Pokemon, PotterCon & Book Shopping Vlog ft. Jordandene, Geekscape & More!

I’ve been having a really fun time getting into vlogging! It’s really weird and awkward at first if you’re filming in public so I’m still adjusting to that but I love having the footage to look back on afterward so I’ve been making a concerted effort to vlog whenever I’m on the go.  Two weekends ago, I had a really exciting string of days so I combined footage from Jonathan of Geekscape’s Pokemon Go meetup, PotterCon at Irving Plaza in NYC and National Book Lover’s Day at Barnes and Noble with Monica.  At PotterCon I finally got to meet Jordandene who is a super lovely person and she filmed a little clip with me for my video!  There’s also a ton of Harry Potter cosplay (the winner of the contest’s cosplay is one of my favorite I’ve ever seen) and a mini book haul.

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Wedding Stuff: Some of Our Out of this World Decor

I haven’t posted anything wedding related in such a long time since I was too caught up in the actual planning progress but now that Andrew and I’s big day has come and gone, I’m excited to be sharing more about it with everyone!  We haven’t gotten any of our photos back from the photographer just yet but before we packed up our decorations I snapped a few shots of our decor.  Our wedding was space themed (focusing mostly on Star Wars and Doctor Who, although we did play some Firefly during cocktail hour!).  I had such a fun time hunting all of our decorations down because theme parties are kind of my thing and we did do some other things during the reception but I’ll be getting to that in future posts :-) If you want to see even more sneak peeks, you can check out our instagram hashtag which is #WedLongAndProsper16.

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This is one of my favorite things that I found on Etsy! I posted a photo of it the morning of our wedding since Andrew wasn’t allowed to see me until I arrived at the church.  It has the date we tied the knot and of course, the infamous Han / Leia exchange<3

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This is a copy of our church program.  I love the design we found and how it says “it was written in the stars.”

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I also just adored this ring box. It’s so perfect<3 And I love that it’s something that we’ll have forever to keep our rings in when we’re not wearing them at night.

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This is my garter. I didn’t actually wear it, it was just used for photos before the ceremony.  Andrew and I decided early on that we didn’t want to do a bouquet / garter toss because most of the times we’ve seen them, they just end up being awkward.  I chose this particular garter because  it’s called Rose and the Doctor<3

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Arguably, one of the most time consuming of our decorations were these Clone Trooper placecards.  I ordered about 200 LEGO Clone Troopers from eBay and each one came completely disassembled.  We spent hours building them and then cutting our placecards and hot gluing them to each trooper. I love that we had a little army set up for everyone to see when they were figuring out where to sit!  Unfortunately, I had forgotten to take a photo of them before we packed up but Betty was nice enough to let me use hers!

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This is the craft that took me the second longest.  Originally we were just planning on using the TARDIS as our card box but we quickly realized that it was too small! I made an emergency trip to Michael’s and found a Star Wars themed box that I painted 3 coats of white and decorated with fabric roses and rhinestones for our TARDIS to sit atop.

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We brought our own cake servers to the venue to use because this Darth Vader & Stormtrooper set were too cute to pass up.

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This is our cake topper! This is probably my favorite of all of our decorations because it’s just so cute! R2 looks so dapper and I got to be a BB-8 bride.  They sat atop a galaxy cake which I’m hoping to have great photos of in the weeks to come!

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For the girls bouquets, I wanted to use the closest arrangement I could find to something galaxy themed.  I went with blue amy’s, diamond dusted roses, lillies and hydrangeas.  We also chose the same flowers for our centerpieces which sat inside Death Star cookie jars.  I never thought I would order 25 Death Star cookie jars in my life and I made a point to chat with ThinkGeek while placing the order so they weren’t like what the heck is this? and didn’t fulfill it! The centerpiece photo is by Cassie!

I also ordered my bouquet off of etsy because I really wanted a brooch bouquet.  I think they’re so pretty and I love that I’ll be able to keep this one looking just as it did on my wedding for the rest of my life<3

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For our guestbook we went with River Song’s diary and a Sonic Screwdriver pen.  We actually haven’t had the time to read through it yet but we’re planning on doing so soon!

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This is just the cutest card ever that my coworkers gave us when they surprised me with our VIP guided tour of Harry Potter World.

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And lastly, here’s a photo I really love of my Mom and I outside the church<3

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NYC: Co-Ed Geek Girl Slumber Party

Attention NYC nerds! This coming Saturday I’ll be joining Lorraine Cink of Marvel’s The Watcher  as a guest on her Co-Ed Geek Girl Slumber Party podcast which is a nerdy variety show.  The event is being held at The Peoples Improv Theater at 9:30 PM and other guests include Jill Pantozzi, Daniel Kibblesmith, Margaret Lyons, Monique Moses and a special surprise guest!  There’s going to be a Q&A panel, a geeky musical act and the chance to win a prize as long as your dressed in your favorite fangirl pajamas.  Tickets are only $10 and you can purchase them here and you can visit the official website here!

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The Girl at Midnight Launch Party

Last week, Melissa, Cassie, Andrew, Gil and I met up at Books of Wonder to celebrate the release of Melissa Grey’s debut novel The Girl at Midnight.  I’ve already read, reviewed and loved the book, but I was so excited to be able to upgrade my ARC for a fancy new hardcover!

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There were purple cupcakes, purple rock candy (which turned my mouth purple enough to match the book cover but it was SO good that I didn’t mind), popcorn, chocolate covered pretzels and best of all, champagne!  It was so fitting to have such a feast since food is constantly mentioned in the book.  I kept getting hungry while reading every time one of my favorite foods would come up!

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The event kicked off with Melissa reading a passage from The Girl at Midnight and answering audience questions about the story, her writing process and her characters.  Melissa is extremely entertaining and I truly adore her sense of humor so it was really enjoyable to take in all her answers.

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After about an hour, we were all able to line up and have Melissa sign our books!  I know the first one just came out but I seriously cannot wait for book number 2!

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