Polly & Me


thanks for stopping by my website, if you have any questions please don't HESITATE to get in touch  and I look forward to working with you!

- Allie x

The Idea

Polly And Me was started not long after the birth of my first daughter, Pollyanna, while on maternity leave from a wonderful little Vintage store in the centre of Leicester. I was lacking in a creative outlet and started the business mainly to try to gain back a little bit of myself.

Fast-forward a few years, and here I am – self employed! I would have never thought I would leave the Vintage Store!

Now with two daughters and a husband in tow there is no other job I could see myself doing!

self-taught calligraphy

The business began as a gift store selling through websites like Etsy and Not On The High Street. The store mainly consisted of laser engraved bits from bridesmaid gifts to photo albums. This side of the business still exists and you can browse all products HERE.

After gaining the confidence to share my self-taught modern calligraphy, the business turned a corner and it became what it is today. I whole heartedly enjoy the process of calligraphy and I am always discovering new techniques, letter forms and inks which keeps it new and interesting. It is because of this that I decided to start holding the WORKSHOPS, it’s incredible seeing others start out and fall in love!

wedding stationery

The wedding stationery aspect of the business evolved naturally as soon as I started offering custom calligraphy services.

I now offer a few different levels of stationery (see more information HERE), starting with the ‘GOOD TO-GO’ range which can be ordered online and posted out to you, right up to the fully bespoke ranges where we can sit at my studio in Arnold over a cup of something warm and discuss your day!

You can also check out my BLOG for lots of inspiration from recent real weddings and styled shoots!