Sarah Rickman has played an important role since the company’s inception and currently serves as a Lead Planner and Designer.
Upon graduation from Clemson University with a degree in Marketing, Sarah dove head first into the Charleston wedding industry by founding and managing Wingate Place, an acclaimed wedding venue that holds over 45 weddings a year. With years of experience in planning events at Wingate and throughout the state of South Carolina, Sarah joined the AED team to serve more couples and seek out her true passion of designing beautiful, yet meaningful weddings.
As one of a few Charleston natives, she has expansive knowledge of the Holy City and its growing wedding industry, which serves as a fantastic resource for couples. Her creativity, attention to detail, and calming presence truly gives brides and grooms peace of mind during the planning process, which leads to a care-free, joyous wedding day.
When not planning and designing events, she can be found spending time with her husband, Demitri, and daughter, Annie, boating through the lowcountry with friends and family, and cheering on her alma mater – the Clemson Tigers.
Owner and lead designer, Samantha Anderson plans and designs stunning weddings throughout the South from her studio in Charleston, SC. With years of experience in the wedding and event industry, creative drive and exceptional hospitality, she creates a planning experience for her clients that is both efficient and enjoyable. Her bubbly personality and calm demeanor help her clients relax as she creates one-of-a-kind events of their dreams.
A University of Florida graduate in Event Management, Samantha kicked off her event planning career at The Breakers Palm Beach Hotel, later at an catering and event design company in Charleston, and before launching her namesake brand, opening the Charleston branch of a nationally known wedding planning firm. Clients who come to Samantha for her keen eye for design, her wealth of wedding knowledge and her easygoing nature often become lifelong friends.
Samantha’s feminine, sophisticated style has been published on Style Me Pretty, Charleston Weddings, BRIDES Magazine, Southern Weddings, Smitten Magazine, and A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine. Her passion for planning, infectious energy and dedication to the details has solidified her as one of the leading wedding planners in the lowcountry.
When she isn’t planning weddings, Samantha can be found watching college football with her husband Max (Go Gators!), soaking up the sun at the beach with her daughter, Charlotte, and biking around the neighborhood with her beloved pup, Callie.
Kayla LeDuc joined Anderson Event Design as a lead planner after 3 years of dreaming up, designing, and executing weddings in Asheville, North Carolina.
Prior to being drawn deep into the wedding world, Kayla worked in corporate events at the Biltmore Estate, where she learned the art of hospitality and developed a servant’s heart for her clients.
Kayla is a graduate from Western Carolina University and cheered there all 4 years (GO CATS!). Fun Fact: While at WCU, she completed course work in meteorology, so she’s our foolproof forecaster on wedding weekends!
Originally from Tampa, Florida, saltwater runs deep in her veins. After visiting Charleston a handful of times, she fell head over heels with the Holy City (like many!), so she decided to move back to the coast and make Charleston her home.
Kayla pours her heart and soul into her relationships. From family and friends, to our talented vendors, and especially her Anderson Event Design couples - these connections are what brings her joy and fulfillment. She truly believes that the key to successful planning starts with building strong relationships with her brides and grooms. By developing a trusted client-planner bond, her couples are able to enjoy the planning process and arrive stress-free on wedding weekend.
While Kayla thrives on staying busy, when she’s not working, you can find her on the water, playing with her pup Guinness, or seeking the best seafood dishes in Charleston. She loves hosting family and friends at her home, so you know holidays go off without a hitch!
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