect ceremony. She was always available for questions and helped us in every way plan the most beautiful, destination wedding in Salem, MA. She took the time to get to know us and her efforts were evident to everyone who had the honor of hearing her words during our ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the house! Almost every vendor we worked with, including the Salem city clerks who filed our paperwork, know and love Tara! If you are looking for a personal, intimate, unique and authentic officiant/wedding planner, it really doesn’t get better than Tara!"

--- Lola & Jason

"Tara was incredible from start to finish! She was the best officiant we could have asked for, and she went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything was PERFECT. She even lent us spiderweb tablecloth overlays to use – and everyone raved about them! The ceremony she wrote was amazing - she wrote a Twin Flame candle ritual for us, added a land acknowledgement to honor Native Americans, and SO much more. Her services were beyond worth the money, and we thank her a million times over!"

--- Daniel & Caitlin

"Words simply cannot describe just how wonderful Tara is; both as an officiant & as a person! My husband and I had never been to Salem before deciding to get married there. Tara is very methodical with her process & never leaves a stone unturned. She is extremely thorough in describing the marriage process at the city clerk and makes herself available to you to answer any and every question you may have- about venues, things to do in the area, where to eat, etc. Tara wrote a beautiful ceremony for us, perfectly capturing who my husband and I are as a couple. She’s accommodating to each couple’s individual traditions/rituals/beliefs. We could not recommend her enough & it will absolutely be worthwhile to put your trust in Tara to make your special day feel as special as you are!"

--- Ella & Brad

"We are so thrilled that we booked Tara as our wedding officiant! She really got to know us, and wrote us the absolute perfect wedding ceremony that we could not have been happier with. Some of our guests asked if we had known her for a long time; that's how personal and perfect the ceremony was! Tara was so professional and helpful leading up to the big day. She was always very quick responding to our questions, and some of the questions she asked us made us think of details we hadn't even known to consider. We cannot recommend her enough!"

--- Allyssa & Shane

"Tara recently officiated our vow renewal. She is a wonderful human: helpful, caring, and attentive to detail. This was our first trip to New England (definitely not our last), and Tara was able to provide helpful information on things to do and possible venues for our ceremony. The script she wrote was beautiful, combining everything she had learned about my husband and me in the months leading up to the actual event. We recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or vow renewal!"

--- Lauri & Scott

"Tara was so wonderful to work with. She is incredibly sweet, and really takes the time to get to know you. She makes sure to incorporate every part of your relationship and what’s important to you into the ceremony. She went above and beyond for us, and brought some decor (candles/tables) that we requested. She did an amazing job incorporating our children into the ceremony, and everyone felt so comfortable. Tara is so personable, organized, and detail-oriented... it was an honor to have her marry us!"

--- Ashley & Alex

"Tara was absolutely amazing and the best officiant one could ask for! She worked with us and customized our vows and wrote the most beautiful wedding ceremony ever. We are very grateful to have met her, worked with her, and welcomed her into our lives. She is a very special person and basically a goddess in human form!"

--- Valerie & Richard

"We decided that we wanted to get married in a place that we had never been before, and I gave myself 4 months to plan it. I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to pull it off... and I wouldn't have without Tara! Not only did she create an absolutely magical ceremony, but she also helped me the whole way through my wedding planning. She was so much more than our officiant; I honestly do not know what I would have done without her. I cannot put into words just how lucky we were to have found her! If you are searching for an officiant, stop looking and hire Tara."

--- Tara & Mike

​"Our initial Zoom meeting was like chatting with an old friend, and that has to be one of our favourite qualities about Tara; she NEVER makes you feel like an after-thought or just another bride in the mix. Tara is hands down the best officiant I have EVER seen, and I am so honoured to have been on the receiving end of those services. Our guests are STILL talking about her ceremony speech, and we have printed it out to keep in our wedding book. She is attentive, detail-oriented, extremely patient, and went above and beyond to reassure myself and my husband, providing support and guidance as well as relief and validation. I'd get married again JUST to work with Tara. We cannot recommend her enough, and would endorse her services for as long as she is in business. We will miss you, Tara!!"

--- Michelle & Tommy

"Tara is so great - she cares about what you want, and will help you with all the things along the way! Every question I had came with an answer... along with phone numbers, links, and whatever else I needed. Tara really went above and beyond for us... she even let me mail my bouquet to her, and she mailed it back (we flew in from Texas, and that was really the only safe option). We also needed a tailor and dry cleaner last minute, and Tara sent us recommendations - mostly within walking distance - with phone numbers for each. We stayed in 3 different towns during our stay, and she gave us recommendations for that for each town! Amazing, to be honest. Tara is a cool lady with a love for love - she is professional, and really cares about her clients. We had a short,  sweet, beautiful, intimate ceremony at the Ropes Mansion Gardens and it was perfect - she really nailed it! I would recommend her to anyone looking to tie the knot in Salem!"

--- Allie & Tye

"Tara is an excellent person to work with and made our day so special. She's fun, personable, and took care to make sure that our special day was tailored to both of us, taking into account our personal belief systems and our preferences when it came to the specifics of the ceremony while executing it wonderfully. It felt like an old friend was doing the work of marrying us, even though we had only met the day of and communicated over the web prior. I would 100% recommend her services to anyone looking for a personal touch to their wedding ceremony and the flexibility to really make it their own."

​--- Chase & Tanith

"My husband and I planned an intimate elopement in Salem in October 2022. Tara was a life saver! She went above and beyond for me in every way possible. I honestly can’t even put into words how amazing she was... I highly recommend her. When we went to Salem City Hall to get our marriage license, they RAVED about her... and boy were they right! The ceremony was perfect, she included all my requests, and was so knowledgeable during the process - she was my go-to person for all my questions. She made this entire process so easy! If you are debating which officiant to use, I 110% recommend you choose Tara."

--​- Jillian & Kyle

"Tara of Witchy Woman Weddings was more than marvelous... We both felt that she went above and beyond to tailor our ceremony based on our Irish heritage! The Celtic additions of speaking parts in Gaelic, using Irish poems, and performing a traditional handfasting with the colors of our lives & Claddagh adornments made our commitments to each other especially memorable. We were also grateful she was able to keep her cool in the 85 degree butterfly terrarium where our ceremony was held! She even found just the right sendoff language to release our butterflies at the end. We both absolutely recommend Tara."

--​- Sara & Brian

"Tara may have been my officiant, but I walked out of my ceremony with a husband AND a beautiful new friendship. She is incredibly attentive, professional, and is very passionate about her work! She cares very much about her clients. I am so fortunate that the universe brought Tara and I together - I would’ve been lost without her. If Tara is someone you’re even kind of considering, just go for it! You won’t regret it at all."

--​- Sydney & Dakota

"Tara did an AMAZING job officiating our Salem wedding for us. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to find a new officiant 4 days before our wedding. Tara was so quick to respond and hopped on a call with us just a few hours after we first contacted her. She immediately made us feel at ease and helped edit the template of our wedding ceremony to make it feel more natural to us. She was great at communicating with us back and forth to make the ceremony perfect. Tara was prompt and professional, but also incredibly warm! Everyone at our wedding commented on how amazing she was. I’m so glad things worked out like they did and Tara officiated our wedding!"

--​- Keith & Meaghan

​"Salem seemed like a great place to have a handfasting ceremony performed – and we found Tara online. Her information was thoughtful and answered most of our general questions, so we reached out to meet her personally. Tara hosted a Zoom call for myself and my partner – with all three of us dialing in from different cities – and she took the time to listen to our questions about handfasting, both as a tradition and as a bonding a couple might want to perform. Tara was thoughtful, shared ample details, spent a significant amount of time with us online, and we agreed to have her perform our ceremony. She provided a detailed listing of possible locations in the Salem area and called on behalf of us to get the required permissions. As the weekend came and the weather turned unfavorable, Tara pivoted and came to our Inn to perform the ceremony in one its public rooms. Tara was such a delight. The ceremony, her laying out the tradition we were about to enter into, the meaning to us and our place as bound together in this universe, her thoughtful inclusion of personal facts she had gleaned from our texts, emails, and Zoom call – all of it was flawless. Tara is such an illuminating soul – she filled the room with her positive energy, and we felt as if our best friend was joining us together in this union. Can't recommend Tara highly enough. Wonder human. Amazing celebrant. Loving soul in this universe."

​--- Dave & Amethyst

"Tara helped make our day intimate and heartfelt by providing us with a custom-written marriage ceremony that fit us perfectly! She was an amazing officiant with excellent public speaking skills and a confident but light-hearted tone and demeanor. She worked with us to get the wording just right, and went over everything with us ahead of time so that we were prepared and knew exactly what would happen every step of the way. Tara is extremely organized and asked so many helpful questions that we would not have even thought about – like who would hold the vow cards, who would transport the rings, who would walk and stand where, etc.! Everything went off so flawlessly because of her – we are so grateful to Tara for helping us have such a memorable and amazing day!”

--​- Andrea & Henry

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