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    Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter



    PORTLAND, Ore. - One Oregon couple's wedding night will be especially magical. Courtney Lanahan and Shawn Gordon of Clackamas are heading straight from their wedding reception Friday to a bookstore to get the final Harry Potter book.

    The book's official release date is Saturday but many stores will be hosting midnight events to celebrate the debut of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

    The wedding starts at 7. The reception will follow. And at 11:30 the limo will whisk the new Mr. and Mrs. Gordon away — to the mall.

    "It's the best wedding present," Lanahan said.

    The couple didn't realize when they set their wedding date that they'd be backing up against the book's release date. Harry Potter fan Lanahan, 23, and her sister started talking after they realized the conflict.

    Her sister suggested the couple stop at the bookstore on the way to the hotel, but Lanahan was unsure — her fiancee is not a Potter fan. She mentioned it to him anyhow but thought nothing would come of it.

    On the sly, Gordon, 24, decided to surprise his new bride and contacted the Barnes & Noble at Clackamas Town Center that she frequents. But after realizing the amount of planning involved, he decided to let her in on the surprise.

    The Barnes & Noble staff were thrilled to host the happy couple, said Page Jordan, community relations manager for the store.

    The couple will miss the pre-release activities and probably won't win the costume contest when they show up in their wedding attire. But as a wedding gift, the store will get them the first spot in line.

    Lanahan, an elementary school teacher working as a substitute, worried that the kids and parents would be mad. She tries to stay on top of children's literature and knows how much this book means to everyone.

    But the store said it will make a big announcement to make sure there are no sore feelings.

    She said they aren't leaving for their honeymoon until a week after the wedding so she has that time to finish the book

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    Re: Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter

    ...and then a lifetime of being incredible dorks together.

    Awwwww.

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    Re: Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter

    That is funny.
    I'll admit that I have read (and actually enjoyed) the Harry Potter books, but to plan part of your wedding night around it is a little extreme.

    I will wait until after the onslaught of kids are clear before picking up the book sometime this weekend.
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    Re: Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter

    But as a wedding gift, the store will get them the first spot in line.
    Wow, frontsies.
    Could get ugly.
    All them other geeks waiting in line for hours ..... ;D
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    Re: Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    But as a wedding gift, the store will get them the first spot in line.
    Wow, frontsies.
    Could get ugly.
    All them other geeks waiting in line for hours ..... ;D
    LOL.
    Nah, most of the others in line will be 13.
    I think they can take em.
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    Re: Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    But as a wedding gift, the store will get them the first spot in line.
    Wow, frontsies.
    Could get ugly.
    All them other geeks waiting in line for hours ..... ;D
    We might see this title next week....Newlyweds cut in line, killed by Potter fans.

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    Re: Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter

    "Zeus" wrote:
    ...and then a lifetime of being incredible dorks together.

    Awwwww.

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    That was way to funny Z.
    Exactly what I was thinking.

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    Re: Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    But as a wedding gift, the store will get them the first spot in line.
    Wow, frontsies.
    Could get ugly.
    All them other geeks waiting in line for hours ..... ;D
    There probably isnt a dude in that line that knows how to hit with a closed fist....so they should be fine!

    Perhaps as a gift, the store could have bought both of them big [size=20pt]L[/size] tattoos for their foreheads!
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    Re: Couple plans wedding, then Harry Potter

    That woman looks like she got hit in the face with a bag of nickels...

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    NERDS!!!!! I can't believe this made the freakin newspaper/internet/OUR SITE!! lol

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