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.

  • Who would have guessed that the first pieces in our Dried Floral Bar would be sold out in week 1. We are BLOWN away!

Pictured here : our regular Everlast in White (R985).
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We'll be restocking these beauties next week and sharing a few more Custom Everlast designs which were pre-ordered  in the past few days. From POP to delivery day is 7 working days (in case you wanted to know).
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DM to pre-order.
#ohdeverlast
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Imagery / @roxanne_davison
  • Our floral deliveries are coming in HOT! Orders close by 2pm today if you'd like your fresh blooms delivered tomorrow.

Pictured here is our COVID Hero for the week : @sambeningfield looking super fresh with her #ohhappydayflorals 💕
  • Throwing it back to the time when we could travel freely to beautiful spaces and create pretty shoots that inspired both ourselves and those around us ❤️
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This sweetheart table was created for our Safari Elopement inspiration shoot at @cheetahridgelodge . I think it captured the essence of a romantic elopement perfectly and honestly, in such a stunning setting (you have to see this tree in real life to know what I mean).
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Imagery / @brightgirl_sa
  • Remember the banana bread? We peaked too early 😂
  • It's taken us a few weeks to prepare BUT it's finally launch day! It brings me great joy to introduce to you today our OHD Everlast dried floral bar. #ohdeverlast

Textual preserved and dried foliage arrangements for your home. Available in Everlast (regular) and Everlast Mini, we also offer custom designs (big and small). Designs will change each week based on availability of blooms and are while stocks last.

What makes them special? No wastage and longevity make for a winning combination. The longevity of dried flowers over fresh—no wastage, the idea of gifting them and being able to send them all over the country without any need to refrigerate or find a water source. OHD Everlasts promote an eco-attitude and they can be re-used, re-gifted and recycled.

The Process : DM or mail us to pre-order (while stocks last). From date of POP to delivery is approximately 7 working days. Local delivery fee is R50 and nationwide orders will be subject to a courier fee.

In preparation of our launch we've pre-made a few Everlast (R985 ea) and Everlast Minis (R650 ea) which are ready to go this week! Eeeeeeeeeep! Strictly while stocks last (but don't worry - we'll be re-stocking our floral bar every week with new designs for you to covet!) Take a look and DM us to order.

Thank you @roxanne_davison and @rubyandswallow for all your help with our Everlast Launch. You girls are awesome ❤️
  • As we step into a new level today I just want to encourage everyone to go slooooow and be kind (to others but also to yourself). It's going to take time to get used to the fast-paced deadline driven nature of how things used to be - if it ever gets back to that. In fact the world as we knew it, may not ever go back to the way it once was.

Go into this new week and this third level with open hearts. Practice empathy. Be fluid in your expectations of others. Always remember this time that you had of rest and re-charge and the reevaluation of what truly matters. I know I will. ❤️ Imagery by @photographerinparis and spotted on @adore.blogmariage
  • Who would have guessed that the first pieces in our Dried Floral Bar would be sold out in week 1. We are BLOWN away!

Pictured here : our regular Everlast in White (R985).
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We'll be restocking these beauties next week and sharing a few more Custom Everlast designs which were pre-ordered  in the past few days. From POP to delivery day is 7 working days (in case you wanted to know).
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
DM to pre-order.
#ohdeverlast
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Imagery / @roxanne_davison
  • Our floral deliveries are coming in HOT! Orders close by 2pm today if you'd like your fresh blooms delivered tomorrow.

Pictured here is our COVID Hero for the week : @sambeningfield looking super fresh with her #ohhappydayflorals 💕
  • Throwing it back to the time when we could travel freely to beautiful spaces and create pretty shoots that inspired both ourselves and those around us ❤️
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This sweetheart table was created for our Safari Elopement inspiration shoot at @cheetahridgelodge . I think it captured the essence of a romantic elopement perfectly and honestly, in such a stunning setting (you have to see this tree in real life to know what I mean).
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Imagery / @brightgirl_sa
  • Remember the banana bread? We peaked too early 😂
  • It's taken us a few weeks to prepare BUT it's finally launch day! It brings me great joy to introduce to you today our OHD Everlast dried floral bar. #ohdeverlast

Textual preserved and dried foliage arrangements for your home. Available in Everlast (regular) and Everlast Mini, we also offer custom designs (big and small). Designs will change each week based on availability of blooms and are while stocks last.

What makes them special? No wastage and longevity make for a winning combination. The longevity of dried flowers over fresh—no wastage, the idea of gifting them and being able to send them all over the country without any need to refrigerate or find a water source. OHD Everlasts promote an eco-attitude and they can be re-used, re-gifted and recycled.

The Process : DM or mail us to pre-order (while stocks last). From date of POP to delivery is approximately 7 working days. Local delivery fee is R50 and nationwide orders will be subject to a courier fee.

In preparation of our launch we've pre-made a few Everlast (R985 ea) and Everlast Minis (R650 ea) which are ready to go this week! Eeeeeeeeeep! Strictly while stocks last (but don't worry - we'll be re-stocking our floral bar every week with new designs for you to covet!) Take a look and DM us to order.

Thank you @roxanne_davison and @rubyandswallow for all your help with our Everlast Launch. You girls are awesome ❤️
  • As we step into a new level today I just want to encourage everyone to go slooooow and be kind (to others but also to yourself). It's going to take time to get used to the fast-paced deadline driven nature of how things used to be - if it ever gets back to that. In fact the world as we knew it, may not ever go back to the way it once was.

Go into this new week and this third level with open hearts. Practice empathy. Be fluid in your expectations of others. Always remember this time that you had of rest and re-charge and the reevaluation of what truly matters. I know I will. ❤️ Imagery by @photographerinparis and spotted on @adore.blogmariage