Boutique Bridal Concepts
15 Jan 2021

Ultra luxurious 4-day destination wedding in Franschhoek

By Ursula Forrest |

When this gorgeous, fun-loving, globe-trotting, sophisticated bride-to-be, asked me to plan her highly personalised, bespoke and intimate wedding, I knew that this destination wedding was written in the stars! From the moment I met Bonny via Zoom, I adored her! Her passion, her vision, her enthusiasm and her unparalleled knowledge of food and wine, combined with her direct appr  Read More

06 Nov 2019

Romantic Destination Weddings in South Africa

By Ursula Forrest |

10 Reasons why I love destination marquee weddings in Cape Town, South Africa! Bridal couples have absolute flexibility to design the wedding (/ourservices/destination-weddings-and-events) of your dreams with no limitations except for your imagination. There are a number of fabulous locations within an easy 2 hour drive from Cape Town and even less from CT International Airport. Gue  Read More

21 Nov 2016

A French Affair -40th Birthday

By Ursula Forrest |

It's not every day you turn 40 and although my blogs are usually wedding related, I wanted to share my 40th birthday celebration with you for no other reason other than to showcase the amazing wedding suppliers (/supplier-categories) Boutique Bridal Concepts works with and industry friends who at very short notice (4 days) helped me pull together my entire 40th birthday celebration fr  Read More

30 Sep 2015

What does a Wedding Planner do?

By Ursula Forrest |

Photo Credit: Lauren Kriedemann I recently sat down with one of our brides and she asked me this exact question. Although it is obvious to a wedding planning expert, there are different levels of planning and even different types of wedding planners and coordinators in the industry. In fact, the wedding industry has become such a large industry that there are companies who have  Read More

04 Aug 2015

2016 Wedding Trend - Jewelled Head Pieces

By Ursula Forrest |

It's easy to see why these fabulous jewelled head pieces are the hottest wedding trend this coming summer! With fairy tale wedding dresses, enchanted garden wedding reception decor, the perfect wedding accessory to tie it all together would be a gorgeously designed and bespoke jewelled head piece. We simply love Maria Elena's custom-made jewelled head pieces in metallic tones of sil  Read More

31 Jul 2015

2016 Wedding Trends - Bridal Hair & Hair Accessories

By Ursula Forrest |

2016's hottest bridal hair trend is simply gorgeous! Floral crowns and jewelled head pieces are part of each brides bridal wear for 2016 and this trends certainly complements the enchanted fairy-tale like dresses that have been seen in the 2016 Spring Bridal Collections. Brides are opting for beautiful, bespoke custom-made head pieces made from jewels, crystals and beads. Mar  Read More

31 Jul 2015

2016 Wedding Trends - Bridal Wear

By Ursula Forrest |

Images top left and clockwise to bottom right: Stardust Collection by Mira Zwillinger, Venice Collection by Inbal Dror, Les Reeves Bohemians by Galia Lahav Couture, Opulence Collection by Elbeth Gillis, Spring 2016 Collection by Berta Bridal and a Bespoke Vera Wang. The 2016 Bridal Collections left us speechless! Just when I thought wedding dresses could not possi  Read More

17 Nov 2014

Wedding Trends for 2015

By Ursula Forrest |

Wedding Trends for 2015 have taken last years trend of opulence one step further into a world of magic where dresses and ceremony and reception decorations are whimsical, ephemeral and a little bit out of this world. Spring 2015 Wedding Colours Colours are either a mixture of subdued shades or bright, deep vibrant tones, rich dark blacks and metallics and golds. The mor  Read More


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