"Minerva, I'm so nervous. I can't believe the day is finally here."
"I know Hermione. It's your wedding day. It's perfectly normal to be nervous."
Hermione looked at Minerva and her face crumpled and Minerva quickly shoved a piece of Honeydukes best chocolate in her mouth before she started weeping and ruined her carefully applied makeup.
"Shank oo." Hermione said through a mouthful of chocolate.
Ginny giggled and wiped Hermione's mouth carefully. "I still can't believe you're marrying my stupid brother."
"Me neither." Hermione admitted and the three of them burst out laughing.
"Hey girls take a look at this." Minerva said from the window. The bride and her maid of honour crossed the room to her. Down below there was a huge host of read haired boys.
"How many Weasley's are there?" Hermione asked looking puzzled. "We only invited this generation and their kids. Well and your parents."
"Red hair runs in the family. As do boys. Okay, lets count them. There's six boys in our generation, my idiotic brothers. Then Bill and Fleur have three boys and a girl, who for some reason is a miniature version of Fleur. Charlie and Kim have two boys, so far, with probably a third on the way, we aren't entirely sure if she's pregnant or not. Percy and Penelope also have two. Fred and Katie have three boys. George and Alicia have two sets of twins. I think that's it."
"Ginny, that's more than enough. So that means that the clan has twenty red haired boys."
Ginny thought for a minute. "Yeah. And don't forget that Kim's acting like she was when she was pregnant, so there might be another one on the way. And you are marrying Ron today, which means that you will soon be adding to the clan. And I will as soon as I find the perfect guy."
"Gin, there are no perfect guys. But it's sweet when they try to be perfect boyfriends."
"I dunno. Harry's a pretty perfect guy." Ginny shrugged.
"Clearly you missed all his tantrums."
"Well, you can't be sensible all the time. Oh my god, Hermione, you look gorgeous."
"I know. I never want to take it off." Hermione smoothed down her long white dress.
"Harry! What are you doing here?" Ginny glared at him.
"Ron sent me to tell you that they're ready when you are."
"I'm not ready!"
"Yes you are!" Ginny and Minerva shouted together.
Harry laughed. "Has she been like this all day?"
"Ginny shush! Have we got everything? The vow, bouquet, anything I forgot?" Hermione ticked the things off on her fingers.
"I think we're set. Nerves in place?"
"I think I'm gonna hurl."
"Don't. You'll ruin the dress. Minerva, why don't you go to the clearing, we'll be along soon. Harry, you get back to Ron. Is he freaking?"
"No actually. He's determined. This wedding's going to happen no matter what. He doesn't care if we get rained on, he's going to marry her today."
"Harry, go!" Hermione chased him out of the room. "Gin, is it time?"
"Yup. Ready to join the Weasley clan?"
"Not really. But I'll give it a shot."
Hagrid popped his head into the room. "Can I come in? Wow 'ermione, you look great. Beaky's outside ready for ya."
"Thanks Hagrid. Herm, you ready to do this?"
Hermione bit her lip and then grinned. "Yeah, I think I am. I'm gonna go get married, to Ron." She chuckled. "Who knew it would be him?"
"Um, I did." Ginny raised her hand sheepishly. "Ron explained what his perfect girl was like to me about ten years ago, and he described you. He just didn't realise he was until I pointed it out to him."
"Really? I'm his perfect girl?"
"He's marrying you isn't he? And in our family, you don't marry someone unless you know they are The One. And I think we all know that you are. You're his soulmate, Hermione. And I know he's yours. So, are we doing this?" Ginny smiled at her friend.
"Yeah. Yes. Let's get this show on the road!"
Ginny cheered as they left the castle. Outside the front steps stood Buckbeak, patiently waiting. Hagrid gently lifted Hermione onto him and Ginny arranged her dress and veil and handed her the bouquet of white and red roses.
Hagrid led Buckbeak into the forest and to a clearing that was set out for the wedding. As they approached everyone stood up and a few of the Weasley wives cooed at how pretty she looked. Hagrid gently lifted her down from the hippogriff and Dumbledore came forward and took her hand.
Ginny went ahead of them and stood to one side of the little platform they had set up as an altar and where Draco was standing ready to preside over it. Then Dumbledore led Hermione up the aisle and up to where Ron was standing beside Draco smiling at her.
Draco smiled at her and then beamed at Ron. "Ladies, gentlemen and children both young and old, we are gathered here today to witness the marriage of one of the most perfect couples on this good green earth. I cannot think of any man who would make Hermione happier than Ron does and will continue to for as long as they are married. And I know it goes both ways. So with no more ado, they will pledge themselves to each other. Ladies first."
Hermione smiled at Draco and then at Ron. Ginny took the bouquet and silently handed her the vow cards. "For the longest time I didn't think I would find my prince. And then I found you, and I didn't get my prince, I got a king instead. You've always been there for me, Ron, through the good times and the bad. You're one of the best men I know, and we all know I wouldn't give myself to anyone less worthy than you. I love you Ron, and I always will. I pledge myself to you, wholly and completely. You've taken my heart, Ron, and I'm so glad you did. I am yours for the rest of my life."
A huge resounding "Awww!" echoed around the clearing and bounced off the trees. Almost all of the women were wiping the tears away from their eyes before their makeup ran.
Ron smiled at her and wiped away a tear of his own. Harry tried to give him his vow card but Ron refused it and Harry raised his eyebrows at him in surprise. "Hermione, my princess, my soulmate, my friend. Today I give myself to you. I love you and nothing in the world will ever change that. I promise to care for you, to make you as happy as you have made me. You've made me a better person, and I'm very grateful. If you let me I will devote my life to you and only you. You are my sun, my moon, my world, and I am willing to spend my whole life proving it to you." He reached forward and gently wiped away the tear that was running down her cheek.
Draco wiped away his own tears hurriedly. "Do you have the rings?" Harry stepped forward and handed them to him. "Hermione do you take this man?"
"I do, with all my heart." Hermione smiled as she put the ring on Ron's finger.
"Ron, do you take this woman?"
"I do absolutely." Ron squeezed her hand after he slid the ring into place.
"Then I pronounce you husband and wife. Do I even need to tell you to kiss the bride?"
There was a cheer as Ron closed the gap between them. The pair had never looked happier as they turned and walked back down the aisle as everyone stood and applauded.