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.”
Chrissie lived 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.
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…
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 parents’ 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
When I started trying to plan a large wedding I felt completely lost and reached out to DreamGroup. I quickly received a call from Chrissie who put me immediately at ease and reassured me that help was out there! Since then Covid has happened and amidst all the uncertainty, one thing I know for sure is there’s no way I’d want to attempt any of this without Chrissie’s expertise. Every time we are unsure about a decision she points us in the right direction without fail. Her wealth of knowledge, industry connections, great personality, and style and taste that is on point, help us to feel confident in whatever twists and turns our wedding adventure takes.
~ Jamie Whitehead
We are just thrilled with Chrissie. She is amazing! I really feel like an angel swooped down to rescue our wedding from disaster. We hired another planner previously in July and the difference is night and day. We were so unhappy and we were starting to feel stressed and not excited about getting married. I am actually excited again and that is all due to Chrissie helping me to feel confident in the day.
We had a wonderful experience for our September 2019 wedding at Grouse mountain. We worked with Chrissie for our big day and she was exactly what we were looking for. She was high energy, creative, organized, professional, and fun! She did a fantastic job recommending vendors that were within our budget and style, and helped keep us organized along every step of the planning process. She also did a great job helping us come up with creative ideas for how to make the experience more memorable for guests – 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. She 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