Meet the Team

Destination Weddings should be just as unique and special as those for couples getting married here in the UK, and this is the principle on which The Bridal Consultant was born.

Lisa Burton – Founder

Weddings Abroad – Our promise to you

We will plan your dream wedding with ease and expertise meaning your wedding day will be all you have dreamed of and much more.

On your behalf we promise to continually aim for the skies and only use the best available suppliers to us in the industry meaning your wedding will be the best it possibly can be. Whenever you need us we’ll be there, your confidante, your friend, your wedding planner.

With over 1400 amazing weddings abroad planned we’re one of the most experienced companies in the industry. While we concentrate on quality not quantity our time in the industry means there is very little we haven’t seen or done and you can make the best of our vast knowledge to ensure your wedding is not left to chance.

We’re regularly featured in the press and our head wedding planner Lisa has been lucky enough to have a few glamorous photos shoots in the main stream press, see press features here, we’re incredibly proud of these as it’s our way of bringing the weddings abroad industry into the limelight where it belongs and to people like you!

Our testimonials speak for themselves but if you need extra assurance click here and enjoy. We really appreciate our couples taking the time to tell us about their experience and we love to share those memories with you our future couples

Meet the Dream Team

Lisa

I’m the founder and head wedding planner of the Bridal Consultant.

The idea initially came to me from a mix of my love of travel and planning my own destination wedding with a less than competent wedding planner. Albeit I was getting married in Scotland and living in England the stresses were still the same. Not being able to get in contact with our wedding planner (he went on a ‘round the world trip’ for 3 months just before my wedding) led to lots of unnecessary worry and stress in the run up to the wedding. In the end we had the perfect day (even though it rained all day), and due to that experience I founded The Bridal Consultant.

My earlier 20’s were spent travelling Southern America and the Caribbean, during this time I witnessed the conveyor belt style weddings and this helped me to define the concept of The Bridal Consultant and decide which type of weddings I did and, more importantly, didn’t want to plan.

I decided to create a company that would offer excellent communication first and foremost and be completely honest, for example we have no hidden fees, no hard to understand small print in our contract, no unfair practices and will be as flexible as possible within the realms of the venue you are working with as we know things don’t always go to plan when it comes to weddings!

We focus on building strong relationships with all of our partners and vendors and this is really our key focus. When we consider a new venue or visit a new destination I don’t only think of it from my point of view but I also consider what our clients want and desire.

I’m proud of the way the Bridal Consultant has grown and is now one of the leading wedding planning agencies in the UK offering destination weddings.

Due to the quality of our weddings our reputation has grown with us and first and foremost is our client experience. Awards are lovely but more importantly to us is the feedback from our couples after the big day!

Matt

I’m Matt the other half of the Bridal Consultant, I used to be an IT engineer but I’ve worked alongside Lisa since 2009 when we welcomed our daughter, Olympia into the world.

We’re very much a family business and we love it that way.

I’ve helped Lisa to grow the business from strength to strength.

My role in the business is to oversee, improve and maintain all the back office systems including the website, essentially I make sure that our every day processes work as smoothly as possible.

I work regularly on the website and making sure it works, after all it’s our ‘shop front’ so to speak. I make sure it’s constantly updated with fresh material (I don’t actually write the material, that’s Lisa).

I also undertake all the less glamorous tasks such as finance and invoicing, and the more ‘mundane’ tasks that we do every day that you never see but without which the business wouldn’t function.

Lisa and I met whilst travelling and working abroad and we’re very much travelers at heart, it’s where we get our inspiration and ideas. I love that with my work I get to travel and experience new things, I’ve visited many beautiful places from Greece to Italy, my favourite to date being Bermuda.

And yes business men DO actually wear Bermuda Shorts!

When I’m not working or being a Dad I like to read, watch autobiographies, cook, take long bike rides, play board games and watch formula one.

We also love exploring beautiful Cheshire and North Wales where we live.

The last 16 years have been a wild ride and I can’t wait to see where the next 16 years takes us!