Oh Happy Day – Party & Events Fair


This Saturday Canberra will play host to its first Party & Events fair, OH HAPPY DAY, at the National Portrait Gallery. Oh Happy Day is the coming together of events planners, wedding specialists, caterers, stylists, florists, photographers, designers and all things ‘Party’.

This gorgeous new event has been a labour of love from the creative minds behind Canberra’s most popular market events, Handmade Canberra and Hustle & Scout, and will be a one-stop-shop for anyone planning a luxurious, on-trend and inherently local event.


The Oh Happy Day team have gathered together 30 local and interstate vendors for a free showcase from 1-5 PM this Saturday, which promises to be a must for anyone organising an event here in Canberra, be it the ideal wedding or civil union, an amazing birthday party for yourself or someone special, a baby shower or a family reunion. You name it and these vendors will have you covered.

The first 1,000 visitors through the doors will get an Oh Happy Day vendor guide, and I’m personally devastated that I won’t be able to attend to grab my own.

Delicious food and drink will be available throughout the event from the Portrait Café, and the Trippas White Group will be hosting an ONA Coffee cart along with a live cooking station manned by Execuitve Head Chef Ashley Hughes, visiting from Sydney for the event.


And if you’re like me and feel like the Groom/men generally tend to get left out when it comes to planning a wedding/party/anything; be ready to eat your words, as the Oh Happy Day team have put together the Mo Happy Day gentleman’s space specifically for the fellas. Showcasing formal wear by Ministry Menswear, offering haircuts by local barber The Cock & Crown, and with free skincare products by Canberran label Anchor & Bliss.

There will also be a bar to quench your thirst after hearing from all the brilliant vendors, and live music provided by the Ashley Faraude Trio, making Oh Happy Day the most unique events fair the Capital has ever seen.

With it’s tag-line of ‘Plan to celebrate’, Oh Happy Day promises to provide everything you need for a uniquely personal and sophisticated event, and I cannot think of a better team to have put this all together. You can simply turn up on the day, or pre-register for the chance to win a weekend at Crowne Plaza Canberra. One thing is for certain though- if you miss this fantastic event you’ll be kicking yourself, much like I am 🙁


Image Credits:

Image: Anthea and Lyndon Film and Photography
Models: Lym & Ingrid from HAUS Models
Hair: Rhubarb & Me
Make-up: Katt B Make-Up Artistry
Flowers: Peony n Pearl (this includes flower crowns)
Lym wears Ministry Menswear
Ingrid wears Rockstars & Royalty