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Love Story Stationery

Altrincham, Greater Manchester

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Traders Outlet, 16 The Downes


Greater Manchester

WA14 2PU


About Love Story...

Love Story create contemporary, unusual and highly personal wedding stationery for every stage of your big day from Save the Dates to Invitations, Table Planners to Order of Service, Menus, Place Cards, Guest Books, Thank You cards and more. All of the designs in their portfolio are intended to be a starting point for ideas as opposed to a finished, off the shelf product, giving you complete control of the style, design, look and feel of your wedding stationery. "It can sound cliche to say your invitation sets the tone for the day," says Rachel McKenna owner and Chief Designer, 'but it is just so true! I work really closely with my clients to make sure that their stationery not only looks right within the style of their wedding but also that it works practically with their particular venue." It is this mix of Rachel's personal approach combined with her creative flair and practical experience which makes Love Story stand out from the crowd. "Attention to detail is one of the most important aspects of my job," say Rachel, "that, and making sure that all of my lovely couples feel their stationery truly reflects them and their love story."

Consultations are free and without obligation and are an ideal way to take on board the wealth of options and ideas that Love Story has to offer. If you can't see exactly what you're looking for don't worry, Rachel and here team can start from scratch to create something truly bespoke. 

Love Story's designs cater for every style including vintage, contemporary, elegant, traditional, quirky, clean and modern, sparkly or subtle - all with those little unusual twists and a modern approach which ensures their stationery is always at the cutting edge of wedding stationery design. 

Where to see their work...

Love Story are proud to be part of Traders Outlet, Altrincham. Please note this is a display space only and is not manned. However it does showcase over 25 of their Invitation designs as well as a large portfolio of Table Plan designs allowing you to see the quality of their work and the level of craftsmanship involved. Take the first staircase to the first floor and turn right to find their display. 

Consultations are by appointment only at Rachel's home in Altrincham, Cheshire and can also take place via telephone or Skype if you are not local to Manchester, equally Rachel is more than happy to answer queries by email. "Consultations should be relaxed and enjoyable but also informative so that a couple leaves feeling excited and like they've ticked one big job off their list!" says Rachel, " I always try to price options up on the day itself so I can talk to couples about how best to use their budget - where to splash out for maximum impact and where, if necessary, to keep things a little more simple."

The opening hours listed are for Traders Outlet itself, consultations are by appointment only, please email to arrange yours.

You can also see Love Story stationery at various Wedding Shows throughout the year, please see their website for full details. 


A full Price Guide can be found on their website which will help give you an idea of how much your stationery could cost. Due to the bespoke nature of the services offered, all couples are quoted individually. There is a minimum order of £300.00 for Invitations. As a guide, for couples placing a 'package' order including Invites and 'On the Day' stationery (Order of Service Table Planning etc) you could expect to spend an average of £1000.00. This of course greatly depends on numbers and the designs you choose. Rachel is excellent at offering suggestions as to how to utilise your budget and can give accurate prices at your consultation or via email.


We cannot recommend Rachel at Love Story highly enough! She was recommended to us by Eventures, our venue dressers, once it became apparent that we had left our stationery ordering very, very late! From the very start, Rachel was professional, accessible and helpful. Despite the fact that we were very close to Christmas, very close to our wedding and indeed what must have been a very busy time for her, Rachel was very calm and organised - we knew we were in good hands! She set about designing our table names and place cards quickly, sending drafts through to our email accounts for approval. This was an absolute lifesaver as we were planning the wedding remotely and couldn't view any prototypes in personal. Rachel 'got' our style from the initial chats and we were so pleased with her suggested designs. We did some slight tweaking via email and, shortly thereafter, approved the final designs. To make our lives easier, Rachel delivered the stationery direct to Eventures so that all our kit for the room was in one place - and, thankfully, out of our hands! Saw the finished products for the first time on the day and were blown away. People commented on how wonderful the stationery looked and the fit with the rest of the room was fantastic. Thank you so much Love Stories!

As a business owner of a wedding company I can highly recommend Rachel and Love Story. We have been recommending her services for many years now and she has never let us or our clients down. We love working with Rachel, her stationery is unique and of a high standard and she is very professional and enthusiastic. A necessity to your big day!

I first met Rachel at a wedding fayre in Manchester I had a good chance to look at the vast samples that where there and then had a good chat with Rachel. I ordered table number order of service, with some other bits for the big day the detail and hundreds of emails for proofs to get them perfect where second to none. Rachel took the time and that bit of extra effort with us as even to the week leading up to the wedding we had to change people's names and also add people Rachel took this in her stride. When we received our order it was amazing and people commented on how fine the details where. I would think to say a HUGE thank you for a stress free part of the wedding that made a big difference I would highly recommend Love Story Stationary

I came across Rachel and love story by accident on the internet having realised, with only 4 weeks to go that I would need a table plan and name cards. Rachel was unfazed when I contacted her and we quickly met and discussed what I had in mind which was vague to say the least. All of Rachel's work that I viewed was beautiful and she worked hard to provide me with some initial ideas and samples. I wanted the pieces to be really quirky and personal using some of my old photos. I am not the most technical person and Rachel was extremely patient as I attempted to get things over to her and I never felt that I was calling at a bad time- even if it was! Rachel assisted in whittling down the 30 or so pictures down to the required number, moving them around and generally doing what she does so well to make it work. I can not recommend Rachel highly enough. What started out as a scary task turned into something really fun and I was delighted with the final plan and table names. They made lovely gifts for important people on the day and the table plan looks rather fab on our wall. Working with Rachel added to the great memories we have of the planning and the fab day itself. Thank you Rachel.

Rachel was a real star when it came to helping us transform a few scribbles and ideas into some really quirky professional invites. She met all our deadlines (which were tight), proved a cool mix of flexible, great value for money and creative. We've had nothing but great feedback from our family and friends on our doodle style invites that tell our own story of how we met and came to get married in Italy. Thanks again to Rachel - a truly professional and personal bespoke company that we most importantly loved working with.

Love Story was recommended to me by the hotel where we were having our daughter's Bat Mitzvah party. We had already done our invitations but Rachel ended up doing so much for us, from a 'Directions' insert to go with the invitations, to a booklet for the service to place cards, menus and labels for the sweets buffet. I loved working with Rachel! She was always so welcoming and calm. She had lots of helpful, creative ideas and was highly professional and organised. She completely understood what we wanted and everything she made was beautiful, high quality and perfect. I cannot recommend Love Story and Rachel highly enough!

We first met Rachel of Love Story stationary at the Manchester Wedding Fair last year. We wanted our stationary to be fun, elegant and unique and for it to play a big role in our Wedding (for us, stationary can really set the scene!). But with neither of us being naturally creative, we needed a professional to help realise our vision! From our first chat, Rachel instilled us with complete confidence. She completely understood what we wanted and helped us come up with an idea which which reflected us as couple. The finished product was amazing! The invitations were beautiful and we absolutely LOVED them! It's also always nice to hear from so many friends and family how much they loved them too! On a personal level - Rachel is one of the nicest people we've come across in the wedding industry and we've really enjoyed working with her (I think I'll miss the many friendly phone calls!). With us having such high expectations for the stationary, we were pretty picky and made lots of changes, but Rachel always made us feel that our ideas or changes were valid. We couldn't recommend Rachel highly enough. You'll have stationary that you love!

We met Rachel at the Tatton wedding fayre and we knew instantly that we wanted her to create our wedding invitations and 'on the day stationary'. Her designs are unique and she has so many ideas on how to create something that was 'us'. The whole process was stress free and Rachel ensured we were happy every step of the way. Even when we were stuck with ideas she suggested things we would never of dreamed of. When our invitations arrived we were so excited to send them out. We couldn't recommend Rachel highly enough and we thank her for all our beautiful stationary. Holly x

Rachel at Love Story Stationery created the most beautiful wedding invitations and on the day stationery for us. From the consultation through to receiving our beautifully packaged invites, the process has been so easy, stress free and enjoyable. No easy feat in the world of wedding planning. Rachel and her team listened to us as a couple and really took time to get to know my husband and I and the feel we wanted to create for our wedding. With their creativity and exquisite eye for detail Love Story created the most beautiful invitations for us. And it isn't just James and I who are in love with our invites. The reaction we had from our guests after sending the invitations out was incredible. One of our guests summed it up when she received her invite "Simply beautiful....they are just so YOU as a couple!". Finding Love Story Stationery has been one of the best parts of planning our wedding! Rachel and team, we can't thank you enough.

I first met Rachel at Tatton Wedding Fayre, where her work stood head & shoulders above the rest. Rachel's designs & products are refreshing unique & modern. My wedding wasn't a traditional affair & I was struggling how to word my invites. After an appointment with Rachel the problem was solved & a masterpiece was created! We were showered with compliments about our invites & we continued the relaxed theme through to the order of service. I can't wait to see the Thank You cards! Rachel is calm, creative & considerate during what can be a stressful time! I can't recommend her enough!

Not being the most creative of individuals and having been disappointed with the range of wedding invitations on the high street we contacted Rachel on a recommendation from friends. We are so glad we did, from the first consultation, Rachel took the time to get an understanding of what kinds of style we liked and what type of wedding we had planned.From this she came up with a number of ideas and produced gorgeous wedding invitations which were bespoke to us.Nothing was too much trouble or effort, we highly recommend anyone looking for unique, stylish and creative wedding stationary to contact Rachel! Tara and James