I'm Tara McMullen-King... affectionately referred to as
the "Wedding Witch of Salem"!
I am a quirky, tattooed, gingery ball of warmth and empathetic energy, and I really, truly care about the couples I work with. I try to go all out to make sure that they have the best day ever!
I founded Witchy Woman Weddings in 2020 to help couples plan and execute custom celebrations of love and commitment that reflect their backgrounds, their passions, and their unique qualities and quirks. All of your ideas – no matter how big or small, no matter how "traditional" or wildly offbeat - are always heard and always celebrated! My job is to advise, empower, inspire, relieve stress, problem solve, and make sure that my clients walk away from their special day feeling nothing but pure joy and happiness... with no regrets, and none of those woulda-shoulda-couldas.
Prior to founding my own wedding business, I spent more than 10 years assisting with small- and large-scale event design and coordination projects, including multi-day professional conferences, fundraising events and galas, vendor fairs, and personal celebrations.
I am a Witch, a Wiccan Priestess, 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 undertaken extensive wedding planning studies and certifications, including 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.
Friends and colleagues often describe me as a lover of logistics, a dedicant of details, and a supreme coordinator, planner, and project manager with a big 'ol heart.
My sun sign is Aquarius, my moon sign is Pisces, and my rising sign is Virgo. I personally consider myself a combination of Hermione Granger, Leslie Knope, Brienne of Tarth, and Joan Holloway (if you know... then you know)!
I am also an accomplished public speaker and performer, a former wrestler with the Boston League of Women Wrestlers, a violinist, a huge fan of karaoke, and I have a background in tarot, runes, crystals, and magickal herbalism.
And obviously I *adore* Halloween! I live in Downtown Salem, the Halloween capital of the world... so how could I not?