founder & principal planner
Born in the Midwest, Nichole Haugen Shin was raised with a strong work ethic and developed unquestionable integrity and principled values. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Minnesota, Nichole held several positions in catering and events before relocating to Hawai'i in 2001.
It was her position as a catering director for a private downtown club in Honolulu - together with the fact that she is a romantic at heart - that inspired Nichole to enter the wedding industry. Under the guidance and mentoring of prestigious wedding planner Social Butterfly, Nichole discovered her own creative talent and has honed her skills and expertise as a wedding coordinator since 2003.
Nichole's mission is to provide a worry-free, stress-free, drama-free experience for each couple. Her approach to the "perfect" wedding is to collaborate with the bride and groom to create a unique wedding concept that is distinctively theirs - always staying focused on the details and ensuring an event that is flawlessly orchestrated beginning to end.
CHELSEA, event planner
Chelsea has been with Nichole Weddings & Events for three years and in that time has become an invaluable part of the team. She possesses the perfect combination of traits that make her a successful wedding planner. Her upbeat and friendly personality puts everyone at ease, while her desire for perfection and relentless organizational skills insure her clients their dream wedding will come off without a hitch! Chelsea’s creativity and fresh, modern sensibility are key attributes when helping her brides and grooms bring their vision to life.
Chelsea’s wedding planning experience has been exclusive to Hawaii, so she possesses a great deal of knowledge in Oahu weddings as well as other islands…a great comfort especially to the bride and groom who are planning their destination wedding from far away.
Chelsea is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the prestigious Shidler College of Business. Together with her husband, she has lived on Oahu for over 5 years and truly loves the island life. The culture, the tradition and the beauty of Hawaii inspires her both personally and professionally, bringing joy to her life and the lives of those around her.