San Francisco Wedding Invitations

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Carlson Craft Distinguished Dealer Award San Francisco

Carlson Craft, a major United States invitation designer and printing company, has awarded us with the 2014 Distinguished Dealer Award,  it reads:  “For sales achievement and service to their customers, special recognition is given to: HYEGRAPH INVITATIONS & CALLIGRAPHY”

Carlson Craft Distinguished Dealer Award:

Carlson Craft AwardWe’ve been creating designs for our clients in the Bay Area for over a quarter of a century. The Bay Area is known for sophisticated clients with diverse backgrounds, and when they get married they want to create unique and memorable wedding invitations. This is where we come in to help our clients so they’re not lost with all the possibilities. We’re known for our ability to provide our clients with personal attention and therefore amazing designs created especially for them for their occasion.

Whether it’s weddings, corporate invitations, galas, bar/bat mitzvahs or other events, we will work with our client one on one until their desired goal of the perfect invitation or stationery is achieved. We have many of our custom designs posted on our blog and have received distinguished reviews from around the bay area on Yelp, Google, Wedding Wire and other sites.

You can reach us by calling us at our San Francisco Store located at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 at 415-626-0461 email us at or simply come in to to see our designs.



Armenian Wedding Invitations

Our Armenian couple, Arpi & Bedross chose to print their wedding invitations in both their ethnic language of Armenian and in English. They chose a beautiful aubergine and cream combination design from Carlson Craft. To truly create a unique wedding invite, telling of their heritage, Arpi & Bedross enveloped their invitation with a cream band inscribed with their initials in traditional Armenian artwork design. The intertwined A & B of their initials is a symbolic expression of the lovely couple intertwining their lives with the promise of love and ancestral tradition.

Arpi & Bedross’ Armenian and English Wedding Invitations with Armenian Artwork and Lettering:


Armenian Wedding Invitations

The couple chose to have an illustrator from Sardarabad Book Store, located in Los Angeles to create their art-work for their initials seen here on the custom tab of the pocket invitation. Arpi & Bedross chose a pocket wedding invitation to stuff all their inserts, including their accommodations card, rsvp card with return envelope and reception card. The couple resides in the Bay Area, however, their nuptials will take place in Los Angeles where their extended families will join them in the celebration.

Accommodations Card Used for Armenian Wedding Invitation:


Accommodations Card

The Accommodations Card is a great way to direct your out of town guests to the venue of your choice where they may receive special discounts and also have an opportunity to see other family and guests who are attending the wedding. In addition to the accommodations card, the reception card will make it easy for guests to have all the necessary information already printed for them on an easy to read card. Finally, the rsvp card allows guests to respond to the invitation and also write any fun comments for the bride and groom.

Armenian Wedding Invitation

Below you can see the ancient Armenian fonts that were created thousands of years ago by Saint Mesrop Mashtots, an Armenian monk, theologian and linguist. This beautiful language is cherished by the elders of Armenian communities all over the globe and still taught to the younger members of the community. In the Bay Area, Armenian is taught in Friday and Saturday schools and in San Francisco, KZV (Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School) serves as the only Armenian School. Arpi and Bedross, by including this ancient text as part of their Wedding Invitation, have chosen to honor their heritage and pay homage to their ancestral roots in this very touching tribute to their family history.


Armenian Wedding Invitations

Arpi & Bedross’ dual-language, Armenian wedding invitation is an example of a very personal design thought up by the couple. The first way the couple achieves this very personalized wedding invite, is by choosing to include their ancestral language as part of the invitation. Second, the couple working with an artist create a custom monogram by using Armenian Art. This highly personalized card is an example of why we enjoy the invitation business where we can assist couples in the design and production of their invitations. For more examples on dual-language invitations please see our Dual-Language Invitations Category on our blog. We congratulate Arpi & Bedross and wish them a lifetime of Happiness, Health & Success/Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy


SF City Hall ~ Save the Date & Wedding Cards

Our Happy Couple, Gina & Scott, chose this z shaped, folded, save the date card to announce their wedding date. They used their pictures from SF City Hall to add an elegant excitement and fun feeling to this photo save the date:

SF City Hall Save the Date Card

San Francisco city hall save the dates

San Francisco City Hall Save the Dates,

The above example of a z shaped, tri-folded, photo save the date illustrates how our couple utilized our San Francisco land mark, the San Francisco City Hall as a back drop and their happy photos to announce their upcoming Wedding Date! We love this idea to spread the couple’s happiness by sharing their joy with friends and family. To see more save the date ideas by Carlson Craft see our Shop ONLINE selections. You can also see more of our custom save the dates under our Save the Dates Categories or you’re welcome to come in to our San Francisco store, located at the Embarcadero Center. Happy Planning!


Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy Receives Carlson Craft Stationery Award

Barb Kaus, President of Carlson Craft, a Stationery Printing Company in North Mankato, MN congratulated Hyegraph Invitations with a Plaque for outstanding achievement in sales for 2011. We have worked with Carlson Craft on stationery and invitation designs for the past two decades. It is our honor to receive such a recognition form Carlson Craft, who provide custom stationery products for weddings, announcements and holiday cards.

Carlson Craft Excellence Award for Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy San Francisco

Carlson Craft Distinguished Dealer Award to Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

We have enjoyed using Carlson Craft Stationery products for our clients’ events such as: Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Holiday Parties. Over the years we have received numerous awards from Carlson Craft Stationery since 1995. The plaques adorn the walls of our Embarcadero Center store. Now Jacques has added one more prestigious award to his collection! Please stop by and see our Award Winning business in San Francisco at Three Embarcadero Center or visit our Carlson Craft online site at: For our store information and design ideas please visit

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Pocket Wedding Invitations by Carlson Craft at Hyegraph SF

Bridal clients love Pocket Wedding Invitations! Carlson Craft has designed a Pocket Wedding Invitations Album called “Pockets” Wedding Invitations with all kinds of pockets and inserts to go along with it.

Pocket Wedding Invitation Sample:

Copper Pocket Wedding Invitations

Pocket Wedding Invitations by Carlson Craft at Hyegraph

This example illustrates a popular pocket wedding invitation style for Fall Weddings. The jacket is copper shimmer, the wedding invitation is in ecru mounted on a black backing with chocolate ink color. The look is complete with leaves motif on the tab with the couple’s names. The pocket inserts include Map Card, Accommodation Card, Reception Card and Response Card.

Map Card Insert for the Pocket Wedding Invitations

Map or accomodation card

Ecru Map or Accommodation Card for Pocket Wedding Invitation at

Above is an example of the Map Card, for Pocket Wedding Invitations, which is inserted in the pocket invitation. The invitation set can be completed with more inserts depending on the couple’s request. For Example a couple having their nuptials in San Francisco could design a Map Card with San Francisco Directions.

Other popular pocket jacket colors include Teal Shimmer, White, Ecru, Latte Shimmer. Popular ink color combinations include Pewter and Raisin, Chocolate and Latte, Ebony and Scarlett.

Prices for Pocket Wedding Invitations

Prices for 100 invitations with outer envelopes is $380.

For more designs, color combinations, pricing and online order please see our website at To see the pocket invitations in person come in to our San Francisco Store where we can help you with the design process. Don’t forget to get Digital Calligraphy for your addressing at Hyegraph Embarcadero San Francisco for $1 an envelope.



Passport Wedding Invitations & Save the Dates by Carlson Craft at Hyegraph Invitations

Recently brides have been asking for Passport Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates for Destination Weddings. Here is an example of a WEDDING PASSPORT we created using Carlson Craft Stationery.

Passport Wedding Invitation ~ Carlson Craft ~

This Invitation was created for a recent Bridal Show we attended at the Kohl Mansion with Fanfare Wedding Professionals where we showcased the latest Stationery Designs to Bay Area couples and event planners. The above example of Passport Invitation illustrates Tiffany Blue Jacket Cover with Gold Foil Stamping and Thermography printing in Black ink. The Passport’s insert includes the Bridal Show details as well as a list of the Fanfare Professionals and Friends of Fanfare ~ The insert page is tied with a white-satin-bow.

Similar Examples of Passport Invitations we carry at Hyegraph include Marsupials, Checkerboard and Arlene Segal, please see our website for more wedding invitation and save the date designs at

If this is an idea you’d like to incorporate into your Wedding for Invites or Save the Dates please call, email or come in to our store. To shop online please visit our Shop Online Site. We also provide Digital Calligraphy Service for Envelope Addressing, Menus and place cards. For your Convenience we offer assembly, stuffing and mailing Service. Please contact us for assistance: in San Francisco 415-626-0461 or nationwide toll Free: 866-626-0461. We look forward to working with you on your next Special Event.


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