Nicole Chambers has had a love for boutiques from her early childhood. With her best friend, they created a retail store in her bedroom for playtime. Bringing her childhood dreams to life, Nicole opened anna Soirée in Oakhurst’s Towne Center. Focused on life’s special occasions, anna soiree has an eclectic collection of items – from invitations to designer handbags – if Nicole likes it, it’s sold in the store.
Nicole’s business education commenced at the College of Charleston where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Monmouth University. After graduating, Nicole worked at various agencies in New York/New Jersey handling the market research, advertising, corporate event planning and marketing for pharmaceutical companies. She also taught management and marketing classes to undergraduate students at Monmouth University for 3 years.
Using her business acumen, Nicole operated a small section of her sister’s store in Pier Village for wedding invitations. She quickly outgrew the space and opened anna soiree in 2007. Along with her talented staff, she has been helping brides to plan the perfect wedding day as a wedding planner. Nicole negotiates contracts with vendors and plans everything to the last little detail including a detailed minute by minute itinerary for the bridal party. With over 50 weddings under her belt, Nicole is well-equipped to deal with every situation (and yes…she’s had wedding crashers!).
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DOUGLAS · Married on 06/18/2016
Thank you to Nicole and Lorraine and all the staff at Anna Soiree for helping and making my wedding a total success. We were so nervous about everything and making sure all things were covered. Being two men we were not aware of all the things that go into making a wedding but Nicole too over and helped with everything from the smallest item to the biggest and took control. She kept saying and I quote "Don't worry about it, that's my job". I usually take control in things but totally trusted her 100%. The Save the Dates and the Wedding Invitations were designed by Lorraine and were awesome. We told them our theme and what we wanted and they made it happen. I am still getting guests saying how awesome they were. Nicole Chambers and her staff could not have made me feel more at ease and comfortable with everything. We totally felt at ease knowing she was handling everything. We would definitely recommend Anna Soiree to our friends and family. Thank you Nicole for making our wedding day so special and perfect.
Ryan · Married on 10/10/2015
Nicole, Lorraine, and the team at Anna Soiree were a huge help with our recent wedding reception at McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch on 10/10. We initially met with Nicole to discuss being our week-of coordinator, but we ended up working with Nicole and her team throughout the process for several services. Nicole put us in contact with a fantastic florist and event production company that helped bring the room to life. In addition, Nicole and her team helped with the assembly of favors for our guests, calligraphy for their escort cards, and many reception details our guests loved. When it came to planning, Nicole attended several meetings we had with our vendors/venue and ensured all vendors were kept in communication prior to 10/10. On the day of the event, Nicole and Lorraine coordinated every detail and got everything done and looking great very quickly. If you're looking for anything wedding- or event-related, we enthusiastically recommend Anna Soiree! Thank you again - we truly appreciate everything!
Christine · Married on 05/15/2015
I cannot imagine planning and executing my wedding without the help of Anna's Soiree in Oakhurst, NJ. Nicole and Lorraine were extremely helpful, responsive, forward thinking, and necessary. With both my husband and I working full time, Nicole made planning and executing our wedding enjoyable, stress free, and easy. Nicole understood the vision we had and led us to the most appropriate vendors. On the day of our wedding, we (along with our families) did not have to do ANYTHING other than enjoy our wedding. Nicole and Lorraine spoke to and dealt with all vendors and made sure that we were on schedule. If you do not have someone like Nicole helping, someone in your wedding party someone in your immediate circle (mom, dad, maid of honor, etc) will be working and cannot fully enjoy the day. Thank you so much Nicole and Lorraine for all of your hard work!!!
Beautiful showroom...beautiful invites, wedding jewelry and gifts...Anna Soiree is a must have for any Bride planning a future Wedding...I love doing decor for an Anna Soiree Bride and in particular the Day of run by Nicole...everything goes smoothly for everyone...she just brings that special touch to everything she does