- MARC JACOBS
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.
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.
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!
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!
Jenna Powers Photography
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!
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!
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!
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.