Friendor Love: BASH Specialty

By Marley Poniedzielnik

When it comes to event seating and decor, we love (and I mean LOVE) a good lounge. Lounges at weddings and events is one of those trends that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and we are here for it!

One of our favourite companies that provides amazing lounge pieces is Bash Specialty, owned by Shara Zimmerman, and we thought it was time to round-up some of our favourite Bash Specialty lounges and share with the world why this fun loving company is up next in our Vancouver Island Vendor Love series. 


(Photo credits: Kim Jay Photography)

Bash Specialty specializes in modern and vintage furniture for weddings, parties, events, photo shoots, staging and film.  They have so many unique, thoughtfully curated pieces that will make your wedding or event stand out from the rest. 


(Photo credits: Erika Walter of Element Photo Co.)

We did not one, but two epic weddings this summer with Shara and her team where we collaborated on a mixed seating wedding reception. There were no assigned seats, just all lounge furniture from Bash! It made guests feel right at home, as if they were having dinner in their (beautifully decorated) living room!

It also encouraged plenty of mingling as guests weren’t locked into one spot. Bash has a wide range of chairs and couches all with different colours and fabrics, so it was eclectic yet elegant and fun! 


(Photo credits: Kelly Brown Photography)

(Photo credits: Samba Joy)

Bash offers seating, tables, bars, textiles, signage, lighting, and style pieces. They have such a wide variety in their inventory that no two weddings look alike, even if they have the same pieces!

Case in point, the Willow Loveseat looking lovely for an outdoor garden party inspired wedding celebration as well as perfectly elegant, and a little vintage, in the Fairmont Empress’ stunning Library Room.

(Photo credits: on left, Taylor Roades Weddings / on right, Fragment of Light)

Here are the Madison Chairs looking cool and modern for Mark & Tyler’s Church + State reception celebration and then back in the Library Room for Dustin & Jeff’s floral filled intimate wedding ceremony and reception.

(Photo credits: on left, Taylor Roades Weddings / on right, Tonya Maree Photography)

Shara’s pieces range in style from modern to vintage, from farmhouse to penthouse, and everything in between. Have something in mind that you don’t see on Bash’s website? Shara will even collaborate to create custom pieces for you or hunt down that must have item. Bash Specialty truly has the most beautiful, one of a kind pieces and you’ll wish you could take them home with you! 

(Photo credits: Hattie Root Photography)

(Photo credits: KGoodPhoto)

As much as we love to take the reigns on the design, we also really love it when our clients hand pick a couple of pieces that fit their personality or vision perfectly, and with Bash you know that no matter what they pick, it’s going to be inviting to guests, practical, AND beautiful.

We love you, Bash! Thanks for rocking our events with your amazing inventory and bringing snacks when they are needed most. 


(Photo credits: Kim Jay Photography / Pebble & Pine / Rivkah / Taylor Roades Weddings / Rivkah
Tonya Maree / Taylor Roades Weddings / Tegan McMartin /
Sweet Heirloom / Rivkah)