Five Years of Stephanie Shaul Events!


Today is a very, very exciting day because Stephanie Shaul Events officially celebrates FIVE years of business! Wow!! It’s pretty surreal that it’s been five whole years since I launched this little business… and to see just how far it has come. For the last five 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.

Did you see that I launched by brand new website yesterday?! Head over to to see the heart behind my business and a new face of Stephanie Shaul Events – I couldn’t be more proud of this website and the front porch of my business!

Endless thanks for following along and celebrating with me! I am so deeply, deeply grateful, and cheers to the next five 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 brandinglogo design – and the reveal!

2017 behind the scenes of wedding days

Our own wedding, April 2017!

Four years of Stephanie Shaul Events

2018 behind the scenes of wedding days

A brand new website for Stephanie Shaul Eventsw, which debuted yesterday!


PS: Check back here on Monday for yet ANOTHER super exciting announcement and celebration!!


“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Bridgette & Rob!



Happy, happy 2nd anniversary to Bridgette and Rob, my incredible sister & brother-in-law!! It’s a little surreal that their marvelous wedding day was two years ago (where does the time go?!), as it seems like it was just yesterday. I absolutely love reminiscing back on their wedding, and it bring back so many joyous, love-filled memories! Bridgette and Rob are such an inspiring couple, and they’re two of the most genuine, loving, encouraging, wise, adventurous, hilarious, selfless, Christ-following, wonderful individuals in the world – and they’re even better people when they’re together! It makes me so unbelievably happy (“happy” seems too trite of a word!) that my best friend and sister found the love of her life and her lifelong best friend + husband, and I just adore these two. Right now, they’re celebrating in South Africa – not a bad way to celebrate a second anniversary (and the end of business school!).

I’m sharing a few of my favorite images from their wedding day, all from the incredible Robyn Van Dyke Photography. I love taking a walk down memory lane, and these photographs hold so much value, meaning, and the most joyous of memories. It was a beautiful, love-filled, perfect day!

Ceremony Venue: University United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: The Carolina Inn
Wedding Gown: Allure
Getting Ready Robes: Etsy – Just Cottons
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung by Dessy
Groomsmen Ties: J.Crew
Florist: University Florist
Hair: LULA Hair & Makeup
Make-Up: Susan Ballard
Cake: Sugarland
DJ: Mark Woodell
Videographer: Inkspot Crow



Their incredible photographer, our favorite Robyn Van Dyke, shared many more stunning images from two years ago on her blog!

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Bridgie & Rob! Love y’all oh so much!!