St Kitts Editorial

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Wedding Editorial for the cover of Engaged Magazine at the brand new Park Hyatt St Kitts.  

Design & Styling: Joy Proctor | Photography: Laura Gordon | Videography: East West Production | Floral: Nature Composed | Hair & Makeup: Anna Breeding | Paper Goods: Written Word Calligraphy | Food & Drink: Park Hyatt St Kitts | Fashion: Gabrielle Hurwitz | Fashion Fitting: Clemencia Snell | Linen: La Tavola Linen

Joy Proctor for Bella Belle 2018


For my 2018 Joy Proctor for Bella Belle Collection, I was inspired by old world elegance paired with modern lines. Looking to the quality of the past, I chose to highlight embroidery in each of the three designs, using a neutral linen base and floral embroidery motif for each. The Lavender flat reflects my own personal favorite shoe style of choice, an elegant flat with a fun bow. I chose a "V" opening for the toe, which is felt gave the a feet a beautiful moment of sexiness. The Orchid is an elegant yet glam choice that added the luxe of a gold heel, while being a very comfortable choice for any wedding. And who wouldn't want to walk on gold?  The Peony is a truly sexy bootie with low cut outs on either side, an elegant stiletto heel and beautiful peep toe to show off your toes.

Photography: Laura Gordon | Design & Styling: Joy Proctor | Fashion: Gabrielle Hurwitz | Gown: Spina Bride | Jewels: Liv Hart | Calligraphy: Written Word | Location: Jardin de Buis | Makeup: Nico | Videography: Josh Gooden

San Ysidro Ranch Wedding


Mandy and Jason chose the iconic San Ysidro Ranch to exchange their vows.  With half of their guests coming from China, it was important to them to choose a location that reflected the best of their home state of California. From its iconic lavender lined driveway to its lush, herb and rose gardens, the Ranch served as the perfect backdrop for the day. Guests were welcomed with passed drinks, as they explored the gardens serenaded by music. After taking their seats in front of a flower filled arch, the bridal party entered, accompanied by the couples dog, Malu. The bride entered accompanied by her parents, carrying a lush garden inspired bouquet in tones of white and green. As the couple was pronounced man and wife, guests threw rose, lavender and rosemary petals from small linen bags. Guests were invited to cocktail hour on an adjoining lawn where they took photos in a photo booth and wandered the gardens before dinner.  Walking through the Old Adobe, one of the oldest structures in the Santa Barbara area, guests found their seating assignments on hung from the beams of the building before entering the reception. Greenery hung from the chandeliers and over the fireplace brought the charm of the gardens into the reception, lit by heavy candle light and a wood fire. Each guest received a box of herb garden flavored truffles, with them name in calligraphy, indicating their seat assignment, The evening began with toasts from both the bride and grooms families before a three course dinner was served. After dinner the couple cut the cake and invited guests to the outdoor patio to dance. The grooms parents who were unable to attend, had recorded a beautiful video that was played as a surprise to the groom, to whom it meant the world. The guests continued to dance under the stars and celebrate the beautiful day.

Photo: Michael Radford | Design & Planning: Joy Proctor Design | Floral: Camellia Floral Design | Paper Goods: Lazaro Press | Calligraphy: Leslee Sipress | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Music: Gavin Roy Presents | Venue: San Ysidro Ranch

Bella Belle 2018 Lookbook


The inspiration behind Bella Belle's 2018 collection was "Euphoria." With so many fabulous new designs perfect for any celebration, it only seemed fitting that we design around the joy of celebration, namely through flowers and color. Our incredible backdrop for the shoot was the Jardin du Buis, an elegant, Old World venue with antique treasures and weathered textures. Kiana, of Tulipina painted the venue with a carpet of joyful flowers in warm colors, staging the scene for our euphoric debut of the 2018 collection! We paired an incredible selection of gowns and fashion forward beauty looks with the collection for an apologetically joyful presentation!

Photo: Laura Gordon | Floral: Tulipina | Fashion: Gabrielle Hurwitz | Location: Jardin de Buis

Chateau Vaux le Vicomte: Editorial


The spirit of magnificent Chateau Vaux le Vicomte is infectious. Setting foot within its expansive grounds, I was overwhelmed with emotion, overcome with the weight of history that I stood amongst.  Known as the "Petit Versaillis," Chateau Vaux le Vicomte is one of the most incredible Chateaus in France. Built with incredible gardens in 1640, it was important to me to pay homage to the history of the location and all who lived here when designing the editorial. 

At the cusp of Spring, I imagined the life of a young girl who might have lived in the Chateau. After the cold of winter, she longed for the day the buds would return to the trees, signaling the beginning to Spring and the rebirth of the garden. Overcome with the constraints of noble life as a young girl, the garden was her escape, and her place to imagine life beyond the Chateau walls. 

At sight of the first bloom, she commissioned a gown made entirely of flowers and planned a party in the gardens to celebrate the arrival of Spring. As an homage to the garden, she chose a floral tapestry for the table and instructed the gardener to grow vines up the chairs; a true dream brought to life. After lunch in the gardens, a concert was set on the North side of the garden. A truly whimsical garden party in French fashion. 

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Photography: Greg Finck | Design & Styling: Joy Proctor | Hair & Makeup: Onorina | Floral: Myrtle et Olive | Stationery: Julie Ha | Gown: Jennifer Giffords | Location: Vaux le Vicomte