NE Occasion began as a hobby and weekend escape. Over the past few years we have grown into something special and unique. NEO specializes in creative event styling and design while providing comprehensive event planning services. Our team excels in producing memorable experiences for you and your guests that assure to inspire and excite. We take pride in every detail, focusing on creating chic, effortless and unique occasions all over the Tri-State area.


Lead Planner & Founder

Nicole Oppelt, lead planner and founder, coordinates, produces and executes all aspects of events. Nicole has a passion for creativity, event design, and service. She is a natural in the event industry. Her warm and enthusiastic personality, along with flawless precision and attention to detail, has helped contribute to her success. Her passion and vision for excellence are her driving force behind very satisfied customers. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Public Relations from Monmouth University.

Some of her favorite things are:

  • spending quality time with her husband Mike  + daughter Goldie
  • enjoying the outdoors with her giant fur babies, Reese + Otis
  • interior design + decorating
  • traveling to new cities


Creative Director & Stylist

Paige Lacina, creative director and stylist has been with the NE Occasion team for the past 5 years. She works closely with clients to develop an overall vision. Paige specializes in flowers, linens and different materials to design events. She is responsible for overseeing all creative content and executing the entire aesthetic process itself. Paige joined the NE Occasion team after working in the fashion industry for a few years. She brings a sense of style and creative vision that she is notably superior in our industry.

Some of her favorite things are:

  • traveling the world with her fiance, Frankie
  • taking her two pups Paxton & Indigo for walks in the park
  • interior design + decorating

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