San Francisco Wedding Invitations

Calligraphy Envelope Addressing

William Arthur Wedding Invitations ~ Ecru Painted Edge Card from Hyegraph San Francisco

The William Arthur Weddings Album Volume Three showcases some unique, brand new inspiring designs including this Ecru heavy weight bristol foil stamped navy blue painted edge card our client chose for her October wedding taking place in San Francisco at the City View at the Metreon!

This gold foil card is breathtaking with the couple’s name in large script fonts and the rest of the invite in block lettering. This makes an attractive and impressive invitation to a luxurious affair. The details are striking including the navy blue edges to the heavy weight bristol ecru card stock from William Arthur. The back of the card is plain ecru. Our couple, Shilpa & Blake also chose the matching gold foil polka dot design envelope liner (cost $25/25 lined envelopes).

Jacques addressed the couple’s invitation envelopes with Hyegraph’s Elegant Digital Calligraphy for Envelope Addressing (cost $1.00 per envelope). The couple also chose the printed envelopes with the Hindu Ganesha Symbol for the return envelope addressing (cost $716 for 25 invitations with single envelope printed).

This invitation is rich with detail and lavish with gold foils and painted edges. Together with the lined envelopes (gold polka dots, image not shown) and the printed Hindu Ganesha Symbol make a statement of refined taste and simultaneous opulence.

William Arthur Gold Foil Stamped Painted Edge Wedding Invitation Card:

gold foil stamped wedding invitations WILLIAM-ARTHUR-WEDDING-INVITATION-GOLD-FOIL-HYEGRAPH-INVITATION-AND-CALLIGRAPHY RETURN-ADDRESS-WEDDING-ENVELOPE-ADDRESSING-HINDU-GANESH-SYMBOL-HYEGRAPH-INVITATIONS-AND-CALLIGRAPHY GUEST-ADDRESS-ENVELOPE-ADDRESSING-RETURN-ADDRESS-ADDRESSING-HYEGRAPH-INVITATIONS-AND-CALLIGRAPHYThe above gold foil stamped wedding invitation also come in magenta, gold, silver or white edging. The gold foil stamping can be substituted with silver foil stamping letterpress printing or engraving.

These enchanting wedding invitations can also be ordered in matching edged Menu cards. Place Cards and Programs would also make a great addition to complete the wedding stationery set.

We also designed the couple’s Wedding Seating Chart, Wedding Place Cards, and Wedding Table Number Cards with our Digital Calligraphy.

Please Call Hyegraph for an appointment for a FREE Wedding Invitation Design Consultation.


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Rustic Wedding Invitation with Mailing Box, Burlap Envelope & Label Addressing

We recently personalized this box wedding invitation with rustic burlap inner envelope including the label guest addressing and return address printed on the icing label for our bride and groom. The invitation set is from Carlson Craft Simple but Elegant Album.

Rustic Wedding Invitation with Mailing Box & Burlap Inner Envelope:

The box we used is the blank box set from Carlson Craft’s Simple But Elegant Line. It includes the tissue wrap, blank icing (label on top of the box) and the box. The blank box price is: $190.00 for a quantity of 100 invitation boxes. The price for invitation with envelopes is $380.00 for a quantity of 100 and $527.50 for invitations with the box. You can see more on our Carlson Craft link on our website.

 Envelope Addressing for Wedding Invitation box icing (labels):

addressing for invitation box label-digital-calligraphy-invitation-addressing-edwardian-script-and-felix-font-combinationThe above box invitation addressing includes both guest name addressing and the return address printed with digital calligraphy. The price for both guest name and return address printed on the box icing (labels) is $1.50 for black ink. The font style illustrated above is Edwardian Script and Felix Font Styles. Please note mailing these boxed wedding invitations requires extra postage and hand canceling as seen above. Please call, email or come in to Hyegraph for custom quotes and personalization!


Wedding Calligraphy~Wedding Envelope Calligraphy~Elegant Calligraphy

This elegant Font Style Some Weatz Swashes is a script font style that’s perfect for an impressive formal wedding invitation. It is the wedding season again, and we’re here to address your invitations with our beautiful Digital Calligraphy. It’s a fast wedding season with a lot of weddings taking places in Napa and Sonoma. We also have a lot of destination weddings, where our couples are heading back home for a small town wedding. We have clients going back to Main, Massachusetts, Sacramento, Ojai, California and other destinations.

Wedding Calligraphy with Digital Calligraphy~Font Style Some Weatz Swashes

wedding calligraphy font style some weatz swashes

Wedding Calligraphy “Some Weatz Swashes” Font Style

Wedding & Party Trends

Wedding & Party trends this season seem to be The Great Gatsby, Black & White Chalkboard Themed invitations, laser die-cut invitations & lace invitations. Of course the white and ecru understated invitation is a classic and always a favorite. Since we’re in San Francisco, one of the biggest hot wedding trends seems to be Napa weddings.

Napa Weddings

Napa weddings include wedding in wineries, mansion and estates. These are romantic Tuscan style weddings with the beautiful wineries as a backdrop. All of Napa is the perfect background for a romantic rustic wedding. This includes Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville and Yountville.

Weather your wedding is local, a destination wedding or a Napa style wedding we can help  you design and create the right invitation for you, we help you make a good impression. For ordering Calligraphy please go to our CALLIGRAPHY PAGE on our website, you can also order ONLINE on our SHOP ONLINE PAGE.  If you’re in the Bay Area please stop by at Hyegraph located at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA. Thank You, Hyegraph


2014 San Francisco Ballet Fashion Show Invitation Envelope Addressing Calligraphy, Stuffing, Stamping & Mailing

The 2014 SF Ballet 33rd Annual Auxiliary Fashion Show is fast approaching. The invitations were done by Delphine Press and we addressed the envelopes with the SF Ballet guest list, stamped, stuffed, sealed and mailed the envelopes to the mail house.

33rd San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show: Presented by Neiman Marcus Union Square

San Francisco Ballet 33rd Auxiliary Fashion Show Invitation from Delphine Press

San Francisco Ballet 33rd Auxiliary Fashion Show Invitation from Delphine Press

San Francisco Ballet Fashion Show Invitation Envelope Addressing Font Style PE Allegro:

San Francisco Ballet 2014 Fashion Show Invitation Envelope Calligraphy Addressing

San Francisco Ballet 2014 Fashion Show Invitation Envelope Calligraphy Addressing

We addressed the San Francisco Ballet 2014 Fashion Show Invitation Envelopes using PE Allegro Font Style.

Custom stamps for San Francisco Ballet Fashion Show Invitations:

San Francisco Ballet custom stamp from zazzle

San Francisco Ballet custom stamp from zazzle

We stamped the invitation envelopes with the custom San Francisco Ballet stamps in hot pink and white from

Stuffing, Sealing and Delivering the addressed envelopes to mail house for delivery:

Stuffing, Sealing and Delivering the addressed envelopes to mail house

Stuffing, Sealing and Delivering the addressed envelopes to mail house

Once the invitation envelopes were addressed, stamped, stuffed with the invitations and response cards then they were sealed and delivered to the mail house ready for delivery.

See more on the San Francisco 2014 Fashion Show on their site and also buy tickets or make a donation at:

SF Ballet 2014 Fashion Show

Ken Downing~Neiman Marcus Fashion Director~Host of Fashion Show

See more of our designs and work for the SF Ballet: SF Ballet Save the Dates, SF Ballet Cinderella, SF Ballet Moving the Compass.

See our Calligraphy fonts on our Calligraphy Page and stuffing, sealing and stamping service. Visit for more stationery and invitation ideas, visit for our latest custom designs!

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London, United Kingdom Calligraphy from Hyegraph Invitations San Francisco

Calligraphy is one of the fun things I do that my clients love! One of my favorite fonts is Bickham. Here is an example of Bickham font style calligraphy I printed for my wedding client.

Bickham & Trajan Font Calligraphy Example for Wedding Envelope:

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Bickham & Trajan font style Calligraphy

The above example illustrates combination lettering using font styles Bickham and Trajan. The names of the wedding guests are printed in Bickham Digital Calligraphy using Hyegraph Digital Calligraphy & the address is printed on the envelope using Trajan Font Style Calligraphy from Hyegraph. This example illustrates the address for a guest in London, England, however, I work for my clients nationwide including the San Francisco, Bay Area and surrounding cities: Oakland, Napa, Sonoma, Yountville, Carmel, Beverly Hills, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle Washington, Florida, Texas and Hawaii!

Instructions for ordering Hyegraph Calligraphy:

  1. Simply EMAIL ME your Wedding/Event Guest List & your favorite font style from our Calligraphy or Envelope Addressing Page
  2. MAIL ME your wedding/event envelopes to:

Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

3 Embarcadero Center, Suite 3117

San Francisco, CA 94111

Attention: Jacques

I will email you a confirmation and start your job. You can pick up your addressed envelopes in 1 to 2 business days or I can Mail Your Addressed Envelopes back to You. Please See our Calligraphy Page for more info or Call Us at 415-626-0461 or for out of the San Francisco Area please call Toll Free at 866.626.0461.

You can check out our Happy Customers on our Testimonials page and on Yelp!

Here are some more of my favorite fonts:

Burgus Calligraphy Font Style

Hand Calligraphy Pro II

Hand Script Pro

Hans Hand Calligraphy

I also love designing unique Wedding/Event Menu Cards with beautiful Calligraphy, check out our Menu Calligraphy and don’t forget about the place cards and Holiday Calligraphy! Please call me with any questions, my team and I would be happy to work with you on your special event! Sincerely, Jacques/Hyegraph Invitations San Francisco


Calligraphy by Jacques at Hyegraph Embarcadero Financial District San Francisco

Calligraphy means beautiful writing. Beautiful writing is what Jacques does at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy at 3 Embarcadero Center in the Financial District of San Francisco.He’s been creating beautiful fonts since his college days at UMASS Boston in  Massachusetts, where his theses for a project involved creating the Armenina Fonts Digitally for a computer. He then started taking on jobs for local church’s to create flyers. Then the parishioners started needing his services for Armenian Wedding Invitations. So that’s what Jacques Oskanian, owner and creator of Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy has been doing for over 25 years since settling in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Jacques uses high end printing companies from the East Coast, West Coast and internationally to provide the latest designs and printing techniques resulting in original, high end wedding and party invitations with beautiful envelope addressing calligraphy.

Calligraphy in Edwardian Script for Envelope Addressing by Jacques of Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy


Font Style Edwardian Script at

The above example of Calligraphy by Jacques is in Edwardian Script of Envelope Addressing for an Invitation in Sonoma, California. Black in Calligraphy is $1.00 per Envelope and Colored Ink Calligraphy is $1.25 per Envelope.

Please come in to Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy located at 3 Embarcadero Center in the Financial District, San Francisco to pick out your Calligraphy Style, Menu Cards and or Place Cards.  Also at Hyegraph, we help you design your Holiday Calligraphy or any other Calligraphy Services you may need like wine labels, wedding certificate calligraphy or any other custom calligraphy service. Please email us with inquiries, call us to order or come in to see our Calligraphy styles in person at our store at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA.


A Wedding Invitation addressed to the President by Hyegraph San Franciso

So did you think you’re not important? You can send a Wedding Invitation to the President too. Some of our couples have the President added to their guest list. Jacques says about 15 to 20 percent of our Hyegraph couples do add the President or another famous person like Oprah Winfrey and the Queen to their wedding guest list. Munnie, Hyegraph designer says our brides comment, “don’t laugh, but I’m sending an invitation to the president too”. She says they have a sense of humor about it and like the anticipation of receiving a response from him.

An Invitation Addressed to the President of the United States:

an invitation to the president

Wedding Invitation Addressed to the President, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington District of Columbia 20500

The above invitation addressing was done by Jacques using Hand Calligraphy Pro I in black ink printed on Kraft style Wedding Envelopes for our Hyegraph Bride & Groom.  If you’d like to include the President on your guest list, simply add his address to your list and give it to your calligrapher. If you’d like Jacques to address your wedding invitations with Hyegraph Calligraphy, simply email your guest list to  Here is the President’s mailing address:

The President

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.

Washington District of Columbia


Here is an example of a wedding invitation addressing to President Obama:

Inviting President Obama

Addressing the Envelope Inviting President Barack Obama font style Markham, black ink

Example of Envelope Addressing Calligraphy Inviting Oprah Winfrey to the Wedding:

inviting Oprah Winfrey to the wedding

Addressing for Oprah Winfrey inviting to the wedding font style Markham, black ink

According to the Knot,  “You will receive a pre-printed card with the signatures of the President and First Lady — which makes a wonderful keepsake.” Erica Lovley reported on this increasingly popular wedding trend in Politico. Here is the video talking more about this topic in depth: http://.


Chalkboard Style Wedding Invitations for Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California

Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay wanted a wedding theme in their display area for Winter with whites and fresh looks, so we worked with them to create our version of black and white, chalkboard style wedding invitation suite including menu card, table card, directions card, rsvp, and rsvp envelope, wedding invitation and envelope addressed with our digital calligraphy. We used Envelopments stock and our own Calligraphy fonts to create the wedding suite. Here is what the wedding invitation suite looks like:

Wedding Table Card/Table Name~Chalkboard Style~with Hyegraph Calligraphy

Chalkboard Style Table Number Card created for Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California by

Chalkboard Style Table Number Card created for Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California by

The above example illustrate a Chalkboard Style table number card printed using Hyegraph’s digital calligraphy in white on black with mosaic motifs embellishing the borders of the table card.

Wedding Invitation~Chalkboard Style with Hyegraph Calligraphy & Design

Chalkboard Style Wedding Invitation designed and printed by Hyegraph for Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California

Chalkboard Style Wedding Invitation designed and printed by Hyegraph for  Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California

The above wedding invitation illustrates a chalkboard like printed invite using white calligraphy on black invitations with an art embellished border for  a wedding a the Ritz-Carlton.

Wedding Menu Card~Chalkboard Style~with Hyegraph Calligraphy

Chalkboard Style Wedding Menu Card created for wedding at the Ritz.

Chalkboard Style Wedding Menu Card created for wedding at the Ritz

The above menu illustrates wedding menu items starting with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, second course: Belgian Endive, Red Oak & Watercress Salad, Third Course: Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Main Entree: Roasted Beef Filet and for Dessert: Peanut Chocolate Bar.

Wedding Directions Card~Chalkboard Style~with Hyegraph Calligraphy

Directions Card in White & Black for Wedding at the Ritz

Directions Card in White & Black for Wedding at the Ritz

The above example illustrates the directions card to the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon, Bay, California printed using our Digital Calligraphy in non script font-courier new in black ink on white stock.

Wedding RSVP Card and Wedding RSVP envelope addressing with Hyegaph Calligraphy

response card for wedding invitation

response card and response envelope for wedding invitation printed with Hygraph’s Digital Calligraphy and embellished with art design

The above example of an invitation response card and response card envelope illustrate a classic and elegant response card with matching response envelope printed and designed by Hyegraph for a wedding at the Ritz.

Wedding Invitation Addressed Envelope and Return Address printed Envelope Flap

Calligraphy for Envelope Addressing using Hand Pro Calligraphy and Return Address printing on the envelope flap with design motifs

Calligraphy for Envelope Addressing using Hand Pro Calligraphy and Return Address printing on the envelope flap with design motifs

The above example illustrates our Hand Pro Calligraphy style for envelope addressing and return address printed on the flap by Hyegraph.

Winter at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Ca Inspiration Board

Winter Wedding Inspiration for wedding at the Ritz-Carson, Half Moon Bay

Winter Wedding Inspiration for wedding at the Ritz-Carson, Half Moon Bay courtesy Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA

The inspiration for the current theme of the Chalkboard Wedding Invitation along with the winter theme design for the Ritz in part came from the story board above.  You can see more of our original design created uniquely for Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay on our Blog. We love working with different themes for events, tell us your theme and we’ll come up with a design unique to you! Hyegraph


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Moving The Compass ~ San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala ~ Invitation Envelope Calligraphy Hyegraph

NEWS ~ North, East, West, South ~ spanning the globe through time with ballet was the theme for the opening night celebration Gala at the San Francisco Ballet. The Invitation intro read,


Ballet is art, music and drama bringing together esthetic beauty. It’s essentially moving art similar to a movie or a play. This dramatic performance was witnessed on January 24, 2013 at the San Francisco Ballet’s opening night gala.

Envelope Calligraphy for Moving The Compass SF Ballet 2013 Opening Night Gala Invitations

Envelope Calligraphy for Moving The Compass SF Ballet 2013 Opening Night Gala Invitations by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

 The above Invitation Envelope Addressing is done with Hyegraph’s Digital Calligraphy using “Hans Hand” Font Style which is a form of script font in black ink. However, we have many font styles to choose from on our Calligraphy and Envelope Calligraphy Pages. We also have different colored inks to choose from and match most inks including Gold, Navy and Grey which are amongst some of the popular ink color choices.

Prices are only $1 per envelope with speedy turnaround in as little as one day on most orders. Simply email us your guest list and drop off of mail us your envelopes and we will take care of the rest. For more information on ordering calligraphy service please call, email or see our Calligraphy Page. You can also stop by in our store at Three Embarcadero Center, Street Level in San Francisco.

Invitation & Program Cover for Moving the Compass ~ San Francisco Ballet ~ Opening Night Gala


Courtesy SF Ballet

Inside page of Invitation/Program:

san_francisco_balletThis borough photo (courtesy Erik Tomasson) which is on the inside of the N E W S Invitation/Program to the Gala is exciting and vibrant because it’s not a still shot but has so much motion from each pointed toe to extended fingertip. The warm colors of the dancer’s costumes and the lighting all extenuate the artist’s execution of passion for life.

You can visit San Francisco Ballet for tickets and performance schedules and also visit their blog to see articles on the opening night gala and other details.


Calligraphy Envelope Addressing & Return Address for “Girl With A Pearl Earring” Invitations

All the signs are up in the city for “Girl With A Pearl Earring”/Dutch Paintings From The Mauritshuis. There are signs hanging on store fronts, banners along Embarcadero Street on the waterfront, along sunset and even on buses running through St. Francis Woods San Francisco. There are signs everywhere for “Girl With A Pearl Earring” who is here visiting from the Mauritshuis. We were happy to create the Invitations and Calligraphy for the invitation envelopes.


Calligraphy Envelope Addressing for Invitation Envelope for Girl With A Pearl Earring by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

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Jacques used Digital Calligraphy to address the invitation envelopes with an elegant script font in black ink. Hyegraph also worked with local high quality printers to have the return address engraved on the envelopes as well as on the invitations. The result is stylish, artsy invitations and envelopes addressed and sent to distinguished guests to attend the exclusive premiere of the exhibition: GIRL WITH A PEAL EARRING at de Young Museum at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco running though June 2013.

You can see more on the invitations on our Blog. If you would like us to help you with designing your next custom invitations or address your invitation envelopes for your next event, i.e. fundraiser, opening, gala, party and/or wedding simply contact us by Email, Phone or stop by at Three Embarcadero Center in San Francisco where we can work on your project together.

If you’re not in the San Francisco area you can still order your calligraphy or invitations online or over the phone. We work with customers from Napa, Carmel, San Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, WA, Hawaii and the East Coast including Boston, New York, Florida and Texas.

For Elegant Wedding Invitations check out our Wedding Invitations Category. To see Fine Stationery, see our Crane & Co. Stationery. To order our stationery products ONLINE go to our ONLINE site. To see our Happy Customers please go to our Testimonials Page.


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