Events Held Dear is a talented and highly published team that specializes in Event Planning, Design and Production headquartered in

Columbus, Ohio

With a passion for every little detail that goes into planning your event, we are a highly published team of Planners, Coordinators, Designers and Stylists. Our team not only comes with the focus and meticulous coordination you need to execute your event, we come with heart. We handle everything from event styling for creatives, Wedding Coordination, Event Design, to Full Service Planning and Production. We take the confusion and stress out of planning your event, and create a seamless timeline of processes for you to follow, while entwining all of your visions into one cohesive plan.

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leda anderson

Owner &
Creative Director

Our journey began after owner Leda planned her own wedding in 2014, and realized this was a very real opportunity where she could use her creative talents, but also serve and love others in an intentional way.

Our team cares about our clients and their families, and we know that sets us apart from other event planning teams. We are intentionally creative in the way we view an event, and use our talents to design events that are exciting and push the bounds of your typical wedding. As the Creative Director, Leda designs each Full Service event, overseeing the creative team of artists and bringing it to life. Our clients know we care about the details, the design and the overall big picture. We work well with others who care deeply for their family and guest experience, as it goes hand in hand.

When she's not creating or overseeing our team, you can find her binge-watching Netflix documentaries with her husband Zac, going for a run, snuggling her son Beau, reading or drinking a glass of Cabernet with friends.

our team cares about

our clients and
their families

in a real way

anna Jansen

Principal Planner

Growing up with a big family, home always had the sweet memory of her hardworking mother being an exquisite homemaker. Her home wasn't just for her kids - she constantly opened up our home to anyone who needed it. She took great care of people around her, and hospitality was her greatest gift, and that's where Anna felt inspired. On the EHD Team, Anna is passionate about making couples realize that we are taking care of them, too, in every aspect. She enjoys being able to create an event for them that they'll want to look back on over and over again. When she's not busy planning gorgeous events, you can find her baking a good pastry, perusing houses for sale on line (she loves old homes!) or riding around on her fiancé's motorcycle.

Overall, our team values clients who care about people as much as we do. We care about the person planning the event as much as the details.

Lead Coordinator

Growing up in Worthington, Ohio and still residing here, it's clear I absolutely love Columbus. Working in events has bean an incredible experience, and I get to see so many beautiful moments being a part of this team. I love to plan events on any level: From proms to birthdays, showers, galas and anything in between. I adore being around people and you can often find me talking to everyone I meet. I value human relationships in a different way that allows me to view events in a special kind of light. Outside of coordinating our client's events, you can find me hanging out with friends exploring different places in Columbus, traveling and watching the latest Netflix series.

Lead Coordinator

I've been an Ohio girl my whole life! Growing up in Cleveland, moving to Cincinnati after college and finally settling in Columbus in 2018. Since moving to Columbus I have been able to focus on finding what excites me most, both professionally and personally. This focus brought me to Events Held Dear, where I have been able to put my details-obsessed personality to life. My favorite parts of the wedding day are witnessing the love between the couple and their families and friends, and seeing all of the thoughtful, personal touches come together for those important moments. Outside of wedding weekends, you can find me practicing (or teaching!) yoga, trying out new breweries, or gushing over my nephews and niece in Cleveland.

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