A Celebratory Giveaway

A Celebratory Giveaway


I often get asked what makes me happy? My answer is always the same: making other people happy. Oh, and winning stuff! Who doesn’t like being told they’ve won something awesome? This month especially, I’m all about the happy!

Ruby + Swallow print

To celebrate the launch of the website and blog, Oh Happy Day would also like to celebrate with you, by sponsoring an exclusive Oh Happy Day Giveaway valued at over R7500 for engaged, Durban based couples. Yes lovely brides to be… it’s time to throw happiness around like confetti!


This prize has been personally curated by me and thoughtfully put together to include a little bit of everything that makes me, a Durban Wedding Planner, happy: some ‘me-time’ pampering, an inspiring wedding planning talk, a date night, something pretty for your home and even some bonding time with your bridesmaids! To top it off and because I love them so much, you will also win a styled engagement session shot by super-talented Claire Courtney – affording you the opportunity to capture this special time with your fiancé in a way that you will both treasure forever. The sponsors of these amazing prizes are local, Durban businesses who will be featured on the blog weekly, so keep your eyes on the Oh Happy Day blog to find out more about what makes them happy, too!


Prize includes:
 A creative consult voucher from Oh Happy Day
 A champagne bridal fitting for you and 3 friends at Toujours Wedding House
 A romantic engagement shoot, styled by Oh Happy Day and shot by Claire Courtney Photography
 A treatment from The Skin and Nail Bar
 A treatment from CROP Hair Salon
 A  beautiful framed print from Ruby + Swallow

Entering is easy and requires 3 simple steps (make sure you do them all to qualify)!
1. Enter your details on the Rafflecopter tab (at the top of this post).
2. For extra entries, like each sponsor’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
3. Finally: Post a comment in the comments section below, telling me what you love most about Oh Happy Day’s new look.

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties like all modern technology. If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it should work.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be announced at the end of January 2016. Winner will be contacted via email and will be chosen using Rafflecopter.
Competition Rules:
1. This prize is open to engaged couples only – who are planning to get married in 2016/2017.
2. Entrants must live in Durban or be willing to travel to Durban to redeem their prizes, at their own cost.
3. All prizes are to be claimed within one year from date of issue.
4. Prizes are not transferable for cash.
5. Prizes are subject to supplier availability.

Good luck!


  1. Krystle d'Unienville Says: December 1, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    LOVE the whimsical feeling I get when I see your new logo! Sparkly confetti for the win! Its like its bursting with *happiness* 😉

    Entered and liked all on fb and instagram (no twitter for me!)

    Good luck to all, and well done again Joe. Cannot wait to see what you have in store for the future xx

  2. I love your work and I am obsessed with Tracy from Tourjours her dresses are amazing.
    Love your work

    • Joelene Botha Says: December 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Hi Lyndal! Thank you so much for your lovely compliment, and isn’t Tracy a gem? 🙂
      Please make sure you also enter the competition via the Rafflecopter tab on the blog post. And good luck!

  3. Love the look and feel!

    It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the future.

    Your giveaway is amazing and I would LOVE to win it but I am really battling to enter using the Rafflecopter?

    • Joelene Botha Says: December 7, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Hi Stacey, thank you for your feedback and for drawing this to my attention. There was a small glitch in the system last week but all should be working properly now. Please try again, and I wish you the best of luck!

  4. Joelene – your site is too beautiful for words. Well done my friend!!! Please add a Facebook share button at the bottom of this competition – would love to share it with engaged friends <3 xx

    • Joelene Botha Says: December 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you so much Caitlyn! You can tag your friends on the Oh Happy Day Facebook page, I’ve also created a tab for the giveaway on the page. Please let them know that here was a bit of a glitch in the system last week, but all should be working properly now. And thank you again for the love & support!

  5. Kathleen Conibear Says: December 2, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Been looking at what you do on your blog . You really incredible. Also love your new colour scheme on your logo and blog.

    • Joelene Botha Says: December 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks Kathleen for the lovely feedback. Remember to enter the competition! There was a bit of a glitch in the system last week, but all should be working now, so give it a bash and good luck!

  6. I love how Oh Happy Day has the ability to transform any brides personal tastes and visions into a reality! Oh Happy Day is SO passionate about what they do,you can just feel it oozing out of every social media platform! Jolene is a absolute dream and has so much insight into wedding world and the do’s and don’t! Oh Happy Day Errrreyday!!

  7. Chanelle Rorke Says: December 8, 2015 at 7:49 am

    It’s elegant & clean with sparkle that just creates excitement! Altogether, it’s just beautiful x

  8. Shelley cadle Says: December 8, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I absolutely LOVE your style and your blog and thank you so much for giving us ‘brides to be’ an opportunity to win such fantastic prizes.

    I would be the most excited girl in the world if I could win, especially the engagment shoot by the very talented claire courtney photogtaphy. I have been begging my fiance but typical male feels it should not be part of our wedding budget. Hahaha


  9. I am so excited to have found this webpage and all of the service providers in i is competition!

    I love the look of this page being so simplistic yet gorgeous and stylish still staying with trends and looks that are in at the moment! It’s so hard to get overwhelmed and for wedding looks and themes to become too busy and over the top so I think the stylish simplicity is what I love the most about this page.

    I would love to win this competition as we are getting married early feb 2017 and this page is exactly what I would love my wedding to look like!


  10. I love it, but I might just be bias. x

  11. Such a lovely and happy website.

    Really love your blog and ideas, gives us as brides some inspiration. Thank you for the competition because as bride you need all the help possible to create the wedding of your dreams.


  12. Oh my word I absolutely LOVE everything about Oh Happy Day! I have been visiting your old site for ages (even before getting engaged) and your refreshing new look is beautiful! Thank you for all the inspiration and very helpful information you provide every day.

    Fantastic suppliers you have teamed up with too! <3 <3 <3

  13. Kim Pearson Says: December 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Hi jo not sure if entry went through let me know

  14. Love the water colours and the minimalist feel of the new blog 🙂

  15. Ive logged in with my details. I love that you show to be true to everything you speak of…like what makes you happy is to make others happy and true to you, here is opportunity for a newly engaged to make that special day that much easier and more exciting. Thank you. I love following oh happy day durban!!!!!

  16. Hi There

    I love the elegance and class of your new look. The colours are soft n they compliment each other. Itz gentle but stil appealing.

    Crossing fingers!!!Claudine

  17. Siobhan Borain Says: December 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Very contemporary and fresh feel to the new look while being trendy at the same time.

  18. Sharon Mavundla Says: December 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I was telling my friend the other day how I can’t fathom how others can be so gifted. I look at your website and I’m in awe at how beautiful it is, don’t know where I would start if I had to do it myself. I love the great look, the colors are so calm and fresh, it makes me want to go through every detail. You are blessed.

  19. Watt Jaideane Says: December 22, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    This page is so beautifully set out. Very bright bubbly colours that make u want to come back for more!

  20. Roxanne-Lee Says: December 30, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I love the soft pastel colours <3 I'm in awe *
    I would love for you to do my wedding.
    I know it would be the MOST beautiful day in my life!
    I got engaged last week and I am so excited to get married in 2017 😀

  21. Roxanne-Lee Says: December 30, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Good day

    Where is the Rafflecopter tab

  22. Jessie Riddin Says: December 30, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    From a practical approach, your website is colourful, has a fresh look that helps me not feel overwhelmed due to clutter you find on other sites, it’s user friendly very helpful.
    From an emotional approach, your site definitely leaves me feeling more excited about planning our wedding! Your excitement and love for helping people really shows through your site, and that itself is an excellent advertisement 🙂 thoroughly enjoying browsing around!

    Ps. I have entered the competition! Holding thumbs! My Fiance and I would LOVE this!

  23. Love the illustration work gives the blog a quirky feel. The word happy jumps right out at ya, now I got that song in my head… Ya that one

  24. Christine Haskins Says: January 2, 2016 at 8:08 am

    It’s the first time I’ve seen your Facebook page and I love the informative information! We got engage 6 weeks ago and the process of planning a wedding is a little bit daunting, but your pages tips and advise has helped to calm me down a lot! Thank you and Fingers crossed for the competition

  25. Love the new look, it is very simple, yet creative and eye catching. It represents all the happiness and excitement of getting married. Exciting to,es ahead.

  26. Vanessa Naidoo Says: January 5, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I just love the new look! The colours are so elegant, yet trendy and I love how everything is set out.

  27. Love this new website ! Absolutely stunning design !

  28. Chloe Westwood Says: January 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I just LOVE your new fresh and creative website! Such a treat whilst planning a wedding! Have liked all the sponsors pages xxx

  29. I absolutely LOVE the chic feel to your site!
    Stunning design and user friendly! I love coming across local blogs like these. Assuring us bride to be’s that u can achieve your dream wedding on a realistic budget!
    well done on creating this beautiful website and organizing such a stunning giveaway! I am 100% sure the winner of this prize is going to feel like a true gem! Holding thumbs xx

  30. Quite often bride to be’s are overwhelmed with planning of events. Your logo brings across a feeling of peace, free spirited joys. With you at our side it’s a better place. Here is to many ‘Oh Happy Days’ Jo. Well done!

  31. Such a beautiful site perfectly designed to reflect the joy of planning a wedding – confetti everyday is my idea of heaven 🙂
    Your logo is also sublime – hand illustrated to perfection and alluding to every wedding day being a bespoke celebration, tailored for each couple – just magical x

  32. The new look is right up my alley… It shall I say aisle. Love the uncluttered, whimsical feel and great colour combo!. You guys inspire me daily!

  33. The new look is right up my alley… It shall I say aisle. Love the uncluttered, whimsical feel and great colour combo!. You guys inspire me daily!

  34. I love the fresh crisp yet romantically whimsical feel of the site, it makes me want to be elbows deep in all things wedding! Beautiful and super user friendly! Fantastic job I follow all your posts from the very beginning baby days of Oh Happy Day on fb and I’m absolutely loving seeing the growth in leaps and bounds that Oh Happy Day has seen! Congratulations thank you for the insightful tips! Obsessed with this blog and site

  35. Gemma-Leigh Smith Says: January 21, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Oh wow!! This blog is inspiring! Makes my wedding planning that much more exciting. There are no limits. Absolutely beautiful.

  36. Tayla-Veigh Houghton Says: January 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Your website is beautiful. Clean, Fresh and simple. The pop of colour through just adds a bit extra to the layout and also highlights all the important bits.Its just another little extra that adds so much happiness and magic to your site. Everything you post is so easy to read and relate to. Thanks for all the tips by the way.

    Congrats on the new website, can’t wait to see all your new posts.

  37. So glad that I found this blog 🙂 Such afresh and modern outlook on today’s weddings.

  38. I absolutely love your page and work!! It adds such excitement to all that has to be planned. It’s almost like you enter a wonder world of lots of fairies, flowers!! The colours are all so pretty… your excitement and passion for what you do just adds to mine. So thank you for this opportunity ❤️ I said yes on the 28 Dec and all my dreams came true to be marrying my special person.
    Mon xx

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    I absolutely love your page and work!! It adds such excitement to all that has to be planned. It’s almost like you enter a wonder world of lots of fairies, flowers!! The colours are all so pretty… your excitement and passion for what you do just adds to mine. So thank you for this opportunity ❤️ I said yes on the 28 Dec and all my dreams came true to be marrying my special person.
    Mon xx


  40. I love how the logo makes the whole site look fairytale. Just like a wedding is meant to be. Well done guys on such great work!

  41. Love the new site! So pretty and bright and has everything a bride-to-be wants to read. Love the layout simple, classy and beautiful. Great job! Amazing.

  42. Daniella Fensome Says: January 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I can’t seem to find the tab/rafflecopter to enter the comp, please help!

  43. Wow. What an amazing prizeto win. Would definitely help keep that just engaged glow and help with my wedding planning. I’ve been following you for a while and simply love your site. You have the best ideas that are so fresh and modern just like your site. Thanks

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