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Lisa Macale

Lisa Macale

Lisa is an Academy Accredited Wedding and Event Planner, as well as holding a Bachelor of Business, she is also the creative director and owner of Willow Tree Creative, a wedding and event styling business.

Her passion and knowledge make her a wonderful tutor and she enjoys helping, supporting and mentoring those entering the industry and launching their new careers.

“I grew up in Nelson and made the decision to move to Australia about 6 years ago with my husband. Although I love living in Australia, New Zealand will always be home and I love travelling back regularly to see friends and family. I’m also still in touch with many NZ wedding vendors and love seeing all the very creative and talented work they are doing. I’m very excited to be collaborating with some of my favourite NZ wedding vendors on a bohemian styled shoot in December this year. I can’t wait to share more with you all!’

Lisa’s Wedding Styling Website – Willow Tree Creative

 

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Christine Ligthart

Christine Ligthart

Christine heads up our team of tutors and has been with the Academy almost from the start and has a career in weddings and events that spans 15 years. Whilst she now devotes most of her time to the Academy she continues to work on projects within the wedding and events industry including the I Do Crew, which sees our students getting exposure to real weddings under Christine’s watchful eye.

Christine is an industry expert and is known for setting trends rather than following them. We are very lucky to have her heading up the tutoring team with her wealth of knowledge and expertise. She tutors in Australia, New Zealand and the US, which makes her contribution to our courses invaluable as it brings such an international flavour.

Christine’s Website – www.idocrew.com.au

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Lizzie Waterson

Lizzie Waterson

Lizzie has over 11 years’ experience in the retail, catering and event management industry and prides herself on her background and diversity of knowledge. She has planned, styled and executed celebrations from an intimate 18 to large scales of over 120+ guests. From 5 weeks’ notice to 18 months.

She is the proud owner of Elizabeth Jean Weddings and Events originally established in 2012, but officially launched in Australia in 2014. In mid-2016 she relocated back to her home country of New Zealand and her business now operates in the North Island. Lizzy offers a personal commitment and dedication to all her students and loves sharing her knowledge.

Website – www.elizabethjeanweddings.co.nz

Tutors

A significant part of the learning experience at NZAWEP is the tutoring that is available to you as a student. Our tutors are one of the things that set our courses apart as their knowledge, guidance and feedback really does ensure our students are given every chance of success.