I'm sad but strangely happy to say that this is the end of this story. I hope I did it justice. Thoughts are always appreciated! I give special thanks to all of you have stuck with this story until the end =). I love you all. Thank you SO much for reading! Hope you enjoy!
I took in a deep breath and let it out slowly. Once more, I looked up at myself in the mirror. My hair was curled, the top half up. My face was all done up with makeup, and I looked perfect.
"You ready, Peyt?" Emma asked, walked up next to me from behind. I nodded and picked up the skirt of my floor-length wedding dress. Going into the lounging area with Emma I saw that the back doors were opened wide.
Emma, Dani, and Sarah were all wearing lavender sleeveless, knee length dress. It was a sweetheart neck and had a bow wrapping around their mid sections, the skirt flowing outwards at the hip. Their hair was all curled but down.
My dress was white, of course and had a full, layered tulle skirt, and a piece of silky fabric that narrowed from the hip and made a small ball close to the left hip. It too was sleeveless, but had a different top to it and was slightly more elegant. I also had on a veil and a Goblin-made tiara.
Sarah, my maid-of-honor, handed me my bouquet and smiled at me. I returned the smile and took the flowers.
Three-year-old Aurora was wearing a lavender spaghetti strap dress that had darker purple metallic polka-dots all over it, and a solid lavender band across the chest, with strings on the left. Landon's six-year-old cousin, Steven, was the ring bearer and he wore a black tuxedo with a purple vest and tie, matching the groom's men.
The violin and piano duet started to play and Emma walked through the doors and down the outdoor aisle. Our entire backyard was filled with chairs and on the precipice was a small wooden platform and arch.
Once Emma was half way down the aisle Dani started on her way, followed by Sarah.
"You look so beautiful," said a familiar voice from behind me.
I turned around to see Josh standing there, his hands in his pockets. He was smiling, and I smiled back.
"Thank you. You clean up nice yourself." I said.
He grinned and moved beside me, offering me his arm, so I looped mine through it. Aurora and Steven started down the aisle together, and soon it was my turn. They stopped at the wooden platform and Aurora went left as Steven went right.
Then the music changed and everyone stood up, turning to look at me and Josh. I glanced nervously at all the people before finding those beautiful icy blue eyes I loved. Landon and I locked gazes and suddenly I was no longer nervous. His eyes sparkled lovingly and I smiled at him. His face lit up as he smiled back.
We had finally made it to the platform, and Josh passed my hand to Landon's before sitting in the front row next to Kylee.
Landon helped me up onto the platform before taking both of my hands in his and the little gray haired wizard opened the ceremony. Pretty soon we were at the vows.
"Do you, Peyton Marie Anderson, take Landon Joseph Miller to be your lawfully wedded husband; to have and to hold, in sickness and in health; in richer and poorer till death do you part?"
If at all possible, my smile got bigger as I looked into Landon's eyes and said, "I do."
Then the wizard turned to Landon as said, "Do you, Landon Joseph Miller, take Peyton Marie Anderson to be your lawfully wedded wife; to have and to hold, in sickness and in health; in richer and in poorer, till death do you part?"
"I do," he said, staring into my eyes, a hug smile on his lips.
"Then by the power invested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife." The preacher-wizard announced. "You may now kiss the bride."
Landon put his hand on my neck the same time I put mine on his cheek. We both leaned in and our lips met just as the sun set beyond the horizon. The water behind us sparkled and turned golden from the sun. We had timed the ceremony perfectly, just as planned. After a few moments we parted and turned towards the crowd. The music started once again and Landon and I walked back down the aisle, where we accepted our guest's congratulations in front of the back doors.
The chairs disappeared with the wave of Mum's wand, to be replaced by an enormous canopy tent that was large enough to cover everyone. Tables, chairs, and a wooden dance floor set themselves up beneath it. Floating candles inside glass balls where emanating light so that everyone could see.
"May I have this dance," Landon's soft voice said, offering his hand for me to hold. I took it and smiled.
"Of course," I replied as he started to lead me onto the wooden dance floor. Once there we settled into the slow rhythm the orchestra was playing.
"So, Mrs. Miller, what do you think?" He asked as he spun me around.
"Well, your dancing could improve, but not too bad." I teased him.
He rolled his eyes, but a smile was on his lips.
"This is more than my wildest dreams, thanks to Em. And I like the sound of 'Mrs. Miller'"
Landon chuckled and said, "me too," before kissing me softly.
I couldn't believe it had already been three years since Landon had proposed to me on that Italian hillside. Time seemed to fly by. After Hogwarts graduation, Landon got an internship at St. Mungo's and started training as a healer. As for me, I have a job as a seamstress in a robe shop in Diagon Alley.
After dancing with Josh, Dad (my father-in-law), and a few others I finally got to sit down and catch my breath. Josh came over to where I was, Aurora on his hip. Landon came from the other direction moments later. Josh set Aurora down and gestured for me to stand.
"I know it's your wedding day and all, but could I borrow Peyton for a moment?" Josh asked Landon, who smiled.
"Of course," he stood back up and picked Aurora up.
"Wanna dance, Rora?" He asked her.
Rora nodded excitedly, "Yay! Dance!" She said, "Dance, unctle Ladon."
Landon grinned as he took Aurora to the dance floor. I followed Josh a little ways away from the tent and the party.
He smiled at me and said, "Welcome to the wonderful and rewarding life of marriage. Congratulations, Peyton. I'm so proud of you, and I know Mum and Dad would have been too."
Tears stung at my eyes as I smiled back at him, "Thank you, Josh. That means a lot to me."
He nodded and pulled me into a hug.
"I know you really love each other, and I'm so happy for you. I know you'll have a wonderful life together."
I hugged him back tightly, not caring that I was probably wrinkling both my dress and his tux.
"Yeah, well, I've had a good example of true love from my big brother."
I gave him a good squeeze before letting go, Josh doing the same. Together we went back to the party, where I went to go find Emma. I found her and Sarah talking to Kylee at the table next to the wedding parties'.
"I'm so happy for you, Peyton! Congratulations!" Emma said, standing up and hugging me tightly. I laughed as I hugged her back.
"Thank you, Emma." I smiled at her and glanced at her left hand, "now we can focus on your wedding."
She grinned and nodded, "Yep!"
Just then Seth came up from behind her and kissed her cheek.
"There's my girl. Ready to dance?"
Emma laughed, "Ready to dance your socks off!"
Seth chuckled as Emma dragged him towards the dance floor. I smiled at them as I sat down next to Kylee.
"How are you doing?" I asked, gesturing to her swollen stomach.
"Well I will definitely be glad when this little one comes out and joins us out here." She said, tracing random patterns on her belly with her index finger.
I laughed, "Me either."
Landon showed up minutes later, informing me that it was time to cut the cake. The cake was served, and I sat at my table, holding Landon's hand. My life was perfect. I was surrounded by the ones I loved the most, and I had just got married to the most wonderful man in the world. Nothing could have ruined that day, even if it tried because I was far too blissful.