Oh Happy Clients

Our clients mean the world to us and we are so grateful for their kind words.

“I can’t begin to thank Joelene and her team at Oh Happy Day for making our dream wedding come true.”

I can’t begin to thank Joelene and her team at Oh Happy Day for making our dream wedding come true. From start to finish, they were there for us. The team pulled together a wedding which was unique, stylish and exactly what we wanted. The flowers were out of this world, better than I even envisaged. The decor was on point- nothing was too much for the team. We wanted navy velvet table cloths, we got them. On the day itself (as the bride) I didn’t have a worry in the world – except to enjoy the day thanks to Joelene and Tegan ensuring everything went to plan, which it did. If I had to say where our wedding budget was best spent, it would have to be on Oh Happy Day. They were worth every cent and we can’t thank them enough for giving us our perfect wedding day!

Angie & Nash

“I wish every bride could have a piece of Joelene Botha and her team.”

To plan and obsess over your big day for months on end is an incredibly mammoth task. I can’t begin to count the number of hours I spent trying to tackle the daunting job at hand. It was a 6-month obsession, and on the day, I was able to stand back and look at how beautiful our day turned out and I was just in utter awe. The reality of it was nothing short of magic – it was better than my wildest dreams! And the answer in executing this perfection? Oh Happy Day!

I wish every bride could have a piece of Joelene Botha and her team. With this powerhouse team by your side, guiding, conceptualising, planning and managing your day, the task not only becomes completely conquerable as they transform your vision into a reality whilst ensuring the day flows smoothly and effortlessly, the beauty of it all just takes your breath away!

This team brings the joy and the magic, and they are truly something special. They gave me my dream wedding so selflessly, and I am forever their biggest fan and will always be their greatest advocate.

Lisa & Russel

“They make dreams come true - within your budget!”

When we realised how much time and planning goes into a wedding and all of the important elements behind the scenes, we decided that we needed help! After looking and chatting to a few lovely co-ordinators, we chose the incredible OH HAPPY DAY team and it was THE BEST decision that we made for our special day! 

They make dreams come true – within your budget! Joelene put together a mood board for me to ensure that she understood my ideas and expectations, co-ordinated the service providers, offered important advice and became a really good friend. 

She works with a fabulous team and a number of awesome service providers to make sure that your special day is everything you dream of and so much more! OH HAPPY DAY outdid themselves in terms of our expectations for our day – it was PERFECT!

Christy & Matt

“Highly recommended if you want wedding perfection!”

When it comes to recreating the day that you have been dreaming about your whole life, the Oh Happy  Day Team doesn’t do that – they make it even better! From professionalism, coordination, laughter and fun – these women know how to make your wedding into an experience you could not have thought up by yourself. Joelene is one of a kind, a person so dear to my heart, that I consider her a great friend. There is no way that our day would have been as memorable without the work of Jo and her team.

Highly recommended if you want wedding perfection!

Chelsea & William

“We are so lucky to have had Oh Happy Day part of our wedding, we couldn’t have asked for more.”

Joelene & Oh Happy Day, there are no words that could explain the dedication, attention to detail and love that goes into each special day. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding-planner-turned-friend to be apart of our beginning. Our wedding was anything but conventional, set in a big 5 game reserve with zero wedding facilities available on site, everything had to be brought in, the logistics were a complete nightmare, however Joe and her team took it all in their stride and made it look like a walk in the park. We wanted our wedding to be unique and portray who we are and Joelene understood this from day one, and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and comfortable and that every decision lay with us. We are so lucky to have had Oh Happy Day part of our wedding, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Tarry & Dev

“Joelene made our vision come to life, in a way we would never have been able to had we done it alone.”

Having Joelene and her Oh Happy Day team take away the stress of all the planning and preparation for our wedding, was by far the best decision we ever made with regards to our big day. They were all so organised, professional, and full of amazing ideas. They made the day flow with such ease, we didn’t have to worry about a single thing because they had it covered, which allowed us to relax, take everything in, and enjoy every moment of our day to the fullest. Joelene made our vision come to life, in a way we would never have been able to had we done it alone. We are so incredibly grateful to have had her by our my side throughout the entire experience. You are beyond talented!

Cassie & Grant

“Joelene and her team at Oh Happy Day were really incredible!”

Joelene and her team at Oh Happy Day were really incredible! My vision for our wedding was a two-day affair in the middle of the bush which included some pretty impossible elements like a music/food festival, 3 story trees decked in fairy lights and all the catering done without proper access to water or electricity. All in about 35 degree weather! It turned out perfectly! Actually much better than I ever hoped for. Joe, thank you so much. I know its such a cliche but that weekend was my groundhog day. I would happily live it on repeat, and you made it look so easy. I am forever grateful. 

Jozette & John

“I thought of Joelene as my wedding fairy godmother and believe me, so will you.”

Planning a wedding as an overseas bride throws some logistical nightmares in your way and I didn’t want to leave the burden on my mum, especially as the wedding was taking place 90 minutes from Durban. I did a little online research and found our wedding (life) savers, Oh Happy Day. We met Joelene over Skype and instantly knew she was PERFECT. I felt like I had known her for many years. She is so loving, positive and just gushes for her brides – she really does have a knack for just knowing who and what you are all about and for making you feel so special. 

The planning part of the wedding was such fun – I shared my Pinterest board with Joelene and when home on a holiday, we had a table mock up – it was such a good way for us to really visualise and finalise our decor. From there on, it was plain sailing. Our big day came around so quickly, and I know it’s cliché to say it goes so fast, but it truly does take you by storm. I honestly don’t know what we would have done if Joe had not been there. The whole experience is so gloriously overwhelming that you forget about the special things that you have planned. Having a wedding planner like Joelene, who had nutted out every single detail (with our MC, venue owners, best men) everything worked like clockwork. She also transformed our marquee and canape area to be exactly what I had wanted and even more. Having someone who has done many weddings before and who knows the tips and tricks of the market, set up, vendors, photographers etc. will save you so much money as well as time. I thought of Joelene as my wedding fairy godmother and believe me, so will you.

Leigh & Kenny

“My day would not have been the same without her.”

Joelene 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!

Brittany & Scott

“I can't praise Joelene enough because I can't imagine what our wedding would have been like without her.”

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 Joelene enough because I can’t imagine what our wedding 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 and made it beautiful. She even dished our food for us and made sure that we ate because things get so crazy for the bride and 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!

Chanelle & Tristan

“I really wasn't expecting this, but I think Joelene saved us a lot of money!”

A few things I learnt about Joelene from working with her on our wedding:

• She genuinely loves weddings – all types. This enthusiasm makes her work extra hard.

• She really didn’t inflict her style on us and was just really helpful in making our own ideas come to life and develop. For example, she was totally respectful of and accommodating towards the Sri Lankan traditions of our wedding, which were completely unfamiliar to her. For the things she knew more about, she had awesome ideas that were in the spirit of what we were trying to achieve.

• I really wasn’t expecting this, but I think Joelene saved us a lot of money; she had really inventive ways to source items (not always from traditional wedding suppliers; often considering bulk buying stores, hand-made elements, etc.) and was also great at suggesting changes to the contracts with our suppliers.

• She was really good at dealing with suppliers and defending our wishes and requirements to them.

I can only imagine that since our wedding and since she started running Oh Happy Day full-time, her network, experience and knowledge would have grown stronger.

Nilmini & Dawid

“The weekend of the wedding was totally stress-free and went off with absolutely no hitches.”

Joelene 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 entrusted 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 business I would suggest using!

Jessica & Renier

“Joelene truly just wants to make the day how you want it and make you happy.”

Joelene 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. Joelene 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. 

Dominique & Josh

“Joelene is honestly one of a kind, and I wouldn’t have been able to pull it all off without her!”

I HIGHLY recommend Joelene! It took a little convincing to get my fiancé to buy into agreeing to 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! Joelene 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!

Candice & Stu

“I’d recommend Joelene without a shadow of a doubt.”

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 Joelene 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.

Nicola & Edge

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