The Not-Perfect Poem

A few months ago, a talented photographer, Anna Wu, commissioned me to calligraph the most beautiful and empowering poem I’ve had the honor of reading and calligraphing for a dear friend of hers who actually wrote the poem. It’s a jaw-dropper. Take a look below for a full read of the poem! Thank you Anna for the instagram post! (:

Don’t worry, there are more photos to come of this lovely poem taken by Anna and I promise I’ll post those soon. For now, I hope you enjoy these teasers!


Wedding Wood Signs

In lieu of my prior post, I just listed these lovely hand-sawn, sanded, and stained wooden pieces (by my amazing boyfriend!) that I hand lettered and is now available on the etsy shop. Don’t be shy to stop by and say hi! These are perfect for any bride and groom, don’t you think? (:

If you’re getting married or know anyone who is and would like wedding signs, feel free to check in at Alley & Co and if you have any questions we’d love to dialogue with you.

Summer Wedding Love

Hi ya’ll!

I love weddings and I love the personal touches that reflect the vision or theme couples share.  It’s no secret that there are pinterest-worthy wedding trends. And this summer wedding was totally pinterest-esque! I am so honored that my friend, Sunny, from Maylilies (check her out! She makes beautiful jewelry!) asked me to hand letter several day-of wedding signs for her own special day. So, here are the photos I’ve been keeping to myself for months (:

About Alley & Co.

Alley & Co. is a modern calligraphy and hand lettering studio based in Southern California. We provide custom calligraphy services and calligraphy products for weddings and everyday events.

A Note from Alley & Co.

Alley & Co. features the charming work of Alley’s script art with the help, support, and encouragement from her closest companions. Sincere gratitude to such sweet and amazing company.

Hello everyone!


Hi all! I’m Alley and here’s a couple things I want to share with you. I’m a teacher by day and calligrapher and owner of Alley & Co. by night and weekends.

My etsy shop will be featuring quotes/verses and other items that will debut in a few weeks so be on the look out for some goodies. Alley & Co. also offers wedding paper goods including envelope addressing, place cards, escort cards, wedding vows, quotes and signs. You’re more than welcome to contact me with any questions and ideas. I would love it if you can share with your friends and family!

To kickstart this blog launch, here’s a verse (available on my etsy) I brush lettered this morning to share with you why it’s important to me and hopefully it gives you a better idea of why I started this side business and maybe even encourage some of you. This verse helps me remember what is most important. Whatever I am at the moment (sister or girlfriend), whatever I’m doing (washing dishes, calligraphing or teaching sentence structure) and who I’m with (family or coworkers), I want to keep my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, my primary affection. To love him, obey him and walk in his ways, and to serve him is my purpose. Whatever I say or do, I want to glorify God. And my hope is that through Alley & Co. (however it may look like) He is glorified.

Much love,

Alley, Calligrapher and Owner of Alley & Co.