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She had said yes to my proposal! She would now forever be MY Bella. For the entire run home I couldn't wipe the smile off my face.
I knew what awaited us at home and I feared for my love's life.
When we reached the house we slowed down to a walk and I took her hand.
Alice opened the door and leaped at Bella, knocking her to the ground.
"YAY! I have a new sister! Can I plan your wedding? Please? We need to go shopping now!" she looked up at me, "Took you long enough."
"Okay, Alice, first please get off of Bella. Second, yes you can plan it if you'd like, unless Bella wants too in which case you can help her. Third, it's the middle of the night, the stores are closed."
She got off of Bella with a saddened face and watched as I helped Bella up.
"Can I plan your wedding Bella?"
"Sure, its not like I know anything about this stuff. Just don't make it to big, please."
"Thank you! I'll try not to go to 'overboard'"
"That's all I think I can ask for, huh?"
"Yeah," the pixie smiled and headed into the house.
Walking through the front door I saw that the entire family, including Deron and Laura, had assembled and had watched the encounter on the porch.
Emmett smiled his mocking smile, "So what have you kids been up to?"
"Shut up Emmett."
"What? Can't I ask my favorite brother and sister what they have been up to?"
"No, you can't. It's none of your business."
Bella laughed and lifted her left hand to show them the ring with a smile on her face.
"Congratulations!" they all said.
At the same time most of them were thinking the same thing Alice had said earlier, 'Took you long enough.'
The weeks that followed were a blur.
Alice was going nuts and was pretty much lost to the world.
Because we all stayed as far away as we possibly could, poor Jasper had to put up with all of her craziness alone.
Alice only came to us when she needed us to make a final decision on something or give her the okay.
So far Alice had done a commendable job at keeping her word and not going overboard.
It was going to be a small wedding in our backyard with just our family in attendance along with the coven from Denali we have been friends with for some time now.
Deron was going to give Bella away and Carlisle was going to perform the ceremony.
My groomsman were of course, Jasper, Emmett and Deron while the bridesmaids were Alice, Rosalie, and Laura.
Esme was going to watch her last child be married off…she was quite happy with her assigned role.
Alice had special ordered all of the dresses, she refused to wear anything off the rack, and they had arrived two days ago. She put them up in her room and banned everyone from seeing them until the day of the wedding.
The only person who had seen them was Bella. Since I can't read her mind, Alice thought it was safe.
All I was told was that the dress fit her perfectly.
The wedding was tomorrow and the Denali clan had arrived this afternoon.
I was currently at my 'bachelor' party, which was more of a 'bash on the virgin, we may never have the chance again, party'.
I just wanted it to end so I could go back to Bella.
I never wanted to be away from her and being forced to be was painful.
Even more painful was the fact that she was currently upstairs and anytime I moved to get up I was attacked by Emmett.
"So Edward, you still sure you want to do this? It's a pretty big step."
"I've never been more sure about anything in my entire life, Emmett."
"Are you sure you don't want any pointers for the honeymoon?" he was sitting close to me and jabbed me in the side.
"It's not funny anymore Emmett," I said through clenched teeth.
"Sorry, I can't help it. I still can't believe you haven't done anything with her yet."
UGH! It's going to be a long night. I wonder what Bella's doing.
"Bella!" I called out to her, hoping she was in tune to me at the moment.
I closed my eyes and smiled, "Are you having…"
"Emmett! What was that for?!"
"No 'talking' to Bella! This is your bachelor party."
I began laughing and the girls in the room all looked at me like I was nuts…what else is new.
"Sorry. Edward tried talking to me and Emmett won't let him."
"Is that what the ruckus is about down there?" Esme asked.
"Have you figured out what your going to say yet Bella?" Laura reminded me that I had an extra long night ahead of me.
They laughed at me.
"I'm sure you think of something sweetheart," Esme said patting my knee.
She was the perfect mother. I was glad I had her in my life now.
I was glad I had all of them in my life now.
I don't think I could have found a better coven to have stumbled upon.
"I really hit the jackpot with you guys."
They all aww'd and moved over to engulf me in a group hug.
I was having a pretty decent time. I knew Edward was down stairs wanting to run away from the torture they were putting him through.
The only torture for me was the death glares I was receiving from the Tanya girl. I got curious as to why she hated me without knowing me and looked into her head only to discover it was because I was marrying Edward.
She had done everything in her power to capture Edward's heart but failed miserably every time.
It shouldn't have brought me pleasure knowing why she was mad at me, but it did.
I really wanted to just get up and hit her though because she was really bringing down my mood.
After a couple of hours the girls left the room to find their significant others and those without one went downstairs to watch television.
I was finally left alone to think about what I wanted to say to Edward tomorrow during our wedding.
I had out my notepad and was thinking hard when I heard the door open.
Edward walked in and looked exhausted.
"Are you alright?"
"Let's just say I'm glad I will never have to go through that again."
"It couldn't have been that bad."
"Oh no, it was," he sat down on the couch next to me. "How did your's go?"
"Other then getting glared at by Tanya the entire time, it went quite well."
"Sorry about her. I'm surprised she even came."
I laughed, "I'm surprised she's giving up so easily."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, this would be her last chance to steal you away and she's not even trying."
"Then she's accepted the fact that her efforts are futile," he moved close to me and put his arms around me, nuzzling my neck.
I began to be dazzled and tried to shake it off.
"I have to think about what I need to say during the wedding?"
"Just speak from your heart."
With that simple line, I threw my pen across the room and grabbed his chin, raising his head and kissed him.
That was all he needed. He repositioned himself and pushed me down onto the couch and deepened the kiss.
For the next few hours, nothing else mattered. It was just Edward and I in bliss, like it would be for all of eternity.
I was resting my head on Edward's chest, relaxing when I heard someone bounding up the stairs.
I didn't need any special abilities to know who it was.
Alice banged on the door and let herself in.
"We need to get a lock for that," Edward said absently getting up.
"Do you really think a lock would stop her?" I sat up with him and waited for the inevitable.
Alice didn't say anything, she just walked up to me, grabbed my arm, and dragged me out of the room to hers.
I didn't bother fighting back. There was no point.
She threw me into a chair and went to work.
I just closed my eyes and wished it to be over soon.
Thanks to vampire speed, it was.
I opened my eyes as she turned me around to look at myself.
She had pulled my hair up into a tight eloquent bun and used minimal makeup. Only a light shaded eye shadow, some blush to give my cheeks color and a light red lip gloss.
I was thankful she was still staying true to her word and not going overboard.
"You like it?" Alice asked eagerly.
"Yes Alice, thank you."
"Alright, time for the dress!"
She grabbed my wrist and pulled me into her closet.
She found the box and told me to dress while she went to get the others.
She left the closet and I pulled the dress out of the box.
I was glad I had let Alice order the dress. It was beautiful.
It had a strapless satin bodice with beaded embroidery, an organza ball gown skirt, and a chapel train.
I loved it.
I slipped into it and walked over to the mirror to look at myself.
Alice really knows her stuff, I looked great.
I walked out of the closet and into Alice's bedroom.
I looked around the room to find the clock on the wall.
It was only another two hours until the wedding.
Only two hours until I became Isabella Marie Cullen.
Alice came into the room followed by Rosalie, Esme, and Laura.
I turned to them and they all took in the dress.
"You look lovely Bella."
"Thank you Esme."
She smiled motherly at me and my dead heart melted.
I wished my own parents could be here to see this.
I sighed and watched them get ready.
I watched them from the couch and helped where I could.
It took them an hour and a half.
My impatience and jitters began to intertwine and I didn't know how I was feeling anymore.
I heard a knock on the door and Alice told them to come in.
I turned to the door and saw Jasper.
He looked over at me, "I thought you could use some help."
"If you don't mind," I smiled at him and felt bad, remembering he was feeling everything I was.
"No," he looked at me sternly while heading over to me, "no more emotions," he laughed lightly and sat down next to me.
He took my hands, "Close your eyes."
I did as he asked and felt my emotions begin to settle and I felt immediately calm.
I breathed a sigh of relief.
I slowly opened my eyes, "Thank you Jasper."
He smiled, "Anytime."
He stood up, walked over to his wife, pecked her on the cheek and left the room.
"Remember to not remember what the dress looked like," she called to him.
They truly were perfect for each other. They might not be as publicly affectionate as Emmett and Rosalie, but I would bet on them having the strongest relationship out of everyone here.
"Are you ready Bella?" Laura asked, getting my attention.
"I am now."
"Good, because it's time," Alice said.
I took deep breaths trying not to undo what Jasper just did for me and followed Alice out of the room and down the stairs to my new life.
It was now time and I was standing at the alter waiting for Bella to walk down the aisle.
The music started.
First came Laura, then Rosalie and then finally Alice.
The three of them looked beautiful, but I was barley paying attention to them, I just wanted to see Bella.
When Alice took her place, I saw her.
Deron had her arm and they came down the aisle.
I couldn't find words to represent her. She looked amazing.
I had to use all of my strength not to run down the aisle and drag her up here so she would be by my side sooner.
After what felt like hours she was standing before me and Carlisle began, "We are gathered here today, in the sight of God, and in the face of family and friends, to join together Edward Cullen and Isabella Swan in holy matrimony; which is an honorable estate, instituted of God, since the first man and the first woman walked on the earth.
"Therefore, it is not to be entered into unadvisedly, or lightly, but reverently and soberly. Into this Holy Estate, these two persons present come now to be joined.
"If any one can show just cause why they may not be lawfully joined together, let them speak now, or forever hold their peace."
"Who gives this woman away?"
Deron answered, "I do," and I stepped down to take Bella's hand.
I did and Deron took his place next to Emmett.
Carlisle continued, "This is the day you have chosen to become husband and wife. We are here, not only to witness your commitment to each other, but also to wish you every happiness in you future life together.
"Within its framework of commitment and loyalty, marriage enables the establishment of a home, where through trust, patience and respect, the love an affection, which you have for each other may develop into a deep and lasting relationship.
"We, who are witnessing you marriage, hope that despite the stresses inevitable in any life your Love, Respect for each other, and you trust and understanding of each other will increase your contentment, and heighten your joy in living.
"Edward, do you take Isabella for your lawful wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance, in the Holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honor, comfort, and cherish her, from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto her, for as long as you both shall live?"
There was no doubt in my answer, "I do."
"Isabella, do you take Edward for your lawful wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance, in the Holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honor, comfort, and cherish him, from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him, for as long as you both shall live?"
She looked into my eyes and smiled, "I do."
"I have been told you both want to say something to each other. Edward?"
I took her hands and spoke from my heart, "Bella, before you my life was meaningless. I didn't believe I would ever find someone who I would love this much. You have given my life meaning and have filled me with nothing but joy. I intend to do everything in my power to protect you from this day forward and keep you happy always. I love you."
She took a deep breath, "Edward, I never knew I could care about someone as strongly as I do you. You make me feel like no one has ever made me feel. I found you by accident and I believe it was fate that brought me here. With you comes all the love in the world and the best family a girl could ask for. You truly complete me and I don't know what I would do without you. I love you."
If she could blush, I'm sure she would be a deep scarlet.
"Edward please give your vows."
"I Edward Cullen, take thee Isabella Swan to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honor, and cherish, 'till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance."
"I Isabella Swan , take thee Edward Cullen to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honor, and cherish, 'till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance."
"Jasper, the ring?"
Jasper handed Carlisle the ring.
Carlisle blessed the ring and handed it to me.
I placed it on her ring finger and said, "With this ring, I thee wed. Wear is as a symbol, of our love and commitment."
"Alice, the ring?"
Alice handed Carlisle the ring.
Carlisle again blessed the ring and gave it to Bella.
She placed it on my ring finger and said, "With this ring, I thee wed. Wear it as a symbol, of our love and commitment."
"Father, we pray for all married persons, that they may continue to give, be able to forgive, and experience more, and more of the joy of the Lord, with each passing day. And especially for Edward and Isabella, now beginning their married life together, that they may have divine assistance, the constant support of family and friend, and a long life, with good health. May your fullest blessing come upon Isabella and her husband Edward, forward, for ever, and ever, amen."
Carlisle joined our right hands, "Those, whom God had joined together, let no man put asunder.
"In so much as Edward and Isabella have consented together in Holy Wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company, having given and pledged their lives, each to the other, and having declared the same, by giving and receiving of rings, I pronounce that they are husband and wife.
He looked at the two of us, "You may seal you promises with a kiss."
I turned to Bella and embraced her, kissing her now as my wife. I pulled away as I heard Carlisle say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cullen."
I stared into her eyes disbelievingly.
We were finally married.
I was finally married.
If I had been told that I would be here a few months ago I would have laughed in the face of the person saying it, which probably would have been Alice.
We walked down the aisle and into the house where the reception was being held.
After hours of dancing and the memory of having cake smashed in my face, my family left the house and it was just Bella and I.
We stood in the middle of the living room finishing off our last dance when we actually realized we were alone.
"So what now?" I thought to her.
"I don't know, bedroom" she averted her eyes.
I smiled, "I love you, Mrs. Isabella Cullen."
"And I love you, Mr. Edward Cullen."
I laughed and picked her up bridal style, taking her up to our bedroom.
For the next few hours, nothing else mattered. It was just Bella and I in bliss, like it would be for all of eternity.
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