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October 2009



A Robot Wedding Part 3: The Reception Setup & Details

And now for our pride and joy….this is where we showcase all of the hard work we did. And yes…it was definitely a team project. Boyrobot was a hands on groom…in fact, I think he enjoyed it more than I did! :) Our reception was held at Empress Pavilion by the way.

All of the flowers and bouquets from the day were made by my talented aunts, sister, and cousins. I was so amazed with how beautiful everything was!
Sweetheart Table
Raffle Table Raffle Jar Table 2 Wish Jar Table Floating Candle & Orchids

Our guestbook was made using Blurb (highly recommend!). Every page had a picture or memento from all of our years of dating. I had a page with all of the cards we’ve given each other, a ticket stub from our first movie date, our golf score cards from every anniversary (we play miniature golf every year because mini golf was our first date!), etc.
Our First Movie We Saw Together In A Way Poker Brought Us Together

Our placecards doubled as raffle tickets. On one side was the guest’s name and their table number. The other side said “Ticket” and both sides had a number. Guests were told to tear off one half and drop it into their choice of three raffle prizes: A $100 Target gift card, a Canon digital camera, or an iPod Touch. (yes….you can only pick one! :P). We perforated each one of those suckers…it was a lot more time consuming than you think! We had our cute little ring bearer pick the winning numbers.
Raffle Ticket Placecards
Raffle Jar #2 Raffle Jars Lucas Picks The Winning Number

Drinks – We were sad that our restaurant didn’t allow us to bring our own alcohol but they said we could have wine, beer, and they let us put a bottle of Remy Martin on each table. We provided a bunch of different types of beers including Corona, Fat Tire, Samuel Adams, Heineken, and some more obscure ones that I don’t remember the names of. Hopefully, everyone was able to find something they liked! We also created a Bellini Bar with mango or guava puree which we found out afterwards we didn’t buy enough of :( So sad! We had tons of sparkling wine and champagne left over because of that.
Bellini Bar Sign

We also had a Wish Jar where guests could write down a wish or piece of advice for us. We are saving to read them on our 1 year anniversary. I am *dying* to read them!! By the way, our original wish jar broke when we were setting up…somebody, I think one of the groomsman, bought this glass box from somewhere nearby thank goodness!!
Wish Jar
Wish Jar Signing Table

For entertainment, we made a giant crossword puzzle with questions having to do with boyrobot and I. We made sure that a single person couldn’t answer all of them and had questions from our childhood, work, and current trivia about ourselves and our relationship. When we made it, we thought nobody would be geeky enough to enjoy it but we hear it got filled up pretty quickly! I guess we should have made it harder!
Crossword Puzzle

We also got a photobooth which was the best investment we made because I think our guests had the most fun with this. We got some really great photos! If anyone would like a digital copy of theirs, please email me and I can hook you up with one since we got copies of everybody’s. We also provided some props which included giant sunglasses, clown noses, and those mustaches I blogged about a long time ago. I had to include some of our favorite photobooth pictures.
PhotoboothExiting The Photobooth Love The Use Of The Napkin Rar! I Don't Know Who This Kid Is But He Took Almost 20 Pics! Here He Is Again Montez Makes The Funniest Faces Good Use Of The Props! I Don't Know Who This Guy Is But He Cracks Me Up

Lastly, we have our favors. We actually had 3 things:

1 inch buttons that said “Better Together” and had images of things we like together like bacon and eggs. I also had to include a robot one :) It was cool…everybody was wearing them at the reception!
1-inch Better Together Buttons

Custom Jones Sodas: We made 5 different bottles. Each one had a different picture and a fun fact about ourselves on the back. We designed, printed, and glued these on all ourselves so we were really happy with how they turned out.
Custom Jones Soda
Custom Jones Soda On The Table

And lastly, we gave each guest a mix CD. Boyrobot lightscribed 300 of these….there were 5 designs total. This was one of the most time consuming projects ever! Boyrobot was quite the lightscribing machine by the end of this ordeal.
Mix CDs
Mix CD - Shoes

Here is the playlist:
First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
Stolen – Dashboard Confessional
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Umbrella – Marie Digby
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz (I’m sooo sick of this song now hehe)
Bruised – Jack’s Mannequin
Baby, It’s Fact – Hellogoodbye
1, 2, 3, 4 – Plain White T’s
Fidelity – Regina Spektor
Dance Inside – All American Rejects
Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
The Story – Brandi Carlile
Portions For Foxes – Rilo Kiley
I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie
Konstantine – Something Corporate

Phew this was a long one….I’m going to make one more wedding recap post and then I’m done!

PS. Again, all pictures are by Caroline Tran.


Comment from J
Posted: October 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Hot damn. It seems like you guys threw one heckuva wedding. Congrats.

Be careful about the crossword puzzles though. Making them can be addictive as my dad can attest.

Comment from suki
Posted: October 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Wow, that looks like so much fun! :) A photobooth seems to be KEY at any event nowadays.

Comment from RiSE
Posted: October 6, 2009 at 8:43 pm

where can i get a copy of your infinite playlist?

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: October 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm

we have extras! email or facebook me your addie

Comment from Maureen
Posted: February 23, 2010 at 2:05 am

Your wedding looks amazing! My daughter is getting married in August and she loves the “better together” buttons you had made. Can you please tell me where you got them? Thanks so much,
Maureen :)

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: February 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

hi maureen…we created the images ourselves and used busy beaver to order them:

if you want to use our exact images, I can try to dig up the files and send them to you :D

Comment from Maureen
Posted: February 23, 2010 at 11:43 am

You are so creative that it’s no surprise you created your own images for those darling buttons. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so if you would be willing to share your designs with us, we would be thrilled to use them! Thank you so much! Did it take a long time to get them shipped to you? Emily’s wedding is August 13th but she is trying very hard to stay on schedule and get as much done as possible beforehand…I’m sure you can relate. I know you are a very busy person so whenever you have the time to send them to me that would be wonderful.
Thanks so much and have a lovely day,
Maureen :)

Comment from Drew Sharpe
Posted: May 18, 2010 at 8:13 am

I too have fallen in love with your button designs! I ahve been searching the internet for ideas on what to put on out button favors and found these! Do you still have thedesigns availabe? Thanks so much! – Drew

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: May 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

I forwarded you the email Drew…tell me if you have any questions! :)