The Concepts Collection Featured in Management Today Magazine

“Currently featured in the latest issue Management Today Magazine is an article about The Concepts Collection and the 3 companies that make up our portfolio of luxury businesses. For our international readers, we have shared this enlightening article with you and for our local followers, enjoy the article as you find out more about the real story behind The Concepts Collection.”

“Currently featured in the latest issue Management Today Magazine is an article about The Concepts Collection and the 3 companies that make up our portfolio of luxury businesses. For our international readers, we have shared this enlightening article with you and for our local followers, enjoy the article as you find out more about the real story behind The Concepts Collection.”

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Currently featured in the latest issue Management Today Magazine is an article about The Concepts Collection and the 3 companies that make up our portfolio of luxury businesses. Management Today is the only magazine in South Africa which is positioned as a source of management learning, information and knowledge. The journal is now in its 29th volume with its editorial focus currently aimed towards the more strategic and leadership topics in business. Although based in Johannesburg, South Africa, the magazine has a wide international appeal to all current and inspiring managers globally.

For our international readers, we have shared this enlightening article with you below and for our local followers, enjoy the article as you find out more about the real story behind The Concepts Collection.

The Concepts Collection – Dedicated to the Art of Distinctive Celebrations

A chance encounter in the Cape Wine lands in the year 2000 created the backdrop for one of South Africa’s most romantic yet compelling and current business success stories. It was there that two European travellers met for the first time, started a love affair with South Africa, fell in love with each other and embarked together  on a journey that saw them  pack their bags and leave Europe behind for a new life in Cape Town.

12 years later Christina and Richard Holt are now at the helm of the Concepts Collection a family of three companies Wedding Concepts, Travel Concepts and Event Concepts. A luxury brand that combines European sense of style & service with local spirit & culture, each one designs the ultimate in exclusive, luxury experiences across Southern Africa.

With their offices located in Cape Town and soon to be Johannesburg , the Concepts Team conceptualise and create everything from designer wedding celebrations to corporate events to brand launches, incentive travel and tailor-made holidays. Each of these handcrafted experiences is as unique as it is unforgettable.

Whilst focused on different markets, Richard and Christina ensure that each company lives and breathes their core values of creative flair, a bespoke service, natural-born style and an unmistakable passion for excellence and detail at every level.

With 400 exclusive weddings under its belt, Flagship Company Wedding Concepts is already South Africa’s most sought after wedding business. As the summer approaches the team are again gearing up for another season of designer weddings at one of the Cape’s world-renowned wine estates, on pristine beaches, exclusive hotels  or game reserves a little further afield. As well as organising celebrations for some of South Africa’s most recognisable personalities, a worldwide reputation also ensures they will be again welcoming discerning international bridal parties from all across the globe.

Showcasing the best of Southern Africa to the rest of the world remains at the heart of Christina and Richard’s key mission and with so many wedding guests arriving here to attend celebrations and combine it with an African adventure, the creation of Travel Concepts as the second business in the family was a natural extension.


Says Richard “Our research showed us that international guests were staying in South Africa for at least ten days around the wedding day and making a holiday of it. Many had not been here before so Travel Concepts was set up as a highly personalised travel planning and booking service for our bridal couples and their guests. Our exclusive honeymoon ideas and guest services programmes are now hugely popular, offering insider tips, inspiring insights and individual attention and creating exciting itineraries that connect people to the beating heart of Africa.”

Event Concepts is the latest addition to the Concepts Collection and highlights the owners’ ability to create new business opportunities. Says Christina “Designing wedding celebrations for some of South Africa’s top business leaders has showcased our business first hand to literally thousands of people.  As a result we were always being asked to replicate our work for corporate functions and other special events. In many ways Event Concepts was any easy choice and reaction from the market has been very exciting

As they say the Concepts Collection was a marriage made in heaven.
With Christina’s innate sense of style and 6-star service experience and Richard’s business vision and sense of adventure, their company was always destined to expand to encompass all of their great passions – people, memorable experiences and once-in-a-lifetime African journeys.