Till Death Do Us Part: The Wedding Of Alexandra Cabot and John Munch

Author's Notes: The idea for this story has actually sat in my mind for a very long time, but I never did anything about it until a reviewer for my most recent Cabot/Munch story said that she couldn't wait to see the wedding. That sparked it in my mind to get my rear in gear and write this. So, now, I give you the five-part story of John and Alex's wedding, which includes the proposal, Alex preparing for the wedding, the wedding itself, the reception, and parts of their honeymoon in Washington, D.C. I'm also planning to go into more detail about the honeymoon in the sequel "Honeymoon In Washington." So enjoy the wedding and be a polite guest and leave reviews.

Part I: The Proposal

"There's a magic only two can tell/In the dark night, ultra violet is a wicked spell/The stars and planets taking shape/A stolen kiss has come too late"

-Savage Garden, "Carry On Dancing"

"You look so beautiful." John Munch said as he watched his girlfriend, Alexandra Cabot walk towards him from the front doors of the restaurant. "You smell nice, too." He made sure to add that the moment he caught a whiff of her perfume.  "You look like a fifties movie queen, like Marilyn Monroe."

Alex beamed at first, and then she smirked. She had bathed using her sensuality aromatherapy from Bath and Body Works in Ylang-Ylang Myrrh and then, put on a gorgeous black silk dress, black silk gloves, black high heels, black knee-highs and diamond earrings, a diamond choker and a tennis bracelet. To go the extra mile, she'd even used a black clutch purse. "Be thankful, John." She said. "I would not do this for anyone else but you. And don't think for a second that this was not a lot of work. Curling my hair takes time."

"Well, I'm impressed." He said. "But you look sexy with curls in your hair. In fact, you look sexy and sensual all over."

Alex smiled her megawatt smile at him and John was thankful for his dark glasses, because her smile nearly blinded him. Then, she took her seat across from him. "So, is tonight something special or something because you rarely tell me to meet you at some place fancy like the Starlet Restaurant and Lounge and to dress to the nines unless it's a special occasion."

"You don't remember what tonight is?" John asked, peering at her over the rims of his glasses.

"March 5?" Alex asked.

"Think back about four years." John hinted.

Alex thought for a moment, then her eyes shot open wide.  "Oh, my god! Tonight's our anniversary! I can't believe that I forgot something like that!"

"Well, I can't say that I blame you." He said. "You did mention on the phone earlier this week that you had arraignments and warrants and trials coming out of your ears. Which of course gave me ample time to plan a really great surprise for you. And judging by the look on your face, you are already liking this."

She smiled again and leaned in to kiss him. "You have no idea." She murmured as she kissed him deeply. John moaned inwardly. Kissing Alex, no, simply being with Alex was always a wonderful experience. She made him feel about twenty years younger and he enjoyed it. He wasn't sure if he could ever quite let that go.

"I love you." He murmured against her lips.

"I know." She murmured back.  "I love you, too."

"Excuse me, but if you two are quite finished, I'd like to take your orders now." The waiter was standing over them and he looked very annoyed.

Alex pulled away from John and giggled.

Sometime later, the two were sharing a bottle of champagne and when Alex took a long sip of her champagne, something hard it her teeth. Curiously Alex put down her glass, picked up her spoon and fished out something silver at the bottom of her glass.

It was a ring. A beautiful silver ring with a large diamond on it.

Alex gasped. "John…is that what I think it is?"

Smiling and taking his glasses off so that he could look into her eyes, John took Alex's hand in his and said, "Alexandra, you are everything my other wives were not. You're brilliant, you're bold and you're beautiful and I love you more every day. I can't imagine my life without you. Alexandra Cabot, the love of my life, will you marry me?"

Alex put her hand to her mouth and began to stammer. For once she seemed to be a total loss for words. It went on for about five minutes until she finally spit out, "What did you just say?"

"I asked you to marry me." John said calmly. He was expecting this kind of reaction from Alex.

Alex gasped. She was in shock and she continued to babble on like an idiot for another five minutes until she finally spit out "YES! Yes, John, I will marry you!"