We believe in CELEBRATING life’s occasions. Bringing people together in beautiful environments and creating opportunities for JOY.
We believe in SERVING our clients well. We believe in getting to know our clients and what is important to them, being their advocates throughout the planning process and respecting their investment.
We believe that BEAUTIFUL environments and MEANINGFUL details make a difference. Custom design is a gift and there is no better job we can do than to get to know our clients so well that we can make their dream day a reality.
We believe in TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY and RESPECT in dealing with our clients and vendors.
We believe in GIVING BACK. We partner with Aloha Harvest to donate any and all leftover food from our events to the needy in our community. We also partner with our florists to donate flowers after our events to hospitals and nursing homes. We provide career coaching & host clothing drives for Dress for Success to benefit disadvantaged women.
"My job is to make sure people have a good time and I think that is a pretty great job description."
Morgan Childs is named the top wedding planner in Hawaii and got her start in event planning 17 years ago working in one of the principal firms in NYC producing high profile events for A-list clients. After finding her passion in event design and planning, Morgan moved back to her home state in 2007 to open Moana Events, bringing her distinct sense of style and passion for expert execution to Hawaii. Since opening, Moana Events has produced many beautiful destination weddings, notable celebrity affairs, large scale corporate events and memorable social occasions. Most recently the brand has expanded to include Modern Elopement, a luxury elopement wedding experience for smaller guest counts. In her spare time, Morgan can be found spontaneously re-decorating her home, reading a book or listening to podcasts, paddle-boarding in the ocean or planning her next trip to Paris to get inspired.
Founder & Creative Director
Nicole is the newest member of the Modern Elopement team. She loves everything about elopements and weddings; from helping her couples choose the perfect signature location and guiding them through the planning process, to being onsite with them and watching them enjoy their unforgettable day. When she is not working, Nicole loves to travel and you could definitely say she is a world-traveler - she has visited 30 countries and lived on 4 continents! When she is not at the studio or onsite at an elopement, you can find her plotting her next big trip or dreaming about an upcoming destination.
Our studio is located in Honolulu, Hawaii and we love our bright and light-filled space in the heart of paradise. This is where we get inspired each and every day to go to work designing and coordinating beautiful events.
We love meeting with our couples in person here over a glass of bubbly and collaborating with our favorite vendors to dream up something exciting and new. Gracie, our resident office mascot will happily run to greet you when you walk in the door and serves as our official cuddler and studio stress-reliver.
We hope you get the chance to come visit us!