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.
Sheila Orchiston, B.A.CMNS, WPICC
Owner & Principal Planner
Inspired by the Elements...
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.