Our Story

After working in the event industry for over 5 years we felt there was a need for a service that would bring couples’ dreams to life through event planning, designing and decorating. So in 2017 we established Parvati & Athena Events. We have been transforming your Pinterest Boards into reality to create your dream weddings ever since.

Parvati / [p ah r – v uh – t ee]

Parvati is the goddess of fertility, love, beauty, marriage, children, and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power.

Athena / [uh – TH EE – n uh]

Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.

Together these two goddess make the perfect team 


Meet the Team

Each member of the P&A team brings a unique set of skills to their role. The combination of their individual strengths are what make your wedding day a success!

Kayla Janke

Event Designer/Stylist

Kayla loves trying new ideas! When a couple comes to us and their wedding vision is something we’ve never done before this usually gets her very excited. She is passionate about designing and styling weddings that are personalized and creative. No one likes going to a wedding that looks like the last. 

If you are from the Ottawa Valley you know that everyone basically knows everyone or there is somehow a connection. This is why we design our weddings so that they are each different from one another.

Kayla likes to be challenged with a new task and her creativity really shines in these cases.

Christine Gauthier

Event Designer/Planner

Creating unique layouts and coming up with new ideas is Christine’s specialty. This girl knows how to spot trends and implement them into a couple’s vision. She keeps all of us organized and makes sure our team is on schedule. Her attention to detail, organization skills and go-getter attitude makes her the perfect person to help our client’s wedding planning.

She assists our couples to create their customized wedding design and guides them through the planning process with the checklists and timeframes they need to prepare for the big day.

Christine loves designing weddings that create clean lines while incorporating trendy floral design and elegant decor.


Merrie Hammel

Floral Designer/Event Associate

Merrie is the talent behind all of our beautiful silk florals. Her creativity and artistic vision helps bring these designs to life. 

She also plays an important role on setup day assisting with all aspects of styling. She can often be found working on the head table backdrops.