10 Low Waste And Sustainable (Mostly) Vancouver Businesses You'll Want For Your Next Event.

This post is all about sharing the love. We were part of a Media event as part of the Cascadia Wedding show happening Sunday, November 3rd.

This is Canada’s only sustainably focused wedding show featuring vendors with strong low waste initiatives, we couldn't be more happy to be a part of this event showcasing Elate Cosmetics. We will have a booth and will be doing the makeup and hair for the fashion show. We’d love to see you there! The link for tickets will be posted below. 


This is the fun part, sharing the love! We met some pretty amazing people who all care about the earth and are straight-up awesome humans. Naturally, we want to share these amazing people with you!


You don’t have to be planning a wedding to support and enjoy these businesses. If you’re hosting an office event, shower, birthday, we would highly suggest contacting these people first.


1. Planning and Design

Natasha and her team are passionate about planning a great event along with supporting Mother Earth.  Her mindset shifted after planning and constructing over 600 swag bags for a massive conference, she quickly realized all the waste associated with this swag which was very likely going to end up in the garbage and knew something had to change. 


Natasha and her team are producing the second Cacasdia Wedding show, bringing like-minded vendors together under one roof for the Eco-conscious Bride To Be and their guests. 

Wedding Planning and Design by Clear Water Events

Contact @clearwaterweddings


2. Photography

 We know how important it is to book a photographer you jive with, not only jive with in person as well as with their work. Farawayland photographers did a lovely job of capturing the moments of the evening. 

All beautiful images in this blog are provided by Farawayland Weddings

Contact @farawayland_weddings


3. Catering + Produce


This was an AMAZING meal by Chef Tae Young and Kitchin Collective. This is a low-waste food collaboration with Food Stash Foundation. If you want to host a low-waste meal for your people, we absolutely recommend supporting these businesses.

Kitchn Collective

Chef Tae Young makes meals with heart that bring people together with his own Korean roots. Meals vary according to the produce available by Food Stash, we absolutely love this concept. 

Contact @taeyoungfood @kitchincollective

 Who is Food Stash Foundation you ask? Food Stash rescues surplus food directly from suppliers and redirecting it into households. This is a registered Canadian charity founded in 2016.

Food Stash

Contact @foodstashfoundation

 4. Florals

 For a mindful floral option, contact Bloomier. This is a subscription delivery service within West and North Vancouver, maybe with enough demand, delivery can grow throughout Vancouver. We immediately connected with Kamila, she is the face behind this company, we love her open-hearted, deep thought and care she put into her work.  Whether you want to send flowers to yourself, as a special gift, this is a business we can really get behind.


Contact @bloomier.ca


5. Dresses


Silviyana Weddings is a unique company based out of the USA, however, work with independent designers all over North America.

The dresses that will be featured at the Cascadia Wedding Show will be manufactured by local brand Pure Magnolia.  Materials for the dresses include recycled silk pineapple and banana fibers. 


Contact  @silviyana_weddings


6. Rentals


Events are never complete without a great rental company. The entire room came together beautifully with everyone who attended. 


Contact @pederseneventrentals @lonsdalerentals.

The Candles + Candlestick Holders are by  @camiliasupply


7. Photo Booth

 Our friends at Dang Good Booths offer an entirely digital Photo Booth experience. You simply enter your email, choose your digital props and background, pose, your images will be emailed to you. You can upload your photos to any platform you wish and you have the option to print them on your own. 

Dang Good Booth

Contact @danggoodbooth


8. Makeup Artists and Collections


 Jac and I are definitely going to toot our own horn here. We were working with Elate Cosmetics for this event.  If this is the first time you’ve heard about Elate, Elate is about 75% waste-free, offers a refill option for a bulk of the products, all vegan and uses ethically sourced minerals throughout the line.

Elate Makeup Artists

If you're looking for laid back yet professional Makeup Artist and know how to rock a natural style that is great for in-person and for photos contact us. 



9. Calligraphy


You’ll notice in the images, white pumpkins with names and the menu written on them. This gorgeous work was done by Julie. For name cards, wedding invitations or menu’s on white pumpkins, we loved her work. 

Contact @juligraphee.lettering


10. Venue


The Garden Strathcona was the perfect venue to host this event. Florals by Bloomier really kicked up the ambiance along with the decor and calligraphy by Julie.  The upper level is available for workshops and events. The lower level of this East Vancouver Cafe is always bustling East Van locals and guests.

Contact @thegardenstrathcona



If you found this post helpful as a resource for your own event planning or want to learn about Eco focused brands, we’d love it if you left a comment here. If you’ve already worked with any of these businesses let us know.
February 21, 2020 by Amanda Gangoso

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