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 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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Taylor H. has been an essential part of the White Willow Events’ team for many years. Her sharp wit, attention to detail and can-do attitude allow her to thrive and succeed in an ever-changing environment where each event requires careful planning and coordination. She is exceptional at being prepared for whatever the event may require and has the ability to recall the smallest detail. Taylor is originally from Calmar; she moved to Des Moines after graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in event management.

Contact Taylor Heying
P | 563-380-7398
E | cheers@whitewilloweventsia.com

Taylor Heying - Event Consultant

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Breanne’s experience has prepared her to expect the unexpected and always give special attention to even the smallest detail. She has a passion for planning, preparing and coordinating events. Especially weddings. Her work ethic and ability to treat every client’s event as if it was her own, makes her a perfect match for this industry. She uses all her skills to make sure every event is flawless and unforgettable. Breanne is from Sioux City, she moved to Des Moines with her fiancé after completing her bachelor’s degree in event management from Iowa State University.


Contact Breanne Evans
P | 712-490-3346
E | breanne@whitewilloweventsia.com

Breanne Evans - Event Consultant

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Bailey helps with all aspects of event management, from organizing and setup, to the ever-changing tasks that make White Willow Events successful. She is an integral part of our team and loves making sure every detail comes together so our clients enjoy every moment of their special day. Bailey grew up in West Des Moines, and after graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in event management, she moved to Colorado for a year before coming back home.

Contact Bailey Scharff
P | 515-326-1719
E | bailey@whitewilloweventsia.com

Bailey Scharff - Event Consultant

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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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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 - Set-Up Coordinator

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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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