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Known as the

"Wedding Witch of Salem,"

I am a quirky, creative, empathic wordsmith

who LOVES love!

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My name is Tara ("Tah-Rah") McMullen-King (She/Her), and I launched Witchy Woman Weddings in 2020 to help couples design wedding, commitment, and vow renewal ceremonies that reflect their unique backgrounds, passions, qualities, and quirks. All ideas - no matter how uber-traditional or funkily-offbeat - are always heard and celebrated! My aim is to empower, inspire, and ensure that clients have a special ceremony full of joy and happiness... one that they will remember forever.

Prior to founding Witchy Woman Weddings, I spent almost 15 years assisting with small- and large-scale event design and coordination projects, including professional conferences, fundraising events and galas, vendor fairs, and personal celebrations.

I am a practicing Witch, an initiated Wiccan Priestess of British Traditional Witchcraft, an ordained minister of American Marriage Ministries, and a member of the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants (IAPWO) and the Salem Chamber of Commerce. I have also pursued wedding planning studies and obtained numerous certifications, including 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.

 

Outside of Witchy Woman Weddings, I have a full-time job at a fundraising research and data analytics consulting firm that has worked with hundreds of nonprofit clients of all shapes and sizes across the United States. When I am not planted in front of my laptop working on projects, I can usually be found traipsing around the North Shore drinking way too much black coffee from Dunkin Donuts, getting tattooed, engaging in retail therapy, and hitting up my favorite local haunts.

 

Born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, I moved to Boston in 2001 after graduating from Smith College, a women's college in Northampton, Massachusetts. After residing in the Boston and Cambridge/Somerville area for many years, I moved to the "Witch City" of Salem in 2015... and met my soulmate two weeks later! Three years after our first date in Salem - which took place on a Friday the 13th! - we had a fabulous wedding at the House of the Seven Gables, and we currently live in Downtown Salem with our two black cats, Pugsley Addams and Darth Vader.

I am also a writer, an artist, an award-winning researcher and trainer, a violinist, a retired member of the former Boston League of Women Wrestlers (BLOWW), a ginormous fan of karaoke, and an intuitive who enjoys working with tarot cards, Lenormand cards, runes, tasseography (tea leaf reading), crystal ball scrying, and candle magick.

For those of you into astrology... my sun sign is Aquarius, my rising sign is Virgo, and my moon sign is Pisces!

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