Who We Are

Named Top 3 Planners in Winnipeg, Melanie Parent Events is one of the leading experts in the wedding industry. Having done weddings and events with budgets of $25,000 – $100,000 and over 100 five-star google reviews, Melanie and her team have the knowledge, experience and professional approach necessary to make your event a reality.


Owner – Lead Planner – WPIC

Melanie Parent Events launched in 2015 and has since executed over 125 weddings and events. Melanie is a certified Wedding Planner through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC). In addition to her certification, she has been part of the hospitality industry for close to 10 years.

Melanie is also an educator and part owner of Engaged Winnipeg, offering education and inspiration to forward-thinking couples. 

Avid traveler, wine lover and forever a hopeless romantic, Melanie was made to be a part of the wedding industry. Her team is well respected in the industry and continuously learning and growing to provide you with an exceptional experience.


Associate Planner- Lead Coordinator

Kristina joined the Melanie Parent Events team in 2015 and was a part of the first wedding ever executed by MPE. Kristina has been working in the customer service industry for over 10 years and has studied Marketing, Project Management, and Event Management at Red River College.

As Associate Planner and Lead Coordinator, Kristina’s attention to detail and passion for the job is what we love most about her. Paired with her easy-going personality she brings that calm demeanor and reassurance to all her clients.


Associate Planner- Lead Coordinator

Paige joined the MPE team in October 2020 and it’s been a wild journey ever since! Having started in the event industry only a few short months prior to the pandemic, Paige is a pro when it comes to pivoting, working with backup plans and coming up with solutions and thriving in the unknown.

 As Associate Planner and Lead Coordinator this wine-loving, travel enthusiast brings so much energy to our team.  Her sweet personality and get-it-done attitude are the perfect mix and exactly what our clients need.

Why Hire the MPE team

Melanie Parent Events – Wedding Planner Winnipeg

1. This is more than our job, it’s our passion:

We love everything about the event and wedding planning process, and we aren’t afraid of the work that comes along with it. Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and effort…. so unless you’re willing to give up your social life to accomplish it, I suggest you hire our team! With our industry knowledge and expertise, we can make sure you enjoy the planning experience. Our team is always working, dreaming and crafting the perfect wedding on your behalf, so you can focus on everything else in your life. We plan weddings on a Full-Time basis, not only because we love to, but because that’s what it takes to get it done right.

2. We take on a limited number of events

At Melanie Parent Events we value our client and vendor relationships. For that reason, we only accept a limited number of events and weddings each year. We believe that every couple deserves personal and undivided attention. No one wants to be left waiting for answers and email responses. For this exact reason, we never overextend ourselves. We want to ensure we’re ready and available to you when you need us!

3. You need help figuring out the budget

The budget is a stressful topic for most couples. Allow us to help with budget allocation. Many couples tend to overspend because they think that’s the only way to get their dream wedding or they put the money in the wrong areas without even realizing it. As professionals, we can ensure you spend it in the places that get you the most bang for your buck. We hire vendors all the time, so we know where the deals are and what things really cost. In return you get trustworthy vendors, a gorgeous wedding, and peace of mind knowing our team arranged it all!

4. You need help to create your vision… ( or narrowing it down!)

Pinterest overwhelm is real and it can take over your life quickly! Not only can you go down a rabbit hole of inspiration, but before you know it you just pinned a $100,000 worth of ideas and your budget is $35,000…. oops… Now you have to spend another 4 hours starting from scratch… Who has that kind of time?! Nothing is worse than getting your heart set on something only to realize it’s not available in our market, or worse it costs three times more than you’re willing to spend! If you allow our team to take the lead, you will save time but you will also be able to get your dream wedding within your means.

5. Knowledge is power

Because we’ve gone through this process before (over 100 times), Melanie Parent Events has the vendor relationships and expert knowledge to make sure you’re working with the right people. We will make recommendations based on your budget and expectations while keeping your style and vision in mind. Don’t lose sleep over making sure you have all the details in place. Hand us the reins and enjoy the ride. With over 75 five-star google reviews we get you covered!

6. You aren’t “all about the details”

When planning a wedding it’s all in the details. If creating lists, organizing meetings and returning countless phone calls and emails don’t appeal to you, hire our team. Allow us to do the leg work, gather the information, quotes and details on your behalf. Regain your freedom and peace of mind knowing that industry experts are taking the lead while you make all the final decisions.

7.The average wedding takes a couple 250 hours to plan

Who has that kind of time between work, school, family, and friends? Wedding planning turns into an (unpaid) part-time job. Allow Melanie Parent Events to take the lead so you can make time for other important areas in your life. View our services and see how we can help you. Whether you want to be involved on daily tasks or you want to sit back and allow us to do it for you…. Working with our team is one way you can “have your cake and eat it too!” Check out over 75 five-star google reviews to see why people love working with us.

We couldn’t be more passionate about our clients and the events they allow us to be a part of.  Visit our Client Compliments page to see what people have to say about working with us.

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