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My Favorite Things

Megan McCarty Lara Burnap

Santa Ynez–based planner Jill La Fleur of La Fleur Weddings and Events finds inspiration in working with couples who think outside the box. “Whether it’s finding a French antique or something from Anthropologie, my job is to be a great listener and create an atmosphere that is customized to my clients.” La Fleur, who specializes in destination weddings around the world (she’s currently busy designing a wedding in Sweden) creates unique environments by scouting home stores, craft websites, fabric outlets, antique stores and even specialty food shops. We asked her to share some of her must-haves for special occasions. “These are all items that I have used in weddings or have purchased for myself that I just love,” explains La Fleur. Let the inspiration begin!



Add a delicate touch of romance with Mignonne Handmade’s silk gauze and chiffon headband. Hand-dyed in ombre shades of blush and ivory, the headpiece is gathered to a pale pink band and accented with softly colored leaves. headband, $125.


La Fleur is a huge fan of Anthropologie’s housewares: “With their ever-changing lines of décor, the possibilities are endless!” Current favorites include the Piecrust dinner and salad plates in a soft mint paired with the Platinum Petals champagne flute. Dinner plate, $20, salad plate, $14; glassware, $14.

Unveiled with Jill La Fleur of La  Fleur Weddings and Events



Along with delicious treats, Sweet and Saucy Supply sells beautiful cake stands like this 10-inch square pink glass stand etched with dainty scalloped patterns. “I love the variety of colors, shapes and designs that are perfect to dress up any dessert,” raves La Fleur. cake stand, $115.

Unveiled with Jill La Fleur of La  Fleur Weddings and Events