San Francisco Wedding Invitations


THE WORLD IS LISTENING: Campaign for the SFJAZZ Center Cocktail Reception Invitations

Are You Listening to Jazz or other Music? The SF JAZZ Center is the first of its kind, in the United States, built by award winning architect Mark Cavagnero. It features a transparent exterior, auditorium seating and located right besides the Opera House and SF Symphony for community enrichment. Jazz is America’s contribution to music, according to popular consensus and this facility is the first of its kind to promote education, performances  and cum laudery for jazz lovers in one place. We designed SF Jazz’s

SF JAZZ Cocktail Reception Invitation by Hyegraph SF:

SFJAZZ Center Cocktail Reception Invitations

THE WORLD IS LISTENING Campaign for the SFJAZZ Center ~ reception invitations by

The World Is Listening Campaign was launched by SFJAZZ to raise funds and awareness for the SFJAZZ Center. The grand opening was in January 2013. We were asked to create Cocktail Reception invitations for the SF JAZZ Center given by it’s Board of Trustees celebrating “season 2 and learn more about The World is Listening campaign” The evening will include performances by Terence Blanchard with Ravi Coltrane and Lionel Loueke on September 7th, 2013.  Jacques personally addressed the SF JAZZ invitation envelopes using his elegant digital calligraphy with their selection of calligraphy font style.

SF JAZZ CENTER photo courtesy of Mark Cavagnero Associates SF JAZZ

SF JAZZ CENTER photo courtesy of Mark Cavagnero Associates SF JAZZ

“For musicians, our job is to create community.” Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet ( The new SFJAZZ Center is located on 201 Franklin Street, 35,000 square foot structure and LEED Certified, which means the building is green according to government standards.

San Francisco Jazz Festival

San Francisco Jazz Festival

The SFJAZZ also is in charge of the San Francisco Jazz Festival. To see their upcoming shows and schedule please see their site at: To design an elegant party invitation for your next event or gala, simply Call, Email or Come in to Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy located at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111. Please see our Testimonials Page for Satisfied customers. You can check out more of our designs on

See you at the SF Jazz concerts! Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy


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


Our Fall Promo ~ Receive 25 Crane Invitations or Stationery FREE with 75 or more cards purchased

When you purchase 75 or more of your favorite invitations, stationery, announcements, save the dates or wedding invites you receive 25 more FREE from our Crane Albums. Simply pick your cards, personalize and receive 25 Free. This promo is usually once a year so it’s a good time to restock on your personalized stationery or if you’re planning a wedding, birthday, bar or bat mitzvah it’s a great time to order your cards from Crane & Co. at Hyegraph! You can also SHOP ONLINE!


It was a great Wedding Show at the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco a couple of Sundays ago. Not only are they right down the street from my store at the Embarcadero Center but the coordinators and the eclectic crowd of journalists, editors, photographers and caterers were inspired. Having been in the invitations business for 25 years now I go to a lot of industry events, and this one really was special. They had a roulette table for the groom-to-bees, a fuzz ball set up, photo shoot booth and rooms with a theme for vendors presenting their services, not to mention the wonderful engaged couples that attended the affaire.

Here are some photos from the show:

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f96e810975593413_Save-the-Dates-and-Invites.xxxlarge You can read Laura’s article about Save the Dates and invitations on the popsugar page. You can see more on the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco on their website.

You can see our Wedding Invitations & Save the Dates our Hyegraph website.

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Tiffany Couture Invitations

Luxury Wedding Invitation by Natural Impressions at Hyegraph


San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ Invitations for Girl With A Pearl Earring

Girl With A Pearl Earring, Dutch Painting From The Mauritshuis is now showing at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The de Young is the first museum during the Americas tour to show the collection of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis gallery which has not lent out it’s collection for close to 30 years. Recently the Mauritshuis gallery is undergoing renovations and therefore has lent out it’s treasured art collections. Now you can see the Girl With A Pearl Earring by artist Johannes Vermeer right here in San Francisco.

Invitations for Girl With A Pearl Earring Invitation to premiere

Girl With A Pearl Earring Invitation by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

Hyegraph recently created the Invitations for the Exclusive Premiere of the Exhibition which was given by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President of the Board of Trustees. The event took place on:

January 22, 2013

de Young Museum

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

There was also an Invitation to a Reception and a Behind-the-Scenes installation of the exhibition, which Hyegraph also created, for the same evening inviting special donors to the fine arts museums.

In addition to creating the reception cards we also used our Digital Calligraphy Service to address the Invitation Envelopes for the Premiere of Girl With One Pearl Earring at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. You can order your invitation ONLINE on come in to Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy at 3 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco where we can create your custom invitations together.

Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier

Girl With A Pearl Earring Book

The Girl With One Pearl Earring has also been the inspiration for a Movie and a Book. The book is written by Tracy Chevalier, published in 1999 is a historical novel. It sold over 2 million copies globally. It’s about a servant’s life, a master’s obsession, a matter of honor set in Holland.

Girl with a pearl earring movie

Girl with a pearl earring movie

The film, “Girl With A Pearl Earring”, is directed by Peter Webber and stars Scarlett Johansson and Collin Firth. It was made in 2003 after the book came out in 1999. The film grossed over 31 million internationally and was made with 10 million.

Time in a Painting

Why do we want to look at paintings? Why is it important? Does it connect us to Time: an intangible dimension and makes it more tangible? An object can do that for us, make time appear to be more tangible so that we can see it or touch it. But to transform to 1665, which is when the oil masterpiece, “Girl With A Pearl Earring” was painted by Dutch Painter Johannes Vermeer you do have to go to de Young Museum in San Francisco where you  can witness first hand “time” in a painting.

For tickets and information on visiting de Young Museum please visit their Plan Your Visit Page. Enjoy witnessing time at all your local museums.

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San Francisco Embarcadero Center’s 25th Annual Holiday Building Lighting Ceremony Card owned by Boston Properties

We celebrated the Boston Properties 25th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony at the San Francisco Embarcadero Center, presented by Hawaiian Airlines, at the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center on November 18th, 2011. We worked with the Boston Properties team to create this custom Holiday Invitation for the big event!

25th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony Cards at Embarcadero Center

25th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony Cards at Embarcadero Center

We created this Custom Holiday Invitation using a “Laser Cut” technique with our printers. The stock is shimmer silver. The inside of the invitation is white with charcoal ink. The result is Striking. This high-end, custom, Holiday Business Invitation is an example of a unique & elegant invitation used to invite guests for the special event celebrating the Embarcadero Center’s 25th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony which starts off the Holiday Season here at the Embarcadero Center!

25th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony Laser Cut Holiday Invitation Card

25th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony Laser Cut Holiday Invitation Card

In the above Holiday Business Card we’re showing the Laser Cut Invitation with a Gold Background!

boston proberties holiday inviation for the 25th annual building lighting ceremony

Boston Properties Building Lighting Ceremony Holiday Invitation “laser-cut” design

In the above example of the Business Holiday Card we used a black background to make the “laser-cut” building design more prominent. The image consists of the four Embarcadero Center Buildings with stars scattered in the background and the moon die-cut to accent the invitations.

For more invitations designs please see our website or come in to our store. To see the Embarcadero Center’s 26th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony Card please see:

Happy Holidays! Hyegraph


Wedding Invitation Sale from Birchcraft at Hyegraph San Francisco

Choose Birchcraft Wedding Invitations from our Shop Online Site and receive 20% Off of your order Plus Free matching Envelope Lining for your Envelopes.

Birchcraft Wedding Invitations

Birchcraft affordable Wedding Invitations from our Shop Online site make an elegant invitation choice for a couple on a budget. 20% OFF your invitation order plus FREE Matching Lined Envelopes make a great Deal! Please choose from hundreds of designs including, beach themed weddings, destination weddings, nautical themes, hearts and pocket invitations.

 Birchcraft Envelope Lining Promotion is available through May 31st, 2012. Simply pick your favorite invitation and receive the matching Envelope with Envelope Lining for FREE. Click on the Envelope Lining Link above and see beautiful designs with affordable prices! For more design ideas check out our website


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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Passport Wedding Invitations & Save the Dates from Marsupials at Hyegraph San Francisco

Here is another example of a very popular Passport Wedding Invitation which could also be customized as a Save the Date Invitation. The below example of a Passport Wedding Invitation/Save the Date is from Marsupials. We have done numerous passport wedding invitations using the Marsupials Line. We like their quality stock, craftsmanship and popular designs!

Passport Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates for destination weddings

Passport Wedding Invitations & Save the Dates from Marsupials available at

The above example of a destination wedding invitation is a Passport Wedding Invitation/Save the Date in Navy Blue with gold wording and world atlas logo. This wording and logo can be customized with your choice of design to suite your wedding and ceremony theme. The inserts of the card include the reception page perforated which can be torn and sent back to you for reservation. Couples love this fun idea for a Destination Wedding. Our couples also choose to use this fun idea for Save the Dates Cards. You can personalize the cover color for an extra fee and personalize this Passport Wedding Invitation with your names and event information. To see more options you can come in to our San Francisco store located at 3 Embarcadero Center where we can help you with a beautiful custom design. If you’re not in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can check our eInvite site where you can see more designs and Order Online. Please note: Our online and in store prices and options vary. Hapy Planning!



It’s the season for Weddings and Cheer! Our client just picked up her Custom Scroll Wedding Invitations! We worked with our Bride who created her custom art-work with her family and we helped with the Design Process. Below please see the example of the Custom Scroll Wedding Invitation:


Custom Scroll Wedding Invitations San Francisco

The above Wedding Invitation Example is Designed using K Paper. The art-work was designed by our client’s family member. It’s printed on hand made paper, blue ink color,scroll invitation. This set also includes custom Directions, Accommodations, map and response card.


Custom Wedding Invitations San Francisco Hyegraph from K Paper

The Above example is a full view of the Scroll Wedding Invitation complete with the gold colored scrolls.


Scroll Wedding Invitations with Gold Tassel ~ Hyegraph San Francisco using K Paper

The above example illustrates the Scroll Wedding Invitation in closed view, tied with gold tassel.
Our client has also created custom boxes which the scroll invitation will be placed along with a wine glass which guests can use to toast the Happy Couple! Congratulations, Hyegraph

To see our client’s Save the Dates, please go to our Save the Dates Category. This is a matching set which our client provided the art-work and we helped with the design using Tatex Thermography.

To see more scroll invitations please go to our Scroll Invitations Category. If you’d like to see our selection of Wedding Invitations please go to our Wedding Invitations Page or to our Blog under the Wedding Invitations Category for Design ideas.

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