Chapter twenty-nine: Power walks and crazy bridesmaid
"You look horrible, did you not get a good night sleep." Alice whined loudly as she took a sip from her coffee cup. "And don't tell me it was because of Edward" She pointed her index finger on my face. "You guys haven't seen each other for a week, so what's with the shit face?"
Today was my wedding day and this bride looks like death. Sitting here in front of my dresser while Alice criticizes my face is not a way to start. I don't need to hear this now!
I huffed and yanked the coffee from her hands "who was the genius that created this no sex rule for three weeks before the wedding?"
Alice looks at me firmly placing her fists on her hips "you."
Three weeks ago, I went to Barnes and Nobel looking at wedding magazines. However, my curiosity got the best of me when I went to the sex and relationship section and found Dr. Garber's book on the importance of a spicy relationship. One of the things Dr. Garber talked about was a three week no sex before marriage rule. He stated that the sexual energy held from these three weeks will create an amazing unforgettable wedding night enhancing a spicy household. At first, Edward was very hesitant but after hearing the words 'spicy' he was sold. But, it's hard living with a man who likes to sleep shirtless. Yet, Dr. Garber didn't go into detail on how to handle Edward withdrawal effects. I can't sleep, eat, dress myself, and I keep getting rashes, seriously. And on top of that, the church required us to not see each other for an entire week before the wedding. Ugh! I haven't seeing him in a week and its torturous.
Rosalie giggles as she places a white flower on her head "Edward looks worst than you do…so everything will be fine."
"What do you mean?" I asked confused
"Jasper's told me he's tried many times to climb off his window and run to your house…I guess you're not the only who's dry in the pants" said Alice as she applied a matte light pink eye shadow to my eyelids. My face went red making her and Rosalie laugh.
I sighed in relief when a light knock sounded through my door. "Come in" spoke Alice.
"How's my future daughter?" asked Esme with a really big smile on her face.
"Nervous, tired, desperate, feel like I grenades are exploding inside of me." I described as Alice applied a light brown shadow.
Esme giggled as I smirked. "Bella, this is just the nervous part. Once you see him it will all go away, trust me." She squeezed my shoulder demonstrating her support.
While Alice took a break to find another light eye shadow I took a look at Esme, Rosalie and Alice. Rosalie and Alice looked so elegant in their pale blue dresses. They looked exactly how I envisioned them to look. Alice did a fabulous job taking my ideas and putting them to life even though there were times where she wouldn't listen. Esme look beautiful in her dark jade long dress. The dress was asymmetrical and perfect for her skin tone and her red hair color.
"Bella can you stay still so I can finish twisting your hair in an up-do!" yelled Rosalie as she styled my hair so it appears to be effortlessly done. Finally, I was able to look at myself in the mirror. The mirror reflected a beautiful woman dressed in a long mermaid bridal dress, with a side parted loose up do, a small diamond headband wit a long simple white veil. I looked like a princess and I couldn't wait for Edward to see me. Bella breathe in, in just a few minutes you be with Edward declaring to the world and God the deep love you feel for each other. You can do this…just breathe Bella. Once Alice gave me a few minutes to myself she passed me my bouquet and lowered my veil to prepare us to take the limo to the church.
We stopped at the small Accession church and walked to the back room where the bridal party can relax before walking down the aisle. A light knock was on the door after Esme walked out to join Edward at the altar. "Come in dad" I spoke loudly so he could hear me. Once Charlie walked in and saw me dressed tears were forming in his eyes.
When he approached me and put my arm through his arm I leaned to his side and whispered "dad I love you. I'm going to start a new journey in my life but I need you to know that you will always be my best friend and my father. Without you I couldn't have become the person I am today, and for that I will forever be grateful." When I finished my speech he looked at me with tears running down his eyes, lifted the veil and kissed my forehead.
"You will always be my little girl." I giggled with tears down my eyes at his response.
"It's a good thing I did her makeup with makeup forever and waterproof mascara." I heard Alice whisper to Rosalie ending my private moment with Charlie.
"Thank you Alice" I muttered as I wiped the tears.
As soon as we finished giggling, the church choir started to sing 'Ave Maria' beginning the ceremony. From the small crack in the door I could see Rosalie and Alice walking elegantly down the aisle. The grenades in my stomach converted to nuclear bombs when I realized that I have no balance. "Dad please hold me tightly. I don't want to fall in front of all these people when walk." I bit my lip and look around nervously.
Charlie just laughed at me. "Don't worry sweetie, I'm here."
I shook my head and prepared myself to walk. The only thing keeping me sane is the fact that Edward will be waiting for me down the altar and after all of this I will be able to claim him mine.
As I took my first steps towards the altar I look up to see the most intense sparkling green eyes. Who would have thought that a college graduate would land the perfect man in a few months? I took my eyes away from his eyes to look at his face; he was smiling like a kid on Christmas morning. I smiled at his response. His eyes were watery from the passion and intimate moment we are sharing. I could get lost in those eyes and never want to leave. I wish I could run towards him, but then people would think I was a lunatic. Once we reached the altar Charlie handed me to Edward so the service could begin.
The preacher is now in the section where we recite our vows it was Edward's turn to go first: "Bella you showed me the meaning of true love, a word that I never believed. I thank the Lord for putting you in my path; I don't know how I survived without you. My life has no meaning without you in it… And now in front of our close family and friends I promise to be your lover, your friend, your guide, and most of all, your husband. I love you Isabella Marie Swan and no matter the years my heart will always beat for you."
Tears were running down my face as he spoke those words. Then it was my turn to speak how can I compete with someone so smart and romantic like Edward? "Edward, you are the man that I've been waiting my entire life for, the man of my dreams. A man who stole my heart with his patient, kind, and sexy presence…" I got a lot of giggles from the audience, Emmett was the loudest. "I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you, a life that will be full of joy and eternal love." I couldn't hold the second group of tears almost choking when I said the last part.
"By the power invested in me I now declare you husband and wife." He turned to Edward "You may kiss your bride."
He cupped my cheeks and pressed his lips on mine. He depend the kiss a little which made me weak in the knees. Edward saved me from being humiliated when he lifted my body and carried me bridal style down the altar. He stopped before exiting the building and before we get separated by our guests. "I love you" I whispered on his ear.
"As I love you Mrs. Cullen" I smirked.
"Now everyone let's welcome Mr. and Mrs. Cullen!" The DJ announced before Edward and I walked to the reception. The entire night was a dream a true winter wonderland; all of the tables were decorated with the white roses and branches. Edward and I danced to Michael Buble Everything a fun twist to the serious wedding songs. The day passed in a blur; the bouquet, the cake cutting, the multiple pictures, and the crazy dancing. I can't believe I can finally say Edward is all mine!
I think I want to end the story here…I will give you guys a week to give me your opinions before I press the complete button. I enjoyed this story since it was my first one. I just want to say thank you to the fans and the comments. To answer all the comments:
1. Yes, I am a fan of 'Say Yes to the Dress'
2. I don't know why I picked November 29th I just wanted a winter/ cold wedding like the real vampire Edward.