Wedding & Event Planner
“You have such an easy going vibe about you that keeps me calm and I am truly enjoying all your ideas and energy! I’m glad we were connected and can’t wait for the wedding!”
Chrissie has a fun DreamGroup story in that she joined our team in 2010 as a Wedding Day Assistant and after a couple years supporting our weddings and events decided to pursue other adventures. Six years later we welcomed Chrissie back in 2018 to share her talents and experiences with the DreamGroup team and our clients. With almost 20 years of experience in the film and television industry, Chrissie has an abundance of talents and experience in planning and producing all calibers and styles of events.
In the Spring of 2020, when Covid threw a wrench in her regular event planning schedule, Chrissie partnered as Creative Director with DreamGroup Founding Planner, Genève McNally, to startup BridalStyle Vancouver ~ a fabulous bridal fashion + beauty resource for the trendy and stylish Vancouver Bride.
From film premieres and wrap parties, to private events held at select film festivals — including the notorious Cannes & Sundance Film Festivals — Chrissie’s planning experiences are vast and filled with awesome stories and colorful people! “I’m never intimidated by high expectations or big ideas! I love thinking about how to up the ante and make an event really stand out.”
A unique experience of Chrissie’s was living the LA scene for 7 years where she attended Film School & worked in daytime Television (Days of our Lives & The Young and the Restless). “Planning weddings and private events is my passion and where I am afforded the opportunity to incorporate both my love of bringing together families and couples in celebration of their commitment with my passion for producing incredibly memorable experiences!”
Chrissie adores unique, creative events & wedding plans where couples are looking to do something authentic and nontraditional!
Chrissie is the President and Founder of Ellecee Legado Foundation – a not-for-profit focused on the beautiful country and people of El Salvador where her husband is from.
Check out this gorgeous edgy editorial produced by Chrissie as featured in WedLuxe!
Some of Chrissie’s Favourite Venues: The Permanent, Pipe Shop, Grouse Mountain, The Polygon Gallery, and love a super unique restaurant venue!
On Her Mind… “Traveling feeds my soul, fashion is my passion, philanthropy brings me joy, and my hubby and daughter are my everything.”
Wedding & Event Highlights…
Words of Thanks…
Our best decision during our wedding journey was partnering with Chrissie to plan our dream wedding. Chrissie was an expert through and through. From finding the perfect venue to tear down at the very end, Chrissie guided us with poise and professionalism. Her keen eye for the fine details elevated our wedding into something our guests, and we will remember for a long time. Chrissie turned a typically quite stressful period in our lives into a really fun and creative endeavor. Her excellent organization and time tracking kept us on schedule and budget, and we never felt stuck or without options. She was excellent at communicating what to expect throughout the process. We always felt in the know, and when things inevitably did go wrong, she quickly came up with solutions and pivoted with us. With a breadth of contacts and experts at her disposal, she could take our vision and execute it better than we could have ever dreamed. Her creative eye was tuned in to our needs, and everything from the décor and flowers to the groom’s suit and bridal accessories felt uniquely tailored to our tastes and made our wedding feel like a truly bespoke event. She did all of this with infectious energy and a desire to make our day something special. Chrissie throws the best party in Vancouver, hands down, and she truly set the tone for a long and adventurous marriage. Thank you, Chrissie, for everything!
~ Zara and Austin
Reflecting on our Wedding event we now view our investment on a wedding planner (Chrissie) to be the single most important piece of our wedding being a success. Chrissie was calm, proactive, ridiculously organized and never lost sight of the details. She was practical and understood our needs/wants while working within our budget and vision. We would highly recommend Chrissie for any wedding or event where you want to feel like a guest not the organizer and host. We can’t thank her enough for making our day so magical and memorable.
~ Brittany and Jordan
Working with Chrissie from DreamGroup allowed us to plan a wedding during a pandemic with absolutely no stress. From the very beginning, Chrissie understood what we were looking for and connected us with the most amazing vendors. She was responsive, informative, and helpful throughout the whole process. She took our vision and turned my parent’s backyard into a gorgeous, enchanted, magical venue. It was beyond my wildest expectations.
The day of the wedding went perfectly. The flowers, decorations, lights, and tent were so beautiful and everything flowed together perfectly. Everyone working at the wedding was so kind and we heard so many compliments from our guests about the servers, the DJ, the photographers, and especially about Chrissie. She was always right there throughout the day when we needed something. I can’t thank her and DreamGroup enough for the incredible wedding, party, and planning process. It was a joy from start to finish!
~ Claire V
Simply Dreamy. An amazing wedding planning company.
Chrissie has been super patient with all our crazy ideas. She’s Quick, professional and overall did a fantastic job regardless of the pandemic. She has all the right vendors and can match any idea/wedding location to any budget for that special day. She is on point, attentive to emails, calls, changes and concerns. Chrissie you are incredible. Thank you.
~ Genia Isakov
We had a wonderful experience for our September wedding at Grouse mountain. We worked with Chrissie and she was exactly what we were looking for. She was high energy, creative, organized, professional, and fun! Chrissie did a fantastic job recommending vendors that were within budget and style, and kept us organized along the way.
She also did a great job helping us come up with creative ideas for how to make the experience more memorable for guests. Ideas like having a smores pit, bringing in furniture to set up a lounge, and having Polaroids for the guests to take photos with instead of using a photo booth.
Chrissie also did a fantastic job coordinating with all of our vendors throughout the day so we were able to just relax and enjoy the memories without being stressed! After the big day, all of our friends and family commented on how on top of it Chrissie was. And everyone appreciated how she kept the day moving along according to plan, but still ensured that there were fun, organic moments!
I would highly recommend working with Chrissie and DreamGroup.
~ Claire Grover
My husband and I worked with Chrissie from DreamGroup for our joint 50th birthday party. From day one, Chrissie was phenomenal. Great energy, super positive and excellent execution. We could not have asked for more from a party planner! And believe me, we had a lot of requests and different vendors that needed to be coordinated and timed. The party was a super success and we are so grateful to Chrissie for all her hard work. Would use her again in a heartbeat, highly highly recommend her and DreamGroup!!
~ Sharlene Gill