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.

  • ALLLLLLL the heart eyes for this cute little family. Meet Nix and Ty (and Chichi & Cooper). Puppy love is REAL you guys 😍

Imagery by @roxanne_davison
(flower collars by us)
  • Some day..... Over the Rainbow.....✨

Via @weddingsparrow with Imagery by @thomasaudiffren and @sarahstefaniphotography⁣
  • It's so wonderful to see how many people are buying our Everlast designs for special occasions (because every occasion needs celebration and beauty, am I right?) I thought I'd share a few of the #ohdeverlast orders that went out this week. Which one's your favorite?

Slide 1 : Peachy prettiness with a custom Everlast R985 for a new boss babe on the opening of her business.

Slide 2 : Stella R480 off to Jhb for a birthday party (baby Stella's 1st birthday)

Slide 3: A custom Everlast R985 in neutral tones and pops of gray and mustard for another special birthday girl

Slide 4 : Our Demi R450 as a "Good luck For Finals" gift

Slide 5 : Our Aurora Hoop off to Cape Town for an engagement present for a special couple

Each bloom chosen for our Everlast Designs undergoes a technical preservation process which means that each style is long lasting (up to a year or more, if cared for correctly). What better way to honour a special occasion 😉
  • Our regal  #ohdbride @rae_osman in her custom Casey Jeanne gown (that TRAIN!)😍

Rae was a dream to work with and allowed us complete free reign when it came to designing their big day. So amazing to think we planned this luxury celebration in a single MONTH! I couldn't be prouder of the OHD Team for pulling out all the stops and setting our standards higher than ever before. We couldn't have asked for a better start to our level one weddings than this one.

Shot by @ryangrahamphotography at the iconic @eventsatboschhoek
  • Positively putting this out there into the universe : we'd LOVE an Italian Destination Wedding. Let's hope that the wedding fairies hear my plea and (when this pandemic reaches its end) make our Italian Riviera dreams come true. ✨

Venue @villa_astor⁣
Imagery / @2become1video⁣
  • COVID-19 has definitely changed the way we celebrate weddings. This year, many couples found themselves having to postpone their big day or cut down their guest list. Some had virtual Coronavirus weddings. Others eloped, with the promise of a big party when the time was right. However plans have shifted, the important thing to remember is that love is never cancelled. As a KZN wedding planner, it’s been phenomenal to see how creative and resilient couples have been in reimagining their nuptials – and we’ve been right there with them!

And now, even though our communities are slowly opening up again, many brides and grooms are still choosing to move forward with more intimate weddings (at least for now). Along with all these changes, some new terms have popped up: minimony, micro wedding, and sequel wedding, for example. But what do these terms mean? And what are the differences between the various types of events?

Read all about minimonies, micro weddings and elopements today on the blog (link in bio).

Imagery / @brightgirl_sa
  • ALLLLLLL the heart eyes for this cute little family. Meet Nix and Ty (and Chichi & Cooper). Puppy love is REAL you guys 😍

Imagery by @roxanne_davison
(flower collars by us)
  • Some day..... Over the Rainbow.....✨

Via @weddingsparrow with Imagery by @thomasaudiffren and @sarahstefaniphotography⁣
  • It's so wonderful to see how many people are buying our Everlast designs for special occasions (because every occasion needs celebration and beauty, am I right?) I thought I'd share a few of the #ohdeverlast orders that went out this week. Which one's your favorite?

Slide 1 : Peachy prettiness with a custom Everlast R985 for a new boss babe on the opening of her business.

Slide 2 : Stella R480 off to Jhb for a birthday party (baby Stella's 1st birthday)

Slide 3: A custom Everlast R985 in neutral tones and pops of gray and mustard for another special birthday girl

Slide 4 : Our Demi R450 as a "Good luck For Finals" gift

Slide 5 : Our Aurora Hoop off to Cape Town for an engagement present for a special couple

Each bloom chosen for our Everlast Designs undergoes a technical preservation process which means that each style is long lasting (up to a year or more, if cared for correctly). What better way to honour a special occasion 😉
  • Our regal  #ohdbride @rae_osman in her custom Casey Jeanne gown (that TRAIN!)😍

Rae was a dream to work with and allowed us complete free reign when it came to designing their big day. So amazing to think we planned this luxury celebration in a single MONTH! I couldn't be prouder of the OHD Team for pulling out all the stops and setting our standards higher than ever before. We couldn't have asked for a better start to our level one weddings than this one.

Shot by @ryangrahamphotography at the iconic @eventsatboschhoek
  • Positively putting this out there into the universe : we'd LOVE an Italian Destination Wedding. Let's hope that the wedding fairies hear my plea and (when this pandemic reaches its end) make our Italian Riviera dreams come true. ✨

Venue @villa_astor⁣
Imagery / @2become1video⁣
  • COVID-19 has definitely changed the way we celebrate weddings. This year, many couples found themselves having to postpone their big day or cut down their guest list. Some had virtual Coronavirus weddings. Others eloped, with the promise of a big party when the time was right. However plans have shifted, the important thing to remember is that love is never cancelled. As a KZN wedding planner, it’s been phenomenal to see how creative and resilient couples have been in reimagining their nuptials – and we’ve been right there with them!

And now, even though our communities are slowly opening up again, many brides and grooms are still choosing to move forward with more intimate weddings (at least for now). Along with all these changes, some new terms have popped up: minimony, micro wedding, and sequel wedding, for example. But what do these terms mean? And what are the differences between the various types of events?

Read all about minimonies, micro weddings and elopements today on the blog (link in bio).

Imagery / @brightgirl_sa