With 20-years of event planning experience beginning with her high school prom to 5 years running Preppy Chic Events before re-branding to Stephanie Uchima Events in 2015, Stephanie has a deep breath of knowledge and experience on all things wedding and event related.
With her extensive network of vendors, eye for upcoming trends, OCD organization and dedication to her clients, Stephanie loves creating dream weddings & events! From birthday and holiday parties, weddings, charity galas, corporate retreats, golf tournaments, networking mixers to social functions, designing & planning events has always been a creative outlet for Stephanie’s otherwise highly analytical life.
Although a UCLA Bruin at heart (she was an undergrad math and physics major), she left her management consulting job to pursue her MBA & Masters of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California (USC). However, as destiny would have it, she graduated in the bottom of the economic downturn. After some soul searching, she realized that her love for event planning & design was exponentially stronger than her like for Excel spreadsheets, Power Point presentations and financial modeling and in January 2011 she finally married her passion for weddings and planning parties with her expertise in business and entrepreneurship to launch Preppy Chic Events! In addition, she spent over 3 years working internally for a Development Office at a private K-12 institution, fundraising and planning events.
Stephanie is a Los Angeles native, mama of 2 little ones, and heavily involved in the local community.