“You need to listen to what the bride wants, this is not your wedding. You have to bring her vision to life.”
I had the pleasure to interview Lisa Bauer of Tartan Weddings. Tartan Weddings is a premier destination wedding planning service that offers unique wedding experiences in historic castles of Scotland. Founded in 2018, Tartan Weddings was born out of a love for Scottish castles, traditions, and the incomparable beauty of the Scottish countryside. A native of Scotland, Lisa Bauer decided to combine her event planning skills with knowledge of her home country to help guide couples to create the wedding of their dreams. Tartan Weddings strives to preserve Scottish wedding traditions such as: Quaich, handfasting, bagpipes, kilts, Scottish country dance and more.
Thank you so much for your time. I know that you are a very busy person. Can you share your “backstory” with us?
I’m originally from Scotland. I was born in Glasgow and grew up in Crimond, a small village in the North East of Scotland. I went to Aberdeen University and graduated with an MA (Hons) in Psychology and then went on to Northern College and graduated with a postgraduate certificate in Primary education. I moved to NYC in 2001, I have two girls ages 12 and 9 from my first marriage.
How did you get involved in the event planning industry?
After planning my own Scottish castle wedding at Dalhousie Castle from NYC, August 2017 I realized that Scotland is way less expensive when it comes to weddings. Prior to starting my own business, I worked with illustrator and entertainment expert Cathy Graham to execute events.
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
Tartan Weddings is a brand new company and there is always something exciting to work on. I am constantly adding new companies and castles to my arsenal of Scottish vendors. I’m also excited about…