Joy de Vivre

Santa Barbara , CA


PO Box 90108
Santa Barbara, CA US 93190 (map)




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Our Approach:

Our passion for beautifully designed, meticulously planned and professionally executed events ensures that your day is everything you have ever dreamed of! Be it... Read more
Our Approach:

Our passion for beautifully designed, meticulously planned and professionally executed events ensures that your day is everything you have ever dreamed of! Be it preparing for issues before they arise, or finding creative ways to make sure your wedding reflects you, we’re here to guide you through the process. As your advocate, it is our goal to be sure the day exceeds your expectations, no matter what it requires of our team.

Here at Joy de Vivre we offer a fresh perspective on event planning and design, aiming to create a fabulous event in an atmosphere that is both comfortable and fun! Your wedding day is the most memorable day of your life, a moment you’ve been dreaming of since childhood. Whether you’ve envisioned a rustic vineyard affair or an elegant oceanside fete, it is our job to see that every dream comes to fruition. Let us handle the details while you enjoy your family and friends.

About Joy:

My first experience in the wedding industry was as an assistant to a celebrity planner for a wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Ray. I worked with a team of 5 others setting up florals, linens, and other fabulous décor for what was the most beautiful wedding I had ever seen. I was instantly hooked to the romance and beauty that was weddings. When I got engaged I knew that I wanted to plan and design my own wedding and began reading Martha Stewart Weddings magazine obsessively and checking Style Me Pretty hourly. As a bride I was exposed to a totally new side of wedding planning, and vowed that when I got back from my honeymoon I would start a business to help my fellow brides plan their dream day. In 2007 I opened Joy de Vivre. Since opening, I have been lucky enough to help many sweet couples down the aisle. I feel so very fortunate to do something I love, and something that I believe truly helps couples on the most memorable day of their lives.

When I got married, I knew I wanted to have a romantic, Jane Austen style garden party. I’ve always loved sweet, vintage weddings full of whimsy and charm, and am a sucker for rustic, repurposed, chic decor. I adore Anthropologie and J.Crew, muted colors, lace and burlap. Details like painted wooden signs, mason jars filled with lemonade and chandeliers hanging from trees, get me every time. I’m a die-hard do-it-yourself advocate, and enjoy working with my clients on creative crafts projects that reflect their personalities. Read less
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What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning


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We got the month-of wedding planning service from Kristen Ramsay. She was amazing. She was so easy to work with, gave great suggestions, attentive to details and the wedding couldn't have gone any more smoothly. There were no hiccups from start to finish. The only somewhat negative feedback is that earlier in the wedding planning, it would take her a couple days to a week to get back to me. However, this was considering I reached out to her as early as 6 months before the wedding date (even though we only purchased the month-of planning service). Regardless, she went above and beyond my expectations.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Joy was very helpful while we were planning our wedding. She has an amazing personality and is really easy to work with. During the rehearsal and the day of the wedding she was completely on top of things and got everything done well. During the wedding we had a couple near-disasters that she jumped in and fixed, most of which we only heard about through hearsay. In the months leading up to the wedding, she went out of town a few times and was unavailable during those times. She did give us advanced warning when this would happen, so it was never a surprise, but it still was a bit inconvenient. Overall she is an excellent choice for helping plan a wedding. Du
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Joy and Kristin are AWESOME to work with! I worked with Joy initially and she is really great to work with! Joy had another wedding scheduled for my wedding date so I ended up working mostly with her partner Kristin. I can not praise Kristin enough. She is just the GREATEST! She received so many tedious wedding planning emails from me over the last 6 months and always was kind and patient and answered every single one of them. Wedding planning is stressful enough and I couldn't of managed without Kristin's help. I know I could have never had such an amazing wedding without her! She kept everything running so smoothly on our wedding date and was always calm and pleasant. I had hoped for a fun wedding but had no idea it would end up being as amazing as it was. And I thank Kristin for that.... At the beginning of wedding planning, I know everything seems so expensive. But the money spent on Joy and Kristin is so worth it by the time your wedding arrives. Trust me.... They're worth every penny.... :)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
We are so thankful to have met Joy! Because of her, we were able to have the wedding of our dreams. She found the most amazing location and introduced us to vendors who went above and beyond for us. The day went smoothly and everything was beautiful. It was great to have someone who knew what we envisioned the whole way through and made it happen on the day of. It was a little tough to get a hold of her during wedding season, but overall, fantastic. Thanks Joy!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
2+ years ago
We very much enjoyed our wedding and our guests. A never ending thanks to Joy! Joy isn't just a very professional wedding coordinator but she also has a great personality as well. She is fun to talk to. We felt comfortable telling her about our ideas on our wedding. She was so helpful and ready to take that extra mile. Everything went well and smoothly. We did not have to worry about anything.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Joy was great! I would recommend her to any lucky bride!! :)
Services Used: Wedding Planning


Month of plus Design Package
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Our popular "Month-of" package is now available with added design & styling help! Our newest package takes all the great features of our "month-of" package & adds a whole lot more help with the overall style and design of your wedding. For all you budget brides looking to create a seriously gorgeous and cohesive event, this is the package for you. The package will include a custom inspiration board with a list of recommendations for personalization, a design focused walkthrough to determine the layout, decor placement and lighting design, custom floral design ideas including styling with your florist and sourcing of vases, complete table set up design including sourcing of the perfect rentals, linens, menus, candles, table numbers etc., design of signature drinks and welcome beverages, cake design, sourcing of all paper products including invitations, programs, menus, escort cards, napkins, etc. With a total combined package savings is $425 the package is a budget friendly choice.
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