With over 25 years of hospitality management and design experience, Jill La Fleur, Founder & Creative Director for La Fleur Weddings & Events, has set the stage as a premier innovator and trendsetter in the industry. With a career starting at the Four Seasons Chicago taking her to beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, she has been running her successful wedding and event production business for over 17 years working at some of the most exclusive properties and with some of the best vendors around the world, specializing in curating and designing lavish destination weddings & events. Most recently, she was recognized by Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the top wedding planners in the world, was nominated in the top 3 Wedding Planners in the World at Amour Forums Vienna in 2018, and one of her designed weddings was awarded as the Top Wedding of 2016 by Style Me Pretty. She is best known for her calm demeanor, her sense of style and grace even in the most stressful of situations as well as her ability to personalize and make every wedding & event special and unforgettable handling every detail and pulling them all together in a unique, incredibly beautiful way!
On a personal note, Jill is recently married to the love of her life, Gokhan Filiz. Coming from a hospitality background as well, he serves as her Assistant Manager at many of her events.
She loves to travel and her passion is planning weddings in new, beautiful destinations around the world! She and Gokhan recently purchased a home on the Aegean Coast of Turkey where he is originally from and they are so excited to be planning weddings and events there and on the adjacent Greek islands as well as throughout Europe now more often!
They both love cooking and have dreams of opening their own bed and breakfast & event venue one day in their dream town of Alacati, Turkey where they can incorporate their love of food and hospitality.
The favorite part of their job is having the opportunity to be a part of the most special day of a couple's life!
Jill and her team of incredible Event Managers, Assistant Coordinators and Designers will make a point of helping make that day
beautiful and memorable!