Never-ending love and gratitude for my beta and oldest, dearest friend, Berlywood, and all the support she gave me for each and every chapter of this story. Love, hugs and kisses to my best friend, misticbutterfly, her friendship, constant encouragement and making time for pre-reads.
Shout out and thank you to jansails/jan2 for Edward's surprise for Bella reception idea.I would like to thank all my loyal readers/supporters and the few of you that put my feet to the fire when things got tough for Edward and Bella.
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Chapter 32 – Always and Forever-Part Two
I stood and rose my glass to make a toast to my bride to be. "Bella, from the moment I first saw you, I knew you were the one I wanted to share my life with. Your beauty, heart, and mind inspire me to be the best person I can be. I promise to love you for eternity, respecting you, honoring you, being faithful to you, and sharing my life with you."
Everyone awed at my comments as I toasted my fiancée and kissed her politely. I sat down and enjoyed the food and conversation. This was the first time everyone that Bella and I loved was together in the same room and it was very nice. Bella laughed and joked at the table and I couldn't help, but just watch her. This was what our holidays and family gatherings would be like in the future with our families blended together.
After dinner, the servers rolled out a huge cake for dessert. I couldn't believe what I saw, it was a cake shaped exactly like a Gibson guitar. Bella was so clever and I couldn't get over the details. It was hard to cut into it because it was so cool, and it even had a set of real strings on it. Everyone took pictures before we devoured it.
I noticed that Jake was cozying up to Bella's friend Angela and I pulled him aside to give him a quick warning to be a gentleman. "Jake, Angela is a nice girl, so don't be your typical self because Bella will kill you."
"You don't have to worry about me," Jake grinned. "I really like this girl and I wouldn't do anything to mess up your wedding." He had some redeeming qualities and I trusted he wouldn't try anything funny with Bella's girlfriend the night before our wedding.
The evening was coming to an end and the cars were waiting to take most of us back to the hotel. Bella was spending the night at the loft alone and Alice was going to give her a ride. It was difficult to leave her side, and I pulled her to a private area so that I could say my goodnight.
Bella leaned against the wall as I rested my hands on either side of her head bracing myself over her. I could tell by the look in her eyes she was having a hard time saying goodnight to me too.
"How can I spend the night without you?" I asked.
"It's only one night," Bella kissed me. "By this time tomorrow we will be married."
"Come to the hotel with me, no one will know..." I begged hoping she would change her mind.
"You can't see me after midnight, it will be bad luck." Bella's palm brushed across my growing erection as I nipped at her neck.
"You don't believe that do you?" I kissed her again unwilling to release her from my arms.
"I promise it will be worth the wait," Bella began to slip away from my hold on her. "We need to say goodnight."
"Goodnight?" How could she want this evening to end? "Are you really going to make me go back to the hotel alone?"
"I love you, but you need to go now." Bella smiled before she took my hand and brought me back to the room where everyone was waiting for me.
"The car is waiting son." Carlisle announced. "Kiss your bride goodbye, you'll be seeing her in the morning."
"Goodnight my love," I kissed her one more time. "Tomorrow can't get here soon enough."
Today was my wedding day and I didn't need an alarm to wake me up. I had slept without Bella before, but last night was the most uncomfortable I had ever been without her. I missed her and I knew that sticking with tradition would be worth the wait or she wouldn't have put me through it.
I had to meet my father and my groomsmen for breakfast so I jumped in the shower. I would shave at the mansion just before I had to dress for the wedding so that I would look fresh for the ceremony. I doubled-checked that I had my black socks before I dressed in my usual jeans and t-shirt. I picked my clothes up off the floor from last night and made sure that the maid would come and refresh the room while I was away.
There was a knock at my door and as I opened it, Emmett pushed his way in with the remainder of the group behind him.
"Only five hours of freedom my boy, how do you feel?" Emmett asked as he slapped me hard on the back.
"I wish it was over," I caught myself. "I don't mean it in a derogatory way, I just want to be married.
"In a hurry are you?" Charlie teased.
"Most definitely." I grabbed my garment bag and satchel and headed out the door. The next time I would be in this room would be with my wife.
We headed downstairs for our breakfast. It was all quite civilized, as we made sure we had enough to eat before we headed over to the mansion to change into our tuxedos.
"I'm glad you are getting this done in the daytime because waiting until midnight seemed impossible when I married my Rosie," Emmett took a bite of food. "I couldn't see her the entire day."
"Your mother and I married in the morning," Carlisle said. "I was still hung over from my bachelor party, I thought I wouldn't make it."
"Was Mom mad?" I asked.
"She was so nervous herself that I don't think she really noticed." Carlisle started to reminisce. "She was so beautiful that day, as soon as she appeared through the church door, I sobered up immediately."
"Two down, two to go," Emmett's voice boomed. "So Jazz when are you going to ask Alice to marry your sorry ass?"
"Soon, geez give me a break here." Jasper shoveled eggs into his mouth.
"Don't even say a word to me Cullen." Jacob growled.
I felt a sense of uneasiness in my stomach like I did when I'm about to go on stage. I wasn't nervous about getting married, but I was feeling a little jittery. My appetite wasn't there as I pushed the food around on my plate.
"You should try and eat son, it's going to be a long day." Carlisle encouraged me to eat like he used to do when I was a boy.
"You're right," I took a bite. "I feel a little anxious."
The limousines were waiting to take us to the mansion as we all held our tuxedos in our hands. "Everyone have their socks?" I asked for the last time.
"YES." They answered in unison. Bella had drummed into my head that most men forget to bring socks for their tuxedos because they think everything is included and she didn't want to see anyone wearing white socks in our photographs.
I knew Bella and the girls had already been at the mansion getting ready and I had a separate entrance to use so we wouldn't see each other. It was about noon when we arrived and the front of the venue was full of photographers. Security had them under control as we pulled up the long drive way.
"Give them a peek." Emmett rolled down the tinted window of the car. He was such an attention whore.
I waved my hand out the window and smiled allowing them to take some pictures of me hoping that would satisfy some of them.
We pulled up alongside our entrance and we all went into the building and found our dressing room. I grabbed my shaving kit and headed for the bathroom to remove my beard while the guys put on their tuxedos. There was a room next to us with a pool table so once we got dressed, we posed for some photographs holding cues and Emmett and Jake played a quick game as we waited for the signal that the ceremony was about to begin.
It was a long night alone in the loft and I had trouble falling asleep. I twisted my engagement ring around my finger as I tossed and turned. My phone alerted me that I had a text and I reached for it from the nightstand. It was from Edward.
Are you still awake? E
Yes. I'm in bed alone…missing you.
I love you…I miss your touch.
I love the way you love me, but we need to be good tonight…
No sexting? :)
I laughed. We both needed to get some sleep and it was time to put the phone down before things got out of hand.
Go to sleep. I'll see you in the morning. OXO
I can't wait. Goodnight. I love you!
I love you!
I put the phone down and grabbed Edward's pillow so that I could hug it and smell him next to me. In just a few hours I would be Mrs. Edward Pattinson.
The ceremony was going to be held at 2 o'clock, so we all headed over to the mansion early and had our breakfast in the bridal dressing room. Alice met me at the loft and drove me over because Charlie had my car and Edward had the Volvo and I didn't see any reason to hire an extra limo just to get me across town. Both Alice and I were eager to get this show on the road.
The mansion had set up tents over the driveway and another leading up to the side entrance. I didn't see any paparazzi, but that didn't mean they weren't there. It was still early and they most likely were waiting for the boys to arrive. I ran in as fast as I could, holding up the garment bag that held my dress to cover me. Alice had placed rollers in my hair and I would be so embarrassed if a photo of me like this ended up on the front pages of a tabloid.
"There's my little girl." Renee greeted me as I entered the room.
Everyone was in the room waiting for me, and as soon as I saw all the ladies I began to tear up. I didn't expect I would be so emotional, but I was so happy to see everyone and to have my mother with me. I covered my mouth with my hand hoping I could hold back the tears, but I couldn't.
"Oh sweetie, don't cry." Rose rushed to my side and hugged me.
"Thank you all for being here for me." I cried letting my emotions get the best of me.
"Get all your tears out now because you don't want to mess up your makeup." Alice teased me making me find a giggle.
Esme handed me a plate with a breakfast croissant, fruit and some coffee. "Yeah, coffee!" I had left the loft so early that I didn't even think of making a pot.
Someone had strung a banner across the window with little flags that spelled out 'Bride to Be,' and the bright morning sunlight poured into the room. The flowers had all arrived and they sat on the windowsill along with all of Alice's make-up supplies. I was getting very excited. The day had finally arrived.
"Hey Angela, how did things go between you and Jacob last night?" I was curious.
"Jake is the sweetest guy," Angela blushed. "He was a perfect gentleman."
"That's nice to hear." Jacob being a gentleman must mean he really liked Angela and I was happy they were getting along.
"Come sit over here honey so I can get started." Alice motioned for me to sit near the window so she could use the natural light.
Alice knew exactly what to do with my hair and makeup. She curled my hair and placed it in a half-up/half-down hairstyle so that my hair would be a waterfall of cascading curls while strands gathered from the front of the hair in sections to create a "piece-y" look, with extra volume at the crown. For my makeup she gave me a sweet and innocent look by using fresh light spring colors to define my eyes and a soft coral lip color.
"Alice you are so talented," Renee comments as she was spraying my hair one final time before I stepped into my dress. "The dress you designed for Bella is magnificent."
"Thank you," Alice was so proud of her work. "I have been wanting to do this since kindergarten."
My wedding dress was a strapless satin a-line gown that featured a horizontal pleating, and a chapel train. I opted not to wear a veil, instead Alice placed a few rhinestone clips in my hair. My bouquet was slightly unusual because it had a hint of blue, using grape hyacinth, white roses, lily of the valley and delphiniums wrapped in a Swiss-dot ribbon.
All my bridesmaids wore cocktail length strapless organdy dresses with matching ribbon sashes in a color of blue they called Riviera Sky. Each carried bouquets of blue hyacinth and green leaves wrapped tightly with blue ribbon. Alice's maid-of-honor bouquet was slightly larger with white roses and blue hyacinth blended together.
Renee wore a silver-blue knee length sleeveless satin sheath dress that had a collection of circular jewels in the center of a pleated Empire waist. Her hair was curled and brushed away from her face and she looked lovely. I couldn't believe how calm she was as we all prepared ourselves for the ceremony.
Esme's dress was short blue satin that was sleeveless, with an V-neck, a tiered hem and side sash. She wore her hair in an upsweep, revealing dangling diamond earrings. She had exquisite taste and it was hard to believe she was the mother of two grown children.
The men all wore Calvin Klein black, two button notch tuxedos with satin notch lapels and flap pockets and white Ascot non-pleated turndown shirt. They had black classic cummerbunds and black satin 'Four-In-Hand' ties. Edward's boutonniere was a large white rose, and the groomsmen had boutonnieres made of blue hyacinth, while Charlie and Carlisle had both the white rose and blue hyacinth in their lapels.
Our photographer was famed Henry Diltz, whose work for over 40 years, had graced hundreds of album covers and had been featured in books, magazines and newspapers. His unique artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of Woodstock, The Monterey Pop Festival, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix and scores of other legendary artists. Charlie had a book of his work and with the help from my connections with LOUD, Henry made himself available for Edward and I.
Henry came in and took a few posed images of me and the girls before were made our final preparations for the ceremony. He was not conventional and I expected to see amazing results. He was also going to sneak in on the boys down the hall and take photos of them to distract them until it was time to start.
"I have your something old, it's your grandmothers hanky," Renee pulled the lace handkerchief from her small purse. "You can keep it in your hand."
"Thanks Mom." I hadn't given any thought to the tradition and I was glad Renee remembered.
"Here's something new," Rose opened her hand revealing a lovely white lace garter. "I hope you like it."
"Oh I do, thank you." I kissed her on the cheek before slipping it up my leg.
"I'd like you to wear my bracelet as your something borrowed." Esme removed the diamond tennis bracelet from her wrist.
"Oh my God, we don't have anything blue!" Alice shrieked. "How could I have forgotten?"
"It's in my bouquet." I answered not really worried about it.
"No, it has to be given to you." Alice insisted.
"Wait, I have an idea," Rose went to her bag and pulled out a blue sharpie. "Hand me your shoes."
"My shoes?" I had no idea what Rose was proposing to do with my perfectly white, and very expensive sandals.
"See, the bottoms of them are white," Rose started to write on the sole of my shoe. "We can each write a message."
"What a wonderful idea." Angela looked over Rose's shoulder waiting her turn as each girl wrote something sweet and added their autographs.
Before everyone began to leave the room to find their places, I handed each mother a seven-rose white spray wrist corsage that was set with a fall of satin and sheer blue ribbons. I hugged my mother one more time as she left the room to find Phil.
"Ready?" Alice asked.
"I think so." My heart was pounding madly in my chest and I could see my hands shaking.
I stepped out to the oak-paneled hallway and found Charlie waiting for me. He had an instant look of surprise on his face as he held out his arms to greet me. I nuzzled my head against his shoulder as he passed his arm around my waist. Henry was waiting on the stairway and he took a few candid shots of my moment alone with my father.
This is it," I whispered to myself. "This is really it."
"You look breathtaking," Charlie was choking up. "I love you so much and I want you to have a wonderful life."
"I love you too Daddy." I kissed his cheek.
"Edward is a good man and I have no worries he will take very good care of you." Charlie placed my hand in the crook of his elbow and held it there tightly.
The beginning of the Prelude in C by Bach began to play which meant that Esme and Carlisle had begun their march down the aisle. I felt my skin flush with excitement knowing in a few minutes I would starting my journey to Edward's side. I could see the girls lined up waiting to make their way down the aisle. I had chosen 'Canon in D' by Pachelbel for the bridesmaid processional.
Charlie and I made our way down to the entrance of the hall keeping out of sight of the guest until my song introduced us. 'Trumpet Voluntary' by Clarke signaled everyone to rise to their feet. I took a deep breath, "Okay." I said to Charlie as we stepped into the doorway revealing myself to the crowd.
My eyes locked onto Edward, as he stood, astoundingly handsome, in his tuxedo staring at me. A huge smile washed over his face causing me to do the same and my cheeks hurt from how happy I was to see him.
My heart stopped the moment Bella stepped into view. Goosebumps went up my arms and I thought to myself how unbelievably beautiful she was and how lucky I was. I smiled like never before and then felt calm all at once. I was completely aware of the gravity and wonder of the moment as each step brought her closer to me, and my heart swelled because this was the moment I had hoped and longed for.
I felt eyes staring at me as I stood there at the threshold of my dream. Bella's smile never left her face as she finally arrived at my side. Charlie released his hold on Bella's hand and placed it in my open palm. He winked at me before he turned to find his seat.
Now I felt like crying because the waiting had been well worth it as Bella and I looked into each other's eyes before we faced the preacher.
"Edward Thomas Pattinson and Isabella Marie Swan, in presenting yourselves here today to be joined in marriage, you perform an act of faith. This faith can grow and develop and last, but only if you both decide to make it so. A lasting and growing love is not guaranteed by any ritual."
"If you would have the foundation of your marriage be the devotion you have for one another, not just at this moment, but for all the days to come, then treasure the hopes and dreams that you bring here today. Establish that your love will never be blotted out by the common nor obscured by the ordinary in life. Faults will surface where now you find comfort, and admiration can be shattered by the routine of daily life."
"Dedication, love, and joy can grow only when you nourish them together. Stand fast in that hope and confidence, having faith in your shared destiny just as strongly as you have faith in yourselves and in one another today. Only with this spirit can you forge a union that will strengthen and endure all the days of your lives."
"Please repeat after me."
"I, Edward, take you, Isabella, as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not know yet, in all the ways that life may find us."
Emmett handed me the rings. "Isabella, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, in the name of God."
Bella followed and repeated her vows to me. "I, Isabella, take you, Edward, as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not know yet, in all the ways that life may find us."
Bella slipped the ring around my finger and repeated, "Edward, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, in the name of God."
"With this statement made of love and trust, which we have just heard, I now wish you to greet Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pattinson. You may kiss your bride."
I could hear the room erupt in cheers as I cupped Bella's face in my hands and slowly kissed her as my wife for the first time. "I love you Mrs. Pattinson." I whispered to her before I released her face.
Tears formed in her eyes, "As I do you Mr. Pattinson."
The recessional song was the traditional 'The Wedding March' by Mendelsson and our fingers weaved together as we practically danced up the aisle together.
The event coordinator led us down the hallway to sign our marriage license before we lined up for the receiving line to welcome our guests to the reception.
We sat down in the chairs at the front of the desk where two glasses of champagne awaited to celebrate our signatures. The preacher filled out the necessary information and slid the document in front of us. I rested my head on Bella's shoulder for a moment as she placed her left hand over mine and pressed her cheek against my forehead.
"I don't think I have ever been so happy," Bella's scent surrounded me. "We are finally going to be together forever."
Edward and I signed the license with the preacher and spent a private moment alone before we had to join everyone in the hallway. Henry stayed consistent with his photography and I had no worries that any moment would be overlooked. He managed to capture the touching moment as Edward rested his head on my shoulder and nuzzled up to me. After we all stood in the receiving line and hugged and kissed all of our guests we were seated at the head table and Emmett started the reception off with his toast.
"Ladies and gentleman, I met my brother-in-law Edward in 1998. We have been friends for over 11 years and in that time he has proven himself to be not only a great friend, but a truly good man as well. I value my friendship with Edward and I look forward to having the same great friendship with his lovely new bride Bella. I know one important thing about Bella. She has made Edward happier then I have ever seen him. Today is a day of joy and happiness for all of us, but it is not just a day... it's the very special beginning of a new life between Edward and Bella. I wish you both health and happiness and may God bless your marriage."
The room of guests raised their glasses and wished us well before taking their first sip and all eyes were on us.
Charlie tapped his glass to gain everyone's attention, "A toast to my daughter. Bella was a gift from God and I will always be grateful to have been given the honor of being her father. May God continue to bless her and her new husband Edward and grant them safety, love, and happiness all the days of their lives."
Carlisle then stood to take his turn, "Now that we've toasted the bride and groom several times, I'd like to take a moment to express our joy and heartfelt warmth in welcoming Bella's family into ours. In recent days we've had a chance to get to know Charlie and Renee and her husband Phil, and it's now clear just why Bella is such a wonderful woman. She, like many of us, is blessed with giving and nurturing parents. So it's no surprise she turned out to be the catch she is! My compliments and thanks to Charlie and Renee for raising such a wonderful lady as Bella."
The servers began to bring our meal of wild greens tossed in a Marion-berry shallot vinaigrette topped with goat cheese and toasted almonds. There was a choice of either miniature beef Wellington in a bordelaise sauce or raspberry balsamic glazed breast of chicken and herb-roasted baby red potatoes and assorted rustic breads served with whipped butter.
The quartet began to play, champagne flowed and the bar was open and everyone was having a wonderful time.
Edward's hand stayed on my lap the entire time we sat beside each other as if he was making sure I wasn't going anywhere. He laughed freely as he gazed at me and kissed me in between bites of food. We couldn't keep our eyes off of each other.
Henry asked a few of us to go back to where we stood for our vows and he posed Edward and I standing in front of the preacher, dipping me back and kissing me as everyone stood witness. Edward's arm braced my neck and his other hand at my waist. I reached up to grasp the nape of his neck as he closed his eyes to kiss me.
"That was wonderful," Henry continued to direct us. "Now one more Edward, hold your bride and tell her a secret."
Edward wrapped himself around me and pressed his head to the side of my face and whispered in my ear, "I want to rip that lovely dress off of you. All I can see is your naked body in my mind…"
Edward's whisper made me blush and giggle and the photographer got a shot that I would always remember with a blush.
"You look astonishing. I don't think I have ever seen anything as beautiful as you are," he said, lifting my left hand and kissing it gently.
We smiled at each other. "You are extremely handsome yourself. How did I get so lucky to win the heart of such an extraordinary man? Mr. Pattinson, I am madly in love with you."
"Mrs. Pattinson, I love you too." Edward reached for my hand and I rested my head on his shoulder. "I am the luckiest man, because today I married the most beautiful woman in the world."
It was time for the dancing to begin and I wanted to get everyone's attention for my surprise. Emmett, Jasper and Jake took their places behind me as I tapped my glass and the guests circled around us.
"I want to thank everyone for being here today and I would like to make a toast," I pulled on Bella's hand and brought her out with me to the center of the dance floor. "To my beautiful wife, who has stood by my side every day of our life together. You are my best friend, my partner, and I am honored to be your husband. I look forward to a lifetime of anniversaries with you. Thank you for your love and thank you for the life we share."
Bella wrapped her arms around my neck and we kissed. "You're such a sweetheart."
"I have a surprise for you," Newton handed me a chair and I motioned for Bella to sit down. "Ready guys?" I turned and looked at my band mates who were lined up across the dance floor. Bella's looked up at me in bewilderment.
"We're ready." They all answered. Emmett signaled the band and they began to play while I started to sing, and the boys backed me up in a silly choreographed number we had worked on a couple of days ago. Alice, Rose and Angela clapped and danced behind Bella's chair, squealing and laughing as I started my song.
Hey, uh huh huh Hey, uh huh huh
What I like about you, you hold me tight
Tell me I'm the only one, wanna come over tonight, yeah
Keep on whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna to hear, 'cause that's true
That's what I like about you
What I like about you, you really know how to dance
When you go up, down, jump around, think about true romance, yeah
Keep on whispering in my ear, Tell me all the things that I wanna to hear, 'cause that's true
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
The whole room was in hysterics. I thought Emmett was going to split his pants as he danced and jumped around pretending he was Justin Timberlake in 'N Sync. Jasper pulled out his harmonica from his pocket and did the solo and people were cheering.
As the song finished up, I knelt on the floor at Bella's feet and she laughed while holding my face in her hands.
"You waited until after we were married to show me your moves?" Bella joked.
"Will you dance with me?" I asked as people clapped wanting to see us have our first dance. Bella took my hand as I helped her to her feet and our song began to play. We chose 'God Only Knows' by The Beach Boys and it sounded wonderful being played by the quartet.
"You are crazy you know that?" Bella whispered in my ear as we took our first dance steps together as man and wife.
"I'm crazy for you." I pulled her tightly against my chest and closed my eyes. As the song ended, I felt a tap on my shoulder and Charlie made his cut. I offered my hand to Renee and the dancing had begun for everyone.
Before long Alice announced that it was time for the cake. Bella and I cut into the lemon cake with blackberry compote and lemon mousse with our hands clasped together as our family and friends gathered around us. I picked up a tiny piece of cake and placed it on her lips as her tongue playfully darted out to my fingers. When Bella fed me, I wrapped my lips over the tips of her fingers causing the guests to hoot and whistle.
The cake was quickly whisked away and we moved to the garter removal and bouquet toss. I had already embarrassed Bella enough that I wasn't going to prank the garter toss.
Bella sat on the chair with her leg crossed and I slowly reached my hands up her skirt and over her smooth stocking-covered legs hoping my calluses wouldn't snag them. I found the lace garter just above her knee and I hooked my finger over it and dragged it down to her ankle.
The single men gathered around waiting for me to toss it up in the air. I turned my back to the group and flung the garter over my shoulder in Jasper's direction and Jake snatched it out of the air, which surprised us all. I thought Jake would be a bachelor forever had actually made an effort to catch the garter. Alice looked slightly disappointed.
It was Bella's turn to toss the bouquet and she counted to three before she threw the flowers into the air. The gang of girls lurched forward and reached their hands in the air and the bouquet landed firmly into Angela's hands. Bella and I glanced at each other at the strange outcome as we posed for pictures with the winners and the couple danced together happily.
The dancing continued as Bella and I sat down for a moment to have another glass of champagne and catch our breath.
"I don't know about you, but this wedding is the best one I've ever been to." I once again nestled my head on Bella's shoulder as she caressed my cheek lovingly.
The band announced the last dance and Bella chose to have it with her father. I asked Alice so I could thank her again for giving us a wedding that would never be forgotten.
I held Alice in my arms, "I want to thank you for being Bella's best friend and for all the wonderful things you did in helping us have this spectacular wedding."
"I loved doing it," Alice blushed. "I would do anything for Bella and for you."
"I also want to thank you for being there when I wasn't." I knew Alice had been Bella's rock when I suffered with my amnesia.
"Aw…I knew we would get to where we are today." Alice rested her check on my chest.
When the song ended, Alice asked everyone to join us on the front steps so they could send us off in style. The paparazzi swarmed the front of the mansion and got their money shot as we waved goodnight to our family and friends. We jumped into our limousine that would take us back to the Four Seasons where our Bridal Suite awaited us.
As we approached the door to our suite I unlocked it and lifted Bella into my arms so I could carry her over the threshold. She was weightless in my arms as we entered the room together and I gently placed her feet on the floor.
"I feel so happy." Bella spun around in a circle with her arms in the air. I loosened my tie and opened the bottle of champagne that was waiting for us in a bucket of ice. I poured us each a glass and handed one to my bride.
"Cheers to my wife." The words fell off my tongue easily. We clinked our glasses and drank freely. "Oh how I love calling you my wife."
"It's pretty nice for me being her my dear husband." Bella grinned at me slyly as she handed me her empty glass.
"Are you ready to relax?" I was looking forward to beginning our wedding night.
"I need to get out of my gown and slip into something more interesting," Bella teased as she reached for a hanger and her small bag from the closet. "Will you still be here when I come out?"
"It depends on how long you keep me waiting?" I felt the blood rush out of my head and straight to my groin.
"I suggest that you use the time to make yourself more comfortable." Bella poked her head out of the bathroom doorway before she disappeared behind the door.
I yanked the tie from my neck and quickly removed my tuxedo until I was stripped down completely naked. I pulled down the spread from the bed, lit the candles on the nightstand, turned off the bright lamp and eagerly waited for my bride, sipping my champagne. I heard the bathroom door slowly open and I watched Bella exit. She stepped out in a tiny white lace bra and matching thong.
"Do you like?" Bella turned revealing that the back of the thong was a string of white pearls aligned between her soft ass cheeks. She took my breath away. I rose from the bed in one smooth motion and found myself standing in front of her. I hugged her tightly and I began whispering over and over "I love you Bella," as my hands stroked her back. I kissed her forehead, then her nose and each cheek before I took her mouth into mine. Her lips parted and welcomed my tongue into her sweet mouth. Our tongues danced together as they probed and tasted each other. I led her to the edge of the bed and lowered her down.
I wasted no time in removing the tiny bra and exposing her hardening nipples to the cool air. I continued kissing and stroking her breasts, teasing the tender flesh with my lips, gently biting the soft tips. Bella groaned in a mixture of sheer enjoyment and anticipation, knowing what was to come.
"You belong to me." I whispered.
"Finally," she answered me sweetly. "I do belong to you."
My lips moved down, over her belly, softly kissing the indentation of her belly button, my hands continued to stroke and kneaded her breasts. Bella arched her back, pushing them into the palms of my hands, my fingers gently tweaking the rock hard nipples. My kisses continued down, brushing against her stomach, one hand now leaving her breasts. I licked over the tiny beads that were pressed between her pink lips as my finger followed the strand of pearls down to her sweet ass. I licked, nibbled and sucked on her sweet clit. I pushed my tongue in and out of her wet entrance, and lapped and suckled until her hips arched closer to my mouth. I grasped the waistband of the panties as Bella's knees drew up and she lifted her hips to help me get the delicate garment off. Down they slipped, over Bella's hips and butt, sliding past her knees and feet.
I lifted Bella's legs, placing the backs of her heels on my shoulders, then with my hands on her hips, lifting them and pulling her forward, until the cheeks of her ass rested on the tops of my thighs. I leaned forward, resting my hands on either side of Bella's head, she rolled her hips back and upward, at that moment, I plunged my full length into her, impaling her with my stiff cock. My hands moved to the cheeks of her ass, my torso falling forward as my abdomen hit the backs of her thighs.
I withdrew my cock slowly, plunging it forward and pulling back to a timeless rhythm, each inward thrust seeming to go deeper and deeper.
"Edward you feel so good…ummmm," I always loved to hear her speak my name as she welcomed me inside of her.
"Do you like that love?" I asked as Bella wiggled and rocked her hips as we moved together.
She swallowed and whimpered a positive sound. She quickened her movements as she began to pant. I allowed my own growl to escape from my throat, as I continued to thrust slowly.
"I love you Bella." I pushed deeper and faster. I was groaning and moaning steadily. I lowered Bella's legs and they fell gently open as she bit her lower lip and moaned from my pounding inside of her. "Yes…oh God yes…ahhh…ooh." I felt her orgasm contract around my hard cock inside of her.
"Bella!" I exploded into her and I felt the sparks go off in my head as my legs quivered. Her arms pulled me on top of her as she tried to catch her breath and I crumpled on top of her. The world seemed to be spinning around and my cock was still buried inside of her, although it was starting to soften. Bella gazed up into my eyes through her long eyelashes and I smiled as I kissed my wife.
"Sweet, sweet Edward…" she whispered in my ear as she caressed my body. "I love you so much."
I pulled out of her slowly and rolled to my side to face her. She played with my hair and kissed the tip of my nose. The candlelight was glowing off her face. "I love you completely," I draped my arm across her stomach as she continued to stroke my hair. "What are you thinking Mrs. Pattinson?"
"I'm thinking how lucky we are."
We made love several times into the night and spent the entire next day in bed, only allowing the room service waiters into our suite to deliver food and drink. We were scheduled to leave for England on Monday for a month in Europe and for both my marriage and the tour to begin. Bella had insisted that we pack our bags before the wedding and I'm glad she did because we barely had time to meet the car for the airport having a hard time getting out of bed.
I planned to spend the remainder of my life being a loving husband that Bella could count on and prayed that when the time came for us, I would be a father my children would be proud of. I would work hard at my career and hoped that the band would remain together for years to come. Until then, I was grateful for every day I had and tried not to take anything for granted keeping every memory sacred.
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