Ryan Flynn Photography
Ryan Flynn Photography
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Ryan Flynn Photography
Welcome and congratulations!
With over 20 years in the event coordination industry, 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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Day-Of Coordination Package
If you are planning to do all the legwork yourselves but want to hand everything over to a professional planner closer to your big day, then our DOC package would be the perfect fit. Our mission is to ease your mind in the last couple weeks before your big day so that you can take the time to get ready. We will be with you during every step of the rehearsal, ceremony and reception making sure that you’re enjoying every second of your wedding weekend without worrying about a thing!
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’ve always had a passion for people and life, this fascinating adventure through time. There is nothing more thrilling for me than sharing this journey, exploring the possibilities and celebrating life’s milestones together. It doesn’t surprise me at all that I ended up working in the wedding & event industry from early on in my career.
After a Master’s degree in Business Administration with majors in hospitality and event management back in the mid-nineties, I worked for several international companies in Germany… until falling in love with my island husband. After our own Orcas Island wedding in 2009 I moved to this beautiful Pacific Northwest gem.
The busy summer wedding season here on Orcas has proved a perfect field for sharing my coordinating skills (hey, I’m German, efficiency is my middle name) and creativity!
I simply love to listen to my client’s visions, and then to guide them step-by-step through the creative process.
I also wanted to mention another very important part in my life: The mysteries of life also drew me closer to the inner realms, which led me to study the science of consciousness and evolved into my becoming a meditation teacher & counsellor. The benefits of this have deeply influenced how I am standing in life, allowing me to become more present, compassionate and attentive.
As it turns out, this combination of worldly education and heartfelt presence is the perfect balance for working closely with our clients to create these joy-filled special moments with and for you."
Cloud 9 Events is licensed & insured, and actively supports our local chamber & tourism office since 2010:
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