White Willow Events is a full-service Wedding and Event Planning Company, specializing in unforgettable weddings and social events. Our one-on-one planning and design process is tailored to each client’s specific need creating a seamless, worry-free celebration.


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With over ten years of experience, a bachelor’s degree in event management with a focus in wedding planning, Taylor's motivation is to design unique and meaningful events that fit with each client’s specific needs. It is her aptitude for organization and attention to detail that has made her such a success. Her love of visual esthetics has allowed her to produce personal, carefully organized and unforgettable events for couples across Iowa and beyond. 

Contact Taylor Boesen
P | 515-650-3393
E | taylor@whitewilloweventsia.com

Taylor Boesen - Owner

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Tasha’s unique background in corporate event coordination and advertising brings an exciting approach to event planning and wedding coordination. Her attention to detail and organizational skills provide the perfect balance to meet the needs of each client. Tasha is attentive to the requests of the bride and groom and she makes sure their needs are met quickly and confidently. Her love of a fast-paced environment, and creating memorable and life-long experiences for couples, is the driving force behind her success in this industry. Tasha graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in advertising.

Contact Tasha Palacioz
P | 515-661-3021
E | tasha@whitewilloweventsia.com

Tasha Palacioz - Event Consultant

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Rachel realized early on that she has a passion for event planning. Her extensive knowledge of outdoor events brings a unique perspective to the planning process. Rachel’s ability to embrace the ever-changing and challenging aspects of event planning is what makes her such a great fit for this career path. She recently graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Event Management.

Contact Rachel Rullestad
P | 515-480-5873
E | rachel@whitewilloweventsia.com

Rachel Rullestad - Event Consultant

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Jackson is our go-to guy. He has an abundance of energy that we are constantly jealous of and thankful for. His positive, can-do attitude and unique understanding of every facet of the event business makes him a perfect addition to our team. He grew up in Milo, attended AIB where he received a degree in event, hospitality and tourism management. He currently lives in West Des Moines.

Contact Jackson Baumgarten
P | 515-720-7883
E | jackson@boesen.com

Jackson Baumgarten - Logistics Coordinator

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Alex enjoys planning and designing unique events. The versatility and ever-changing aspect of the event business is what drew her to this career path. Her energy and positive approach to all aspects of event planning is apparent in her attention to detail. She will graduate in December with a bachelor's degree in Event Management.

Contact Alex Baltes
P | 641.425.4438
E | alex@whitewilloweventsia.com

Alex Baltes - Event Consultant

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Rebecca works behind the scenes and wears many hats. She manages the business, negotiates contracts for room blocks, and runs an offshoot business, Willow Branch Travel. It is a value-added and free service for our clients as well as those with destination wedding aspirations. Check out her website: WWW.Willowbranchtravel.com. Rebecca graduated from McConnell Travel School, and has over 10 years of experience in the travel business. She rounded out her education with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Drake University.

Contact Rebecca Thomsen
P | 515-491-6250
E | rebecca@whitewilloweventsia.com

Rebecca Thomsen - Business Manager

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Jacqueline & James

"THEY WERE BEYOND PERFECT."

I cannot even begin to explain to you how amazing Taylor is! After I got engaged, I had a million questions on how the wedding day goes, what to expect, the ‘rules’ to follow, etc. so I contacted a huge number of planners and met with each of them. Taylor was the only one who not only made me feel comfortable, but who pretty much told me it was my wedding and I could do what I wanted how I wanted to...and she would make it happen. I hired White Willow Events the day of our first meeting and I’m so happy I did. The day was beyond perfect - they didn’t miss a beat from the details of the flowers, to the timeline. Thank you so much for making our day so special!

"White willow events gave me the wedding of my dreams"

Cindy & Jeremy

I can't begin to express how grateful I was to find such an amazing wedding planner and company. Taylor was the sweetest and most accommodating person. I had to last minute switch my whole wedding around and she came up with a solution with just 4 weeks to go. She literally gave me the wedding of my dreams and went far above and beyond exceeding my expectations. Thank you Taylor for making me have my own fairytale for a day.

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Anne & Brandon

I hired Taylor for month-to-month planning and for floral with Boesen The Florist. Taylor was incredible and worth every cent! She listened to every idea I had, every picture I showed her and turned it into reality! The day went so smoothly with her and her crew starting with setting up the ceremony and reception, helping us stick to the timeline she created throughout the day/night and ending with them cleaning everything up at the end of the night. I had the perfect day and she is a huge part of the reason why! She does not disappoint! Thank you Taylor for everything!

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Take the worry out of your Big Day! A White Willow Events consultant will help you organize the planning and preparation, create a detailed timeline and collaborate with all your vendors. Our consultant will help with production and manage the timeline on the day of your wedding so you can get the most out your once-in-a-lifetime day.


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For the client that wants it all. White Willow Events will take on every aspect, from budget tracking, color development and concept design, to vendor contracts and rsvp tracking. There is no detail left untouched, from the moment you say, “YES!” to the moment you ride off into the moonlight. This package is designed with your wedding dreams in mind. It is all encompassing and filled to the brim with impeccable services.  


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Looking for a place to host your bridal shower or special event? Check out our showroom! With an open floor plan and an attached patio, the space can accommodate parties up to 30 guests.

Interested in gaining hands-on experience? White Willow Events hosts several workshops throughout the year that provide a glimpse into the field of event planning and a chance to grow your skills. 




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This package was designed for the hands-on client who doesn't mind doing a little bit of the legwork. A White Willow Events consultant will act as your wedding coordinator. She will provide direction, giving you access to our vendor network and checklist. She will be there to help guide you through the planning and design portion of your special day! 


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For the client who loves the planning process, but needs help with the overall look, Taylor Boesen will work with you to develop a layered design that both reflects your personal style and creates a memorable setting for you and your guests. This package is frequently combined with our Day-Of Coordination services.  



From intimate dinner parties and showers, to galas and grand openings, White Willow Events can plan an event that inspires, enchants and gives your guest something to talk about for years to come.  



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