Image by Christie Pham Photography

Image by Christie Pham Photography


For many newly engaged couples, planning a wedding may become overwhelming and can, unfortunately, take away some of the magic and romance that an engagement should bring.

Our goal is to help you look forward to your special day without worrying about how you will get there and ENJOY this special time! We simplify the planning process for you and develop a relationship along the way that allows us to take your dream and vision and turn it into reality. We incorporate each couple’s personal style and character to create a unique wedding styled specifically for you.

We know that our clients are the most important part of the wedding. Nothing is more satisfying than making sure your wants and needs are met in such a way that you are able to enjoy your own wedding as though you yourselves were guests. So whether it is Full Service Planning or Day of Coordination, our goal is to exceed every expectation.




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 event planning before relocating to Hawai’i in 2001.

It was her position as 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 in 2003. Nichole’s stellar reputation has grown throughout the past 15 years. Her calm demeanor, aesthetic, and ability to understand and execute her clients’ vision, creates the perfect fusion of function and style.

Nichole's mission is to provide a worry-free, stress-free, drama-free experience for each couple. Her approach 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 from beginning to end.



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 Hawai’i, so she possesses a great deal of knowledge in O’ahu 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 Hawai’i with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the prestigious Shidler College of Business. Together with her husband, she has lived on O’ahu for over 5 years and truly loves the island life. The culture, the tradition and the beauty of Hawai’i inspires her both personally and professionally, bringing joy to her life and the lives of those around her.