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Meet our Wedding Manager at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Fairmont Pacific Rim is Vancouver’s iconic viewpoint for the occasion of ‘I do.’ Here, we have a dedicated Wedding Manager and a coveted team of experts to guide our wedding couples every step of the way through artful touches and personalized service; perfecting the beauty of new beginnings.

April 3rd, 2019

Fairmont Pacific Rim is Vancouver’s iconic viewpoint for the occasion of ‘I do.’ Here, we have a dedicated Wedding Manager and a coveted team of experts to guide our wedding couples every step of the way through artful touches and personalized service; perfecting the beauty of new beginnings.

We want to introduce Merina Chandra, our Wedding Manager at Fairmont Pacific Rim. Merina began her career in Makeup, Bridal Fashion and Wedding planning, with a makeup diploma from Blanche Macdonald and a certificate in Event Management from Vancouver Community College. She joined us from the Fairmont Vancouver Airport and has been planning show-stopping weddings ever since. She enjoys being able to assist couples create their perfect event and design it to be unique. She loves finding something special about them and incorporating it into little details to make their day unforgettable. Outside of work she enjoys family and travelling with good food and good champagne. Being a true city girl, she enjoys relaxing in New York City and Las Vegas, where she got engaged to her now husband in the most elaborate fashion.

Get to know Merina better with our fun Q&A:

Where you will find me

In one of our ballrooms showing a wedding couple our space or setting up for the next extravagant affair.

What can I do for you

I inspire you to dream big and get creative. I can help take your “I’ve always wanted to…” and make it a reality

How did my career start

I managed high-end Bridal Boutiques and was the Sales Specialist for luxury brands such as Vera Wang, in addition to having my own wedding planning company

My best insider tip for brides-to-be

There will always be the “we have to have…” or “we need to do…” Break tradition and think outside the box. Spend your time investigating in what is special to the two of you. Your day goes by too quickly and you’ll be happy to spend your time on things that will make you the happiest to look back on.

What I love most about my job

The creativity. Nothing is more rewarding than developing a unique creative concept and vision and seeing it come to life. Personalizing and making each event one-of-a-kind is a challenge, but it is the most rewarding feeling to see the final product.

My favourite spot in the city

Anywhere that has good food, an abundance of Champagne and great company.

 

Learn more about Weddings at Fairmont Pacific Rim and browse our Weddings Highlights on Instagram. Discover our new and energized brand devoted to the romantic endeavors of ‘I do’, with our Weddings at Fairmont Pacific Rim brochure.

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