San Francisco Wedding Invitations

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Napa Themed Vintage Wedding Invitation & Napa Wedding Map

These vintage Napa Wedding Invitations and Napa Wedding Map were designed using Checkerboard Designs for our bride & groom. Hyegraph did the artwork on the wedding map and added the pear and grapes to create an authentic invite for our bride & groom for their January wedding in Napa, California.

Vintage Style Napa Wedding Invitation with Pear & Grape Design:

Napa Style Wedding Invitation

Napa Vintage Style Wedding Invitation with Pear & Grape Motif in Gold & Wine Ink ~ using Checkerboard Designs

The above invitation illustrates the gold and wine colored inks matching the text of the invitation and creating a fancy rustic look for their country chick wedding! 

Napa Wedding Map for Wedding in Napa, CA:

wedding map for Napa Wedding

Napa Colorful Chic Wedding Map for a Napa Wedding using Checkerboard card stock and printing, design by

The above colorful Wedding Map is fun and easy to follow for their guests, leading them through Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville and then Napa, CA. It’s a great scenic drive where guests can enjoy the view and stop in for wine tasting along the way. The map was designed to point out the couple’s favorite places along the way using Checkerboard Designs and printing, art design is from Hyegraph. You can see more of our Napa Style Wedding Invitations and Vintage Style Wedding Invitations on our Wedding Blog.

A great addition would be to use Hyegraph’s Napa themed Place Cards, Wedding Menus, Wedding Programs and guest calligraphy printing along with invitation calligraphy envelope addressing. Simply Call Hyegraph in San Francisco at 415-626-0461, Email at or stop by at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy, San Francisco, CA 94111.


Lori & Armen’s Armenian Wedding Invitation in Armenian & English by Hyegraph San Francisco

Lori & Armen are both San Franciscans with Armenian descent. They both grew up in the Bay Area and they both attended the local Armenian Christian School, KZV, in San Francisco. That’s where they met and in later years got together romantically. Lori & Amen are a young, sophisticated dashing couple. When they came in to Hyegraph to choose their custom wedding stationery, we were more then happy to work with them.

armenian_wedding_invitation_lori_and_armen_hyegraph armen_and_lori_armenian_classical_font_hyegraph_invitations_and_calligraphy armen_and_lori_armenian_wedding_invitation_hyegraph_invitations_and_calligraphy checkerobard_wedding_invitation_pocket_reception_insert_hyegraph_invitations_and_calligraphyLori & Armen were very adamant about including Armenian text in their invitations since their Armenian traditions were such a big part of their identity. We worked with them to create a very sophisticated invitation incorporating the Armenian Text and an Armenian Monogram in part created by their family member. As you can see the ancient Armenian Text, the “A” for Armen and the “L” for Lori, intertwined in the center of the silver and black two layer, pocket invite from our Checkerboard stationery brand.

Pocket Wedding Invitations

There is a surprise element to this invitation on the back. From the front you wouldn’t know this is a “pocket invitation“, however, when you flip to the back, there is very distinguished pocket where the reception, response and accommodation card are hidden but neatly present for their guests. This example of a pocket wedding invitation illustrates a neat and formal look that will impress guests.

Armenian & English Wedding Text with Custom Monogram

The silver and black color scheme of Lori & Armen’s Dual-Language Wedding Invitation create a rich, formal appeal and suite the rest of their wedding theme. This Checkerboard design invitation with custom Armenian monogram is in two layers, silver layer on top of black backing; the wedding invitation envelope has a shimmer, charcoal lining, encased in a extra thick envelope with Geneva Flap. The lettering for both the Armenian and the English text is in black thermography. The font style for the English wording is “Trajan” for the names and “Burgus” for the body of the invitation.

Response Card & Reception Card

The matching Response and Reception cards are on silver shimmer card stock with black ink thermography. The Response card includes Entree Choice icons: cow for beef, fish for seafood and a carrot for vegetarian.

Jacques also addressed the couple’s wedding invitation envelopes with Hyegraph’s Digital Calligraphy and printed the wedding place cards. Congratulations to our couple and Best Wishes!



Checkerboard Wedding Invitation Promotion at Hyegraph Embarcadero, San Francisco ~ 50 FREE Thank You Notes

When you purchase a minimum of 50 Wedding Invitation Cards or Save the Dates, you receive  50 FREE matching Thank Yous from our Checkerboard Brides Album. You can view the Brides Album in our store or online.

BRIDES_PROMO_POPCheckerboard – The Invitation Experts, and Brides Magazine-The Wedding Experts, came together to bring you an exciting collection of Wedding Invitations & Stationery. You receive 50 FREE Thank You Notes only available when ordered at the same time as invitations. Minimum purchase of 50 invitations is required. Other restrictions may apply. Offer only applies to Checkerboard’s Brides Fine Wedding Paper collection. Indicate promo code: BRI-4513 online. Valid through June 30, 2013.

We look forward to serving in our store with expert customization and personalized customer service and online!


Checkerboard Wedding Promotion: Buy 75 Wedding Invitations or Save the Dates and get 25 FREE at Hyegraph

This is a great time to be a bride or groom. We have beautiful Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations to suite your taste at Hyegraph Embarcadero. We will help you with the design process, graphics, art, wording and etiquette and you even get 25 FREE cards when you order 75 wedding or save the date cards by March 31st, 2013.

Receive 25 FREE cards when you order 75 wedding invitations or save the dates from Checkerboard

Buy 75 Save the Dates or Wedding Invitations and get 25 FREE from Checkerboard at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

Our Checkerboard Wedding Invitation collection includes: Unveiled Wedding Invitations, Paper Bouquet, A Marry Occasion, Blue Moon for Destination Weddings, the Modern Wedding Album, the Save the Date Album and others. We carry all of the Checkerboard Invitation Line. You can see more of our custom designs on our Wedding Blog under the Category: Checkerboard. To see most of the Checkerboard Line please see our ONLINE Shopping Site at eInvite. We can help you with the design process when you stop by at our San Francisco Store at 3 Embarcadero Center. You can see all of the Checkerboard designs in person at Hyegraph. Simply call, email or stop by at our San Francisco store.

Don’t forget to address your wedding envelopes with Hyegraph’s Digital Calligraphy for Envelope Addressing. Please see our Calligraphy page for font styles and ordering instructions. You can also check out our Wedding Blog for our latest custom designs. Congratulations/ Jacques/Hyegraph


Tropical Wedding  Invitations for a Hawaiian Wedding & SF Wedding themed stamps

Our clients are from Texas and their wedding is in Honolulu, Hawaii! Check out this beautiful Teal & White combination Wedding Invitation from Checkerboard we helped to personalize for our couple’s wedding in Honolulu, Hawaii for their destination wedding.

Wedding invitations for a Hawaiian Wedding

The vibrant, teal, satin ribbon accents the tropical theme of this destination wedding invitation. The bright, teal color of the satin bow is reminiscent of the clear, magnificent blue skies of Hawaii. Although I have only been to Maui, I can only imagine that Honolulu is just as blue as Maui.

Forever Stamps for Forever Happily Married

The above stamp illustrates the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Personalized Forever Stamp our couple, Tiffany & Daniel, are using for their RSVP Envelope postage!

This picturesque “Forever Stamp” is a symbol of our couple being “Forever” Married Happily Ever After. The photo consists of a couple walking by the pond at San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts underneath a Cherry Blossom Tree. The postage is used for their RSVP card Envelopes. The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts is a popular place wedding couples visit for photo shoots. The backdrop not only offers old world columns and trees and flowers it surrounds a pretty pond with ducks.

You can see more of our Checkerboard Selections and other wedding invitations on our website and blog!

If you would like us to help you with destination wedding invitations, envelope addressing or any other stationery services, please don’t hesitate to Email, Call, or stop by our Store conveniently located near the Ferry Building right in the Financial District in Three Embarcadero Center across from the Gap, Anne Taylor and See’s Candy.

Congratulations Tiffany & Daniel! Hyegraph/Jacques


German & English Wedding Invitations from Hyegraph San Francisco

We’re doing a lot of dual language wedding invitations this season. Here is an example of a German and Englsih one we did for our Wedding couple getting married in Switzerland!

Two-Sided Wedding Invitation/English Side:

wedding invitations in english

Dual Language Wedding Invitations

Our couple getting married in Switzerland chose to use a two-sided invitation. On one side they had their invitations printed in English and on the other side they had their invitation printed in German. This dual-language, two-sided invitation by Checkerboard is printed in Navy ink on cream stock with a tarragon layer. 

Two-sided Wedding Invite/German Side:


Wedding Invitation in German

This is the second side of the invite in German. The wedding will take place in Switzerland and the couple reside in San Francisco, CA. The couple’s names are accented on both invitations with complementary tarragon ink and cursive font style. The combination ink coloring is a nice way to create a uniform look with the tarragon layering stock used on the card. You can order this invitations ONLINE or come in, call or EMAIL US at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy San Francisco.

Wedding Invitation Reception Card

Here, the reception is to follow the dinner, therefore both the invitation and reception can be printed on the main invitation without a second “reception card”. The reception portion of the invitation is illustrated with a flower motif to add an artistic element to the invitation.

Wedding Invitation in German

Wedding Reception Card

 All of these designs were created using Checkerboard invitation designs. If you’d like us to help you with designing invitations for your next event please see our blog and website for ideas and/or come in to see our designs in person. For dual-language wedding invitations see our blog category under Dual-Language Invitations. You can ORDER INVITATIONS ONLINE or COME IN, CALL OR EMAIL US at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy in San Francisco.

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Keepsake Heirloom Wedding Invitations by Checkerboard has arrived at Hyegraph San Francisco

The New Album by Checkerboard is Entitled “Keepsake Heirloom Wedding Invitations” and it’s available at Hyegraph now. Micah Chase, President of Checkerboard had mentioned new albums were coming soon last time he dropped by our store in San Francisco, now one of the two albums has arrived.

Beloved Design Wedding Invitation by Checkerboard

Wedding Invitations from Checkerboard

Beloved Wedding Invitations from Checkerboard at Hyegraph

The above example is called “Beloved” it comes in layered stock, printed using the Thermography printing style which is a raised heat seeking technique and gives the feel of engraved printing for a lesser cost. The ink color used in the wedding invitation is Raisin and it comes with cream envelopes. The cost for the invitation is $449 for a quantity of 100. Please come in to see the album in person or you can view and order online our eInvite site.

Beloved Menu Card by Checkerboard
We would recommend this menu design with plum colored stationery stock for a Napa Wedding the plum colors reminiscent of Napa wine but as this example shows it would be appropriate for any style of wedding including Charleston, South Carolina and an Italian menu course.

Menu Card by Checkerboard

Beloved Menu Card by Checkerboard at Hyegraph

The above Menu card is from the Beloved design and complements the bow and ink color from the wedding invitation. This beautiful vintage look is achieved using plum stationery and gold ink using the flat printing technique and is available for $1.89. You can come in to our stationer store or view and order online on our shop online page. For more stationery designs and information about our services please see our website,

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Wedding Invitations~San Francisco Wedding Invitations from Checkerboard~Three Languages

Our Bride & Groom just received their Wedding Invitations which we designed using Checkerboard! Their Wedding Invitations are in French, German and English.

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations in Three Languages

Our Bride and Groom wanted wedding invitations in three languages. The above examples of Wedding Invitations illustrate Three Different Invitations for the same Event, however, each Wedding Invitation is in a Different Language including: English, French & German. This Wedding Invitation designed with Checkerboard Invitations is in three layers of stationery: top layer-Cream Stock Stationery; Middle Layer-Olive colored Stock; Bottom Layer-Orange colored Stock. Since the couple have an international family and friend guest list they opted for three different invitations to be sent out according to the language spoken by their guests. If you’d like to order this invitation ONLINE, please click on SHOP ONLINE! If you’d like us to help you with the design process please call or come in to our store!


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