West Coast Weddings & Events

West Coast Weddings & Events

West Coast Weddings & Events


Tofino and Ucluelet are truly two of the most magnificent pieces of paradise tucked away on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It’s a place where time stands still and you feel it as soon as you reach the junction. The sunsets are spectacular, the waters majestic and the sand eases all your worries.

At West Coast Weddings, we work hand in hand with the bride and groom to create the event of a lifetime that represents their unique relationship. Our services stand out simply due to the beauty of each couple and our hard work in making each wedding as exceptional as their marriage can be.

West Coast Weddings understands and believes in the uniqueness of each couple. In response, we customize every package for every couple we assist. We are a full service event planning company, offering planning and coordination services to couples throughout the world who are looking to celebrate their lives together in our Island Paradises:

  • Complete Custom Wedding Planning
  • Partnership Planning
  • Day-of-Wedding Coordination
  • Partial Planning

As well as Vow Renewals, Retreats, Festivals, Surprise Celebrations and other Speciality Services tailored to the needs of each couple or group. We can set-up any suite with my In-Room Romance Package for a friend, a loved one or for the Happy Wedding Couple or deliver Custom designed Gift Baskets  filled with delicious gourmet local ingredients that also serve well as Welcoming Gifts for your Guests.

Please contact us @ 250-266-2094 to begin planning your West Coast Wedding and determine which of our services best suit your needs. Allow West Coast Weddings and Events to give you peace of mind by ensuring that all of the ideas of your Wedding or Event in Tofino or Ucluelet are just as you envisioned. With attention to detail, and personal care, we will help create the Wedding of your Dreams or Special Event that will leave your family, friends or clients counting the days until they can return to The West Coast for their next adventure! 

Visit Suzanne’s website at http://westcoastweddingsandevents.com


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Rare Earth Wedding Event Production

Rare Earth Wedding Event Production

Rare Earth Wedding Event Production


Rare Earth Wedding Event Production exists to make your wedding/events memorable and unique, reflecting your signature style. I strive to provide you with peace of mind so that you can enjoy the ‘moment’ of your Wedding day and all the days leading up to it. I care about people, community and the environment. My aim is to infuse this into each and every wedding/event that I am fortunate enough to be a part of so as to have a positive impact on your guests, the world in which we live, and the location you have chosen for your celebration. Rare Earth Wedding Event Production supports the local community and searches out those who are eco-minded and sustainable in their business practices.

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. Over the years she was involved in planning various conferences, retreats, festivals, parties and special events from Communities in Bloom, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association, BC Disability Games, Life & Arts Festival, Taste of Culture Educational Program and various Red Cross events. 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 and is currently working towards her certification for destination wedding planning and 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.

Visit Sheila’s website at http://www.rareearthweddings.com

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