White Peacock Styled Events founders Nicole Liwienski and Jennifer Rasmussen are known for throwing chic and trendy events all around town—whether it’s a corporate function, birthday bash, or nonprofit benefit. But the 3-year-old planning company recently upped its bridal game with the hiring of wedding director Wynona Jane Schewe. Mpls.St.Paul Weddings got a chance to chat with Schewe about her love for all things wedding-related, the experience White Peacock offers Minnesota brides-to-be, and how this small-but-glamorous boutique can make your day one to truly remember.
Tell us a little bit about your background. How did you end up at White Peacock Styled Events?
After graduating from the University of Missouri with a major in hospitality management and special events, I worked for a wonderful entrepreneurial team, Sheba Productions in Minneapolis, and as an event intern for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Sheba does amazing large events. I knew that someday I wanted to do weddings. I had been following the White Peacock team via social media for a while before a mutual friend introduced us. We had a coffee date, and now here we are! I couldn’t be more excited.
Why weddings for you?
I love the event industry for its unpredictable nature. You never know who you’re going to meet, and what your day will bring. This variety keeps things exciting, and I also love collaborating. Working with other amazing vendors that love their careers as much as I do makes me feel happy and inspired. Plus, your wedding day is arguably the most meaningful day of your life. I want to help people savor and enjoy that meaning while surrounded by their family and friends. Leave the stressful details to me.
What sets White Peacock apart from other planning services?
White Peacock is all about unique details. We will be there from the very beginning—from saying “yes” to “I do!” When I work with a bride, she knows I will go above and beyond to make her day perfect. With our creative expertise and great vendor relationships, we can anticipate needs and make suggestions that a bride may not have even thought of.
What is it like to be a part of a bride’s big day, and what advice can you offer brides as they plan their weddings?
My job during the planning process is to be my bride’s No. 1 advocate. When wedding day finally comes, I feel inspired and full of energy. My advice for brides is to call me. It’s OK to be majorly stressed out—my job is to lower your stress level and let you enjoy the process!
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