We Are Family
I am happy to announce that this is the final chapter of this story! I have loved writing it and I have loved reading the amazing feedback I have been receiving since I started to write it almost two years ago. It has been an absolute pleasure to write this story, as it is a story I love expanding upon.
Again, thank you so much for your support, enjoy the final chapter of We Are Family.
Edward and I had been married for five years, although that was a drop in the ocean compared to the many years that were ahead of us.
We had since moved from our house in Wales and we were living in a small town, ironically named Carlisle, in the north of England. It was a beautiful town, albeit small, but each member of the family loved it, we would be sad to leave there when the time came in a few years' time.
We had lived in Wales happily for five years: Edward and I had gotten married, and then Rosalie and Emmett had followed and had another wedding for themselves. As Alice was planning both weddings, of course they were both extraordinary. Mine and Edward's wedding day was a day that I will remember forever, no matter how long my life is. Alice had outdone herself, and he weeks of planning were shown in the beautiful wedding. Alice had waited for a cloudy day so that we could get married on the beach near our home, and although it was cloudy, it was one of the brightest days in my life. Alice had done the wedding traditionally, actually she had insisted as it was my 'first time' getting married. Edward had waited at the end of the aisle with Esme, whilst I had waited inside with Carlisle who was walking me down the aisle. Alice and Jasper walked out before us, as she was the first bridesmaid and Edward's best man. Rosalie and Emmett followed them as they were all members of our wedding party.
"You ready, sweetheart?" Carlisle had asked me, offering me his arm. Too nervous to speak, I had simply nodded and linked my arm through his. We had walked slowly from the back porch down to the makeshift aisle that Alice had created on the beach, I was extremely careful not to fall because of the heels I was wearing, another thing that Alice had insisted on.
When we got to the end of the aisle, my breath hitched in my throat. There he was, standing in his suit at the end of the aisle waiting for me. My arm linked with Carlisle's was the only think keeping me steady as I walked down the aisle to Edward.
"Can you please be seated?" Emmett asked. My family followed instructions and sat down in their seats. Emmett officiating the ceremony was another thing that Alice and I had argued about, I had all but demanded that Emmett officiate, but Alice had wanted it to be traditional with a qualified vicar. It was safe to say that Emmett was over the moon when I won the argument, and he opened his laptop straight away to find how someone becomes a qualified wedding officiant.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the marriage of Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen." Emmett started, speaking slightly theatrically.
"Who presents this woman for marriage?" Emmett looked around our family, his eyes finally landing on Carlisle, he nodded.
"Right, okay. Do you Bella take Edward to be your husband? To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live?" Emmett looked down at me expectantly, awaiting my answer before he continued to speak.
"I do." I spoke, albeit slightly quietly.
"Great. Do you Edward take Bella to be your wife? To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live?" Emmett asked Edward the same question, Edward grinned before answering.
"Then is my absolute pleasure that I announce you husband and wife. Welcome to the family Bella. You can now kiss the bride." Emmett smiled widely, moving away from us and walking to Rosalie's side.
It was then, as I kissed Edward, I realised. I realised that the Cullen's are officially my family, by name. I was now Isabella Marie Cullen, and the change bought more for me than I first realised. It allowed me to let go of some of the past and the hardships that I had gone through in the last few months. The happiness that my marriage gave me allowed me to stop thinking about all of the hardships that the Cullen's and I had left behind when we left Forks. Now that we were living in England, we had the opportunity to be happy, finally. And at the end of the day, I know that we can always be happy, regardless of where we are or who we are with, because we are family.
And that is everything! I hope you liked the last chapter, I loved writing about the wedding.
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