Our Wedding Team
I originally came to Tofino for a school co-op for what was supposed to be a couple months in this beautiful, remote town turned very quickly into a decade. I met my now husband Neil here and, when I’m not getting a bride or groom down the aisle, you can usually find us on the beach with our dog; Rue.
Rare Earth Wedding Event Production was founded in 2010 by my dear friend and mentor Sheila Orchiston. I had the pleasure of working with & learning from Sheila for years before taking over Rare Earth Weddings in 2021. I love what I do, and I believe that shows though in my work. I cant wait to learn about your love story!
Madi is a born & raised Tofino local and she is one talented (and busy) lady. When she’s not assisting Rare earth weddings, she is busy running her own business with her husband Kei. Madi & Kei opened their take out restaurant, Toki Doki in 2022 and it has quickly become a local favourite and a must try for tourists. Madi has been working alongside Rare earth for 3 seasons and we are so grateful to have her on the team! Head down to Tofino Brewing Co for a beer & some Toki Doki to say hi to this cutie pie!
While Tofino affords the backdrops of your dreams, to get a wedding just right here calls for local knowledge and relationships as well as a little trailer stocked to the ceiling with everything a girl or guy could need to make the day both comfortable, beautiful and, completely you.
As professional Tofino wedding planners passionate about ensuring your day is everything you could want and more, we bring you our connections and our creativity, our coordination and our heart. We’re proud to have developed a reputation with venue operators and our fellow vendors for planning and designing flawless, beautiful weddings—and we can’t wait to put ourselves to work for you.
Over the years, we have created just about every kind of wedding you could imagine, from simple boho elopements on the beach, extravagant modern affairs by the pier, or glamping adventure weddings… we do it all. We’re proud to specialize in wedding design and adventure elopements.
Owner, Rare Earth Weddings
Wedding & Elopement Coordinator
Thank you so much, to you, and the whole Rare Earth team for making our wedding day more beautiful than we ever could have imagined! In the wild year that was 2020 we felt supported the entire time by you. We were honestly speechless when we arrived at the ceremony and when we walked up to the amazing scene of love and celebration. It was the perfect day! You will always be a special part of our memories of our big day; we know it wouldn’t have been possible without you!
Jane & Brian
You are amazing! Thank you so much for all of your hard work in orchestrating our fairytale. You carefully took our ideas and created the most magical and memorable celebration. Your hard-working staff are irreplaceable and your connections to quality vendors further enhanced our vision. You are an artist in your own right, and you are meant to be doing what you’re doing!
Sarah & Mike
Words truly can’t describe how much your support, planning and positive attitude helped to make our wedding day the highlight of our lives. You went above and beyond for us, ensuring that we enjoyed every second, and for that, we are forever grateful. I wish I could tell every couple you work with how lucky they are, but I’m sure they’ll realize it soon enough. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!