T H E    E V E N T S    H E L D    D E A R    T E A M 

We are a team of creatives in the heart of Columbus, Ohio + beyond with a love for every little detail that goes into planning your event. We are planners, coordinators, stylists, designers, dreamers, doers, your coffee-lovers. Our team not only comes with the the focus and hard work you need to plan your event, we come with passion. We believe every wedding should be an artistic masterpiece that tells your story. We would for you to get to know our team, and if you feel like we have the kind of charisma you're looking for, head on over to our contact page and say hello! We'd love to be part of creating your event with you, collaborating on a creative project, or simply grabbing a cup of coffee. We're already humbled at the chance to meet you.



L E D A   A N D E R S O N

Owner + Lead Planner and Designer

My name is Leda, but I instantly consider us friends if you call me Leeds. I adore designing the perfect tablescape, caring for you intentionally throughout the process, and working with flowers in every concept of an event, always. 

I have been an artist since I can remember. My childhood consisted of painting, drawing and creating some new piece of art at every moment that I wasn't outside. When I was little, I started painting greeting cards for my business I wanted to start when I was older. More recently, I was a young newlywed who wasn't sure where life was taking me when I started Events Held Dear, and I am humbled to see it grow so quickly. It's born of my hard work and determination in owning my own creative business, and I've never looked back. I love being inspired by nature, enjoying sunshine with my husband Zac and Boston Terrier, Fitzgerald, listening to the perfect acoustic playlist, and giving gifts. My favorite part of an event is taking a step back, and taking it all in as everyone enjoys the scene around them.





S A M   F L O W E R S

Assistant Planner + Coordinator

Hello! My name is Sam, co-founder of Events Held Dear and true lover of beautiful and unique events. I live in Northwest Columbus with my hunky husband, Jordan and our puppy Cal (who's not so much of a puppy anymore!). I graduated in 2013 from The Ohio State University, married my husband in May of 2014 and fell in love with the entire process of planning, designing and executing an event. Planning my wedding was such a joy, and now I get to experience that joy all over again when planning the weddings of our clients. I always look forward to my evenings and weekends when I get to be a part of such beautiful and memorable moments.

I love finding the perfect, unique pieces for your event and arranging them into designs in such a way that it all makes your whole event spectacular. I have a sharp eye for detail, which those who know me can say I've had all my life! Apart from planning events, I love black coffee, baking, multitudes of flowers (poppies especially), my sweet husband and surprising people.