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Love Notes

Jill LaFleur is a warm and wonderful person, who helped to create our dream wedding at a winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. She was right there every step of the way and we appreciated the time and dedication that she put towards both our dinner rehearsal and our wedding day. She also recommended top-notch vendors who helped make the day seamless and magical.

 

Jeff & Audrey Dunham

Sunstone Winery & Villa

October, 2012

My wedding was hands down the best weekend of my life and even most of our guests lives. It was perfectly planned and executed and I'm a producer so my entire job is to plan and execute. It was so comforting to have everything taken care of and all I had to do was sit back and have fun with my friends and family. I've had so many friends try to do it themselves and they were stressed and panicked on their wedding day which is exactly what you don't want. I can't say enough great things about Jill and her team. From the production of it to the styling, it was exactly what I wanted and more. Absolute perfection!

 

Danielle & James

Gridley Ranch, Ojai, CA

May, 2014

Jill is an AMAZING woman to work with. I had a vision on how I wanted my special day to be and Jill took that vision and made it SO MUCH MORE! I would recommend La Fleur Weddings to anyone who is looking to have a Wedding that is classy and unforgettable. When Jill planned my sisters wedding back in 2011, I knew she'd be the first person I'd call when I had the ring on my finger! Her weddings are spectacular!

 

Charlotte & Morgin

Pronghorn Ranch, Bend OR

November, 2013

Jill was the planner for our destination in wedding in Maui. We hired Jill as we trust her amazing taste in styling, and she absolutely delivered! Although it is harder to communicate as we live in Asia and being in different timezone than Jill, we found it no problem at all in the end and Jill was very capable of sourcing us the best vendors for our event. She also came in to Maui and introduced the vendors to us in person and walked us through the venue when we were on the island couple months before our wedding, which gave us the all important peace of mind. She is professional and very experienced, on the day of she had made the flow of our wedding to be absolutely perfect and smooth. Jill was such a delight to work with. We would highly recommend her.

 

Kelly & Sean 

Olowalu Plantation House, Maui, HI

February, 2013

Having been in the wedding industry for more than 15 years, it’s assumed that bride-to-be Jen would have had her whole day mapped out. But as it turns out, she leaned heavily on friends, family and trusted vendors like LA FLEUR WEDDINGS & EVENTS to help influence her big day. http://www.greylikesweddings.com/uncategorized/jen-tommys-wedding-olowalu-plantation-house/

 

Having been in the wedding and special events business for upwards of 15 years you would think this bride had her ideal day mapped out and “pinned” to the most minute detail. Nope. I was a lost little bird who had to be bullied to pin things and ended up leaning on close friends in the wedding industry to pick linens, figure out my florals and other touches that added to the day. The only things I knew that I needed and wasn’t willing to compromise on were having a coordinator and photographer that I knew and loved since these are the folks that make the day happen and document all of the details.

Given our busy work and life schedules we knew we weren’t going to be able to make it to the island for any site planning, tastings or any of the other “normal” pre-wedding meetings that typically happen when you plan a year in advance. Fortunately we had access to a wedding and event planner that was not only intimately involved with weddings all over the island, but also happened to be a close trusted friend who “got” us. Jill LaFleur of LaFleur weddings was instrumental in matching us with the right vendors and orchestrating the wedding day so that I didn’t ever feel like I had to lift a finger.

 

Jen & Tommy

Olowalu Plantation House, Maui, HI

February, 2016

Jill La Fleur, you made the day go so smoothly and with beauty! You are truly a visionary, artist, and we adore you! You were truly so wonderful, and I sincerely appreciate all of your love, support and professionalism!

Stephanie & Martial

Sunstone Winery & Villa

October, 2017

Jill was really easy to work with, super responsive, great taste, not pushy and very willing to do whatever was needed. Our wedding day went super smoothly, and we were so grateful for her presence.

We highly recommend her !! She went above and beyond what we expected of a "day of coordinator" and was extremely valuable to us on our wedding day.

Sonia & Cinzia

Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

March, 2018

Beyond amazing! Seriously, could not ask for more! Mahalo!!

Bryan & Tommy

Disney Aulani Resort, Ko'olina, Hawaii

April, 2017

Thank you, Jill La Fleur, for producing such a wonderful event for us!!! We are grateful that everyone left so blessed!

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Mike & Rachel Larson

Sunstone Winery & Villa

June, 2016

Dear Jill,

We Can't thank you enough for all of your skill and expertise to ensure Alissa and Ariel had an amazing wedding. Everything was beautiful and seamless. We so appreciate all of your attention. It was an amazing weekend. You made it happen! We appreciate all your expertise and professionalism.

Fondly,

Jill & Marty Koller (Parents of the Bride)

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

July, 2018

Dear Jill,

Thank you so very much for helping make our wedding a dream come true. We had the best night of our lives and have to thank you for the flawless evening. You are such a joy to be around and are very talented at what you do! We really appreciate all of your hard work and efforts around our special event. Please keep in touch and we hope to see you again very soon!

Lots of love,

Alissa & Ariel Koller

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

July, 2018

If you are not hiring Jill to be your wedding planner then what the heck are you doing? 

I found Jill via The Knot (duh) and to such glowing reviews and pictures from her past weddings she has planned. I knew she needed to be our day of planner and also our ultimate resource for vendors in Santa Barbara. Meeting with her was essential and key because we wanted her to see who we were as a couple and how we were envisioning our wedding day. 

From meeting her in October to the actual day, she was so transparent and accessible via email (which I prefer when it comes to communication) and text leading up to the day. I did follow the checklist from the Knot and she wanted to make sure she was in the loop when it came to our vendor choices because in the end, she corralled all of the vendors together, created the most extensive day of timeline (btw, my photographer was super impressed with) down to the very little details. 

She was there when I was in panic mode but with her guidance and her expertise, I knew I was in great hands. I wanted it to be a local Santa Barbara wedding, with local vendors, local flowers, and a full female force of women who were going to make this happen. I felt so empowered during our wedding day and the response and feedback I got from our guests left me speechless. To say that my wedding was one of the most fun and beautiful weddings they've ever seen, it's all because of Jill. 

My advice to the brides out there, please trust your planners and trust your vendors -- especially Jill. I knew she was the expert and has seen it all. The only thing I requested from her was not to know the big mistakes and just to let me be like Dory from Finding Nemo. I think our relationship was fantastic because I did not demand or go bride-zilla on her or anyone I worked with. Treat people with love, respect and kindness, you will get the best wedding ever. 

Jill, thank you again for your support, love and energy, you made this day happen and I am so sad that it's over. 

Melly Sawatdee & John Barton

The Riviera Mansion

September, 2018

Jill La Fleur and her assistant Tracy Angel were extraordinary wedding coordinators. Their suggestions and timelines were such help in making for a stress free wedding. The day of activities went smoothly and we couldn’t ask for a better wedding! Knowing what I know now I don’t think anyone should ever proceed without having an exceptional coordinator to help. I give Jill and Tracy the highest recommendations!

Sharon Puchli (Mother of Bride)

Santa Ynez Private Estate Venue

September, 2018

Hiring La Fleur Weddings and Events was my number one priority I knew we had to have for our wedding. I didn't want to have to worry about anything on that day, and by hiring Jill LaFleur, I knew I wouldn't have to. Jill is also one of my dear friends, and I knew we would be in good hands. Her attention to detail and calm demeanor is exactly what is needed when it came to planning a wedding. I could not have imagined doing this without her and her team of professionals.

Alix Puchli & Dalton Marks

Santa Ynez Private Estate Venue

September, 2018

Jill is truly incredible at what she does and is made for the profession. She walks that fine line between professionalism but also that friend you need by your side during a time that can be so stressful! My wedding day was everything I could have imagined and more! Thank you Jill and your entire team for the day of our dreams!

Harley Flannigan & Cody Ray

The Lodge at Torry Pines, La Jolla, CA

September, 2018

I LOVE Jill! She is a fantastic wedding planner and coordinator. Throughout the entire process, she was so flexible and easy to work with and answered my countless texts without delay. She helps with any questions and provides budgeting and planning checklist documents to help along the way. On the day of our wedding, everything was taken care of so I could just focus on saying "I Do!"! I highly recommend going with Jill, she is just sweet as can be and is someone you could hang out with outside of work!

Jenni He & Ross Gill

Alisal Guest Ranch, Santa Ynez, CA

April, 2019

Jill,

We’ve had a moment to decompress and soak the whole weekend in and wanted to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us create the most magical wedding weekend we ever could have imagined. Almost NOTHING went according to plan and you stepped up and in to make it all work. That is no easy task and for that, we will forever be grateful. We enjoyed working with you and your husband. You both honestly made everything so easy while we were there. We will never forget this weekend and will absolutely recommend you to all our friends/family if they ever decide to get married in the Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez area! You are awesome!!! We hope to stay in touch

 

Brian and Alyce

Alisal Guest Ranch, Santa Ynez, CA

May, 2019

Jill,
The event exceeded my expectations. I couldn’t have done it without your guidance and expertise and Tracy. 
I didn’t give you much time, but you did an amazing job at the last minute, pulling the vendors together and creating the timeline. It gave me great comfort. 
Tracy welcomed my daughter and me during the setup time and designed the table beautifully. During the event,  I knew she was there and I saw her monitoring, but it was almost invisible which I greatly appreciated. She cued me at the right times to help keep it moving according to plan. 
Thank you very much for all you did. 

 

Greer Candler (Candler Rehearsal Dinner)

Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez, CA

June, 2019

Jill,

 

We've been relaxing on the honeymoon and then trying to get back in the swing of things but this email is long overdue. 

 

Thank you so so so much for everything that you did to make our wedding day so spectacular. You were so calm, positive, reassuring, and thoughtful throughout the day - even when not everything was smooth (wedding dress ironing and then bustling, shuttle kerfuffles, etc). We really appreciate everything that you and your team did behind the scenes so that Brian and I could focus on being truly present during our big day.

 

Our parents and friends can't stop gushing about how it exceeded our expectations in terms of the setting, ceremony, organization, and logistics that went into everything. My dad specifically keeps mentioning how thoughtful you were to suggest that parents sit on the side so they could have a better view of me during the ceremony - a perfect touch that only a true pro wedding planner would know.

Thank you again and always,

 

Abby & Brian

Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, Arroyo Grande, CA

June, 2019

Hi Jill, 

 

Blake and I would like to thank you SO incredibly much for putting together such an absolutely stunning wedding! You were such an angel last weekend and I swear we wouldn't have made it through the day (or the planning) without you! We will be forever grateful and we appreciate you more than you'll ever know! You're the best and we will definitely refer you to anyone and everyone :)

 

Thank you again - looking forward to keeping in touch!!

 

xoxo,

Kelley and Blake

Birnam Wood Country Club Montecito, CA

September, 2019

Jill,

 

Still on a high from the weekend. But we wanted to reach out to you FIRST. We wanted to thank you for everything you did for us. Our wedding was beyond magical and we really owe that to you for keeping the ship above water and ensuring a beautiful wedding. We do not know what we would have done without you by our side. 

 

We dont have enough words as to how to compliment you and all your hard work. Your energy and efforts really made us feel special. We wanted to let you know how important you are to us and that you will forever be our friend and you will always hold a special place in our hearts. 

 

Anytime you are in Los Angeles please feel free to reach out and we would love to take you and your STUD husband out for a wonderful meal. 

 

Again, we cannot thank you enough and of course if i have any friends who are in need of a wedding coordinator you will be the first name out of our mouths! 

 

We love you so much! 


Jason & Christina

Alisal Guest Ranch, Santa Ynez, CA

September, 2019

Jill,

I just wanted to thank you so much for everything! You were nothing short of INCREDIBLE throughout this entire process! Sooo patient and calm and organized and I can't thank you enough! I know our crew was so rowdy and there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen and moving parts with the Persian customs. You were amazing with everything and made me feel so much better about any doubts or worries! It was the most perfect weekend and better than I could have ever imagined large in part to you and your wonderful help! Your husband was so nice too! Loved meeting him! I already miss talking to you so regularly! I hope to stay in touch with you and I will be referring you to EVERYONE! xo

Lauren & Shardad

Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, CA

October, 2019

Jill was nothing short of incredible. From the first moment we chatted to the day-of, she anticipated every need, shared her calm demeanor, and was beyond knowledgeable. Jill shared her expertise and was always responsive with insights and suggestions. We feel privileged that we had the opportunity to share our day with her and her wonderful husband as well. I couldn't recommend her more. Thank you, Jill! 

You are a gem and we are very fortunate to have had your partnership at our wedding. Thank you for all your calm, grace, and organization. We adore you!

Alex & Asher

Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, CA

August, 2019

Jill has planned and executed numerous events at Sunstone and is on our preferred planner list. As an exclusive property- it is hard to be on our list and we do not have any kickback agreements... it is simply because we WANT to work with these vendors. 

 

I wish every planner was as organized, composed, creative and respectful as she is. I was so impressed with her, I actually hired her to plan my own wedding in Hawaii. It was flawless!

 

She is a gem. You would be lucky to work with her and I am confident you will fall in love. 

 

Cheers,

 

Bryan Maroun, General Manager

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

Santa Ynez, CA

Jill,

 

I wanted to thank you again so much for everything! My wedding was truly a dream and I'm so thankful I partnered with such amazing people like yourself to make the process stress free and fun :) 

xo


Kelly & Chava

Alisal Guest Ranch, Santa Ynez, CA

October, 2019

Hi Jill - 

 

I wanted to say thank you so much again for everything (truly everything).  As you know, Eric and I are detail-oriented and we couldn't have been more appreciative of how you helped us bring everything together. 

 

It was such an absolute pleasure to work with you.  If there is anything else we can do for you, please let us know.

 

Have a wonderful rest of your week!  

 

MM

Morgan & Eric

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch, Tucson, AZ

October, 2019