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.

  • Now on the Blog : Tammy & Lion.
(link in bio) 🍉

Imagery / @brightgirl_sa
  • What makes the perfect tablescape? Details, darling! Layers, textures and colours maketh the magic.

Imagery / @annelimphoto
(swipe for a little slide we made during set up.)
  • It's kind of a crazy, surreal time for us all right now. I haven't posted about COVID 19 yet because to be honest, it's just super overwhelming.

Personally my heart goes out to the doctors and all the people working in public service - may God envelop them and protect them over this period - thank you for your support and your bravery that you'll be enduring in the days to come ❤️ Business wise, I'm filled with gratitude for the courage and understanding our brides have shown over the past few weeks ; and the unwavering support our industry has shown towards one another as we pull together.

In the words of the president : "Let  us  never  despair. For  we  are  a  nation  at  one,  and  we  will  surely  prevail.  May  God  protect  our  people. Nkosi  Sikelel'  iAfrika.  Morena  boloka  setjhaba  sa  heso. God  seën  SuidAfrika.  God  bless  South  Africa. Mudzimu  fhatutshedza  Afurika.  Hosi  katekisa  Afrika."
.

We're still open and working as normally as we can from home. I promise to share more pretty distracting things with you all over the next three weeks, and @jessannprior is insisting we do some live Q&As.... Better now than ever I guess?
  • Delft crockery, crystal glassware, hand-painted name tiles and pops of over hanging pink bougainvillea.

A Mediterranean wedding dream came true this weekend!
  • It's a day late, but happy anniversary to our dearest @amyjjenkinson and @damiantsouris 💕

Remembering your beautiful day has brought some happiness to our hearts! And captured so beautifully by @brightgirl_sa

This wedding was also featured on @elizabethannedesigns
  • If you're reading this and you were meant to be attending a friend's wedding in the next few months, spare a thought for their broken hearts. Reach out to them, send that bride-friend some love.

If you were cherished enough by them to make their very selective guest list, then now is the time to get on that bus and ride the wave with them.

Our hearts go out to ALL brides right now. Sending so much love.
  • Now on the Blog : Tammy & Lion.
(link in bio) 🍉

Imagery / @brightgirl_sa
  • What makes the perfect tablescape? Details, darling! Layers, textures and colours maketh the magic.

Imagery / @annelimphoto
(swipe for a little slide we made during set up.)
  • It's kind of a crazy, surreal time for us all right now. I haven't posted about COVID 19 yet because to be honest, it's just super overwhelming.

Personally my heart goes out to the doctors and all the people working in public service - may God envelop them and protect them over this period - thank you for your support and your bravery that you'll be enduring in the days to come ❤️ Business wise, I'm filled with gratitude for the courage and understanding our brides have shown over the past few weeks ; and the unwavering support our industry has shown towards one another as we pull together.

In the words of the president : "Let  us  never  despair. For  we  are  a  nation  at  one,  and  we  will  surely  prevail.  May  God  protect  our  people. Nkosi  Sikelel'  iAfrika.  Morena  boloka  setjhaba  sa  heso. God  seën  SuidAfrika.  God  bless  South  Africa. Mudzimu  fhatutshedza  Afurika.  Hosi  katekisa  Afrika."
.

We're still open and working as normally as we can from home. I promise to share more pretty distracting things with you all over the next three weeks, and @jessannprior is insisting we do some live Q&As.... Better now than ever I guess?
  • Delft crockery, crystal glassware, hand-painted name tiles and pops of over hanging pink bougainvillea.

A Mediterranean wedding dream came true this weekend!
  • It's a day late, but happy anniversary to our dearest @amyjjenkinson and @damiantsouris 💕

Remembering your beautiful day has brought some happiness to our hearts! And captured so beautifully by @brightgirl_sa

This wedding was also featured on @elizabethannedesigns
  • If you're reading this and you were meant to be attending a friend's wedding in the next few months, spare a thought for their broken hearts. Reach out to them, send that bride-friend some love.

If you were cherished enough by them to make their very selective guest list, then now is the time to get on that bus and ride the wave with them.

Our hearts go out to ALL brides right now. Sending so much love.
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