DISCLAIMER – Harry Potter and its affiliates are the sole property of JK Rowling.

DISCLAIMER – Any similarities between my story and someone else's is purely coincidental.

DISCLAIMER – This story is a gay love story between Harry and Draco. If you are uncomfortable with gay rights or homosexual innuendoes then I humbly ask that you not read beyond this point. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

DISCLAIMER – "You Are So Beautiful To Me" is sung by Joe Cocker. "I Finally Found a Love of a Lifetime" is performed by Firehouse. "It's Your Love" is sung by Tim and Faith.

DISCLAIMER – A thank you goes to Tracy Hicks and Margaret Weis for their portion of my wedding scene.

NOTE – Thank you all for following along with this story. It has been a great pleasure to bring joy and the thought that true love can exist in this world or any other. Thank you all for the wonderful reviews that you have been giving me for this story. Your support and loyalty means everything to me. I hope that each of you that are reading can picture this chapter in your minds eye as you are reading. I am being very careful with it as I want it to be beautiful. Once again I will be drawing your attention to lots of detail. Also please remember that there will be no mention of the bad guys in this chapter. So if you are ready, here is the final chapter of this book. The sequel is entitled "Potter to Potter". I hope it is as much of a success as this one was.

Chapter 20 – The Wedding

The last days flew for both Harry and Draco. One minute they were eating dinner and the next day saw them in meetings almost hourly with the faculty and the moms. It was the last day before the wedding when Narcissa, Molly, and Petunia sat the young men down for the final walk through of the wedding.

"Boys," said Petunia. "We have everything completed. Now that the students are gone, the elves are working with the remaining staff to decorate the Great Hall."

"Ok," said Harry. "Did someone go and get the rings from the jewelers?"

"Severus went this morning," said Molly. "We have all of the invitations sent as well as gotten a reply from everyone."

"How many guests are we looking to have at this wedding?" asked Draco.

"It will be in the neighborhood of seven hundred," said Narcissa looking at her list. "We have people from the Ministry, the staff, many of your school mates will be coming back tomorrow, and foreign friends."

"What foreign friends?" asked harry.

"Madam Maxime from France, and Viktor Krum from Bulgaria, also some young ladies named Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour," said Petunia looking up from her list.

"Very good," said Harry. "Are the Diggory's on that list?"

"Yes they are," said Molly. "They are still good friends even after the fiasco with the tri wizard tournament. They were delighted to receive their invitation."

"Harry and Draco, we never discussed who was going to be the ring carriers," said Petunia. "I have a suggestion for that."

"We are open to ideas," said Draco. "Who did you have in mind?"

"How about we ask Dobby and Winky?" asked Petunia. "I bet they would be delighted to be a part of this wonderful event."

"That is a great idea," said Harry happily. "Have you talked with them yet?"

"Actually I have," said Petunia. "They were in tears when I asked."

"They are usually like that when you offer them something this wonderful," said Draco. "How do we go about getting them an outfit without actually setting them free? They don't want to not be bonded to me and Harry."

"We have already taken care of that," said Narcissa. "They will be gifted from me as mother of one of the grooms. As the clothes are just a loaner rather than actually giving them clothes, they assured me that the bond will not break. Even if the bond were to break, they would still want to be your elves."

"That is a relief," said Harry. "I love those little elves. They are as much a part of my family as the rest of you."

"I think it is safe to say that we all feel that way about them," said Petunia.

Everyone laughed at this. Dobby and Winky were a favorite among the faculty and family. Both elves were much loved and cared for. Harry saw to it that each and every elf in the castle was seen immediately if they were sick. All of their needs were taken care of. The elves that lived in the castle were very fond of Harry. Dobby and Winky were very protective of both Harry and Draco.

"So one of you will have to sleep in Hermione and Ginny's suite," said Molly. "It is tradition. Draco I think you should do that."

"That is fine with me," said Draco. "This will be the first time in close to a year that he and I have not slept in the same bed."

"It is just until after the wedding," said Petunia with a giggle. "We will have your bags packed for your honeymoon."

"We have not given thought to where we will be going," said Harry.

"That is already taken care of," said Narcissa. "You will be going to Niagra Falls on the North American continent. Albus has already gotten permission from the Minister of Magic in the United States. I am afraid that you will have to travel like a muggle. Someone from their Ministry will meet you at the airport. You will be gone for about two weeks."

"Who will stay to keep an eye on our office?" asked Harry. "I hate to leave the books and wands alone for too long. I have already strengthened the wards, but I hate to leave them alone for too long."

"Albus will be staying here while you are gone," said Molly. "He is the most powerful wizard besides you that can protect those items. Plus Narcissa, Andromeda, Dora, Arthur, and I will be staying her in the castle to help defend it in case something goes wrong."

"That makes us feel better," said Harry wrapping his arms around Draco.

"It makes us feel better also," said Molly.

"So what else is there?" asked Harry. "I still have a few things I need to get done today before I can rest easy."

"I believe that covers everything," said Petunia. "Do not forget to have your vows and song ready for tomorrow. Molly's son Bill will help you get ready Harry, and Blaise will help Draco get ready. You both can relax. We have everything covered."

"I never had any doubts," said Harry getting up and kissing each mom on the cheek.

Draco followed suit and then they both left to attend their duties in the castle. Later that evening, key members of the wedding started arriving at the castle. Neville, Luna, and Dudley were the ones to go and meet the arrivals. Augusta Longbottom was one of the first to arrive. A certain area had been set up for the gifts for the couple. She set her gift on the table and then went to the dorm to sit and relax. Harry, Albus and a few people were in his office while Draco, Severus, and a few people were in the rooms that Hermione and Ginny shared. The five houses would be opened so that the guests could stay there. Everyone was delighted by that. Harry and Draco had not seen the Great Hall. The three moms would not allow them to lay eyes on it until they stepped in and walked up the aisle. Conversations that evening were light and pleasant. Each young man was nervous and their friends were doing their best to alleviate their discomfort. Albus set himself up on a cot in Harry's room to make sure that the young man that was so dear to him got some sleep.

Harry finally went to sleep. Albus and Bill sat there talking for a little while. Harry tossed and turned a bit. Without Draco there, he was restless in his sleep. Draco meanwhile was in the same condition as Harry was. Neither young man was used to sleeping alone.

The next day dawned early. Harry and Draco were so nervous that they hardly ate anything. It took Poppy to threaten them with the foulest tasting potion she and Severus could come up with for them to grudgingly to eat a light breakfast.

Molly, Petunia, and Narcissa were overseeing the Great Hall. The sprays of red and white roses left a wonderful perfume to the air. Great arches were over the aisle every so many feet. The roses were entwined into the arches so that they hung over as Harry and Draco would pass. Baby bunting was draped on the backs of the chairs. Red and white was displayed everywhere. Guests were treated to a small floral arrangement of a red and white rose with some baby's breath. As the guest would enter the hall, a corsage was pinned to the lapel of their robes. A couple of other students assisted with the seating.

Narcissa and Molly were together in a Narcissa's room getting dressed with the help of two house elves. Narcissa was going to be dressed in a pale green gown. The diamonds and emeralds she wore for the Christmas party accented the low cut gown. She was a striking woman. She had her hair pile high on her head and let ringlets drop down to brush her shoulders. She had diamond and emerald hair clips in her blond hair to keep it in place. Molly was wearing a gown in the color of beige. It went well with her red hair. She wore diamond and ruby jewelry. Like Narcissa she had her hair piled up on her head and held in place with jeweled pins.

Hermione and Ginny were in their room getting dressed. The lavender gowns were very complimentary to the complexion and body shapes of the young women. Both had amethyst and diamond jewelry to accent the gowns. Like the older women, they wore their hair pilled up on their heads. Hermione had used a special type of gel to tame her wild main of hair. With the help of a house elf, Ginny had her hair curled and styled to sit on the back of her head and come down in wavy ringlets.

Severus and Ron were in his rooms getting dressed. Ron had gone to a barber and had his hair cut short in a flattering style. Severus had his hair cleaned from the potion and tied back at the nape of his neck with a thong. Both men wore navy blue suits with sky blue shirts under them. The difference in the colors contrasted very nicely with one another. Both men wore a sapphire ring on their finger. To say that they were handsome men would have been an understatement. When they were finished getting dressed, they made their way to collect Hermione and Ginny.

Albus wore his dress robes. His long velvet robes were a combination of purple and white. The Gryffindor and Ravenclaw Crests were on the lapel. He was already dressed and standing in the Great Hall.

Bill was working with Harry. After Harry was showered, he put on his clothes. He wore the ruby ring that Draco had given him as well as the ring that had been his father's. His black tux was elegantly designed with the tails. His red shirt was a wonderful contrast with the black. The black cumber bun and tie were beautiful. In his lapel was a red and white rose. Bill sat Harry down and went to work on his hair. After an hour went by, he made very little headway with it and gave up. Harry wore the bracelet that Draco had given him. A few times during the preparations, Bill had to place Harry's head between his knees to help him breath. This earned a few laughs.

Down in his room, Draco was getting ready in his tux. He too was wearing a black tux with the tails. His emerald green shirt sat beautifully with the black. For his jewelry he wore the emerald ring that Harry had given him and Lily's wedding ring. His mother had given him a diamond bracelet to wear on his wrist. As with Harry, Draco had to be helped to breath on occasions as his nerves would cause him to panic. When Draco was ready, Blaise led him to the small room that was off the Great Hall where his Mother and Molly were waiting.

Vernon had dressed in a black suit with a white shirt. He had lost some weight due to his extensive exercise with working around the castle. Petunia and set her hair in a bun on the nape of her neck. She was dressed in an olive colored gown. She wore jewelry that consisted of diamonds and peridots which accented her gown beautifully. When they were finished getting ready, they went to the other small room off the Great Hall to wait for Harry.

Bill led Harry down the stairs and led him to the room where Petunia and Vernon were waiting. When he entered the room his relatives gushed at how handsome he looked. He sat down as his breathing became irregular.

"I went through the same thing when I married your aunt," said Vernon. "I totally understand how you are feeling. You have your vows and song ready?"

"Yes I am ready," said Harry.

Meanwhile Draco was going through something very similar in his room. He was helped by Molly and Narcissa.

The guests arrived and with them the time of the ceremony. Everyone was seated waiting eagerly for this wedding to get started. The beauty that surrounded the Great Hall in preparation for this monumental ceremony was breath taking to everyone.

As they waited, the music started for the first song. They sat with delight as they listened to the words of the melody.

Dancing in the dark, middle of the night
Taking your heart and holding it tight
Emotional touch, touching my skin
And asking you to do what you've been doing all over again

Oh, it's a beautiful thing
Don't think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know
What it is that won't let me go

It's your love, it just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough and if you wonder
About the spell I'm under, oh, it's your love

Better than I was, more than I am
And all of this happened by taking your hand
And who I am now is who I wanted to be
And now that we're together I'm stronger than ever, I'm happy and free

Oh, it's a beautiful thing
Don't think I can keep it all in, no
And if you asked me why I changed
All I gotta do is say your sweet name

It's your love, it just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough and if you wonder
About the spell I'm under, oh, it's your love, oh, baby

Oh, it's a beautiful thing
Don't think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know
What it is that won't let me go

It's your love, it just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough and if you wonder
About the spell I'm under, oh, it's your love
It's your love, it's your love

As the doors opened the guests all stood. Dobby and Winky in their little outfits were applauded as each carried a ring on a little satin pillow. When the lyrics ended, the doors opened again and a very pale and nervous Harry was escorted down the aisle by Vernon and Petunia. They made their slow walk up to the dais where Albus stood smiling at him. When they arrived, Hermione and Ron stood waiting for him.

"Who gives this man away?" asked Albus.

"His Aunt and I do," said Vernon proudly.

Albus smiled as the Dursleys went to sit next to their son.

The doors to the Great Hall opened again. Molly and Narcissa led a very scared looking Draco down the aisle. When they approached the dais, Severus and Ginny stood up.

"Who gives this man away?" asked Albus once more.

"His mother and I do," said Molly proudly.

Albus smiled as both women kissed Draco on the cheek and went to sit near Arthur and the Dursleys.

"Who stands for this man?" asked Albus pointing at Harry.

"I do," said Ron and Hermione together.

"And who stands for this man?" asked Albus pointing at Draco.

"I do," said Severus and Ginny together.

"Let it be known that Harry and Draco are loved by one another, and all present," said Albus addressing the guests. "Does anyone here have an objection to the uniting of these two men?"

After scanning the crowd and not getting a response, Albus smiled and continued with the ceremony.

"The left hand is the hand of the heart," said Albus. "I now asked Harry and Draco to clasp left hands."

Harry and Draco looked at each other with tears in their eyes and clasped their hands together.

"We join our left hands," continued Albus. "So that the love in their hearts that Harry and Draco have, can combine to form something greater as two streams join together to form a mighty river. The river flows through the land, branching off into tributaries, exploring new ways yet ever drawn to the eternal sea. Receive their love, Merlin. Bless it and grant them peace at least in their hearts, even if there is no peace in this shattered land. It is said that these two young men have written their own vows and will grace us with the power of their voices in song."

Harry looked over to Draco. His focus on his lover was so firm that many wondered if he remembered that they were present.

"Draco," said Harry. "Our paths started in the dark. We traveled down many roads that were hard and bitter. Pain has touched our lives more than once. We did not falter in our steps as we headed for the light at the end of that moonless night. From the dark, our hearts touched and became one. We love, laugh, cry, and hurt together as one. You mean more to me than the air that I breathe. I would be willing to lose everything that I have just to ensure that I never lose you. You are my heart, soul, and world. I never want to live without you. When death takes you from me I will plead that he takes me too. I love you with everything that I have in me to love with. You are now the keeper of my heart forever more."

Harry turned slightly and made sure his voice would not crack with nerves and emotion. He twitched his hand and a CD started playing. He looked at Draco and began to sing.

You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for

You're everything I need
You are so beautiful
To me

You are so wonderful
To me
You are so wonderful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so wonderful
To me

You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful
To me

When Harry was done singing, there was not a dry eye in the Hall. As the tears flowed, each person looked over to Draco. They wondered what eloquence would come from the beautiful blond man.

"Harry," said Draco. "I was a closed hearted individual when we met. I was in the mindset that I was better than everyone else. I led you onto a dark path with my argumentative ways and hatred of someone that I was astounded to find out was better than I was. We had a rocky start and we have worked hard to journey to the location where we are at this point. You make me smile, laugh, cry, fear, and most of all love. You have introduced me to the light where I feel comforted by the warmth of the sun and moon light as well as your arms when they encircle me and make me feel alive. You have shown nothing but love, tenderness, and compassion to me. I love you more than life itself. I count my lucky stars every day that somewhere and somehow, someone felt that I deserved you in my life. Thank you for being the wonderful man that you are and for giving me the love that you do. I will love you now and until the day we depart this world. I hope that the power that guides us takes me from this world when they take you. I hope that we pass into the next realm as loving and devoted to one another as we are now."

He turned slightly and twitched his hand causing a CD to appear and start playing. The lyrics were just as hauntingly beautiful when sung by Draco as when Harry had sung his own song.

I guess the time was right for us to say
We'd take our time and live our lives together day by day

We'll make a wish and send it on a prayer
We know our dreams can all come true
With love that we can share

With you I never wonder
Will you be there for me
With you I never wonder
You're the right one for me

I finally found the love of a lifetime
A love to last my whole life through
I finally found the love of a lifetime
Forever in my heart, I finally found the love of a lifetime

With every kiss our love is like brand new
And every star up in the sky was made for me and you
Still we both know that the road is long
We know that we will be together because our love is strong

I finally found the love of a lifetime
A love to last my whole life through
I finally found the love of a lifetime
Forever in my heart, I finally found the love of a lifetime

I finally found the love of a lifetime
A love to last my whole life through, yeah
I finally found the love of a lifetime
Forever in my heart, I finally found the love of a lifetime

I finally found the love of a lifetime
I finally found the love of a lifetime
I finally found the love of a lifetime
Forever in my heart, I finally found the love of a lifetime

When Draco was done singing, he looked at Harry who was openly crying with the emotions that were flooding his body. Albus dried his eyes and continued with the ceremony.

"Do you Harry James Potter," said Albus. "Take Draco to be your lawfully wedded husband. To have and to hold, in sickness, and in health, until death do you part?"

"I honestly do," said Harry through his tears.

"Then prove your love to Draco by putting the ring which symbolizes those vows on his finger," said Albus.

Harry knelt next to Dobby and took the ring from the elf. With a hug to the elf, he stood up and turned to Draco.

"By placing this ring on your finger," he said. "I am hereby proclaiming that from this day forth to be your husband in every meaning of the word."

When Harry placed the ring on Draco's finger, a golden glow surrounded their hands. Many of the guests were surprised by this. Albus turned to Draco and continued the ceremony.

"Do you Draco Lucius Malfoy," said Albus. "Take Harry to be your lawfully wedded husband. To have and to hold, in sickness, and in health, until death do you part?"

"There is no question in my heart that I do," said Draco.

"Then prove your love to Harry by putting the ring which symbolizes those vows on his finger," said Albus.

Like Harry, Draco knelt next to Winky and took the ring off the pillow. He gave her a hug and a kiss on the cheek. Standing he placed the ring on Harry's finger. Once again the golden glow surrounded their hands.

"By the powers invested in me," said Albus. "I now pronounce you married. Harry and Draco, you may kiss your husband."

Harry and Draco took a step closer to one another. Draco reached up and draped his arms around Harry's neck as Harry wrapped his arms around Draco's waist. As their lips touched, that same golden glow surrounded the two men in its brilliant light flared up again.

"May I be the first to announce Mr. Harry and Mr. Draco Potter," said Albus beaming.

The guests that were sitting in the hall all stood and applauded. With the assistance of Minerva, and Filius, Albus moved the chairs to the sides of the Hall. From there, they created a dance floor. The elves started filling tables with food and drink. The wedding cake stood on a table by itself.

"I believe it is time for Harry and Draco to have their first dance as a wedded couple," said Albus causing their first song to play again.

As they spun on the dance floor, more couples started to join them. From there the reception got into full swing. Doves, phoenixes, owls, and other birds were flying in the air to the delight of the crowd. Harry and Draco were lost in their own world. It was for them and them alone that everything existed. They spun on the floor so deep into each others eyes that they were a bit surprised as others tapped them on the shoulders to cut in.

Gender and person did not matter for those that were dancing. When someone felt like dancing, they got up and danced with whoever was free at the moment.

Later as they stood behind the table while a professional photographer took pictures, Harry and Draco cut the cake. They fed bits of cake to each other. People had a hard time getting them to stand still long enough and to take their lips off of one another to respond to comments. No one was offended or angry. They laughed as either Harry or Draco would grab the other and give his partner a passionate kiss.

Hours passed as the reception started to die out. Narcissa and Molly were true to their word and had the elves bring Harry and Draco's bags down. Albus sent the bags to the airport with an Auror who would be waiting for the couple. Harry and Draco turned to the crowd for one last time.

"We would like to thank each and every goblin, human, centaur, and elf who appeared today to help us rejoice," said Harry. "I speak for both Draco and myself when I say that it has touched our hearts that you were all able to attend this event. We love you all."

There was loads of clapping as Harry wrapped his arms around Draco and apparated them to the airport. Twenty minutes later saw the couple sitting in first class on the airplane. They held hands and chatted about minor things for the entire flight. Even when they napped, Draco's head was laying on Harry's shoulder. They were met the following day at the airport in New York by an Auror who helped them apparate to their hotel room. Once they were checked in, Harry and Draco went to see the sights. They went to view the falls, and many other things. When night descended upon them, Harry and Draco were in their room enjoying the evening.

Harry slowly undressed Draco. When he was done, Draco undressed Harry. When they were both nude, they laid together on the bed. Harry gently and reverently took Draco in his arms. As their lips touched that evening their passion flared for one another. Many times that night they proved over and over again how much they loved one another. They made love many times that night. When the sun came up, Harry and Draco stood together wrapped in each other's arms watching the view before them.

"I love you Dragon," said Harry kissing Draco on the lips.

"And I love you Phoenix," said Draco returning with a kiss of his own.

The couple spent a wonderful two weeks letting the world take care of itself.

AUTHOR'S NOTE – Thank you all for following with me on this story. The name of the Sequel is Potter to Potter. You have all been so wonderful with your reviews and comments. I personally thank each and every one of you for following along and staying with me and showing me the love and devotion that you have. Without you there could be no me as an author.