One that will be cherished by you and your families for years to come.
Our talented team includes Certified Wedding & Event Planners—one of whom will be your dedicated planner and single point of contact throughout the entire process. Our role goes beyond planning. Your personal wedding planner will be your friend, advisor, vendor coordinator, financial planner, and all-around problem-solving extraordinaire.
Your time is precious and vow to make the most of your time and your budget.
A good planner is worth the investment and by utilizing their expertise within the industry they will save you money (and stress) in the long run.
Your wedding should be timeless, and you should be able to enjoy every minute of it.
Named “Best Wedding Planner in the Coastal Area” from Coastal Events Magazine
Voted “Best Party/Event Planner” by Savannah Magazine (multiple years)
Voted “Best of Weddings” from The Knot for the past 10+ years and inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame
Lead Consultant + Designer
Tara was born and raised in Mississippi but has called Savannah her home for the past 20 years. After graduating from Georgia Southern University with her Master’s in Accounting, she moved to Savannah where she began her career in public accounting. Although she spent her days covered in taxes and auditing, her true passion was event planning. She spent her nights and weekends helping friends plan weddings and parties and eventually began to make a name for herself amongst local wedding vendors in the industry. In 2009, she took a leap of faith by leaving the accounting industry to pursue her love for event planning and co-founded Posh Petals and Pearls, a wedding and event planning firm.
Tara's genuine commitment to a thoroughly planned affair proves that event planning is more than just showing up the day of your event. It's the focused hard work and attention to details prior to the event that lead to the perfect occasion. Over the years, Tara's commitment to the event planning industry has afforded her access to hundreds of contacts and service providers throughout the world that allow her to provide trustworthy sources for her brides and clients. Sharing her enthusiasm and skills, Tara believes that events should be designed to leave guests wanting more. In 2018, Tara became sole owner of Posh Petals and Pearls and decided to re-brand the company with her name, Tara Skinner Weddings & Events. This re-brand has brought many exciting changes and an elevated sense of style within the business.
For Tara, time away from planning events means spending time with her husband, Nathan, son, Jackson, daughter, Emerson, and their two dogs, Winston and Bailey. As a huge supporter of community involvement, she can also be seen volunteering for multiple nonprofit organizations as well as being active in her children’s school.
Evan was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia (just outside of Atlanta) but has called Savannah her home for the past 5 years. After graduating from Georgia Southern University, she moved to San Francisco where she started her career in Luxury Retail Management. During her time on the West Coast, she worked with multiple high-end retail companies including Tory Burch, Burberry and the Brooks Brothers Flagship Location. This retail experience landed her the Store Manager position at Kate Spade New York in downtown Savannah where she decided to re-locate back to the East Coast. While working with Kate Spade, she traveled within the United States and Internationally using her talents to hire, train and open new stores. She was also appointed to their Brand Ambassador team where she helped develop and execute the in-store customer experience, including their company events. This role ignited her passion for event planning and in 2015 she began working with Tara Skinner Weddings & Events as a coordinator. Three years later, Evan decided to pursue a full-time position with TSWE and was promoted to lead planner where she currently brings over 4 years of planning and design experience to the TSWE team. In her free time, she loves spending her days with her husband, Ryan, their daughter Emma-James and their two dogs, Thompson and Hatfield.
Hannah is a native of Colorado but has always been a true Southerner at heart. After graduating from the University of Kansas she traveled the country working for her Sorority’s National Headquarters before finally settling in Savannah. Upon arriving in Savannah, Hannah began assisting Tara Skinner Weddings & Events as a coordinator in 2013 while also working to open a flagship location of Modern Trousseau Bridal Boutique where she managed the day to day activities for the store. It was there she discovered her love for weddings and her desire to pursue a full-time career in wedding planning. In 2016, Hannah was promoted to lead planner and currently brings over 6 years of planning and design experience to the TSWE team. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her high school sweetheart turned husband, Jake, and their two children, Mary Caroline and Rhett.
Krystal was raised in New York and has lived on the Southeast coast for more than 8 years. Her journey in the wedding industry began shortly after moving to Savannah and taking on the role of venue manager for the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Although she loved her time at the Chapel, she knew she wanted to be more involved with her couples throughout their wedding planning process. In 2018, Krystal joined Tara Skinner Weddings & Events and a year later moved to North Carolina to better serve our Carolina couples. She currently heads up our Carolinas office where she is able to pursue her passion for helping clients design a day that is as beautiful and unique as their own love story!
Amy has called Savannah home for over 20 years. After graduating from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Finance and an emphasis in Financial Planning, she worked in the Banking industry for many years. She began assisting Tara Skinner Weddings & Events as a coordinator in 2016 and soon began to realize her true passion of helping people create an event they only dreamed of. In 2017, Amy was promoted to lead planner and currently brings over 3 years of planning and design experience to the TSWE team. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, Branson, and their 4 children, Emma, Alaina, Garrison and Camryn.
Lindsey was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia but spent many weekends and summers growing up in Savannah visiting family. For this reason, she considers both places "home". After graduating from Georgia Southern University with a Hospitality Management degree, she moved to Savannah to pursue her career. Although Lindsey is a full-time recruitment consultant by day, she began assisting Tara Skinner Weddings & Events in 2014 as a coordinator and loves getting to be a small part of a couple’s wedding day! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, and two girls, McCall and Jamison.
Lauren was born and raised in Maryland but moved to Savannah in 2015 to pursue her master’s degree in business and Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She immediately fell in love with the city and after graduation decided to make it her permanent home. Lauren began her career in events working with another Savannah based event planning firm and in 2018 made the switch to join Tara Skinner Weddings & Events as a coordinator. Lauren loves helping couples’ visions of their wedding day come to life and takes pride in seeing their face light up at the finished product. In her spare time, she can usually be found enjoying all that Savannah has to offer with her husband, Mike.