Saying Goodbye to Preppy Chic Events

… and saying HELLO to Stephanie Uchima Events! We have a new name, a new look, a new branding and a new website!!!

SUE_LaunchWhen I started Preppy Chic Events five years ago, I was in my twenties and had a completely different style and outlook on life. I was fresh out of business school and had never started my own company. Because of my love for all things preppy, I decided to name my company Preppy Chic Events; however, as my company grew and as I grew, I realized that while it’s a “cute” name, it didn’t really embody the types of weddings & events I produce now. And so Stephanie Uchima Events was born.

The decision to re-brand, however, was a long one that started almost a year ago right after my 4th wedding season. I was at a crossroads in my life: I had just found out I was pregnant, I was 1 year into being married, and we were just about to undergo a huge home remodel/construction project. I spent a couple months going back and forward with “what do I want to do with my life?” Should I invest the money and work on my business or should I focus on being a mom or should I pursue something completely different? After a lot of soul searching, I realized that this was an investment I wanted (and needed) to make.

I am beyond thankful to Ashley & Malone (aka Ashley and Dallas) for all their encouragement, guidance, patience, and amazing work in helping build Stephanie Uchima Events! I emphasize patience because I finally decided to start the re-brand only two months before my due date and in the middle of my home remodel!!! It was chaos for the past few months (especially trying to answer e-mails at 3am while feeding a newborn), but they helped me get through it and now I am so excited to finally debut my new EVERYTHING!

While I will always be known to have a “preppy chic” style (yes, I love Kate Spade, JCrew and Lilly Pulitzer) and I will still be known as @preppychic on social media (I don’t want to lose that handle!), I hope you enjoy the new beautiful website and get a taste of what Stephanie Uchima Events is all about!


Spring Cleaning & A Time For Change

After trying to figure out what fires me up and doing a lot of professional & personal reflection, I have decided a little “online” spring cleaning is necessary.

This Friday will mark the TWO year anniversary of The Preppy Chic Blog & the launch of my event planning company Preppy Chic Events. Over the past two years, the blog has evolved into a mix of weddings, wedding inspiration, real events, lifestyle, fashion, travel, etc…  However, as I mentioned in this post, I also run a health & fitness blog called Cupcakes to CrossFit. Recently, it is becoming too difficult and messy to manage two blogs at once causing the Preppy Chic Blog to stray away from its original intent: a place of wedding & event inspiration + wedding planning advice + showcasing my company’s work.

Because both blogs cover elements that now overlap, I have decided that I am going to merge all the lifestyle elements of The Preppy Chic Blog into Cupcakes to Crossfit and keep all things weddings & events here on the blog. From now on all the fashion, travel & eats, business, etc… can be found on Cupcakes to Crossfit. I am not going to delete any of the previous posts, but if you want fresh new content, please make sure to follow along at Cupcakes to Crossfit!

In the meantime, there might be a little bit of shuffling, updating and rearranging, but I think it was the right time for change.

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