Lisa has been involved in bridal since she can remember. Sometimes fitting sewing and designing around raising her children or having another job. When the opportunity came up to combine her passion and a career in the industry she jumped at the chance. It took no time for her to move in to the position of manager and has led the team in Wellington for a number of years. Her expertise in gown construction is fabulous and any bride lucky enough to be with Lisa will receive the benefit of that knowledge. But the construction knowledge is only part of the enthusiasm and love of bridal that Lisa can bring to a bride's experience at Astra.

Photo thanks to Laura Ridley

Lisa can be found in Wellington


HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I reached out to Astra Bridal after a very negative experience with another bridal boutique and absolutely wished I had of come here first. At my Zoom pre-consult, Lisa listened, reassured, guided and made me feel so excited! A few days later, I came in for my in person appointment. We explored lots of options and tried on so many dresses! There is a very wide range of styles, sizes etc, and you are able to purchase directly from the hanger - which is exactly what I did. Astra Bridal are so lovely, knowledgeable and go above and beyond! Thank you so much Lisa and the wonderful team at Astra <3 photos of the dress, as my wedding hasn't happened yet.

February, 2024


Lisa was amazing and so friendly! She went above and beyond to get my dream dress in a good condition and made me feel really comfortable and special trying on all the dresses. They have a lovely selection and I was so excited to find my dream dress there.

February, 2024

#ASTRABRIDE Katherine Stempa

Such an enjoyable process and would not hesitate to recommend them. Thank you so much for the experience Lisa and the whole team. Said yes to the dress!

January, 2024