Events Held Dear is a talented and highly published team of Event Planners, Designers and Creative Stylists in the heart of

Columbus, Ohio

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 focus and hard work you need to plan your event, we come with passion. We do everything from event styling, Wedding Coordination, 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 your visions into one cohesive plan.

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leda anderson

Owner and Lead Planner

Our business journey began after owner Leda Anderson planned her own wedding, 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. We value with clients who care about their guest experience, the overall aesthetics and design of the event, and who care about the details, big and small.

Our team cares about our clients and their families in an intentional and real way, and I know that sets us apart from other event planners. We are creative in the way we view an event, and can use our talents to design events that are exciting and push the bounds of your typical ‘midwest wedding’.

I want our clients to know we care about the details, the design, and want clients who value that, too. We also care about clients who care deeply for their family and guest experience, as we see it going hand in hand. At the end of the day, it’s about your marriage.

our team cares about

our clients and
their families

in a real way


Lead Planner & Coordinator

Growing up with an event planner mom meant a lot of Friday evenings spent stuffing party favor baggies or being one part of a family envelope assembly line, but it also meant that Amy was able to see the magic of an event admirably put together and executed. Her mom is the person who inspired Amy to want to be a part of the creative, think-on-your-feet, crazy busy wedding planning industry! While working at a wedding, Amy says it is her goal to always be observant and quick to notice when someone needs help. Besides being there for all tasks involving height (being 6'2" does come in handy), she is constantly at your service so you can have a worry-free and dazzling wedding day! When she’s not working, there is a good chance you will find her out at a sand volleyball court feeding her competitive drive, OR currently planning her own fall wedding!

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.