San Francisco Wedding Invitations

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Trilingual Wedding Invitations

Salpy & Paco’s wedding is coming up in Valencia, Spain, however, they created their custom trilingual wedding invitations here in San Francisco at Hyegraph. Salpy and Paco stopped in while vacationing in Los Angeles and getting ready for their upcoming Chic wedding this fall. Salpy & Paco chose this lavender and silver combination pouch wedding invitation from our Charu Designers.

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We were able to customize this trilingual invitation for them helping with their Armenian and English texts, while they provided us the Spanish wording. The invitation is adorned with rhinestones, a silver satin bow sash, their monograms and their pre-wedding photo. This would be a rich invitation illustrating many styles in one.

The Invitation:

The invitation has a very nice tactile feel and is soft to the touch while you can feel the silkscreen printed text and design on the invitation cover as well as the tasteful rhinestones. The inside cover of this pouch invitation from Charu illustrates the Spanish, Armenian and the English versions of the wedding invite. The matching rsvp card is inserted neatly under the silver satin bow. When you flip the invitation to the back inside cover, you see the fancy monograms printed with thermography in charcoal ink, as well as Salpy & Paco’s photo with their pets.

Printing Style & Price:

This invitation illustrates both silkscreen and thermography printing, it also comes with a 3-D box style envelope to ship or hand deliver. The price for a set which includes trilingual invitations, the rsvp card with envelope and the 3-D box is $15.00 a set or for one language printed invitation it’s $13.00. Please call, email or come in to Hyegraph located at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 to get a quote or to order your invitations. You can also order your Envelope Addressing or other custom stationery items from Crane & Co. or other fine printers when call, email or come in to Hyegraph! Congratulations Salpy & Paco!!


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


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.

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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!



Crane Wedding Invitations with Thermography Printing at Hyegraph San Francisco

Even though it’s not the wedding season yet, i.e. when bride and grooms love getting married–the spring and summer months: May, June, July, August and if you’re in the Bay Area then September too, we’re getting busy with wedding orders. Our couples who are getting married in the the next few months are in our store making their selections on papers, font styles, ink colors, linings and wording. Not to mention ordering their place cards, menus, envelope addressing and wedding programs. Our couple, Tory & Lois came in to order their wedding invitations for their wedding taking place this May in Whistler, British Columbia. I have heard, that British Columbia is an exotic city with lush gardens but never thought I’d be writing about it in my blog. So I know this is going to be a beautiful wedding in Spring for Tory & Lois.

Here is the Crane Invitation our couple chose for their May Wedding in British Colombia:

Crane & Co. Wedding Invitations by Hyegraph San Francisco

Crane Wedding Invitation with Thermography Printing for Tory & Lois

Tory & Lois chose the above wedding invitation from Crane & Co. which is printed in thermography, a heat-seeking printing method which results in raised letters, with navy blue ink, combination lettering and gold embellishment design. The stock on this Crane card is thick, heavy weight and the color is pearl white.

Our clients love the classic Crane & Co. Collections we carry. Whether it’s for wedding invitations, an event or personalized stationery and/or business stationery, the Crane Stationery is classy, elegant and lush with high quality guaranteed to please the most refined tastes.

If you’d like us to help you with wedding invitations, personalized and/or business stationery, simply Call Us, Email Us or stop by at our store at 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA.


Golden Gate Bridge Themed Invitations and Save the Dates ~ Hyegraph Embarcadero~

Our clients love San Francisco themed invitations for their save the dates, wedding invitations, thank you cards and other invitation related products. Over the years we have created various San Francisco themed invitations. Some of the designs we already had from our printers and designers, others we worked with our clients to produce. Here are some of the samples we have available in our store:

Letterpress San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Engagement Invitation for Stefanie & John ~

San Francisco Themed Golden Gate Bridge Engagement Invitation in Letterpress

Letterpress San Francisco Themed Golden Gate Bridge Engagement Invitation ~front view~


Golden Gate Bridge Wedding Invitation in Letterpress back side by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

Golden Gate Bridge Wedding Invitation in Letterpress ~back side~ by Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy

Stefanie & John’s Letterpress Wedding Thank You Cards with Golden Gate Bridge Design:

wedding thank you cards in letterpress with san francisco golden gate bridge in letterpress

San Francisco Themed Golden Gate Bridge Icon Wedding Invitation in chocolate ink and envelope with liner printed with Thermography:

Golden Gate Bridge Wedding Invitation in Thermography

Golden Gate Bridge Wedding Invitation in Thermography

San Francisco Save the Date Invitation with Golden Gate Bridge Stamp Icon printed with Thermography:

Save the Dates printed in thermography with golden gate bridge stamp icaon

Thermography printed San Francisco Golden Gate Themed Save the Date invitations

All of our invitations & announcements are customizable with ink colors, font styles, paper selections, envelopes and wording. We at Hyegraph can incorporate any motif you choose for your wedding or event theme and/or colors. Simply email us your logos, icons or motifs or stop by our San Francisco Store where we can work with you to create a custom San Francisco themed invitation for your event.

Send out your invitations in style with Hyegraph’s Digital Calligraphy for Envelope Addressing. We also have a Stuffing & Mailing Service which will relieve you of assembling, stuffing and mailing out your invitations. Don’t forget about place cards, menus and programs. There’s no need to look elsewhere for all your printed products for your invitations, we will help you with the design and make the process fun and memorable. Your friends and family will love the end results!

To see more San Francisco themed designs, please see our San Francisco themed Wedding Menus, San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet Save the Dates, San Francisco City Hall Save the Dates, Holiday Cards and custom invitations for Embarcadero Center’s Building Lighting Ceremony.

I’m Looking forward to working with you on your invitation design, Jacques/Hyegraph


Custom Invitations for ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS New Route from San Jose to Tokyo

ANA “All NIPPON AIRWAYS” has a new route from San Jose to Tokyo and they would like to announce the occasion with Custom Invitations from Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy. We worked with local, San Francisco event planner Lauren McDonald from California Host to create the custom invitations for ANA–All NIPPON AIRWAYS. We created custom, three layered invitations using checkerboard designs. The ANA colors of navy & ocean blue found in their company logo was used to create the color theme for the invitations. Yuji Hirako, Senior Vice President of the Americas All Nippon Airways CO., Chuck Reed, the Major of San Jose, and Carl Guardino, President & CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group invited guests to a Reception with Drinks & Hors D’oeuvres to Celebrate the Launch of the All Nippon Airways New Route from San Jose to Tokyo. The reception was scheduled to take place at THE ROTUNDA at SAN JOSE CITY HALL in San Jose, California on December 5th 2012.

According to a Press Release by ANA, released in November, 2012, ANA is Japan’s leading airline and the New Route will launch on January 11, 2013 from San Jose to Narita, Tokyo. The press release states,

The City of San Jose is the center of Silicon Valley and home to many of the world-renown technology corporations, including Japanese companies. Located in close proximity to downtown San Jose, the new service out of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport will enable ANA to serve global travelers between Silicon Valley and Japan and other Asian destinations.


Custom Invitation in two toned ink from Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy San Francisco

Custom Invitation with Company Logo in two toned ink from Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy

The ANA invitations were layered in three layers of stationery. The top layer is white printed with Thermography in navy colored ink. The company logo “ANA” is placed at the top in two toned ink. The hosts’ names are printed in script font while the body of the invitation wording is in block font. The second layer of the card stock is in navy complimenting the ink color and company logo; the bottom layer of the three layered invitation is in ocean blue which can be found in the two toned logo.

Calligraphy for Envelopes Addressing Service

Calligraphy Envelopes~Addressing Service

The ANA invitation envelopes were addressed using Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy’s Digital Calligraphy. Jacques, owner of Hyegraph printed the envelopes with Digital/Computer Calligraphy in Navy Ink. The return address on the envelope flap was also addressed in Navy ink in block font.

Congratulations to ANA! If you would like us to help with design, printing and calligraphy for your next project, please send your event theme and project ideas to and we would be happy to assist you with your design and printing services for invitations & calligraphy.



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

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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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Truly Weddings by William Arthur Fine Stationery at Hyegraph Embarcadero Financial District San Francisco

Truly Weddings by William Arthur showcases Thermography & Digital Designs for Wedding Invitations, Save the Dates, Rehearsal Dinner Cards and Menus

The Thermography Designs from the Truly Wedding Invitations Line include:

  • Embossed Flower card with Embossed Flower Note
  • Pearl Lace Border Card
  • Pearl Single Border Card
  • Embossed Cartouche Card
  • Embossed Dahlias Card
  • Embossed Paisley Frame Card
  • Swiss Dots Card
  • Damask Band Card
  • Scroll Card

The Digital Designs in the Truly Weddings Album for Wedding Invitations include:

  • Vintage Frame Card with French Blue.

This Stationery Collection includes Save the Date Cards, Wedding Invitations, Response Cards, Note Cards, Seating Cards, Bridal Shower Cards, Rehearsal Dinner Cards, Programs & Menus.

Rehearsal Dinner Cards ~ Be Our Guest

Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy San Francisco William Arthur Wedding Invitations

Place Setting Rehearsal Dinner Invitation available from William Arthur at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy in San Francisco

You can Invite your guests to dinner with these Place Setting Rehearsal Dinner Invitations which are a fun and classic choice for a casual evening of celebration and dining. You can order these rehearsal dinner cards and the rest of the Truly Weddings Line on our eInvite Site.

Save the Dates

The Save the Dates from the Truly Weddings Album are classic and simple yet fun and interesting. The selection includes:

  • post card Save the Dates with Photo
  • Damask Post Card
Truly Weddings by William Arthur at Hyegraph San Franciso

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These Save The Date Photo Postcards are crimson & black with Charcoal lettering. A fun way to let your friends know of the upcoming, important Wedding Date! Check out more design options and order samples online on our eInvite Site.

Wedding Menu Cards by William Arthur at Hyegraph

Truly Weddings by William Arthur Wedding Menu Cards

Menu Cards by Truly Weddings William Arthur available at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy in San Francisco

Use these Black Scroll Warm White Menu Cards to let your guests know of the upcoming Dining Experience with Salad, Entre Selections and Dessert. This Example shows the couple’s Monograms in crimson ink color. Another way to personalize your Wedding Reception and add another layer of detail to the event. You can find more wedding menu options and order samples ONLINE from our eInvite Site.

In Addition to the main Wedding Invitation, Save the Date, Menu Card and Rehearsal Dinner Card the Truly Wedding Album by William Arthur also includes:

  • Bridal Shower Cards
  • Place Cards
  • Programs
  • Note Cards

Add an elegant touch with envelope lining~The Satin Ribbon Collection includes colors like: French Blue & Celery. The Ink Color Selection includes: Tea Rose, Burgundy and Indigo.

Thermography vs Digital

Thermography printing can be felt by touch and has a shimmery look to the printing. Whereas the Digital Printing is flat, cannot be felt to by touch and does not have a shimmer quality to the printing.

Here’s how Thermography and Digital Printing Styles are describes in the album Truly Weddings by William Arthur:

Thermography is created when freshly printed inks are dusted with a powder compound. The excess powder on the

non-printing area is removed and the sheet passes under a heater….

Digital Printing is described as clean edges & smooth print.


The Pricing for the Truly Weddings by William Arthur is very affordable in comparison with the rest of our selections and makes a great Value and Tasteful Stationery Choice.

Take a look at the above examples for the Truly Weddings Album by William Arthur and come in Hyegraph Embarcadero in the Financial District in San Francisco to view the entire collection in person. We’re located right below Bridal Galleria and the same building as ANN TAYLOR & GAP. We’re only a block away from the FERRY BUILDING marketplace where you can spend the day walking around and having lunch at a fun cafe or restaurant. You can find more of these designs and order invitation samples ONLINE on our eInvite Site. Looking forward to helping you with your wedding stationery for your special day. Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy San Francisco, California

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Monique Lhuillier Stationery Now Available at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy at the Embarcadero Center San Francisco California.


Monique Lhuillier Wedding Invitations

Monique Lhuiller Wedding Invitations Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy Embarcadero San Francisco















Monique Lhuillier’s Fine Stationery Line is inspired by her Bridal Fashion which is a celebrity favorite. Among her clients who choose her garments for Wedding Gowns are Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Ashlee Simpson and Alicia Silverstone.

Monique Lhuillier’s Invitation Line includes designs that reflect Understated Elegance, Timeless Romance, Signature Favorite and Something old, Something New according to the titles of her Invitation Suites in her Album Monique Lhuillier Fine Stationery Collection which we now carry at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy at Embarcadero Center in San Francisco California.

Monique Lhuillier’s Understated Elegance Collection consists of an array of the finest papers, ribbons and printing processes according to the designer.  Timeless Romance Collection of Stationery consists of beautiful details, sophistication and romance.  Her Signature Favorite Collection uses ultra thick paper, classic font & monogram in two colors with printing on both sides.  Monique’s Something Old, Something New collection uses exquisite lace as used in her wedding gowns, thick rich paper, embossed with Alencon lace pattern. This line also utilizes subtle colored  satin sash similar to the accent of her gowns to give a splash of subtle color and variety to her Stationery collection.

Printing Styles: Engraved, Thermography & Letterpress

A nice feature Monique Lhuillier’s Stationery Line offers is three different styles of printing: including Engraved, Letterpress & Thermography available for most of her designs. This affords the client to choose her budget, still choosing the design he or she prefers but with the level of detail and budget he/she would like to spend on a particular event.  Engraved  is the most lavish printing style, followed by beautiful Letterpress and the most affordable is Thermography.

Engraved Printing which is the most costly choice and Thermography which is the most affordable both give texture to the characters where you can feel the printing under your fingertips.  Letterpress is the opposite, it is debossed~ so you can feel the indentation of the characters on the paper. Two different methods with slightly different results: it’s up to the individual’s taste.

Designer Wedding Gowns to Designer Wedding Invitations!

We at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy Embarcadero Center Invite You to view Monique Lhuillier’s Line first hand in our store. Since we work with 60 different companies across the globe you can compare her line to other fine stationery.

Monique’s stationery with its varied styles, textures and soft tones along with the three printing styles it offers to clients is a great value for a designer product~ A fun idea to be inspired by her Designer Wedding Gown Collection to  create a unique Fine Stationery Collection for Wedding Invitations, Save the Dates and Social Stationery.

Congratulations to Monique on a gorgeous line of Designer Invitations for today’s fun, sophisticated bride and stationery connoisseur!

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Best Wedding Invitations San Francisco California

Thanks to You, Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy has won First Place for Best Wedding Invitations by San Francisco Bay List. Congratulations to the other Stationery nominees. They include:

Barbara Callow Calligraphy in San Francisco-2nd Place

Subtle Glances~San Francisco~3rd Place

Hello Lucky~San Francisco~4th Place

52 Cards~San Francisco~5th Place

To see other Wedding Category winners go to Bay List City Voter.

Letterpress Wedding Invitations & Save the Dates, Thermography Printed Wedding Invitations & Save the Dates:

San Francisco Themed Wedding Invitations

San Francisco Golden Gate Themed Wedding Invitation

Here’s a Classic San Francisco Theme: our San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Themed Wedding Invitation. Hyegraph has created this design in Letterpress and in Thermography printing. Check our designs on or you can SHOP ONLINE for Wedding Invitations. Thank You for considering Hyegraph for your designs and stationery! Stay Tuned for our Grecian Theme Design invitation. Our couple whom we designed the Golden Gate Invitation will be married in Greece and they have opted for a Grecian Theme Wedding Invitation Design for this event. Whether it’s Letterpress or a more affordable printing style such as Thermography, Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy can suit your budget and your taste for a unique and modern invitation. Don’t forget to use our Calligraphy Service for the Envelope Addressing of your guest list.  With Affordable and Elegant Computer Calligraphy you can create extraordinary invitations for a memorable event.


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