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"Get the red ones, wear the white dress, and go knock his fucking socks off!" Alice said matter-of-factly as she shoved the skimpy red fabric in my direction.
I laughed as her words took me back to the dressing room in Miami—where she had given me very similar advice before the Forks ten year reunion—only instead of a white dress it had been a black one.
"I don't think most people refer to a wedding dress as 'the white dress', do they, Alice?"
"They do if they give up the opportunity to have the one and only Alice Brandon make it for them."
I knew that even though Alice was a perfect maid of honor, she was still a little sensitive that I hadn't let her make my wedding dress.
A few months back, when I'd accompanied Edward to New York to meet some potential donors, I'd wandered in and out of stores in the Garment District looking at different fabrics that might be used for our upcoming fall line. I had just hurriedly walked by the small boutique when I nearly fell backward from the dress in the window.
The moment my eyes fell on the dress I knew it was what I'd be wearing to my wedding. Alice and I had been poring over a million different wedding books and magazines, and she had sketched some of the most beautiful wedding gowns I had ever seen, but none of them were just right. This one was.
It wasn't flashy or overstated, but the white tea length dress with a deep V-neckline and ruched bodice was exactly what I had been envisioning. I walked into the tiny store and marveled at the superior craftsmanship of the garment. It was slightly yellowed from age, but nothing Alice couldn't take care of. I could tell from the delicate stitching that much of the dress had been made by hand.
"Beautiful, isn't it?"
I turned, startled to hear a voice behind me.
"Yes, it's gorgeous. Who's the designer?"
"My grandmother. This is her store, but I've been helping her with it. I found that dress in the back last week."
"Is it for sale?" I asked, worried that my hopes of the perfect dress were about to be dashed right there.
She looked me over again before walking to the mannequin and removing the dress. I followed her to the back of the store where there was a modest dressing room.
"I'll be right up front if you need anything," she said, smiling to me after hanging the dress in the room.
I quickly slipped my clothing off and said a silent prayer before stepping into the beautiful dress. Alice was the most talented seamstress I'd ever met, but the detail work of the dress coupled with its age meant it would likely only withstand a few alterations, at best.
The satin lining skimmed over my skin and I was still too scared to look in the mirror so I stuck my head out the door and asked for help zipping the dress.
"Wait," she instructed before turning me towards the three-way mirror. She placed a birdcage veil on my head that had a beautiful white feather attached to it, gently pressing the silver comb into my hair.
"Perfect," she smiled as she turned me forward.
It was perfect, just what I had envisioned. Before I had even realized it I was smiling and crying all at the same time. It wasn't just the dress, but in that moment it really hit me that soon I was going to be Mrs. Edward Cullen, and I couldn't be happier.
"Alright, where's your phone, I'm sure there is someone that is going to kill you for not being with you when you found your wedding dress. Let me take a picture of you in it so you can show them before you buy it."
I fished my phone out of my purse and silently cursed Steve Jobs for not putting a flash on the iphone. I texted Alice with the photo and got her response not two seconds later.
Which was quickly followed by with another text.
After I take it up 2 inches & fix the yellowing, of course.
I laughed at my phone knowing that Alice must really love it if she wasn't telling me how awful it was or how mad she was at me.
"Okay, get these to wear with your dress," Alice said, pulling me back to the present before I could get too flustered remembering the rest of the New York trip…and all the naughty things we had done while we were there.
I took the demure bra and panty set from her hands and looked them over. They were white with a simple pointelle pattern, and were trimmed with delicate baby blue eyelet lace.
"My something blue?" I asked as I thought of how much Edward would love them.
"Yep, and go ahead and get the red ones too. You can wear them during the honeymoon since he seemed to like you in red, if I'm not mistaken. Didn't Charlie have to get a new table because Edward liked them so much?"
"How do you know about that?" I asked stricken with embarrassment.
"HA! I wasn't sure, but you just confirmed that Bella can heat a kitchen up." Alice laughed as she walked away to load me up with more lingerie for the honeymoon.
Before I even knew it we only had two weeks until the wedding, and I was still eerily calm. Everyone had been telling me that I would surely have a bridezilla moment, but I wasn't really stressed out about much. Planning a wedding wasn't much different than preparing for one of our fashion shows, other than all the food, since most of the models never ate anything we put out.
Out of everything, the easiest part had been our decision to have the wedding in Forks, since that was where we felt anchored and where our relationship really began. However, after exhausting every option, we had to face facts that there wasn't a venue big enough to hold all of our guests. Between all of our friends and business associates it had turned out to be a very long guest list.
After one particularly frustrating search Esme suggested we have it in their backyard. Of course, backyard would be an understatement, since it was really a large amount of land, not to mention her exquisite garden. I remembered how after making love the night he proposed to me in Venice Edward had leaned in to smell the gardenia in my hair and quietly told me that from the first day he had met me he thought I smelled like the gardenias from his backyard.
I knew after Esme had suggested it that it would be the perfect place for our wedding.
"Are you sure you don't want me to cancel my business trip?" Edward asked from behind me, as he slid his long skilled fingers over my ribs and captured me against him.
"Well, when you ask like that," I teased shimmying my ass against him since he wasn't playing fair.
I turned around to face him and felt my chest clench slightly knowing I wouldn't be seeing him for nearly ten days. "No, really, I'm fine. I'm going to drive up to Forks tomorrow so I can finish all the last minute details."
"I know, Bella, but I don't want you to feel like you have to do everything on your own."
"Are you kidding? Between all of your checklists and spreadsheets I think you might have done more than me."
"There is something else I'm good at when it comes to spreading and sheets...would you care for a demonstration?"
"How long before you have to leave for the airport?"
"Thirty minutes," Edward said as his eyes darkened and he pulled me closer to him.
"Well then, you have my undivided attention Mr. Cullen."
"Wake up Tay-bella."
Fuck! She is never going to let the table action go!
"I thought it was like a written law that you have to be nice to a bride on her wedding day," I grumbled into the pillow I was smashing against my face.
"I'm going to be so damn sweet to you today that your teeth are going to rot out before you walk down the aisle. Now get your ass out of bed!"
Alice handed me a cup of coffee and a warm plate of pancakes with fresh fruit.
"What time did you get here?" I asked between sips of the heavenly caffeine.
"I was up at six this morning waiting for the party rental people to show up. By the time I left at seven they were halfway through setting up the tent. Esme was making everyone pancakes and insisted I bring you some too."
"Was Edward up before you left?"
"Are you kidding? He was up before me and was already making sure everything was running on schedule. He's been pretty tightly wound since he got here Tuesday."
He's not the only one.
"Well, we haven't really had very much alone time since he got to Forks."
"Oh...ohhhhhhhh," Alice's eyes widened as she understood that I was really saying Edward and I were horny as hell. "I thought he'd been coming over every night?"
"He has been, but I swear it's like Charlie drank a case of Red Bull just so he could stay awake longer than us. It'd be a little awkward to pull Edward up the stairs while Charlie sat downstairs watching a baseball game."
"Bella it's been like two weeks! Aren't you dying?"
"Yes! It was so bad last night I nearly dry humped Edward on the hood of his car before he left. A few minutes later he texted me and told me to go up to my room. He tried for nearly twenty minutes to climb the tree outside my room to get in, before we just gave up and said goodnight."
"It's a good thing it's your wedding day and y'all are guaranteed sex tonight or Edward might be blue by tomorrow."
"I love how you just reduced my wedding day down to 'guaranteed sex', Alice. No matter the occasion I can always count on you to perv it up."
"Come on! Let's have a mimosa before Rosalie, Angela, and your mom get here."
The rest of the morning was a blur of makeup, hair, and tears—mostly all Rosalie's tears, since she was nine weeks pregnant and kept getting misty-eyed because she was so happy Edward and I had finally 'pulled our heads out of our asses for good.'
My mom had busied herself by helping Alice with any last minute alterations on the gorgeous bridesmaid dresses she'd made. I could tell she was a little uncomfortable being back in what was once her and Charlie's home in Forks, but like she had told me on the phone last week her therapist thought it would be good for her to come back here so she could release some of the guilt she was still carrying and move on. Renee and I still had quite a ways to go, but since our first real talk over a year ago we'd slowly been re-building our relationship.
"You look beautiful," my mom said from behind me as our make-up artist Leo put the finishing touches on my face. "Edward is a very lucky man, but I'm sure he already knows that."
"No, we're both lucky."
"I know," she said with a smile.
"Alright, let's make sure there are no tears you two," Leo scolded us with a wagging finger. "Alice has threatened to pull out all my pubes with tweezers if your makeup isn't perfect."
"Sorry, Leo." I said and kissed him on the cheek.
"Watch it, Bella, you know how possessive Leo's man can be," Alice said as she brought the rest of my wedding party in for inspection.
"You all look so amazing," I said, feeling the emotions threaten to bubble to the surface.
"For once, I will actually have a bridesmaid dress I really can wear again." Angela smiled at me as she skimmed her hands over the black satin a-line dress. "I love the green sashes on them, too."
"She picked that color because it reminded her of Edward's eyes," Alice cooed dramatically as she fluttered her eyelashes.
"Bet your sweet itty bitty ass I did."
"Then to Edward's eyes," Rosalie lifted her glass in a toast. "To Edward's eyes!" We all joined in laughing.
"Jasper just texted me and is going to make sure that Edward stays in his room so we can go on over there and check over everything before you're in your dress," Alice said, as she put her champagne glass down and stowed her phone in her tiny clutch purse.
We gathered everything and all headed over to Esme and Carlisle's house. As soon as we turned off the road and onto their long driveway the tears threatened to return again. There were large white rectangular paper lanterns that lined both side of the drive, and the large wraparound porch had swags of gardenia, hydrangea and green spider mums hanging from the rails.
"It's so beautiful," I said in awe as I stepped out of the car. I had been planning this now for nearly seven months, but actually seeing it was totally different.
"Oh God, if you're this happy about the front you are going to be a blubbering mess by the time you see the rest of it," Alice said she ushered me to the back of the house. "You guys go ahead and get all of our stuff inside while I go help Bella look everything over."
I followed Alice around the back and saw the rental company still putting out rows of white chairs. As soon as one of the guys saw her his eyes went wide and I swear he looked frightened. "We're almost done here," he sputtered as he quickly finished up the last few rows of chairs that were facing the beautifully decorated back porch.
"Thank you, everything looks beautiful." I smiled at them and turned my attention to Alice. "What did you say or do to make a two hundred pound man so scared of you?"
"Just my job as your Maid of Honor, that's all."
The florist had already started putting flowers on the chairs along the aisle that led up to four wide steps of the porch. Our Unity Candle had been placed off to the side and two large arrangements of more gardenias, hydrangea and spider mums flanked our makeshift altar.
"Well you have done your job amazingly! Everything is perfect…so much better than I could have imagined." I grabbed Alice in a tight hug hoping she knew that I was referring to more than just the wedding, but her friendship and guidance that helped me get where I was today.
I turned and walked deeper into the yard where the massive white tent was set up. We had the tent up for the reception, but had also decided to use it as a backup plan in the event of rain – this was Forks after all. Walking through the opening was like walking into another world. The ceiling was strung with chains of beautiful robin's egg blue and white paper lanterns, connected by glass prisms. The dance floor had already been laid and the photo booth we'd rented was set up in the corner. I walked over to look at it, remembering the laughs Edward and I had when we'd decided to have one at our wedding. Now, I wasn't laughing as much as I was wishing he'd meet me in there. Now!
"Alright missy, enough lewd thoughts about what you can do in that photo booth tonight."
"I'll be wearing a dress, so you never know," I teased.
"You keep talking like that and I'll have to dye it black."
I glanced next to the photo booth and saw the old typewriter Edward and I had decided to use, instead of a traditional guest book. I checked to make sure there were plenty of note cards next to it before looking around the room one more time.
"It really is amazing, Bella. You did such a fantastic job."
"Not just me, Edward too."
We walked back to the house and Alice insisted on going in before me to make sure Edward wouldn't see me. After we were safely tucked in the guest room with the rest of the girls I gave the wedding present I had gotten Edward to Alice so she could deliver it.
I opened the small white box and looked the sterling Star Wars cufflinks over, as I read the card that I'd included, making sure it said exactly what I meant.
I want you to know that I adore everything about you, the nerdy parts just as much as the sexy ones. I hope you will wear these today, and in the future, and every time you look at them know that each part of you is loved and cherished.
Thank you for making me happier than I ever knew possible.
"Alice, would you take this to Edward and make sure they are doing okay?"
"I can make sure one of them in particular is doing very okay," Alice said as she alternated between a humping motion and an ass-smacking one.
"You drop that present off and get back here in five minutes, or I will become the Bridezilla to end all Bridezillas."
"Five minutes is enough time, I'm good at what I do."
"You know what I meant you pervy pipsqueak."
Rosalie and Angela insisted I eat a little something while Alice was gone. I gave in, even though the butterflies in my stomach were a little daunting. I knew I'd easily had three mimosas today and also knew I should eat before I got in my dress..
Exactly four minutes and fifty-eight seconds later Alice sauntered back into the room. Before I could even open my mouth she burst into laughter, "I was standing outside for the past two minutes, I just wanted to fuck with you."
"How are they holding up over there?"
"Everything is great. They all look amazing. Edward wanted me to give you this." Alice handed me a small blue bag with silver tissue paper coming out of the top. "Before you open it, just promise me you aren't going to cry, your makeup looks perfect. This is Edward grand-gesture-is-my-middle-name Cullen so there's no telling what's in that bag."
I pulled the tissue paper out of the bag and found the square velvet box waiting at the bottom. I looked for a card but didn't see one so I lifted the box out and opened it. There, against the black satin, was a silver heart necklace. I picked it up to examine it and then realized what it really was. The heart was made from mine and Edward's thumb prints he'd taken two months ago under the guise of needing them for life insurance policies. I ran my fingers over the metal and could feel the swirls and grooves of our fingerprints. As I traced the edge of the heart from side to side the pattern began to feel the same…like it was from the same person.
I turned the heart over and saw the inscription he'd had engraved.
You hold my heart in your hand.
I swallowed back the tears and turn around to find the rest of the girls standing behind me looking at the beautiful gift over my shoulder.
"Hey, you said no tears," I chastised the three of them as their eyes all glistened with the threat of tears.
"We are all just so happy for the two of you," Rosalie sighed, pulling me into a big hug.
"Thank you. Is it five-thirty yet? I'm ready to get married."
"Almost, we need to get you dressed first."
Alice went and retrieved the photographer so he could shoot us finishing getting ready and get as many other shots as we could do without Edward and I together. When planning everything we had been adamant about it not being one of those weddings where the bride and groom are taking pictures for an hour after the ceremony.
Everyone was still ooh-ing and ah-ing over my dress when Charlie walked in. He stood by the door for a moment before walking in.
"We're going to check on the guys, make sure their boutonnieres are on and everything. You guys head on out to the tent when you're ready, we'll make sure we keep Edward inside until you are out of sight."
I thanked Alice and she gave me a wink before closing the door behind her. Alice and Charlie got along very well and she knew that he was a man of few words, but the words he used spoke volumes. I appreciated her knowing he'd need to be alone to say whatever it was he needed to say to me.
"Bells, you are so beautiful. You always have been," Charlie said quietly as he crossed the room over to me. "I want you to know that I am proud of you for everything you have done in your life, but what I am most proud of is the way you followed your heart."
"Thanks, Dad." I said biting my lip.
"I know how much you love Edward, and how much he loves and adores you. It's hard for a father to see his little girl go, but I couldn't have picked a better man to give you away to at the end of that aisle."
I hugged him tightly and we both knew we didn't need to say anything else.
"You guys about ready?" Alice asked as she knocked on the door.
We made our way outside so I could hide away in the tent before guests started to arrive. I knew I could have walked around the house and up the aisle, but I had it in my head that the first time Edward would see me on our wedding day was at the other end of the aisle on my way to him.
Once we were all hidden away from the arriving guests time seemed to nearly stand still. I was so anxious to see Edward that I tried to busy myself checking the table settings and making sure the DJ had everything he needed.
"Okay, Bella, it's time." Alice led me over to the rest of the wedding party as they prepared for the wedding procession.
"You know, nothing is set in stone yet. If you want to I can get you out of here on my bike. I'll even let you ride on the handlebars," Owen said smoothly as he flipped the ring pillow up in the air and caught it.
"That's a very tempting offer, Owen, but I'm going to have to take a rain check." I bent down and kissed his cheek and watched his face turn so red I thought it might burn his skin.
I stepped to the side as they opened the tent and one by one my friends walked up the aisle. After the flower girls made their way out and the tent was closed again, Charlie and I waited for our cue.
As soon as the string quartet played the first notes of Wagner's Bridal Chorus my stomach felt like there were a million butterflies swarming around. The very same thing that caused me so much fear and angst just two years ago now had me exhilarated and excited.
"I love you, Bells," Charlie whispered right before light filtered through the opening and the wedding guests stood to their feet.
My eyes went instantly up the aisle and to the steps in front of me. There, looking just as handsome and slightly boyish as he ever had, stood my future.
The moment I saw her walking down the aisle my eyes began to water. I had to hold my feet against the floor to keep from running down and grabbing her out of Charlie's arm.
To say she was beautiful was not enough, there were no words that could have described the way Bella looked in her wedding dress. A smile broke out across her face when her eyes met mine and the pure happiness I saw overwhelmed me. My throat was so thick with emotion, I was afraid that when the time came I wouldn't be able to say my vows.
Her dress sat on the edges of her shoulders, accentuating her lovely neck. I was grateful she had chosen a small veil on that only covered part of her face. Bella's lips were the same color red they had been at the night of the reunion, and her hair was similar too, in long waves around her exquisite face. I only momentarily registered the rest of her dress that ended just below her knees and her beautiful shapely legs, before my eyes demanded to be on her face again.
I waited till she was nearly to the steps before I walked down to meet her, as we had practiced the night before. I was staring so intently at Bella that I missed Pastor Weber asking, 'Who gives this woman in holy matrimony?' until I heard Charlie's voice waver as he replied, "Her mother and I do."
Charlie placed Bella's hand in mine and I shook his hand before pulling her next to me and walking her up the stairs. Her bouquet had gardenias in it which intensified Bella's natural scent even more. Unable to control myself I leaned over and chastely kissed her shoulder and inhaled as we made it to the top step.
The pastor welcomed the guests and said wonderful things about marriage and love, but I was unable to pay attention to a single thing he said with Bella standing next to me. When she turned to hand her flowers to Alice I must have looked completely lost because she mouthed the word 'vows' to me as she took both my hands in hers.
This…this I was ready for. Bella and I had decided to write our own vows together, and I had been counting down the days until I professed everything I felt for her in the company of our friends and family.
"I, Isabella Swan, take you, Edward Cullen, to be my lawfully wedded husband, knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love." Bella's hands shook in mine and I squeezed them softly and smiled to her. She took a deep breath before continuing.
"On this special day, I give to you in the presence of God, and all those in attendance, my sacred promise to stay by your side as your faithful wife, in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.
"I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live."
I heard sniffling and looked behind Bella assuming one of her bridesmaids was crying. All three women had glistening eyes, but none of them were crying. I glanced over my shoulder and saw Emmett's face red from tears as he tried to sniff away his runny nose.
I turned back to Bella, both of us fighting the urge to laugh at the hulking behemoth crying more than any of the ladies. Pastor Weber asked me to recite my vows to Bella and immediately the intensity of the moment returned.
I took a deep breath before beginning, and rubbed soft circles on her palms with my thumbs as I spoke, looking into her breathtaking chocolate eyes.
"I, Edward Cullen, take you, Isabella Swan, to be my lawfully wedded wife, knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love. On this special and holy day, I give to you in the presence of God, and all those in attendance, my sacred promise to stay by your side as your faithful husband in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.
"I promise to love you without reservation, honor and respect you, provide for your needs as best I can, protect you from harm, comfort you in times of distress, grow with you in mind and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live."
Pastor Weber smiled at both of us before he placed his hand on my shoulder.
"Do you Edward, take Bella to be your wife? To live together after God's ordinance in the holy state of matrimony? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, in sadness and in joy, to cherish and continually bestow upon her your heart's deepest devotion, forsaking all others, keeping yourself only unto her as long as you both shall live?"
"I do," I said with a shaky breath as Bella bit her lip trying to hold back her own tears.
"And do you Bella, take Edward to be your husband? To live together after God's ordinance in the holy state of matrimony? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, in sadness and in joy, to cherish and continually bestow upon him your heart's deepest devotion, forsaking all others, keeping yourself only unto him as long as you both shall live?"
The wedding rings were placed on his bible as he spoke of the symbolism of the perfect never-ending circles, representing our love for one another.
He handed my ring to Bella and I lifted my left hand to her. She slid the ring on my finger as she spoke.
"Let this ring be a symbol of my promises to you and a reminder of my devotion to you. I am honored to call you my husband."
My chest tightened with her last words, 'honored to call you my husband' it was the culmination of all my dreams.
I raised Bella's delicate finger up and locked my eyes with hers as I placed the ring on her finger.
"Let this ring be a symbol of my promises to you and a reminder of my devotion to you. I am honored to call you my wife."
I kissed her now ringed finger, as I whispered I love you against her skin. The music played and we stepped to the side to light the unity candle. Taking the candles that both of our mothers had lit before the wedding had begun, we lit our own candle in honor of our new life together.
After a prayer, Pastor Webber said the words I had been dying to hear since Bella first walked down the aisle.
"I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the Bride."
I wove my fingers in Bella's hair and quickly closed the small space between us. My lips softly molded to hers and I felt her caress my face with her thumb. It took us both a massive amount of restraint to end the kiss, but when we pulled back we both had the silliest grins on our faces.
"Ladies and gentlemen, it is my sincere honor and privilege to introduce to you for the very first time, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cullen."
All of our guests were on their feet applauding as we made our way down the aisle and into the tent. Bella didn't even stop walking once we were inside, instead she pulled me over to where the photo booth had been set up.
Ever since our first goodbye after the reunion I hadn't been able to look at a photo booth without my pants growing uncomfortable. That, coupled with the fact that Bella and I hadn't really had any time alone in the past two weeks, and I was read to cancel the reception and go straight to our hotel.
She pulled the red curtain closed around us and pushed me down on the seat as she sat on my lap.
"I want to have a picture of this moment so I can have it with me all the time. I don't think I could ever be happier." She kissed my cheek as the first flash went off. By the second flash she was grinding her ass against me, causing me whimper into her hair. The last two pictures were of Bella and I making out like teenagers.
"Alright you two, no hanky panky in there," Alice sang as she ripped back the curtain on Bella and I mid-grope.
We joined the rest of our wedding party and finished up pictures as quickly as we could because we all wanted to join the festivities.
My heart swelled with love and pride when they announced us as Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cullen as we took the floor for our first dance as a married couple to the song that started it all. Bella's hands laced around my neck and I encircled her waist, pulling her flush against my body.
"I know Kiss Me is sort of a cliché wedding song, but I am so glad we decided to make it our first song. I had wanted to dance to it with you back in high school and here we are all this time later," Bella said as she rested her head against my chest.
The rest of the reception seemed to pass by in a blur. We ate dinner, kissed when bells were rung, smiled and thanked everyone for coming, and handed out the CD's we'd made as favors. When we cut the cake neither of us smashed any in the other's face, however I did surprise her when I licked the frosting off her fingers as she had fed me a bite.
Soon an announcement was made for all the guests to line up at the steps and down the front yard while Bella and I slipped back into the house to make sure we had everything we needed for the night. I had been able to rent the same exact cabin from the night of our do-over date last Thanksgiving, and we'd be staying there overnight and flying out to Hawaii in the morning.
Charlie came in from the front door. "I think they are ready for you out there."
"Thanks, Dad, for everything."
"No, thank you." Charlie kissed the top of Bella's head and then turned to me and shook my hand. He slipped back out the front door and Bella grabbed my hand.
"Are you ready, Mr. Cullen?"
"Indeed I am, Mrs. Cullen."
The door opened and the night was lit with a warm dancing glow as everyone held sparklers in their hands. I grasped Bella's elbow, guiding her down the steps. As we made it to the ground she looked further down the drive and saw our getaway car.
Bella's red truck sat with metal cans and paper flowers tied to the bumper, and 'Just Married' written across the back window.
"I love it," she exclaimed and she took off towards the truck, pulling me along behind her.
Alice and Jasper came up behind us with a picnic basket and placed it in the bed of the truck.
"We packed you up some of the food, you know in case you guys need some energy later on." Alice elbowed my ribs laughing.
"Emmett and I already took all of your bags over there so you guys don't have to come back here in the morning. It's probably a good thing anyway, if you are here in the morning you know Mom will be cooking and you'll end up missing your flight to Hawaii. Just give us a call when you make it there so we know you're alright." Jasper slapped my back in a half hug, before turning to give Bella a kiss on the cheek and a tight hug. "See you, Sis."
I helped Bella into the truck and quickly climbed in the driver's side. She leaned out the window to wave goodbye to our guests as we drove down towards the road. Once our wheels hit asphalt Bella turned forward in her seat and slid across the bench and against my shoulder.
"That was amazing," she sighed looking up at me. She pulled out the comb from her head that had held her veil earlier that evening. I stroked her hair as we drove as fast as her truck, even fully restored, would allow.
"Thank you for making me the happiest man on the planet today, Bella."
"How did I get so lucky?" Bella asked as she rolled and unrolled my tie around her finger. "Hey, Edward, do you notice something?"
I looked around the truck hoping I hadn't forgotten anything. I had been so organized and had triple checked everything. I couldn't imagine what I had overlooked. I gave her a questioning look.
"We are finally alone for the first time in two weeks," she nearly purred as she kissed my neck.
Oh, hello, El Capitan. I know you've been shivering your own timber this past two weeks, but you need to calm down a little, at least until we're in a room.
"I thought I was going to break my neck trying to climb up the tree last night to see you. I've missed you so much." I traced the column of her neck down to the edges of her dress.
We pulled into the entrance of the hotel and I drove down the small gravel path to our cabin. The guys and I had driven over here earlier today to check in and make sure everything was right. I knew as soon as Bella and I left the reception I'd want to be alone with her from that point on.
I grabbed the picnic basket from the back of the truck and opened Bella's door, helping her down. We walked hand and hand up to the small porch and I fished out the room key.
"Don't you even think about walking in that room," I scolded as I placed my arms behind her back and knees, easily lifting her body.
"Edward," she laughed loudly as I walked us over the threshold.
I sat her gently down on the modest couch in the living room and then kissed her hand before stepping back.
"You aren't taking me straight to the bedroom?"
"I didn't know if you needed to change…" I felt slightly embarrassed. I had wanted to make sure that everything about tonight was perfect. As many times as Bella and I had been together, this was our first and only wedding night and I didn't want her to think all I wanted was crazy hot sex.
But that is what you want. Though, your pansy-ass will probably want to cuddle when you're done.
"Why don't you go put the food away and come to the bedroom when you're done?" Bella kissed my lips softly before walking into the adjoining room.
I hurriedly placed the fruit and cake Alice and Jasper had packed for us and found a small bucket to ice the bottle of champagne. I unknotted my tie and removed it, along with my jacket. I started to take off my cufflinks and smiled when I touched them. I pulled the silver Storm Troopers heads out of the cuff. Bella could not have gotten me a more perfect wedding present. I loved that she truly liked everything about me, even the geeky parts that I used to make me self-conscious.
I made my way into the bedroom and found Bella still in her wedding dress standing by the door waiting for me.
"I need some help with the zipper," she said quietly, turning her back to me and moving her silky brown her to the side. Bella looked over her shoulder and smiled as she waited.
My hands reached out and ghosted over her creamy skin, moving from the nape of her neck down to her shoulders. I leaned down and gently kissed the sensitive skin behind her ear as my hands blindly found the zipper. I sucked at her flesh as I slowly finished unzipping her dress.
I didn't remove her clothing, wanting to relish the sight of her in white for just a few minutes longer. I moved my mouth lower to her neck, nipping and sucking along the way, then working my lips to her shoulders. Bella tugged at my arm, requesting for me to move in front of her. I trailed my mouth along her chest, moving my body to stand where she had indicated.
She unbuttoned my shirt while I lavished the same attention to her chest and shoulders as I had to her back. She seemed to have no desire to keep me in my clothing, and quickly discarded my shirt on the floor.
My mouth moved lower and kissed the swells of her breasts that were showing as her dress slipped further off her shoulders. Her hands deftly removed my belt and unbuttoned my pants and I felt my dick harden even more at her speed. My lips were greedy and demanding against Bella's as she pushed the fabric down my hips and I stepped out of them, leaving me in nothing but my boxer briefs.
I left the distance between us so I could remove her dress. Bella's mouth was open slightly as her eyes raked over my body. I grasped the top of each sleeve and carefully helped her out of the exquisite dress. I was mindful of the delicacy of the fabric and laid it on the chair behind me thinking that one day Bella and I may have a daughter who would want to wear her mother's wedding dress.
I turned back to Bella and finally allowed myself to see what she had been wearing under that dress. I moaned softly as I took in her full breasts modestly covered in thin cotton material; the edge of the bra was baby blue ruffled lace. I could see her dusty pink nipples through the fabric and my mouth watered slightly at the thought of licking them.
My eyes moved lower, over the smooth feminine slope of her stomach and settled on the matching set of underwear she wore. They sat low and my eyes were mesmerized by the curve of her hips. Almost as if without my knowledge my fingers skimmed over the soft skin as I continued to shamelessly stare at her beautiful body.
The fabric of her panties was so delicate I was able to see how aroused she was. I moved my hands higher, tracing her sides until I was at her breasts and lightly flattened my palms over her bra, relishing the sensation of her nipples hardening even more at my touch. My fingers replaced my palms and I pinched and rolled the taut skin.
Bella groaned from my movements and my mouth was on hers instantly, trying to absorb every sound she made. She sucked and softly bit my bottom lip. This time I was groaning into her mouth. She pushed her tongue into my mouth and I was met with Bella's delicious, familiar taste.
She wrapped one leg around my waist, trying to press her body as close to mine as she could, and I moved my hands over her underwear to grab her soft ass, lifting her up as she circled her other leg around my waist. I moved her back against the wall, allowing me to free one of my hands to continue exploring Bella's body.
Her fingernails scraped my scalp gently as she knotted her fingers in my hair. We were quickly reaching a frenzied pace of grinding and kissing. Bella loosened her hold around my waist slightly to allow her to slide down a little.
As soon as I felt the warm wet fabric pressing against my still clothed cock I was completely undone. Bella writhed against me as I pulled one of her breasts free from the flimsy cotton and sucked the tight skin into my mouth.
I loved when Bella was vocal; I lived for it, and wanted her to keep going. "You like that?" I asked gently grazing my teeth over her nipples.
She moaned her approval and I moved to her other breast licking and sucking. She ground into me even harder and I felt the head of my dick surrounded in the wet fabric. I hissed at the sensation and pressed harder against her body.
"Please, Edward, I need you."
"I will need you every day of my life," I whispered as I moved us over to the bed.
I set Bella down at the edge and unclasped her bra, letting it fall down her shoulders. I cupped both of her breasts in my hands, enjoying the smooth skin against mine.
She leaned back and started moving her panties off her hips. I stepped back, watching the last of her clothing being discarded to the floor. Her toned, supple legs pushed her body back onto bed and she laid against the pillows, completely bare and waiting for me.
I slipped out of my underwear and crawled onto the bed, stopping first at Bella's feet. I slowly kissed my way up her body until I ended at her full, luscious lips and our mouths molded together as I pressed my body into hers.
She reached a hand between us and wrapped her fingers tightly around my aching cock. She pumped me slowly in her hand as she slid the head against her warm, slick skin. She gripped me tighter with each pass and I moaned into her hair.
Bella pulled her hand away from me and moved it back to my ass, urging me closer. I pushed into her , kissing her softly. We both groaned, the sensations even more intensified from our two weeks apart.
I moved slowly at first, relishing the warmth surrounding me, and Bella began lifting her hips to push me deeper with each thrust.
"More," she whimpered, as I pulled out completely before sliding back in.
Grabbing her leg, I rested it on my shoulder so I could press even deeper. We both cursed quietly at the new position and our rhythm began to speed up. Her nails scraped against my back as I slammed into her faster and harder with each thrust.
I felt the warmth beginning to spread from my stomach and could feel my orgasm about to take over.
"I love you," I said between grunts, "so fucking much."
As my words left my lips Bella tightened around me, pulling me along with her as we both came. The other's name fell from our lips as we slowed our pace until we lay completely still.
I rolled us onto our sides and wrapped my arm around her, I stroking her damp hair. Our breathing was still ragged and the sound seemed to fill the silent room. Bella traced my tattoo, as she often did in our intimate moments.
"I love your tattoo so much," she said in a sleepy voice. "It's like our story right here on your arm. The anchor for home, because we've always been each other's home. The sparrow and the star, because we both had the freedom to search for our true love and that path lead us right back to one another."
"I know, even if only subconsciously, I was thinking of you when I got it. From the first moment I had met you I felt like I was home and I knew deep in my heart you were the only one for me."
Bella sighed happily and I knew she would be asleep momentarily.
"Good night, Mrs. Cullen." I whispered into her ear and kissed her cheek softly.
I tried to stay awake, watching Bella sleep for as long as I could. I didn't want the day to end, so I fought to keep my eyes open. When sleep finally won out, I took comfort in the fact that I would be able to wake up to Bella in my arms everyday for the rest of my life.
AN: This chapter is brought to you by Six Pence the Richer's Kiss Me, and TFX who spent a ridiculous amount of time planning the wedding because she really wasn't ready to say goodbye to GeekWard yet.
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