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We promise you NEED Leda and the Events Held Dear team to complete your wedding day! To be completely honest, we thought a wedding planner was a “nice to have”, but after Leda’s help leading up to / the day of, we aren’t sure how we would have pulled our day off without her!! From my parents to the wedding party, Events Held Dear was voted the MVP of our wedding day (seriously!). From a week before vendor fall through to pouring rain, her and her team handled everything and took stress off our shoulders the week before our day. We had an outdoor wedding and Leda went out of her way to make sure all of the guests were taken care of during the torrential downpour that occurred during our vows. She was absolutely soaked but my guests and wedding party were taken care off and that was most important to me! She took care of the timeline for the day of, all of the setup and tear down, and helped coach me down the aisle (something I never thought I would need). Out of her wedding scope, she even captured and shared photos of our wedding day that I will forever cherish. My parents, my now husband, and myself all agreed this was the best money we spent on our wedding day. Leda will not disappoint, I promise you!! If you are on the fence about either a full wedding planner or a day of planner, meet with her! She will not disappoint. Her and her team are absolutely amazing and provide the positive energy you need on your wedding day!! Cannot say enough great things about this team!
— MRS. ROBY
HANDS DOWN THE BEST WEDDING PLANNER!!! Having Leda and the Events Held Dear team as part of my wedding was the BEST DECISION EVER!!! First and foremost, Leda is truly one of the sweetest, kindest, most personable and talented gals I have ever had the honor to work with!! She took a seemingly overwhelming process and made it not only seamless, but one of the most fun and memorable parts of my entire wedding experience!! This lady has an infectious passion for life as well as all things wedding that makes for a magical process that is truly hard to match. From the start, she took the time to get to know who I was, being able to pick up on my style IMMEDIATELY, and then grabbed my hand and guided me through the entire process, every step of the way. She knows and works with THE BEST VENDORS in town which made my job even easier. She accompanied me to every meeting with all my vendors, helping me make decisions (that I am horrible at doing!) and lending me her experience on things that I would have never even thought of. She was professional, timely, and constantly checking in on me to not only make sure that I had all my wedding details attended to, but that I was emotionally making it through the process stress free! One of my favorite pictures I get to look back on of my wedding day was that of me, Leda, and my father, walking down the quiet back way of the wedding venue before entering the doors that would open to my anticipated guests and soon to be husband. I have my dad on my one arm and Leda on my other, carrying my train and veil and giving me one last moment of encouragement before I stepped out on to the aisle. It is symbolic of what she was for me during my entire wedding process...my right hand woman that never left my side and led to the very end of the most amazing adventure ever!! I just can’t say enough about how important having a wedding planner like Leda by your side for your wedding truly is...she was a business partner for one of the most important years of my life, but she will always be one of my most special friends for a lifetime. Thank you, Leda and EHD team, for EVERYTHING you did for me to make my wedding absolute perfection!
— mrs. clemmer
I can’t say enough positive things about Leda and the Events Held Dear team! My husband and I were married in Columbus, though neither of us are from the area. I was really stressed about planning a wedding from afar, but Leda quickly put all of my fears to rest. Leda is incredibly buttoned up, pays attention to the important little details, has impeccable taste, and her charming, fun personality are the cherry on top. Our wedding day was perfect, without a single mishap - and we have Leda to thank for that. The EHD team ensured rehearsal went smooth and was a life savor directing the wedding party and guests on the day of. We are so pleased with the seamless flow of our big day, and we’re so glad we entrusted entrusted EHD with this very special day.
— Mrs. Pelfrey
Leda from Events Held Dear did everything to prepare all of us leading up to the day-of. Between in-person meetings, venue visits, emails, and phone calls, her and her team went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and to help me work through everything to make my vision come to life. The day-of our wedding was an absolute breeze, being type-A and detail oriented, I was worried that I would be stressed out trying to do everything myself, however with Leda and her team on our wedding day, we were so much at ease and truly able to enjoy our day. Wedding planning can be overwhelming with the amount of decisions brides have to make, Events Held Dear was able to help me navigate the decisions i didn’t fully understand the implications on and helped to create and support my vision without being swayed by various vendors to do what was easier for them. If you are looking to have a truly seamless wedding day with absolute beauty and intention, hire Leda and her team.
— Mr. Cypher
Leda and her team are amazing! Everything went so smoothly! I purchased the “Wedding Day Management” package for my new daughter-in-law because she was crazy busy with work and traveling. Leda made those days so easy and stress free; we were able to focus on the family and on the celebrating! Leda and her team handled everything else! Thank you Leda! Your team is amazing!! We could not have done this without you!!!
— MRS. VAN DELLEN, MOTHER OF THE GROOM
Leda at Events Held Dear is truly so talented. She’s exactly who you want to be running and styling your wedding day. She’s calming, organized and driven. As a wedding photographer I greatly appreciate working with her. Every wedding we have together runs noticeably smoother and is always such a beautiful day.
— Jenna, Owner of Jenna Powers Photography
Leda was so wonderful to work with. She is so talented with styling and all of her pieces are so elegant and beautiful. Definitely recommend any bride to work with her!
— Mrs. Bowers
I had the pleasure of working with Leda as a fellow vendor at a recent wedding. As a florist, I appreciated Leda and her team’s attention to detail, quick email replies and detailed timelines. The entire day ran so well, thanks to Events Held Dear. A top-notch, professional group of ladies!
— Katie, owner of Old Slate farm
We utilized Events Held Dear for our month of coordination. They were worth their weight in gold! If you can afford this luxury for your wedding, do it! Handing off decorations and last minute vendor communication to Leda and her team was truly a huge blessing. It afforded my wife and I the opportunity to be present with writing our vows, taking some last minute dance lessons, and getting together our honeymoon plans in the weeks before our wedding. The day of our ceremony, we were able to enjoy our guests and take in the moment instead of obsessing about tiny wedding details. Many thanks to Leda and her team for all their hard work! You made our day so special
— Mrs. BUENGER
Events Held Dear is AMAZING! Leda is so talented at what she does and has such a warm, kind and energetic personality that makes every step of the wedding planning process easier and more enjoyable. I really loved that even as a ‘DIY’ bride, I could give her ideas that I had and know that she could bring them to life - that was such a relief when it came down to the last week before the wedding and I still had a bunch of little projects I was working on. Being able to have that creative trust in someone was really important to me and Leda was so so wonderful! Do yourself a favor and HIRE HER!!
— Mrs. Moore
 
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Events Held Dear is truly an amazing team of people to work with. Leda and her team went above and beyond our expectations with EVERYTHING. The entire wedding planning process was so fun and our day was perfect! Leda was excellent with communication and always made sure I was okay. I really cannot imagine our wedding day without Leda and her team. I also can’t express enough in words for how incredible Events Held Dear is. Thank you!
— mrs. wu
Events Held Dear did an incredible job with our wedding! I used their services to help with coordinating all of the design elements and little magical details for our big day. Leda has a keen eye for detail and a timeless sense of style; both of which she uses to create beautiful wedding styling magic! She is professional, helpful, fun and easy to work with - basically anything and everything you could ever want and need in an event planner! I could not recommend her more to anybody looking for an event planner.
— Mrs. Gans
Leda and her team were absolutely incredible throughout the entire process of our wedding! She is so talented & kind, and I couldn’t have picked a better wedding planner. We will ALWAYS refer her to our friends and family who are planning to get married- she is the best in the industry.
— Mrs. Kniffin
Leda and her team made our wedding day absolutely beautiful! When we arrived at our venue, we were completely blown away. Leda also delivered the flowers we needed photographed to our hotel room which was super helpful. Everything was displayed perfectly and went so smoothly. Couldn’t have asked for a better planner!
— Mrs. Cerimele
Leda is professional, fun, and everything and more you’d expect from a wedding coordinator and stylist! I absolutely love it when I’m photographing a wedding she’s coordinating because it means the day will run smoothly and the details will be beautiful!
— Rachel, Owner of Rachel Figueroa Photography
 
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Leda was so helpful throughout the wedding planning process. She stayed in contact with all of my vendors and took my vision for the styling and ran with it! She went above and beyond ensuring that the day was perfect. Everything was absolutely beautiful on our wedding day and the entire day ran smoothly. Working with Events Held Dear was a joy!
— Mrs. Simms
I would choose Events Held Dear every time. No details were missed and EHD was very easy, understanding, and professional to work with. I lived out of state while planning my wedding and I couldn’t of done it without the talent and expertise of EHD. So so pleased and happy! Best day ever.
— Mrs. Woosley
Leda of Events Held Dear is so great to work with—her and her team are professional, dedicated, and have a true passion for styling and event design! I can’t recommend them enough!!
— Heather, Owner of Evergreen Flower Co.
When I started planning my wedding, I didn’t even know where to begin. I think it was truly fate when I stumbled across Events Held Dear. Leda and Sam went above and beyond all of my expectations, and all of my wedding day dreams became a reality because of them. They were right by my side every step of the way. They kept us on track during wedding planning meetings, they searched Pinterest high and low to try to capture what I envisioned (because I’m terrible at making decisions and truly had no idea what I was trying to create!), they styled my engagement shoot with the cutest little teepee that they handmade, they hand-lettered ALL my save-the-dates (I had a 250+ guest list), they cried with me when I put my wedding dress on, they fluffed it when I walked down the aisle with my dad, they made an alcohol run during my reception (I come from a big Irish family, whoops!), and even though the temperature was 20 degrees colder than it was the rest of the week, and even though it POURED the entire day, these girls made sure everything ran flawlessly. They made sure that my wedding day was the happiest day of my life. It may sound cliche, but when I booked these girls I feel like I got so much more than I paid for, because they became more than wedding planners to me. They are kind, genuine, beautiful people. Whether you simply need someone to address your envelopes, you think you need a day-of coordinator, or you need all the help you can get (like me!), look no further. Brides, these girls are as good as it gets, and I know you will fall in love with them just like I did.
— Mrs. Harris
Due to limitations for setup at our museum reception venue, we were hard pressed for extra hands to assist in bringing all the elements together on our wedding day. With their impeccable taste and eye for detail, we knew that we could trust the Events Held Dear team to put everything in its place as we had imagined for our cocktail hour and wedding reception. Sam & Leda took their time meeting with us prior to our big day, helping us narrow down our needs and refine our day-of timeline. We were blown away when Sam & Leda dove right in and started searching antique stores for the blue and white vases we wanted as centerpieces on each table at our reception. When the day arrived, we were so relieved to know that our venue was being set to our liking by Events Held Dear. Even while being soaked from head to toe when the rain came, Sam & Leda treated our wedding day with such care and were a pivotal part of making our wedding celebration perfect.
— Mrs. Schweitzer
 
When I found out that Leda and Sam started Events Held Dear, I was so excited and emailed them right away about my upcoming wedding! I have never been the creative type and didn’t even realize businesses like this existed. It was so helpful to be able to meet with Leda and Sam to see their inventory and talk to them about what Ryan and I liked (and didn’t like). They really brought our vision to life and made sure that every little detail was perfect on our wedding day. If there is something you are envisioning that they don’t have, they will try to find or make something similar for you. These two are just the absolute sweetest people and they truly care about those that they are working with. When they found out my flowers were going to be the wrong color, they went and got me some peach ones to place around the venue - I almost cried it was so nice of them! They really went above and beyond for our big day and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to rent decorations or have an event styled! Thank you girls so much for making our day so speical!
— Mrs. Leslie
The Ladies of Events Held Dear played a huge role in making our big day have that extra punch of special. We needed banners hung from a very tall ceiling and on other areas of our reception venue. Leda and Sam totally caught what we were going for and they went above and beyond and out of their way to make sure we could make everything happen. They were super flexible and extremely willing to help us even though we were planning from Texas (with our wedding taking place in Ohio). We never actually saw each other the day of but they were in such good communication about the status of everything - it was very comforting! These women will be such a great relief to anyone planning an event and needing lots or little help. They are a pleasure and joy to work with!
— Mrs. Welty
 
 
Sam and Leda helped myself and a friend plan, design, and execute a fundraising dinner for a local foodbank. I was so impressed by these girls the minute minute I met them; we visited the event site together, and their drive and passion for their work was immediately apparent. After explaining our vision for the dinner, these girls went above and beyond our expectations in their planning and execution. From the tablescape, to the display table for fresh juice, to the beautifully-draped lights and greenery (and a million other things), these girls hit the nail on the head. Additionally, these two are incredible problem-solvers. Hosting a dinner event (and cooking all of the food yourself) is stressful and sometimes problems arise; however, Leda and Sam handled even the most stressful situations gracefully. These girls also made every other effort to help in any way they could throughout the evening, including chopping fruit and going out of their way to pick up several last minute items - if that’s not going above and beyond, I don’t know what is! Finally, these two are not only amazing at what they do, but are also wonderful human beings; their kindness, generosity, sense of humor, and sincere willingness to help in any capacity blew us away. I highly recommend Events Held Dear to anyone looking to host an event, as you can completely trust them to take your vision and make it a reality. Thank you so much, girls!
— Sarah, of Columbus Nutrition Co.
Leda and Sam helped us put on an incredible fundraising dinner event at a local Columbus farm this past holiday season, and I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for these amazing women. They sat down with us multiple times prior to the event to truly get a full sense of our vision, and then went above and beyond to bring it to life - the place looked like something straight out of a fairytale! The atmosphere of the greenhouse was so magical and truly set the mood for the entire evening - people are STILL raving about how beautiful it was! These ladies are not only so talented at what they do, but they are so caring and generous and truly such a dream to work with. I want to relive that night a thousand times. Thank you Leda and Sam!
— Taylor, of Simply Taylor Blog
If I could give these two more stars I would! They were the biggest blessings to my husband and I on our wedding day - it would not have been as beautiful or gone as smoothly without them. Not only are they amazingly talented, they have the sweetest spirits. They make you feel like a friend the first time you meet them. I would recommend them to anyone getting married or planning an event, you will absolutely not regret having them!
— Mrs. Justice
These girls styled and coordinated a wedding at the venue I run in Pittsburgh, PA. Their attention to detail was flawless and their style was impeccable! They were incredibly professional and a pleasure to work with the day of the event.
— Leah, Irons Mill Venue Coordinator