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With a backdrop of snowdrifts and ice blue skies, a professional wedding planner throws an unforgettable party for her own big day
Jane Schewe wedding
A horse drawn carriage delivers the bride to a very special Jane Schewe wedding—her own!

A wedding planner by trade, Jane Schewe has helped many brides walk down the aisle. While leading her all-inclusive, Minneapolis-based wedding planning company, See Jane Plan, Schewe slowly curated a list of favorite resources. So when the time came to assemble a top-notch team in just a few months for her own wedding, she knew she could pull it off. Taking inspiration from the abundant winter foliage in Minnesota, Schewe created a day worthy of a fairy tale. She arrived in a horse-drawn carriage and walked down the aisle to the tune of Clarke’s “Trumpet Voluntary.” Moments later, each of the couple’s 100 guests held a candle in support of the union, casting a warm glow on the intimate ceremony. “To see our guests’ faces lit by candlelight was a sight to behold,” Schewe says.

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Towering evergreens capped in snow created the perfect backdrop for Jane Schewe's wedding.
Keeping with the seasonal theme, Schewe chose a palette of greens and whites accented with gold touches for the day. “I’ve always been drawn to neutrals and textures,” Schewe says, “and I wanted to bring in some holiday elements, which is where the winter greens came in.”

Jane Schewe's strapless A-line gown by Isabelle Armstrong featured intricate allover threadwork embroidery.

For her something blue, Jane Schewe chose blue Badgley Mischka heels embellished with jewels.
Schewe purchased new accessories from one of her favorite local shops.
In lieu of a traditional wedding party, Schewe asked her sister, cousin, and best friends to dress in a coordinating color palette.
Some traditions, like getting a first look at the bride, stayed in Schewe's lineup.

Mirroring the snowy setting, Jane Schewe chose a bouquet of frothy white peonies and creamy ranunculus.

In fairy-tale fashion, the bride arrived with her father in horse-drawn carriage.
The bride's father helps her out of the horse-drawn carriage.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, a historic church located along the shore of Lake Harriet, glowed with candles.
A custom runner anchored the center aisle, while eucalyptus lined the pews, providing a fragrant path for the bride.
Tables over­ looking a frozen Lake Calhoun were filled with touches of gold, white arrangements, and winter greenery.

Below a wreath decked in white and gold, trays of cookies prepared by Farina Baking Company gave a nice nod to the couple’s beginnings.

The sweet treats were decorated in gold and black, the official colors of the University of Missouri, where they first met.
Hand­rolled cigars around the fire pit added just the right amount of casual comfort.

“I work with a local cigar roller often, and even though it was minus 11° that night, I booked him,” Schewe says. “That was the one thing Keric was dying to have.”

How They Met

Jane Schewe weddingAlmost five years ago, Jane Schewe met Keric Lickerman on another crisp December day while they were students at the University of Missouri. Her sorority sister was dating Lickerman’s brother at the time, and the rest, as they say, is history. While Lickerman pursued a medical degree, Schewe steeped herself in the world of weddings. From her passion for all things bridal came See Jane Plan, a business that promises elegant weddings synonymous with clinking champagne glasses and satis ed brides. So when Lickerman popped the question, Schewe wasted no time. She chose a date that would accommodate his demanding medical school schedule and take advantage of a last-minute opening of the couple’s dream venue, Minneapolis’s Minikahda Club.

By Sarah Cook | Photography by Liz Banfield

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