We are a wedding design and planning boutique based in Santa Barbara, California and available worldwide. We take a limited number of events each year to offer the most hands on services possible. Our passion is beautiful design and a creative planning process. Principle designer and owner Joy Proctor started Joy Proctor Design (formerly known as Joy de Vivre) in 2007 and has since planned and designed over 400 events from California to New York, Bali to Italy. Her work has been featured on the cover of the Style Me Pretty book as well as numerous magazines and blogs around the world.
Joys design aesthetic is a combination of elegant and romantic paired with organic, lush and location inspired influences. She loves aged woods, delicate garden roses, Anthropologie, sushi, Africa, family, travel, good people, great music and life (not necessarily in that order.)
Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine, The Knot Magazine, New York Weddings, C Magazine, Utterly Engaged Magazine, Flutter Magazine, Mag Rouge, Reverie Magazine, Wedding Inspirations Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Wedding Sparrow, Grey Likes Weddings, Ruffled Blog, Santa Barbara Chic, Santa Barbara Wedding Style and many more.