Portfolio: Weddings


Tofino & Ucluelet


Thank you so much for all of your hard work in orchestrating our fairytale. It did come to life- our vision and so much more. You carefully listened to our ideas and used them to help create the most magical and memorable celebration. Your hard working staff are irreplaceable and your connections to quality services further enhanced the event that we were initially hoping to create with you. The care and detail that you put into the ceremony, after-ceremony cocktails, and reception was impressive. I will always remember one guest's comment when walking into the reception area: "This looks like it's right out of a magazine!" The space was transformed! We truly feel grateful for meeting and getting to know you. Your genuine excitement for our wedding celebration, and your dedication and hard work- especially in the last couple months, the day of the ceremony and the night of the reception- helped ease so much stress. You and your staff were the last to leave on the reception night, ensuring everything was taken care of. It was fun to debrief the next day with you and reflect on the entire experience. You are a genuinely thoughtful and caring person, who finds joy in making others happy. You understood the importance of creating something personal and unique for us. You are an artist in your own right and you crafted the most spectacular experiences for us that are forever in our memories. What a wedding! We were extremely impressed and our guests were blown away!

Much love,

Sarah and Mike Hurst, Calgary AB

For two very far out-of-towners, planning our Tofino wedding with Sheila and Rare Earth was the best decision we made. After seeing so many of my friends stressed, anxious, and in tears planning their own weddings, I knew I wanted a planner. I am not a bride who has been planning my wedding since childhood, and I had a hard time articulating a vision to Sheila, but after the first consultation she had my fiancé and me thrilled over a vision for a very natural, intimate wedding that wouldn’t bust the bank! Sheila was creative, energetic, and honest, and her advice and suggestions were always spot-on. Having never been to Tofino, we had to make some decisions on good faith in Sheila, and it really paid off! Our location, dinner, and even the little details were perfect--better than I had imagined!  Over the year of planning our wedding, she kept us organized and on time through Skype consultations, and on the day of the wedding she was my solid rock.  No one can keep a bride calm like Sheila. Thanks to all her hard work and planning, I was able to completely relax and just enjoy my wedding day. There was no stress; everything was taken care of and the itinerary was down to the minute. Even our families could relax and just follow her direction.  She is a jack-of-all-trades, and master of all--from making sure my champagne glass stayed full to enticing a smile out of my baby nephew for photos.  She is ever-present, but never intrusive.  I know she had assistants, but I hardly saw them.  Sometimes I feel as if the evening happened by magic, thanks to my fairy godmother.  I would recommend Sheila to any bride, but most especially to a long distance/destination bride. You won’t regret putting your trust in Rare Earth. 

Emily & Adam - Ontario & Georgia USA

Thank you so much! Everything came together so beautifully & we couldn't have expected anything better! Your hard work & coordination was seamless & the day was flawless! We are so ecstatic & your contribution is invaluable.

Markus & I really had such an amazing day. We couldn't be happier with the result that you helped us to achieve.

Gregory & Markus - Australia


You were and are absolutely AMAZING!! I had no idea a wedding planner could be so indispensable and so wonderful. You not only created a beautiful reception, but the ceremony was truly extraordinary. I wish you lived on the Mainland, because I’d recommend you to everyone!

Your sensitivity and kindness were always evident - The calm in the storm!

Much much thanks!

Carole Reed (Mother of the Bride)


I know its your job, but I want to thank you so much for all you did. I dont think I would have been able to plan a wedding without you and you really made it all flow and I was able to just really enjoy the day. Everyone thought you were great and it was nice to have built that connection with you over the year.

Thank you so much for all that you did. I feel sad sending this last email as I feel like you have been 'with' me through a lot!

Lisa, Toronto


We had such an amazing time, as did our guests!  Nothing but rave reviews from everyone about the food, service, atmosphere, and of course you!!  Amazing food and liquor were so important to us so we are very HAPPY!! We are also so glad to have become friends.

Thank you for everything,

Melissa & Kai, Victoria BC

Dear Sheila,

Just a little note to say thank you again for the amazing job you did making our wedding fabulous. I had a really good time at my wedding! (I know more than a couple of brides who can't say that). You made Shane and I so happy on our special day, you're marvelous! Best of luck with Rare Earth Weddings.

Sheila did a fabulous job planning our wedding. She thought of everything and took care of all little details that made the day special for us and our family. We couldn’t have done it without her. Our wedding was wonderful! Having Tofino as a destination for our wedding meant that I relied on Sheila to plan just about every aspect of our wedding, and it couldn't have turned out better. Having Sheila take care of our wedding meant that I could relax and just enjoy the day. The contractors Sheila recommended were all excellent and professional as well. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful our wedding was.

Kate & Shane, Yukon


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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada