Located in Tofino, British Columbia, Rare Earth is a company that specializes in making your big day extra special by handling every little detail to create fantastic weddings and other special events. Owner and principal planner Sheila Orchiston specializes in Tofino or Ucluelet weddings, knowing the area well and creating weddings that suit your personalities and the surroundings.
Rare Earth offers couples the following wedding services:
- Day-of coordination
- Full planning
- Partial planning
- Hourly consultations
- Venue selection
Rare Earth is also available for:
- Family reunions
- Anniversary parties
- Bachelor/Bachelorette parties
- Birthday parties
- Holiday parties
- Staff retreats
- Fundraising events
- Product launches
- Company holiday parties
Wedding Planning Services
Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, guest list creation, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals
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Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price
Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price
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Meet the Team
Rare Earth Wedding Event Production is owned and operated by Sheila Orchiston, experienced event planner & certified wedding planner. Prior to creating Rare Earth Wedding Event Production in 2009, Sheila worked in both the public & private sector in marketing and event production. With her degree in Communications and International Relations she also travelled extensively throughout the world and worked in the areas of community development.
For over 8 years Sheila worked in Cultural Development for the City of Kelowna involved in arts & cultural festivals, events and tourism. Sheila enjoys creating memorable events that run smooth and effortessly for the clients/guests/delegates.
In 2005, Sheila began working on weddings at the request of friends and colleagues. After a number of weddings (including her own in Tofino in 2008) she soon realized that she wanted to turn wedding and event planning into her full time career. Certified as a wedding planner she has now created Rare Earth Wedding Event Productions where weddings and couples are at the heart of her business. Sheila is a proud member of the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada with a focus on eco wedding planning. She is committed to innovation and excellence in everything she plans.
Her passion for individuals and community as well as her creativity and vision led her to Tofino on Vancouver Island with her husband Keith and their son Hudson.
Zoe joined the Rare Earth Team in 2017. With her dedication and passion she has become an integral part of Rare Earth Weddings. With years of experience and education in customer service and hospitality management, she provides first class service to all of our Rare Earth clients as she embarks on their wedding planning journey with them. Since joining Rare Earth she has taken on the role of executive adminstrator and lead planner. Zoe brings warmth, kindness and good humour to our company and is committed to ensuring all Rare Earth couples have the best experience possible!
Zoe lives in Tofino with her partner Neil and their new little fur baby, Rue.
Unit 7- 368 Main Street V0R 2Z0 Tofino (British Columbia)