Wedding & Event Planning

Welcome and congratulations!

Based in the San Juan Islands, our mission is to custom tailor our coordination and planning talent to your special day’s needs in any location.
Our packages and services are designed to be involved as much or as little in the planning process according to your events needs.

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Let’s turn your dream event into a reality!


Rated in the top 5% of professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism based on reviews from 1m+ newlyweds.

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We'll handle the logistics...

While you kick back and relax!

As your local planner, production managers & advocate, the same qualities that make the San Juan Islands a beautiful place to celebrate can also make it a challenge for the unfamiliar – And that’s where we shine!

We’re here to find the hidden locations you’re looking for, match your event with the best vendors and orchestrate it all with a streamlined communications process to create the unique, stress free experience your special day deserves.


Special Events


Micro Parties

Commercial Photoshoots

Corporate Events

Family Gatherings


Celebrations of Life

Planning Consultation


Unlimited Planning + Day of Coordination

Partial Planning + Day of Coordination

Planning Consulation

Surprise Proposals


Wedding/Engagement Photoshoots

We are proudly referred by the following venues

Rosario Village


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Pebble Cove

Pebble Cove Your Orcas oasis: an organic farm, right on the water. Our waterfront...

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Outlook Inn

Outlook Inn Orcas Island: a respite from the routine of the modern world, and a...

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Warm Valley

Warm Valley Welcome to Warm Valley Farm Sustainable, organic farming and events...

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Odd Fellows Hall

Odd Fellows Hall Located on beautiful Madrona Point in Eastsound, has been a natural...

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Saltwater Farm

Saltwater Farm Saltwater Farm was born out of a dream... to combine Merriss’...

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And these fabulous vendors

San Juan Shindigs

San Juan Shindigs We know that planning any event can be stressful, let alone planning on an...

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Orcas Events

Orcas Events The perfect day comes in many different flavors. Celebrations reflect...

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A little about us…

Cloud 9 Events is a premier wedding and event planning company that brings dreams to life!

From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, Cloud 9 Events offers a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs and desires of each client.

With a team of experienced planners, designers, and coordinators, we seamlessly handle every aspect of the event, ensuring a stress-free and flawless execution.

What sets Cloud 9 Events apart is our unwavering commitment to personalized service. We take the time to understand the vision and preferences of our clients, working closely with them to curate an event that reflects their style and personality. With a keen eye for aesthetics and a network of top-notch vendors, we create breathtaking environments that leave a lasting impression on guests.

With an emphasis on innovation, we stay ahead of the latest trends and technologies in the industry, leveraging cutting-edge tools and digital solutions to enhance communication, streamline processes, to capture your memorable experiences to cherish for a lifetime.

At Cloud 9 Events, client satisfaction is paramount. We go above and beyond to exceed expectations and create
With a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and excellence, Cloud 9 Events is the go-to choice for those seeking a truly extraordinary event planning experience.

Meet our fearless founders!

Nick – CTO

Nick – CTO

  Nick Knoellinger is a visionary Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Cloud 9 Events, a leading wedding and event planning company. With his extensive knowledge and expertise in technology, Nick plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and leveraging digital...

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Olivia – Fearless Leader

Olivia – Fearless Leader

After more than a decade in the wedding & events industry in the San Juan Islands, its safe to say that I have always had a passion for events planning. After every event, I had a smile on my face because I had been a part of creating an indelible set of beautiful...

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And the team that makes the magic happen

Shaye – Wedding Event Assistant

Shaye – Wedding Event Assistant

Hi, I'm Shaye! I joined the Cloud 9 team as an assistant, as well as an assistant for day of coordination. I enjoy the creative aspect of event planning, and I love helping make everything look as amazing as it possibly can! I have been with Cloud 9 for one summer,...

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Brooke – Wedding Event Assistant

Brooke – Wedding Event Assistant

Brooke brings his passion for event planning and his love for the San Juan Islands together as an Event Assistant at Cloud 9 Events. With a background in hospitality and a genuine appreciation for the island's natural beauty, Brooke ensures that every detail of your...

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Blake – Wedding Event Assistant and Planner in Training

Blake – Wedding Event Assistant and Planner in Training

  I am Blake, thrilled to join the esteemed Cloud 9 team as an Assistant for Day of Coordination! My sights are set on blossoming into a seasoned event planner by 2025. My path in the hospitality industry has been marked by a steadfast commitment to excellence...

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Annalies – Associate Planner & Lead Day of Coordinator

Annalies – Associate Planner & Lead Day of Coordinator

Annalies Schuh is a highly experienced wedding planner and event coordinator, currently serving as the Day-of Coordinator and Senior Assistant at Cloud 9 Events. With her passion for creating unforgettable experiences and her meticulous attention to detail, Annalies...

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Cetacea – Social Media

Cetacea – Social Media

Cetacea Ware, our Social Media Executive, is a powerhouse of creativity with a knack for captivating storytelling. Her dynamic flair, paired with a savvy understanding of digital trends, transforms our social media platforms into dynamic spaces where clients feel...

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Nate – IT Mastermind

Nate – IT Mastermind

Nate is a seasoned tech leader with over 20 years of progressive experience in software, datacenter engineering, cloud migration, and operations management. With a track record of success spanning various roles including Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Technical...

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Alicia – Executive Assistant

Alicia – Executive Assistant

Alicia Wigfield is a highly skilled and dedicated Executive Assistant at Cloud 9 Events, a renowned wedding and event planning company. With her exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail, Alicia plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation...

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Questions? Appointment?

Tap the blue chat bubble in the bottom right to get started!

Step 1: Connect with us online

Visit our website or social media platforms to get in touch with us and explore our services.

Step 2: Schedule a 1-hour free consultation

Book a time slot for a complimentary consultation session with our team. This session allows us to understand your needs and discuss how we can assist you.

Step 3: Complete the free consultation

During the 1-hour consultation, we will have a detailed discussion about your requirements, goals, and preferences. We will provide guidance and suggestions based on your specific needs.

Step 4: Cloud 9 to send you a quote

After the consultation, our team will prepare a customized quote based on the services discussed. The quote will detail the scope of work, pricing, and any additional information relevant to your projec

Step 5: Accept the quote

If you are satisfied with the quote provided, you can accept it to proceed with the next steps. This indicates your agreement to the terms and conditions outlined in the quote.

Step 6: Receive a contract from C9E

Once the quote is accepted, we will prepare a contract that formalizes the agreement between you and Cloud 9. The contract will include the services to be provided, timelines, payment terms, and other relevant details.

Step 7: Sign the contract

Carefully review the contract and sign it to indicate your acceptance of the terms. This step ensures clarity and legal compliance for both parties involved.

Step 8: Receive an emailed invoice from C9E and pay the first installment

After signing the contract, you will receive an invoice via email. The invoice will outline the payment schedule and the amount due for the first installment. Make the payment as per the instructions provided.

Step 9: Receive an email inviting you to schedule your first planning session

Once the first installment is paid, you will receive an email from Cloud 9 inviting you to schedule your first planning session. This session will mark the beginning of the project and involve detailed discussions to plan and execute the agreed-upon services.

Step 10: Schedule your first planning session

Use the provided link or contact our team to schedule your first planning session. This session will be conducted at a convenient time for both parties and will serve as the foundation for the project’s execution.