6 Ways to Wow Your Guests in 2023
January 25, 2023 | Event Planning, Uncategorized, wedding planning
6 Ways to Wow Your Guests in 2023

One of the things I love most about the events industry is that it constantly evolves with emerging ideas and innovations. I’m continuously inspired by the newest and hottest experiential ideas to incorporate into my client’s events!  It’s all in the details to create a buzzworthy evening of celebration. Remember, when it comes to setting trends, carving your own path

You’re Engaged….(10) Tips to Start Planning Your Wedding
November 27, 2022 | Engaged, Engaged Couples, Wedding Planning
You’re Engaged….(10) Tips to Start Planning Your Wedding

Did you know in the wedding industry we have created our own season,  Engagement Season!  Engagement Season is deemed the most active 4-consecutive months in which couples get engaged over the holidays; Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Valentines Day.  These 4-remarkable months bring families together and the opportunity to celebrate love.  You have just said, “Yes”,  I know your heart

Helpful Tips to Avoid Wedding Mayhem
October 31, 2022 | Event Planning, Wedding Planning, Weddings
Helpful Tips to Avoid Wedding Mayhem

It is one of the most pinnacle moments in your life, your wedding day! For most engaged couples, it is their first time getting married and even if it is not, you want to have a smooth experience in not only your wedding day but all of the planning details leading up to the big day. With so many questions

Black American Wedding Traditions
June 12, 2022 | Black Weddings, wedding traditions, Weddings
Black American Wedding Traditions

I am always filled with a sense of immense pride, profound joy and deep reverence when I weave rich cultural displays into a couple’s special day. What makes Black American wedding traditions such a significant experience for me, I get to bring forth traditions of my own culture, secondly comes from knowing that I am ushering forward cultural expressions that

8 Tips to Celebrating Outdoors
May 8, 2022 | Event Planning, Wedding Planning
8 Tips to Celebrating Outdoors

From cocktail hour rooftop soirees and all white poolside parties, to rustic vineyard weddings and picnic style backyard barbecues, I’m sharing “Tara’s Tips” to plan the perfect outdoor event (with extra bonus tips that you may not have thought of 😃) to help you host an outdoor celebration full of style and substance – without a hitch. There’s a nostalgic

6 Must Do's to Help Newly Engaged Couples Thrive during the Wedding Boom of 2022
May 8, 2022 | Wedding Planning
6 Must Do’s to Help Newly Engaged Couples Thrive during the Wedding Boom of 2022

2022 is the year of the wedding BOOM, with an expectation of over 2.6 million weddings to take place – a record 40-year-high! In addition to this resurgence, there are still the repercussions of the COVID carryover of postponed weddings from the past two years placing extraordinary demands on current availability and access.  Imagine weddings being on pause and, suddenly,

“Say I Do” to The Top Wedding Trends for 2022
March 22, 2022 | Wedding Planning, Weddings
“Say I Do” to The Top Wedding Trends for 2022

  One of the top 2022 wedding trends that I’m loving is INDIVIDUALITY! Increasingly, couples are casting aside traditional wedding conventions, making their own mark, and placing greater emphasis on customizations that are unique expressions of their love.  This compelled me to write today’s blog, “Say I Do” to The Top Wedding Trends for 2022: Style, Decor and Entertainment Trends

Exquisite 50th Birthday Nassau Bahamas
March 13, 2022 | Birthday Celebrations, birthday parties, Destination Event Planning, Event Planning
Exquisite 50th Birthday Nassau Bahamas

“Living My Life Like It’s Golden”: Reflections From Tara Melvin’s 50th Birthday Celebration in Nassau Bahamas + 5 Tips to Create Your Very Own Caribbean Birthday Tribute My 50th birthday celebration (also featured on PARTYSLATE) is a moment in time that will indelibly be etched in my mind. As I reflect back to my remarkable 5-day birthday getaway, the memories

3 Things to Consider about COVID when Planning a Wedding
February 2, 2022 | COVID-19, Wedding Planning
3 Things to Consider about COVID when Planning a Wedding

At a time when coming together is more important than ever, COVID-19 (and its variants) is playing a significant role in what the future of wedding planning might look like. What’s paramount during this time is for me to help couples navigate this uncharted territory with standards that ensure we all stay safe and healthy – as well as happy.

What Will it Cost to Plan a Wedding in 2022!
December 29, 2021 | Wedding Planning
What Will it Cost to Plan a Wedding in 2022!

It is that pinnacle time of year, engagement season! From Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day, the most celebrated holidays, is the time when couples get engaged and embark on a new chapter of their lives. For most Couples, it is their first time getting married and even if it is not, the burning question of knowing how much to spend on

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