LIFE ON CLOUD NINE
We’re based in sunny Winter Park, Florida.
A few years ago, we moved from Toronto, Canada in support of our (healthy) obsession with palm trees and sunshine. Ultimately, we moved because we wanted every day to feel more like life on cloud nine!
Angela Desveaux is our founder, creative director, and chief strategist. In 2007, Angela created and launched her own luxury wedding magazine, WedLuxe, to fill a gap within the luxury wedding industry. What started as a print magazine has evolved into a 360-degree global media brand offering robust social, digital, online, print, and live event platforms for businesses worldwide wishing to reach both consumer and B2B audiences. Although WedLuxe has grown tremendously and several editors and designers now work on the project under her direction, Angela still serves as executive editor and creative director. In 2018, The WedLuxe Show, a consumer event produced under Angela’s direction, was named as a finalist for Best Trade or Consumer Show by Bizbash (in elite company with The New York Auto Show and The Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.)
Today, WedLuxe social media channels enjoy 1 million active users, achieving over 218 million impressions annually with the US accounting for over 50% of viewership, followed by Canada, India, Italy, the UK, and Mexico as key user markets.
Angela is a recognized leader in the luxury events industry, having served as Chairperson of the 2015 Canadian Wedding Industry Awards. In 2017, Canadian Special Events Magazine named her one of the top 25 Canadian Women Influencers for 2017.
Notable clients include The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism who commissioned our agency to ideate, produce, and publish Cayman Vows, an international magazine, to promote the wedding industry in the Cayman Islands. The project subsequently won a 2017 Impact Award for Best Content Marketing Strategy and the top prize, The Gold Award at The 2018 Adrian Awards for Best Integrated Content Marketing. Other high profile clients of Cloud Nine Creative’s video division include billionaire Frank Stronach, International superstar Michael Bublé, and countless sports figures including Mike Modano (NHL), Roberto Alomar (MLB), Sam Gagne (NHL), Chris Webber (NBA), Mike Cammalleri (NHL) and Luke Walton (NBA).
As a career highlight in June 2018, Angela served as the guest creative director at one of the most influential business conferences in the world of luxury events, Engage Summits. Angela was the first wedding industry professional to have been given this designation since the event’s inception ten years ago.
Speaking Engagements and Topics of Expertise
As a thought leader and influencer within the luxury events and design community, Angela has been a keynote speaker in London, Sardinia, Venice, Puglia, Grand Cayman (four times), The Bahamas, Nizuc (twice), San Diego, Palm Beach, Orlando (twice), Asheville, Las Vegas (twice), Bachelor Gulch, Scottsdale, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto. Her topics of expertise include social media strategies and best-practice implementation, entrepreneurship, business strategy, risk and reward, event management, marketing, and international design and cultural trends.
Bruce is our co-founder and COO, and also a filmmaker-turned-entrepreneur who has created a group of companies across the US and Canada since completing his BA in Psychology and becoming an accredited teacher. He co-founded Cloud Nine Creative Inc. in 2004 and immediately shot to the top of the celebrity list filming weddings for high-profile celebrities, sports clients, and business leaders.
Commercially, Bruce has completed a series of commercials for the internationally known Stronach Group.
He was named by EventDV Magazine (twice in a row) as “one of the Top 25 Videographers in the World”, which drew attention from Canon, who signed Bruce to be one of only two videographers in Canada to be named as one of their “Explorers of Light” brand ambassadors. Bruce and his film crew have been commissioned to film events throughout Canada and the US, Ireland, Cayman Islands, Mauritius, the UK, the Philippines, and Singapore. He has taught numerous filmmaking workshops and has spoken in Austin, San Francisco, New Orleans, San Diego, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Australia.
Along with being a creative force, Bruce is also a savvy businessman, recognized by Oceana Magazine as one of the top leading businessmen in Canada. As chief operating officer, Bruce directly oversees technology, sales, staffing, and distribution for WedLuxe. Under his leadership, WedLuxe has grown into a thriving national magazine available at over 2700 retail locations, including all major airports. Bruce was instrumental in leading the company’s expansion into the US market in early 2016 and helped open the company’s second office in Florida shortly afterwards. In 2016, Cloud Nine partnered with The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and under Bruce’s sales, marketing, and distribution leadership, the project was distributed to newsstands across the US and Canada.