Chapter 5: The Wedding

On the morning of April 8th, Ginny, who slept over at Hermione's, woke her up at 8:00. She got up and they had breakfast, gathered their stuff and apparated to Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Ron's alarm went off at 8:30, he woke Harry up, and they had breakfast and then they apparated to Hogwarts. Their parents were already their setting up. When they were done, all of the girls went to a dormitory and the boys went to another. They all changed, did their hair and make-up and Hermione and Ron got butterflies in their stomachs.

At 11:20 all the wedding guests had arrived and taken their seats. At 11:25 everyone took his or her positions, and at 11:30 the music started. Ginny, Hermione's maid of Honor, took Harry's arm, who was Ron's best man, and walked up the aisle. Mrs. Weasley took Bill's arm, and followed, Mrs. Granger took Charlie's arm and followed. Then everyone stood up for the bride and Hermione appeared. Ron was stunned at how beautiful she looked.

She walked up the petal-covered aisle. She looked up at the ceiling, but it felt like she was looking outside into the rising sun. When she reached Ron, he mouthed the words, "You're beautiful to her." The minister then began.

"We are gathered here to witness the marriage of Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger. They are about to embark on a journey with rough spots no doubt, but it is the best journey one can take. I understand Hermione and Ron have written their own vows. Ronald you may go first."

Ron faced Hermione and began.

"Hermione, when I first met you, I never pictured we would end up here, but I wouldn't want it any way. I love you, and I promise to honor and cherish you for as long as I live, and longer. I promise to respect you and everything you believe in. I love you."

Hermione, who had tears in her eyes, began her vows.

"Ron, I believe with all my heart in soul mates, and you are mine, and I'm so grateful for that. I couldn't ask for a better friend, lover, and soul mate. I do promise to honor, cherish and respect you to. I love you with all my heart and more."

They both had tears running down their faces now. Everyone in the Great Hall was crying as well. The minister began to talk again.

"My we have the rings?"

Ginny handed Hermione Ron's ring, and Harry handed Ron Hermione's ring.

"Ronald place the ring on her fourth finger on her right hand."

He did as he said.

"Do you, Ronald Weasley, take Hermione Granger to be you lawfully wedded wife? Do you promise to love her through better or for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do you part, all the days of you're life?"

Ron looked Hermione and said, "I do."

He said to Hermione, "Place his ring on his fourth finger of his right hand."

She did.

"Do you, Hermione Granger, take Ronald Weasley, to be you lawfully wedded husband? Do you promise to love him through better or for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do you part for all the days of you're life?"

Hermione, tears streaming down her face said, "I do."

The minister smiled, "Then if no one has cause for objection, I herby pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride."

And Ron did just that. He swept Hermione off her feet and kissed her with passion. Everyone else in the room was clapping and drying their eyes.

Ron and Hermione walked down the aisle the new Mr. and Mrs. Weasley.

They were truly the happiest people in the world.