about lisa

How did I end up making wedding stationery?

Designing wedding stationery wasn’t always part of the plan. Being a designer was! 

It all started with a rara skirt

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to draw. Whether it was designing my dream rara skirt with a matching batwing jumper or studying the petals on a pretty rose. (Yes I was an 80’s kid!) 

Fast forward a few years, and my love of being creative led me into a career as a textile and wallpaper designer for over 10 years. A time in my life where I travelled, learnt and made lifelong friends.

In 2004, I began planning my own wedding. Of course, I made my own wedding invitations which at the time was actually pretty stressful.

So why on earth would I venture into wedding stationery as a business?

After my wedding, I made stationery for several friends’ weddings which filled me with joy. Working directly with clients and helping them fulfil part of their wedding day dreams was so exciting and rewarding.  

Established in 2007, Inspired by Lisa was born out of my love of colour, paper, luxurious textures and connecting with couples on their wedding planning journey. Over a decade later, and I still get a huge buzz from every order, every happy couple and every new design I get to create. Making clients feel at ease and feeling confident in me and what I do is so important to me. I want to make your wedding stationery journey as stress free as possible.

15 years, 100’s of happy couples


bucket loads of fabulous reviews


2022 winner of the Hitched wedding awards best wedding stationery

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is me

My heart lives in the City of Manchester, although I am now more of a country girl, living the dream in a rural village in North Staffordshire. As a natural born worrier, I find my calm in pilates and country walks with my Mr and our crazy dog Murphy.

My most amazing creations to date are my two children, Izaak and Violet. Wonderfully flourishing  teenagers, that I know love me really! 

My forget the world moments are when I hit the dance floor and dance like nobody’s watching. I am happiest in the sunshine with my favourite people, whilst sipping a glass of cold rosé. I love a pornstar martini in a glamorous Manchester cocktail bar, or even a night on the sofa with a cosy blanket and netflix.

My singalong movie is The Greatest Showman, I cry at the end of Dirty Dancing and I never miss an episode of Coronation Street. Oh, and if you like coffee shops and cake, then you are my friend!

love is love

I am always excited and extremely honoured and grateful to work with all of my clients. Whatever your ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, physical abilities, or religious beliefs, there is no judgement or exclusion around here!

If you are a couple in love, then get in touch. I can’t wait to hear from you.


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