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Reviews 2018-10-16T11:05:02+00:00

Below are some reviews of events styled & designed by Outlandish Events…

Peach and Blue Baby Sprinkle

“Ish you are a machine, super woman, something out of a fairytale😘😘thank you for always coming through for me with your amazing work of art 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽😘😘”- Linda

Mermaid 3rd Birthday Party

“Dear Ishrat, when it comes to planning parties I always want one thing … the wow factor ! And you gave me just that !I am blown away that you were able to bring my vision for Kevara’s 3rd birthday to life ! Your attention to detail was impeccable! You created something magical and that’s most important to me ! Thank you ! 🎉😘” ~ Reshana

Rose Gold 60th Birthday Party

“Dear Ishrat,
Firstly, thank you coming out and meeting with me initially and for the timeous communication always. Your attention to detail was on point and you actioned everything just as I asked.
The decor was simple, yet so elegant and besides the flowers – I loved what you did with the napkins. Best of all I loved the look on Mother in Law’s face because that made it all worth it.
Gosh! I can’t believe it’s over and I can’t wait to work with you again! Thank you so much and keep up the good work. Your passion shines through so clearly!” ~ Natasha

Lavish Black & Gold 50th Birthday

“Hi Ishrat
THANK YOU so much to you, your husband and staff for all your amazing work and adding so much class to our function. The décor was absolutely beautiful, The cake and desserts were delicious and looked so amazing. Everyone was wowed. You pulled it off in such a short time. We received so many compliments and everyone was so impressed.”~ Sonia N

Vintage Airplane themed 1st Birthday Party

“Ishrat is absolutely amazing! She exceeded my expectations for my sons first birthday party! The attention to detail and her creativity is truly incredible. Everything was perfect.” ~ Parusha

80’s Retro themed 50th Birthday Party

“Ishrat what can I say, thank you so much for organizing my spectacular 50th retro themed birthday party this past weekend. From our initial meeting to the end product I received excellent service. Everyone at the party commented on the stunning props and general layout of the party. Once again a huge thanks.” ~ Sonya L

Luxe Turquoise and Gold Baby Shower

“This lady absolutely knows what she is doing and she is excellent!! The decor was stunning and we will definitely be taking her up for more of her beautiful work. Your hands are blessed…” ~ Rue

Rose Gold & Geometric Baby Soiree

“No words can describe how I felt this past weekend. Ishrat you have once again outdone yourself. My Baby Soirée was nothing short of breathtakingly amazing. You brought my vision into reality and left no stone unturned in ensuring that I had the best of everything on my special day. Your hardwork, dedication and levels of professionalism is definitely translated into the end result of your immaculate work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for a magical function.” ~ @aseema_kazi – The Style Factor

Game of  Thrones 40th Birthday Party

“Thank you for an amazing function! You really did a great job and my husband was so impressed! You made my life so much easier and you were a pleasure to work with. 😘😘😘.” Ayesha

Classic Winnie the Pooh 1st Birthday Party

“Ishrat
A big thank you for all the hard work in putting together Msimbithi’s big day. Thank you for entertaining every detail and request for the last 4 months and executing exactly to spec. The decor and layout were even better than I had imagined. Most of all thank you for your warmth and kindness. That I believe is the most important aspect when working with people. We will definitely be using you for all our family events. Good luck with your business which I am confident will grow from strength to strength, Love the Jonas family.”

Twin Baby Shower – Black & White Stripes

“Thank you so much Ishrat – everything was just PERFECT! You truly have a calling and your patience and kindness is commendable. Wishing you all the best for the future 💙” ~ Chantal

Baby Shower for wife of South African Rapper, Shugasmaks

“Ish you are a machine, super woman, something out of a fairytale😘😘thank you for always coming through for me with your amazing work of art” ~ Linda

Hot Air Balloon / Time Flies Inspired 1st Birthday Party – (London Client)

“Thank you Ishrat for making my vision a reality and creating the perfect 1st Birthday Party with the most beautiful memories for our family.
You were like a Fairy Godmother! Living in London and chatting to you once over the phone then meeting you for the first time to be greeted by this wonderful party that was my dream, I thank you. The attention to detail, your wonderful team and assistants on the day, absolutely everything was on point. My only regret is not ordering more of those delicious macaroons! Thank you Ishrat. I salute you. 🙏🏽 I will definitely call you the next time we’re in SA and having a function. Love your work! 💗” ~ Shereeze

1920’s French Themed 60th Birthday Party

“Thank you for giving so much meaning to people’s lives through your work, you really are blessed by uniting families and making sadness turn into joy. May this purpose only shine brighter. Everything looks so sexy Ishrat!!!” Shane & Fareda

Safari themed birthday Party – Egypt Client

“Thank you so much Ishrat, you have done an amazing job with my babies 1st birthday and I am so happy with it. All the guests were extremely amazed with the decor and the small details!! I have never met you but you were there when I needed to ask anything and you’ve made everything possible. Thank you and your team for making this day special🙏🏼 “ ~ Ingy

40th Birthday Party – Black and Gold with touches of Orange

“Dear Ishrat, thank you for the most beautiful decor at my husbands 40th birthday celebration. I wanted a classy elegant function and you have definitely met all of my expectations. Your creativity and attention to detail was most superb. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you in the future.” ~ Nameshnie

Twinkle Little Star Birthday Party

“Hi Ishrat, Derin and I would like to express our gratitude and thanks for taking our vision for Ava’s 1st birthday party. You took our vision and created something magical . There are too many highlights to mention, from the decor to the centrepieces and the cakes were absoutely delicious! I will definitely be calling you for our next event!” ~ Daphne

“Coming of Age” High Tea

“The food and set up was so amazing!!!! My family can’t stop talking about the day. Thank you for creating a fantastic high tea. Everything was perfect.. A fairytale come true for both Simi and I. Thank you very much. The caterer…. my word…. the food was divine! I definitely want to use them again! God bless you!” ~ Geraldine

Wild One Themed 1st Birthday Party – Kuwait Client

“Thank you once again for the beautiful set up! You really did exceed our expectations. It was lovely to meet you and your hubby, and I’m already looking forward to our next party. Your work is exquisite! We had such a wonderful time and everyone was blown away by your attention to details.” ~ Lechelle

Breakfast At Tiffany Baby Shower

“Dear Ishrat Joosub
It already feels nostalgic typing a Very belated THANK YOU note for what you did for me on the 5th of August. Bridget found you on the Internet, she took a chance and ask you to help her plan my baby shower, she had no personal recommendations she just stepped out on faith & it is all thanks to your positive customer appreciation comments on your Instagram, Blog & Facebook page. You have managed to decipher all of Bridget Madzunya’s jumbled ideas and make reality 10 times better. You played your biggest role in giving me the most wonderful day of my life & for that I am eternally grateful. My baby shower was flawless. I was blown away nga decor. My friends even commented that the flowers were still holding up 2 weeks after the event. Thank you so much for your attention to detail and for the outstanding job you & your team did, decor was beyond the word beautiful & you captured the ambiance I envisioned. Bridget said your passion, professionalism and honesty made you a pleasure to work with and the baby shower planning experience less stressful.
Lets talk about the wonderful lunch you catered for us. My friends commented on how delicious the food was & how beautifully it was displayed. Welcome drinks tasted divine & every other synonym in the book .The presentation was flawless and the quality was impeccable. I could go on & on but I will become redundant real fast L🤣😂L
Khekhe neh aka cake…..to me the artistry of your design was phenomenal. I absolutely loved the cake… it was delicious & the vanilla cupcakes was a huge hit for me. Thank you for helping us celebrate my baby shower in a first class way. ” ~ Nicole

Christening Lunch for South African Rapper, Shugasmakx and his wife Linda Mothibe

“Hi Ish, everything went so well yesterday. I’m so glad. Everyone was so amazed by the decor, my aunt may be calling you soon. Thank you so much for putting everything together at such short notice” ~ Linda Mothibe & Shugasmakx

Luxury Destination Wedding – Sun City

“Thank you so much for giving us the most gorgeous wedding of all time. And also for saving the day when Sun City didn’t cooperate. I wouldn’t be able to do this if it weren’t for you and your amazing team. You are the true salt of this earth and we admire you so much.
There wasn’t anything I wanted that you couldn’t make possible. You are a super woman and one freaking great wedding planner. People!!! If you are looking for the best wedding and event planner in South Africa, Ishrat Joosub is who you want to plan your special day!
Thank you once again Outlandish Events – you totally outdone yourselves!!!!” ~ Mr & Mrs Lombard

To view this Luxury Destination Wedding, click here.

Harry Potter Inspired Birthday Party

“Dear Ishrat. I can’t say how appreciative I am for the awesome work you did for us at Kaedon’s Harry Potter themed party. Working with you was an absolute pleasure – you are accommodating, attentive and a great person. Your creativity and attention to detail is awesome! Kaedon’s first was a success because you brought the theme to life. Thank you so much, and I will definitely be working with you in the future.” ~ Tam

Tiffany Inspired Baby Shower Aug 2017

“Thank you so much Ishrat, you have done a wonderful job with my sister’s baby shower and I am so grateful. My sister was very happy. You are a lovely, patient and accommodating woman and you show so much passion in whatever you do. May God bless you and your team, to continue to grow and be the best you can be. Our paths will definitely cross again as Outlandish Events will handle my baby shower too. Thanks again🙏🏼” ~ Bridgette

Black and Silver 35th Birthday Party

“Very professional job done for my birthday. I have never met this wonderful women but I got hold of her from Zimbabwe and told her what I want done and she did exactly what I wanted.. Very happy with her services and her decoration was on point. Thank you so much Ishrat ” – Nazia

Mermaid Oasis 1st Birthday Party

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for the awesome decor set up and event planning that you put together for Neraya’s party. Throughout our discussions everything I imagined and tried explaining, you definitely made it a reality. My guests had one word for me when they were leaving and that was “STUNNING”. You are really very talented with overflowing creativity.” ~ Jess

Picnic At The Park 1st Birthday Party

“Thank you so much for the beautiful work done. Everyone was amazed with the decorations and how they added to the atmosphere. You certainly took all my anxieties and worries away. It’s unusual to find such professional and friendly service anywhere. Thanks again xx” ~ Tumi

Hello Kitty 2nd Birthday Party

“Dear Ishrat, wow … I have no words ! Your attention to detail and impeccable execution and planning was outstanding ! Thank you for bringing all my ideas to life and making my baby’s birthday so special 💖” – Reshana

Unicorn 1st Birthday Party (Gold and Pastel Colour Scheme)

Dear Ishrat, Thank you for far surpassing my expectations on Amaira’s party. I heard of you via referrals and saw the stunning parties you had set up via your blog. You truly have found your calling in event planning and making peoples vision come true. Amaira’s Unicorn party was so stylish, beautiful, classy and as per my brief Magnificent⭐⭐⭐ I look forward to you setting up many more of my parties and seeing you at my friends events. Onwards and upwards, all the best for the future.” – Sungeetha

All White Elegance Baby Shower

April the 8th 2017 will forever be imprinted on my heart. And this because of your amazing work Ishrat. When I first saw your work on your website, I knew I had found someone with an amazing eye for detail and passion for making people’s imagination come to life. I always knew you were going to deliver an amazing baby shower but what I got was far beyond my imagination, it was beyond anything I could ever have imagined. So much so that I was moved to tears (I know, I’m totally emo). You took my ideas and just elevate them to another level. Nothing was done haphazardly, everything was well thought through and just enhanced the elegant white theme that I had given you. From the amazing flower arrangements to the most amazing dessert feature table I and the guests at the shower have ever seen!!! Those giant paper flowers are the most gorgeous things I’ve ever seen!!! And the treats on the table, the most delicious macaroons and cake we have all ever tasted!!! Oh my the Cake!!! Everywhere you looked on the main table, there was some detail that you pick up! The most impeccable attention to detail I have ever seen. Everyone was really blown away and Rendani (mom-to-be) was completely moved at the beauty of it all. And even today, a week later we all can’t stop talking about “Rendi’s Epic baby shower!!!!”, thanks to you Ishrat. I want to thank you so much for the professionalism and the love put into making my friends baby shower Epic! The passion and the love you have for your work really does come through in the final product. I will definitely use you in the future and in fact am telling everyone I know to use your services too! Thank you once again! ” – Rosetta

Tiffany & Co. Inspired Wedding Reception

“I just wanted to thank Outlandish Events for the most amazing event ever. Mohamed and Ayesha’s Wedding reception. The decor was done to perfection over and beyond my imagination. Ishrat took my ideas and turned it into something spectacular. All the guests are still talking about how beautiful the event was and all the credit goes to Ishrat and her team. Thank you very much.” ~ Habiba

Tiffany & Co. Inspired Baby Shower

“Baby Mo & Co on the 08th of October 2016 – Words cannot describe the gratitude I feel towards Ishrat and her team for pulling off such an amazing baby shower for us. Everything about the baby shower was exactly how I had pictured it, classy and elegant. The weather was trying to play devil’s advocate but Ish and her team soldiered on and weathered it all to pull off an amazing event. Everyone who attended was blown away by everything, I’m sure you will be hearing from a few of them soon. I can’t wait for my next big event (Baby Mo’s 1st birthday) so that I can enlist your services once again and I’m sure a lot more times thereafter. Cannot wait to see the professional pics. Thank you for also being such a consummate professional as well, much appreciated.” ~ Mokgadi

Elegant Pastel Carnival Themed 1st Birthday Party

“Dear Ishrat, thank you for putting together such an incredible birthday party for my baby last weekend. I wanted a bespoke, WOW event and you definitely met my expectations. The detail was outstanding and you took everything I asked for and brought it to life in the most creative, beautiful and fun way. I would also like to commend you on your professionalism. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you in the last few months and I wish your business every success in the future.” Ayesha

60th Birthday Party – Black and Silver

“Wow – where do I even start? Having not had much experience organising events of any kind, I contacted Ishrat after finding examples of her previous uniquely beautiful events on the web. She immediately put me at ease and handled everything with an ease that only comes from years of experience. My dad’s 60th went off without fault and that is largely due to Ishrat and her amazing skills. Guests marvelled at the unique decor and raved about the food for hours. Thank you so much for always being available to give advice, answer any questions and for organising our event. We will be forever grateful and will definitely recommend you to others and be in touch for other events we may host.” Tanya

Schindler Lifts SA

“Thank you for all the help, it went off very well. Your team was great and I appreciated their pro- activeness and interaction with the crowd, that made my job easier. I received so many compliments about the food, that was great. Thanks again for all your help thus far.” ~ Amita

Little Man 1st Birthday Party

Hi Ishrat,

Just a little note to say thank you once again for planning and setting up Aiden’s first birthday party. You exceeded our expectations. Your attention to detail was impeccable as usual and the party set up was so stylish and elegant. I can’t wait for the pictures. Thank you for the food and waffle recommendations. They were both so divine and the waffles was a big hit with all the guests. Thank you for also being so patient with all the last minute requests, due to the unpredictable weather. I wish you all the success with your business and look forward to using your services again. ” ~ Janine

Vintage Train 5th Birthday Party

Dearest Ishrat, I’ve been trying to find the perfect words to properly convey how completely bowled over we are over Reevash’s party. Clearly I’m still searching lol. Thank you so incredibly much for a job beyond the point of well done…it was all stunning! Our guests couldn’t get over the decor, food, venue and general atmosphere of the day. You’re such a star, throughout this planning process you have been phenomenal, friendly and truly efficient no matter how many times I called you and nagged you. I cannot wait to work with you again on another event for us.
Take care and God bless : )” ~ Michel

Paris High Tea Birthday Party

“Words cannot describe how grateful we are to you.You did an absolutely fabulous job on the Paris themed party.Your artistic abilities,attention to detail is so amazing…Thank you once again.” ~ Charmaine

Frozen Fever Birthday Party

“Dear Ishrat, I would like to Express our gratitude for the Gorgeous Décor at my daughter Yara’s 5th Party on the 10th September 2016. All my guests truly appreciated the setup and was amazed at the details of your work . Your designated team was before time to start the set up and we were extremely impressed with the end result. My husband and I surely got the “WOW” factor and wanted to say Thank you for your outstanding work, Well Done and will surely reach out to you for future occasions.” ~ Rookshana

Mehndi Themed Birthday Party (Henna Tattoo Party)

“Just want to thank you for making the girls’ day so special. They loved every single thing about it! It was such a pleasure working with you on this. And everything was even better than I imagined! I look forward to you doing more of our parties!! THANK YOU!!” – The Whimsical Whisk (Rezana)

Carnival First Birthday Party

“Dear Ishrat,
Hubby and I would like to express our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to you for the amazing decor setup and coordination for our son’s first birthday party. I am so glad that I found your website while I was searching for a service provider with a difference, someone who could make our event unique and spectacular! The decor was all that I envisioned and more! Thank you for being so friendly and accommodating and we look forward to working with you again in the future.” ~ Sarisha

Vintage Carousel Birthday Party

“My go-to person for my events since before my little girl was born! We’ve grown to become friends and you understand me so well. Thanks for an amazing event! Just the most magnificent attention to detail I’ve ever seen! Thank you Outlandish Events for your keen eye, we’re a great team! I look over my shoulder and you are there! You make others so happy so your family will always be blessed… Here’s to your business growing from strength to strength dear Ishrat” Marsh

Alice in Wonderland 1st Birthday Party

“Hi Ishrat,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a well coordinated and well executed party. We’ve spent months planning this and you took my vision and implemented every detail perfectly. I’m very meticulous and thorough and not only did you manage my expectations with finesse and flair – you also met every one of my requests and delivered it exactly as envisaged.

You made my baby’s birthday so magical and left all my guests wowed by the décor. Here’s to many, many more events planned by Outlandish – you have a loyal customer for life 🙂 Take care” – Natasha

Royal Prince 1st Birthday Party

“Ishi, thank you so much. I had a fantastic time. The deco was fantastic. I really appreciate you making this day special. I look forward to working with you again in the near future 🙂” Mbali

1st Birthday Party Owl, Ducks and Teddy Theme

“Firstly, a really big thank you for all of your hard work in getting my little man’s 1st birthday looking so awesome! It was such a pleasure to work with you over the many weeks before the big day. One of the best parts was not having to do anything myself on the day- all we had to do was arrive and everything was ready and stunning. Never having to worry and always knowing that you had everything under control was invaluable! It was so helpful to have everything (from the birthday cake and dessert table, to photographer and decor) organised through you. Thank you again for having taken so much time and effort to make his birthday such a success!” – Kat

Royal Princess High Tea

“Since my daughter’s birthday, I have received nothing but excellent feedback and compliments from guests about the day overall. Especially the amazing decor and set up all arranged by Outlandish Events. It was a true pleasure working with Ishrat and the team – thank you for making the entire day and planning stress free and enjoyable. I found your team extremely helpful and accommodating. No request was too big or unachievable. Thank you once again, all your hard work was highly appreciated.” – Azmeena

To read more about this Royal Princess High Tea click here.

Vintage Baby Shower

“Thank you once more, you and your team excelled, I couldn’t even have imagined how perfect it would all turn out, the treats and cake turned out SUPER, your caterer’s cooking is out of this world. We totally loved everything! I will definitely recommend you to many on my FB profile once all pics are in! Thank you a million times over I am blessed to have found you! ” – Deb

To read more about this event, click here.

80’s Themed 30th Birthday

“Ishrat and her team were so professional throughout the planning of my event and completely inconspicuous and unintrusive in their setting up. She has wonderful ideas and allows you as the client to forget about all the background incidentals.
It was a stunning evening! Thank you so much Ishrat. We will definitely recommend your services and only use you going forward.” Penny

Chanel Chic Baby Shower

Good morning Ishrat I didn’t want to message you over the last two days, the hopes that you have spent them resting and recovering! I didn’t want you to suffer cardiac arrest when you saw my name pop up I wanted to thank you again for all your hard work on Saturday. I know how much effort went into the event before we even got to Saturday and for that, and your commitment to our vision on Saturday means more to me than I can say.

Thank you for everything and for your lovely positive attitude. Everyone was complimenting Outlandish Events, and I lost count of how many people I have since sent your number to, who want you to plan their events in the future. For me that speaks to the quality of your work and I am so so appreciative. Thank you for giving me such a beautiful baby shower, you pulled it off very well. My mom thought you were so so lovely, and had such good things to say about you I love working with you, I feel we really understand one another and (bonus) You’re just a wonderful person! 

Thank you so much

Theodora Tambo

To read more about this Chanel Chic Baby Shower click here.

Vintage Baby Shower 

“Thank you to Ishrat and her team for the wonderful service. Right from the start Ishrat made the time to meet me at my convenience to discuss the vision. She had unique and awesome ideas that she shared with me. Ishrat is extremely professional and reliable. On the day of the baby shower, her team arrived early and did a splendid job.

Everything looked stunning and better than what I imagined and the guests were really impressed and complimented the decor. Thank you for everything, for catering to all my needs and for creating such a wonderful vintage themed baby shower. It was perfect! Can’t wait for Outlandish Events to plan my next event.” Viveshnee

Diamonds & Pearls Lunch for Baby Arianne

“Hi Ishrat,

I wanted to express my gratitude for all the effort you put into planning and executing Arianne’s special day. Time was limited and details sketchy, but you managed to crystallize some ideas into a beautiful setting. Your interpretation of the “diamond and pearls” theme coupled with our pastel colour scheme, was nothing short of “WOW”! Your attention to detail and personal and professional approach was evident throughout. The day was filled with several special moments we will all treasure for years to come. Thank you again for making it possible.

Kind regards,
Rosa”

Rustic 1st Birthday Party

We want to say thank you so much for the effort you did for Sahar’s birthday party. You and the team definitely made the party planning process stress free and smooth sailing! All we had to do was have a good time with our guests. You did an excellent job and was dependable and helpful, and really know what you are doing.

The décor was absolutely amazing and we received so many compliments on the party and it was all because you put everything together perfectly. You understood our vision and it turned out beautifully! I would definitely recommend you to anyone in need of an event planner. Farhadh and I are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you and Outlandish Events.

Thank you so much again!

Thayaba & Farhadh

Read more about this Rustic 1st Birthday party here

 Vintage High Tea Baby Shower

The decor was outstanding and exceeded expectations, everything was so very pretty & perfect. The cake, and other baked goods were too cute for words and delicious! I loved the photo area and can’t wait to see the pictures. I also really enjoyed the nappy message guessing game as well – it was fun. Overall it was a lovely event and I will definitely use you again! Cheers.” – Fulu

Read more about this Vintage High Tea Baby Shower here.

Baby Shower Games Co-ordination

Thank you for your service provided for my sisters bridal shower on the 24th January 2015 in suggesting and coordinating the games. The service that you provided was impeccable and you were very interactive with my guests. I will definitely  use you for any future functions. Thank you.” – Karessa

One Direction 11th Birthday Party

“Hi Ishrat
The party was really stunning, over and above what I expected. I am a control freak and gave you some hassles but you clearly did an outstanding job on my daughter’s party. The venue looked exceptional and my daughter and husband was really very happy with your work and professionalism. I will definitely recommend you to others! Keep up the good work! Kind Regards.” – Kay

American Fairground 13th Birthday Party

“Hi Ishrat
Just wanted to say Thank you so much for everything you did for Catherine’s birthday party. It was a huge success, the girls had so much fun. Also I want to thank you for all the effort you made, the attention to detail, it was really lovely. Warm Regards” -Belinda

Dalmatian First Birthday Party

“Just wanted to thank you for the great party you threw for us on saturday, we enjoyed it immensely and everyone complimented me on the theme and set up . Thanks as well for sticking around and helping out, it was much appreciated. I will definitely use you in future again and recommend you to my friends.” Anesca

 Ready to Pop & Butterflies Baby Shower

“Just a small note to say a big thank you for organizing my baby shower. The set up was absolute stunning , the food was good and the desserts and cakes were amazing. All my guests were blown away and they absolutely enjoyed the baby shower. They were really impressed by your work and I am sure quite a few took your business card. I would definitely recommend you to other people and look forward to using you in the near future. Thank you as well for the gift for Jaime. It was really thoughtful of you.” – Janine

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