When you live, work, and play in this beautiful province what better a way to celebrate a wedding than in the BC forest. Tash and Ed sat down with me over coffee and told me what they envisioned for their wedding day and I must say they exceeded my expectations. They called it the “Forest Festival of Love” and it was nothing shy from perfection. Their venue, Sunwolf, is a stunning rustic cabin setting situated along the Cheekeye and Cheakamus rivers in Squamish, BC. Lots of mossy trees and cabin charm to really set the mood.
They started off with a intimate sacred ceremony and family blessing that led into a formal ceremony of the exchanging of rings. Tina Pashumati James led both ceremonies with so much love and wisdom. The intent and promise said in both ceremonies were beautifully catered to Tash and Ed, but also really encouraged the families to take part and support their marriage to one another. I loved the levels of intimacy this brought to their celebration, it kind of gave me goosebumps.
Ed is a culinary chef who also makes delicious bread that was incorporated into the decor and vegan meal. Both Tash and Ed are lovers for the environment and animals alike so it was a must to have their caterers prepare an entire vegan meal for their guests. Toque from Victoria, BC, created some of the most incredible food I have ever tasted alongside Sharon Wu from The Simple Spoon who created yummy vegan deserts and a stunning cake for them to cut. The wine and food flowed, followed by speeches, which lead to the best man beatboxing and getting everyone up and out from their seats! Something I have yet to see!
That being said, what would a Festival of Love be without a music lineup? Tash and Ed had 3 sets of musicians/DJ’s to entertain their guests and get everybody grooving. Will Ross played first during the cocktail hour with The Hairfarmers to follow after dinner. Tash and Ed’s rendition of Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega’s dance from Pulp Fiction kicked off the night where shoes became irrelevant and the dance floor was the hub of the party.
Barefoot with my tummy full, I cruised around the property capturing the best of spirits. With cocktails kicking in, Tacofino arrived for a late night snack to accompany the next set of music. The Boogie Man geared up for more dancing fun as the tent started to glow as dusk settled in. The crew of amazing vendors that helped make this wedding so beautiful and unique did not go unnoticed with their talents. I was so honoured to be a part of this celebration and I hope that these little snippets of moments make you feel the love and festival vibes. Congratulations Tash and Ed, you sure know how to throw a party!
Event Planner/Creative- Flock Wedding & Events
Hair & Makeup- Colleen Conroy
Appies- Nick Cassettari