San Francisco Wedding Invitations


Louis Vuitton Cup Party Invitations by Hyegraph San Francisco

Our client asked us to create these nautical party invitations for her private viewing party of the 30th anniversary Louis Vuitton Cup Finals Americas Cup in San Francisco. We used a sail boat design art work in crimson ink to add a little flair to the invitation. The lettering is bickham font style in navy ink in thermography printing. We used our trusty Checkerboard designs to create this double layered invite. The top layer is cream and the back layer is navy card stock. We also printed our client’s addressing with our elegant digital calligraphy to match the main invitation in bickham font style:

Luis Vuitton Cup Invitation Sail Boat Invitation by Hyegraph San Francisco

Luis Vuitton Cup Invitation Sail Boat Art work in Crimson Red

Luis Vuitton Cup Invitation Sail Boat Art work in Crimson Red

The above example of the crimson, red sail boat art work design illustrates how a tiny image can infuse color, style and theme to a classy understated invitation.

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals Party Invitation wording in Bickham Font Style

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals Party Invitation wording in Bickham Font Style

The above example is one of our favorite font styles at Hyegraph, bickham font style in navy blue ink on cream stock stationery by our Checkerboard designers.

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals Party Invitation dress attire wording "Nautical Chic"

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals Party Invitation dress attire wording “Nautical Chic”

Check out the “Nautical Chic” dress code on this private party invitation. It’s so appropriate for the them of viewing the 30th anniversary America’s Cup Finals. We had to share this detail with you!

You can see this invitation and other custom invitations and announcements we’ve created at our store at 3 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, Ca. You can also check our designs on our website and our Hyegraph Blog! Another way check our designs and shop is on our Shop Online Site. Happy Planning, Hyegraph Invitations & Caligraphy


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!


Passport Save the Date Cards from Checkerboard at Hyegraph San Francisco

A very popular trend is Passport Save the Date Cards: This example of a Passport Save the Date Card is from Checkerboard.

Passport Save the Dates from Checkerboard at Hyegraph San Francisco

Passport Save the Date Cards from Checkerboard at Hyegraph

This is a fun way to announce your Engagement, especially for an upcoming Destination Wedding. We’ve done a lot of these fun Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations for our clients getting married abroad in places like Sweden and Italy. To see more design options and get Free Consultation with designing your Save the Date Cards or Wedding Invitations please come in to our San Francisco Store. You can order samples on our eInvite site, check out more colors and options for Ordering Online.


Checkerboard Cheers! Sensational Party Invitations arrived at Hyegraph San Francisco

Who is Checkerboard?

Checkerboard has around 20 social stationery albums and we carry all of them. This makes us the Bay Area’s Largest Dealer for Checkerboard.  We have a very close relationship with the company, Micah Chase, the President and owner, stopped by this past fall and even helped a wedding couple with the Checkerboard line.

How Checkerboard was named?

Mr. Chases father, the former owner and still consultant, named the company after his wife’s coat design which was Checkerboard, as told by Micah Chase. What’s extraordinary about this company is they are continually coming up with New Designs to complement the current trends and styles. Checkerboard is based out of Massachusetts, which is our old home town. Since both Jacques and myself lived and went to college in Boston, MA. We are a proud dealer of Checkerboard and always look forward to meeting with Micah and working with his team on projects. His wife also works for the company in their Design Department, which is how they met.

Albums by Checkerboard:

Checkerboard has Bar Mitzvah Invitations and Bat Mitzvah Invitations Albums, Wedding Invitations, Save the Dates, Unveiled, Social Stationery, Brides, and now Cheers! which is a Party Invitations book. When I asked Jacques what his favorite is–he immediately responded, “all of them”! This is how much we value the designs and cutting edge approach at Checkerboard.

Cheers! Sensational Party Invitations by Checkerboard:

Shhh! Checkerboard party invitations

Shhh! Die cut Birthday Party Invitation in blue by Checkerboard at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy in San Francisco

Shhh! Party Invitations can be used for any Surprise Party Invite~ whether it’s a 30th Birthday Party, 40th Birthday Party, 50th or anniversary party invitation, you fill in the occasion. This is a fun, festive card letting your guests know not to spoil the Surprise!

Sweet 16 Birthday Invitations

Sweet 16 Birthday Cake Invitation by Checkerboard Designs at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy in San Francisco

The above  “Sweet 16 Birthday Invitation” is a Folded-Over-the-top Party Invitation sure to a be a hit for young girls planning their Birthday Parties or Sweet Sixteens.

VIP Pass invitation by Checkerboard

VIP PASS Birthday Invitation in blue by Checkerboard at

Finally this VIP Pass Invitation is personalized for a 21st Birthday, however, can be customized for any type of fun interactive Entertainment Themed Party.

These are a select handful of stationery designs from the Cheers! Album from Checkerboard, to see all of the invitation designs come in to our store at Hyegraph Embarcadero or see items under out Shop Online site.


Matthew & Natalie’s Beautiful, Intimate Wedding in Montecito, Santa Barbara California Invitations by Hyegraph

Matthew & Natalie ~ photo by

Imagine getting married in an intimate way in a country estate like this one in Santa Barbara, California. Just a private family affair of 30–parents, siblings, and close friends. A luscious green garden lined with candles and rustic country flowers surrounded by the warmth of good wishers. This is what Matthew & Natalie did for their Wedding Day! They had their families stay at this beautiful country estate, Ravenscroft in Montecito, where they celebrated the Special Day in a Special Way.

Garden with Candles and precious Grandma ~ photo by

Grandma standing amidst the festive tables covered with lush flowers and candles sitting in glasses and hanging overhead in lanterns ready for the night’s festivities.

Lavender Flowers in rustic basket

Lavender Flowers in Rustic Basket ~ photo by

Lavender Flowers in Rustic Baskets and other in-season flowers adorned the table tops and estate adding fragrant aroma to the country side affair. Flowers by S.R. Hogue & Company.

Wedding Invitations with Gold Feather embossed

Matthew & Natalie’s Wedding Invitation by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

Matthew & Natalie chose this Gold Stamped, Embossed Feather Invitation by Hyegraph for Checkerboad called Pluma. We used Navy Ink with Thermography Printing and combination lettering.

Matthew and Natalie Family Photo

Matthew and Natalie’s Family Photo by

Happy family portrait with Bride and Groom, grandparents and siblings taken by Weddings by Guru celebrating a momentous occasion! Congratulations to Matthew and Natalie and to their Families! Matthew and Natalie’s Wedding was featured in 7×7 Weddings Magazine and blog January 2012.

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Checkerboard Invitations, place cards and programs by Hyegraph: An example of Maria Thomas Hand Lettering

Recently we helped design a custom invitation suite for a Napa Wedding using Maria Thomas Folio Design Invitations. Maria M. Thomas partners with Checkerboard to create beautiful Hand Lettering printed on High Quality Papers.  Maria M. Thomas custom designs the Monograms and motifs and Checkerboard creates a plate then uses offset printing to print the design on heavy weight stock created using two thick sheets laminated together resulting in a creamy luster and beautiful Stationery.  The results are below:  Fine Hand Lettered look for a beautiful event.
Our clients Kayla & Geoffrey’s Custom Invitation Suite for their June Wedding in Napa Valley at the upscale Auberge Du Soleil Hotel.

Custom Wedding Invitations

Custom Wedding Invitation by courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

 Custom Wedding Invitation with Hand Lettered Monogram in Die Cut Window. The motifs around the window embellish the couple’s Monogram. The orchid’s branches compliment the design in the Wedding Invitation.

Custom Wedding Invitation

Custom Wedding Invitation by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

 Custom Folio Wedding Invitation open view. The motifs designed by Maria Thomas for Chekerboard overflow into the open flaps of the invitation creating a uniform design adding to the charm of this invite.

Custom Wedding Program by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy Photo courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

 The beautiful programs we created with the Maria Tomas script honor the traditional Wedding Program where guests can be informed of the upcoming day’s events and once again witness the couple’s names united as a symbol of their Marriage.

Custom Invitation Suite

Custom Invitation Suite by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy photo courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

Invitation suite complete with Wedding Invites, Rsvps, and Directions card ~ The stationery set is inviting because the Maria Thomas script design with Chekerboard printing and cream stock is uniform in it’s design and creates a complete look for the entire invitation set.

place cards

place cards inserted into cork holders with ribbons photo courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

 Custom place cards inserted into two sets of cork holders with tied ribbons.  Adeline & Grace photography capture the detail of the wine corks adorned with the seating cards and ribbons in this shot. Here the event planner created an appropriate look utilizing wine bottle corks as place card holders since the wedding was taking place in the world renowned Napa Valley California and at the Luxury Hotel Auberge Du Soleil.

place cards on corks

place cards calligraphy by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy photo courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

 Place Card Calligraphy printed by Jacuqes Oskanian owner of using Digital Calligraphy with matching font style with the couple’s invitation suite.

place cards from hyegraph invitations and calligraphy

place cards by hyegraph invitations ~ photo courtesy of Adeline & Grace photography

 calligraphy by Hyegraph Invitations. Close up view of the Digital Calligraphy used to print the custom place cards for the event.

seating cards printed by  arranged on reception table ~ photo courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

 Seating cards arranged on top of beautiful old-world wooden reception table at Auberge Du Soleil at Napa Valley California.<

Response card with Entree choice

Response Card with Entree Choice by photo courtesy of Adeline & Grace Photography

 Response card with trendy icons used for Entree Choice including meat, fish and vegetarian menu choices. Hyegraph created this clean and fun look with entree choice icons to save space and make the rsvp information easy to see and mark for the couple’s guests.

Weddings and Events can be fun and festive with the right budget, location and professionals to ensure a beautiful and memorable event. In this case the couple had a sun kissed breezy wedding at the luxury Auberge Du Soleil, their memories captured by Adeline & Grace Photography and invitations, place cards and programs by Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy. Make your next event a fun and memorable one!

Kayla & Geoffrey’s Wedding was featured in the “Style Me Pretty” Blog. Thank you for considering Hyegraph for your Wedding Invitation Design.


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