Wedding & Event Planner
“Hiring Chrissie was the best wedding investment we could have made. From grass roots to full production Chrissie over saw every aspect and took the lead on what turned out to be an amazing wedding. DreamGroup is at the top in their game and Chrissie is without a doubt our best investment.”
Chrissie joined DreamGroup as an Associate Planner in 2018 and has been taking the event industry by storm since then. With over 20 years of experience in the film and television industry events, Chrissie has an abundance of talents and experience in planning and producing all calibers and styles of events.
In the Spring of 2020, Chrissie partnered as Creative Director and lead stylist 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 industry 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.”
“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 not only plans weddings but also works with her clients as a fashion stylist. “Working with my clients to help guide them in finding the perfect wedding day look is SO much fun. As the lead stylist for BridalStyle Vancouver I have connections with all the best boutiques and designers in Vancouver and I love connecting my clients with all the creative talents in Vancouver! I don’t only plan weddings but fabulous outfits too!”
Chrissie adores unique, elaborate, creative events & wedding plans where couples are looking to do something authentic and nontraditional! She specializes in destination, multi-day weddings as well as elaborate luxury affairs but also enjoys all different types of weddings. “Thinking “outside the box” has alwaysbeen my thing. Whether you are going for West Coast chic, luxury ballroom or retro rocker glam – I will always work hard to elevate any vibe so that my clients have a wedding like you have never seen before!”
Chrissie’s weddings and editorials have been featured in Wedluxe, Rocky Mountian Bride, Confetti & West Coast Wedding magazine.
Check out this gorgeous edgy editorial produced by Chrissie as featured in WedLuxe!
Some of Chrissie’s Favourite Venues: She LOVES destination weddings, but locally Chrissie adores The Permanent, The Hangar, The Kent, The Polygon Gallery. She also loves super glamorous venues like The Fairmont Pacific Rim, The Vancouver Club & The Georgia Hotel.
On Her Mind… “Traveling feeds my soul, fashion is my passion, philanthropy brings me joy, and my hubby and daughter are my everything.”
A Wedding Highlight Brittany & Jordan with SambaJoy Photography — Formal in the Forest as featured on Rocky Mountain Bride
Wedding Editorial as featured in WedLuxe
A Wedding Highlight Lisa & Han with Jumi Story
A Wedding Highlight Zara & Austin with SambaJoy Photography — City Love in a Neon Jungle as featured on Confetti
A Wedding Highlight Lisa & Han with SambaJoy
Editorial designed by Chrissie Vides. To see the Full Feature check out the DreamGroup Blogas Featured in the Summer/Fall Wedluxe Print Edition
A Wedding Highlight Sage & Will with Shari + Mike Photography
Wedding Editorial with Jumi Story as featured in WedLuxe
A Wedding Highlight Christina & Sina with Vancouver Wedding Studios — Amore a Famiglia as featured on Confetti
A Wedding Highlight Genia & Alex with SambaJoy Photography
A Wedding Highlight Tori & Dylan with Blush Wedding Photography Luxe Garden Dreams as featured on WedLuxe
Words of Thanks…
Chrissie from Dream Group did an incredible job planning our outdoor destination wedding on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. while we were busy in graduate school in North Carolina. We are so grateful for Chrissie””she is the most committed, reliable, talented, hardworking, meticulous, caring, professional, thoughtful, creative, wise, skilled, and fun wedding planner we could have possibly worked with! Chrissie is the very best investment one can make in their wedding planning journey, and she was involved and plugged in every step of the way. Our wedding presented us with a number of potential logistical challenges, but Chrissie took on all the complexities at every step of the way with so much grace, level-headedness, and skill.
Chrissie took care to understand our wedding vision and she helped us refine my dream aesthetic/design goals. Chrissie took every opportunity to advocate for me with venders to ensure that my vision became reality, and she always delivered. Her communication, professionalism, organization, and troubleshooting skills are totally praiseworthy! Chrissie truly went above and beyond at every step of the way to ensure that my wedding weekend was a dream-come-true no matter what. Chrissie is an investment, and she is WORTH IT. She is the best of the best. Look no further.
Sage & Will
We are so glad to have had Chrissie from DreamGroup as our wedding planner. When we started planning our wedding, we were still unsure with Covid restrictions still in place, but Chrissie gave us the best advice to navigate through that and put our minds at ease. We knew we wanted to have an over-the-top extravagant fairytale wedding but did not want any of the stress that came with planning. Chrissie delivered. She really pulled through, took care of us, and made us feel totally calm and collected all the way up to the wedding day. Her expertise in bridal, wedding and event planning really set her apart. She is so professional, knowledgeable, and thoughtful every step of the way. She is always thinking one step ahead and so aware of our tastes, likes, and dislikes. She listened to our feedback and was attentive to every little detail. Chrissie and the DreamGroup team were fantastic to work with and they made our day truly spectacular.
Lisa & Han
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!
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.
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.
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!!