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.
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I had been to one other bridal shop prior to Astra Bridal and Astra was miles above my other experience. It was honestly like a fairytale and Lisa was so helpful, really listening to what I thought I wanted! I loved everything I tried on and we found my dream dress. The whole process was amazing and I can't thank Astra and the team enough!
It was a great and personalized experience at Astra Bridal! I felt overwhelmed prior to my booking - out of my comfort zone thinking of having to try on potentially multiple dresses and make a finite decision. But, as soon as I was introduced to the Manager (Lisa), I was made to feel very comfortable and relaxed. They also openly let me video call my mother who is in a different country to participate in the appointment, which was very special. The whole session was professional, personal, relaxing - and I've left with a stunning dress to compliment the whole experience. Thank you, Lisa and team! Highly recommended!!
I can't say enough great things about Lisa and the team at Astra Bridal Wellington. I was really nervous and wasn't at all sure of what I was after. I sent through some dresses via the Wishlist function on their website (so handy), so they had pulled dresses and had them ready to go on the day of my appointment (so organized). While trying on dresses, Lisa was able to help me find my style by getting to know my personality! She can instantly pickup on your body language and helped you decide if the dress is right for you or not. To say she has an exceptional eye for this is an understatement. I tend to not like letting people down and want to make things like this go smoothly. She had a lovely way of empowering my dress decision making, while not pressuring me to make the decision on the day in front of all my gal tribe I had there cheering me on. She set up a private appointment for me a few days later during the week so I could come back in and try the two gowns I had narrowed it down to. I needed that extra appointment to shake off the last nerves and select my dress! Lisa was there every step of the way. Once selected, my dress wasn't going to be made and shipped to NZ until about 8 weeks before my wedding. The team sent frequent emails to keep me posted on arrival date (without me even asking) - it was such good peace of mind! Once my dress arrived I was overseas, they kept it until I could come in and do my final try-on. No guilt or fuss for the delay it took me to collect my dress - they were just happy for me! I could go on and on about all the other little things Lisa and the team have done... their professionalism, kindness and passion for their work is unmatched. Needless to say, I highly recommend the Astra Bridal Wellington team! Thank you again!!