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Welcome and congratulations!
We at Cloud 9 Events love to plan and coordinate weddings and events on the San Juan Islands. We are very happy you found us - please take your time and browse through our website. When you're ready we'd love to hear from you and talk about how we can assist you with our talents, creativity & hearts!
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But let’s be honest - planning a wedding, a big event or any other production from afar can be an extremely challenging task. Our knowledge of the San Juan Islands, their hidden gems and of course our incredibly talented local vendors (including all their perks and quirks), as well as our creativity and ingenuity will make a huge difference in your planning process.
We are crafting our packages and services according to the diverse needs of our customers, trying to be as much or little involved in the planning process as necessary and/or requested. Contact us for your free hour consultation and let’s talk about what your priorities are and explore the best way to meet them.
Our team operates mostly on Orcas Island, but we are happy to travel to any other island or to the mainland.
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Our wedding Planning & coordination services
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Unlimited Planning incl. Day-Of Coordination
You know exactly what you want but the demands of daily life leave little time for you to work out the details? Hiring us to plan and coordinate your wedding will save you many hours of research. We will be there every step from the development of ideas to the day after the wedding. We make it our responsibility to carry out your wishes exactly as you had imagined down to the very last little detail, but with the same passion and intensity as if you’ve done it yourself.
Partial Planning incl. Day-Of Coordination
This package is designed for the couple that prefers some guidance during the whole planning process. We'll assist you in making the right decisions, pointing out any red flags, keeping you inspired and remind you of vendor deadlines - and most importantly: getting you down the aisle with a radiant smile on your face. The option to add additional planning hours as we move along gives you the freedom to pass on the torch when life is calling for your attention.
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A La Carte Planning Services
Every wedding is unique–reflecting the couple’s individual visions and personalities. We offer our a la carte services in order to tailor the level of our support exactly to your personal needs and budget. These services can include: vendor referrals, site scouting, transportation, accommodations, budgeting, special island activities, and much more. You choose the areas you are interested in having our help, and we will craft a personalized consultation agreement based on an hourly fee.
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Our event production services
We love our wedding clients, but we also love to support our local businesses and non-profits, as well as any other productions which support the islands, with our extensive production skills. These islands thrive because of a very active community, which strengthen the island's sustainability and economy through supporting each other. There are so many interesting people living here, from big CEOs, Hollywood producers and actors to nationally acclaimed musicians and artists, authors and many more. The talent you can find here is supreme on all levels, and so are the stories and inspirations. The beauty of our archipelago draws you into a different world, where island time is a real thing and you'll forget about stressing out. That there is hardly any cell reception or wifi is definitely a blessing, but tough if you need to get a hold of someone.
All this is sometimes hard to understand for our clients from the busy mainland - and that's where we come to shine. As your local production managers and/or art directors, we'll be able to streamline any communications, find the hidden locations you're looking for, line up the best matching vendors and create efficient designs, scripts and timelines you can rely on.
Please contact us if you'd like to inquire about our productions rates.
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Owner & Senior Consultant
I have always had a passion for wedding planning. I was 16 years old when I planned my first wedding for a group of 100 people. For the last 10 years I have been a part of the wedding & events industry in the San Juan Islands. The joy that I felt from everyone was infectious. After every event, I had a smile on my face because I knew I had been a part of something beautiful. It always feels like magic to help create memories that people would never forget.
For the last 5 years, I have been working in corporate banking, focusing primarily on business coaching and managing a retail location. What it taught me was that I was ready to successfully manage a business and be my own boss. My husband and I live on beautiful Orcas Island with our dog Titus. We own and operate Cloud 9 Events & Knoellinger Services that focuses on property management, construction & custom laser engraved wood products. I was elected to the San Juan County Charter Review Commission, serving as the youngest commissioner in San Juan County history & was voted in as Vice Chair.
Orcas is my home, I grew up here and know every nook and cranny and just about all the people.
Kimaya and I have worked countless events together, so it was a natural transition for me to buy Cloud 9 Events in 2021 when Kimaya announced she was moving to Montana. I have been so lucky to have been mentored by her! Kimaya’s years of industry experience and incredible reputation that she has built for Cloud 9 Events is an exciting launch pad for the next era of the business. I am incredibly grateful for the support and side by side training I have received through this transition. For the 2022 season clients will be experiencing a very thorough and hands on experience as they have access to both of us during the transition for advice and guidance.
We look forward to working with you!
Cloud 9 Events is licensed & insured, and actively supports our local chamber & tourism office since 2010:
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