Whitner Carlin

With a background in both Studio Art and Economics, Whitner brings a creative eye and a keen business sense to our office. Prior to joining Cloud 9, Whitner attended the University of Virginia and worked in both New York and Denver's graphic design industries. Her various design experiences strengthen Whitner's ability to create powerful marketing solutions, as she imparts well-executed ideas to enhance any event's brand identity. Her creative energy, unyielding work ethic and ability to stay calm under pressure make Whitner an invaluable asset to our clients.


 | Lead Planner & Invitation Design

Michele Willett

Michele’s organizational prowess and warm personality allow her to develop your ideas and create a cost-effective, fun and memorable event. Her notoriously detailed timelines make sure all vendors and participating parties have clear direction and communication. Michele has over 15 years of experience in the event planning and marketing industries, where she developed a distinctive skills set. She has the ability to focus on the details while keeping the big picture in mind and to add creative touches that make all the difference. Her research, negotiation and planning techniques have proven successful in implementing strategies for all types of special events.

 | Lead Planner

Kathryn Hansen

A Colorado native, Kathryn graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Business Administration and thereafter began her career in event planning. Having spent over 9 years perfecting the design and execution of corporate and non-profit events, Kathryn decided to combine her organizational skills with creativity and a love for special events and take on the world of weddings. The transition to coordinating weddings was a seamless one that began with planning her own wedding in the summer of 2013. Her philosophy is to provide you the guidance, excellent service and personal attention every wedding deserves. She will tailor your event to meet and exceed your expectations down to the fine details, and the result is nothing short of an unforgettable wedding celebration!

 | Lead Planner

our philosophy

wedding invitations


Be Free to Enjoy Your Wedding Day!

Cloud 9 is a full service wedding planning and invitation company. We take care of all the details so you can focus on what is really important – celebrating your wedding day with family and guests without a care in the world! We tailor our wedding planning and design services to your unique needs throughout the planning process. Whether you only need some trustworthy vendor referrals or you would like help planning your wedding from beginning to end, we’re here to make your special day everything you imagined it could be.


• Site selection assistance

• Qualified referrals for vendors, resources and services

• Contract reviews and navigation

• Creation of detailed timelines, itineraries and checklists

• Creation of rehearsal/ceremony processional and seating

• Establishing and maintaining a schedule

• Overall event design assistance

• Site inspections and vendor meetings

• Hotel room block assistance

• Budget tracking & payment schedule management

• In-house stationery company for all paper needs

• Stuffing, sealing, stamping and mailing save the dates/invitations

• Consultation as needed

• Attending dress fittings

• Creative ideas, favors, gift bag assembly

• RSVP management

• Serve as a liaison between you and your vendors

• Planning of guest activities, rehearsal dinners, after-wedding brunch

• Extensive timeline and vendor confirmations

• Onsite coordination of the wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception

• Emergency kit

• Wedding etiquette assistance


Your Perfect Day...Your Way.

We would love hear more about your wedding! We offer a complimentary consultation to get to know you and all about your wedding vision. What sets us apart from other wedding consultants is that our fees are based on a flat rate which means no mark-ups and no kickbacks. We strive to save your two most precious assets; time and money. As an added bonus, we offer all our planning couples 10% off their wedding invitations! Prices begin at $1,950.


Whether you have a full time job or are planning from out of state, we can help you bring your vision to reality from start to finish with unlimited design planning, consultations and vendor meetings. Services can include finding your site, design and décor styling, vendor referrals, contract navigation, extensive timeline production, budget creation and tracking, payment schedule management, site and necessary meetings, stuffing and mailing invitations, welcome bag assembly and delivery, vendor confirmations and execution of your rehearsal and wedding with two coordinators.


The ‘nuts and bolts’ of wedding planning is for the couple that has their wedding venue, loves to plan and knows what they want and just need assistance along the way! Services include vendor referrals, extensive timeline production, budget creation and tracking, contract navigation, 4 vendor, site and/or planning meetings, vendor confirmations and execution of your rehearsal and wedding. This package includes two coordinators.


The affordable luxury that every couple needs! This option is great for the couple that needs help pulling all those final details together in the remaining month before their wedding. Services include the final site walkthrough meeting or timeline meeting, creating an extensive timeline, confirmation calls to all your vendors and onsite rehearsal and wedding coordination with one coordinator.


Say it with Style!

We view wedding and event invitations as the first impression to any event so let’s make yours fabulous! We offer letterpress, foils, thermography, die cut, engraving and digital processes to make your wedding invitations uniquely yours.

From traditional wedding invitations to vintage, contemporary, elegant or 'green' – we adore playing with papers, designs and colors to reflect your personal style for wedding invitations, save the dates, programs, menus, personalized napkins, thank you notes and party invitations.

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For the couple that is planning more than one fabulous event for your wedding weekend! In addition to the Complete Event Planning package, we offer full planning, design and execution of guest activities, rehearsal dinner, the wedding to the after wedding brunch, we can assist you with pulling all the details together for a fantastic weekend to remember! Our Elite package beginning to end planning services with two coordinators.

Ann Marlin

 | CEO & Lead Designer

Planning weddings and events since 2000 and purchasing a stationery company in 2005, Ann brought her two passions together! She brings extensive event planning experience, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to every wedding and event. She translates the vision of your ‘perfect day’ into reality through a combination of unwavering attention to detail, creativity and resourcefulness while making the planning journey an enjoyable and efficient process for everyone involved. Ann has planned and executed over 250 weddings at most every popular Denver-area venue including out of state weddings and has relationships with the finest wedding and event vendors. She is our stationery guru and the go-to-gal for anything paper!


Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers is a Denver-based wedding planning company that provides our couples with one of a kind, impeccably designed and executed weddings that also offers fabulous wedding invitations and papers. Our team of wedding planners and consultants possess many years of experience along with amazing relationships with wedding venues and vendors that provide top notch services. We absolutely love what we do and it shows!  Whether you are planning a Denver wedding, mountain wedding, ranch wedding, formal or destination wedding, we look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your upcoming wedding and invitation needs!



We Would Love to Hear From You!



Studio Address:

821 Sante Fe Drive

Denver, Colorado 80204

ph - 720.570.1168


Mailing Address:

3835 E Long Avenue

Centennial, CO 80122

Thank you to all our fabulous photographers who have contributed their images:


Frances Photography, JK Studios, Van Buren Photography, All Digital Photo, BLR Photography, Jason + Gina Photography, Jenna Walker Photography, Jensen Sutta Photography, Travis Broxton Photography, Kristen Sloan Photography, AHP Photography and Susan Pacek Photography, JM PhotoArt