If you aren’t already familiar with Tara Guérard, she is the founder of Soirée in Charleston, SC and considered one of the country's most talented event designers. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, including Food & Wine, Town & Country and of course Weddings Unveiled, among many others.
Tara has lived in the south her entire life and her book, Southern Weddings: New Looks From The Old South, is filled with a wealth of inspiration. It showcases twelve of Tara’s most spectacular weddings, from a seaside soiree to country club chic and everything in between. She shares the tools and tricks of the trade for each celebration, taking readers through the event planning process and giving practical advice on how brides can create their own remarkable event. “Every time I design a new wedding," Tara says, "I first ask myself how can I make it doable, practical, personal, affordable and fabulous?”
Southern Weddings: New Looks from the Old South. $29.95 at Barnes & Noble.
Photographs by Liz Banfield.