AN: Some pictures and the song used have been added to the Parachute Blog! (Link on my profile)

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Bella stood quietly between her best friends as Angela's father, Pastor Daniel Webber, addressed the church full of people.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today in the face of this company, to join together Jasper William Whitlock and Mary Alice Brandon in matrimony; which is an honourable and solemn estate and therefore is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently and soberly. Into this estate these two persons present come now to be joined. If any one can show just cause why they may not be lawfully joined together, let them speak now or forever hold their peace."

The house of worship became completely silent, apart from the soft sniffles of various family members in attendance.

"Who gives this woman to be married to this man?" Pastor Webber asked after a moment.

"I do," Charlie spoke up, in place of Alice's father, Army Captain John Brandon, who had passed away a number of years ago.

The pastor acknowledged him with a smile and Charlie sat down in between Sue and Alice's mother, Linda.

"Jasper, do you take Alice for your lawful wedded wife, to live in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honour, comfort, and cherish her from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto her for as long as you both shall live?"

"I do," he spoke reverently, staring into Alice's eyes.

"Alice, do you take Jasper for your lawful wedded husband, to live in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honour, comfort, and cherish him from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him for as long as you both shall live?"

"I do," she responded, beaming up at Jasper.

"At this time, Miss Isabella Swan would like to share a few words."

Bella blushed slightly and swallowed nervously. She handed Angela her bouquet and carefully stepped up to the pulpit. She smiled and ran her gaze over the small crowd of people that filled the little church before settling onto Alice and Jasper, who looked at her with matching smiles on their faces.

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday's Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise."

She looked up at her friends once again, tears blurring her vision slightly. Alice caught her eye and mouthed the word 'I love you' to her, which only made her tear issue worse. She looked over at Jack, who was standing next to Jasper as his best man and saw that he was grinning at her proudly.

"Good job, Mom!" he whispered loudly, earning a few chuckles from the people in the front row. His cheeks turned pink in embarrassment and Jasper patted him on the back and smiled, letting him know that it was alright. Alice had originally asked him to be the ring bearer for their ceremony, but later on, Jasper decided to ask him to stand up as his Best Man, considering how close he was to the boy. The fact that they had ended up at Dave & Buster's for his bachelor party was an added bonus.

Pastor Webber turned towards Jasper and prompted him to speak his vows.

"I, Jasper William Whitlock take thee, Mary Alice Brandon to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, and cherish, 'til death do us part, and thereto I plight thee my troth."

"I, Mary Alice Brandon take thee, Jasper William Whitlock to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, and cherish, 'til death do us part, and thereto I plight thee my troth."

"The rings please?" Pastor Webber asked, turning towards Jack. He smiled widely and placed the pair of gold wedding bands into the priest's open palm.

"May this ring be blessed so that he who gives it, and she who wears it, may abide in peace and continue in love until life's end. Jasper, please repeat after me. With this ring I thee wed. Wear it as a symbol of our love and commitment."

"With this ring I thee wed. Wear it as a symbol of our love and commitment," Jasper spoke softly, staring into Alice's eyes. He gently slid the ring onto her finger.

"May this ring be blessed so that she who gives it, and he who wears it, may abide in peace and continue in love until life's end. Alice, please repeat after me. With this ring I thee wed. Wear it as a symbol of our love and commitment."

"With this ring I thee wed. Wear it as a symbol of our love and commitment." Alice's hands shook slightly as she slid Jasper's ring on. The moment it was on fully, he wrapped his hands around hers.

"May this couple be prepared to continue to give, be able to forgive, and experience more and more joy with each passing day, with each passing year. Jasper and Alice are now beginning their married life together, we hope that they may have loving assistance from their family, the constant support of friends, and a long life with good health and everlasting love. In so much as they have consented to live forever together in wedlock, and have witnessed the same before this company, having given and pledged their troth, each to the other, and having declared same by the giving and receiving of a ring, I pronounce that they are husband and wife."

Pastor Webber grinned at the happy couple.

"You may now seal the promises you have made with each other with a kiss."

Jasper smiled hugely and leaned down to place a sweet, soft kiss on his new wife's lips.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the loving couple, Mr. and Mrs Whitlock."

Everyone in the pews stood up and clapped. Jasper took Alice's arm in his as their exit music began to play. They turned and made their way down the aisle. Jack held his arm out for Bella as Jasper had for Alice, just moments before. Bella laughed lightly and thread her arm through her son's as they followed the newlyweds out of the church.

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Little over two hours later, the Spanish Ballroom at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel was a flurry of activity. Bella stood up at a podium once again, only this time it was to give her Maid of Honor's speech. Since they were so close to each other, plus factoring in that Jack was still only a child, they decided to give their speeches together. Jack pulled over a chair and climbed up on it, so that he was an inch or so taller than Bella now.

"Well, isn't this a change of pace?" she joked, wrapping an arm around Jack ensuring that he was steady upon the chair. A tittering of amusement ran throughout the reception guests.

"Hello once again," she spoke into the microphone. "As some of you know, I'm Bella Swan, Alice's best friend and Maid of Honor." She turned and smiled at Jack, giving him a nod.

"Hi! I'm Jack Swan and I'm Jasper's friend and Best Man. Well, I'm only a kid, so I guess I'm the Best Boy."

Alice and Jasper started cracking up at his precociousness, as well as a good number of the crowd. Bella smiled and continued.

"I've known Alice for just about a decade now, and I have a treasure trove full of embarrassing stories to share on this special occasion."

"Don't you dare, Bella!" Alice called out, trying hard not to laugh. Bella shook her head and grinned at her best friend.

"Allie, my life just wouldn't be the same without you in it. You're kind, compassionate, and loyal. I don't know what I would've become without your influence and forced, yet well-meant, shopping trips. And although I've only known Jasper half that amount of time, I feel just as deeply for him. Both of you are completely amazing people who compliment each other perfectly. As George Eliot once said, 'What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.' "

Jack raised his champagne flute of apple juice and smiled, "To Alice and Jasper!"

Bella laughed lightly and squeezed her arm around his waist.

"Good job, Little Bit," she whispered in his ear. He beamed down at her and then carefully made his way off of the chair. Alice and Jasper walked up to them and embraced Bella and Jack. After a hugs, they made their way to the dance floor to share their first dance as husband and wife. As the strains of Shania Twain's "From This Moment" filtered through the room, Bella and Jack made their way across the room to say hello to Charlie and Sue. Bella sat next to Sue as jack sat next to his Pop and started to yammer in his ear about something or other.

"That was a cute speech," Sue remarked. Bella laughed.

"It was the best that I could come up with. I was so nervous. I honestly wanted to start off with 'Once upon a time,' but I figured Allie would have my head." Bella laughed.

"It was cute regardless," Sue replied.

"Hey, Mom," Jack turned to Bella. She raised an eyebrow in questioning.

"What exactly do they do on a Honeymoon?" he asked innocently.

Bella's eyes widened and her mouth popped open in an 'O' shape.

"Oh, well, they, um," she started to stammer. Charlie let out a full-on belly laugh and Sue giggled.

"It's when a newly married couple go off to spend time together alone and celebrate by themselves. Alice and Jasper are taking a trip to Italy to see some sights and have a vacation," Sue interjected.

"Oh, okay. That makes sense," Jack said, nodding. Bella looked over at Sue and mouthed a silent 'Thank You.'

She knew that the sex talk was coming soon, but she didn't particularly want to hash it out at her best friend's wedding reception. The open chords of Michael Buble's "Everything" started to play and Bella took that as a perfect opportunity to change the subject.

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You're a falling star, you're the get away car.

You're the line in the sand when I go too far.

You're the swimming pool, on an August day.

And you're the perfect thing to say.

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"Jack, would you like to dance?" she asked him. Jack grinned at her and stood up. "Sure, Mom."

They walked out onto the dance floor and Jack held onto Bella's waist loosely. Bella laughed and shook her head, remembering the Ballroom Dancing classes that Alice had made them take along with her, Jasper, Angela and Ben. Jack actually proved to be the quickest learner, moving gracefully across the dance floor. Bella smiled and danced with her son to what she thought was the most perfect song. Jack brought so much joy and love into her life that she hadn't known that she was missing before.

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And you play it coy but it's kinda cute.

Ah, when you smile at me you know exactly what you do.

Baby don't pretend that you don't know it's true.

'cause you can see it when I look at you.

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, you make me sing.

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

You're a carousel, you're a wishing well,

And you light me up, when you ring my bell.

You're a mystery, you're from outer space,

You're every minute of my everyday.

And I can't believe, that I'm your man,

And I get to kiss you baby just because I can.

Whatever comes our way, ah we'll see it through,

And you know that's what our love can do.

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, you make me sing.

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

So, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

So, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

It's you, it's you, you make me sing.

You're every line, you're every word, you're everything.

You're every song, and I sing along.

'Cause you're my everything.

Yeah, yeah

So, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

So, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

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As soon as the garter had been caught by Ben and the bride's bouquet by Angela, Alice and Jasper cut into their four tiered vanilla bean cake. The delicate piping was all done by hand with over top of the cream colored fondant. It was simple, yet intricate and elegant. Not to mention delicious.

A little while later, Jack was off dancing with Alice and Jasper was mingling with guests when Bella felt a tap on her shoulder. She turned to see a pair of brown haired, hazel eyed 16 year olds grinning from ear to ear. Angela's twin brothers, Isaac and Joshua, were well on their way to becoming heart breakers.

"Bella, would you like to dance?"

"Do you want to dance, Bella?"

Both boys spoke at the same time and then turned to glare at each other.

"I was here first," Joshua exclaimed.

"Get out of here, I was!" Isaac argued back.

Bella bit her bottom lip, trying to hold back her laughter. Angela snuck up on them and popped them both lightly on the back of their heads.

"Angie," they cried out in unison and then glared at each other again.

Angela shook her head and wagged her finger at them.

"Scoot. Go find someone else to bother instead of Bella," she admonished them.

Bella smiled apologetically at the boys who just shrugged and disappeared into the crowd. When they were out of sight, Bella broke out in peals of laughter in which Angela soon joined.

"Oh, wow, did you see their faces?" she laughed. "I almost felt bad coming over here to rescue you."

Bella swung her arm around Angela's shoulder.

"My hero," she sighed. Angela shook her head.

"Come on," she responded. "Let's find our men. It's almost time for Allie and Jazz to head out."

Bella nodded and they made their way, arm in arm, over to the table where Jack and Ben were now sitting with Charlie, Sue and Linda.

"Oh, Bella," Linda exclaimed as soon as she caught sight of her. "Your little boy is just darling. Smart as a whip and so charming!"

She grinned and then reached down to ruffle her son's hair.

"You know," Charlie interjected, "he gets it all from me."

Everyone, including even Jack, broke out into laughter at that comment.

"What?" Charlie asked. "What was so funny?"

Sue leaned over and kissed his cheek. "Nothing dear."

Charlie furrowed his brow in confusion, but when no one was looking he shot a wink to Bella. She shook her head and smiled at her father. She sat down next to him and toed off her high heels. Resting her head against her father's shoulder, she sighed and closed her eyes. It had been an exhausting day, both physically and emotionally.

"You okay there, baby girl?" Charlie asked softly.

"I'm perfect, Dad. Just a little tired." She yawned quietly behind her hand.

"Do you want Sue and I to take Jack for the night, so that you can get some rest?"

"Nah, it's fine. We have a room upstairs so we should be fine. Are you and Sue staying as well?"

She felt him nod. "Yeah, we'll head back home in the morning."

Bella yawned again, this time a little larger.

"Oh, excuse me," she remarked.

"I guess that's our cue to hit the road, huh, Bells?" she heard Alice say and popped open her eyes. She gave her friend a lazy grin.

"Yep. Hit the bricks, Mrs. Whitlock. You've got plane to catch, Pixie."

Bella stood up and walked over to hug Alice.

"Make sure you don't burn the shop down, okay?" Alice whispered into her ear. Bella pulled back and lightly smacked her on the shoulder.

"Stop teasing me," she laughed. Alice grinned and turned to say her goodbyes to everyone else. Soon, those who were still around waved as Alice and Jasper left the building to get started on their Honeymoon.

Bella looked down at Jack, who's arm was around her waist, just in time to see him yawn. She reached for her father's arm and looked at his wrist watch. It was almost nine p.m.

"Well, we're going to hit the hay, folks," she said to Charlie, Sue, Angela and Ben. "Maybe we can meet up tomorrow for breakfast?"

Everyone nodded or spoke their agreements and Bella quickly found herself unlocking the door to their two bedroom suite.

"C'mon, kiddo, let's get ready for bed."

Jack smiled at her, bleary-eyed and walked into his bedroom as Bella headed into the bathroom. After she was finished changing and brushing her teeth, she went to find out what Jack was up to. The sight that awaited her in his room made her heart swell. He was lying face down on his bed, fast asleep. All he had managed to take off was his shoes and suit jacket. She walked over and pulled the comforter out from underneath him. She loosened his shirt and removed his ties before covering him up. She kissed him on the forehead and whispered, "I love you, Jack."

"Love you, too, Mom," he mumbled in his sleep.

She smiled and headed to her own bed for good night's rest.

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AN: The poem used was How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.