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Sonia Nations · Married on 03/14/2020
I Couldn’t Have Done It Without Kimaya and Stephen!
I tend to be a ‘do it yourself’ person, and I have helped coordinate a number of weddings myself. But, I absolutely could NOT have planned our gorgeous wedding on Orcas Island without Kimaya’s services, and Kimaya and Stephen’s assistance on the day of.
Kimaya’s relationship with each vendor helped us secure not only the best option for our Celtic/boho vibe, but also the best price.
Leading up to our wedding, my now husband and I were selling two homes, buying a third, and combining two families. Kimaya’s gentle reminders to secure vendors and deposits kept me on track. Most importantly, it dissolved any and all stress of having to keep track of those things myself.
One week before the wedding, I realized I was going to regret not hiring a videographer. Kimaya immediately sprang into action and got me in touch with the videographer we hired, and also negotiated a custom package for us.
Three days before the wedding, I decided I wanted to try to hire a bagpiper to play during the recessional as a surprise for my husband. It was Saint Patrick’s Day weekend....so definitely a long shot. But Kimaya was undeterred and immediately found contact info for me.
Our wedding date faced the additional complication of being on the cusp of the Covid-19 shutdown. Two days before our date, the governor mandated that no groups over 250 people could gather. We were within those limits and made the decision to go ahead with our wedding. Kimaya went absolutely above and beyond to make sure there were hand sanitizing stations at the venue, and sent out emails the week prior assuring us that all of the vendors would be taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. She shared tips for our guests, and made suggestions. She was absolutely thorough and thoughtful.
Decorating the day before the wedding, and handing over final payments so Kimaya could handle them for us was organized and easy! The rehearsal the day before the wedding was fast, organized and easy.
The day of the wedding, it was 30 degrees and the wind was howling. Kimaya arrived at my suite while I was getting ready, and she was the calm in a literal storm. Kimaya found a veil for me to borrow for photos, so we could take advantage of the wind for gorgeous shots. Guests were canceling left and right because of the Covid-19 crisis. Our plan to have some portraits taken at the top of Mount Constitution was dashed by the high winds. Kimaya worked with the photographer and videographers to find a different location for that shoot. We landed on two spots that I know will produce amazing photos. Without Kimaya’s knowledge of the island, we wouldn’t have had that option. Through every moment of that chaos, she was calm and comforting.
The wedding ceremony itself was perfect. Kimaya cued and played our ceremony music from her phone to her speaker. Stephen, her assistant was equally calming and sweet. Stephen cued the bridal party about when to walk, and kept all of us collected and ready.
The toasts, dinner and desert, cake cutting, and first dance went off without any complications. The dancing was an absolute blast, and all of that happened because of Kimaya and Stephen.
The next morning, Kimaya and her team coordinated the clean up, with her hired help and some of my friends. My husband and I showed up to collect our personal items and have the walk-through with the venue coordinator. Easy, not at all stressful, and fast.
I cannot adequately express how valuable Kimaya’s services were. Worth every single penny. We hired Kimaya to do ‘Day Of’ coordination. But she SO generously gave me help and guidance all the way through. Her knowledge of the island and her relationships with vendors was priceless. In spite of all of the complications, our wedding was the best day of our lives. We have Cloud9 events, and Kimaya to thank for that! If you are considering hiring this company, do yourself a favor and DO it! You won’t regret it!!!!Sent on 04/19/2020
Tara · Married on 09/28/2019
Professional assertive and kind!
Kimaya was the best! She was able to get things in order without being too demanding or bossy. She took control of situations when I needed guidance and made sure that my fiancé and I were able to enjoy every moment of our wedding. She was so kind and fun and every one loved her. She help make my wedding a dream come true.Sent on 09/30/2019
Rhanda Rosselot · Married on 09/12/2019
Planning a wedding in the San Juan Islands - Kimaya is the best!
If you're planning a wedding in the San Juan Islands, Kimaya Maitreya at Cloud 9 Events is the best. She's experienced, professional, calm under pressure and a true joy to work with. She knows what works, vendors who are dependable and makes your planning process turnkey.Sent on 09/12/2019
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I have had the pleasure of working alongside Kimaya of Cloud Nine Events for years. She is a logistical wizard and loving person; committed to her clients generous with her vendors. Petals and Twist is better for our relationship.