• Cristie and her team from Umbrella Events

    are absolutely fabulous! She goes above and beyond for her clients and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding.

  • Cristie and Umbrella Events are wonderful.

    They were super helpful in coordinating my many vendors and taking care of all the last minute details so that I could truly enjoy my wedding day.


Hello There! Welcome to our awesome website! We are Umbrella Events, a wedding and event planning company based in beautiful Vancouver, BC. We are your go to planners for absolutely any event that you want to throw – Engagements, Weddings, Birthdays, Dinner Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Reunions, Fundraisers, Baby Showers, Celebrations of Life... No event is too big or small, and if you can dream it, we can make it happen! Let us help simplify the planning process for your event so it’s as straightforward and stress free as possible for you. We’ll also make sure you have fun throughout the journey!


Cristie is the owner and principle planner of Umbrella Events. Her favourite events are weddings, but she is no creature of habit! She loves to work on all sorts of events to keep things interesting! She thinks that everything goes when it comes to what you want for your event… no idea is too crazy! Cristie has been working in the event industry for over 5 years, with a background in hospitality and home decorating. Her visions and ideas set her apart from the rest, and will reflect in the overall outcome of your celebration. She can be trusted to make your event an affair to remember!


    Private Events

    There are so many reasons to celebrate! Hiring an event planner to help with your plans will relieve stress, save time, and allow you to enjoy your event instead of working at it! No event is out of our wheelhouse, whether you’re having a birthday dinner for 20 guests, or a family reunion for 100! Let us run with your theme, or create one! Let us take care of hiring all your vendors, including unique ones like magicians and dancers. We’ll come equipped with unique and fresh ideas to help step your event plans up a notch, and create an experience that will wow your guests! For a personalized quote – say hello!



    Special Events

    If you have an idea for a special event, but need help to make it happen, we’ve got you covered. The sky is the limit for possible ways to make your event a screaming success. Charity events, pride events, trade shows, galas, concerts, opening nights, art shows, etc. whatever you’ve got in mind, Umbrella Events will make it happen. Contact us to get a personalized quote for your special event – say hello!



    We offer different packages for couple’s, depending on how involved you want us to be while you’re making all your plans! Check out a brief description of each package below, and say hello! to get a full pricelist!

    Month of Coordination:

    When you’ve made all the plans for your wedding, but want your only worry on your wedding to be that you’re having a good time! We’ll organize all of the plans you’ve made, and create a detailed timeline for your wedding day. Then we’ll be there all day on the wedding to make sure everything goes smoothly, including set up of your decor!

    Mid-Way Planning:

    When you want to team up with a pro to plan your wedding! We’ll work side by side with you to help find the right vendors, source the right decor, and keep all of your plans organized.

    Full Service Planning:

    You can’t or don’t want to plan your wedding for whatever reason… But- we do!! We’ll find out exactly what you want for your wedding, and do all the work for you! We’ll find the perfect venue, awesome vendors, and come up with the decor concept and theme.

    Hourly Consultations:

    When you just need a little time to ask some questions, and run your ideas by a pro. We’re happy to meet up to chat wedding!
    say hello!



    Your event needs to look good, and we are here to help! From decor and theme concept, sourcing or creating all needed pieces and putting it all together, we’ve got you covered! – say hello!


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Real Weddings, Vancouver Weddings

    We’ve been meaning to post about this wedding for awhile… Megan and Paul were married last summer at one of our favourite venues in all of Vancouver – VanDusen Botanical Gardens!  Megan and Paul were such a fun couple to work with – you can tell from the pics that these two had so much fun on their wedding day.  Check out some pics below, all courtesy of the talented and super fun Shoebox Photography.

    Lani from Young Hip and Married  was our awesome officiant for the ceremony!  We always love the personalized ceremonies that this company performs.  Celsia Florist took care of all the florals, which were stunning!

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    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized

    We had the pleasure of being involved in a cute, vintage styled, vow renewal last summer at the Tuscan Farm Gardens in Langley. Hillary and Darby were so lovely to work with. They knew they were perfect for one another on their first date. They married in 2011 and had their daughter Lael just over a year later.

    Check out the photographs shot by our friend Joanna Moss!

    In the bride’s words:

    Although we have only been married for 3.5 years, the decision to renew our vows came at a time when we feel so grateful for so much in our life. With so many ups and downs in the 5.5 years we have known each other,  we decided that were not going to renew our marriage vows… we wrote new vows to one another with a complete understanding of love and the strength of our family. Despite everything, and more likely because of everything, “we still do”. Without a doubt, “we still do”.

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    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Uncategorized

    There are so many things we remember from Joris and Jo’s wedding.  Firstly, their back story!  Joris is from Holland, and Jo is Canadian.  The two of them met when they were both studying abroad in Australia.  On a flight for a quick trip on a break, fate would have Joris and Jo sitting side by side, talking and getting to know each other the whole way.  These two have continued to travel the world together, and have had some amazing adventures.

    Their wedding was fun and colourful, exactly our style. Check out the photos below, all courtesy of Dana Fisher Photography.

    The couple were married on Granville Island and the reception was held at Performance Works. Dinner, featuring pulled pork sandwiches (yum!!), was catered by Drew Cooks.  We were also delighted to get to work with Jane at Budget Blooms who took care of the colourful flowers for the event!

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