Meet The Team!
Tara Blackwell | Owner + Lead Planner
Hello! I'm Tara, Owner/Lead Planner with Lotus Events. I'm so happy you've made your way here and can't wait to hear from you. A few things about me....
I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas with my two older brothers. After graduating High School a year early, I attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where I received my Bachelor of Science in Interior Design through the school of Architecture. Two weeks after graduating, I moved to Austin where my event planning career began! Never did I imagine I would be an Event Planner, but such is life and here I am rock'n an roll'n and I couldn't be happier!!
Aside from being a planner, I am a wife, mother, and big time foodie. I'm very active so in my free time you can catch me riding my bike, hiking, or running the trails of Town Lake. So if you happen to see me, don't hesitate to say hi!
I also LOVE music. I used to play the piano growing up and acoustic guitar. My husband and I love concerts and live music. We have a marshall speaker that is constantly on in the background at home with some good good jams. Our girls are finding their love for music too which we are excited about.
Lastly, I am extremely organized, responsive, detail oriented and energetic! I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason!
Contact today and let's grab a coffee, or heck, maybe a margarita!
Excited to hear from you!
Brit Krause | Lead Planner
Britany Krause has been a coordinator in the wedding & events industry for 17 incredible years. Always a gatherer of people and one who thrives under pressure, her chosen career path has been the perfect fit! Although weddings are Brit’s specialty, her resume is extensive and includes various social and community events. Brit is known for her intentional, fun-loving approach and deep love for all of her clients. While she is passionate about every aspect of planning, she will be sure to keep you focused on what matters most, the reason behind all the details! (Did we mention she’s a certified life coach, too!?) With her unique insight, mad listening skills, and ability to fight fires with grace and a smile, Britany is your gal for a stress-free, joy-filled day!
When not planning your dream wedding, you will most likely find Britany on a Summer Moon Coffee date with her high school sweetheart, Ryan. The two have been married for 22 years and have 2 awesome teenagers, Dylan & Ella. The Krauses love to travel and adventure together but appreciate a lazy day watching mysteries JUST as much!
Fun fact, Brit was quite literally born into the music business. The daughter of George Strait’s guitar & fiddle player, and niece of Willie Nelson’s drummers, her roots go deep in country music. It must have been contagious because she too has been singing since she could hold a microphone! Britany continues to play with her dad and brother locally and has the privilege of serving her church as a worship leader.
"Brit was always a step ahead yet by my side the whole time..."
Wow, where to begin! I cannot even begin to imagine what the wedding planning process would have been like without working with Brit from Lotus Events. The moment I first spoke with her during our first call, I knew she was the one to help make my wedding planning dreams come true. She was by my side every single step of the way. I tend to be a pretty soft-spoken person when it comes to voicing what I like and don't like, and Brit was always the most intentional listener. I never once felt like I made a decision that wasn't fully MY decision. She was my voice when I was a little timid with vendors. She was always working to answer my questions, no matter how small. When they say something WILL go a little rogue on your wedding day, this couldn't be more true. But Brit was always a step ahead yet by my side the whole time. She was a calming voice when I most needed it. It's been two months since my wedding, and we are still getting compliments on how detailed, beautiful, smoothly run, yet US our wedding was. Brit wasn't only another vendor we worked with, my whole entire family grew so fond of her! If ever given the opportunity to work with Lotus events, DO IT.
TARA IS A DREAM!! YOU NEED HER!
Tara is the absolute best wedding coordinator in the wedding industry!! My wedding was the most stress-free day of my life thanks to Tara. One of my best friends works in the wedding industry and had suggested hiring Tara because he claimed she was the best coordinator he had ever worked with. He was 100% accurate because she truly is the greatest. She never ever made me feel like just another client, but really made me feel special. She cares deeply about her job and she is so dang good at what she does. We hired Tara as our day-of coordinator and if our budget allowed, we hands down would have hired her for the entire planning process. She even came with me to my final walk through and was so meticulous in making sure she knew exactly what I wanted. Her services were the best money spent out of all the wedding expenses and I truly mean it. I was able to enjoy my entire wedding and have an absolute blast because I knew Tara would take care of anything and everything that happened. All of my family members even couldn't stop talking about how wonderful she was! As soon as the wedding party arrived at the reception venue, Tara found my husband and I with drinks in hand for us and made sure catering brought up food for us before our grand entrance. While I was dancing, a part of my bustle broke and within a minute Tara was right there with safety pins fixing it. If you are considering hiring a professional coordinator, you will never regret hiring Tara - you NEED her! I loved working with her and without reservations would recommend her to any and every bride. Thank you for everything, Tara - you are a brides dream coordinator!
- Bride Katie
I had the privilege and great luck to find Tara during our wedding planning process. She was an absolute blessing throughout our planning process and the day of. We had countless challenges thrown our way, from a COVID cancellation and re-scheduling to having to make a multi-state move for the military, throwing all of our previous plans out the window. Tara was an incredible support through all of it. She went above and beyond to help us and keep us calm (which was no easy feat). She helped us navigate vendor negotiations and contracts, planning challenges, and even provided incredibly helpful advice on extended family issues. I can't recommend her enough to other military couples- she was beyond helpful and understanding of the different restrictions that military life placed on us. If you want to do things out of the ordinary, Tara's your go-to! We wanted something a bit different from the big, white wedding and Tara was so supportive of all of it along the way. Tara was an absolute dream on the day of, keeping everything running smoothly, precisely on time, and without a single hiccup! I was able to let go of the worry about details that day as I knew Tara was on top of all of them. In addition to her incredible professional skills, she has a lovely demeanor and personality that will put you at ease whenever you talk to her. Our party members and our guests adored her! She was a joy to work with, and I'm forever thankful that she was a part of our day. I cannot recommend her highly enough! If you want incredible planning and coordinating services from an even more incredible person, look no further. Tara is truly a gem.
-Bride: Sarah H.
The best wedding ever!
Let me start by saying if you are scrolling through reviews right now trying to decide on a wedding planner, look no further. Seriously. Just click on the "Message Vendor" button to the right and I guarantee you will have the wedding of your dreams. I know I did and that is all thanks to Tara!! She is absolutely the best wedding coordinator I could have ever asked for. From our initial phone conversation to the last minute of the wedding, she was there for me anytime I needed anything or had a question. She gave us the best advice and was so on top of everything. I can't even begin to imagine what it would have been like planning a wedding without her. She is so enjoyable to work with and helped coordinate a wedding that was beyond perfect! I am so so so thankful to have had her by my side throughout this whole process. She isn't just a wedding coordinator, she is truly a friend. Thank you so much, Tara! ! You are a rockstar!!
THE BEST COORDINATOR!!
Tara is absolutely amazing! We hired her as a month of/day of wedding coordinator; however, she was present throughout the entire wedding planning process. She came to all of our consultations with us and answered all of our questions throughout the entire year leading up to our wedding. She really goes above and beyond and was always willing to help us with whatever we needed. Plus she is such a kind, fun, and energetic person - so, so amazing to work with! She made our wedding day completely stress free for my husband and I and our families. I don’t think many wedding coordinators put in as much time and effort as Tara does, both on event day and leading up to the wedding. I really can’t stress enough how wonderful she is to work with - she really will go above and beyond for your event! I would highly recommend her to my friends or to any bride/groom looking for a coordinator. I can’t imagine having planned my wedding without her, as she played a HUGE part in our day going smoothly. Thanks so much, Tara!!
- Bride: Krystan