I'm Tara McMullen-King... affectionately referred to as
the "Wedding Witch of Salem"!
Prior to founding Witchy Woman Weddings, I had 10+ years of experience assisting with small- and large-scale event design and coordination, including multi-day professional conferences, fundraising events and galas, vendor fairs, and personal celebrations.
I am a Witch, a Wiccan Priestess, and an ordained minister of both American Marriage Ministries and the Universal Life Church.
I am a member of the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants (IAPWO) and the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and have undertaken wedding planning studies and certification through both the New Skills Academy and the New York Institute of Art and Design.
I personally planned my own DIY 130-guest wedding here in Salem - with a ceremony at one venue, a reception at another, a full spread (appetizers, dinner, cake, and drinks), lighting, fabulous decor, a DJ, and a photographer - at a total cost of less than $20,000... so I definitely know how to maximize a budget!
I have been happily married to my soulmate since 2018, and I am a stepmom to the coolest 12-year old gal in the world AND a fur mom to two (very spoiled) black cats - Darth Vader and Pugsley Addams.
Friends and colleagues describe me as a lover of logistics, a dedicant of details, and a supreme coordinator, planner, and project manager with an absurdly huge heart (figuratively, not literally)!
I am an Aquarius Sun, Pisces Moon, and Virgo Rising, and consider myself equal parts Hermione Granger, Leslie Knope, Brienne of Tarth, and Joan Holloway (if you know... you know).
I have a background in tarot, runes, crystals, and magickal herbalism, and I own multiple giant crystal balls (...do I see love in your future? I think I do!).
...and obviously I *adore* Halloween... I chose to live in the Halloween capital of the world, so how could I not?