Welcome, friends

MEET THE OH HAPPY DAY TEAM

Teamwork makes the dream work.

A heartfelt connection is a powerful thing especially when it comes to bespoke wedding planning.

Oh Happy Day was founded in 2014. Over time, Oh Happy Day has evolved from a one-person enterprise into a team of innovative contributors, each specialising in their own unique talents – from floral designers to stylists and décor specialists and logistics and lead luxury wedding planners.

The OHD team believes that our ability to connect with our clients is what differentiates us from other event planners in KwaZulu-Natal and all over the world, and this connection is at the core of every event that we design.

We do more than plan events: we convert life’s biggest moments into lasting memories that our clients remember forever. At OHD we feel privileged to have had the opportunity to meet and connect with wonderful people and assist them while they prepare for some of life’s biggest adventures.

Joelene
Founder &
Creative Director
Jess

Event Designer
& Lead Planner

Rowena
Head Floral
Stylist
Tegan
Head Coordinator
& Stylist

Meet the owner

Joelene Botha

Hello, I’m Joelene, a self-confessed chocoholic, book-nerd, beach lover, wife, friend and creative who’s always planning her next adventure. My friends call me Jojo, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way onto Oh Happy Day.

For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with creative planning. I’ve been lucky enough to turn my passion into my career, and from our very first meeting together you will feel the creative energy and excitement of your planning journey begin. I can’t help it; my enthusiasm is contagious, and I pride myself on creating cherished moments that you and your guests will remember forever.

I really love people. Relationships are ultimately what make me tick. What I love most about relationships is how unique and original each one can be. It’s my interpretation of these love stories that lends itself to creating unforgettable celebrations and happy clients.

I am so inspired by nature. When I’m not planning and designing fine-art events, you’ll find me outdoors – either on the beach or spending time in the African bush; and always with a really good book. I am supported by my wonderful husband Stef and our two handsome cats Rusty and Felix: wherever they are, is where you’ll find my heart.

Meet the owner

Joelene Botha

Hello, I’m Joelene, my friends call me Jojo, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way onto Oh Happy Day. For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with creative fine-art planning. I’ve been lucky enough to turn my passion into my career, and from our very first meeting together you will feel my creative energy kick in. It’s kind of contagious.

Together with my amazing team, we will walk alongside you and your partner on your wedding planning adventure, getting to know you and making sure that your day is a true interpretation of your own unique love story. Let’s get started!

Oh Happy Day founder and creative director - Joelene Botha

Get Social.

  • Totally here for at-home, back yard weddings you guys - just saying! 😉

Like this one - for Heidi and Shaldon, which won us Best Wedding Concept at the TVWA 2018 🍉

A gorgeous al fresco wedding reception but with all the trimmings....Because your wedding day still needs the 5 star treatment it deserves, regardless of where you host it (or how many guests you have).

Contact us today to find out how we can help you plan your own luxury wedding experience. Link in bio.

Imagery @brightgirl_sa
  • Mimi and Kyle wanted a non conformist kind of celebration : no formal seating, cocktail vibes and endless good food. When a bride has complete trust in us with our vision for the day, it allows us the creative freedom required to style and produce a wedding of this nature.

We erected a clear marquee in the garden, filled it with chic and sexy furniture and created an outdoor dancefloor so they could party the night away beneath a starry sky and fairylights.

To be able to plan a wedding for a friend was my favorite part of this wedding. Mimi and I go way back, so I knew what kind of personality the team would need to bring to this design. I think the entire style of the day embodies Kyle and Mimi as a couple : chilled but stylish, and super trendy.

This wedding was published in Wedding Inspirations Magazine and on @hoorayweddings

Imagery / @wilmatowellphotography
  • Because we believe it is important to celebrate the worth of women, we have teamed up with some incredible brands to honour and spoil one lucky lady with a Giveaway worth over R4000!

Prizes include:

1. A large Amber sling bag from @rowdy_bags

2. R700 gift voucher from @christyannejewellery 

3. A month's supply of Pure Collagen powder from @bebright.co.za

4. An online store voucher for 5 pairs of undies from @ulu_underwear

5. A hanging planter and travel candle from @athomewithyoshi

6. 5 stems of pink pampas from @ohhappydaydbn

7. A R200 voucher from @momenti_gelato

8. A hamper of delicious Artisanal confectionery from @rosesartisanconfectionery

How to enter:

~ Follow all 8 brands involved on Instagram

~ Tag any incredible ladies that you think deserve this spoil (each tag is an entry)

~ Share on your Instagram stories for a bonus entry but be sure to tag all the brands

This Giveaway will close at 17:00 on Friday 7th August 2020 and the winner will be announced on Women's Day (9th August 2020). It only applies to people living in South Africa.

Good luck!
  • A flirty little throwback to that time we made this showstopper of a dried foliage arch and had Tanny & Al's wedding featured on @ruffledblog 👏

Follow our hashtags #ohhappydaydbn #ohhappydayflorals to see more pretty.

Imagery / @brightgirl_sa
Wedding design  Planning  Styling / us
  • Please tell me it's not just me!? 😻
  • Donut worry! There's just a few hours left of this week before cheat day (aka the entire weekend)! 🤣
_

Imagery by  @prettysweetyyc
  • Totally here for at-home, back yard weddings you guys - just saying! 😉

Like this one - for Heidi and Shaldon, which won us Best Wedding Concept at the TVWA 2018 🍉

A gorgeous al fresco wedding reception but with all the trimmings....Because your wedding day still needs the 5 star treatment it deserves, regardless of where you host it (or how many guests you have).

Contact us today to find out how we can help you plan your own luxury wedding experience. Link in bio.

Imagery @brightgirl_sa
  • Mimi and Kyle wanted a non conformist kind of celebration : no formal seating, cocktail vibes and endless good food. When a bride has complete trust in us with our vision for the day, it allows us the creative freedom required to style and produce a wedding of this nature.

We erected a clear marquee in the garden, filled it with chic and sexy furniture and created an outdoor dancefloor so they could party the night away beneath a starry sky and fairylights.

To be able to plan a wedding for a friend was my favorite part of this wedding. Mimi and I go way back, so I knew what kind of personality the team would need to bring to this design. I think the entire style of the day embodies Kyle and Mimi as a couple : chilled but stylish, and super trendy.

This wedding was published in Wedding Inspirations Magazine and on @hoorayweddings

Imagery / @wilmatowellphotography
  • Because we believe it is important to celebrate the worth of women, we have teamed up with some incredible brands to honour and spoil one lucky lady with a Giveaway worth over R4000!

Prizes include:

1. A large Amber sling bag from @rowdy_bags

2. R700 gift voucher from @christyannejewellery 

3. A month's supply of Pure Collagen powder from @bebright.co.za

4. An online store voucher for 5 pairs of undies from @ulu_underwear

5. A hanging planter and travel candle from @athomewithyoshi

6. 5 stems of pink pampas from @ohhappydaydbn

7. A R200 voucher from @momenti_gelato

8. A hamper of delicious Artisanal confectionery from @rosesartisanconfectionery

How to enter:

~ Follow all 8 brands involved on Instagram

~ Tag any incredible ladies that you think deserve this spoil (each tag is an entry)

~ Share on your Instagram stories for a bonus entry but be sure to tag all the brands

This Giveaway will close at 17:00 on Friday 7th August 2020 and the winner will be announced on Women's Day (9th August 2020). It only applies to people living in South Africa.

Good luck!
  • A flirty little throwback to that time we made this showstopper of a dried foliage arch and had Tanny & Al's wedding featured on @ruffledblog 👏

Follow our hashtags #ohhappydaydbn #ohhappydayflorals to see more pretty.

Imagery / @brightgirl_sa
Wedding design  Planning  Styling / us
  • Please tell me it's not just me!? 😻
  • Donut worry! There's just a few hours left of this week before cheat day (aka the entire weekend)! 🤣
_

Imagery by  @prettysweetyyc