Award-winning

BESPOKE WEDDING PLANNING AND EVENT DESIGN

Being happy never goes out of style.

Oh Happy Day is an award-winning wedding and event planning company, run by a dynamic set of creatives. Whether you’re looking for a wedding planner in KwaZulu-Natal or beyond, we travel throughout the country from our base in Durban to make your dream day a reality. We are also available worldwide for those wanting a luxury destination wedding.

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The Oh Happy Day experience.

The happiest day of your life deserves to be beautifully and elegantly designed.

We are in the business of bespoke wedding design and implementation. Our team is passionate about creating unique, memorable wedding experiences for our couples, and we take pride in the fact that no Oh Happy Day wedding is ever the same.

As designers, we strive to be unique and push creative boundaries. We spend time building relationships with our clients, getting to know them as a couple, and then find a way to design an event that is tailored to their personality as one. It’s for this reason that our weddings are always so unique.

Our Services

Oh Happy Day wedding testimonial from bride Lisa Rusell
Oh Happy Day flroal arrangement testimonial from bride Lisa Rusell
Oh Happy Day luxury wedding testimonial from bride Lisa Rusell

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

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  • One day we'll get to play pretty again😍

But for now, I'll just post a quick shot of our last inspiration shoot. This tablescape design was a DREAM!
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#lavieenrose2019 Contributors :
Venue / @kearsneymanor
Imagery + Filming / @theshanktank
Concept, Florals +Styling / @ohhappydaydbn
Tabletop Rentals / @the_weddingtable
Linens + Furniture / @mandb_events_decor
HMUA / @blendmakeupandhair
Gowns / @juliaferrandi
Model / @savannahstander
Cake + catering / @roxiwardman
  • Bridal beauty regime 2020.
  • I found this on  @clairepettibone who really couldn't have said it better.
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💔🕊️⁠ Today George Floyd is laid to rest. Today is a day of mourning...preceded by many days and years of mourning, and sure to be followed by many more. This world will never be perfect, but I pray for the day when it is better.⁠⠀
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#blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #justiceforgeorgefloyd⁠⠀
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Creative Direction & Design: @eastmadeco⁣⁠⠀
Floral Design: @fayeandrenee⁣⁠⠀
Photography: @sophiekayephotography⁣⁠⁠⠀
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  • Our OHD Everlast Mini in white.....just sitting here looking cute on the bar, as you do 😉

We have two of these cuties still left for pre-order this week. DM me to make her YOURS.

Imagery / @roxanne_davison
  • The bigger the DREAM, the more important the TEAM. 🍉
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So! Someone has offered you their wedding service for what seems like a steal…
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R500 for a wedding cake for 120 pax?  Or ALL your wedding flowers for under R10 000? Or a wedding video for R5000?
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It’s so tempting to take them up on the offer because you’re beginning to compile your wedding budget and let’s be honest, the costs are starting to run away with you (we feel you!) But here’s some advice before you go ahead and lock yourself in to your vendors: RESEARCH!
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Have you seen examples of their work? Ie: links to their latest wedding clip? Pics of their latest florals?
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Can they refer you to past clients who they have worked with?
Ie: send you some brides who can vouch that they gave great service? You’d be well within your rights to request referrals, so don’t be shy to ask for these when you’re researching the right vendors for your wedding.
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Is their kind of style in line with the vision you have for your wedding? What if you want a 3-tier naked chocolate mousse cake but the person who is doing the cake for R500 can only do vanilla sponge with fondant icing?
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What is their social media presence? Are they active on IG? What do their profiles look like? I don’t just mean the pretty pics they’ve shared off Pinterest on their IG feed.
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Herein lies the challenge: 
Don’t look at the direct cost without considering the alternatives : sometimes the “bargainer” might seem like the right choice as they provide a fast and easy option BUT the opportunity cost of such a decision could be time, money and stress for you, later.
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I’m not saying that bargain vendors are a bad idea – I’m just saying do your research before you lock yourself in to ANYTHING.  Yes, this might take more time, but wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry?

Imagery / @theshanktank
  • New week, Fresh Blooms!🌺
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Get your fresh picks orders in by this week Wednesday (deliveries all across Durbs : from Toti to Hillcrest to Sheffield Beach!)
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Msg Ro to order : flowers@ohhappyday.co.za 🌺
  • One day we'll get to play pretty again😍

But for now, I'll just post a quick shot of our last inspiration shoot. This tablescape design was a DREAM!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#lavieenrose2019 Contributors :
Venue / @kearsneymanor
Imagery + Filming / @theshanktank
Concept, Florals +Styling / @ohhappydaydbn
Tabletop Rentals / @the_weddingtable
Linens + Furniture / @mandb_events_decor
HMUA / @blendmakeupandhair
Gowns / @juliaferrandi
Model / @savannahstander
Cake + catering / @roxiwardman
  • Bridal beauty regime 2020.
  • I found this on  @clairepettibone who really couldn't have said it better.
・・・
💔🕊️⁠ Today George Floyd is laid to rest. Today is a day of mourning...preceded by many days and years of mourning, and sure to be followed by many more. This world will never be perfect, but I pray for the day when it is better.⁠⠀
⁠⠀
#blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #justiceforgeorgefloyd⁠⠀
⁠⠀
Creative Direction & Design: @eastmadeco⁣⁠⠀
Floral Design: @fayeandrenee⁣⁠⠀
Photography: @sophiekayephotography⁣⁠⁠⠀
⁠⠀
  • Our OHD Everlast Mini in white.....just sitting here looking cute on the bar, as you do 😉

We have two of these cuties still left for pre-order this week. DM me to make her YOURS.

Imagery / @roxanne_davison
  • The bigger the DREAM, the more important the TEAM. 🍉
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So! Someone has offered you their wedding service for what seems like a steal…
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
R500 for a wedding cake for 120 pax?  Or ALL your wedding flowers for under R10 000? Or a wedding video for R5000?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s so tempting to take them up on the offer because you’re beginning to compile your wedding budget and let’s be honest, the costs are starting to run away with you (we feel you!) But here’s some advice before you go ahead and lock yourself in to your vendors: RESEARCH!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you seen examples of their work? Ie: links to their latest wedding clip? Pics of their latest florals?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Can they refer you to past clients who they have worked with?
Ie: send you some brides who can vouch that they gave great service? You’d be well within your rights to request referrals, so don’t be shy to ask for these when you’re researching the right vendors for your wedding.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Is their kind of style in line with the vision you have for your wedding? What if you want a 3-tier naked chocolate mousse cake but the person who is doing the cake for R500 can only do vanilla sponge with fondant icing?
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What is their social media presence? Are they active on IG? What do their profiles look like? I don’t just mean the pretty pics they’ve shared off Pinterest on their IG feed.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Herein lies the challenge: 
Don’t look at the direct cost without considering the alternatives : sometimes the “bargainer” might seem like the right choice as they provide a fast and easy option BUT the opportunity cost of such a decision could be time, money and stress for you, later.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m not saying that bargain vendors are a bad idea – I’m just saying do your research before you lock yourself in to ANYTHING.  Yes, this might take more time, but wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry?

Imagery / @theshanktank
  • New week, Fresh Blooms!🌺
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Get your fresh picks orders in by this week Wednesday (deliveries all across Durbs : from Toti to Hillcrest to Sheffield Beach!)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Msg Ro to order : flowers@ohhappyday.co.za 🌺