Events Held Dear is a Full Service Event Planning, Design and Production firm 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 editorial styling with creative partners, Business Coaching, to Full Service Planning, Design 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, 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

our team values clients who care about people and their experiences as much as we do.

Coordinator & Social Media Manager

Haleigh grew up in Worthington, Ohio and still resides in (and loves) Columbus! Working in events has bean an incredible experience, and she gets to see so many beautiful moments being a part of this team. Haleigh loves to plan events on any level: From proms to birthdays, showers, galas and anything in between. She adores being around people and you can often find her talking to everyone she meets. She values human relationships in a way that allows her to view events in a special kind of light. Outside of coordinating our client's events, you can find her hanging out with friends exploring different places in her hometown, traveling for work and pleasure, and watching the latest Netflix series.

haleigh blanchard

Lead Planner

She has always had a passion for creating any type of event, whether it's a dinner party, baby shower, birthday party and all the events in between, she just can't get enough! Autumn is super detail oriented, loves orchestrating a talented vendor team, and gets excited about new ideas. She consistently looks forward to growing our business and living out her love for planning events.

When she is not with an EHD couple celebrating their day, you can catch this Michigan girl (born and raised) with her husband, Keith, trying out new places to eat or snuggling her two kids. She always enjoys a nice glass of champagne while watching any crime mystery show. 

autumn Bean