Today is a very, very exciting day because Stephanie Shaul Events officially celebrates SIX years of business! Wow!! It’s pretty surreal that it’s been six entire years since I launched this little business… and to see just how far it has come. For the last six years, since January 2014, it’s been my biggest joy and honor to plan, design, and style weddings for dozens and dozens of the most incredible couples imaginable, to be surrounded by love and beauty on a daily basis, to literally work my dream job, to have the pleasure of creating alongside the most talented and kind professionals and friends in the wedding industry, to mentor and coach small business owners, to grow creatively, and to have clients turn into dear friends. I’m SO wildly thankful.
I cannot believe that this little dream of mine has become what it is today, and it really does feel so surreal sometimes. I feel like I’m able to use the talents and passions the Lord has blessed me with to serve others well, to spread as much love, joy, and beauty as possible, and to celebrate life and love! I’m so grateful to every single person who has been a part of this exciting journey (especially those since day one), those who’ve encouraged and supported me, and those who have entrusted me with their wedding days. It takes a village, and I’ve got the best one imaginable!
I started this business more of a creative outlet, never knowing that just 1.5 after launching, it would become my full-time job. I started with a very basic website, a logo I created in Microsoft Word, two friends who asked me to plan their weddings, and my “office” was my bed at my house in Washington DC. I was single, desperately craving more creative and fulfilling work, and pinched and saved my salary to be able to launch my business (and then take it full time as I moved to Raleigh!). I’ve run 100% of my business debt-free, something I am incredibly proud of – especially since for much of the life of my business, I was single and relying on simply myself to make it work. I definitely think that’s something to be proud of, and I’m so grateful for the ways this business has provided. I’ve shared pretty much all of my business journey throughout the years on this blog (and I’ve linked to many of those relevant blog posts below!), and it has been such a fulfilling, challenging, wonderful, growth-filled, and beautiful journey.
Endless thanks for following along and celebrating with me! I am so deeply, deeply grateful, and cheers to the next six years of Stephanie Shaul Events! To God be ALL the glory.
If you’d like to take a peek into my wedding planning and small business owning journey, here’s a quick round-up:
Launching Stephanie Shaul Events (formerly Stephanie Scholl Events, my maiden name!)
The Road to Full Time (which happened in July 2015) and Part Two
Announcing my move to Raleigh, NC + taking SSE full time
Old school: my business branding, logo design – and the reveal!
2017 behind the scenes of wedding days
Four years of Stephanie Shaul Events
2018 behind the scenes of wedding days
A brand new website for Stephanie Shaul Events, which debuted a year ago!
Five years of Stephanie Shaul Events
2019 behind the scenes of wedding days
Six things I’ve learned in my six years of business
The heart and mission of Stephanie Shaul Events
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
3 thoughts on “Six Years of Stephanie Shaul Events!”
Congrats, friend!! So happy for you on this exciting milestone day. I love thinking of the many people whose lives and marriages you’ve made more beautiful, intentional, and joyful through your work (and just who you are!) over the last six years! 🙂
Lisa, thank you SO very much; that means the world and is so appreciated!! I can only hope and pray that the Lord and His great love is glorified through this work that I am so thankful to get to do.