Chrissie Vides

Specializing in Full Planning & Design, Destination BC Weddings + Corporate Events

“Hiring Chrissie was the best investment we could have made. From grass roots to full production Chrissie oversaw every aspect and took the lead on what turned out to be an amazing outcome. 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 Lead Stylist with DreamGroup Founding Planner, Genève McNally, to startup BridalStyle Vancouver a fabulous bridal fashion + beauty resource and consulting service 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 private events is my passion and where I am afforded the opportunity to incorporate both my love of bringing people together and my passion for producing incredibly memorable experiences!”

As the lead stylist for BridalStyle Vancouver I have connections with all the best boutiques and designers in Vancouver and I love connecting DreamGroup clients with all the creative talents in Vancouver! 

Chrissie adores unique, elaborate, creative event plans where clients are looking to do something super memorable and impressive! She specializes in luxury affairs but also enjoys all different types of events. “Thinking outside the box has always been my thing. “I will always work hard to elevate any brand or vibe so that my clients have an outcome beyond expectation!”


Check out The Thrill from Brazil on the DreamGroup Blog.


Some of Chrissie’s Favourite Venues: She LOVES destination BC events, but locally Chrissie adores The Wallace, The Pipe Shop, The Polygon Gallery and 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.”

Wedding Editorial as featured in WedLuxe

Rock Glam Styled Shoot with Tomasz Wagner ~ as featured on Rocky Mountain Bride 

A Party Highlight Regina’s 80th Birthday with Butter Studios at Fairmont Pac Rim

A Special Event Highlight Grand Opening of West Coast Dream Machines with photos by Justin Filippone 

I cannot say enough about my experience working with Chrissie for our grand opening event. She is amazing at what she does. She is organized, creative, attentive and just one of the best event planners I have had the pleasure to work with. She was also easy to reach, great communication skills and extremely personable. I am so thankful to have met her and will for sure work with her again for any future events! I appreciate how patient she was with us with all the detours that came up. Always kept it professional and helpful. Thank you so much Chrissie for making our event so amazing! Look forward to keeping in touch and working together again soon!

Sandy Wertman – West Coast Dream Machines


A Wedding Highlight Brittany & Jordan with SambaJoy Photography at Sunwolf Riverside Resort — Formal in the Forest as featured on Rocky Mountain Bride

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

A Wedding Highlight Christina & Sina with Vancouver Wedding Studios at The Hart House Restaurant — Amore a Famiglia as featured on Confetti

Hiring Chrissie from Dream Group 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 the top in their game and Chrissie is without a doubt our best investment.

Christina S.


A Wedding Highlight Lisa & Han with Jumi Story at Fairmont Pac Rim

A Wedding Highlight Sage & Will with Shari + Mike Photography at a Private Residence

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

A Wedding Highlight Zara & Austin with SambaJoy Photography at The LoftCity Love in a Neon Jungle as featured on Confetti

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

Love in the City Editorial with Blush Wedding Photography. To see the Full Feature check out the DreamGroup Blog as Featured in Wedluxe

A Wedding Highlight Lisa & Han with Jumi Story at Fairmont Pac Rim

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

A Wedding Highlight Darlisa & Brant with Apartment Photography at Black + Blue The Roof

Rock Glam Styled Shoot with Tomasz Wagner ~ as featured on Rocky Mountain Bride 

A Wedding Highlight Tori & Dylan with Blush Wedding Photography at Fairmont Pac Rim — Luxe Garden Dreams as featured on WedLuxe

If you’re looking for a wedding planner look no further. Our special day would have been impossible without Chrissie’s high level of organization, attention to detail, and knowledge of everything wedding related. She knows the wedding industry inside and out, and gave us amazing tips and recommendations. She kept us on schedule and was always a phone call or text away whenever we needed her. I can’t recommend her enough!!!

Tori Simons

A Wedding Highlight Lisa & Han with SambaJoy

Modern Goth Wedding Editorial with Jumi Story as featured in WedLuxe

Chrissie Vides is the truth. She is also the best wedding planner on God’s blue green earth. I could write about her kindness, ingenuity, industriousness, adaptability and passion for days if I weren’t worried about your capacity to read about her. She helped us attempt the impossible: a Chinese-Nigerian-Orthodox-Christian two-day celebration in Vancouver with over 160 of our favorite souls (including 30 children!?!) She knocked it clear out of the park and beyond. Our families and friends are still raving about the mind-blowing time they had.

Chrissie’s eye for design and ability to thoughtfully elevate details is, I dare say, incomparable. She patiently went through dozens of iterations with me on our statement pieces and wedding reception designs. At every turn, she had an idea, she had a way to save money and achieve big results. She communicated with more genuine enthusiasm about our wedding than anyone else — that made a huge difference for me: she made the process FEEL exciting and a lot less anxiety-inducing. I will never forget how validated she made us feel as we tried to lock down ideas that worked with our budget. Ultimately, every one of our cultures was honored and everybody felt seen and loved.

Chrissie’s network is unparalleled. She is the best and so she works with the best in town. She didn’t mind offering alternatives to vendors she suggested and helped us dig into talent beyond the 604. Because she is such an OG in this field, she is able to give you a rundown on almost any top vendor in town and give you the SparkNotes on their abilities, reputation and style. This saved us many unnecessary interviews and all our vendors were happy to work together because every vendor was excellent.

On the days of, Chrissie was the first to arrive, the last to leave, never missed a beat and worked herself to the ground. She was our faithful champion in all areas of the wedding production, but more than that, she was exactly what we needed in terms of emotional support at every juncture. It is not an exaggeration to say that she was even more supportive than family members. Everything ran seamlessly and she was, everywhere, running everything and still somehow also by our side. She was like a sister to me, and because we had some core values in common, she truly has become a sister to me in this process.

Oh for a thousand tongues to sing of your talent and dedication, Chrissie. I am beyond thankful that we found each other. Thank you for being our wedding’s guardian angel, mastermind and greatest champion. Thank you for the late nights, early mornings and for how much you pour your gorgeous soul into everything you do. We love you.



We are still in awe of our wedding day, months later. Chrissie planned and executed the perfect destination wedding weekend, all in eight months. This was no easy feat; limited ferry schedules, even more limited accommodations, rental truck issues, unpredictable weather and an island wide loss of power. All of these hurdles were handled with grace and professionalism. But most importantly, the way Chrissie dealt with these complications left us stress-free and ready to enjoy our perfect wedding day.

From the day we met, we knew that Chrissie would be the one for us! After the tedious job of interviewing wedding planners, we reviewed candidates and posed the question “if you asked each planner to do the same task which one would you not have to follow up with?” unanimously the answer was “Chrissie!”. Additionally, if there was to be a problem on our wedding weekend, we knew that she would handle it without us ever suspecting anything was even wrong in the first place – this in itself is priceless!

Throughout planning, Chrissie kept the process moving forwards with bite sized tasks, weekly hot topics and to-dos. It can be overwhelming at times (our own doing as we had a tight schedule); however, she made the whole experience feel manageable and broke down the decision making into easy step by steps. She understood our vision perfectly, every detail was considered and planned meticulously. Chrissie presented vendors whom she felt fit our style and had already confirmed were available – a big time, and heartbreak, saver. Chrissie took all of our ‘odds and ends’ ideas and made everything come together seamlessly.

We have been receiving nonstop compliments from guests, ranging from how smoothly the day went, to all of the small touches and details in design. Chrissie truly made our dreams come true.

After the nuptials, we were repeatedly asked, is a planner was worth it? Without hesitation we answered, YES!!! Chrissie allowed us to wholly enjoy our day. We were completely immersed in our wedding, going with the flow and soaking it in at every stage, we are eternally grateful for that.

Chrissie, for more than 8 years we had envisioned our wedding day and some how you were able to give us not just a day but an entire weekend that was beyond what we could have ever imagined. We love looking back at our photos and videos to remember these unforgettable moments. Thank you, a million times over, Chrissie!

Matthew + Chelsey


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

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