What we do

Creative Shoots

Being engaged is such a special, romantic time for any couple. Your future as husband and wife looks bright and happy, filled with the awesome feeling of knowing you have found “the one.” You dream about your wedding day and keep peeking at your left hand every few minutes. It’s an incredible feeling, isn’t it? How about capturing this special time with an e-shoot?

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Bespoke Planning

No love story is ever the same. With Oh Happy Day your experience will be completely unique, designed especially for you – as only a bespoke designer can do.

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Wedding Management

We offer an exclusive event styling and design service, as well as on the day wedding management services. Our calling is to design your love story into an unforgettable experience, from the moment your engagement ring slips onto your finger, until long after the confetti has blown away and the Moët is finished.

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Why choose Oh Happy Day?

Have you ever wondered what goes into planning a wedding? There are a variety of factors to consider, the time factor, the wedding itself, not to mention the theme, choice of colours, design and style, bridesmaids dresses, venue selection, reliable wedding vendors and of course your budget.

All of these factors and aspects play a huge role into turning your wedding day into a dream experience.

Oh Happy Day, established by the vivacious Joelene Botha, is a wedding styling and design business which offers the newly-betrothed couple their own bespoke, uniquely creative planning experience. Oh Happy Day works closely with a network of established, talented, high quality vendors who are experts in their fields, allowing us to create and design the ideal celebration.

Find out more about Oh Happy Day’s services here.

A few of the ways we can help you:

  • Are you a bride or future finacee-to-be needing guidance with planning your big day?
  • Are you a romantic groom still planning your proposal?
  • Are you going to get married in Kwa-Zulu Natal? 
  • Are you a bridesmaid looking for help to plan a bridal shower?
  • Are you the mother of the bride who wants to keep abreast of new wedding trends? 

More Inspiration

On our blog you’ll find creative details of Oh Happy Day’s work. In addition we share a collection of wedding and vendor-relevant articles, as well as some carefully – selected local weddings that are incredibly beautiful, but not necessarily executed by Oh Happy Day.

The reason behind this is to share visual inspiration with you, which showcases our love for the picturesque province of KwaZulu-Natal.

A message from Joelene

It is my greatest hope that if you are a bride living abroad, you might take the time to consider our beautiful province as your wedding destination and Oh Happy Day as your wedding planner. If you are an expat, then I sincerely hope these stories stir the spirit within your heart for this beautiful place we call home.

They say

  • It’s great to have someone on your side who is patient, who has been there and who knows your vision.

  • We had an amazing day. Joelene took care of everything that we couldn’t do, from making sure the decor went as planned to dealing with last minute issues with the venue and saving equipment from the rain, which allowed us to just relax and enjoy our wedding experience.

  • Joelene is absolutely amazing. She is a dream under pressure! When I arrived at my ceremony without my bouquet, she literally saved the day by creating one from my table flowers. I highly recommend Oh Happy Day for your wedding.

  • I was over the moon with Joelene’s service – she helped me plan everything and I couldn’t have done it without her. I’d recommend her without a shadow of a doubt – she has knowledge which is key to planning a wedding and which is a pain to find out on your own and bundles of energy and enthusiasm – she went above and beyond.

  • I HIGHLY recommend Joelene! It took a little convincing to get my fiancé to buy in to agreeing on having a wedding planner, but all it took was one consult with Joe, and he was sold and insisted that we have her plan our wedding!
    Joe is honestly one of a kind, and I wouldn’t have been able to pull it all off without her. I didn’t have to think on the day or the weekend (ours was a destination wedding), and if anything went wrong, I knew nothing about it, or noticed at all.
    You won’t regret it!

  • Jo was amazing! She really did a good job. Got the idea I was going for and stuck to it. Always cheery and excited for us as well.
    She really takes her job seriously and is a super hard worker. She truly just wants to make the day how you want it and make you happy.
    On the day it was so great to have her there, she really made sure that everything went to plan and ran how we envisioned our day.

  • Joe was unbelievable; she was so incredibly organised and full of amazing and creative ideas. The vendors she suggested were the best in the business, Joe really does know what she is doing.
    I have an extremely stressful job and was unable to find time to do any wedding planning, I intrusted Joe to run with basically everything.
    The weekend of the wedding was totally stress free and went off with absolutely no hitches.
    There is no other person I would suggest using.

  • Jo is absolutely incredible! She really goes above and beyond, you don’t have to stress about anything because she just does it for you!
    My day would not have been the same without her. She is a MUST have!

  • I was absolutely pleased with Joelene’s service.
    The following stood out for me in the beginning stages of our planning process: her amazing eye for detail and creative ideas / suggestions; Her bubbly personality that kept me going, especially when I was just totally “over it”; her knowledge of the industry and amazing wedding vendors; her knowledge of what generally happens on the day; her commitment to sticking to what I wanted and not what she wanted (especially because I did lots very different to the norm and wedding planners don’t like that).
    Now that the actual wedding is over, I cannot praise her enough!
    She became my MOH when my real MOH couldn’t be there to assist me. She literally just took over my to-do list in the last week and did whatever she possibly could. This is why I can’t praise her enough because I can’t imagine what it would have been like without her.
    On the day, when things went wrong or just didn’t look pretty enough, she just worked her magic & made it beautiful.
    She even dished our food for us and made sure that we ate because things get so crazy for the bride & groom. Many other “little” things she did that made a HUGE difference to the overall smooth sailing of the day.
    Value (and more) for your money!


Get in touch with us

Let’s chat.

Please contact us if you require any guidance or have questions about your wedding planning, or feel free to send us an email to find out more about the services we offer. We would love to hear from you. Oh Happy Day also offers creative consults and meetings to discuss your needs and questions. We are happy to meet up with you at the venue of your choice.

079 277 8844