Imagine Events is a team of fun-loving, down-to-earth weirdos who are obsessed with every detail of your perfect day. We approach every event with the imagination that gives us our name and we drink a lot of coffee so our clients can drink a lot of champagne.
Angela Hodel Owner/ Event Planner ~ redneck, fur baby mama, hopeless romantic Originally from Regina, Angela, a country-girl at heart, currently lives in small town SK. Angela both loves roughing it outdoors and singing under the stage lights in local musicals. She is a fur baby mama to two pups and loves their cuddles dearly. Angela became a certified event planner in 2009, opening Imagine Events to marry her bubbly personality with her passion for planning. Angela has been an active volunteer for all kinds of non-profit events, bringing knowledge and experience to her role as an event planner. Angela specializes in tailoring events to all budgets and is certified in planning LGBTQ+ weddings. And yes, even after all these years, she still tears up at every wedding.
Elizabeth Makowetski Wedding Coordinator & Consultant ~crazy cat lady, shower crooner Liz was born and raised on a farm on Foam Lake, SK, and is now based out of Yorkton, SK. She developed a deep passion for wedding planning after assisting with a couple of them and seeing all the elements come together and to make the event sparkle. On her days off, Liz enjoys spending time with family, singing, and binge-watching movies and TV shows. She also loves music and cuddling her fluffy cat, Nova. Her husband and daughter are her pride and joy. Liz looks forward to planning all the little details for your big day!
Lindsey Helland Photographer and Decorator ~ pug decor obsessed, cold cut connoisseur Lindsey is from Gravelbourg, SK, and currently resides in Moose Jaw, SK. Photography has always been her passion, starting as a hobby and working her way up to starting her own business. She enjoys snapping pictures of just about everything, but she especially loves capturing the love between two people at weddings. On her days off, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends, binge-watching Shameless, and adding to her collection of pug puppy decor. Lindsey is outgoing, creative, and not afraid of a challenge! Darcel Mlazgar Event/Wedding Assistant ~ professional procreator, insomniac Darcel is from Regina, SK, where she lives with her hubby and 6 kiddos. Darcel enjoys planning and preparing for special occasions, being creative, and is a Pinterest-DIY queen. Darcel loves traveling, dancing, watching Beauty and the Beast, and munching on mashed potatoes, which she loves so much that she could eat them for every meal. She especially loves the beauty and personal touches of a wedding. With an eye for detail and a love of decorating, Darcel is excited to help create your special day!
Chantal Day Wedding Planner ~old soul, professional napper, wannabe mermaid Chantal is from Carlyle, SK, but now lives it up in Regina. Chantal became a certified wedding planner in 2013, and recently also became a wedding commissioner. Not only can she help get you married, she can literally get you married! Although she is an avid belly dancer and a real-life mermaid (with her own swimmable tail!), Chantal is a senior citizen at heart who loves crocheting, golfing, and afternoon naps. Chantal is hard working, organized, and determined, but still likes to have fun, which makes her work feel less like work.
Teri Hartmier Event/Wedding Coordinator & Consultant ~ over achiever, awkward art habits, maker of things Born and raised in Pilot Butte, SK, Teri now lives life in the big city of Regina with her husband and their four fur babies. Teri has a diploma in Engineering Technology and, through her work as both a project coordinator and a drafting technologist, has found a passion for planning, organizing, and creating. Teri got into the events industry after planning her own wedding, where she discovered a serious love for obsessing over the little details and, let’s be real, bossing people around. She loves anything artsy and has a passion for painting and music. Teri is excited to bring her creative energy to your event!
Brenda Kondra Event Coordinator & Consultant ~ resident grandma, dairy lover Born and raised in Yorkton, SK, Brenda now resides in Saskatoon with her husband of 36 years. From her work in business, non-profit, government, and education, Brenda has years of experience arranging staff parties, conventions, trade shows, and ceremonies, from local events to international functions. Her biggest accomplishments were planning yearly events with the Lieutenant Governor and 3 visits from the Royal family. Brenda’s greatest joy are her 7 grandchildren, all 5 years old and younger. She loves their innocence, unconditional love, and funny little perspectives on life. She loves sunshine-y weather, boating, golfing, and walking, preferably for ice cream. Taryn Rapp Social Media Coordinator ~ extreme popcorn connoissuer, continent jumper Taryn was born in Regina, SK, but has spent the last few years soaking up the sun and living in Melbourne, Australia. She has a degree in Marketing and a certificate in Public Relations, adding a ton of education and experience to the Imagine team. Taryn is excited to finally start adopting as many puppies as her boyfriend will allow. Fuelled by more popcorn than the average person, Taryn gets to utilize her skills in creativity, planning, and organizing, and loves seeing her projects and ideas come together. Taryn loves working behind the scenes to develop fun and fresh online content for Imagine Events.
Sara Salaway Event/Wedding Coordinator & Consultant ~ pet hoarder, frozen dairy lover Sara is from Estevan, SK, where she still resides. She has a diploma in interior design and currently works as a graphic artist, giving her a creative and unique spin to her work. Sara thrives on being organized and level-headed, making sure her clients don’t miss a beat in the crazy planning process. Weddings were always a way for Sara to see her big extended family as a kid, and they still hold a special place in heart. Coming from a large family, she was always known as the bossy one, which prepared her well for a career in events! She spends her days off taking care of her 4 rescue dogs and cat and indulging in her not-so-secret obsession with ice cream.
Rhondda Halkyard Event/Wedding Assistant ~ resident mom, dolphin crazed, mid-life crisising Rhondda, born and raised in Regina, has taught music and voice lessons for over 20 years. As an accomplished pianist and teacher, Rhondda has played for numerous weddings, choirs, and other events. Now retired, she also served as a LPN at the Regina General Hospital for over 12 years, making her especially cool under the pressure of event planning. Known as mom to all, with her musical talent and her ability for organization, Rhondda brings a wealth of knowledge to the Imagine team! She loves family adventures, camping, traveling, and taking risks, like jumping off cliffs and dancing on tables. Jordana Lalonde Event/Wedding Assistant ~ cheesy fan of all, book wormer Jordana is originally from the small community of Morin Lake, SK, but has lived in Saskatoon for most of her life. Jordana recently completed an English degree at the University of Saskatchewan. With plenty of experience in organization, research, and reading romantic novels, she looks forward to assisting in creating your own happily-ever-after. When she’s not assisting weddings, Jordana loves eating cheesy pasta and watching cheesy reality TV shows. Jordana is so excited to help tie up any loose ends before you tie the knot!