My name is Tara McMullen-King, and I am a creative and colorful - but also obsessively organized - witch from the "Witch City" of Salem who LOVES to plan fantastic fêtes!
For many years, I wanted to start my own company... but I wasn't sure how to best combine and utilize my 10+ years of experience in planning and running large events, my 20+ years of professional research experience, my intense creativity and college degree in art and design, my project management background and obsessive passion for organization, and my overwhelming desire to help others...
...Then in 2018, I made the decision to plan my own wedding – a non-traditional DIY affair for 130 guests, with a fairly meager budget of less than $20,000. I had no idea where to begin! But inspired by a vision of what I wanted, I buckled down, did my research, and spent months planning every detail from start to finish. There were SO many site visits, phone calls, emails, and hours spent on the couch on my laptop! But I managed to pull it all off and execute my unique vision well within my budget... and after our wedding, many guests told me that it was the most fun and beautiful wedding they had ever attended, and that I should find a way to help other couples plan and execute their own awesomely unique non-traditional weddings on a budget.....
….So I founded Witchy Woman Weddings to do just that!
Below are some tidbits about my background and inspirations, if you want to know more about me!
10+ years of experience in small- and large-scale event design, coordination, and management, as both a paid professional and a volunteer for nonprofit organizations (including seminars, 2-day conferences with 200+ registrants, fairs, and more)
One of the most overly-logical and obsessively organized humans you will ever meet (Virgo rising and House Ravenclaw)
A lover of logistics, a dedicant of details, and a supreme coordinator, planner, and project manager– my superpowers include spreadsheet creation and mastery, the ability to notice when something is even a millimeter out of its place, and superior Google-fu (I can find an answer to any question and/or find anything online within seconds)
Colorful and creative soul with a degree in fine arts and design from Smith College - in addition to event planning and design, some of my other passions include painting, photography, and woodblock prints
An actual Salem Witch who lives in the city and practices here - I have a passion for tarot cards, runes, crystals, magickal herbalism…and yes, I own multiple crystal balls (of course)!
REALLY into black cats, black coffee, candles, horror movies, tattoos, true crime television shows, Halloween, home brew wine, homemade pasta, and The Office (I aim to approach every day with the same level of happiness and enthusiasm as Stanley on Pretzel Day!)