Michelle Gilbert

event planner , wedding planner

Michelle Gilbert
Rivers, MB

When you change one thing - you change everything!

Working out of Rivers Manitoba, Michelle and her team at Butterfly Consultations are working to bring elegant and unique weddings and events to rural and remote areas in Manitoba. No longer are the magazine and television - ready events reserved for big-city dwellers and big-city budgets!

RockStar Weddings on a Country budget!

Born and raised in Northern Manitoba Canada, Michelle-Renee Gagnon began her career in the restaurant industry in 1987 at the age of 13. Working full time while completing school Michelle learned the industry from the inside out working her way up from dishwasher to bus person to cook and eventually to head waitress.
In 1995 Michelle purchased her first restaurant in The Pas Manitoba at the age of 21.
After a fire claimed her business in 1998, Michelle relocated to Thompson where she worked as the General Manager at Bankside Bar & Billiards while raising her son and earning two separate diplomas from Granton Institute of Technology.
Armed with her new education in Bar Operation & Beverage Management and Food Services Management, Michelle accepted the position of General Manager of the Burntwood Hotel (formerly Ramada Inn).
With a new marriage and yet another relocation within Manitoba in 2001, and an additional diploma from Granton in Nutrition and diet Therapy, Michelle took over as Food Services Manager for Frontier School Division for the residential high school in Cranberry Portage where she was instrumental in the development and institution of the pioneering division-wide Healthy Foods Policy.
As a certified trainer for the National Food Safety Training Program, Michelle has worked with food services professionals from across the country and is a member of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association.

Now, as a single mom of two, Michelle has decided to use her experience and education to provide access to professional services and training to Northern and Rural Manitoba as well as providing employment opportunities in her community.

Michelle is currently Certified as a Specialist with Sandals Resorts and is enrolled in the certification program for the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada


Wedding & Event Planning
Day-of coordination Services
Nutrition & Diet Therapy
Hospitality Management Training
National Food Safety Training


Thanks Michelle for all of your help on making my special day run smoothly, and keeping tabs on all of the little things that were not on my mind at the time - you did a great job! Thanks again! - Ashley, Swan River

- Ashley, Swan River

Michelle, Thanks for all the encouragement and direction. I am so motivated to accomplish this task and live this new life style that I genuinely believe that this is a spiritual thing for me does that sound "different"