San Francisco Wedding Invitations


Melissa & Sevan’s Chic Armenian Wedding at Bently Reserve in San Francisco, CA

Something I love about weddings is that you see a couple’s emotions and love culminate surrounded by close family and loved ones. The latest hair dues atop the fashionably dressed guests. The bride and groom dance the night they’ve been planning for on average a year. They hire a wedding planner, pick a venue, a bridal dress, a photographer, music, invitation designer, a wedding cake. These are just a few of the professionals that come together to create a seamless wedding day.

This was the case for my cousin Sevan and his lovely bride Melissa who are an Armenian couple residing in California. Sevan is from Los Angeles and Melissa is from the Bay Area. My cousin is a tall, handsome Armenian guy and his bride is a petite, beautiful Armenian girl. When they come together as the King and Queen as the priest announced in his sermon at St. Vartan Armenian Church in Oakland, they create something more than the individuals they have been: now hey are a couple. Although modern life has made marriage something to struggle through or maybe it always was, young people and old ones alike can’t resist that special feeling which is love. Hopefully, in the best of marriages this love will not only withstand life challenges but flourish and make everything better! This is my wish for my cousin Sevan and his bride Melissa. I hope the beautiful day will be one for them to look back on and reminisce for 100 years and more.

Here are some of the details that made Melissa & Sevan’s Wedding Day very elegant. First of all they had a wonderful team of wedding planners from Simple Little Details who embroidered the right threads to create the Special Day. We were lucky enough to help them create their custom wedding invitation using Checkerboad designs from Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy. It was a very bright and beautiful October Day in San Francisco. We witnessed the wedding in Oakland, CA. The guests were then invited to Bently Reserve to celebrate this joyous day.

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1st Dance for Melissa & Sevan our Armenian Couple

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Melissa & Sevan’s Pocket Wedding invitation Suite from using Checkerboard Designs

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Pocket Wedding Invitation for Sevan & Melissa’s Wedding ~ (back view) using Checkerboard invitations

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Wedding Menu and Place Card created by using Checkerboard papers and Hyegraph Digital Calligraphy

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Melissa & Sevan’s Place cards printed using Digital Calligraphy

The above photo of our bride & groom show the tender first dance of husband and wife. The wonderful event captured in one image. The lighting, music the venue everything comes together for many special moments. Our couple chose a beautiful pocket invitation from our Checkerboard Designs. All of their stationery matched including their place cards and menus. We also printed the couple’s wedding envelopes using Hyegraph’s Digital Calligraphy Service. Among the appetizers were wonderful sliders and sushi from their family owned Sushi & Seafood Restaurant, Kimono Restaurant, in Benicia, CA.  There was fun music in Armenian and International languages. The guests and bride & groom had a wonderful time. Wishing great joy and health to our newly married couple!



Napa Valley Themed Wine Bottle Custom Invitations ~ Birthday Invitations

Our client came in very excited to create some fun party invitations for her husband’s 80th birthday party which she was planning to take place in Napa, California at a local winery. So we helped her design these really fun wine bottle invites using Checkerboard Designs!

Wine Bottle 80th Birthday Party Invitations ~ Checkerboard Designs:

wine-bottle-birthday-invitation80th-birthday-party-invitations-grape-design wine-bottle-birthday-inviteThe above custom wine bottle 80th birthday invitations were designed using Checkerboard Designs. They have fun invites for any occasion, from Bar/Bat Mitzvah to Retirement, Wedding/Bridal Shower to Holiday and Baby Announcements. The above invite is rich with color and detail replicating a smaller version of a real Napa Valley Wine Bottle. Together with a gold shimmer ribbon affixed the neck of the Chardonnay bottle it even states the year the grapes were picked, “Estate 2011 Grown”. The back of the card includes the birthday event detail text, including the birthday boy’s name, date, and place.

You can create your next custom invite with Hyegraph! Simply, Email, Call or stop by at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111.

See more Napa Style Invitations on our Blog! See more Checkerboard Designs on our Website. Waiting to help you with your next special event. Hyegraph

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We recently created these beautiful Wedding Invitations for our client who picked up her stationery from Italy. She wanted us to add the artwork and print her invitations for her May wedding taking place in Ojai, California. We printed her Wedding Invitations on this Fine Italian Paper by Medioevalis.

Wedding Invitation printed with Digital Calligraphy on Fine Italian Paper in Trajan & Burgus Font Style:

Wedding Invitation printed on Italian Fine Paper with Digital Calligraphy in Trajan & Burgus font style in Charcoal Ink<br />

Wedding Invitation printed with Digital Calligraphy on Fine Italian Paper using Trajan & Burgus Font Styles in Charcoal Ink

The above Fine Italian Stationery was brought in by our client from Italy. The texture of the paper, made in Italy by Medioevalis, is amazing: old world paper, rustic, vintage. When we added our elegant digital calligraphy in charcoal grey and our pink artwork design it became amazing. We used Trajan Font Style for the body of the text and Burgus Font Style for the Bride & Groom names. We love recommending this combination lettering, where the bride & groom’s names are printed larger and in a different font than the rest of the wedding invitation wording. It’s a very effective method and catches your guests’ attention right to the names of the bride & groom.

Wedding Website Card Printed with Digital Calligraphy in Trajan Font Style in Charcoal:

Wedding Website Card Printed with Digital Calligraphy on Fine Italian Paper in Charcoal Grey in Trajan Font Style

Wedding Website Card Printed with Digital Calligraphy on Fine Italian Paper in Charcoal Grey in Trajan Font Style

 The above Wedding Invitation Website Card is also printed with our Digital Calligraphy in Trajan Font Style in Charcoal ink on Fine Italian Paper made in Italy by Medioevalis. This is a great way to direct guests to accomodations, maps and wedding related information which can always be easily updated. We recommend the following Free wedding websites: and our couples. You can see more custom Wedding Invitations on our Wedding Blog.

We also addressed the couple’s response card envelopes with their addresses using our digital calligraphy for envelope addressing. The price is $.75 per envelope. Please see our Addressing Page for font styles and ordering instructions.

Check out more calligraphy ideas on on Calligraphy Category on our Blog. See our Testimonials and Reviews from our Satisfied couples. You can also shop online for our beutiful Wedding Invites! If your in the Bay Area come in to Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy located at 3 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, California. We’d be happy to help you with your upcoming events! Congratulations & Happy Planning.


Los Angeles, California 90216 Envelope Addressing Service~Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

We just completed these beautiful lotus flower design Calligraphy for Envelope Addressing for Los Angeles, California. These colorful, intricate designs add additional detail and interest to the invitation Envelope Addressing. Jacques was able to use the lotus-flower design with his Calligraphy to result in an extra vibrant and artsy envelope addressing. The lotus flower are in bloom in pink, plum and maroon, with green leaf and branch design on top of cream colored envelopes.

Los Angeles, California 90216 Invitation Calligraphy Envelope Addressing with Lotus Flower art design:

wedding_calligraphy_los_angeles_california_flower_designed_envelopeThe above lotus flower design is printed on thick, heavy stock envelopes with geneva design flap which includes the return address printed. The font style used to address these envelopes is Pe Adagio font style in black ink. This envelope addressing reads:

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Madroni

12400 Cassady Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90216

If you would like Jacques to design an elegant, artsy calligraphy design on your envelopes or have a design you’d like to incorporate on your addressed envelopes. simply email your custom design and guest address list to You can use our Calligraphy Address Form from our Calligraphy Page or your own excel or word document. Then either drop off or mail us your envelopes, pick your favorite font style and wait to receive your calligraphy addressed invitation envelopes in 2-3 business days. Orders can also be done in 1 business day. Please state your preference. Please mail or drop off your envelopes to:

Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

3 Embarcadero Center, Street Level, Suite 3117

San Francisco, California 94111

Please don’t hesitate to call: 415-626-0461 or from out of the San Francisco area: 866-626-0461 or email Jacques at with questions or inquiries. You can see more calligraphy styles on our Calligraphy and Envelope Addressing Pages. Happy Planning! Jacques/Hyegraph


Destination Wedding Invitations for Carol & Greg from Marsupial at Hyegraph

Couples love to go away to celebrate their wedding and have their families and friends travel to their favorite destinations. They also love to get married on the beach, near the beach or in this case by the beach. Our couple Carol & Greg have planned their wedding in Laguna Beach, California. Therefore they have chosen our invite from Marsupial Invitations with the starfish design. The starfish theme is carried out from the invitation to the response cards, accommodations card and the thank you card. All the invitations for Carol & Greg on are printed on textured cream color stationery printed with blue & sand color ink withe the starfish design. The invitation is two layers with a navy blue background inside a blue sleeve. You can see the invitation suite below:

Carol & Greg’s Destination Wedding Invitation with blue and sand colors in a pocket


Destination Wedding Invitation in blue and sand with star fish design for Laguna Beach Weddding from Marsupial by Hyegraph.

The above invitation is a pocket invitation from Marsupial Invitations with Starfish Design in blue ink on the cover with flat printing.


Response Card with Starfish Design from Marsupial at Hyegraph

The above response card for Carol & Greg’s wedding is in sky blue and sand ink with starfish design. They offer a choice in menu: guests can choose–beef, chicken, seafood or vegetarian for their entree choice.


Thank You Cards for Carol & Greg’s Destination Wedding

The above example displays Carol & Greg’s custom thank you cards. The inscription on the fold over thank you card reads, ” Carol and Greg send their thanks!” The inside of the note card is left blank for the couple to personalize for their guests.

The destination wedding invitation is like any other invitation except it displays a little something with the place where the couple is getting married. If the couple is marrying at a far off place requiring passports, then a passport wedding invitation would be recommend or a plane ticket invitation or even a picture of the venue where the wedding is taking place. In this case, a seaside wedding demands a pretty starfish which fits perfectly with blue and sand ink on textures cream colored stock.

To work on a destination wedding invitation or save the dates or other custom projects, simply, call us, email us or stop by our store at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California. To see other sea side or beach themed invitations please see our beach themed category and destination wedding invitations.


Addressing Style~Hand Script Pro Calligraphy & Return Address Envelope Calligraphy

Check out our latest Addressing Script: Hand Script Pro. This beautiful calligraphy style looks like hand calligraphy but can be used to address envelopes faster and is more affordable using our Digital Calligraphy. The example below illustrates the addressing we did for a local client in San Francisco, California.


Hand Script Pro Calligraphy

This elegant Script Wedding Calligraphy can also be used for Wedding Place Cards and Wedding Menus in addition to Wedding Envelopes.  We used the same Calligraphy Font Style for the Return Addresses on this Envelope for our client’s guest residing in Boston, Massachusetts.


Return Address Calligraphy

Weddings are a special time. Make sure you use elegant digital calligraphy from Hyegraph to send your wedding invitations in style to your friends and family. To see more Calligraphy styles for addressing, place cards or menus please see our Calligraphy page. For our happy customers please see our Testimonials page. Congratulations on your upcoming event! Jacques/ Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

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Hiddenbrooke Golf Club Bridal Show at Vallejo, California with Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

Tucked away within a residential community in Vallejo, California is Hiddenbrooke Golf Club with beautiful scenery, fresh air and Pavilion which accommodates Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events. This past Sunday we attended Hiddenbrooke’s Bridal Show. We were greeted by harp songs, a warm fire place and scenic views of hilltops and trees budding with spring flowers. Hiddenbrooke’s Pavilion presents a cozy atmosphere for any intimate occasion.

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Imagine having your guests arrive and greeted in a warm country side with a flaming fire and harp and cello music welcoming them to your affair? Above is a scene similar to which you could have arranged for your Party.

Bridal Show Attendees with Jacques, owner of Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

Above, Jacques, Owner of Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy greets Bridal Show Guests and educates them about the latest Stationery trends and planning ideas.

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The above Wedding Invitations Example illustrates latest trends in Stationery which were shown at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Club Bridal Show in Vallejo, California.

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club Bridal Show Vendors

Above is a collage of vendors put together by HiddenBrooke Golf Club who were showcasing their party planning products and services for Bridal Show attendees.

For more information on Hiddenbrooke banquet possibilities and vendor information go to: For more information on Wedding Invitation ideas and ordering please see our site at or come in to our store at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco in the financial district. We’re located Lobby Level across from Sees Candy and the Gap. You can also check our blog category Wedding Invitations for design and trends.


HYEGRAPH WINS BRIDE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2011! San Francisco, CA – February 14, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Invitations!

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2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Invitations | Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy

Winner of 2011 Brides Choice Awards | Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy is among the very best Stationers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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