A gorgeous tent wedding

in Manitoba


We had a blast working with Alysa and Jorden! Working alongside these two busy professionals was so much fun, and I am so excited to finally share this wedding that was 12 months in the making. When I met these two they had their heart set on a tent wedding in Manitoba. At Cielo’s Garden in Grunthal Manitoba to be exact. With only a location in mind the rest of the vendor sourcing and design was left up to me. After many meetings and getting to know this couples personalities, wants, needs and nonnegotiable we set out to plan their dream wedding.


We decided on unconventional bridesmaids dresses, cause, why not! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours, patterns and texture when shopping around. If your’re willing to think outside the box the outcome adds so much to your photos.

For the ceremony we wanted to keep things clean and minimalistic. With such a gorgeous surrounding we didn’t want competing elements, but rather complimentary touches. I think we achieved this beautifully. While working with Floral Fixx on the floral designs we were mindful of what we could re-purpose at the reception and made sure the design would easily transfer from one space to the next.

Manitoba tent wedding

Manitoba tent wedding

At every event we always want something that reflects the couple. Alysa and Jorden are both doctor’s, so we thought the guest book table would be a great area to include that personal touch. We had prescription not pads made up so guests could leave their “Prescription for a happy marriage”. It was a fun touch and guests loved giving their words of advice to the newly weds.

Manitoba tent wedding

For the reception we followed suit with the less is more theme. This gorgeous Manitoba tent wedding venue is nestled in the woods and we wanted to keep with that feel. We brought in some greenery to compliment the outdoors, had gorgeous custom runners (made by Melanie Parent Events) and used dusty blue napkins to give that pop a colour. We used gold accents through out which complimented the wood harvest tables beautifully.

Manitoba tent wedding

Manitoba tent wedding

We chose a sweet heart table for Alysa and Jorden vs. the traditional head table. It just seemed to suit them better. We rented a beautiful vintage sofa from the Vintage Nest and re-used the ceremony flowers to complete the look.

Manitoba tent wedding

Manitoba tent wedding

We finished off the night with an amazing choreographed dance that wowed the guests. Who doesn’t love dinner and show?! This two pulled out all the stops to make sure their guests (and themselves) had a night to remember.

Manitoba tent wedding

So much love went into planning this event and I was thrilled to execute this wedding. Thanks to our vendor dream for helping me bring this wedding to life. We couldn’t of done it without you! Here is what Alysa and Jorden had to say about working with MPE:

Melanie worked with us for over a year to create our vision and make our day perfect. She is easy to work with, flexible, very attentive to detail and is easy to get in touch with. She is very talented at what she does and will be with you every step of the way. She knows the ins and outs of the wedding business and is creative and passionate about her work. We give the highest recommendation for anyone looking for a planner!


Full Planning Services and design concepts: Melanie Parent Events

Venue: Cielos Garden

Catering: Chew Catering

Photographer: Cojo 

Videographer: Jerome Santome Films

Linens: Planned Perfectly

Decor and dishes: CT Rentals

Flowers: Floral Fixx

Sweet Heart table furniture: The Vintage Nest

DJ: Crystal Sound

Officiant: Colleen Olafson

Hair: Grace Hill Salon

Makeup: Ashley Tioppo